Beyond Boracay, Tribal Adventures presents the real Philippines: hiking rainforests, rice terraces, and bamboo suspension bridges, to swinging like Tarzan into rock pools of the Bugtong Batu Waterfalls.
This Boracay day trip takes you to Kayak Inn, our basecamp for adventure along Tibiao River, Antique, about two hours from Boracay Island. The tour from Boracay starts early, meeting around 6AM, and is a FULL DAY of adventure activities, before returning to the island at around 6PM.
White Water Kayaking
From beginners to professional white-water kayakers, Tibiao River offers a thrill for all levels of adventurers. Depending on your skill level and the water conditions at the time, our guides will recommend the best part of the river to start and end your kayaking adventure. You will be taught basic kayak skills and will go for a practice paddle before facing the river rapids.
Trekking to Waterfalls
A 30-minute trek from Kayak Inn, hikers will find Bugtong Bato Falls. The hike takes you through upland rice fields and tropical rain forest before arriving at the base of the 7 layered waterfalls. Your guide will take you up to the 4th level of the falls, where you can admire the crash of the water and go for a cool dip. The adventurous can choose to climb a rope up the face of the falls against the rushing water, before jumping back into the pool below.
Up your survival skills by learning the art of preparing food and feasting native-style. Our local guides teach you how to cook rice and prepare local dishes with all natural cooking utensils. You eat what you cook, as well as quite a few other local dishes that the guides will have prepared – including the local coconut wine brew, “tuba”.
Kawa Hot Baths
From cooking with the locals to being cooked by the locals, the kawa hot baths are an experience not to be missed. These large metal wok-like tubs were traditionally used in the sugar production process. Today, they are used as hot baths, heated beneath by an open fire. The water is hot and the local leaves and flowers placed in the water give off an aroma that is unbelievably relaxing. Sitting in a kawa hot bath with a cold drink to soothe your tired muscles is undoubtedly the best way to end your action-packed Boracay day trip.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Boracay Sand Castles the Apartments
DEPARTURE TIME Breakfast at 6:00AM – departure by 6:30AM
– Filipino wet market experience at Culasi
– Whitewater kayaking Tibiao River
– Trek and swim at Bugtong Bato Falls
– Relaxing dip in Kawa Hot Tubs
6:00 am Meet at Boracay SandCastles for coffee and breakfast, leave at 6:30
7:00 am Ferry to Caticlan (guests can meet us at the ferry 7 am sharp)
7:30 – 8:15 amDrive to Culasi for tour of a true Pinoy wet-market
9:30 – 10:30 am Arrive Kayak Inn base camp in Tuno, for coffee, authentic Filipino snacks and a short cooking class in Gourmet Jungle Dishes
10:30 am Trek through rice paddies, jungle and over bamboo suspension bridges to the water falls for swimming & climbing & cliff jumping!!
12:30 pm Lunch buffet Tribal Style
1:30 pm Kayak training, safety procedures and white water river trip (if water to low and dangerous a trek to the river villages of 3 KM)
3:00 pm Soak in KAWA’S,(Jungle Hot Tubs) , inventions of Kayak Inn. River swimming and enjoying ice cold beverages
4:30 pm Leave for return trip to Caticlan
6:30 pm Ferry back to Boracay and return to Boracay SandCastles