Rungus Longhouse and Tip of Borneo Experience

Cultural & Theme Tours in Malaysia

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Embark on a 3-hour drive north of Sabah, passing by vast oil palm and coconut plantations. Make stops at local villages and observe the art of gong-making and honeybee farming. Visit a Rungus longhouse by one of Sabah's many indigenous tribes, and sample a local lunch. Later, enjoy the stunning view at the Tip of Borneo.
After pickup from Kota Kinabalu or other selected hotels, set off on a 3-hour drive to the north of Sabah. Your guide makes a stop at the villages of Gombizou and Sumangkap to observe the art of gong-making and honeybee farming. Next, visit the longhouse at Bavanggazo village where the Rungus people reside. One of Sabah's many indigenous tribes, the Rungus are mostly farmers and gifted artisans who excel at woven basketry and intricate beadwork. Lunch will be served at the Rungus longhouse before your journey continues for another 1.5-hour drive to reach Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, aka the Tip of Borneo.This dramatic headland is situated at the northernmost tip of Borneo and its official name means 'lingering junction,' as it is here that the South China Sea meets the Sulu Sea flowing from the east. Take in the stunning view, including Pulau Kalampunian lighthouse — a reminder of the treacherous coastline and past shipwrecks — and the beautiful beach of Pantai Kalampunian.Your 10-hour day trip concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

What’s included

  • Local lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels)
  • Entry/Admission - Rungus Long House

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Lunch included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Ideal choice for families