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Off the Beaten Track Boracay
- 6-7 hours
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- *Approx package price
Lying on the beach in paradise is fun, but surely there's more to travel than that? Join this Boracay tour to visit the hidden beaches, working ports, schools, churches, and cooperatives that tie this community together.
* Explore Manoc Manoc Barangay Plaza
* Explore the local side of Boracay and see how locals live
* Visit key parts of the community, including the working boat cargo docks and a handicraft cooperative
* Climb Mount Luho and take in some pretty epic views
* Relax on several local beaches, watching kite surfers, indulging in a beach BBQ, and going for a swim
* Learn about the island’s recycling efforts and understand how you can minimise your impact as a tourist
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Boracay Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
Children under five years old are free of charge.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Get to know the local side of Boracay by escaping the tourist beaches in favour of local transportation, cooperatives, schools, and hidden beaches only locals know about.
Start your Boracay tour by travelling as the locals do, either by motorised trike or an open-sided van. You're on your way to Manoc Manoc, a local residential community in Boracay. Visit local community gathering places to really get a feel for the heart of the community, and walk to Manoc Manoc Beach to see the cargo boats unloading - an important part of life here.
From there, catch a pedalo (bike with sidecar) to the local school to take part in an English conversation lesson with the kids (if school is in session).
Next on our Boracay tour is Bulabog Beach, a great spot to kick back with a coconut drink and a rice cake snack and watch kite surfers and windsurfers perform their tricks.
We'll continue on towards Mount Luho, passing high-end property developments on the island before arriving at the highest point of the mountain. Take in amazing views of Boracay from the viewing platform on Mount Luho.
Travel down the other side of the mountain to visit the Municipal Recycling Facility and learn how the island manages some of the impacts of tourism. The recycling program has been so successful that it has been replicated throughout the Philippines. See products made from recycled goods and learn how you can minimise your environmental impact while travelling.
From there, we head to Puka Shell Beach for a beach barbecue lunch and a refreshing swim. Fed and revitalised, we'll visit the Yapak Ladies Shell Cooperative where you can try your hand at making jewellery like the locals, and haggle on the street stalls for some of the best shell jewellery made in Boracay.
The final stop on our tour in Boracay is Diniwid Beach. Walk along the cliff path to Fridays Hotel on the aptly named White Beach and kick back and watch the waves with a smoothie or sunset cocktail. Perfect way to cap off a local tour in Boracay, don't you think?!
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