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“Culture experience ”

The Philippine Experience
Ranked #9 of 67 Tours in El Nido
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: An all-day "experience" with a mini flora / fauna trek, Arnis (traditional Filipino stick fighting), a mini cooking course, coconut climbing (with a rope & safety harness), trying your hand at local crafts, skills & games during a unique day all about the Philippines. We have 3 trips a week, fb message us for details!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day tour experiencing some of the local Filipino culture. Walk through the jungle looking at all the flora and fauna. Climbed a coconut tree, cooked some of our lunch. Food was delicious, lovely local food. Had dessert at the end of tour, although very tasty. Played some Filipino games. Facilities were good, had a toilet and decent hand washing facilities. Was a very fun day tour. Would highly recommend!

Thank Eimear K
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mark t, Owner at The Philippine Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Great to hear u had a fantastic day with us! Thanks for leaving such kind words :)

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

A short trike from El Nido, Shen and Mark take us through a tiny hike pointing out interesting flora and fauna until a small ex boat-building village is reached. Here they take you through a range of activities. Very relaxed and at your own pace, this is not pretentious but if you want to see a small snippet of Filipino Island life with two very lovely guides then I would really recommend it. Personal favourite was the flip flop kids game which just shows how little you need for half an hour of fun and will show you who is competitive in your group.
This is a working village so be aware of farm animals and all that entails.
All the cooking and cleaning was done with safe water as well so good to see hygiene taken seriously.

Thank Andrew T
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mark t, Owner at The Philippine Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thanks for the detailed review, Andrew! Hope you've had chance to play the flip flop game since!!! :)

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Came here as part of my Philippines tour group and loved it!! Mark and Shen taught us a lot about Philippine culture and arranged so many really cute activities for our group. Lunch was delicious and loved seeing my friends freak out while climbing the coconut tree :) SO worth doing this in El Nido, thanks guys!!!!

Thank evapeter7
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mark t, Owner at The Philippine Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thanks for the review... Glad u had a really fun day with us and enjoyed the lunch and coconut climbing! Really appreciate you taking the time to leave such awesome feedback! Yey!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Really fun experience. We made food, climbed a coconut palm tree, painted shotsglasses and many other things. The guides were amazing! So good at English, both very engaged and excited.
Overall a great experience, something you should try in El Nido!

Thank Victoria F
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mark t, Owner at The Philippine Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Nice! So happy to hear you had a fun experience with us! Thanks for taking time to leave a review Victoria, much appreciated :)

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful experience! Shen and Mark shared really interesting knowledge about the local plants, culture and food. The wide range of activities was well organised and engaging, and the lunch feast was delicious.

Thank Member1135
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mark t, Owner at The Philippine Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback and such a glowing review! V much appreciated- makes us happy to know you had a wonderful experience :)

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