Monday, June 28, 2010

Whitewater rafting

Whitewater rafting in Cagayan de Oro River was certainly one of the best water adventure I been to so far. Not only it took no less than 3 hours of exhilarating ride to complete the entire whitewater adventure but also seeing the panoramic view of of the river rocky walls and to learn that at one time, the other side of the river is Bukidnon and the other side the CDO certainly amazes me for I only read this with emphasis in Europe and other continents where river is the national boundary.

The adventure starts with distributing rafting gears such as the floating vests, paddle and the head gear. Then you will be asked to put in all valuables to waterproof bag which be carried along the raft. Other belonging maybe picked up at the disembarkation point down river.

Then a briefing on how to properly hold the paddle and safety concerns. When one is thrown overboard, how to pick him up, when nearer the raft, use the paddle and not your arm as this may cause injury, and when is further away, a safety floating device will be thrown away and ask you to hold onto the line and will be pulled back up. And it is advisable that when in water, one is always on the lying position as you will not know if there are big rocks or sharp objects under the water.

And the most important of all, follow all the commands of your river guide, whether to back paddle, forward or to stop paddling.

Your river guide, will tell you about a narrative about the river and depends on his wealth of knowledge of the place, not only it will be an adventure but also an educational one!

To complete it all, we went to Iligan for another bus ride to the Ma.Cristina Falls and Timoga Springs

Rafting 101

Ma.Cristina Falls, Iligan (NAPOCOR)

Ma.Cristina Falls, IliganCDO-Iligan. June 20-21,2009

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Rediscovering Bohol- EAT Danao

Rediscovering Bohol! I have been to Bohol, like you, several times, but mostly for their beaches, the famous Loboc river cruise, Balicasag snorkeling but this time, we went there for another taste of adventure- The EAT Danao.

Its the eco-tourism setup to benefit the municipality of Danao, Bohol and its people. EAT Danao stands for ECO ADVENTURE TOUR, EXTREME ADVENTURE TOUR and EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURE TOUR. There are many activities that you can explore and experience but for this visit, we tried Spelunking (caving) first for it would take 3 hours to complete including rest and photo stops (not to mention, the mud and going through the underground river) , the adrenaline pumping The Plunge, Suislide and the sight seeing of course.

But aside from that, they also have rubber tubing, kayaking, trekking, root climbing rappellng, biking, village tour, historical tour etc to boost their adventure package. These are your choices of activities when you visit EAT DANAO, depending on your time, and need for adventure and budget, you can try them all.

You can also visit historical churches of Bohol, visit their museum,and a stopover to Sagbayan Peak as we did.

Indeed, you are not paying for the ride, but you are paying for the experience!

Church Visits
Visiting Bohol Museum
Sagbayan Peak, Kidstown

Team and Li Family