Cebu Tour Tips: Canyoneering from Kanlaob to Kawasan Falls

 

If you are an adrenaline junkie looking for thrill and adventure outdoors, canyoneering down south of Cebu is perfect for you.

 

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

 

Cebu is a place rich not  just in history but as also in fun, entertainment and adventure. As they say, “It’s more fun in the Philippines” but when in Cebu, “It’s more fun to get crazy and funky in Cebu”.

 

Looking for fun? It’s all over Cebu. If you want to get away from the noise and bustle  of the city life, head down south. A great outdoor and water adventure awaits.

 

Canyoneering or canyoning is an outdoor adventure that uses various techniques in traveling in canyons. A gorge or a canyon is a deep ravine usually resulting from river erosions.

 

A popular canyoneering destination is Kanlaob River in Alegria, Cebu. From Kanlaob, you can expect a variety of activities including trekking, rappelling, jumping, and more to reach your destination, Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu. From Cebu City, it is a three-hour bus ride going to Alegria but with the private vehicles or from van rentals, it would just take 2 and a half hours or even less depending on the traffic.

 

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

First Phase of the Canyoneering Adventure

 

Before you reach Kanlaob River, you have to walk approximately for 10 minutes to get to the site. This is a good warm up to get you ready and excited for the next activities. So, make sure you have a good pair of walking shoes as the terrain isn’t that great.

 

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Second Phase of the Canyoneering Adventure

 

This is the exciting part of the adventure. Be ready to jump off from the waterfalls and swim in the cool, sometimes almost ice cold, waters. Take caution when river trekking because the rocks on the riverbed are slippery.

 

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

 

While making your way through the river, you will see the lush vegetation and undisturbed beauty of Mother Nature. You can’t help but feel calm, peaceful and one with nature.

 

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

 

Depending on how large your group is, the whole canyoneering adventure can take three to four hours. The activity ends when you reach Kawasan Falls in Badian.

 

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering at Kanlaob River

Canyoneering Adventure Tips

 

To truly enjoy the adventures that you seek, be sure that you are prepared physically and mentally. Make sure that your body can tolerate exhaustion from walking, jumping, swimming and other physical activities.

 

Pack the right clothes fit for the adventure. For canyoneering, wear comfortable clothes and footwear. Remember to pack extra clothes too. Bring a towel and an extra bottle of water just in case you feel thirsty while trekking. And before you start the adventure, take a light meal, for you not to feel hungry or tired.

 

To make each adventure a memorable one, experience it with friends and families. Don’t forget to bring a camera (preferably a waterproof one, a GoPro perhaps) to capture moments of fun and excitement.

 

There’s always a different kind of adventure that awaits you in Cebu. Whatever mood you are in, whatever thrill you seek, there is always something for you to do when you’re in the Queen City of the South.

 

For more information on Canyoneering tour packages, please click links below:

 

Canyoneering Tour Package Option 1 (with Whale watching and Tumalog Falls)

Canyoneering Tour Package Option 2 (Pure Canyoneering: Kanlaob River and Kawasan Falls)

 
 


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