Private Kota Belud Sunday Market Tour by Borneo Trails Travel

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Duration: 5h
Location: Kota Belud, Malaysia | Kota Belud, Malaysia

Category: Day Trips & Excursio

Tour of dazzling Kota Belud Tamu with private guide
Wandering among many stalls & handmade souvenirs
Brightly costumed Bajau horsemen & horse-riding feats
Meats, produce & artisanal home goods from local traders
Sale of buffaloes & crowning of lovely beauty queens

Guided tour of Kota Belud Tamu
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Kota Kinabalu hotel by private vehicle
Live tour commentary provided in English


Head north towards Kota Belud with your private guide for a wondrous Sunday market. At the Kota Belud Tamu, brightly-dressed Bajau horsemen delight you with masterful feats from atop their steeds. Sort through homespun crafts and fresh foods alongside buffalo races and dainty beauty queens.

With your private guide’s expert knowledge of local attractions, you get to witness the “Cowboys of the East”—the Bajau horsemen. Observe the bright riding costumes they and their mounts wear as they surprise you with some of the astounding horse-riding feats that have made them world famous.

Wind through the stalls of the market grounds where farmers, cattle breeders, and fishermen hawk their freshly caught and harvested wares. Have your private guide show you around stalls selling local products like handicrafts, jewelry, and other types of souvenirs and mementos.

Buffalo sales are common at the Kota Belud Tamu, as it is customary for these noble beasts to be offered as part of a gift exchange in local wedding ceremonies. If you’re lucky, you can catch a glimpse of buffalo racing, and later on, the crowning of the Sarempak and Senisip Beauty Queens.

Return to Kota Kinabalu in the comfort of your private air-conditioned vehicle.

Cancellation Policy: 8 days
Know before you book: Children 2 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

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