Day 5: CDO White Water Rafting

 

*This post is from my old blog seekandwander.

Day 5 November 17, 2011

Our last day in CDO proved to be one of the most exciting one. It was my 2nd time to go rafting (1st time was in Davao 3 yrs ago) and I’m more than ready to do this again. We chose the advanced course 1–3 to 4 hrs actual river run, 16 mms ride, 21 rapids inclusive of photo and video plus lunch. Dangerous as it may seem, white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro is quite safe. You’ll be given a life vest, helmet and a paddle, the guides will show you the everything you need to do while on course. Just listen, enjoy and smile at the camera!

 

Introduction-paddle forward, back paddle, high five!
Introduction-paddle forward, back paddle, high five!

 

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the surfing position
the surfing position

 

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Mission accomplished!
Mission accomplished!

*credits to The Red Rafts for the above photos.

 

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 4 Mapawa River Trek

White Water Rafting Video

 

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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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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 🙂

 

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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CDO-Bukidnon-Camiguin-Iligan Trip Itinerary

Nov 13 Sunday
5:40am- arrival 1st batch, pick-up mass at St. Francis Xavier Chaplaincy
7:30am- pick-up 2nd batch
Leave things at Victoria Suites
Breakfast- your account
Watch Paquiao-Marquez fight in divisoria & lunch- tour own account
2:30pm-arrival 1pax, pick-up at the airport, proceed to Dahilayan Adventure Park
Zip all rides with snacks
5:00pm- early dinner at Del Monte clubhouse
6:30pm- drop-off at the Victoria Suites. Double sharing

Nov 14 Monday
Early start in Camiguin para di mabitin
3:00am- pick-up for Balingoan port, buy breakfast take out at nearby fastfood
5:15am- ferry ride to Camiguin
6:40am- start of the 9-hour Camiguin tour
Katibawasan Falls
Sunken Cemetery
Old Vulcan walkway
Old church ruins
Soda water Pool water
Sto. Niño Cold Spring
Giant Clam Sanctuary
Ardent Hot Spring
4:00pm- drop-off at July’s Haven. Quadruple/double sharing with breakfast
Excess 9hr multicab use – your own account @ P150/hour

Nov 15 Tuesday
5:30am- wake-up call
6:00am- off to the White Island with round trip pump boat ride
7:30am- back to resort, breakfast
8:30am- check-out resort, drop-off at Benoni
10:00am- pick-up at Balingoan port for Iligan.
11:30am- quick stop-over at CDO before proceeding to Iligan City
Tinago Falls, Ma. Cristina Falls, Divine Mercy, Panagatan Restaurant
7:00pm- drop-off at Victoria Suites. Double sharing with breakfast

Nov 16 Wednesday
7:00- breakfast
7:30- pick-up for Mapawa River Trekking & Canyoneering
12:00pm- Lunch
Drop-off at the Victoria Suites

Nov 17 Thursday
7:30am- breakfast
8:00- pick-up for advance rafting with lunch & photo
2:00pm- drop-off at the airport
4:55pm- ETD

P8,000/head x 6pax*
Inclusions:
1.) Airport pick-up for the 3 batches of arrival
2.) Round trip CDO- Balingoan transfer in an aircon van
3.) Round trip Ferry transfer to Camiguin
4.) Overnight accommodation at July’s Haven. Double sharing aircon room with breakfast.
5.) Round trip pump boat transfer to the White Island
6.) 9-hour multicab tour in Camiguin
7.) Benoni port pick-up & drop-off
8.) 3 days accommodation at Victoria Suites. Double room sharing with breakfast
9.) Bukidnon tour: Del Monte plantation, Del Monte clubhouse, Dahilayan Park, Malaybalay Monastery of Transfiguration, Pinutos sa Kanto in Manolo Fortich
10.) Side trip to Malasag Eco- Gardens on your way home from Bukidnon tour if still not yet dark.
11.) Iligan tour: Ma. Cristina Falls, Tinago Falls, PGMA ancestral home
12.) Mapawa River trekking, rapelling & canyoneering with lunch & transfer
13.) Side trip: Divine Mercy Shrine, Vjandep Pastel, Panagatan Restaurant
14.) Advance water rafting with photo & lunch
15.) Airport drop-off.

Exclusions:
1.) Meals where not specified as included
2.) Entrance fees to tourists spots
3.) Zorbit, ATV, Drop zone, Forest Park entrance fee in Dahilayan
* We only paid Php7900.00 for the tour package because we didn’t made it for the zip all you can at Dahilayan Adventure Park. They only allowed us to ride the 840 meters zipline as all the others were closed already. Since we got there a bit late (515pm-the park closes at 5) we also didn’t get to explore the park and all their other activities. Now we have a reason to come back 😉

For tour packages info, contact Ms. Brenda Catarman 09175490866. Two thumbs up!

 

http://wandering-muse.com/day-1-cdo-bukidnon/

http://wandering-muse.com/day-2-camiguin-island-day-tour/

http://wandering-muse.com/day-3-white-island-and-iligan/

http://wandering-muse.com/day-4-mapawa-river-trek/

http://wandering-muse.com/day-5-cdo-white-water-rafting/

http://wandering-muse.com/white-water-rafting-video/

http://wandering-muse.com/cdo-bukidnon-camiguin-iligan-budget-breakdown/

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