This is a side trip of our Mindanao travel last May which makes the whole week travel well spent 🙂 Our accommodation in Cagayan De Oro, Marianne Suites arranged this tour for us aside from our rafting adventure. This is only a whole day travel but its all worth it 🙂
First stop for the morning: Del Monte Farm. Aside from their tomato sauce, Del Monte is well known for their pineapple fruit drinks and we got to see their huge pineapple farm.
We also had a good view of this farm from the top of a hill and the scenery was just beautiful.
Next stop: Dahilayan Adventure and Nature Park. The place has a strong resemblance of Baguio because of the Pine trees and the cool climate, but this is a lot better than Baguio. With tall pine trees perfectly aligned with each other, cozy picnic tables and great view, its a Camp John Hay version 2.0
They also have some attractions like the Luge Hanging Bridge, Drop Zone etc but we didn’t try those (except for their zipline) because its a bit pricey, so we just hang out in their cute playground.
And last but not the least, we tried their longest dual zipline in Asia and it was really awesome! With 840m long, the zipline passes through great pine trees, lush mountains and green fields. Before the ride, A 4WD safari cruiser transported us to their launch tower.
We also tried their 320 MT plus 150 MT zipline and the view is awesome too.
Another dream come true – i finally got to experience river rafting! I’ve been waiting to cross this out in my bucketlist, so last June 2, Friday, together with my family of adventurers, we survived this wonderful and thrilling experience.
We were picked up by our tour jeepney at 7:30 AM sharp. We were not the only passengers in the jeep as it also picked others who will have river rafting too, and we had a long time waiting for them so we already arrived at 9AM. Before we had our rafting, our tour guide gave us a briefing on safety measures and i got nervous when he said that a lot of tourists have fall in the rapids during the rafting. LOL. But then he assured us that as long us we will follow his instructions, we will survived this adventure. He also taught us the proper use of our paddles.
We chose the Mid-Section package (Advanced Course) which costs 1800/ head. Our raft will go through 24 rapids in 4 hours + a free swimming 🙂 Our transpo, gears and paddles are already included in the package.
It was very nerve-racking to go through the rapids, it feels as if you fall from the boat! We just paddled and paddled and after every rapid, we do the Hi-5 ! 🙂
It’s like i’m in a Rio Grande Ride in Enchanted Kingdom, but this time no one operates the ride but us. The view of the river and the surrounding mountains is also spectacular.
The river has a also a free-swimming area, which is 30 to 70 ft deep.
For me, 4 hours isn’t enough as we had really enjoyed this adventure. The endless paddling + heat + the huge scary rapids, it was all worth it!
Go try it with your family and friends! Visit the official website of Kagay Cagayan De Oro Rafting here.
BONUS: Here’s a video of our thrilling experience- watch until the end! 😀