Last May 2012, our family went on a tour to Calauit island Safari by land. I booked this trip through the DIY Coron website.
The tour included a roundtrip van transport to Calauit and back to Coron town, boat transfer to the island, lunch, stopover at Concepcion Falls and last tour at Makinit Hotsprings (with entrance fee) on the way back. This tour cost us a 1443php per person (for a group of 8).
We left Coron town early at 4am. We stopped for breakfast at Salvacion town. The meal was not included in the tour rate and paid 100php/person.
At around 8 am, we arrived at the dock going to the Calauit Safari park.
After registration at their reception office, we walked for a few minutes going to the park.
From afar, we can already see the giraffes leisurely eating bushes.
We were taken to a waiting area where the tour truck will fetch us for a drive around the park.
While waiting, we fed the giraffes their favorite leaves.
The animals in the park like the calamian deer (mouse deer) and zebra like the giraffes roam around freely. The Calamian Deer is endemic in Calauit island and cannot be found anywhere else.
The kids are so amazed by the animals and they enjoyed this tour even if it’s a long trip. We rode the tour truck around the sanctuary. We again fed the giraffes.
Driving around, there are also other animals as well but they are kept in enclosures.
Going to Calauit can also be made by boat which is 3 and a half hours ride from Coron town. They said it is advisable to go by boat if the waters are calm usually in the months of December to March. During summer, the waters in the Gutob Bay become rough that is why we chose to go by land when we went there during May.
If you are going to Coron with your kids, go to Calauit and the joy in their eyes will make the trip truly worth the cost and long trip!
Watch out for my next post — Coron Part 7 – Coron Town Charms & Pasalubong Shopping.
Photo credits: Pictures posted in this blog are from my personal collection and that of my sister Joy of Creative Booze Photography.