SUP SIARGAO, PHILIPPINES 2019

DATE: 1-9 Dec 2019
DURATION: 9 days / 8 nights

Famous for its surf breaks and stunning beaches, Siargao isn’t simply a surfer’s domain. On this SUP Wilderness Adventure, we’ll have you paddling turquoise lagoons, through coconut groves, between mangrove forests, and learning how to take on a wave (if you don’t already know how). This trip is suitable for groups of friends, singles, couples or families who are looking for an active vacation in an unspoiled paradise.

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LOCATION OVERVIEW

To the south of Manila lies a scattering of sleepy isles where the waters are impossible shades of blue. They’ve long been a haven for those chasing amazing surf breaks and even attract surf comps that draw in the pros. But beyond the posturing and perfection of Cloud 9, beginner breaks abound. They’re the ideal place to learn how to handle your SUP in the surf, or expand your skills to include surfing a break.

The trip focusses on two main island groups; the Palau-like lagoon maze of Bucas Grande, and the palm-fringed island of Siargao. Lying all around are smaller isles and coral cays that are worthy of paddle exploration in their own right, so we’ll be spending a large share of our time on boats; with SUPs at-hand and local guides to share their knowledge of people and place.

Away from the coastal areas, Siargao has a surprising abundance of inland treasures; a waterfall, rivers and coconut groves that will take your breath away with their stately beauty. We’ll hop on the back of a fleet of Habal-Habal motorbikes (driven by locals), which will allow us to explore the less touristed areas and experience authentic cultural experiences.

Instagram has shone the spotlight on the cave swim and cliff jumping opportunities in this part of the Philippines. There is also a lagoon that’s filled with harmless jellyfish, so expect to come home with literally thousands of amazing vacation shots.

Our accommodations will be 3-4 star in standard and for the final two nights, we’ll base ourselves in over-water villas in Sohoton Cove, ensuring we' have ample time to paddle and play at our leisure.

PROJECTS

While in Siargao, we’ll join a local group who regularly hold beach cleans with the village children, and afterwards, will join them for some surf and swimming fun. We’ll also plant mangrove seedlings to assist with coastal protection and offset the emissions from our air travel to this magical place.

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ITINERARY

DAY ONE
Arrive at Siargao. CHeck in to hotel. Free day. Meet for sunset at #2 Cloud 9 Pier, followed by Welcome Dinner.

DAY TWO
Full day island-hopping by boat with SUPs and snorkel gear.

DAY THREE
Magpupungko Tidal Pools, reef walk, caves & cliff jumping.

DAY FOUR
Island exploration by Habal-Habal (you are passenger on motorbike). Waterfall swim, beaches, surf lessons, sunset on Santa Monica Pier. Beach clean with village kids.

DAY FIVE
Mangrove and coconut grove river paddles. Plant mangrove seedlings.

DAY SIX
Free day

DAY SEVEN
Full day exploring Sohoton Cove lagoons by SUP and swimming with jellyfish.

DAY EIGHT
Full day exploring caves and cliff jumps of Bucas Grande, with plenty of paddling.

DAY NINE
Free day
Transfer to airport for flight back to Manila

 
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TRIP BASICS

Trip style: SUP travel, small group travel, soft adventure travel
Activities: stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling, scuba diving (optional extra), caving, cliff jumping

Group size: Min 4 pax/ Max 10 pax
Minimum age: 12 years
Fitness level: Moderate

Commences: Siargao
International arrivals to/ from: Manila or Cebu City
Recommended airline: Cebu Pacific

PRICE

Au$2270 / USD 1650 / GBP 1280

BOOKING

A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place. All participants must first speak with us prior to any booking requests being accepted.

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INCLUDES

ACCOMMODATION (twin share)
8 nights

FOOD & BEVERAGES
8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 welcome dinner
Welcome drink

ACTIVITIES
Full day island hopping boat trip to SUP and snorkel Daku, Naked and Guyam islands
Full day boat trip to SUP & snorkel Sugba and Caob lagoons
Full day boat trip to SUP & snorkel Sohoton Caves Sohoton Cove & Bucas Grande
Surf lessons
Exploring Magpupungko tidal pools
Island exploration - rice paddles, caves, waterfalls, beaches..
Caving, cliff jumping, reef walking, jellyfish swim (non-stinging)

PROJECT ACTIVITY
Beach clean (1 hour)
Mangrove planting

TRANSPORT
Land transfers in Siargao del Norte
Boat and terminal fees

FEES & TAXES
Marine, island and cave entrance fees

STAFF
Local crew/ guides
English speaking group leader 

GIFTS
SUP Wilderness Adventures t-shirt & cap
SUP Wilderness Adventures comfort pack

NOT INCLUDED:

International flights, domestic PI flights & departure taxes
Visas & departure taxes
Excess baggage
Travel medicine & insurance
Food & beverages where not stated
Tips/gratuities

NB: SUP BOARDS
Boards will be provided on-location.

GETTING THERE:

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
In addition to your international flights, you will need to book the following domestic flight, which goes through Cebu City.

Manila-Siargao

Cebu Air DG6839 ETD 12:30 / ETA 15:00 PHP 5446 (one way with luggage)