AWESOME AGUSAN MARSH
Agusan Marsh is one of the most ecologically significant wetlands in the Philippines. Found in the heart of Mindanao's Agusan Basin, this vast expanse of marsh covers an area roughly the size of Metro Manila. It contains nearly 15 percent of the nation's fresh water resources in the form of swamp forests. During the rainy season, when the water rises to create large lakes, vast number of ducks come to Agusan Marsh to nest. In the dry months, thousands of birds come from as faraway as Japan, China and Russia to escape the chilly winter winds of Northern Asia. Over 200 individual species have been known to spend at least part of the year in the marsh, making it one of Asia's most important transit points for wild birds.
In the very heart of the marsh is a semi-permanent lake where thousands of hectares of lily pads, hyacinths and other hydrophytic plants spread out like an enormous green quilt. In the dark tea-colored waters live untold numbers of catfish, carp, soft-shell fresh water turtles, and crocodiles.
The tiny community of mostly ethnic Manobos have made their permanent homes deep within the marsh, living on floating homes. The small houses made of bamboo and nipa lashed to hard wood logs, freely rise or fall with the level of the marsh itself. The marsh provides virtually everything the Manobos need.
Despite the isolation, life in Agusan Marsh is good. The air is wonderfully sweet, the surrounding waters offer abundant food and there is a wonderful stillness at dawn and again at dusk, earning its name as the Enchanted Marsh. (http://www.psdn.org.ph/wetlands/wetland_agusan.html)
2 DAYS 1 NIGHT RATE PER PERSON
4 PERSONS 8,800.00 EACH
5 PERSONS 8,100.00 EACH
6 PERSONS 7,700.00 EACH
7 PERSONS 7,400.00 EACH
8 PERSONS 7,200.00 EACH
9 PERSONS 7,000.00 EACH
10 PERSONS 6,800.00 EACH
Airfare is not included in the above rates.
Overnight accommodation w/ breakfast In Butuan City
RT Transfers (Airport-Hotel-Airport)
RT Land Transportation and All Entrance Fees
Boatman and Specialized Tour Guide
TRIP NOTES Minimum of 4 persons traveling together. Agusan del Sur is 2.5 hours away from Butuan City and only exclusive private transportation is available. Flight recommendation will be MNL-BUTUAN-MNL.
MODE OF PAYMENT
Bank transaction (BPI/BDO/ChinaBank/PSBank/East West Bank)
All Major Credit Cards through PAYPAL
Cash in our offices Paranaque City | Tagaytay City
70% Non-refundable down payment
30% Upon arrival on the first day
Airfare (available upon request)
Food | Personal Expenses
Travel Insurance PHP200.00/pax and Gratuities for local guides