We will DEFINITELY not sell your kidneys on the black market! ???? Seriously, we get this question a lot! Experiene Philippines is a DTI- and SEC-registered, tax-paying corporation in the Philippines, and we’ve been doing Random Road Trips since 2013! Unlike many other travel or tour groups, we are as legit as we can be, but we invite you to experience it yourself!
Yes, we really do not reveal the destination until we get there or during the departure. Sometimes you can coax Gian to get excited and he might slip and tell you the destination. He is getting better at hiding it but his weakness is Milk Tea.
As we always say, it’s not about the destination but the journey and experiences you have with the people you are with. We are a bunch of guys and gals who always have this sense of wonder and excitement even if we have been to a destination more than once. Traveling with a new set of people will always be different. And Mother Nature always seem to surprise us with new discoveries and experiences.
For one thing, we don’t cram 18 people inside a van! ???? Of course, you can do a DIY trip. In fact, we encourage everyone from all backgrounds to go out and travel! Our trips are meticulously designed and our trained Travel Managers are there not just to take you to some random place and drop you there like a regular travel agency (which we’re not), but to create a memorable experience you won’t soon forget! Our team of seasoned Travel Managers join you in each step of the journey and creates a memorable adventure! In addition, our Road Trippers are all given travel insurance, and depending on which Road Trip they join, some travel freebies! On the more boring side, we also have to pay taxes on top of other business costs. In the end, we guarantee you get what you pay for!
They can contact us on the numbers on our website: Landline: +63 2 792 7717 or Mobile +63 917 563 9692.
Our Road Trips conveniently leave after work hours 95% of the time. In some cases where we leave during regular work hours, we inform our road trippers ahead of time so they can make any necessary adjustments.
Short answer, we try (promise, we really do) to come back from our Road Trips between 9:00 pm to 12 midnight. Sometimes though, we try to squeeze every last minute of the weekend and we get back just before sunrise, so it wouldn’t hurt to have some extra work clothes ready at your office just in case. 😉
In the almost 4 years that we’ve been taking people on Random Road Trips, save for a few scrapes and bruises, we have not had any serious incidents at all. In organizing our trips, we make sure that we coordinate with the local government units and tourism offices of the places we go to because one of our goals is to help small communities within the local government and have built close relationships with the officers of several provinces we’ve been to. Some of our Road Trippers have gone on more than 10 trips with us; we are not looking for one-time customers, but rather our focus has always been creating a community of our Road Trippers. All Road Trippers are also given travel insurance.
While we don’t technically “screen” participants, we do get an idea of what they are like when they fill out the registration form and when they reply to our emails. And the way we construct our Road Trips naturally filters out unwanted guests because 1) They are required to pay prior to the trip, so that’s already a significant cost for whatever nefarious plan they may have, and 2) not knowing where the trip is going precludes them from formulating a getaway plan! Our Travel Managers are also ever alert, and we’ve had zero incidents so far!
We’ve been on tricycles, 4x4s, dump trucks, hummers, and even small charter planes! You can check out our many crazy rides here – The Many Crazy Rides in Our Random Road Trips
The Road Trip fee covers pretty much everything from food, activities, lodging, and equipment. Just bring enough budget for you to buy some pasalubong, snacks, or other stuff.
You can expect to get wet, to be sun kissed, to meet locals, to eat unusual food. Sometimes if we are lucky, we even get to see shooting stars.
We do have a minimum number of road trippers for a road trip to push through. In those cases when the slots are not filled: (1) we send an email informing participants of the situation, and (2) we either ask the participant wishes to join another road trip or (3) we do a complete refund as soon as we get their bank details.
Please take note of our refund policy as follows:
Full Refund – Before 2 weeks (More than 10 business days) before the trip
Half Refund – Within 10 business days but more than 5 days before the trip
No Refund – 5 days or less before the trip
About Experience Philippines
Experience Philippines is a travel community platform that offers experiences, themed road trips and surprise adventures that is safe, inclusive, fun and adventurous.
Mobile: +63 917 563 9692
Landline: +632 792 7717
Email: [email protected]
Unit 10G Le Grande Tower 2, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, PHILIPPINES 1110.