The tribal cultures of North Luzon offer a unique glimpse at unconquered indigenous societies that have retained full control over its land, resources, politics, and culture. These cultures are not museums - all living cultures change – but they provide an opportunity to examine at close range what happens when indigenous cultures dictate the pace and nature of change without outside interference.
Many of the indigenous groups in northern Luzon have strict policies on commodification and commercialization of culture, and we fully support and work within those policies. You will not be treated to staged rituals or canned cultural shows, and in most areas nobody will be dressing up in traditional costume charging for photographs. What you will have is direct exposure to and communication with the farmers, artists, craftspeople, and other members of the local tribes, and an opportunity to learn about their past, present and future according to their own beliefs and perceptions.