Look forward to a fun and intriguing time at Davao’s D’Bone Collector Museum with this half-day tour that also includes a visit to Museo Dabawenyo, Kadayawan Cultural Village, and Cacao City. Available every Monday to Friday, this tour runs for 5 hours, inclusive of transfer service.
With more than 700 specimens, Davao’s D’Bone Collector Museum has one of the largest collections of animal skeletons in the Philippines. These were amassed and continue to be curated by US-born but Davao-based Darrell Dean Blatchley.
You will enjoy an in-depth guided tour of the exhibits, which boast not only animals of tropical rainforests but also marine species. In fact, you will find more than 29 whales and dolphins, the most ever assembled in the country. There are also fossils collected from Canada, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the US, including that of a grizzly bear. Make sure to get your photo with 2 of the prized skeletons on display: a 12-foot elephant and a 41-foot sperm whale.
The museum was established to promote conservation of the forests and seas. Some of the marine animals here actually died after ingesting plastic. Your visit will be an eye-opening experience that the museum hopes will spur greater awareness to better protect natural habitats.
Next to see is Museo Dabawenyo, whose exhibits illustrate Davao’s history and culture. You will also visit the Kadayawan Village that further features the heritage of the region’s 11 indigenous and Moro tribes through richly reconstructed houses.
Your last stop will be at Cacao City. Shop a wide variety of chocolate products made from cacao or cocoa grown in Davao’s award-winning farms. Spanish colonizers first planted cocoa in the Davao region to maintain a monopoly of chocolate exports, which they called “food for the gods.” Through the centuries, Davao has become one of the world's main sources for premier cocoa beans.
This half-day tour of Davao’s D'Bone Collector Museum and city attractions come inclusive of transfer service and admission fees. Check availability now by choosing a date.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.