Discover Aklan more intimately with this guided trekking tour of Ibajay town, where you will see the province’s multifaceted landscape beyond the famous beaches of Boracay Island.
The 9-hour trek package will take you to Mt. Balinsayaw, which lends stunning views of mountaintops after an easy 1-hour hike, and then to Katunggan It Ibajay, a community of centuries-old mangroves. Finally, you will see Nawidwid Falls, which slopes down different levels from a height of 50 meters.
Transportation will be provided for the entire tour, with shared pickup and drop-off service within Kalibo or Caticlan. You will enjoy the company of a tour coordinator and trek guide as well as the convenient inclusion of morning snacks, bottled water, and a packed lunch. The package also covers fees for admission and onsite guide, and tour insurance.
The Mt. Balinsayaw trail is rarely visited but well-maintained, so you’re sure to have a relaxed hike, especially for beginners. It shows a variety of landscapes, including rice paddies, hills, rivers, and mini dams, plus glimpses of rural life among towering coconut trees. As the trees clear, you will then start your ascent through lush, bushy grass all the way to lookout points that reveal mountaintops and the ocean on the horizon.
At the Katunggan It Ibajay ecopark, you will marvel at the huge cluster of giant mangroves unique to the Philippines. In fact, they comprise as much as 77% of the country’s entire mangrove species. To explore the park, enjoy walking on suspended walkways that maze around the mangrove branches, some you have to nearly crawl through.
The tour concludes at the beautiful Nawidwid Falls. While the falls may seem intimidating with its 50-meter dropoff, the pool below is swim-friendly. Because the water flows gently enough, you can even comfortably pose for pictures at the foot of the falls. It’s quite the perfect finale after a day of hiking. So, book now for this unique trekking opportunity in Ibajay, Aklan. Check the availability by choosing a date.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.
- In case of extreme weather conditions, some destinations may not be accessible and guests will be brought to an alternative tourist site.
- Expect to have a 1-hour trekking activity at Mt. Balinsayaw and 1 hour and 30 mins. walk going to Nawidwid Falls