3D2N stay in Bavanggazo Longhouse package

I received an email requesting for a 3D2N package to Rungus Longhouse in Kudat. After discussing with Aiden on how to write a good itinerary, I came out with this package. If you decided to choose the package as one of your travel get away, just drop me an email. I was told by Aiden not to put the price of the package in this blog, but I can assure you that you will get a very good deal if you book with us. The longhouse is run by my in laws family, Mr. Maranjak Milaad as the head of the longhouse.

Rungus LonghouseDay 1 – Depart from Kota Kinabalu city center up to the north of Borneo, Kudat. the journey will take about 2 and half hours through villages and padi fields. Depends on the day of departure, Sundays will be a bonus on the journey as you can drop by in Tamu Kota Belud, one of the famous weekends open market in Sabah. It is good to also buy some raw material or some souvenirs (although not compulsory) for your stay in the longhouse.

Afternoon – should arrive in the longhouse, and will be greeted by my in-laws family. Mr Maranjak is the head of Maranjak Homestay and from that point of time, you will be the guest of the longhouse. After having welcoming drinks, (coconut juice and some locally brewed liquor), you will be introduce to the lifestyle of the Rungus Longhouse and the activities. You will be shown on how to make beads (Beads making) and other handicraft, so called “Inavol”.

Evening – Dinner will be served with lots of local delicacies, and most of the vegetables are home grown. After dinner, there will be a traditional dance show for you, so called “Mongigol” and you are invited to join the show. You will also be served with local drinks, called “montoku”. But I must remind you that this drinks, if take excessively can lead you to be drunk. The night will end with you sleeping in one of the rooms in the longhouse.

Rungus LonghouseDay 2 – The day will start with breakfast by the host, and after the breakfast, you will be going for a jungle trekking. The trekking will take about an hour, climbing up the Gomantong Hill, the highest peak in the Kudat district. You will be shown the natural habitat of flora (herbs) and fauna that are endemic to the place. You only have to tell Mr. Maranjak about the intention to do the trekking, and he will organize it. After that, traditional games takes place. You can try the blowpipe and solve some IQ quenching games that is traditionally made by the Rungus people.

Afternoon – After lunch, you can book a trip for Kudat district sightseeing. Mr Maranjak can provide you with a transport to visit the beautiful beaches at the Tip of Borneo, have a sightseeing session in Kudat town, and head to Kampung Sumangkap for Gong making and Honey Bee farm in Matunggong.

Evening – After dinner, you will be shown another type of traditional dance, “Mongunatip” and of course, you can join the dance.

Day 3 – After breakfast, have some time for your leisure, pack your luggage and head back to Kota Kinabalu.

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About drizad

A self employed General Practitioner who lives with his lovely family in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. He dedicates his spare time serving people with precious information on climbing the Majestic Mountain of the Borneo, Mt Kinabalu. Reachable at drizad(at)gmail.com

55 thoughts on “3D2N stay in Bavanggazo Longhouse package

  1. Ruhaizad

    Please check your spam folder. Streamyx from TmNut is usually not a reliable email client. I never user their service anymore…
    I re-emailed it for you already.

  2. baby

    hi..how much is that cost without transportion to the longhouse..i mean i wan the price for all the accomandation provided only except transport from kk and back to kk?

  3. Ros

    Hi, sorry I tried to email you but I couldn’t quite get it working. We were wondering if your longhouse trip is still available as we would like to experience the true longhouse lifestyle. And yes, the usual question what is the price? Please could you e-mail back asap. Many thanks, Ros

  4. ian

    i wanna make reservation for 2 adult and 2 child
    just for the accomandation without transportation.
    please send me ur best price..

  5. trish

    hi. im interested in the package. would appreciate if you could email me the 3d2n & 2d1n prices. thx.

  6. Ros

    Hi, we went on the 3D2N package back in July and it was a wonderful experience. Many thanks to all those at the longhouse for making it such a special stay. If anyone is thinking about going I would definately reccomend it if you are wanting to experience the real thing. They are lovely people and have a very impressive longhouse.

  7. drizad

    Hi Ros,

    Thank you for your comments, and I am glad that you enjoy your trip to the longhouse. Hope to have you again here in Sabah!

  8. angeline

    I am interest to your 2 days 1 night Kudut Longhouse and Tips of Borneo Package.Pls provide me rate and I prefer SIC.

  9. joy

    Hi Drizad,

    I had made an enquiry abt the rate of the stay for 2D/1N but i had not got any response from u… Pls kindly advice me on the cost & package…


  10. Marlene and Bob Campbell

    We recently stayed at the Rungus longhouse and had a wonderful time. Mr Maranjak and Jimmy were terrific guides and the whole community has won our hearts. We look forward to returning sometime. Please pass on our thanks to Mr Maranjak for the safe delivery of our gongs. Again many thanks for making our visit to Sabah special.
    Marlene and Wallaby Bob

  11. Carl

    Hi Drizad

    Could you please advise the availability and prices of both the 2D/1N and 3D/2N longhouse stays?
    I will be in KK from Feb 25th 08 for about a week.

  12. Robbie

    Hi, my wife and I are really interested in experiencing the 3d2n longhouse package. We are planning on getting to KK in Nov ’08. Can you let me know the details please!



  13. zuko

    hi…Boleh saya tanyakan harga pakage Homestay untuk 3H/2M pada bulan Disember ini….untuk 3 dewasa 2 anak kecil. Ade makanan Halal?..Terima Kasih

  14. Su

    hi, My family (2A2C) are planning a trip to Kota Kinabalu in Jun ’09. We are interested in the 2D1N or 3D2N package to Rungus Longhouse in Kudat. How is toilet facilities in longhouse? What is the cost? Do you arrange pick up from the airport? What is cost. We are muslim – are you able to arrange halal food for us? Await your reply.

  15. Janet Szikszai

    Hello, we are a family of four with two children aged 11 and 13. We would like to experience staying at your longhouse for 2 nights between April 9-11. We are interested in learning about the culture and the people and try the local food. We are a friendly multicultural family. Can you please advise your rates and availability. Thank you, Tibor

  16. sara

    helo can you please advise me on the rates too for a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) both either the 3D/2N or 2D/1N package.

    thanks alot

  17. sara

    hi i sent you an email a couple of days ago but still got no reply.. please could you reply asap as we need to got our bookings sorted out
    thanks alot

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