Palawan El Nido Sibaltan Heritage Private Land Tour D

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El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
5 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Learn about Cuyonon heritage when you go on this private heritage day tour to Sibaltan in El Nido, Palawan. This heritage tour of Sibaltan in El Nido already comes with the assistance of a tour guide and air-conditioned transfers so you don’t have to worry about arranging these yourself. You also have the option of purchasing packed lunch as an add-on to this tour.

Your driver and your guide will pick you up from your hotel or resort in El Nido in the morning. You’ll then make your way to Sibaltan, a coastal village in El Nido. The village is home to the Cuyonons, a group of people who used to live in Cuyo Island, located off the northeastern coast of the Palawan mainland. As the population of the Cuyonons grew, they had to migrate to Sibaltan to ensure that there were enough resources to share with all its people. They are believed to be one of the oldest civilizations to inhabit Palawan.

During your visit, you'll be able to experience the old style of kuyunon, a traditional massage. You will also see Balay Cuyonon, a replica of a traditional Cuyonon house, which uses bamboo and nipa. The house also serves as a museum, and inside you’ll see items that you would find in a traditional Cuyonon home around 100 years ago, including fishing gear and kitchen items.

There’s also a replica of the pangko, a traditional boat that Cuyonons used to trade with the nearby islands. You’ll also learn more about the Cuyonon heritage and culture through one of the village’s storytellers composed of Cuyonon elders. Listen as they share with you the Cuyonon’s way of living, and feel free to ask questions.

If you booked an add-on packed lunch, you can enjoy it in the village. Just remember to clean up afterward and don’t leave any litter. Before leaving, don’t forget to check out the Buri bags that you can buy as souvenirs. The Cuyonon women themselves weave these bags.

Visit Sibaltan Heritage with this private day tour and immerse yourself in the local culture. Check the availability by choosing a date.  

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Accommodation pick-up and drop off from El Nido
El Nido Private land tour with tour guide assistance
Tour Itinerary: Sibaltan Heritage
Private air-conditioned van transfers
Not Included: Lunch, Eco Tourism Development Fund, Tips, and Gratuities


Culture, Arts & Historical Tours
Private Tours

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. Lunch is not yet included, but you may have a packed lunch as an add-on which will be served during the tour. Eco Tourism Development Fund will be paid on site.

Children Friendly: Yes! Children 0-3 are free of charge.

Pet Friendly: Yes!

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes!

Pick-up time is at 9:00 AM Philippine Standard Time from any hotel in El Nido, but be prepared 15-20 minutes before your schedule pick-up. 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 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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