Meet The People And Discover The Day-To-Day Life In El Nido With The Cultural Tour
This exclusive group tour will bring you to meet the inhabitants of El Nido, their daily life, culture and traditions. This is a beautiful encounter and the best way to learn more about the Cuyonon and Tagbanua (the local peoples of El Nido).
What Is The Cultural Tour?
The Cultural Tour in El Nido will take you during a day to meet and discover the life of the local peoples of northern Palawan. The tour starts at 8am and we’ll come back to town around 5pm. Your group will embark in a air-conditioned van with which we’ll go to different villages. This tour is opened to groups of 6 people, for a price of 1500P/person.
This is a chance to discover the real life in El Nido, behind the touristic facade. You will discover the life in the local villages surrounding the area, the traditional house construction technics, fishing techniques, local food and much more.
A Carabao And Its Cart
Bangkas On The Beach
Enjoying The Local Food
Meeting The Cuyonon and Tagbuana People
The Cuyonon and Tabuana (or Tagbwana) are two of the oldest ethnic groups in Philippines. The Cuyonon are originally from Cuyo and the surrounding Cuyo Islands, in the north east of Palawan, and the Tagabuana mainly live in the central and northern part of Palawan.
During the Cultural Tour, you will learn more about the history of this groups, the social structures in their villages and their traditions and technics. You will also get to see how are done the confection of the “Sawali” (traditional house walls) and the “Nipa” (traditional house roofs), how the metal is worked to create a “Bolo” (local machete), and what are the instruments used in the fishing technics.
This tour will please the tourists that are in search of authenticity and human encounter. You will also get to eat the local food and taste the local coconut wine. For the guests who choose to go on this Cultural Tour, it generally is an enriching and unforgettable experience.