Hikes and Harmony: Tree Nurturing with MAD Travel & MPNR Foundation
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Please select if you wish to reserve a slot for a day-tour on a weekday or a weekend. We will finalize your tour date via email once payment has been settled.
You are headed to the Sierra Madre, the longest mountain range in the country which shields us from the storms of the East. You will be trekking within the Upper Marikina Watershed, 26,000 hectares large and will be within the ancestral domain of the Dumagat. Our on ground partner, Mount Purro Nature Reserve, will assist you during the whole program.
Day-tour Package Inclusions:
Forest hike: Mini-trail (15-30mins) or full trail (60-120mins) available.
Lunch (Vegetarian option available upon request)
River trek (90-120 mins + swimming time)
Afternoon Snack and Brewed Native Coffee
Tree nurturing activities
Access to Mount Purro Nature Reserve Facilities - swimming pool, nature playscape, game room, shower facilities, outdoor gazebos and open cottages, bonfire area
What to bring:
Please bring fresh water and some snacks. Mount Purro has water available at the jump off point. A reusable water bottle is a must.
Small backpack to carry your belongings
extra shirt and shorts/leggings
and get ready to swim! There is an afternoon river trek if you want to join, and you may also swim in the pool if you like.
cellphone/camera - this is a must! The forest is full of small and big things.
water proofing for your camera/cellphone
Extra money in case you want to buy food or stay overnight
Bring your own towels and toiletries
There is only SMART signal in the area, and it is not that strong
Cellphone signal may be accessed 15 minutes
Upon arrival your temperature might be checked by the tour guide team on site. Those with a temperature higher than 37.5C, fever and flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to enter the premises.
Fill out health declaration form - all guests may be asked to submit and truthfully fill out the Health Declaration Form prior to checking-in. An online form will be sent together with your confirmation.
Foreign and local guests with travel history may be asked to present their passports, quarantine certificate or health certificate.
Bring your face mask
Wash your hands frequently inside the clean bathrooms of the area
Your name, address and contact information must be declared for contact tracing
DO NOT take off your mask during the trail as we do not want to risk infection within the community.
Stay socially distant from your guides, staff and the community members. If they forget, please be pro active and remind them as well.
No walk-ins. Prior reservation is required.
The following are NOT ALLOWED:
Pregnant women and immuno-compromised persons
Do not throw anything on the trail. There are trash cans available at the entrance. We make an effort to keep everything clean.
Do not take anything from the forest unless your guide allows you. The area is sacred to them and some items that you touch may be itchy or irritating to your skin.
Advanced Reservations are REQUIRED. Walk-Ins Not Allowed.
*For overnight requests and a longer itinerary, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org