Batanes Cultural Day Tour | Diura Fishing Village & Spring of Youth

Batanes Cultural Day Tour | Diura Fishing Village & Spring of Youth
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Diura Fishing Village boats
Diura Fishing Village
Girl in Diura Fishing Village
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Batanes Cultural Day Tour | Diura Fishing Village & Spring of Youth

Enrich your knowledge about age-old fishing traditions and take a dip at the famous Spring of Youth in this Diura Fishing Village day tour package in Batanes. This is perfect for travelers who want to relax at a serene place loved by locals and tourists alike.

You will be picked up at your accommodation in Basco on your chosen schedule. Your tour guide will inform you about the day's itinerary as you make your way through winding coastal roads, past rolling hills and down to a secluded cove that's home to a small, but close-knit fishing community, known by the locals as the Diura Fishing Village.

After a short hike from the vehicle’s drop off point, you will first stroll around the village accompanied by your assigned tour guide. Witness the daily fishing routines of local fisherfolks and see the salted dorado or arayu up close as it's either hung up on bamboo poles or being dried along the shore.

The harvesting of dolphin fish is a sacred tradition among the Ivatans. Your tour guide will give a lengthy discussion about the process of the time-honored ritual called the kapayvanuvanua, an old-age fishing ceremony held during the start of the fishing season in March. If you're lucky, you might be able to witness this traditional ritual in person.

You’ll then make your way to the Spring of Youth, locally known as Racuh-A-Idi Spring of Wellness. Walk through old columnar stone stairs leading to and from the man-made pool to take a dip in the free-flowing spring water which is believed by locals to have healing properties. The pool, surrounded by several native cottages and bamboo benches, fronts the Pacific Ocean. Admire the refreshing view of the sea and Mt. Iraya as you take a dip in the spring.

Spend some time seeing how charmingly simple life is in the fishing village by booking this tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Oct.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing and Walking
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Tagalog
  • Attractions: Diura Fishing Village, Spring of Youth, Mahatao, Batanes
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00. 13:00,

Pickup and Drop-Off Location: Basco, Batanes

To avoid delays, please be at the hotel lobby/accommodation 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled departure.

Included:
  • English-Speaking Guide

  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle

  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Land transfer to/from Diura Fishing Village

  • Mahatao Environmental fee

  • Lunch

  • Tips/Gratuities

  • Breakfast and dinner

  • Airport transfer


What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Extra Clothes

  • Appropriate Footwear

  • Extra Towel

  • Personal Medicine

  • Jacket or Umbrella (During Rainy Season)


Good to know:

- All our guides speak English.

- Sustainable Ecotourism Fee (PHP 350.00) and PAMB Fee (PHP 50.00) is only applicable one time while you are here in Batanes. If you purchase more than 1 package, kindly only purchase once.

- During August to February, chances of Dorado Fish catch is almost impossible to be viewed in the village.

- There is a possibility of changes on timing for the tour depending on the weather condition like rearranging your itinerary, but this will be directly coordinated by the Tour Coordinator who will be assigned to you once you arrive in Batanes

- Establishments do not accept credit cards, please bring enough cash with you unless it is possible for you to utilize the only available Automated Teller Machines in the capital town which is operated by the Landbank of the Philippines and Philippine National Bank

- Batanes is a protected area for all landscapes and seascapes in order to preserve its natural wonders including endemic floras and faunas. Your assigned Tour Guide will brief you on the details



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