9pm Departure from Victory Liner Cubao Station
Arrival at Iba, Zambales (Midnight)
7am Meet-up at Circle Hostel
Volcanic Ash Trek to Yangil
Tree-planting at the Nursery
Lunch at the Village
Village Tour & Storytelling with the Tribe
Archery, Traditional Music & Dances
Sunset at Liwliwa
Snacks at Chief Iking’s
Cocktails – Tipsy with Sustainability (Optional)
Free Time / Beach Time
1230pm Departure from San Felipe to Cubao
530pm Arrival in Victory Liner Cubao Station
Two decades ago, a huge volcanic eruption changed the lives of thousands of people whose ways of life have never been the same. Join us on this unique and authentic journey to appreciate the deep traditions and the inspiring stories of the Aeta people.
Trek through volcanic ash and cross fresh rivers to arrive in the village of the Aeta tribe. Learn the tribe’s culture through food, dance, music, archery, and herbal medicine.
End the day by learning how to make cocktails with in-season local fruits and how to save the seeds so we can plant them with the Aetas on our next visit.
This program is done in partnership with Seed Nation and The Circle Hostel.
8:30PM, Saturday after your tour
The Circle Hostel Common Area
Registration fee: Php 250/person
To be paid right before the workshop.
Minimum Pax: 3
If less than 3 Tribes and Treks – Zambales guests sign up for the workshop by the afternoon of the Thursday before the tour date, the workshop will not push through.
The Aeta tribe of Yangil is an indigenous Filipino tribe. There are around 38 families in their village nested in the mountain ranges of San Felipe, Zambales. The tribe relies on heavily on its environment for livelihood and culture. They speak Filipino, their local dialect Sambal, and a little bit of English.
The tour aims to help the Aeta tribe rebuild their farms, forest, and livelihoods. Tourism brought in by MAD Travel, with the help of the San Felipe LGU and the Circle Hostel, has provided funds for the community to build a tree nursery, construct village infrastructures, and procure carabaos.