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Expedition Title: Southern Explorer

Destinations: Cagayan De Oro, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Davao

Duration: 10 days

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.

PRICE: USD 950/ EUR 656


DAY LOCATION ITINERARY
1 Cagayan De Oro Visit the Folk Museum of Xavier University and learn about enchanted “aswang” and “kapre”. Enjoy the Gardens of Malasag and meet with different indigenous groups of the area. (D)
2 Cagayan De Oro Cagayan De Oro is an experience in itself. Try your hand at white river rafting and lunch “boodle” style. (B,L,)
3 Camiguin A scenic bus ride and ferry trip away is the charming and volcanic island of Camiguin. We enjoy the architecture of very old homes and see what it's like to live in an actual tree house. Vegetarian cooking course is on the menu. (B, D)
4 Camiguin Visit sunken church ruins and hike among volcanoes. Enjoy the sunset in Mantigue Beach. (B,)
5 Camiguin Try the morning meditiation before we head out to a mineral hotspring. After we take a scenic waterfall soujourn before we hop on to another island (B,D)
6 Malaybalay, Bukidnon Roam around the beautiful Malaybalay known for its exquisite coffee produced by local priests. Visit local weaving and craft centers and check out the morning market. (B)
7 Sunco, Bukidnon Immerse yourself with the Talaandig tribe and undergo a special welcome ritual. Learn the drums and weave the ancient way. (B,L,D)
8 Sunco, Bukidnon Hike Mt. Kitanglad and try to spot the elusive Philippine Eagle. (B,L,D). Pick vegetables and live one with the community.
9 Davao Leave for Davao mid-morning and enjoy a 4-hour journey to Davao. Enjoy the beautiful Davao, check out its museums and visit the Philippine Eagle Foundation. (B,D)
10 Davao Depart Davao

Newest! MAGICAL SABBATICALS (5 Day-Expeditions)

We’ve divided each 10 day-expedition into two portions. If you can’t go on the entire tour, you can choose what portion suits you the most. Some lean toward the adventure, some lean toward culture. It’s totally up to you.

For Southern Explorer, here are the Magical Sabbaticals mini-tours:

  1. Southern Seas
  2. Southern Highlands

 
Guides
Tour Leader "Chief"  and Local Guides
Accommodation
Double Sharing, Triple Sharing, Communal Homestay
Transfers
Included
Transportation
 Local Transportation, Boat (Ferry, Pumpboat), Private Van
Meals
Breakfast (7), Lunch (2), Dinner (3)
Freebies
Cagayan De Oro White River Rafting and Zipline, Ferry to Camiguin with Island Hopping and Treehouse stay, Local Beach and Hiking, Talaandig School of Living Tradition, Participation in Talaandig Tribal Ritual, Hike Mt. Kitanglad