KUDAT BAVANGGAZO LONG HOUSE

Tour Information:

Tour Code: BLT-CTRL02

Description: Kudat Day Trip

Region: Kudat

Duration: Approx. Full Day 

Minimum: 02 Adults

Departure: On Request

Pick up: City Hotels
Drop off: City Hotels

About:

Grant yourself a chance to indulge in life’s simple luxuries, go back to basics and get a real taste of an authentic Longhouse experience by spending a night in the Rungus Longhouse. Traditionally, the Rungus people live in longhouses built on stilts, the modern-day shift has meant that the sight of such longhouses are getting more rare. In Kg. Bavanggazo near Tinangol in the Kudat district, the tradition is kept especially alive with fascinating communal lifestyle in a purpose-built longhouse constructed entirely of traditional materials but with added modern comforts like toilets and showers.

Situated in a valley about 41 kilometres south of Kudat town and 98 kilometres or two and a half hours drive from KK City, you can get a taste of real Rungus living through their food, daily rituals and music on a day trip or overnight stay (prior arrangement needed).

It took approximately 3 hours from the city all the way to Kudat, where the South China Sea and Sulu Sea converge. This little slice of paradise, bafflingly beautiful with the harmony of sunny skies, blue seas, palm tree was back then the first capital of British North Borneo Chartered Company.

The journey to Kudat is a scenic one, of rolling hills, countryside vistas, paddy fields, villages, small road-side stalls selling delicious local treats and handmade crafts -combing.

 

After the hefty traditional native lunch, cruise on over to the  Northern Tip of Borneo, also known as Tanjung Simpang Mengayau which means 'lingering junction' as it is here that the South China Sea lingers and meets the Sulu Seas flowing from the east. Take a stroll on the lavish expanse of white sand that comes complimentary with a breath-taking view of dramatic rocky outcrops.  The northern most tip of Borneo is graced with wide publicity through popular mass media from the 2003 book entitled KUDAT.

On the way back, take a visit to the infamous“Gong” making village - Kampung Sumangkap Gong Factory. It is well known for local artisans and their exceptional craftsmanship in making ‘Gongs’,  a traditional musical instrument rich with history and meaning. Here, visitors will also have the opportunity to witness the method of gong making by the professional gong makers in the village.

Highlights:

  • Visit Kadazandusun sub-tribe: Rungus Longhouse 

  • Lifestyle, daily practices of Rungus tribe

  • Visit Borneo's northest point: Tip of Borneo

  • Visit "Gong" factory

  • Rungus style lunch 

  • Hotel Pickup/Drop Off

Sample Itinerary:

0700 Hrs - Pick up from hotel, begins long and winding road journey all the way up north. Enjoy the tropical weather, paddy fields, Mt.Kinabalu views from Kota Belud villages..etc. Stop along the journey to buy infamous steamed Kudat peanuts from roadside stalls

1030 Hrs - Arrived to Kudat town, take a visit to market to buy some local spedialty such as dry seafood, rice cracker, long-shaped prawn crackers which are really famous in Sabah

1130 Hrs - After half hour road from Kudat, be mesmerized by the long and stretchy white sandy beach at Simpang Mengayau, where you are at the northern most point in Borneo island

1230 Hrs - Depart for Kudat longhouse, you will be greeted by the Rungus, observe their artworks, clothing, as well as their lifestyle in long house. Enjoy Rungus style lunch in longhouse area

1400 Hrs - Visit to "Gong" factory, it is most well known for building exceptional quality traditional music instrument in the state

1500 Hrs - Visit to Honey Bee Farm as last destination, where you can actually taste RAW honey right straight from the comb

1830 Hrs - Expect to reach city center, end of tour

Tour Inclusion:

  • Hotel transfers (Two-way)

  • Visit to Kudat town

  • Visit to Tip of Borneo

  • Visit to Kudat Long House

  • Visit to Gong Factory

  • Visit to Bee Farm

  • Traditional Rungus style lunch

 

Tour Exclusion:

  • Outskirt hotel transfers

  • Personal insurance

  • Items not mentioned above

Remarks:

  • Min. 02 Adults to go

  • Additonal pick up charges of RM 30/pax exceeding radius of10km from city centre

  • RM 50 per pax for exceeding 15km

  • Children 2 years old and below  is Free of Charge (FOC), no seats arranged.

  • Rates effective 1st April 2017 onwards

Things to bring/wear: 

  • Cap / Hat

  • Sun block

  • Extra pocket money

  • Comfortable walking shoes / flip flops

  • Casual wear (light clothing)

  • Insect repellent

  • Camera to capture life moment

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