Siquijor homestay Experience – 2 days
Day 1: Siquijor Hotel – Siquijor home stay
Meals: lunch and Dinner
Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel. Drive to the mountain of Barangay of Cantabon, known to locals as a mysterious place.
Your first stop will be at the house of a healer. She is one of the descendants of a well-known healer in the community. Learn about typical traditional healing methods for which Siquijor is known for. You have the choice of different treatments such a “hilot” or “bulo-bulo”. Don’t worry: they are harmless treatments that will lift your spirits.
After the healing experiences we will proceed to Mt. Bandilaan, Siquijor’s highest peak. You will hike up to the highest point of the mountain where you can climb the watch tower from where you have a view over the whole Island of Siquijor. Continue to the century old “Balete tree” where you can dip your feet and experience “fish spa”. Drive to the homestay. You will meet your host family. Enjoy lunch.
Your hosts grow different kinds of crops or high value herbs or fruits. They also raise chickens, pig and goats. After you have settled, you may help out in feeding the livestock or help in preparing the dinner.
Dinner with your host family. After dinner it’s time for stories.
Overnight at the home stay.
Day 2: Siquijor home stay
Meals: breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast with your host family. After breakfast it’s time to start your bicycle tour. Say goodbye to your host family. Start cycling with your guide on a downhill trail passing by local villages. You will have a couple of stops along the way like the San Juan Church, the public swimming area in San Juan, the “public washing machine” near the market, a small souvenir shop with voodoo dolls and other “magical” stuff and a bridge with view of Apo Island and Dumaguete. At the last stop, Paliton beach, some snacks and fruits will be served and you have some time to swim as well. When you are ready, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
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