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Antique Province Eco-Adventure | Las Islas Travel and Tours

Antique Province has a lot of adventure to offer for kids to Senior Citizen, My friend Jherson invited me to join his team on a weekend adventure in the three municipalities composed of Pandan, Culasi, and Tibiao.

The team meets me in Boracay as I am based on the island. We left the island around 2pm, our first destination is the Malumpati Cold Spring. It's approximately an hour from Caticlan Jetty Port. The shuttle (Suzuki APV) of Las Islas Travel and Tours are very spacious and comfortable.
As we left Caticlan. I was so excited because such my first time in Malumpati Cold Spring and adventures await.

MALUMPATI COLD SPRING, PANDAN ANTIQUE
We arrived in Malumpati around 4:40pm and a perfect time because some people were preparing to go home. The first adventure was the River Tubing, but we headed in the Blue Lagoon of Malumpati before our actual adventure starts. The tour guide is very knowledgeable it comes to the safety of their guest.

The tubing will take more or less 15 minutes, and those 4 rapids on the way, it was more fun with the guides, there's a lot of pakulo (Surprises) prepared. I told my guide kuya Jayson that I don't know how to swim, haha, but he guaranteed our safety as we wear a life vest before we embark on reality.
Another adventures await as we finish the tubing. Cliff jumping is next on the list; first, I was nervous because I saw a post on social media of what happened to a girl who jumped, and her spinal cord got broke down, but I tried, and nothing happened; hooray! The cliff jumping is approximately 15 feet high.
It was past 6 in the evening when we left malumpati and headed to Tibiao, where the Kasa Raya Inn is located, our home in Antique for the next 2 days.
Kasa Raya Inn is located in Brgy. Importante, it is a perfect location since it is just beside the highway. We prepare ourselves for a bountiful dinner served as we arrive. The food is perfectly delicious. 

MALALISON ISLAND, CULASI, ANTIQUE
I've been to this island back than March 2016, my first expression was the Island is beautiful, they take my breath, and my heart is left. 
I woke up early to catch the 5:30 am schedule of Mass with my tour mate ate Sharon, before our second-day fun adventure starts. 

Humbasilog is our breakfast. It was perfectly slow-cooked, the pork is tender and juicy, and the chef behind it is Mr. Alex is the owner of the Kasa Raya Inn.
Malalison Island or local people called it Mararison, is a hook-shaped island with a total population of 750 and 153 households. Fishing and guiding is only their daily source of income. The Island doesn't have electricity from the supplier, but instead, they have a big generator set that caters to the whole island, starts at 6pm until 10pm only. 

8 am when we left the inn and headed to Culasi wharf it is about 20 minutes from Tibiao, upon arrival, we enlist our name in the guest list of local tourism office. One of the Las Islas-trained tour guides, Kuya Noy, joined us on our tours on the day. The journey from the wharf to Malalison Island is approximately 15 minutes.

While approaching, I was really excited to see it again as it is. The people are very accommodating and welcoming to their guests. When we arrived, I just looked for ate ging ging because she was my tour guide on my first visit to the island. Unfortunately, her turn was finished, and she already went home. 
We start our trekking in Lantawan Hills around 9 am. It will take more or less 2 hours, including photo ops. The sun is up, so it's a little bit hot since there are no trees on the way, but the view is worth it. 
At the end of the trekking, there is a motorboat waiting downhill, but it is voluntary if you want to take it or not. The charge is 150/ boat for 3 people. My team decided to take that one since we have a limited time on the island. Do not think about the charge; thinks that you help them to save their day. 
The Las Islas Travel Agency prepared our lunch cooked by the local people of the island, they prepared fresh seafood for us, and I was full of what I had eaten.

POTTERY WORKSHOP, TIBIAO ANTIQUE
We left the island around 1:30 pm and headed to our next destination, a pottery workshop in Tibiao. It was fun as we made our very own Pot, but I don't know what I am doing. Trial and error at the end, it was an ERROR, but I was so happy to make my very first Vase. Haha, :D. 
BOGTONG BATO FALLS, TIBIAO, ANTIQUE
This is not included in our itinerary, but we chose this and skipped the Traditional Blacksmith and Loom Weavers instead. The trek will take about 20 minutes to reach these beautiful falls by passing in a small village on the way.  


KAWA HOT BATH, TIBIAO, ANTIQUE
We take the Kawa Hot Bath to ease the stress in our body in whole-day adventures in Malalison and Bugtong Bato Falls. The Hot bath will take only 30 minutes, but we're lucky enough because we are the last guest who will use the Kawa, that means we can stay as long as we want. They put some organic leaves that nourish our skin and give aroma to the waters while they cook us. Haha!



On the last day before we headed to Kalibo, we made a side trip in Loom weaving that was supposed to be on the second day of our itinerary, It was fun, but it is hard to make a finished cloth that they sell to the tourist. The loom weaving is located in Tibiao. It's just near Kaya Raya Inn.  







Special thanks to Las Islas Travel and Tours team for making this Eco-Adventure Tour in Antique.

Las Islas Travel and Tours offers a hassle-free tour package in Antique and Capiz, Gigantes Island, and the rest of Panay Island.


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