Go on an agricultural trip and discover how bananas are grown and harvested when you join this guided tour of a banana plantation in Davao City. You will visit a 177-hectare banana plantation owned and operated by Hijo Resorts, whose property is located in Tagum City, roughly 80km away from the Davao City center. This tour includes admission fees, a delicious lunch of local dishes, and a local guide who will be with you throughout the tour. You will also be furnished with a private air-conditioned transport service, with pick up and drop off points at your hotel within Davao City.
Hijo Resources of Tagum City is credited for establishing the Philippine Banana Industry in the Philippines, sending their first shipment of bananas to Japan in 1969. Today, the company continues to export bananas and offer guided tours to their farm. During the tour, you will learn interesting tidbits about the banana industry, such as how these popular plantains are cultured, planted, hauled, and packed. Get a first-hand look at the lifecycle of a banana plant, starting from the seedling stage where it is placed in the nursery area.
See how the fruit is carefully wrapped with plastic as a protection from predators, and watch the “karero” haul the bananas to the packaging area until it is ready to be shipped to different corners of the world for export. It takes anywhere between 6 months to one year to harvest bananas, and the ones that are sent to different countries are the Cavendish variety. Afterward, time permitting, you will also visit a 60-hectare forest nearby where you can follow the hiking trail and walk over hanging bridges around the property. Watch out for monkeys and wild boar that live around the area before going back to your hotel at the end of the tour.
Don’t miss this chance to visit the Hijo banana plantation in Tagum City, a place just 80 km away from Davao City. Check availability by choosing a date.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.