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Culture Week in The Philippines
Culture Week in The Philippines
Immerse yourself in the cuisine, culture and visit famous sights

Immerse yourself in the cuisine, culture and visit famous sights

Cooking class in the The Philippines
Cooking Class
Learn traditional Philippines cooking

Learn traditional Philippines cooking

El Nido, Province de Palawan, Philippines
El Nido
Swim in the Big lagoon in el Nido, Palawan

Swim in the Big lagoon in el Nido, Palawan

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This program offers a great opportunity for you to learn and understand more about Philippine culture and to become more familiar with your surroundings in and around Palawan. It is an enriching experience to get to know the local culture and customs and adapt yourself to the local environment.

Throughout this week, you will partake in Philippine language classes, a cooking class and visit a local market amongst many other things!

The week acts as a recommended introduction to Palawan and Philippine culture but also as the perfect platform for meeting and bonding with fellow participants.


  • Help you get familiar with your local surroundings
  • Teach you helpful phrases in the local language
  • Broaden your knowledge of the local customs, history and culture
  • Provide a full induction, preparing you for a longer stay!


Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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Aborlan (Palawan), Philippines
Palawan is a special island dotted with fishing villages and surrounded by beautiful blue sea. The scenes contrasts perfectly with the emerald green jungled mountains which form its landscape. Our accommodation is located in Tigman Village in Aborlan District, a small and laid back area just outside of Puerto Princesa City.
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Sunday - Arrival

CJA (Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport) Saturday or Sunday : Early in the morning or evening

CIX (Captain Carlos Martinez de Pinillos International Airport) Saturday or Sunday : Pick Up from airport 0:800-10:00 and 18:30-22:00

If this is your first day, an orientation will take place in Cajamarca before program transfer

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  • Breakfast
  • Introduction meeting
  • Philippine language classes, Philippine do’s and don’ts and Philippine culture lessons
  • Tour around the compound and local area
  • Lunch
  • Workshop: Weaving coconut leaves or broom making
  • Philippine cooking Classes
  • Welcome dinner
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  • Breakfast
  • Visit at a local farm (vegetables, coconut or rice)
  • Lunch
  • Visit to a Waterfall (where you can swim)
  • Dinner
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  • Breakfast
  • Visit the capital of Puerto Princesa and its downtown area. Explore the famous church and the memorial park.
  • Lunch in Puerto Princesa.
  • Visit to the Palawan Museum and have time to shop in Robinsons Mall Palawan
  • Back to our center
  • Dinner
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  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing around Nara, including its local market
  • Lunch in Nara
  • Trip to the beautiful and swimmable Secret Beach
  • Dinner
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  • Breakfast
  • Visit the nearby island where they can swim and relax
  • Lunch
  • Orientation to the project location and observation, discussion and meeting about the projects.
  • Evaluation
  • Dinner
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Saturday - Departure
Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Minivans depart close by every 1-2 hours. At bus station, change to tricycle or taxi to the airport (1.5 hours) for earliest flights Saturday Afternoon
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  • All meals included
  • Free beverages
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Arrival Transfer (included with 2 wk+ trips)
  • Departure Transfer
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  • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
  • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
  • Upgrade to Private Room - 1 week$120
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More Information


  • minimum english levelBasic
  • CRB RequiredOn signup
  • passport copy requiredNo
  • resume copy requiredNo

Other Requirements

  • There are no further requirements for this program.


The food will consist mainly of local Philippine cuisine (lots of vegetables, meat, egg and rice) and will be served on site at this accommodation.


This center houses all participants in their programs around Palawan. It is built with many natural elements and have a tropical beach look to them! You’ll be sleeping on bunk beds and we have limited laundry facilities, so expect to wash your clothes by hand, unless you’d like to use the laundry service here for a small fee. Due to our tropical setting, WiFi service may not be what you are used to at home. It is limited and sometimes inaccessible due to weather, so having your own local SIM card and purchasing data through the GLOBE network may be your best option for staying connected consistently while you are in our local village. Please be advised that due to jellyfish in the water, it is unlikely that you will be able to swim at the beach close by the accommodation. There is an area near the river or on the other side of the village, which is about a 15 minute walk away, where you will be able to enjoy some time in the water.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Palawan Culture Week

Price per person$530/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.