How to travel secluded beaches and islands in Palawan – Tao Philippines Sailing Adventure

How to travel secluded beaches and islands in Palawan – Tao Philippines Sailing Adventure

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COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT is having a direct socioeconomic impact on the community by diversifying, donating, or employing locals. Community Empowerment grows community leaders, is change leading, bold, and entrepreneurial.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP is protecting the environment for those after you by implementing conservation and sustainable practices. It is committing to the protection and responsible use of the surroundings for future enjoyment.

ECOLOGICAL CONNECTION is immersion and engagement with land, water, flora or fauna in the environment. This is disconnecting to reconnect all while being responsible and conscious of the impact that is being made.

CROSS-CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT is having a direct interaction with the culture you are visiting. You are learning from them, whether it be textile skills, about their history, or staying with a local family in a homestay. Cross-cultural engagement with another culture will have a lasting impact long after a trip.

The Experience

Tao Philippines is an ecotourism island-hopping experience that takes you off the beaten path into the remote islands of the Bacuit Archipelago in Palawan Province. Venture off the grid for five days into unspoilt reefs and island adventures with a group of like-minded travellers through this sustainable travel experience in the Philippines.

Hang out with local islanders while you learn the true meaning of community. Stay overnight in Tao basecamps that range from a raw isolated island to a traditional fishing village or a hidden jungle lodge. There is no itinerary and no set destination – just paradise playgrounds of deserted islands.

One essential for every journey is a stop at the Tao Farm to collect food and water supplies. This is also where guests can learn about the community projects Tao leads.

Tao believes in empowering local women by providing them with the opportunity to earn additional income through the Tao Foundation. They have trained over 40 massage therapists, community health workers, and sewing shop employees who make bedding for the villages.

Additionally, Tao has set up an education program for young islanders, and several employment opportunities throughout all islands to keep this program running sustainably and collaboratively.

Remember, the Tao Philippines experience isn’t for everyone – but if you fancy open sea breeze as air conditioning, no WIFI, and you don’t mind basic toilets, then this is just for you. It’s an experience that will have a lasting impact and likely be the best island hopping experience you’ll ever have.

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Author: Eco Escape Travel | Date: March 22, 2017

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