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Malay Rural Experience
- 5-6 hours
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Swap luxury resorts for real life on this Boracay tour that will show you another side of this paradise. Learn about rice farming, fishing, and coconut oil production, be brave and explore a bat cave, and try some local dishes.
* Get a taste of rural Philippines
* Take a ferry to the Malay region
* Explore caves at Malay Poblacion, sip on a fresh coconut drink
* Learn to make handicrafts at the SKA Ladies Cooperative
* Meet fishermen, see rice farming
* Enjoy regional dishes by the Nabaoy River
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 over 5 pay adult price. Under 5 are free of charge.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers 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
Meet your English speaking guide at Cagban Jetty Port and travel to Caticlan in the Malay area. Jump on a trike and travel past rice fields along the rough Barangay Road to Malay Poblacion. See the City Hall and typical Barangay community centre. Take a walk through the caves to see bats, stalactites and stalagmites. The caves are surprisingly spacious and easy to explore with many open chambers.
Afterwards, meet a fisherman as he demonstrates the traditional and modern fishing methods they use, the perfect opportunity to try some fresh grilled fish. Then meet a rice farmer to learn about the rice cycles and processes. Try suman, a rice and coconut cake cooked in banana leaf.
The next stop is the Nabaoy River where lunch is served in a traditional ‘nipa’ tree hut on the banks. Enjoy true Malaynon cuisine made from ingredients grow on the river banks. Try the fresh water shrimp, the gabi root, chicken dishes and the fern salad. After lunch there is time to take a siesta or swim in the river.
Head back to the trike for the short journey to the Motag barangay. On the way see coconut oil production and coconut drying. Visit the SKA Ladies Cooperative to learn the art of making soap from entirely natural ingredients. There’s also a chance to get hands on and make a woven palm leaf bag, a material known locally as banig.
Take the trike back to the jetty for the return trip to Boracay island. The tour finishes at Cagban Jetty.