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From Manila: Majestic Pagsanjan Falls Adventure

From Manila: Majestic Pagsanjan Falls Adventure

From US$ 180 per person

Get away from bustling city of Manila and head to the majestic Pagsanjan Falls. Ride over rapids in a dugout canoe to the falls and swim in a hidden cave surrounded by the lush landscape of Pagsanjan Gorge National Park.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup/drop-off from hotels in Makati City and Bay Area. Please be at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before the specified pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy exhilarating canoe rides through the rapids with your local guide
  • Spend time swimming and lounging at the falls and in a hidden cave
  • Feast on local Filipino lunch while enjoying live music
Full description
"Shoot the Rapids" in dugout canoes and experience nature’s wonder. Drive two and a half hours south of Metro Manila through the countryside to beautiful town of Pagsanjan, Laguna. Be prepared to board a native banca (canoe) skillfully driven by two boatmen and maneuvered upstream through rocks and boulders amidst steep gorges and lush tropical vegetation. Your destination - Majestic Pagsanjan Falls. Take a swim or board a bamboo raft through the falls into a cave behind the veil of water. This is an exhilarating, spine-tingling, adrenaline-pumping, two hour boat ride from the Bumbungan River to Pagsanjan Falls whose booming water cascades down from high atop a cliff to the river 300 feet below. Your ride downstream is an exciting rush through the same rocks and boulders you passed on your way upriver.
Includes
  • Return hotel transfers
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Dugout canoe-ride with oarsmen, 2 people per boat
  • Seat cushion
  • Lifevest
  • Helmet
  • Tips
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • This tour is subject to weather conditions
  • Hotel transfers are only available in Makati City or Manila City. If your hotel is outside these city limits, please make your own way to the New World Renaissance Hotel in Makati at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure
  • You will receive an email with your exact pickup time and location. Please check your spam folder then contact the local partner if you have not received the email
  • Please leave your contact details so the local partner can give you a call to confirm hotel pickup details
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Overall experience was good! Boatmen (Jo & Jay) who navigated through the rapids were very skilled at what they do and ensured our safety. Troy (guide) was very friendly, knowledgeable and speaks English well. Oswald (driver) drove smoothly and safely and picked us up on time. My only complain is the food (lunch) - for what you pay, it wasn't tasty or fulfilling. Also, everyone seems to expect tips which adds up especially considering we already paid a lot for the experience.

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October 19, 2022

I thank all the staff, very nice experience in a natural paradise aboard a canoe among steep, waterfalls, lianas, dragonflies, iguanas. the typical Filipino lunch at the end of the excursion is also very well organized. not too far from manila at 4 already back to the hotel. all really friendly

August 21, 2022

Great experience, the ride to the falls on the boat is just amazing. Guide and boatmen were very friendly and helpful. The only point that could improve is the lunch, mushroom soup was really nice, good spring rolls but the fish and the chicken were a very small portion and we didn't like the vegetables.

April 22, 2022

Product ID: 4175