Province of Isabela
6 Days – 5 Nights
Explore and experience the Isabelino culture and tradition. Enjoy the outdoors with friends and families. Combine business with pleasure for your all-in-one trip in the province where the business environment and love of nature is very upbeat. Accessibility will never be a problem since Isabela is at the heart of the Cagayan Valley Region. Cebu Pacific flies from Manila to Cauayan City four times a week or take the night buses like Victory liner and Florida Bus Lines traveling to Tuguegarao City.
Arrival Reception. If taking the plane, lunch al fresco at a Farm Tourism establishment in Cauayan City. Motor to Ilagan City; visit and explore the Ilagan Sanctuary caves, waterfalls, zoo and enjoy the outdoor activities like zipline ride, cable car, rock climbing, treetop adventure, wall climbing and others.
Take Cyclone Plane from Cauayan City Domestic Airport; reception with Guides at Palanan Airstrip. Visit the Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Marker. Trek to the Palanan river and explore the town on foot; listen to a lecture and introduction to natural history at the PWDECO souvenir shop.
Enjoy a uniquely unforgettable cruise along Palanan River passing by Dibungco, the first Agta organized community; Culasi mangroves and Palanan Bay; Pacific Ocean view and Northern Sierra Madre Mountain and Brgy. Dicotcotan. Brgy. San Isidro is sheltered from the Pacific Ocean by Palanan Point’s barrier reefs for homecook lunch overlooking the sea. The rest of the day will be spent exploring the beach, forest and the mobile leanto’s of the Palanan Agta and a refreshing dip at the crystal waters of the sea.
Jungle trek and nature related activities with cultural immersion will be the day’s agenda including a trek to Disadsad Waterfalls passing by fishing villages or farming villages. Explore the waterfalls area from top to bottom by climbing the mountain walls or enjoy swimming at its basin.
Trek to the 16 hectare biological plot in Villa Robles. Venture inside the ecosystem and discover the rich biodiversity of Palanan and the dynamics of rainforest ecosystem. A Forester will lecture on the importance of preserving the natural habitats at the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park while exploring the area. Farewell dinner will be served.
Fly out of Palanan in the morning; souvenir shopping at Cauayan City while enjoying the local delicacies; take early evening bus back to Manila or catch the plane back to Manila in the morning.