Ancient tribes, treks and secret waterfalls: A weekend adventure, Iba (3D2N)

Iba, Philippines
3 Days 2 Nights
English, Thai

About the trip
History & Culture Arts and Craft Nature and Environmental
Experience the marvelous beauty of Iba Zambales and its incredible Aeta Community!
  • Enjoy the Philippine Jeepney and Carabao ride experience
  • Sleep in Bunkhouse called “Bahay Kubo”
  • Hike over one of the mountains of Iba Zambales
  • Swim at the secret waterfalls
  • Have a Boodle Fight with the locals over the mountain
  • Discover Native Tree Species through Botanicals 101
  • Dance, Music and Stories with the Aetas inside their native village
  • Learn new skills of Nito/Bamboo Weaving and Lahar Pottery Making
  • Have fun kayaking in the Botolan River
  • Enjoy dinner by the Bonfire
Day One

Arrive at Iba Botanicals Guesthouse, Zambales. 

 

Check-in time 2 pm onwards.

Day Two

8 am Breakfast in Eco Village Guest House. 

 

8:30 am Departure to the river crossing point. Jeepney Ride. 

 

9:30 am Arrive Iba Botancals additional land area (Mose land), tour ylang-ylang trees. 

 

10:30 am Hike to Vetiver Terraces (45 min to 1 hour) with Carabao Ride. 

 

11:30am-2pm Lunch: Boodle Fight by the waterfalls. Then swimming and bond (stories) with the locals uphill.

3 pm Reforestation activities, guests can learn various facts about our different botanicals plant species including Ylang ylang, Turmeric, Vetiver, Moringa and others. 

 

4 pm Rest at the Bunkhouse Uphill. 

6/7pm Dinner with the locals, sleep at Bunk House.

Day Three

7:30/8am Breakfast Uphill. 

 

8:30 am Carabao Ride down to Mose Land to JessMag, Meet and greet with the village people with complimentary Buko Juice. 

 

9:30 am Brief discussion about Iba Zambales and the Aeta Community – history, challenges, etc. 

 

10:30 am Traditional Music & Dances. 

 

11 am Teach guests Aeta bamboo weaving - Aeta to showcase his bamboo making skills in front of the guests. 

 

11:30 am Lahar Pottery Making. 

 

12 noon Lunch at JessMag, rest in hammocks under the trees. 

3 pm Jeepney pickup, drop off with kayaks at the river, kayak 30 minutes to Eco Village. 

6 pm Early dinner and bonfire at Eco Village.

 

7-9pm Rest and Check out.

Electricity 24/7
Cell Signal
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation inside the native village and the mountain
  • Local Tour Guide
  • First Aid
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks
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Community development project after the Mt Pinatubo eruption

We aim to better the livelihood of the Aeta communities as responsible and intelligent tourism can yield significant financial benefit for these communities as well as raise awareness for key issues.

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