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We at Cultureight Travel love adventure to places unknown, to cultural communities unheard of, and to islands as remote as possible. We want to preserve our Philippine culture, and the only way we know how is to bring you along with us.
Our expeditions is limited to a maximum size of 12. How can you experience an isolated island if you are with a busload of people? Choose from our 10-day expeditions:
- The Southern Explorer - (Cagayan de Oro, Camuigin, Bukidnon)
Be captivated by seaside communities and colorful provincial life as we explore Northern Mindanao. Visit the volcanic Camiguin, a perfect illustration of an island lost in time. Lazy around a white sand beach and participate in a welcome ritual. Marvel through a canopy of indigenous flora and take a dip underneath a majestic two- hundred fifty -foot waterfall. Take a peek at his majesty, the endangered Philippine Eagle, the largest eagle on Earth. It’s a wild world, taste the coast and countryside on this extraordinary exploratory tour.
Rate: US$950/EUR 656
Dates: June 18-27, 2010
August 21 to 30, 2010
- The Ancient South- General Santos City, Sarangani Province, South Cotabato
Quaint provincial towns, million year old caves, vibrant cultural villages, and a lake that never seems to dry up—this is the heart of Mindanao. Find out what it’s like to take a ride on the infamous habal-habal and visit a sea turtle hatchery. Weave T’nalak with the elaborate T’boli tribe of the spiritual Lake Sebu. Add snorkeling with sergeant fish, river tubing in rushing white water, and hiking “Zion” and you’re well on your way to an experience of a lifetime. You can either choose the full ten day-expedition or choose a mini expedition.
Rate: USD900/EUR 621
Dates: July 11-20, 2010
November 19-28, 2010
- The Visayan Experience- Siquijor, Bohol, Dumaguete
A heady mix of history, stunning natural landscape and postcard-perfect monuments, the “Visayan Experience” will knock you off your socks. Expect to find yourself surrounded by dolphins while unraveling pristine coral reefs. Be amazed by Chocolate Hills and the tiniest marsupial on earth, the Tarsier. Learn about magic and herbal concoctions on the mystical island of Siquijor. These islands will seduce you with its old town charm and quintessential Filipino graciousness.
Rate: USD990.00/EUR 683
Dates: October 15 to 24, 2010
Our weekenders, which range from 5-6 days, is a way to experience the ‘real’ Philippines on a tight schedule. This means you get to ride a jeepney, sleep in a native nipa hut or bahay kubo, or maybe swim with home-made fins!
- Southern Seas - Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin
A spin-off of the Southern Explorer expedition, this mini covers Cagayan de Oro’s adrenalin-pumping white river rafting and zipline adventures, visit to a museum to learn about the folklore aswang and kapre, trip to Camiguin’s sunken church ruins and a hike among volcanoes, a stay in a tree house, plus a meditation before we head out to a mineral hot spring.
Rate: USD475/EUR 328
Dates: June 28 to 22, 2010 and August 21 to 25, 2010
- Southern Highlands - Camiguin, Bukidnon, Davao
Another take-off from the 10-day Southern Explorer Expedition, Southern Highlands will take you to the Tlaandig school of living traditions as you learn to weave, drum and dance the tribe way where a special welcome ritual awaits you. We will also visit Bukidnon’s Malaybalay coffee plantation, farmed by the local priests, then live with a community for a day and go vegetable picking with them. We will hike Mt. Kitanlad and try to spot the world’s largest eagle, our very own Philippine Eagle - Pithecophaga jefferyi.
Expedition Dates: June 23 to 27, 2010 and August 26 to 30, 2010
Rate: USD 400/ EUR 279/ Php 19,000
- Ancient Seas - Sarangani Province
First half of the Ancient South expedition, this mini-version is complete with a scenic route to Sarangani Province from the Tambler Airport as a start. Then, we will check out giant 100-pound fish at the Fishport followed by a relaxing retreat at the highlands. For Day 2, we will master the strength of the Pangi River as we ride its rapids. To relax, we will check out century-old anthropomorphic jars and learn more of who we are from our past. Then, we will hike to a place called Zion via the T’boli trail and be one with the locals, weaving coconut barks, building boats, singing and dancing the tribal way. Finally, we will visit a turtle sanctuary and a coral reserve, enjoy snorkeling and lazying about in the beach.
Rate: USD 375/ EUR 261/Php 18,000
Dates: July 11 to 15, 2010 and November 19 to 23, 2010
- Ancient Highlands - Sarangani Province, South Cotabato, General Santos City
Picking from where Ancient Seas ended, this mini-expedition will let you understand the way the T’bolis live, highlighted with a meeting with their last princess or a boi. Then, we’ll experience soulful Lake Sebu as we walk through the different barangays, then ride through a surreal boating experience ending with a trek to the Seven Falls. Finally, we will marvel Marvel and eat gloriously in Sabalai, the heritage home and bistro of Carlo Ebeo, Cultureight’s Vice President.
Rate: USD500/EUR 345
Dates: July 15 to 20, 2010 and November 23 to 28, 2010
- The Visayan Hills and Healers - Bohol and Siquijor
Be amazed by the Chocolate Hills and the tiniest marsupial on earth, the Tarsier. Find out about ancient churches and age-old practices. Learn about magic and herbal concoctions on the mystical island of Siquijor.
These islands will seduce you with its old town charm and quintessential Filipino graciousness.
Rate: US$650/EUR 449
Dates: October 5 to 20, 2010
- The Volcanic Sojourn - Balete, Batangas
Drive south of Manila and visit one of the most dangerous underwater volcano’s on the planet - Taal Volcano. Stay overnight at a family-run farm and partake in an authentic Batangeno meal. Learn how to fish atop bamboo stilts and take a pump-boat ride and trek to the warm crater lake.
Rate: USD 100/ EUR 69/ PHP4000
Dates: May 29 to 30, 2010
- Coron Nation - Coron, Palawan and outlying islands
Experience island life in Northern Palawan. Take a pump-boat and island hop galore. Find out why the Tagbanua’s fiercely protect their island home, and check out their local community projects. Pristine limestone karsts, white sand islands, emerald lakes, amazing coral reefs make this journey your most memorable yet.
Rate: USD 390/ EUR 270/ PHP 17,940
Dates: June 10 to 14, 2010
- The Long Way Down - Puerto Princesa, Narra, Rio Tuba, Balabac
It’s untamed Palawan. Hike, bike, boat and swim your way down to Balabac, Palawan’s last frontier. Live it up in Puerto Princesa, and journey your way down south—hike the Tabon Caves, visit a tropical winery, check out amazing lighthouses, sleep in stilted huts, and of course eat the freshest seafood and the tastiest fruit in village markets. Learn indigenous culture and cooking while on a pump-boat. Hop through mangrove covered islands, and swim in water so clear, you will never want to leave. It’s all about the journey, not the destination.
Rate: USD 699/ EUR 483/ PHP 32,000
Dates: September 12 to 18, 2010
- Northern Exposure - Bontoc and Banaue
Meet the real “head-hunters”. Meet with a tribal chieftain and hike your way to glorious Banaue rice terraces. Meander your way through local villages and sleep in the indigenous hut. Learn how to chew betel-nut and drink rice wine with the villages.
Rate: USD 699/ EUR 483/ PHP 32,000
Dates: Open booking
- Bottom’s Up in Tawi-Tawi -Tawi-Tawi
Live among the Sama Dilaut, Jama Mapun and Tausug peoples. Learn the tribal arts and bask in lone beaches. Closer to Sabah, Malaysia than to the mainland, its culture is colorfully rich and beautiful. Live on water as you stay in a traditional water hut, eat as much seafood as you can and soak up the sun in this wondrous journey.
Rate: USD 475.00/ EUR 328.00/ PHP 21,850
Dates: Open booking