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Experience traditional village life in sabah

Lupa masa beach, Malaysia

The Experience Reviews (1)


Duration: 2 days

Meeting Point: Not specified

Number of people: 1 - 6



  • Experience life in a traditional Rungus village
  • Help preserving their beaches and turtles
  • Join them in their daily activities
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Maximum number of participants is 6



My village at the tip of Sabah started an eco-tourism initiative to protect and encourage more turtle nestlings on our stunning white sand beach of Lupa Masa Beach. We run it with the total community and it gives you the opportunity to experience our Rungus village life. By participating in our daily lives you will directly contribute to our community and to the turtle and reef protection programs.

We can take you out fishing (20 MYR per person per hour) or go for a hike that takes you in 3 to 4 hours up to the top of the hill near our village. It has fantastic views! If you are adventurous we can even camp on the top too. If not, we can go back to another beach and village and tell you about the use of medicinal plants and our village history (30 MYR per person).

If you would like to learn more about our traditional handicraft then the women of the village are happy to teach you this during a workshop (30 MYR per hour).

In the evening you will stay in a traditional Rungus Longhouse in the village with mattress and mosquito nets. Our families in the village will prepare your food.

This trip is 2 days/1 night.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals

Price excludes:

  • 15 MYR one-off conservation fee per person
  • village activities
More information

Meet Roland

Member since: November 2014

Hi, I’m Roland and I’m a member of the Lupa Masa Beach community. I’m running a traditional longhouse to let travelers experience our local culture, but my actual background is a carpenter/builder. The house has been built with the help of volunteers and their funds. Amazing! Besides this we also started a Turtle Hatchery program within the village. We warmly invite you to become part of our community!

Contact Host


2 days

Incl. service fee

$ 24.38 p.p.p.n.