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Exciting Cavite Tour

Photo by Jamael Jacob

Known as the Historical Capital of the Philippines, the province of Cavite abounds with great objects and subjects of culture and history.

It is the cradle of the Philippine Revolution and the birthplace of Philippine Independence. It also teems with natural resources and fantastic landscapes, and is conveniently located just south of metropolitan Manila.

Its accessibility and fresh natural setting makes it an ideal refuge for those who want to take a breather and escape the buzz and fuzz of urban life. Its warm and friendly people manifest industry and patience in various skills and professions, and are open to the entry and exchange of culture and technology that are of value to this wondrous province.

Long known to be a picturesque and gracious province, Cavite gleams with mountains, caves and falls, a scenic view of the Taal Volcano (a volcano within a lake), as well as historical sites that have defined significant national events, and partly characterized the Filipino identity.

RR Tours aim to take part in protecting Cavite’s upland and coastal resources, and in preserving its communities’ cultural integrity.

Photo by Jamael Jacob

Photo by Jamael Jacob

Scale Mt. Palay-Palay (Pico de Loro).

Brave the steep slopes of Mt. Palay-Palay and marvel at the panoramic view from its summit called Pico de Loro 664 meters above sea level. Traverse tree canopies, lush bamboo forests, and exotic flora and fauna along the trail, and gaze at an interesting rock formation facing the summit, and at the vast seas and mountain ranges hemming Mt. Palay-Palay.

Experience life in coastal Patungan.

Feel at home with the hospitable and fun-loving people of Patungan, a fishing village now known as Sta. Mercedes. Go fishing with the locals, play with children, live with a family in the community, and know more about their challenges and efforts to save and preserve their natural resources in the face of thriving commerce and development.

Visit the Bonifacio Trial House in Maragondon and appreciate Philippine History.

Take a historical trip to the Bonifacio Trial House, where one of the country’s heroes, Andres Bonifacio, was tried by a military court. See pieces of rich historical legacies the great Caviteño forefathers gave for the birth of Philippine Independence and be reminded of the courage, nationalism, and faith of the Filipino people.

Enjoy the sea, plant mangroves, visit the marine reserves and Carabao Island in Patungan.

Have fun at the sea, and go swimming, fishing, or snorkelling in Patungan. Explore its marine reserves and the Carabao Island. Then, take part in protecting nature’s sea bounty and plant mangroves in its coastal areas.

Tour around an organic farm in Silang and have a glimpse of Taal Volcano in Tagaytay City.

Take a tour around and have breakfast at an organic farm in Silang. Then, spend some time picnicking, shopping, and sight-seeing in Tagaytay – a city with a touch of countryside charm. It is the country’s second summer capital (next to Baguio City) and is famed not only for its cool weather but also for its novelty stores, variety of delectable international and local cuisines, and a great view of Taal, a volcano within a lake believed to be once the mouth or crater of a volcano.

Products. Savour the brewing pride of Cavite – fresh and organic coffee beans harvested from the province’s organic coffee farms. Fulfil your cravings for seafood and bring home to your friends and loved ones some fresh, sun-dried smoked fish.

Itinerary
(3 days, 2 nights)

DAY

Option A Option B
Day 1
  • Orientation and Tour Briefing
  • Organic coffee farm in Silang
  • Taal Lake Viewing in Tagaytay
  • Lunch at Seaside Resort in Naic
  • Bonifacio Trial House (Maragondon town)
  • Community interaction and orientation on CBCRM programs in Naic
  • Swimming/Mangrove Tree Planting (Naic)
  • Overnight stay at Seaside Resort (Naic town)
  • Orientation and Tour Briefing
  • Travel by land to Barangay Patungan (Maragondon) or take a boatride from Naic to Patungan (if weather would permit)
  • Community interaction and orientation on CBCRM programs in Patungan
  • Mangrove Tree Planting (Patungan)
  • Evening with the locals (Patungan)
  • Homestay with a family in Patungan
Day 2
  • Trek Mt. Palay-Palay (Pico de Loro) to Barangay Patungan (Maragondon)
  • Evening with the locals (Patungan)
  • Relaxing massage (Patungan)
  • Homestay with a family in Patungan
  • Carabao Island (Patungan)
  • Swimming, fishing, snorkeling (Marine Reserve)
  • Community on interaction/activities
  • Evening with the locals (Patungan)
  • Relaxing massage (Patungan)
  • Homestay with a family in Patungan
Day 3
  • Carabao Island (Patungan)
  • Swimming, fishing, snorkeling (Marine Reserve)
  • Travel back to Manila by land
  • Travel by land to Naic or take a boatride from Patungan to Naic (if weather would permit)
  • Tour of Bonifacio Trial House (Maragondon)
  • Coffee break in Amadeo
  • Tour of Tagaytay (Taal Lake Viewing)
  • Tour of an organic farm in Silang
  • Travel back to Manila by land

Minimum no. of participants: Five (5)

Package tour includes the following: Transportation (rented van and boat), Food, Accommodation (Homestay and/or Resort), Tour Guides, Socials, Mangrove seedlings, Donations to host communities and partner People’s Organizations

Tour kits and souvenir items are optional. Freebies will be given to groups with ten or more members. Tourists are requested to bring their own snorkelling gears.

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