We invite you to end your year on a high by climbing Philippines’ tallest mountain, Mount Apo and celebrate the season festivities at Samal Island, Davao, Philippines.
Mount Apo, is a volcano, south central Mindanao, 20 miles (32 km) west of Davao City; it is the highest point in the Philippines, rising to 9,692 feet (2,954 metres). Part of the Cordillera Central, it is covered by a forest of tall, tropical hardwoods; two subsidiary peaks nearly match its height. Philippine Eagle and features numerous peaks and valleys, as well as Malasita Falls, Sibulao Lake, and the Kisinte Hot Springs.
The Island of Samal (Island Garden City of Samal) is one of the best visited island in Mindanao and now the fastest growing tourist destination in the Philippines. A 5 minute boat ride from Davao city. This island nested at Southern Philippines and it’s strategically located in the Asia-pacific rim.
Land cost (excluding flight): $480
Please book your tickets at www.PhilippineAirlines.com
Departure 5 December 2014
0630hrs to 1005hrs – Singapore to Manila (PR510)
1200hrs to 1340hrs – Manila to Davao (PR2815)
Return 11 December 2014
1140hrs to 1330hrs – Davao to Manila (PR2814)
1520hrs to 1910hrs – Manila to Singapore (PR501)
How to RSVP – Pay to go event
1. Book your tickets (flight details above)
2. Forward a copy of your flight booking slip to email@example.com
3. We will move you to Attending (Going) list (for Meetup members)
Collection of Land Cost: 30 October 2014
1. How is the climate like in Philippines during December?
Davao has a tropical rainforest climate, with little seasonal variation in temperature. Average monthly temperatures are always above 26 °C (78.8 °F). Although the month of December is one of the year’s lowest rainfall intensity period, the weather is still unpredictable and one should not be surprised by rainfall during the trek.
2. Who can go for this trip?
This trek is strenuous but does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. It does not require any technical experience; only that you be in good physical condition and be able to hike for 6-8 hours over hilly terrain with a backpack.
3. Do we need to carry our camp equipment?
No, the organisers will take care of it and set tent for us. However please bring along your sleeping bag. You may also hire a porter to carry your personal belongings @$15 sgd per day.
4. How many to travel?
I have booked my tickets. This trip is on, no matter the size. We can accommodate up to 20 people to travel with us.
5. A certificate for your achievement will be issued after the climb.
More info about Mount Apo can be found here
The Adventures at Mount Apo and the Island of Samal, Philippines is organised jointly by Singapore Adventurous Nature Lovers meetup group. Please contact Simon at 91999257 should you require further clarification for this trip. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Philippines is known as the “Land of Fiestas,” and at Christmas time, this is especially true. Filipinos are proud to proclaim their Christmas celebration to be the longest and merriest in the world. It begins formally on December 16 with attendance at the first of nine pre-dawn or early morning masses and continues on nonstop until the first Sunday of January, Feast of the Three Kings, the official end of the season.
The Philippines is the only Asian country where Christians predominate. Majority of its people are Roman Catholic. Christmas, therefore, is an extremely important and revered holiday for most Filipinos. It is a time for family, for sharing, for giving, and a time for food, fun, and friendship.
To most Filipinos, Christmas is the most anticipated fiesta of the year and is celebrated accordingly. The splendid climate of this tropical island nation, the abundance and beauty of its flowers, and lovely landscape, its multitude of culinary delights, and above all its warm-hearted people with their true devotion to family and faith all contribute to a holiday celebrated in the true Philippines fiesta tradition.