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About Tribal Adventures

A boutique tour and accommodation provider with a mission to empower tribal Filipinos, Tribal Adventure Tours Inc. started as a white water venture in the 1990s, winning the Kalakbay national tourism Award in 1999 for its Panay Adventure to Kayak Inn, a Tribal Adventures' resort, the operation of which has ....more

Reasons to tour with Tribal Adventures

Pioneer adventure tour business in the Philippines, now in its third decade

Founder-led

Empowers tribal people

Operates the largest fleet of genuine sit-in sea kayaks in the Philippines

Operates adventure accommodation

Uses fair per person tiered pricing

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

Curious & active adventurers entertained by nature. If you're a party-goer forget it.

How long has the tour company been trading?

25 years

Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

Remote camping with hotel linen probably would, but makeshift camping is beyond the remit of health and safety

Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

Better than a charity: Empowering tribal Filipinos, already with full control of enterprise Kayak Inn, Antique. More to come.

What policies are in place for Covid-19?

Follow local and national rules and protocols, which include mandatory vaccination for arrivals as of 10 February 2022. Deep cleaning is standard by team and crew, and masking is required when social distancing not possible.

What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

Commitment to low impact visitor experiences: Construction native in content, style & execution; locally sourced supplies; tapping locals for team members; supporting and empowering tribal communities; avoiding single use plastics; providing sterilised reusable water bottles with limitless refills.

What documents will I receive before I travel?

Can I join the tour once it has departed?

Yes, but Participant will need to hire boat to catch up to expedition

What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

2 changes can be made free of charge, thereafter there is a charge

Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

They won't be party goers: Tribal Adventures' activity-rich expeditions have participants retiring early. (El Nido-Coron boat safaris have a reputation for being partying trips, with late nights and lots of noise. There are plenty of such trips. Ours are different.

What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

Sincere, consistent commitment to low impact visitor experiences: Construction native in content, style & execution; locally sourced supplies; tapping locals for team members; supporting and empowering tribal communities; avoiding single use plastics

Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

Probably unnecessary as singles use smaller tents to twins and doubles with larger tents. Thus, no single supplement

Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

Better than a charity: Empowering tribal Filipinos, already with full control of enterprise Kayak Inn, Antique

Book With Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Tribal Adventures allows you to make 2 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Tribal Adventures allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform Tribal Adventures, 60 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Tribal Adventures requires a minimum deposit of 25% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 14 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of Tribal Adventures charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit
    At 15 days before tour starts: 25% of tour cost
    At 7 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost
  • Tribal Adventures Covid-19 protocols

    Transport
    Car & Van drivers thoroughly clean and sanitize vehicles nightly and before and after each trip, sanitizing inside and outside door & window handles, seatbelts and buckles, airconditioner switches, dash boards, glove box exteriors, radio and other controls, steering wheel, brake and shift stick. Distancing will apply till further notice: maximum total driver and passengers in Pick-up is 3 inside and 1 outside; for van is 6 inside.
    Banca boats: Tribal Adventures will place a maximum number of passengers and crew at 50% of the registered maximum capacity of the vessel. Until further notice, every banca trip will carry a guide or cook who will implement sanitation and best safety protocols, namely boarding with assistance using arm support. The guide or cook will ensure passenger area is clean and sanitised and boat crew comply with health, sanitation & safety protocols. The cook or guide as case may be shall have sole responsibility of food and drink preparation and service from start to finish

    Equipment, food service, drinks on tour
    Kayaks & tents
    During this Covid-19 period there will be extra hygiene and health protocols, with Tribal guides thoroughly cleaning sea kayaks in and around the cockpit/s, the hatches and hatch covers and carrier toggles. Life vests and spray skirts, day-trip hampers and overnight camping equipment will be cleaned and placed into plastic bags, labelled for each guest; the handle area of paddles will be wiped thoroughly with disinfectant immediately before use.
    Reservations teams are asked to ascertain the sex, age, build, weight and height of each participant, and if overnight, whether bedding is double or single. On the basis of height estimate from participants we set foot rests of kayak pedals ahead. While Covid-19 protocols persist, clients need to be prepared, under instruction, to set up the interiors of their tents. Tents and shower facilities will be set up with guide and crew taking precautions including using disposable gloves and wiping down strategic parts of tent like zippers, entrance canopies. While the threat of Covid-19 persists clients will need to be willing and able to get in and out of their kayaks without physical assistance of guide and crew beyond aiding in the stabilisation of the kayaks at either ends of the kayak/s. This means that clients need to have some experience with sea kayaking in enclosed, sit-in sea kayaks. Note: if clients have no such experience they need to advise Tribal Adventures so the company can prepare sit-on sea kayak/s in lieu.

    F&B, Water
    Packed meals for day trips will be prepared & packed by one person only, whose hands are cleaned with soap, who is wearing disposable gloves and a mask. We also need to know of allergies and food preferences. For meals other than packed meals, as far as possible food will be cooked on site and served individually. During the Covid-19 period: EACH CLIENT SHOULD BRING THEIR OWN WATER BOTTLE, while as a supplement we will supply our usual sterilised water bottles. Observing sanitation, we assign newly washed and stored dedicated plates, cups, glassware, eating utensils for each tour participant: A dispenser holding plates etc will be provided each participant. We will urge clients to clean and stash away their assigned eating and drinking vessels and utensils. Tribal Adventures supplies fresh spring water in bulk for drinking, the tap of which is wiped with sanitiser after each use. For further questions please contact Greg via tours@tribaladventures.com

  • Secure payments

    All payments are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.

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