Departing in 4×4 around sunrise we drive 70 minutes to Macalachao, boarding a native banca for a 10 minute trip across to Calauit Island. There we take a safari either by foot or by truck to view African and local animals in a wildlife park reputedly Southeast Asia’s largest. The giraffe literally feed out of your hands. The cute Calamian deer thrive in the park: elsewhere they are endangered. Returning to the 4×4 after a 3-hour safari we hike into Sinibayan Falls for a barbecue lunch and swim in rainforest fresh water rock pools before returning to Camp Calauit.
5:30 am?? ?Early breakfast as early birds catch the Giraff
6:30 am?? ?Depart by 4?4 for Calauit Wildlife Safari Park, home to giraffe, zebra, elan and the endangered Calamian dee
8:00 am?? ?Walk into the park, getting up close and personal with giraffe which will eat out of your hand!
10:30 am?? ?4?4 trip to Sinibayan to trek through rainforest for a remote BBQ experience and swim in natural fresh water pools.
2:30 pm?? ?Arrive at Camp Calauit for merienda and to pick up gear, returning to Busuanga Airport for late flight out or Coron town by 5:00 pm.
Swim in rainforest fresh water
Duration: Fullday. From 5.30 am – 2.30 pm
What to bring: Suncreen, hat, bug repellent refillable water container as you will be provided only a single new plastic mineral water bottle that you will need to refill, walking shoes that will get wet or strong sandals, swim wear, waterproof layer, dry clothes, educational giveaways like crayons for children in place of tip money. (you can purchase water/trekking foot wear, water bottles and day packs from our office in Palawan).
A National Tourism (Kalakbay Award) winner, we put its money where its ecotourism mouth is, by splitting income 50:50 with the local people at Kayak Inn, Antique and Camp Calauit, Palawan.