Bookings, with payment and complete details as requested below, should be made a minimum of 3 days before your planned tour date.
If you are booking for a tour between January-May (High Season), you are encouraged to make your booking a minimum of 1 week prior to tour arrival to avoid disappointment
Our Bookings are confirmed on the basis of travellers providing all the required information.
Failure to provide us with the information we require, may result in your booking being cancelled and refunded. There is a Special Request section, next to Travellers Details on our Booking Page where you can add the following information:-
When you receive your Booking Voucher, upon confirmation, make a note of the Tour Operators Contact Number, for any problems.
Please be advised that it is the traveller's responsibility to advise of any changes a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour date; contact the Tour Operator direct (number will be provided on the Booking Voucher). We can not guarantee that last minute changes can be accommodated
Disclaimer: On very rare occasions the Activity may already be full when you book. We will email you and offer you a different date or time, or a Full Refund
Taxes and Charges: Tour rates are quoted in Philippine Peso (PHP), per person and subject to 5% service charge
For those seeking that "at one with nature" experience, there is the Happy Buddha's Nabaoy River Lunch Tour, on the nearby Main Land; less than an hour away from White Beach.
Enjoy a day away from the beach which includes a fabulous, freshly prepared and cooked Lunch from this home farmstead. Minimum Number of People: 2 Adults
Set within a green jungle backdrop right on the river, at the Happy Buddha River Retreat, this is a not-to-be-missed escape to nature activity for adventurers, food-lovers, trekkers, river-tubers and anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of the river amidst a tropical jungle.
Happy Buddha River Retreat, the host venue for your lunch and day out, offers the perfect location for an escape, and has been a well-kept secret of Boracay's residents for many years. Located next door to Finca Verde, it is one of the best places to retreat from the full heat of the sun and the party excesses of Boracay Island.
On arrival at Caticlan Port, you will be met by local trike drivers, who will drive you out into the Provinces, to Happy Buddha on the Nabaoy River. On route you will pass by local villages, lush tropical landscapes and rice fields, and escape in to the cooler jungle area.
Once at Happy Buddha you can strip down to your swimming gear, and launch yourself in to the cool, fresh river, wander around the Home Farm at Finca Verde and enjoy the beautiful garden, or pull up a chair and just relax in the silence of this stunning location.
Lunch is served and the menu is based on the number of people in the booking, as well as what ingredients are freshly available that day. Happy Buddha River Retreat's lunch ingredients are mainly home-grown, using organic practices, or are sourced locally from farms and fisherman.
Lunch Sample Menu for 10 or less People (items may vary depending on seasons and availability)
Lunch Sample Menu for 11+ People; Buffet Style (items may vary depending on seasons and availability)
If there is a particular Filippine dish you would like to include, or exchange one of the items listed above for, advise us in the Traveller Request box on the Booking Form and we will do our best to organise this for you. There may be an additional fee for this depending on the requested dish
Additional Options (not included in rate)
11.00 AM Meet at Caticlan Port
11.15 AM Arrive at Happy Buddha
12.45AM Lunch served
16.00 PM Leave Happy Buddha
16.15 PM Arrive at Caticlan Port, for boat home
Due to the nature of this Activity, which includes Lunch, the Cancellation Policy is as follows:
- Cancellations made 48 hours before, and up until the date of, the activity are Non-Refundable
- Cancellations made 3-7 days before the date of the activity will receive a 50% refund
- Cancellations made 8-15 days before the date of the activity will receive a 75% refund
- Cancellations made 16 days or more before the date of the activity will receive a full refund
Children are welcome at Finca Verde and there are life jackets available for those wanting to play in the river.
Please follow guidance from the owners and staff; if they indicate an area of the river to avoid or ask children not to run among the ducks or geese.
Children who are 2 years and under are free of charge.
Suggestion of items to bring with you:-