If you’re looking for a star rating for this winner of the Kalakbay national tourism award, we just tell our guests to look up to the stars in the sky from their “kawa” hot tub, and stop counting after they get to a million! Nothing quite compares to the starlit and firefly haven of Tuno village, less than two hours by boat and car from Boracay.
This 3-day tour highlights the best of what Panay Island’s west coast has to offer. The trip takes you on inland hikes through jungle and rice paddies to get to cold springs and waterfalls, and gives the best views of Tibiao river – from rolling around in the whitewater rapids on a kayak and from above the treetops on a zipline.
The centerpiece of the tour is experiencing Tribal Adventures’ hot & cold water therapy: the hot kawa heated urns, originally used for making mascovado sugar, as a finisher to plunging from waterfalls into cold water rock pools and getting an intentional pummeling from kayaking white water rapids.
This 3-day Panay Adventure into the uplands of the tribal Kiniray-a won the Kalakbay Award for Best Internationally Marketed Tour for Tribal Adventure Tours and Qantas Holidays in 1999. The tour has since gone from strength to strength because Kayak Inn, the pioneer for tourism in Northern Antique and the base for the expedition, is run and controlled by the Indigenous people of Tuno village on the spectacular Tibiao River.
By taking this tour, Participants contribute directly to the development of Kayak Inn, Tuno and the larger Tibiao community.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Boracay SandCastles the Apartments/Mangoriders Beach Club, 3 minutes from Caticlan Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||7:30AM from SandCastles/8.30 AM from Mangoriders, Sitio Mampusa, Union, Nabas|
|ACCOMMODATION||Native cottages at Kayak Inn, along the south bank of the Tibiao River near the village of Tuno|
You don’t need prior experience to kayak, but should be comfortable in the water. A minder-guide, as well as two guides in kayaks, accompany each group. The kayaks are sit-on boats and if you do fall out your minder-guide is there to pull you out of the drink and set you back on course. The rapids are class 2 & 3 and at any time you can stop if you feel you're exceeding your comfort level and your safety guide will walk you and your gear back to base camp.
If the water is too low or too fast and assessed as unsatisfactory to kayak, we trek to remote river villages or take a 45 minute drive to do some white water tubing and swimming in a class 1 & 2 river
Trekking is pitched to a low agility level but it helps to be in moderate shape. But with several guides and multiple routes to choose from, you can go at your own pace and choose the adventure level you feel comfortable with.
Day 1 : Whitewater and Waterfalls
- Meet at Boracay SandCastles for breakfast
- Transfer to Caticaln, then on to Culasi
- Culasi wet-market experience
- Whitewater Kayaking
- Jungle cooking class
- Trek to Bugtong Bato Waterfalls to swim in the rock pools
- Return to Kayak Inn to soak in the Kawas
Day 2 : Jungle Trek or Island Experience
- Drive to Culasi to catch a boat to Malalison Island
- Back to the mainland and transfer to check-in at Kayak Inn
- Relaxing dip in the Kawa Hot Tubs
Day 3 : Pottery and Cold Springs
- Pottery making
- Zip Line
- Fish Spa
- Malumpati Cold Springs
- Transfer back to Boracay
|COST PER PERSON|
|4+ PERSONS||PHP 20,700|
|3 PERSONS||PHP 21,822|
|2 PERSONS||PHP 28,463|