Valencia Home stay Adventure – 2 days
Day 1: Dumaguete City – Valencia
Meals: lunch and dinner
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel at Dumaguete, Negros Oriental for your Valencia home stay Adventure. Drive to Valencia, located in the foothills of Mount Talinis. Continue to the Casororo Falls. You will descend by steep stairs to the falls rock walls where a single column of sparkling water plunges into a chilly swimming pool. Enjoy time at the falls. The trek to Casaroro falls is not that easy because of the steepness of the way to the falls. If you feel you are not comfortable with that, the guide will bring you to an alternative trek route inside the lush forest of Mt. Talinis, an inactive volcano. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the falls. After lunch we will proceed to your home stay.
After arrival at the homestay you will meet your host family who will give you a short tour of the house and its neighbourhood. Your host Celestino is one of the beneficiaries of OURFood, a project of AFOS Foundation from Germany. Today you will visit Celestino´s farm and learn about good agricultural practices with the local farmers.
Pick fresh vegetables from the farms and try them out together with other local cuisine. Learn the local way of living by helping your host family in doing chores like feeding the pig/chicken or harvesting fruits and preparing food.
Enjoy dinner with your host family. After dinner, you may have the option to go to a nearby karaoke place with your guide, that is one of the favorite social activities of the locals. It really is fun!
Overnight at the homestay in Valencia.
Day 2: Valencia – Dumaguete
Meals: breakfast and dinner
Start your day with a little walk in the neighborhood. Join your host family in doing morning chores and enjoy a local breakfast. Afterwards, get your swimsuit ready for your river picnic. A local rickshaw will pick you up and bring you to the river. The river is clean, this is where the locals usually do their laundry or take a bath. The local government made sure that no settlers are located near the river to ensure its cleanliness. You may explore the river upstream and enjoy your private bath while your host prepares your light snacks. When everything is prepared, your food will be on top of a flat rock in the middle of the river. Enjoy the food and the nature sound of mother nature.
After the picnic, return to the homestay and freshen up.
It’s time to say goodbye to your host family. Transfer back to Dumaguete City.
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