Aklan Motag Living Museum Tour with Guide, Snacks & Transfers

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Tour starts
Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
Duration
4 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English, Tagalog
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Description

Learn more about the history and culture of the province of Aklan when you visit the Motag Living Museum in Malay, Aklan. This day tour comes with the assistance of a guide, complimentary traditional snacks, interactive activities, and pick-up and drop-off from Kalibo.

On the day of your tour, be ready at 9 AM as your driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Kalibo at that time. After getting settled in the vehicle, you will make your way to Motag Living Museum in Barangay Motag. 

It’s called a living museum because it has many interactive exhibits that visitors will enjoy. Think of it more as a theater that will make you travel back in time and immerse in the day-to-day activities of the Malaynons. The museum will give you a picture of how life in Aklan was in previous times before it became one of the most visited provinces in the country. 

You’ll see how traditional farming methods are done, and if you want, you can also try plowing, planting, and pounding rice yourself. You’ll also see traditional houses made from bamboo and complete with features like a well, a traditional cart, and an outdoor toilet. Check out the local women weaving leaves into different wares like bags, some of which you can buy at the museum’s souvenir shop. The locals can also teach you the traditional way of weaving.

You’ll also notice that most of the “performers” are elderly. This is a conscious choice on the part of the museum to help honor and empower their elders.

Once you have fully explored the museum, enjoy the traditional farewell song sung by the museum’s community members before your driver brings you back to your hotel in Kalibo.

Spend a day exploring Motag Living Museum and know more about the province’s past with this day tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Motag Living Museum day tour
Interactive activities-learn local crafts
Complimentary snacks
Local tour coordinator
Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Kalibo Proper or Caticlan

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Activities

Culture, Arts and Historical Tour

What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a private tour. Traditional snacks will be served during the tour. Activities not indicated are to be paid on site should guests want to avail themselves.

Children Friendly: Children 0-3 are free of charge but are not included in the complimentary snacks. Parents may share their meal or pack food for their children.

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: There are no extreme activities included in this experience.

Pick-up time is at 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM Philippine Standard Time from any hotel within the vicinity of Kalibo proper, pick-up may also be arranged within Caticlan but it will be on a shared pick-up and drop off basis. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee may apply.

The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 24 hours before your original subject to approval.

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