Friday, April 8, 2016

Canyoneering Adventure from Alegria to Kawasan Falls

If you are an avid fan of the GMA News TV show “Biyahe ni Drew” hosted by Drew Arellano, then most probably you are aware of this adrenaline-pumping adventure in Cebu. Considered as a sport, canyoneering involves rappelling, trekking, climbing (either down or up), jumping, swimming to explore canyons and mountain gorges.
Talisay junction going to the canyoneering jump off site. The motorcycle fare is already included in the package that we paid for. 
The first jump is about 40 feet high. It's scary at first but you'll get used to it as you go downstream.
Downstream canyoneering from the town of Alegria down to the famous Kawasan Falls in the town of Badian involves long power walks, cliff jumping, swimming, climbing and a whole lot of fun. The entire activity usually runs for two to five hours depending on one’s speed and stamina.

To get there from Cebu City, take a Ceres Bus going to Bato via Barili. Make sure not to take the one going to Bato via Oslob or just tell the driver that you are going to Alegria. The Alegria canyoneering jump off is a 2.5 bus ride from Cebu City. Tell the driver that you are going to Talisay junction in Alegria where you can find several canyoneering operators. In our case, we contacted Mark Yong of La Nina Adventures ahead to book for a package. We got the whole package for 700 per person inclusive of two guides, government  fees, motorcycle fare going to the jump off site, and complete gears.   

Don't miss to take some group photos and achieve that squad goal if ever you are traveling with your travel buddies.

For this group travel, this is the itinerary that I prepared:
5:00 AM Departure from Cebu South Bus Terminal
8:00 AM Arrival at Sangi, Alegria
8:10 AM Departure for Canyoneering Jump-off Site then briefing
8:30 AM Start from Water Falls
Php 700.00 -- canyoneering guide fee, entrances, motorcycle, gov't fees, gears
Php 300.00 -- Fare, Cebu-Alegria-Cebu
Php 100.00 -- Lunch 
TOTAL DAMAGE: 1,100.00   

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