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Swimming with Whalesharks in Donsol - 3D/2N
Day 1: The islands of Ticao
Your adventure begins at the Legazpi airport where you immediately get a stunning view of Mayon Volcano. From there you drive 1.5 hours to Donsol and hop on a boat to visit the islands of Ticao. You spend the whole day snorkeling coral reefs, enjoying white sandy beaches and admiring limestone rock formations. Highlights include swimming in beautiful lagoons with crystalline waters and seeing the magnificent Catandayagan Falls that empties straight into the sea.
In late afternoon you head back to Donsol and spend the night at your beachside accommodations.
Day 2: Donsol
After breakfast you listen to a briefing on how to properly interact with whale sharks then get on your boat and start looking for the animals. A spotter scans the water and when he sees a shark the boat approaches to within 15 meters (50 feet) or so then you and your guide jump off and swim towards the animal. You can get up to 2 meters (6 feet) of the shark but you need to be careful not to touch it or get in its way. The sharks stay at the surface to feed on plankton. If you don't touch or disturb it, it will continue feeding and swimming at the surface without paying any attention to you. If it gets spooked by people, however, it will dive and disappear. If a shark dives then you go back on the boat and look for more sharks. You spend the whole morning looking for and swimming with different sharks.
After a tiring but unforgettable morning you spend a relaxing afternoon on the beach. In early evening we drive you to the outskirts of town where you get on a small boat to float down the Firefly River.
Day 3: Donsol
After breakfast you say goodbye to Donsol and drive back to the Legazpi airport.
|Min. 2 pax
Included: Accommodations in Elysia Beach Resort or similar with breakfast. Private Transport in an A/C vehicle with the services of an English speaking Chauffeur Guide; Entrance Fees; Taxes;
Excluded: International or domestic flights; Visa; Meals; Tips and Portages; All expenses of personal nature such as Telephone Calls, Laundry and Tipping etc.
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