Many have tried and conquered this new adventure craze in Cebu! Of course, Kokobear and I tried and have rated it a 5 star expereince! 8th & 9th December 2015 were scheduled for an Overnight stay at Osmenan Peak and the day after is for Canyoneering!!!
How to get here:
From Cebu South Bus terminal – ride a bus going to Bato via Barili and ask the conductor to drop you at Barangay Malabago, Badian. It will take approximately 3 hours to get there. In our case, our providers’ representatives (Mike & Randy) were waiting for us in the highway near the school/barangay office. Our adventure provider is Highland Adventures. We started the trek at 10:30 am, from Highland’s office/house we travel by habal-habal (motorcycle) around 20-25 minutes to the first falls. Our guide was excellent, he started with a briefing – safety matters and we prayed (such a good virtue of our guide).
Spoiler: To my surprise, the very first act is already to jump a 10-12 feet falls! Woooaaahhh! My heart was racing! But after a minute I found myself soaking under the cold water and felt that the nerves inside me were excited!!! Kokobear and our guide were both encouraging! We started at Kanlaoob Falls and ended it at Kawasan falls.
To cut the story short, we completed the adventure and wrap up at Kawasan Level 2 for a late lunch. (that’s part of our package). Spent sometime swimming and picture taking then went down to Kawasan 1. At around 3:00 pm we were ready to go back to the city.
Usually due to traffic (of people on queue/line for this activity) it will take some time. In our case it was a weekday. Because there are only 2 of us (3 with the guide) – our way went pretty quick. We took around 3 and half hours of walking, jumping, swimming, relaxing and appreciating God’s astonishing creations. While lying on my back and floating, I couldn’t help but glorify God for all this! He is making me feel that he is present. That these beautiful and stunning view of the rivers, falls, rocks, trees and more are His love, His creation!
Sharing a few tips on daily walking with this daily-step count guide. while I’m leaving more details unshared… so you could try and experience it yourself.
I would highly recommend to read this detailed article from JenReviews.com about swimming which includes practical tips on how to swim better. For you to get ready for this kind of adventure
All I can say it was all worth it!
Just always be on the safe side. If you think the height is too high already, don’t risk jumping your guide will assist you to just take the easy way.
Sorry for the blurry photos…
Sharing more of our photos on #NothingButMemoriesBlog .
Have you done this too?! Share your story on the comments below :)
Wikipedia:Canyoning (‘canyoneering in the U.S. / kloofing in South-Africa / torrentismo’ in Italian) is travelling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling), and swimming.