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It is extra enjoyable now within the Philippines in a country, stress-free scorching tub in a Kawa

The Philippine Ministry of Tourism (DOT) is preparing to welcome visitors again, constantly developing new activities for travelers while ensuring that all international safety protocols are followed in various travel destinations.

It is indeed more fun in the Philippines as activities are prepared by the DOT to provide a new and unique experience to international tourists. The Philippine government is preparing its reception for travelers with infrastructure development, including the improvement of our domestic and international airports and new roads that ensure faster access to our regional destinations, ”said Minister of Tourism Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

With over 7,000 islands offering visitors a unique experience, the Philippines is a destination like no other. Whether you are relaxing on the beach or in the mountains, enjoying the vibrant city life or immersing yourself in indigenous culture, various unique experiences for all types of travelers.

Here are eight unique Filipino activities to try from different parts of the country:

1. Cycle through Intramuros on a bamboo bike

Increase your cycling adventure with bamboo bikes. Bambike Ecotours offers the opportunity to explore the historic, walled city of Intramuros in a different way. These bamboo bikes come in many options for a safe and comfortable ride with bambassadors who act as guides through the unique charm of Old Manila.

2. Whiz through the winding streets of Banaue on a wooden bike

What’s the best way to enjoy the scenic view of the 2,000 year old man-made rice terraces in Banaue? With wooden scooters hand-carved by the same indigenous group, of course! Made from scraps of wood and parts of old rubber tires, these two-wheelers can go up to 50 km / h and really testify to the craftsmanship and ingenuity of the Ifugao.

3. Test your balance on bamboo stilts in Cebu

The kadang kadang or bamboo stilts allow visitors to see the Philippines from a slightly higher angle. Tourists in Cebu can test their balance and speed by hopping on a pair of stilts and participating in a team race that runs (or wobbles) over 100 meters. Considered a children’s game for generations, it was recognized as a traditional sport among the Laro ng Lahi in 1969.

4th Go off-road on a lahar adventure in Pampanga

The Pinatubo eruption devastated much of central Luzon, but locals have found a way to harness the volcano’s lahar river and make it a destination for extreme sports enthusiasts. Travelers with a need for speed can book an off-road tour on a 4 × 4 or motorcycle that travels through the creeks and sandy terrain of one of the most unique landscapes in the Philippines.

5. Relax in a kawa bath at Antique

The kawa, or giant cauldron, is typically used to cook fiesta dishes in the Philippines, but in Antique province it offers a rustic and relaxing experience. After a hike in the forests of Tibiao, the mountain resorts welcome visitors with a refreshing hot bath in a kawa, with water heated over a wood fire and scented with aromatic herbs and flowers. Those looking to experience a different type of therapy can visit the Tibiao Fish Spa, where they can dip their feet in a pond where fish can nibble and exfoliate.

6. Visit the Philippine Eagle in Davao

Visit the majestic Filipino eagle, the largest of the surviving eagles in the world. This critically endangered species is protected in select protected areas such as the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao. A fairly challenging hike is rewarded with a treasure trove of sightings, including the chance to see the Philippines eagles in flight.

For a quick look, guests can also visit the Philippine Eagle Center, a managed rainforest in Davao City that houses and breeds Filipino eagles in captivity.

7th Learn the indigenous art of weaving in the Cordillera material cycle

The highland tribes of the Cordillera region have a rich culture woven into their fabrics. This tour takes travelers to stunning interactive and informative displays of fabrics made in the region, where cotton and other natural fibers are woven and woven to process their traditional designs through generations. Tour stops include weaver villages and museums, with opportunities to shop for souvenirs for handcrafted works of art that are sewn into stunning clothing or incorporated into decorative pieces.

8th. Organic Green Tour (OGT)

This walking tour traces the roots of Filipino cuisine through a combination of organic farm tours and traditional meals made with freshly harvested produce. The tour goes through the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) area with agricultural tourism destinations in Benguet Agro-Eco Farm in Sablan and UM-A Farm in Tuba. Guests can pick their own produce and take part in a traditional communal party around the campfire in the fresh mountain air.

Standardized security measures

These activities await your return to the Philippines, where the warmth of the country is paired with local hospitality. Enrich your travel experiences by trying these new activities that are constantly being developed by DOT. As the world waits to reopen, Filipino tourism workers receive constant training. Companies implement standardized safety precautions in their premises to protect their guests and employees, in order to ensure that only accredited persons are allowed to open and receive guests.

DOT has been awarded a SafeTravels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council for introducing “Global Standardized Protocols for Health and Hygiene” to ensure safe travel during the pandemic.

The Government of the Philippines, through its Interagency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease Management, is constantly updating its protocols to protect travelers.

For the latest updates and travel advice on the Philippines, visit

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