Monsopiad Cultural Village Tour - Home of the Headhunters


REGION: Kota Kinabalu / Penampang
PICK UP POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
PICK UP TIME: 09:30 Hrs
DROP OFF POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
DROP OFF TIME: 13:00 Hrs
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

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

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 :

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.
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