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.
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.”
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.
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.
The Poor Traveler had always wanted to try Microtel. One of the reasons was that most of their branches were newly built and I just love how they position themselves in the market — budget hotels that won’t feel low-end. In fact, when I was planning a trip to Puerto Princesa, I seriously considered booking rooms with them. Unfortunately, they were fully-booked.