Tribal Adventure Trekking & White Water Action Tour
Tribal Adventures offers daily Jungle Trekking and white water kayaking trips down the Tibaio River, where the mountainous jungles meet the ocean
Having received a run down of the days activities the night before, you will leave Boracay around 6.30am and take a boat over to the mainland, stopping off en route at Culasi, to visit a wet market and purchase ingredients (included in the price) for breakfast, lunch and an early evening meal.
On arrival at Base Camp, Kayak Inn in Tuno, you'll be served a delicious breakfast with coffee, tea and juices.The tour starts off at a typical Philippine village, where you will be faced with picturesque scenes and, depending on the season, a chance to see how the rice harvest is prepared.
A 20 minute hike through rainforests, rice terraces and across bamboo suspension bridges follows, leading to the Bugtong Bato Waterfalls. Here you will be assisted up the side of the waterfall by one of the many tour guides and in to a refreshing pool of water as more water cascades down from the waterfall above you. Climbing back down you are then encouraged to swing, Tarzan-like into the rock pool below you.
After a chance to dry off in the sunshine at the foot of this beautiful waterfall you will trek back to the village and the van will drive you back to Base Camp for another delicious snack.
Next you will be given instruction on kayaking and taken down to the training pool before heading out on to the rapids of the Tibiao River, the only Philippine river to have hosted international kayaking competitions, with white water class 2 to 3 rapids.
Again, the tour guides are with you every paddle of the way, directing, guiding and steering you through the rapids, which are tackled in sections for beginners.
After the kayaking you will return to Base Camp for a third, delicious snack and beverage before hopping in to a hot "Kawa" tub, for a relaxing soak.
The trip is a very full day, starting in Boracay usually at 6am and finishing in Boracay at 6pm or later.
For the Trekking portion you will cross bamboo suspension bridges, cross through hilly jungle terrain and have the choice to climb, repel and jump off of the waterfalls or just enjoy a good soak under the falls and swim in the mountain river pools.
For kayaking novices Tribal Adventures provides training sessions at the start of the tour. Life vest and helmets are supplied, two kayak guides are in each group and each kayak has a personal porter/safety spotter that follows you down the river.
The kayaks are sit on kayaks and, if you do fall out, your safety guides are there to retrieve you. The rapids are a class 2 & 3 and should you, at any time, wish to stop your safety guide will walk you and your gear back to the base camp.
**If the water is to low or too fast and unsafe to kayak you will instead Trek to remote river villages for white water tubing and swimming.
(Sample Itinerary for Day Trip)
6:00 am meet at SandCastles for coffee. Light breakfast, leave at 6:30
7:00 am Ferry to Caticlan (guest can meet us at the ferry 7 am sharp)
7:30-8:15 am Drive to Culasi for tour of a true Pinoy wet-market
9:30-10:30 am Arrive Kayak Inn base camp in Tuno, continental breakfast and coffee while you have a cooking class in Gourmet Jungle Dishes
10:30 am Kayak training, safety procedures and white water river trip a trek to the river villages of 3 KM to start the morning Kayak.
12:30 pm Lunch buffet Tribal Style at our day log Kayak Inn a truly amazing dining experience
1:30 pm Leave Kayak Inn for the trek to the 7-level Bugtong Batu waterfalls
3:00 pm Soak in KAWA'S, award-winning Jungle Hot Tubs, an invention of Greg Hutchinson who built 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 Tribal Cafe for to watch the day’s video.
Included in Packages
- All transportation, fees, beverages and food
- Kayak package include guides all equipment and porter/safety spotters
- Experiencing a real Pinoy wet market in the fishing village of Culasi
- Trekking through Caribou populated rice fields, jungles and river villages
- Crossing Bamboo suspension bridges to hidden waterfalls.
- Learn about the native plants and animals.
- Jungle Cooking Classes where you learn how to prepare your lunch.
- Soaking in KAWA'S Filipino hot tubs, heated by Bamboo.
Please bring with you
- bug repellent
- water thermos (beverages are included but we dislike disposable water bottles)
- walking shoes that will get wet or strong sandals
- swim wear
- waterproof layer
- dry clothes for the ride home
- tip money if you choose (you can purchase water/trekking foot wear, water bottles and day packs from our office in Boracay)
- sweets for the local children (who will become friends for life)
In 1999, Tribal Adventures won the National Tourism (Kalakbay) Award for the 3-day version, also called Philippine Experience
This tour is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
However, if you have a particularly adventurous child we may be able to cater for them. Please enquire.
Book for more than 8 people, contact us directly
Travellers to meet at Tribal Adventures, next to Sandcastle Apartments on Station 1, White Beach
Minimum of two people for bookings
Travellers taking this tour must be prepared to meet at Tribal Adventures, next to Sandcastles Apartments at Station 1, White Beach, at 4:30-5:30pm the night before a trip, for a briefing.
This tours is subject to Tax (12%) and Service Charge (5%)