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The PhilippinesMeet, trek and surf in the Mountain Province!

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Discover the culture, diversity and beautiful landscapes of Northern Philippines. Begin with a glamping session and a little surfing in Zambales, a popular seaside resort. Leave the tourist trail behind and head into the mountains to connect with Aeta indigenous community. Once there, witness a different way of life, one without electricity, access to roads or modern technology! You will also help...

Discover the culture, diversity and beautiful landscapes of Northern Philippines. Begin with a glamping session and a little surfing in Zambales, a popular seaside resort. Leave the tourist trail behind and head into the mountains to connect with Aeta indigenous community. Once there, witness a different way of life, one without electricity, access to roads or modern technology! You will also help the community by planting trees. Spend the following days hikingamongstunningriceterraces, and swimming beneath waterfalls. Enjoy the most authentic and unforgettable adventure!

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Trip highlights
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine

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Day 1: From the city to the beach

Your adventure begins in Manila...

• Depart from Manila to Zambales, a popular seaside resort

• Are you ready for glamping? Check into your unique accommodation

Visited:
ManilaZambales Mountains
Accommodation
Glampside Zambales (Zambales Mountains)

Day 2: Meet the Aeta!

• Get up early and venture away from the usual tourist trail

Visit the Aeta indigenous community, an hour hike from the main road

Witness a different way of life, one without electricity, access to roads or modern technology

Participate in a reforestation activity with community members

• Enjoy the rest of the day chilling on the beach or surfing with the locals!

Please note: During the rainy season, hiking in this community may be impossible, in which case a replacement activity will be organized

Breakfast & lunch included

Visited:
Zambales Mountains
Accommodation
Glampside Zambales (Zambales Mountains)

Day 3: Island hoping, waterfalls & surfing!

Explore the island (Nov - May) or go see some magnificent waterfalls

• Afterwards, relax in the sun and go for a swim or surf lesson

• Later, take a private van to see the famous rice terraces of Banaue

Visited:
Zambales Mountains, Banaue

Day 4: Start your trek in Cabulo, a beutiful village on the hills

Get those hiking boots on, and head to the village of Cambulo (2h)
​• Spend an evening around a campfire with local songs and dances!
• Share stories and enjoy a fun night with the inhabitants of the mountains!

Visited:
Cambulo

Day 5: Discover Batad and its dreamy rice terraces

• Depart for Batad

• Spend the day wandering around the renowned rice terraces

• Go for a refreshing dip at the Tappia waterfall

• Meet the locals and learn about rice culture

  Spend another evening around a campfire with people from the region

Visited:
Cambulo, Batad

Day 6: Welcome to Hapao and it natural wonders

• Today, explore the Hapao terraces and bathe in the natural hot springs
• Depending on the season, you may also be able to help local farmers plant rice
Transfer to Sagada, a beautiful and peaceful village

Visited:
Hapao, BanaueSagada

Day 7: Discover the mysterious Sagada

• In the morning, visit Sgada. Check out the hanging coffins from the Echo valley and enjoy a coffee tasting

• After lunch, go for a dip in the Bokong waterfalls

• Witness a pottery demonstration

• Watch the sunset over Lake Danum (weather permitting)

Visited:
Sagada

Day 8: Return to Manila

Return to Manil​a in a private van

• Spend the rest of your day at leisure

Visited:
SagadaManila

Day 9: Departure

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
• We hope you leave our archipelago with a head full of wonderful memories!

Safe travels!

Visited:
Manila, Siargao Island

ManilaZambales MountainsBanaueCambuloBatadHapaoSagadaSiargao Island

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

SeasonPrice Per Adult
Average trip price
Price Per Child
Between 2 and 12 Years
All year round $2,200 $1,260

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to the trip itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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