CEBU: Canyoneering Adventure

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. 


Check this next blog I created of the 5 basic things to prepare when you go Canyoneering.

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 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.

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  1. JM Kayne says:

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  2. Shatia Mason says:

    This looks like so much fun! Were you nervous about being up on the rocks? I would’ve been a little scared but it looks like an incredible experience!

  3. Sheree says:

    This looks so adventurous and so fun! I would def want to try this out some day.

    xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  4. This looks scary and adventurous… I would be scared but I would eventually push myself to do it. :) I love the pictures and the idea of travelling together.

  5. What a fun adventure. I would love to try this. I’d probably be nervous as well, but looks like you came out ok!

  6. Candace says:

    I’ve never experienced this before, but it looks and sounds so incredible! Not sure I would have taken a jump like that, so I’ll have to live vicariously through you on that one haha. I’ll need to canyoneer one day for sure!

  7. nbosken says:

    Wow that looks like quite an adventure! I would love to check out Cebu one day.

  8. Oh my! I dont’ know if I could have made that first 10-12 feet jump. I’m so scared of heights, but it does sound like fun. It looks incredibly gorgeous there and that water is so blue. What an adventure!

  9. Oh man, this looks kind of scary, as well as awesome. I wish I was more adventurous but I’ve never been an outdoors kind of gal. Perhaps it’s something I should work on!

  10. This is just so nice to read. Canyoneering is really a perfect place to be. We planned to do it next year with the Whale Shark watching. Thanks for this.


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