From Davao

Davao Highland Adventure: Summary, Itinerary and Budget

The Poor Traveler didn’t know how to react when I received the itinerary of our Davao Familiarization Tour from Airphil Express. The fastest-growing local airline is now offering tours and packages for different destinations in the country and they wanted travel and lifestyle bloggers to get the first taste of it. I was glad that I was part of the group. What I didn’t expect was that it would be an extreme adventure.

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ZIP CITY: First Time on the Line in Davao City, Philippines

Before this Davao City tour, I had never tried any zip line. I guess I was chicken like that. After all, I am the Poor Traveler, not the Brave Traveler.

But since Zip City is part of Airphil Express Davao Highland Adventure and since we were already there, it would really be a shame to not push through with it. So I mustered all the courage I had and gasped, “Suck it up and just do it.”

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White Water Rafting in Davao, Philippines

White water rafting was something I had always wanted to experience. In our recent Camiguin trip, we tried to spend one day in Cagayan de Oro (since the airport was there) but, unfortunately, we couldn’t find a way to squeeze it in our itinerary so we just let it go and planned to come back to CDO in the future.

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Tribu K’ Mindanawan: A Glimpse of Indigenous Mindanao in Davao

The first stop of our highland adventure in Davao was Tribu K’Mindanawan. It was the first time I heard of this place so I really didn’t know what to expect.

Just a few minutes from Microtel Davao (and 15 minutes from downtown), Tribu K’ Mindanawan is located in the Davao Riverfront Corporate City (along Ma-a Diversion Highway), which is also home to Riverwalk Grill, Davao Butterfly House and Davao Crocodile Park.

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