Life as a tour guide has never been easier. Although I don’t work like the way anyone else, where they are the captain of the main place and became the master of the said area. I also always believe that everyone can be a guide as long as you have the determination, the knowledge and the passion to become one. Having this kind of career, a guide has to get positively connected with those you are working with. To top it all is the clear vision why you want to be the best guide.
This month, I would like to feature tour guides in the Philippines that few of our travel bloggers had the best experience with. The Philippines is a sanctuary of diversified adventures, from mountain climbing, canyoneering and so on. I have been asked by fellow travelers if I can recommend guides from a specific place. Since I’ve been to many destinations in the country, I also have so many lists on hand for tour guides that it’s hard to choose one. With the help of these travel blogger’s recommendation, I hope these guides will add on to your list.
We share our most appealing experience with the reliable tour guides during our best and amazing adventures! All the words shared on each guide are coming from the individual bloggers that are mentioned here.
What I love about climbing with Josh is that he emphasizes basic mountaineering practices. He tells us to leave no trace and asks us to pick up trash along the way. He keeps his day hike groups small to avoid adverse impact on the mountain but keeps it fun and free-flowing. Before the hike, he makes people share interesting facts about themselves so that even strangers and solo joiners can build friendships while on the trail. He generously gives breaks for less-than-fit participants, and even pause for photo ops. This guy is after meaningful experiences and not just going from Point A to B.
Josh Contact Details: 09159263854
You can reach Josh at WithLocals and CouchSurfing
For the best rock climbing experience in Cebu, get in touch with Ernie Yonson. Ernie is a skilled rock climber and a fun-loving friend. With him, you can have hours and hours of climbing fun in the rock climbing meccas of Cantabaco and Poog in the municipality of Toledo, Cebu. He can show you around, assist you in booking your accommodation, rent equipment, belay you as you climb, and more. Recently, he acquired his Red Cross certification, making him more reliable than ever.
You can contact Ernie at 0943-0688985 or search him on Facebook.
No one comes close to Joni Abesamis Bonifacio of Trexplore when it comes to caving in Samar and canyoning in Biliran and Samar. He is an extremely skilled and certified cave master who is trained by professional French and Italian speleologists. He has become a river and cave creature himself; he knows secret passages, tunnels, waterways, and streams like the back of his hand. A quiet and reserved guy, he ensures you have a fun and safe adventure while exploring secret canyons and dark underworlds.
You can contact Joni at 0919-2943865 or search his name on Facebook. You can also email him at email@example.com. Check out the adventures he handles through his website Trexplore the Adventures.
It was such a welcoming grin of our tour guide that made us more agitated about our fun-filled adventure at Badian, Cebu. Mrs. Malaya, by the name itself, she’s loving her freedom to guide us on our Canyoneering adventure. More than her name can speak, she’s interesting and a happy person. She constantly makes sure that she gives us the right instruction, as her top priority is our safety. So if happen, you visit Cebu and try the newest adrenaline activities in Cebu, the Canyoneering, then feel free to contact her on this mobile number. +63 9351725596 (TM) +63 9332997111 (SUN) She’s a tour guide of Freedom Adventures Inc.
Jaylord Calumpang of El Nido Palawan
Recommended by Yours Truly Ferna
Jaylord is a guide who has been the eye and ears to my guests especially those who have difficulty taking the adventures in El Nido. He knows how to be gentle, had the initiative and quick solution to the problems. There was an instance where my two 72-year-old guests had a hard time with the strong waves in Tour C island hopping of El Nido, although I was also part of the trip, and is the main tour guide for the couple, he made sure that I should trust him on how to keep the guests safe. The waves were unbelievable as it was also unexpectedly moving against our way, the weather was clear but we were against the wave in a Paradise view. Jaylord was able to drag gently the guests that it didn’t hurt them. I’m astounded as to what he did, for the lady guest was actually aquaphobic, but Jaylord managed to set them well to the safer place. After the incident, the guests praised him well. I could say he is one of the guides I’ve encountered, for I had a vast amount of experience with him in El Nido both on their island hopping tours, the adventurous Taraw cliff climb and the beauty of Nacpan beach too.
Contact Jaylord in his FB account. If you wish to come to El Nido by a group, this man should be Your Guide!
There are so many guides in the Philippines, depends on their expertise, but these 5 are one of the best that we personally experienced. Tour guides play a vital role in the world of Tourism. Thus, I hope this information could give good insights for those who want to travel with reliable guides.
Have you encountered Tour Guides that are reliable and wanted to share? Or best experience you have with a tour guide?
Author: Ferna Mae
Ferna is a spontaneous traveler from the Philippines who had a great experience traveling her own country first before she embarked to other countries. She thrives to be more independent in her own skin. Connect with her at firstname.lastname@example.org