5 Basic Things to prepare when you go Canyoneering

This latest fad in Southern Cebu has been on the bucketlist for many. So I am sharing you what are the 5 basic things to preparing when you go Canyoneering.

1.    Your mind and the adventurer in you.
As I have given you a spoiler a while ago… you have to be prepared and have the mind-set of an adventurer (especially those who are not). The trek will require you most of the time to jump a variation of heights (falls). There will also be a lot of rock scrambling/climbing. Sharing it here for you to be mentally ready. 
2.    Light breakfast

It is needed for the energy to use during the 4-6 hours action packed adventure. The length/duration of the trek will depend on what day you plan to do your Canyoneering activity. A light breakfast will be good enough, don’t be too full wither because you may vomit along the way. Although a light snacks and water is part of the package and at the end usually it also includes a lunch.

Note: Canyoneering activity usually costs at 800/- Php – 1500/- Php depending on how many you are in a group.

We didnt have breakfast, but we ate a little bread, left over from last night’s Osmena Peak food.

3.    A good shoes / strapped sandals

Koko and I decided to buy a pair of Sandals that actually holds well with a wet surface. Shoes will also be good. 

Koko got his Sandugo sandals sometime back and it has been with him for the past 10 years.
While I bought mine (another brand) at least a day before the adventure in Ayala.

4.    Helmet & Life vest + (Dry bag)
Included on your fee are the safety equipment such as Helmet and Lifevest. Most of the guides also have one dry bag to store all valuables. In our case, we brought with us our own. 
Got this dry bag at Habagat store in SM.
5.    Underwater camera/ Go Pro with floater
Because this is a water adventure and you would like to capture the moment; of course it is a must to bring your underwater camera / GoPro. Just make sure you bring a floater because many tourist have risked not bringing one & end up losing it as it fall into the water.

We don’t have an  underwater camera, but this GoPro has been our buddy for a while!

Hope the above info helps!
We’ve done this adventure last year 2015. Find our story here.

Tour Provider: Highland Adventures PH
Badian Cebu, Philippines
+63 917 950 8750

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11 Responses so far.

  1. Momma To Go says:

    wow never heard of this! Not sure I can do it! what an adrenile rush!

  2. Shatia Mason says:

    Wow! I had never heard about canyoneering until reading your post. It sounds like it’s a lot of fun. I love the tip about buying a floater for your GoPro. We almost lost ours while swimming in Mexico!

  3. This looks like so much fun! I will definitely get a good pair of water shoes with a good non-slip grip. I’ve also never heard of the term Cayoneering :)

  4. Candace says:

    Breakfast has always been one of my favorite meals, so I tend to overdo it when it comes to that meal haha. Great tip not to overeat before canyoneering. I would have been the main one to do it and end up vomiting!

  5. Sheree says:

    Looks like a great guide to have for those interested in canyonering. I have never been but it looked very relaxing and fun.

    xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  6. I would loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee to do this!!! I do have a fear of falling into deep water but this is one thing I will try to aim to do one day.

  7. I love these tips… especially about mind, if your mind is not set on it there is no way your body will agree even if you force it. Thanks for sharing, Kayne :)

  8. Thanks for these tips, I’d need all of the advice I could get. I’m not very adventurous! x


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