CAMPSITE INFORMATION & HOUSE RULES
Our camping site is part of a community program to empower the livelihood of rural/indigenous communities. Your booking will help the communities get extra income.
Note: We are not a resort and we consider our place a natural camping site. Even we have complete facilities and safety measures in place, you will still experience raw nature and how it is living in the mountains together with the local community. This will require some physical effort and some inconvenience during your stay. If you are open to this kind of adventure, then our place is perfect for you!
Natural Space & Local Community
The space that you will be visiting is located at Barangay Daraitan under the Municipality of Tanay,Rizal, Philippines. The area at Sitio Masayo is ancestral land/domain managed by Daraitan locals and local tribal communities.
- PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL TO ALL THE LOCALS, STAFF, MEMBERS, AND GUESTS OF OUR COMMUNITY.
- YOU ARE PROHIBITED TO TAKE ANY ROCKS, DRIFTWOOD OR ANY NATURAL ELEMENTS YOU SEE WITHIN THE AREA.
- YOU ARE PROHIBITED TO CUT TREES, PICK PLANTS, TAKE CUTTINGS OR COLLECT SEEDS WITHIN THE AREA.
All common facilities are disinfected regularly. We follow strict COVID-19 protocols and only visitors with health certificate or updated negative test result are allowed to enter our premises. You will encounter a lot of checkpoints going to Daraitan, Tanay, Rizal and you will be asked to present a health certificate or updated negative test result. Daraitan has zero (0) recorded cases until now.
Going to BULOD
WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT DARAITAN, there are available options going to BULOD. You can DO IT YOURSELF or HIRE A SERVICE PROVIDER (Tour Guide or Transportation Service) which are included as options during the booking process. The service providers can help if you have heavy baggage or special requirements.
Below is a description on how to get to our site, there is a challenge or adventure (“depending on how you see it”).
- IF BRIDGE IS AVAILABLE AT DARAITAN DROP OFF
- Vehicle: Cross the bridge (w/ toll fee) and go to Sitio Masayo to park your vehicle (it’s a great idea to ask the locals in the area). Then after that there’s a 10-min walk, and another boat crossing (just give a tip to the boat person).
- Commute: Cross the bridge (w/ toll fee) and take a 5-min TRICYCLE going to Sitio Masayo (P70 to P100 per tricycle). Then after that there’s a 10-min walk, and another boat crossing (just give a tip to the boat person).
- IF BRIDGE IS NOT AVAILABLE AT DARAITAN DROP OFF
- Vehicle: You need to park your vehicle near Daraitan Drop Off and take the commute
- Commute: Take a boat river crossing (P20 per person), and take a 5-min TRICYCLE going to Sitio Masayo (P70 to P100 per tricycle). Then after that there’s a 10-min walk, and another boat crossing (just give a tip to the boat person).
- LAND ROVER SERVICE / EXPERIENCE
- After you park your vehicle at Daraitan Drop Off, our Land Rovers (w/ professional drivers /tour guide) can assist you in your CHECK-IN / CHECKOUT. You have the option to take a 4×4 trail experience or a rough road w/river crossing.
- TOUR GUIDE SERVICE
- A group of licensed tour guide will help you if you require support such as navigation, carrying of baggage, hiking activities, or other special requirements during your CHECK-IN / CHECKOUT.
- ADVENTURE TRAIL USING OWN VEHICLE
- For safety purposes, we only allow access to the trail if accompanied by a licensed tour guide, 4×4 guide, and other professionals. The trail is available to use at your own risk. The trail is closed during mid or heavy rains.
Amenities & Accommodations
17-ft luxury bell tents are available with airbeds/uratex and camping lights. Each tent can accommodate 4 to 6 persons and is disinfected regularly. We have limited six (6) tents available.
- 9 Common T&B
- Pavilion / Safety Cabin (for emergency purposes)
- Solar Powered Lights
- Emergency Generator
- Unlimited Coffee & Drinking Water
Our space is off-grid and we operate as a camping site. There are some limitations on our services to visitors. For overnight accommodations, we asked everyone to bring own sheets, pillows, blankets and personal toiletries.
We operate only on solar power for lights but we have diesel generators that can be used for emergency. We asked everyone to bring own power banks, portable solar generators, flashlights, lamps and other equipment for added convenience. We have filtered water coming from a well and river; they are used in washing areas, kitchen, toilet & bath, and other facilities (this is not drinking water).
We have minimal mobile signal in specific spots but is good for sending messages only. We have Internet connection used for emergency purposes but can be extended for personal use with a fee.
We asked everyone to prioritize safety by bringing additional items such as first-aid kit, boots, jacket, raincoat, alcohol, insect repellant and more. We also regularly monitor weather and natural disasters and we are fully equipped with early warning systems.
You have a choice of dining in our restaurant or cook your own food using your own camping type cooking equipment. There is an additional fee of 1.5k to 6k per day if you choose to use the kitchen (shared or full rental).
Drinking Water & Coffee
We have unlimited free coffee and drinking mineral water.
We asked everyone to respect the area / environment by following our waste policy.
We strongly advise not to bring infants and toddlers in our site.
We have a small room or separate tent for pets to stay overnight (to be agreed by both parties). They are not allowed to stay in tents. We are not allowed to handle/touch/carry pets during your stay. It is the guest responsibility to take care of their pets. Proper waste management and cleanliness should be observed.
Check-in / Check Out
Check-in is 12pm and we have a strict policy that we cannot accommodate check in after 4pm for safety purposes (You will be re scheduled). Checkout is 12pm but guests are still allowed to stay in common areas up to 2pm only.
Check-in / Check-out assistance
Going to our site requires effort from both guests and tour guide. Guests should coordinate with a licensed tour guide at Daraitan in order to get to our site (options are included during the booking process).
All bookings need to be fully paid in advance or at least 50% deposit before visiting the site. Guests might be required to provide a deposit and will be returned after their trip. For consumables we prefer payments via GCash / Bank Deposit / MobilePOS / Bitcoin or Ethereum.
Cancellation & Refund
Bookings within Friday to Sunday can be cancelled with full refund at least 5 days prior to confirmed check in date & time. NO REFUND for cancellations less than 5 days prior to confirmed check in date & time. We strictly implement this policy as bookings peak on these days.
Bookings within Monday to Thursday can be cancelled with full refund at least 2 days prior to confirmed check in date & time.
Re scheduling is only possible on a case-to-case basis for example: government restrictions, natural disasters or other uncontrollable events.
Official Club Members have signing privilege for any consumables or extra charges, statements will just be sent to their monthly billing.
Penalties for Damages
Any damages related to the use of kitchen, tents, cabin, equipment and other facilities are subject to penalties depending on the amount of damage. This shall be investigated by management and discussed the decision to the guest.
There are activities you can do during your stay at our campsite. Most of the activities have related fees and each have separate terms and conditions. All are required to sign a waiver.
Swimming within the natural pools is allowed only from 7:00AM to 5:00 PM for safety purposes.
We allow smoking as long as other guests are not affected. This does not apply if you are camping exclusively; it is within your group to set the smoking policy, but proper disposal of cigarette butts should always be observed.
If there are other guests booked silence must be observed from 10:00 PM to 10:00 AM. This does not apply if you are camping exclusively; it is within your group to set the noise policy.
Waiver and Release of Liability
The Waiver and Release of Liability agreement applies to the individual registered in the booking confirmation and all its companions/guests.
I hereby give my permission to participate in the Community Program of Bulod Natural Spaces Inc., a camping and farming site located at Daraitan, Tanay, Rizal.
I understand that camp activities could include outdoor activities around mountains and rivers, hike and walk in the area wherein there could be mosquitos, bees, ticks, other insects, and slippery and jagged surfaces among other dangers and risks. I also understand that outdoor activities may occur in the hot sun and in the rain. I agree to see that I am appropriately attired for camp activities, and to provide insect repellant and sunscreen for myself to use at camp.
In the event of illness, injury, and/or accident, I authorize any Bulod Natural Spaces Inc. or community resident to act on my behalf. They may approve any and all non-emergency or emergency treatment and are authorized to sign any and all medical release or required form(s) on my behalf. In the event of an emergency, I understand that I will be notified of the situation as soon as practicable. I agree to pay any necessary expenses not covered by Bulod Natural Spaces Inc. accident policy incurred in the medical treatment including, but not limited to all transportation costs to and from a medical facility, and, if necessary, transportation to my home or medical facility of choice.
I understand that Bulod Natural Spaces Inc. may, in its sole discretion, dismiss any camp participant for inappropriate, disrespectful, or dangerous behavior at any time. In this event, I understand that I will not receive a refund of camp fees for unattended days. If I break or damage any property as a result of their direct or indirect behavior, I hereby agree to pay for its repair or replacement.
I understand that the risks associated with camp activities could result in injury and/or death. I hereby assume these risks and, knowing them, hereby give permission to participate.
I understand that Bulod Natural Spaces Inc. is not liable for any injuries or other occurrences due to indoor and outdoor camp activities or related risks, and/or the actions or omissions of Bulod Natural Spaces Inc. employees, volunteers, trustees, directors, officers, or any other entities being released. I acknowledge that this Waiver and Release of Liability agreement will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern the actions and responsibilities at said activity.
In consideration of my application to participate in this activity, I hereby: WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of Bulod Natural Spaces Inc., its trustees, officers, employees, camp counselors, volunteers, entities or other persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to them including their traveling to and from this activity; INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE Bulod Natural Spaces Inc., its trustees, officers, employees, volunteers, or other entities or persons released from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.
The Waiver and Release of Liability agreement shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. Bulod Natural Spaces Inc., its Trustees, directors, officers, and all its employees, acting officially or otherwise are hereby released from any and all claims, demands, actions, or causes of action on account of any injury to me that may occur. This release binds my heirs, executors, administrators, and/or assigns. I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT, AND AGREE TO ITS TERMS.
Waiver Hard Copy
All may be required to sign a hardcopy of the WAIVER.
Updated as of April 1, 2021 by Bulod Natural Spaces Inc.