Day 4: Mapawa River Trek

*This blog post is from my old blog seekandwander.

Day 4 November 16, 2011

Mapawa River CDO

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Posted by Travel Adventure Ideas – Soriano Films on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

If you’re going to Cagayan de Oro, do not pass up (and I repeat DO NOT!) the chance of doing the Mapawa River Trek / Canyoneering. If you want to test your limits and patience (lol), this is for you! Don’t worry the guides/locals are all over to help you hurdle each challenge. Highlights of this trek are the 25 ft waterfall slide, group rappel in raging waters, fun waterfall slide (easy!), 35 ft freefall jump or 45 ft waterfall slide (you can choose) and last but not the least rappelling down a 65 ft waterfall. I did all but one, too chickened. We finished after 3 hrs and our bodies feels like we went to the gym for 12 hrs haha. At the end of the day, with sore muscles and some bumps and bruises, it’s all worth it! Hey, nobody says it will be easy but we conquered it!

We have lots of time after the trek as we finish quite early (o diba?). Before our hotel drop off, Our driver and guide Alfon stop by some stores so we can buy some pasalubong. Vjandep Pastel (hoard!) and Sler’s chicharon (I got a lot of their hot & spicy variety). Take note wala pang shower yan straight from Mapawa Trek haha.

Since it’s our last night in CDO, food trip to the max. Dinner at Dear Manok along Divisoria (The best ang grilled chicken!), dessert at Missy Bon Bon at Limketkai Mall (tried their Black forest and Coffee Crunch gelato, Yum!) and baby back ribs at Bigby’s plus 1 for the road for the boys. Afterwards back at Divisoria plaza for whole body massage (yes sa plaza mismo!)

 

The Ford Fiera lost its brakes and hit us but all is well :)
The Ford Fiera lost its brakes and hit us but all is well šŸ™‚

 

Our ride going up to the drop off point, mini truck with cushion seats.
Our ride going up to the drop off point, mini truck with cushion seats.

 

Starting point of the trek is this old huge tree.
Starting point of the trek is this old huge tree.

 

group pic after our first challenge - the 25ft waterfall slide
group pic after our first challenge – the 25ft waterfall slide

 

rappelling down a waterfall with raging waters
rappelling down a waterfall with raging waters

 

another waterfall slide
another waterfall slide

 

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35 ft waterfall slide
35 ft waterfall slide

 

To jump or not to jump
To jump or not to jump

 

Just push me please?! lol
Just push me please?! lol

 

Adobo lunch muna before the final challenge.
Adobo lunch muna before the final challenge.

 

Let's buckle up!
Let’s buckle up!

 

I can do this!
I can do this!

 

Rappelling down a 65 ft waterfall.
Rappelling down a 65 ft waterfall.

 

Almost there!
Almost there!

 

The goal is to shoot yourself to that lifesaver
The goal is to shoot yourself to that lifesaver.

 

We conquered you Mapawa!
We conquered you Mapawa!

 

swimming after the hurdle
swimming after the hurdle.

 

Tractor ride to endpoint. Too bumpy, we almost exchange faces lol.
Tractor ride to endpoint. Too bumpy, we almost exchange faces lol.

 

too many things to do...so little time.
too many things to do…so little time.

 

I need a treat after all those stunts :)
I need a treat after all those stunts :).

 

Baby back ribs at Bigby's
Baby back ribs at Bigby’s

 

CDO's motorela
CDO’s motorela

 

first come first served.
first come first served.

 

 

 

 

CDO-Bukidnon-Camiguin-Iligan Itinerary

CDO-Bukidnon-Camiguin-Iligan Expenses

Day 1 CDO-Bukidnon

Day 2 Camiguin Island Day Tour

Day 3 White Island and Iligan

Day 5 CDO White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting Video

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