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Expedition Title: Southern Highlands

Destinations: Bukidnon, Davao

Duration: 5 days

Participate in a welcome ritual with the leaders of the Talaandig (or Tlaandig). Find out what a cultural guard is and what a shaman actually does. Be inspired by the beats of the drum, as everyone in the community welcomes you. Hike Mt. Kitanglad (or Kitanlad) and try to spot the elusive Philippine eagle, the world's largest eagle.

Price: USD 475/ EUR 328


DAY LOCATION ITINERARY
1 Cagayan de Oro City and Malaybalay, Bukidnon Pick up at Cagayan de Oro City. Southern Seas guests leave today. Roam around the beautiful Malaybalay known for its exquisite coffee produced by local priests. Visit local weaving and craft centers and check out the market. (D)
2 Sunco, Bukidnon Immerse yourself with the Talaandig (or Tlaandig) tribe and undergo a special welcome ritual. Learn the drums and weave the ancient way. (B,L,D)
3 Sunco, Bukidnon Hike Mt. Kitanglad and try to spot the elusive Philippine Eagle. (B,L,D). Pick vegetables and live one with the community.
4 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)
5 Davao Depart Davao

 
Guides
Tour Chief, Local Guides
Accommodation
Triple, Quadruple and Communal Sharing in Small Hostels, Bed and Breakfasts, Communal Homestay
Transportation
Bike, Jeep, Van, Bus, Boat
Meals
Meals noted as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, S=Snack, D=Dinner
Freebies
Talaandig (or T'laandig) School of Living Tradition, Weaving Class, Drumming and dance class, Vegetable Picking, Participation in Talaandig Tribal Ritual, Hike Mt. Kitanglad (or Kitanlad), Community Immersion