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Monsopiad Cultural Village Tour - Home of the Headhunters - Amazing Borneo Tours
Monsopiad Cultural Village Tour - Home of the Headhunters - Amazing Borneo Tours
Monsopiad Cultural Village Tour - Home of the Headhunters - Amazing Borneo Tours
Monsopiad Cultural Village Tour - Home of the Headhunters - Amazing Borneo Tours
Monsopiad Cultural Village Tour - Home of the Headhunters - Amazing Borneo Tours
Monsopiad Cultural Village Tour - Home of the Headhunters - Amazing Borneo Tours
Monsopiad Cultural Village Tour - Home of the Headhunters - Amazing Borneo Tours

Travel Period: 01 January 2023 till 31 December 2023


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  • Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour Basis (shared guide & vehicle).
  • All rates displayed are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
  • All rates displayed are inclusive of Goods & Service Tax (GST).


  • Child rate applies for children between 3 - 11 years old.
  • Infant below 3 years old is FOC. 


  • Additional charges of MYR 80 per pax are applicable for outskirt hotels pick-ups. OutSkirt Charges are applicable for Hotels in One Borneo, Putatan, and within 20km radius of Kota Kinabalu City Centre.


  • Request for Private Transport for your tour (Min 2 pax to go) at the following rate:
    • RM 450 per Van
    • RM 760 per Luxury MPV

Tour highlights

  • House of Skulls
  • Artefacts Illustrating Native Rituals
  • Visit Massive Monolith which Monsopiad Planted 300 Hundred Years Ago
  • Cultural Dances
  • A Taste of Local Traditional Rice Wine

Overview of Tour

Nestled 15 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu City in the district Penampang, home to the largest ethinic group in Sabah known as the Kadazans. Visit the legendary house of Monsopiad’s descendents where the 42 skulls of his adversaries are kept. Marvel at massive Monolith which Monsopiad Planted 300 hundred years ago. The enthralling tour will unveil the mysterious folklore of Kadazan Tribe as well as allowing you to have a better grasp of their authentic living conditions when you visit the typical kadazan native house built using mostly Palm Trees and Bamboo.

About The Location

Nestled beside the Penampang River are the many traditional buildings that make up the Monsopiad Cultural village, a living museum located 16 km or about half an hour away from the KK City Centre. Monsopiad was a fearsome warrior who lived in the village of Kuai nearly 200 years ago.

At the Village, visit the Tangkob or Grainery where the padi is housed.

Kotos Di Monsopiad or Monsopiad's Main House is dedicated to the life and times of Monsopiad and his descendants. On display are ceramic jars, padi grinders, bamboo items as well as the costume of Bobohizan Inai Bianti, direct descendant of Monsopiad and very senior high priestess.

Other interesting exhibits include the massive monolith which invokes a dozen legends, the traditional restaurant and of course Siou Do Mohoing, or the House of Skulls, where all 42 'trophies' of Monsopiad hang from the rafters.


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Monsopiad's Head Hunters Tour

  • Get started bright and early for an enriching cultural experience, your pick up will be at the hotel lobby. A 20 minute journey will take you to the heartland of the Kadazan tribe set amidst serene hills, a cultural village dedicated solely, and named after the great Kadazan Warrior, Monsopiad, as well as the life of the Kadazan tribes in their natural environment.
  • After registration at the reception counter, meet the local guides that will usher you the restaurant for a welcome drink.
  • Set as a series of cultural houses, visit Monsopiad’s house in all of its well-preserved ancient dwelling. A legendary collection of 42 skulls hang high as trophies, as proof of Monsopiads greatness in defending his village.
  • After an up-close encounter with Monsopiad’s ‘trophies’, learn about the interesting account of past religion. Behold the sacred stone weighing over 2 tons and standing 4 meters tall, Gintutun do Mohoing. This massive monolith planted by Monsopiad some three hundred years ago holds a dozen legends and was an important element during grand rituals after a head has been hunted.
  • Test out your hunting competence on the blowpipe, try the highly skilled coordinated bamboo dancing, even handle live grubs and sample some good rice wine along the way.Your Monsopiad Cultural experience will end with a traditional lunch.
  • Travel back into the present as you further explore the Penampang area to witness the changes it has overcome, and the richness of culture it has since preserved. Snap back into present times, back to the city and into the comfort of your hotel room.

Meals Lunch
Include Hotel Pickup & Drop Off, Entrance Fees, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), and English Speaking Guide
Exclude Beverages, Any Items Not Mentioned


  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sandals
  • T-shirt
  • Comfortable Shorts/Pants
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat/Cap
  • Raincoat or umbrella
  • Camera
  • Drinking Water
  • Guided Tour Schedule: 1000 hrs, 1200 hrs, 1500 hrs & 1700 hrs
  • Cultural Dance Performance: 1100 hrs, 1400 hrs & 1600 hrs
  • This package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transport vehicle.  Private Guide or Tour is available upon request at a reasonable fee.  Please inform us when making the bookings.
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.

Why Travel With Amazing Borneo


For once, travel to get out and get real! Be wowed by our unexpected surprises along the way as we design experiences around you. Tell us and we will do it your way.


We are your friend in need! We make your adventures unique and unforgettable, alongside our fun-loving guides, sharing insights into the authentic local culture.


What are you actually paying for? We guarantee the unrivalled prices and services, allowing you to pay LESS and travel more, for that desired quality and satisfaction.


Particular about food? So are we! We handpick restaurants, including quaint eateries around the corner of the alleys to give you that immensely local dining experiences.

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