Off the Beaten Path: 8 Unique Nature and Culture Trips to Try in the Philippines

Try these 8 Unique Activities on Your Next Visit to the Philippines

  • 05:49 AM, 5 Sep, 2021
Kawa bath in Antique (c_o Flord Nicson Calawag_Calawag Mountain Resort)

As the Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT) prepares to welcome visitors once more, it is constantly developing new activities for travellers to experience and enjoy while making sure that all international safety protocols are met at the different destinations. 

Lahar Adventure (c_o Rommel Bundalian)

These initiatives include promoting new attractions in the different regions. The department recently held its first hybrid edition of its Regional Travel Fair in the Eastern Visayas Region, linking stakeholders through a tourism webinar, a one-day business-to-business (B2B) session and business-to-consumer (B2C) live selling. More than 1,500 registrants were able to participate through a virtual business venue and onsite activities at Summit Hotel Tacloban. 

“It is indeed more fun in the Philippines, with various activities being readied by the DOT to offer a new and unique experience for international tourists. At the same time, the Philippine government is also readying its welcome for travellers with infrastructure development such as the improvement of our domestic and international airports and new roadways that will offer faster access to our regional destinations,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.


Philippine Eagle (c_o Jacob Maentz)  

With more than 7,000 islands offering a unique experience to visitors, the Philippines is a destination unlike any other. Whether it’s relaxing in the beaches or the mountains, enjoying the vibrant urban life, or an immersion into indigenous culture, there are one-of-a-kind experiences that await in the Philippines for different types of travellers. 

Bamboo Bike Tour in Intramuros (c/o Bien Bautista)

Bamboo Bike Tour in Intramuros (c_o Walter Eric Sy)

1. Cycling around Intramuros on a Bamboo Bike

2. Zooming through Banaue’s Winding Roads on a Wooden Bike

3. Test Your Balance on Bamboo Stilts in Cebu 

4. Go Off-Road on a Lahar Adventure in Pampanga

5. Relax in a Kawa bath at Antique 

6. Visit the Philippine Eagle in Davao

7. Learn the Indigenous Art of Weaving in the Cordillera fabric circuit

8. Organic Green Tour (OGT) Circuit

These activities and more await your return to the Philippine shores where the warmth of the country is matched by the local hospitality. Enrich your traveling experiences by trying these new activities and more that are constantly being developed by the Department of Tourism, which is also ensuring a safe trip by standardizing the health and hygiene protocols in all its destinations. While the world awaits reopening, Philippine tourism workers are undergoing constant training and tourism establishments implementing standardized safeguards in their premises to protect their guests and employees. 

Bamboo Stilts Race (c_o Gustianto) 

The Philippines Department of Tourism has been awarded a SafeTravels Stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) in recognition of its adoption of “health and hygiene global standardized protocols” that will ensure safe travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, conducts thorough inspection and assessment, to ensure that only those who are accredited are allowed to open and receive guests.

Cordillera fabric circuit

The Philippine government through its Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) is constantly updating its protocols to safeguard Filipinos and foreign nationals who are traveling to the Philippines

Kawa bath in Antique (c_o Ryan Carlo Enriquez)

To know the latest updates and travel advisories about the Philippines visit or download the Travel Philippines app at the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

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