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A Wonderful Journey to Eden (The Day Tour)

  

It was our second day at Eden Nature Park and Resort. We woke up early the following day. Our accommodations includes free plate-in breakfast for 4 pax which were served at 6 o'clock to 8 o'clock in the morning. From our cottage we walked towards Vista Restaurant. It was called as such because on a clear day from where it stands you can see the scenic view of Davao City and Samal Islands


Vista Restaurant
After breakfast, we went back to our room and woke up the children because they liked to swim again. Swimming pool opens at 8 o clock in the morning. The kids ate the sandwiches and pasta we brought them from the restaurant then walked towards the swimming pool area, restless and excited. We were the first guest to arrived so we had the swimming pool on our own. Again the kids tirelessly swan and it can be heard from their loud laughter that they were really enjoying and having a good time. After an hour, we went back to our cottage to change because we had a scheduled guided day tour at the park.

We were fetch by the mini van at 8:30 and brought us to the Day Tour Center near Vista Restaurant. There, the nice lady tour guide greeted and introduced us to the other guest who will joining us in this guided tour. Not very long after we were led to the tour van and the tour started. We passed by several interesting places like the Fishing Village, Deer Park, Hydroponic Garden (a state of the art soil less technology in growing vegetables) which I personally call the "Salad Garden" because this was where they grew different varieties of lettuce, tomato and other vegetables they serve at Vista Restaurant. Then we passed through the forest area where to tour guide explained was 80% man-made forest. After a few minutes, we reached the Amphitheatre and Flower Garden and stopped for photo taking. This picturesque garden has an abundant collection of colorful and pleasing smelling blooming flowers and has an excellent view of Davao City and Gulf. It has a Grotto on the far side and a statue of St. Francis de Assisi standing in the midst of this kaleidoscopic garden.

Hydroponic Vegetable Garden
Amphitheatre
Flower Garden
We then proceeded by passing through the Raibow Garden an arc shape tunnel where a variety of colorful vines were planted and when in full bloom will look like a rainbow from afar. We also passed through the location of the Fruit Tree Collection until we reached Lola's Garden for another souvenir picture taking. Aside from the traditional Filipino model and sculpture of Carabao, Bahay Kubo (Nipa Hut), Duyan (Rattan Swing) and Wishing Well, this was also the place where they have different kinds of herbs and spices grown organically. The tour guide even sampled to have us smell few of the herbs and spices and told us that the harvest was being used in the restaurant, sold at the Bulak Shop and even in malls downtown. Just look for the the product name " Eden'".

Lola's Garden
We then went to Tinubdan. This place leads to a cultural journey for everyone to appreciate the fast fading culture of the Lumads the indegenous people of Southern Mindanao.  It is an outdoor museum con cultural park occupying 5000 square meter which showcase the culture, knowledge and wisdom of the Lumads.

Tinubdan

Other attractions we saw were Pinoy Games, Campsites & Camphuts, Aviary, Butterfly Garden, Vegetable Gardens and Greenhouses and the Tree and Ornamental Plant Nurseries.





Mount Talomo, Toril Davao City
Booking Office: Matina Town Square (MTS)
Mc Arthur Highway, Matina Davao City
Tel No. 082-2290313


21 comments:

  1. I think this is the 3rd or 4th Blog that I've seen an Eden article.. I guess its telling me I have to pack my bag and go to Davao, this is an amazing place i must say.. good for summer.. :D

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  2. seeing your photos makes me think the Dalat Vietnam we've been to before!! Would love to see more greens as well as I can see in your pictures here. xx

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  3. I was also able to try Eden Nature Reserve and the place was just beautiful. I love the zipline and playing in the playground.

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  4. Although I've been to Eden several times, I haven't actually been to the Tinubdan. I'm quite intrigued what it has in store for the visitors.

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  5. You're so lucky to see some spots that we weren't able to visit.

    We were only able to visit the bird sanctuary, and the butterfly garden as we didn't ride in the shuttle which requires us to pay for it.

    But we had so much fun riding in Indiana Jones that I rode again and again then we played badminton. I was so exhausted that day that I had to rest for several minutes.. :D

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  6. This visit to Eden Nature Park Resort should be treasured. Every family should try this.

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  7. Eden nature park has definitely improved. Here,hydroponic garden is very popular and it's kinda normal. It is even found inside the grocery stores.

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  8. wow! this is a great place to visit with all those attractions. The vegetable garden looks so interesting.

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  9. Ah, another place worth visiting. I really love spending time with Nature.

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  10. I was able to visit Eden during an educational tour when I was still in high school, and there's a lot of changes already.. hope to visit again soon.

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  11. Cool! Now I have a new addition to my list of go-to places in Davao!

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  12. We had the same experience when we visited Eden Nature Park last Holy Week. I think tourists in Davao should not miss this place in their itinerary.

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  13. I've heard about this place a lot, unfortunately missed visiting it during my previous two trips to Davao :(

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  14. I will be in Davao for Kadayawan. Hopefully, I get to do at least a day tour in Eden park.

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  15. it's been a while since i've been to eden... our company is planning to held our summer outing here... love to see the sites. maybe i can also share my experience as well. Yahweh bless.

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  16. Fun journey! and intersting name.
    Something to look forward to when visiting Davao

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  17. I've been seeing Eden Nature Park in brochures. I hope to experience the same like you did.

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  18. di kami nakapunta ng eden ng mag davao ang team namin. sayang... ganda panaman.:( Pinuntahan nyo rin ba ang Philippine eagle center?

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  19. THe name of this park really suites the place. Love the greens at each and every corner of it. Great place to visit in Davao.

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  20. That was an interesting place... Love to go there :D

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  21. Hi, Mga how much were you able to spend for 3 persons? - http://carlatayao.com/

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