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.
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.
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.
Arrive at Siargao. CHeck in to hotel. Free day. Meet for sunset at #2 Cloud 9 Pier, followed by Welcome Dinner.
Full day island-hopping by boat with SUPs and snorkel gear.
Magpupungko Tidal Pools, reef walk, caves & cliff jumping.
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.
Mangrove and coconut grove river paddles. Plant mangrove seedlings.
Full day exploring Sohoton Cove lagoons by SUP and swimming with jellyfish.
Full day exploring caves and cliff jumps of Bucas Grande, with plenty of paddling.
Transfer to airport for flight back to Manila
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
International arrivals to/ from: Manila or Cebu City
Recommended airline: Cebu Pacific
Au$2270 / USD 1650 / GBP 1280
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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ACCOMMODATION (twin share)
FOOD & BEVERAGES
8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 welcome dinner
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
Exploring Magpupungko tidal pools
Island exploration - rice paddles, caves, waterfalls, beaches..
Caving, cliff jumping, reef walking, jellyfish swim (non-stinging)
Beach clean (1 hour)
Land transfers in Siargao del Norte
Boat and terminal fees
FEES & TAXES
Marine, island and cave entrance fees
Local crew/ guides
English speaking group leader
SUP Wilderness Adventures t-shirt & cap
SUP Wilderness Adventures comfort pack
International flights, domestic PI flights & departure taxes
Visas & departure taxes
Travel medicine & insurance
Food & beverages where not stated
NB: SUP BOARDS
Boards will be provided on-location.
In addition to your international flights, you will need to book the following domestic flight, which goes through Cebu City.
Cebu Air DG6839 ETD 12:30 / ETA 15:00 PHP 5446 (one way with luggage)