Philippines EXTREME Adventure

Life is too short to wallow from day to day existence of earning your bread and butter.  It needs experiences that will leave memories forever etched in your mind.  For those who crave   awesome escapades guaranteed to make your hearts race and rave, here’s a range of options available for an adrenaline pumping adventure found in our very own Philippines.

LAND ADVENTURES

Adventures-1apSpelunking

Exploring a cave is not for the faint of heart. A physically demanding activity, spelunkers encounter dark abyss, trails of underground rugged terrain, hostile and unfamiliar environment, and the worst, their imagination. But the thirst to see what lies beneath is a challenge to adventurers for them to discover the unknown. The reward? Amazing varieties of cave architectures and centuries-old rock formations.  And the experience of overcoming the challenging route? Priceless.

Where to go:
Sumaguing Cave, Sagada
Sohoton Caves, Samar
Callao cave, Tuguegarao
Mt. Banahaw in Quezon
Tabon cave, Palawan
Callao Cave, Penablanca, Cagayan
Capisaan Cave, Nueva Vizcaya

Adventures-1aoMountain Climbing

Conquering a mountain is almost always included in everybody’s bucket list. The thrill and adrenaline rush of climbing to reach the top, the sights of rolling hills and the sea of clouds, reaching the summit is really a top-of-the-world adventure.

Where to go:
Mt. Pulag
Mt. Apo
Mt. Apo, Mindanao
Mt. Mayon, Albay
Mt. Halcon, Mindoro

Canyoning/CanyoneeringAdventures-1an

The right gear, courage, and heaps of energy are needed for the walking, scrambling, trekking, climbing, jumping, rappelling, and swimming that is canyoneering. The adrenaline pumping trail mixed with amazing tropical nature is an unforgettable journey.

Where to go:
Montaneza Falls, Cebu
Moalboal, Cebu
Badian, Cebu

Photo by: Fatima P
Blog: www.travelistadiary.blogspot.com

SandboardingAdventures-1ak

Sandboarding is much like surfing but the rider glides on the sand instead of on the water.  Slap on your sunscreen, get your board, and cruise down the steep mountain of sand.  You can sit and slide, or do it like a pro and stand while keeping your balance. Perfect adrenaline rush!

Where to go:
La Paz Sand Dunes, Laoag, Ilocos Norte

Photo by: Glenn G. Guerrero
Website: www.ilocossandadventures.com
Facebook: Ilocos Sandboarding Adventures
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ATV and Mud TrekkingAdventures-1ai

Choose your vehicle between 150cc ATV or a 2-seater off-road buggy.  Start your engine, step on the gas, and let the mud fly! Be ready for the exciting bumpy ride, oodles of road obstacles, and mud drenching water crossings.

Where to go:
Sto. Nino, Puerto Galera

Photo by:
Jovie Gil Montajes
Kgrin

4×4 Off-RoadingAdventures-1ag

The thrill of a 4×4 off-road driving experience is a palm-drenching roller-coaster ride. For sight-seeing purposes, it offers the chance to see nature’s beauty and stunning vistas set in rugged landscapes.

For experienced drivers wanting to tackle serious terrain, a trail is set in demanding environments such as deep water, jagged terrain, or sand dunes, with natural and man-made obstacles. The challenge of ascent and descent control, traction optimization, deep water negotiation, skid avoidance, and cross axle issues, is an exhilarating adrenaline-packed adventure.

Where to go:
Chocolate Hills, Bohol
Paoay, Ilocos Norte
Mt. Mayon, Albay
Mt. Pinatubo, Pampanga
Koronadal City, South Cotabato
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Naga City, Camarines Sur
Javier City, Leyte
Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte
Davao City, Davao del Sur
Tugegarao City, Cagayan
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Angeles City, Pampanga

Photo by: Glenn G. Guerrero
Website: www.ilocossandadventures.com
Facebook: Ilocos Sandboarding Adventures
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WATER ADVENTURES

Cliff DivingAdventures-1af

Take up the adrenaline pumping challenge of cliff diving! There is no special equipment to buy and no special clothing required. It just needs you leaping through the air from dizzying heights and plunging into a body of water below.  Diving boards usually starts at 3 meters and can get as high as 26 meters.

Where to go:
Ariel’s Point, Buruanga, Aklan
Malapascua, Cebu
Punta Fuego
Magic Island, Boracay

Photo by:
Eisen Jiao
Ebtionko

White Water RaftingAdventures-1ad

White water rafting is a river adventure using an inflatable boat to cruise the turbulent current and ride the rapids.  It is an exhilarating activity in a challenging environment. There are three different categories available: Beginner route, Advanced, and Extreme, which differs in degrees of rough water, speed, intensity, and skills in maneuvering.

Where to go:
Cagayan De Oro City
Magdalena, Laguna
Chico River, Kalinga
Pinakawan River, Tuguegarao

White-Water TubingAdventures-1ab

Much like white water rafting, white water tubing navigates the turbulent rapids.  The difference is that white water rafting steers an inflatable boat, while in white water tubing, the rider uses tubes (tire interiors) or inflatable rings amidst the raging rapids, rocks, and boulders.  The current can get pretty intense resulting to a faster and more adventurous ride.

Where to go:

Maitum, Sarangani Province

Soa, Malinao, Albay

Magdalena, Laguna

Photo by: The Bella Travelista
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SurfingAdventures-1z

An addicting surface water sport, surfing is more than just riding a wave.  As one surfing aficionado shares “As the wave picks you up, you harness the power of the ocean. You have an expanded state of awareness. The sea takes you and all your troubles are forgotten, or put on hold for tomorrow”.

Where to go:
Baler, Aurora
San Juan, La Union
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Siargao
Zambales
Samar

Photo by: Kermit Surf Resort and Camp
Website: www.kermitsiargao.com
Email: info@kermitsiargao.com
Mobile no.: +639176550548

Wakeboarding/Water SkiingAdventures-1x

Two challenging activities, wakeboarding and water skiing are water sports where the rider is towed behind a motorboat or a running cable.  The difference lies whether a surfboard or skis are used. Techniques from snowboarding and surfing are employed. It tests your balance, grip strength, and capacity for fun.

Where to go:
Deca Wake Park, Davao City
Clark Wakeboard Park, Angeles City, Pampanga
Republic Wake Park, Nuvali, Laguna
CamSur Watersports Comlex, Pili, Camarines Sur
Lago de Oro, Calatagan, Batangas

Photo by: Lao de Oro Hotel & Wakepark
Website: www.lago-de-oro.com
Email: contactus@lago-de-oro.com
Tel. no.: +639175042685/+639175047525

Kite Boarding & Wind SurfingAdventures-1w

In kite boarding, the adventurer rides a board and manipulates a large power kite to move across the water.  In wind surfing, the rider uses a board attached to a sail. Both are surface water sports that harness the power of the wind to propel its rider.  Techniques from wakeboarding, surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics are used. And depending on its rider’s skills, jumps can be performed, as well as inverted loops, spinning maneuvers, and other “freestyle” moves.

Where to go:
Bulabog Beach, Boracay, Aklan
Bangui Beach, Ilocos Norte
Kingfisher Beach, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Union Beach, Malay, Aklan
Siargao Islands
Seco Island, Tibiao, Antique
Boquete Beach, Puerto Galera
Cuyo Island, Palawan

Photo by: Funboard Center Boracay
Website: www.windsurfasia.com
Email: simone@windsurfasia.com
Tel. no.: +63362883876

Scuba DivingAdventures-1u

The Philippines is said to be a scuba divers’ paradise. Complete your beginner’s training, obtain your certification, and start exploring the beauty of the sea and marvel at the diverse marine life, beautiful coral reefs, and mind-blowing underworld flora and fauna.  Under the ocean is a whole new world.

Where to go:
Coconut, Apo Island
Divers Heaven, Balicasag
Crocodile Island, Boracay
Sabang Bay, Puerto Galera
Taiei Maru, Coron
Yapak 2, Boracay
Sombrero, Anilao
The Pier, Dumaguete
Canyons, Puerto Galera
Monad Shoal, Malapascua

Whale Shark Diving/SnorkelingAdventures-1t

Swim with the most glorious creature ever.  Huge as a bus and terrifying in its size, whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean. Their mouths are up to 2 meters across containing over 300 rows filled with thousands of tiny teeth. However, these gentle giants only feed on plankton and krill.

Where to go:
Oslob, Cebu
Donsol Bay

Photo by: Island Trek Tours
Website: www.islandtours.com
Email: info@islandtrektourscom
Tel. no.: +6325136350
Mobile no.: +639255488687

AIR ADVENTURES

Canyon SwingAdventures-1r

“Head first or feet first?” is the question you will be asked when taking the Plunge, the Philippines only canyon swing destination. A thrilling activity that sends adventurers on a 45-60 meters free fall from the top of a 200 meters high cliff before letting them swing back and forth like a pendulum. Free yourself from the debilitating fear, take the heart-stopping leap, and live to tell the tale.

Where to go:
Danao Adventure Park, Bohol

Photo by:
besighyawn

ZipliningAdventures-1p

Imagine flying like Superman, the cool breeze kissing your cheeks, and the picturesque landscape of greeneries zipping past below you as you slide a cable line hanging hundreds of feet above the ground. Swallow your fear of heights and try an unforgettable ride. Ziplining is suited for all ages, all shapes, and sizes.

Where to go:
Dahilayan Adventure Park, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
Seven Falls Zip LineLake Sebu, South Cotabato
Zip Southern LeyteSogod, Southern Leyte
Delta Discovery ParkButuan City, Agusan del Norte
Lignon Hill Nature ParkLegazpi City, Albay
Mount Everest Zipline Located in Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental
Outland Aventure, Davao

Photo by: Zipzone Dahilayan Adventure Park
Email: zipzoneinq@yahoo.com
Mobile no.: +639228801319

Sky CyclingAdventures-1n

Try not to look down while you ride a bike and traverse the 200 meters line suspended at 60-80 feet high up in the sky.  Although scary to warrant a deathly grip on the handle bars, the cycles are steady since the tires have been removed and replaced with a groove that rolls into a steel beam.  A steel rod connects the bike to a steel cable on top and the passenger is strapped in a harness. It’s a biking experience in a whole new level.

Where to go:
Eden Nature Park, Davao
Campuestuhan Highland Resort, Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Caliraya Resort Club, Laguna

Photo by: “The Rush”
Website: www.chocolatehillsadventurepark.com
Email: chocolate_adventurepark@yahoo.com
Mobile no.: +639172744793

Giant SwingAdventures-1l

It’s a different rush as you swing back and forth in a giant swing. Do the maximum height of 45-50 feet and enjoy the wind blowing on your face as you swing like you’ve never swung before.  Once the clip is release, experience the thrill of falling and then soaring up high again then plunging down fast again. It’s a perfect palm-sweating adventure.

Where to go:
Sandbox Adventure Park, Porac, Pampanga

Photo by: Sandbox
Email: info.alviera@gmail.com
Tel. no.: +630454320014
Mobile no.: 09178033099

Flying TrapezeAdventures-1j

For those who find the treadmill and running boring, another form of exercise is now available to help you stay fit. Flying Trapeze Philippines (FTP) brings to Manila the first and only flying trapeze school. Try out the flying trapeze and fulfill your circus dream of soaring through the air, weightless and free. It also offers a great workout for your upper body and core muscles since once airborne, you are supporting your own body weight and using it to develop your swing and generate your flips.

Where to go:
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Photo by: Flying Trapeze Philippines
Email: info.alviera@gmail.com
Tel. no.: +630454320014
Mobile no.: 09178033099

Sky Walk & Edge CoasterAdventures-1g

Conquer your fear of heights through the Sky Walk and Edge Coaster. Both available in the same location, the sky walk, lets you walk around a translucent glass on the exterior edge of the building. You can walk to the edge, sit, and look down.

The Edge Coaster is a ride that navigates a rail at the edge of the exterior of the 38th floor around the building. It can tilt 30 to 55 degrees outwards looking straight down giving you the feeling you are about to fall off the building. Exciting and scary at the same time, both activities give a spectacular view of Cebu City and Bohol Island.

Where to go:
Sky Experience Adventure, Crown Regency Hotel and Towers, Cebu City

Photo by: Crown Regency Hotel & Towers
Website: www.crownregency.com
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Paragliding & Tandem ParaglidingAdventures-1e

Begin your flying career through a high adrenaline sport: paragliding. As you soar along the uplifting thermal winds harnessed to a free-form light weight fabric wing, enjoy the freedom of flight and look at the sights from a bird’s eye view. Lessons are offered to help you learn how to fully control your glider and master the basic skills of paragliding and be able to handle any situations that may occur while you are up in the air.

If your skills is not yet up to par, go for tandem paragliding where a certified tandem pilot flies with you using a paraglide with a wing large enough to hold two people. Experience the exhilaration of flying and enjoy the view from above.

Where to go:
Carmona, Cavite
San Mateo, Eastside of Manila
Safi Ranch, Sarangani(Mindanao)

Photo by: Uwe Klein
Website: www.uklei06.wix.com/paragliding
Email: uklei06@gmail.com
Mobile no.: +639178884513

Flying a PlaneAdventures-1c

That childhood dream of becoming a pilot can now become a reality. Imagine soaring over mountains and through the clouds, heading on to exotic places. And the best part? There are no traffic above, and no speeding tickets! Training for ultra light flying & plane rental is available at Angeles City. Learn how to fly, go off into the stratosphere, and make your own aviation adventure.

Where to go:
Angeles City, Pampanga

Photo by: Yoodz

SkydivingAdventures-1b

An escapade usually included in one’s bucket list, skydiving might be an expensive sport but it is an experience of a lifetime. The adrenaline rush of jumping from the aircraft, free-falling before deploying the parachute, toggling steering lines and aiming for the landing site to come to a gentle stop is just incredible. For first timers, you will need to do a tandem skydiving with an experienced skydiver who will guide the whole dive from exit to the free fall, controlling the canopy, and landing.

Where to go:
Skydive Greater Cebu, Bantayan Island, Cebu
Subic Bay Freeport Zone Pampanga
Camotes Island, Cebu

Photo by: Sky Dive Greater Cebu
Website: www.skydivecebu.com
Mobile no.: +639238751689

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