The Philippine Experience program is the Department of Tourism’s cultural tourism initiative aimed at showcasing and celebrating the rich culture, heritage, and arts of the Philippines. It has been developed as part of the DOT’s efforts to emphasize and promote the unique Filipino brand and identity within the travel and tourism industry.
Taking inspiration from Cebu’s successful Suroy Suroy Sugbo program, which involves a comprehensive community-based cultural mapping project to identify and preserve the province’s natural and cultural treasures, the Philippine Experience program aims to provide visitors with an immersive and authentic cultural experience.
Embark on one of the five themed tours offered by the Philippine Experience program, where you can delve into vibrant living cultures experiences, explore historical, natural and cultural heritage sites, admire various artistic expressions, welcome wellness and faith encounters, and savor the diverse flavors and local produce of the Philippines. To learn more about the program, feel free to browse our special Philippine Experience passport for Davao Region which contains detailed information and exciting highlights.