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TigerAir resumes daily flights to Davao

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Over the past few years, Davao has become the destination of choice for eco-adventure-seekers and water daredevils. Here are the top five land, air and water activities one can enjoy in Davao. 

• Wild whitewater rafting. Davao River, the third largest catch basin in the island of Mindanao, is site of the widely popular whitewater rafting. Expect to get wet, buckle up and enjoy an hour of tossing and turning in increasingly turbulent waters.

• Exhilirating zipline rides. Davao City boasts some of the longest ziplines in Asia. Take in scenic views of lush countryside and well-preserved forests 200 feet above ground.

•Riding the waves. Dahican Beach in Mati, Davao Oriental, is the go-to place of skimboarders and local surfers who ride waves towering as high as 10 feet; while Deca Wakeboard Park in Tacunan, Davao City, is the newest extreme water sport destination in the region.

• Conquer Mount Apo. The highest mountain in the Philippines, Mount Apo in Davao del Sur has an altitude of 2,954 meters or 10,311 feet above sea level. It takes approximately three days to reach its summit. Mount Apo’s unpredictable weather and tricky ever-changing landscapes make the trek to the top all the more challenging, but equally rewarding are the fantastic mountain-side scenery. Aside from an astonishing array of flora and fauna, Mount Apo is also home to the Philippine Eagle, the country’s national bird and one of the largest eagles in the world.

• Swim with the fish. There are more than 20 dive sites in Samal and Talikud islands alone. Relatively unexplored, Davao Gulf’s remarkably pristine underwater environment is truly a sight to behold.

“TigerAir wants you to enjoy the best worlds in Davao City. To take pleasure in its mix of nature and culture, wildlife and nightlife, spectacular islands and breathtaking highlands that make up one truly unforgettable Davao experience.  The other world is where Davao is being named as the Next Wave City by the Information and Communications Technology office for three years now — hoping to earn the title BPO City soon,” says Joey Laurente, Tigerair VP for commercial.  “To keep up the demand for Davao as a tourist destination and as an IT hub, TigerAir offers daily flights to Davao using the 144-seater Airbus 319 aircraft. For starters, our passengers can enjoy some perks just by presenting their Tigerair boarding pass to avail of the following special priviledges: ticket to Crocodile Park, Butterfly House or Tribo Cultural Vilage, get a plus one on every Davao Wild Water Adventure, get a discounted rate of 12k vs. original rate of 15k on group accommodation of eight at Maxima resort, Samal island, and get a 25 percent discount on overnight accommodation at Mt. Apo Highland Resort.”

For more information, call 798-4488 or visit

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