Tropang Laagan Goes Rizal: Masungi Georeserve

All right! This is the day that we are all have been waiting for. The Masungi Georeserve visit. Since we were coming from Calinawan Cave and unfortunately, burger steak in Jollibee took 15 minutes to be served, we were all panicking. Actually, I did much! hahaha.. Our schedule in Masungi is 12:30PM. It was almost 12NN and we still need to travel for 45 minutes to get there. My officemates, Joyce and Dearry already arrived and to think they came from Manila commuting.

When I read again the email, it said that late comers may be denied entry. Oh, c’mon! What I was thinking that time is if ever we will not be allowed then we traveled from Cebu for nothing. We were all thinking for alibis. Maybe we can tell them that we ran flat tire or we lost in getting there. Hahaaha.. Poor alibis!

Luckily, when we arrived, past 1PM, my officemates were waiting and so the staff at Masungi. We are VIPs! hahaha.. And makaulaw. 😛

Though, we were allowed to proceed with our activity even if we are an hour late, please make sure to be on time or earlier. It is for your own good. We should be able to spend more time there if we were early.

So after that, we were told to sit downand the orientation started. According to the guy who did the orientation, the place was open to public for visit last December 2015. It is a georeserve, a sanctuary for fauna and flora. One can go there but make sure that you will respect the animals living. Also, they treat the place as a relaxation place where one can meditate and relax. It is prohibited to shout or throw your garbage anywhere. There is no electricity in the area. They did not allow tipping to guides or staff because they want us to spread about Masungi to others and invite them to visit the place. One rule to follow is to make sure that no one is left behind. With that, the tour guide will be first and the leader or the sweeper will be last. The leader should make sure that everyone can catch up on the people at the front. Also, they will ask you to choose a buddy. Your buddy will serve as your partner in case you need help, support or anything. Since we are a troop with that motto of one for all, all for one, we did not choose a specific person to be our buddy. Because we are all each other’s buddy. Yeah, so sweet! hehheehe..

And so the journey begins!

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Tropang Laagan with our tour guide (at the rightmost)


First stop: Lambat (in english: net)

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the rope where we should climb up. that’s obstacle 1!

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for the brave, you can stop in the middle and have a selfie 🙂

There is no other way up but to climb on this rope. One can either go through the easy (left) or hard (right) side. Two persons can go together.

Second stop: Sapot (in english: spider web)

This is what we usually find in the internet. A huge spider web where everyone can stay, take a picture and just relax.

But before we reached here, we stopped and the guide asked us about this tree. Do you know what tree is that? Hmmm..

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pay a visit and discover this tree. 😛


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yay! finally we are here!

 

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that what a buddy means, helping each other.


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this is Joyce trying to have a yoga pose but the wind made it harder for her


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this is our team’s gonna be famous shot 😉


We all have our own solo and best shot here which made us stayed longer here. Check on there FB and IG page. 🙂

Third stop: Patak (in english: drop – maybe because it looks like a drop)

Before you can reach here, we had to pass through the hanging bridge, walk for a few meters, then get inside Unggoy. Patak is the shed in between the hanging bridge wherein one can rest & take a photo.

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the hanging bridge right after sapot


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pahingahan where we rested for awhile after that long trek


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Park Advisory to remind the visitors of the rules in Masungi

 

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finally in Patak!


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a hanging bridge going to Patak


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inside Patak resting while waiting for the first group to finish Ditse


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that’s how Patak looks like from the top. Another hanging bridge going to Ditse


Fourth Stop: Ditse (in english: elder sister)

A few step from Patak (the other end of the hanging bridge) is Ditse. A small peak that we need to climb up from Patak and down to Duyan. Climbing down from here is as not easy as securing yourself from being blown by the wind. Plus you do not have any harness. Good luck! 😉

The struggle in climbing up and down without harness.

The view from Ditse: Patak (right) and Tatay (left)

But, know what is the best thing happened in Ditse? The rainbow showed up. It was raining lightly during the trek but that rainbow boost the energy.

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as the song goes, “there’s a rainbow always after the rain” 


Fifth Stop: Duyan (in english: hammock)

When you go down from Ditse, you will be led to the biggest hammock or Duyan. This is also one of the famous spots in the whole trail that we can see online.

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group pic to one of the most photographed spot


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while in Duyan, one can have a good rest (feeling relaxed) while others are taking pictures 🙂

 

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or one can take an instagrammable photo perfect for profile pic 😉


Sixth Stop: Yungib ni Ruben (yungib in english is cave)

The other end of Duyan will lead you to the entrance of Yungib ni Ruben. It is the third and last cave explored throughout the whole trip. Though it is just a small cave but still beautiful. There is this big basin or something in the middle filled with water and coins which we believed are from visitors who made wishes. Then there is an aisle with lanterns on the side to give light.

 


Seventh Stop: Tatay (in english: Father)

We need to trek for a couple of minutes before reaching Tatay. We passed by benches and hammocks where visitors can stop and rest. Tatay is the highest peak in Masungi. You can see it from Ditse.

Meet Tropang Laagan. Who did the best pose though? 🙂

 


Eight Stop: Nanay (in english: Mother)

The second highest peak is Nanay. From Tatay, we need to trek to go to Nanay. We did not stay in Nanay longer because it is almost sunset and we are still far from the last stop. But Nanay is beautiful.

 


Ninth Stop: Bayawak (in english: monitor lizard)

Last stop and the new addition to the obstacles is Bayawak. It is an obstacle wherein we need to go down a rope that is formed like Bayawak. Though the rope is the longest but it is not as hard as Ditse. You just have to make sure that you were able to step on the rope as you go down. In the middle, you can stop and take a photo or sit down.

 

We survived Masungi Georeserve trail! Wooohooo! 🙂

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After this almost 5 hours of walking, climbing up and down the rope, going up and down, we finally finished the trail. We then had our congratulatory light snacks of wheat bread, organic veggies, banana, tuna spread and juice. It was past 6 when we reached the snack area and we only had the light from the lamp since there is no electricity. But no one is complaining because that is the best thing about being there. The serenity of the place. Throughout the whole activity, we were able to enjoy every single place, obstacle and view because no one is engaged on their phones posting to social media (except me because I had LTE at Ditse so I did stories.. but that’s it! :P) since there is no mobile signal. More than that, we had the chance to bond and interact with our companions and feel the beauty of nature.

Indeed, what the staff said during the orientation is true. It is a perfect place for those who want to relax and meditate. No one will disturb you. Plus the view is wonderful.

They are adding more obstacles. The place is big and I believe more visitors will be coming to Masungi. If you think that you already see everything in Masungi through these photos, you got it wrong. There are more obstacles that you have to take. There are more amazing scenery that you can see. The photos above cannot justify the beauty and the challenge during the whole trail. Better visit! 🙂

You do not have to be a mountaineer, a fit or sporty to be there. You just have to be determined to do whatever obstacles that you need to. Plus you do not have to worry because you have a buddy or the whole group as your buddy. Like us, we never leave anyone behind, we cheer everyone especially during those hard obstacles and we make sure everyone is having a good time. That’s what is important! Everyone is enjoying and creating a wonderful memory.

Tips for the Masungi goers:

  1. Book through their website ahead of time. Please note that they have limited number of trails in a day. A maximum of 14 pax and minimum of 7 pax per group. The fee is Php 1500 on weekdays and Php 1800 on weekends. Do not book through travel agency.
  2. Choose a time that is doable on your part and be on time. Make sure that you can meet the schedule of your choice. Be there 30 minutes earlier or on time. This is for your own good. The more you have time to explore if you will be on time of your schedule.
  3. The trail will take 4-5 hours (in our case it’s more than 5 hours). I believe it will depend on how many are you in the group. The more the longer you it will take you. Because you will be staying longer for photo ops and stuff.
  4. Since it will take you 4-5 hours to finish, bring some snacks and water. The complimentary snacks will be after the whole activity. Also, there is no water station along the way. Do not forget to keep the wrappers with you.
  5. Wear comfortable and light clothes. And prepare for the cold wind throughout the trail. Shoes is a must especially when you are climbing up and down the rope.
  6. Wear sunblock. Make sure you are able to apply before you start. It will be difficult to reapply throughout the trail.
  7. Bring light bag for your valuables. Do not bring everything. Just what you need. They have bags that you can borrow for your stuff that you will be bringing. You can then leave your  other things to them.
  8. Take good care of your belongings especially your phone and camera. The wind is so strong that it seems you can be blown away. Make sure to hold your gadgets and stuff properly because once it will fall down, goodbye. Remember you are on the top.
  9. Follow your tour guide and keep on their pace. Do not wander around on your own. The place is so big that if you get lost, it will really hard to find.
  10. The leader should make sure that headcount is correct.
  11. Do not shout. You cannot just be a noise to your colleagues but you can disturb the animals living in the area.
  12. Listen to your tour guide. He knows where is the way.Complain if you are tired and want to rest. Just to let the whole group know and so that you won’t be left behind.
  13. You are each other’s buddy. Make sure to help those who are in need. Give moral support those who are afraid.
  14. Be a responsible visitor. Help them protect the georeserve. By not throwing any garbage, not smoking and not doing anything that could destroy nature.
  15. The staff does not accept tip from the visitors. Instead, help them spread about Masungi Georeseve. Be a way so that others can see it and would schedule a visit. The more visitors they get, the better.

 

 

God: Center of Life

In this world, we normally and usually think about ourselves. We decide on what can benefit us. We take advantage on what is good for us. At some point, this could be good because as the song says, “Love yourself”. But as we tried to love ourselves, we sometimes go overboard. We tend to become self-centered. Always thinking about ourselves. We forgot to mind what others could feel and benefit. And most of all, we will be more focused to what the earth can give us. We will rely our happiness to material things. Then, we neglect God. God should be the center of our life. We should do things, decide on something or be that someone for God. We are just passersby in this world. What we accumulate on earth cannot be our bridge to heaven and we cannot even bring it there. But our love to the Lord will surely bring us to heaven. He should be the center of our universe. The center of each relationship that we will have. Because if we do this, for sure we will have a happy, stronger and blessed one. If we want to have an eternal life in heaven, think and mind about God. Let us ask ourselves. Are the things I am worrying and doing here on earth can make me happy til eternity? Am I good enough to be saved by God and be brought to Heaven? Am I deserving to be called His child?

Let us make something now for Him. Yeah! Definitely, still let us love ourselves so that we can love others. But think harder. Remember, His second coming is near. Maybe… No! Not maybe. But certainly, this is the time to prepare ourselves for that day to come.

Have a blessed day! 🙂

 

 

via Daily Prompt: Center

 

 

Tropang Laagan Goes Rizal: Calinawan Cave

Supposedly, we will be going to Calinawan Cave on our Day 1 before or after Daranak Falls. But because of some incident, we were not able to do it and instead the driver told us to do it on the second day before Masungi Georeserve.

An hour away from our inn, we reached Calinawan Cave. We then registered and paid for the tour guide, helmet and flashlight.

Then the spelunking version 2.0 started. 🙂

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obligatory pose before the adventure begins

Our tour guide was Ate Daisy (I am not sure again if the name is correct. hehehe) and according to her, she was the one featured in Rated K when they visited the cave. Wow! Sikat si Ate. 🙂

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our tour guide na may pinaghuhugutan

At the entrance of the cave in Level 1, Ate Daisy oriented us and told us some facts. From what to see in Level 1, and 2 to who visited the cave to the number of visitors to the shows that taped inside up to the wedding that was held inside the cave. And she also said what is Stalactites (C for ceiling), Stalagmites (G for ground) and Column (when stalactites and stalagmites meet) and how long it will take to create these.

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Level 1

Ok! I will not be spoiling you guys on what is the difference between Levels 1 and 2. I will be posting photos inside the cave. I hope my friends took lot of photos. 🙂

By the way, after Level 2, the tour guide will ask you if you want to proceed to Level 3-5 or just go out. It will take approximately 15 minutes if you will finish up to Level 5. And just like them, I will not tell you what to see inside because you should be thrilled and excited.

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we survived Calinawan Cave with the circle of friends

 

Tips for Calinawan Cave:

  1. Wear your helmet all the time. You were given that for a reason.
  2. They are providing you flashlight but if you want to use your phones, you can.
  3. Never leave one behind. Always wait for others before proceeding. And of course, keep up on the pace of those in front. Make sure that you can see them.
  4. Enjoy the activity whatever you need to do.
  5. Listen to your tour guide. They know best.
  6. Wear something that is okay if it gets dirty. Though it is a dry cave but you can still get dirty.

Tropang Laagan Goes Rizal: Daranak Falls, Regina RICA and Pililla Windmill Farm

Oh hi there! Did you enjoy reading my Tinipak River post? I hope you did. 🙂

After our Tinipak River trekking adventure, we went for lunch and then headed to Daranak Falls, our second and last destination for Day 1.

Approximately almost an hour away from Rambull’s, where we had our lunch.We reached our destination. Since, it was 3PM already and the falls will close at 5PM so we then hurriedly went inside.

Everyone except me went for a swim (luoy kaayo ko 😔) because I cannot. Bad timing! hahaha.. As far as I can see it, they were all enjoying. Many guest were there but it was not that crowded.

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There are cottages for rent, comfort room that we can use for a fee, a store for what someone will need, a hanging bridge and that heart-shaped form from a pile of rocks.

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This place is perfect for relaxation after the trek in the river, the mountain or the cave.

On the other hand, on our day 3, we went to 2 sites, Regina RICA and Pililla Windmill.

First was Regina RICA or Regina Rosarii Institute for Contemplation in Asia. Good thing we went there on a Sunday. It is a statue of Mama Mary with Jesus in the top of the hill. It is like Mama Mary’s version of  Jesus in Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador. I felt really blessed to be able to visit these two shrines.

Before you can go to the top, you will still need to attend an orientation. In this orientation, they will explain about Regina RICA, the rules, what can be seen in the premises and what they do.

Many people visit the shrine especially during Sunday. Some will attend the mass, light a candle, kiss the image, stroll the area, relax and feel the serenity of the shrine. They have what is called the Power of Ps at Regina RICA.

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the start of the pilgrim

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the church and the wishing well

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the color of the candles to be lighten depends on your intention

After the orientation, the pilgrim and lighting of candles, we headed back to the registration area to try their homemade ice cream which is made of veggies. Then we proceed to our next stop.

Our last stop for the whole trip is Pililla Windmill Farm. During our tour on both days 1 & 2, we already saw these windmills on top of the hills. But on our last day, we’ve got the chance to go closer and if we can, touch the windmills.

Upon entering the farm, we can already see the windmills. I was able to see windmills in Ilocos two years ago and I thought these are just the same. So it did not excite me that much. But, you can really never tell unless you are there. I was still amazed by these windmills. Maybe because for one, the location is different. In Ilocos, it is located near the beach while in Rizal, in the farm on top of the hills. Second, the arrangement/placement. But though they are different, still they are both amazing.

The farm is huge and the windmills are scattered from the entrance to the exit. They were grouped of I think by 3.

After more than 1KM ride from the entrance, we arrived and saw a lot of guests and huge windmills. But before we took pictures of the windmills, we were all approaching these food stalls and buy then eat then buy then eat. Forgive us because it was already lunch time. And we were all fascinated by these foods. hahaha..

Then after that, we were checking the souvenir stalls before we decided to explore the place and took photos.

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Indeed, it was all beautiful. Plus, you have an overlooking view to Laguna de Bay. Perfect!

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Tips

  • Daranak Falls
    • Bring coins. Seriously! 🙂 Every time you go the comfort room either to pee, poop or bath, you need to pay. So prepare some coins.
    • There are salbabida (life saver) available for those who do not know how to swim.
    • If you will be there for a short period of time, better not to rent a cottage.
  • Regina RICA
    • Since it is a sacred place, there is a dress code especially for ladies. You should not wear sleeveless and other sexy top, and should wear below the knee for the bottom. Otherwise, they provide skirts to cover for your shorts and mini skirts.
    • This is a solemn place so be quiet and respect.
    • Ask for a map in case you get lost. The place is big.
    • You can bring your own food and stay in their cottage.
    • Better be early if you want to get inside and kiss the image. The line is long.
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    • Prepare your sunscreen as there is no shed for you to hide.
    • Take as many pictures as you want.
    • There are many vendors selling souvenirs, better check the prices first.

Tropang Laagan Goes Rizal: Tinipak River, Cave and Daraitan River

Hello Rizal! Yay! That most awaiting trip of Tropang Laagan has finally arrived. We had been planning about this trip since August (reserved the Masungi Georeserve visit) but booked our plane tickets last January. Because as we all know, the unplanned trips most likely to happen. Actually, no one was talking about it til January. Hahahah..

Anyway, what made this whole trip exciting is that some are first timers (both in riding the plane and going to Manila). I do not know why but I always feel excited for first timers and I feel happy that at some point I was with them on that trip. Other than that, we were so excited also for the adventure that is waiting for us. Actually not just one but more than one. 😀

After than one hour delay (imagine, our flight is at 1:55AM but still it was delayed), we were now off to Manila then Rizal.

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waiting in the airport for an hour delay 🙂 walang tulugan.

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finally, we were boarded and ready to fly 🙂

First on the list is Tinipak River and Daraitan River. Well.. Sounds confusing as I am too is confused if what location should I use if my mother will ask me or if I post in FB. 😛 But to make things clear, in my own opinion, I think it is Tinipak River located in Brgy. Daraitan which made that area where we need to cross through a boat Daraitan River. In short.. Mao na nah! hehehe..

There are two ways we can do this trek. First is the whole day trek at Mt. Daraitan then to Tinipak River and Cave. Second, is to ride a tricycle to the starting point at Tinipak River and skip that long trek to Mt. Daraitan. Well.. Mt. Daraitan is so beautiful especially when you are already in the summit because you can see the whole province and more. But, since this is just a side trip and we still have other places to visit, we chose the second way. Though if you felt that it’s sayang not to try trekking, do not worry. Because basically you will still be trekking but for a shorter time (maybe 2 hours).

First thing to do is ride a boat at Php 5 per head to other side of the river. If you want, there is a hanging bridge where you can walk. But because we don’t want to, here we are riding on the boat and helping these people for their living. Char! 😀

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the boat that will take us to the other side of the river

After paying, you have to ride a tricycle on these rough road for 10-15 minutes to their Barangay Hall (1KM away). Then once you arrived there, you have to register, pay the tour guide fee and environmental fee. Once done, the tour guide will orient you about Tinipak River, Cave and Mt. Daraitan. Our tour guide was Kuya Garizalde (I hope I remembered his name right). A 5-minute orientation then we rented headlights and off we go. But before that, Kuya Garizalde told us that we have an option to walk or ride a trike to the starting point which is 2.8 KM away. Guess what we chose? Of course, ride a trike. No one wanted to trek but we were there to trek anyway! hahaha

 

Kuya Garizalde was doing the orientation

 

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the trike that will take us to the starting point

After a few minutes… charan! This welcomed us. Thought this is just is but we were all wrong. That was not the one. We still had to trek to find that very beautiful spot and I believe, picturesque and instagrammable. If you think that this is beautiful already, wait til we found it! 😀


We walked… stopped… took pictures… recorded video… then those on the front will ask us to go faster because we are still far… and repeat.

 

the spring water that anyone can drink

 

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Until after more or less an hour, we reached it. And it was indeed so beautiful. I hope my photos could give justice to this. But superb!

 

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the winning shot for that most picturesque spot

After that, we went on and met two kids asking for Php 5.00 for the maintenance fee of the bridge that will take  you to the cave. First cave of the trip. You should count how many caves we’ve been to.

 

And then after a few more trek… we reached the entrance of the cave.

According to Kuya, we will just be walking inside (unlike other cave that we need to crawl) and we can swim at the end of the cave if we want to. Since my boyfriend is wearing a jeans so he decided not to get inside and Chinkee too. Well, they had a good sleep while the rest of us were inside spelunking.

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inside the cave, this is the endpoint

After about 10 minutes inside, we decided to go out and to go back because… we are hungry! Oh food!

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on our way out

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we made it at Tinipak Cave

 

We trekked faster in going back. Good thing we were stopping at the start of the trek to take pictures because if you will have it on your way back, you will be tired and sweaty and hungry. Most likely you just want to walk and walk until the starting point.

Along the way, we saw Mt. Daraitan.

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i think this is it 🙂

Then, after getting back at the Barangay Hall, we thanked everyone there and Kuya Garizalde.

What’s nice about this adventure is that it is being regulated and managed by the barangay. One can be sure that you will be taken cared of and that these people will be doing their job well.

Tips to Tinipak River:

  1. If you have limited time or you are not mountaineers, better choose to do the shorter way. Going to Mt. Daraitan would be a big accomplishment but it also requires you for longer trek and a harder one.
  2. Bring water. Though along the way there is a store where you can buy which most likely a way to help them with their livelihood. There is also a spring water  freely running where you can drink for free all you want.
  3. Bring something to eat. If in any cases, you will be hungry along the way, at least there is something you can munch. Make sure to keep your wrappers.
  4. Wear sunblock. Even though the wind is cold but that is not an exemption from being harmed by the sun.
  5. Wear light and comfortable clothes. If possible, that you can get wet if you decide to swim inside the cave.
  6. Bring only what is needed. Trekking with a heavy load will just add to your burden and make you tired easily.
  7. Follow to what your tour guide has to say. There is an area that the current is strong and falling is not a good thing to happen. Also, the guide knows the do’s and don’ts.
  8. Follow the golden rule. Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but pictures. Kill nothing but time.

Tropang Laagan Goes Rizal Adventure

If one is to ask where is Rizal, how many would know? Basically, Rizal is our national hero. But few know that there is a place named after him. This what happened to us. When we asked permission from our family, they were all asking where is the place located.

But where is Rizal located?

Rizal is a province in Calabarzon Region or the Cavite Laguna Batangas Rizal and Quezon Region. It is named after the national hero, Jose Rizal. Once part of Manila, it was originally and legally created by virtue of an Act No. 137 by the First Philippine Commission last June 11, 1901. It is 16 kilometers east of Metro Manila and bordered by Metro Manila to the west, Bulacan to the north, Quezonto the east and Laguna to the southeast. The province also lies on the northern shores of Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country. Rizal is a mountainous province perched on the western slopes of the southern portion of the Sierra Madre mountain range. (This is according to my friend,Wikipedia.)

Of all the places in the country, why Rizal?

Our main purpose was to experience the trail at Masungi Georeserve. It is getting known and must try nowadays.

So when everything was finalized, the schedule and the joiners, I then booked the trail visit at their website, Masungi Georeserve. There is no other way that you can book to them but through their website. Though there are tour agencies that are offering this visit but Masungi Georeserve is prohibiting their guests to book through this. Also, their way of communicating the clients is also through email. I did not get any contact numbers.

I will be providing the details of our Masungi Trip on the following blog post.

After that, we then were looking for ways on how we can reach Rizal. No one has been there. (I did not know that we were able to pass the province already from Laguna.) Fortunately, my friend Toj, found this travel agency that offers Tanay Rizal Tour. It is called Tanay Rizal Tour under the ML Travel & Tours. So we were offered a package of 3days and 2 nights which includes Roundtrip Van Transfer from Airport to Tanay with driver, fuel and toll fees, accommodation with breakfast, and Tanay tour. The owner (I think), Mich is very quick to response. But, we were just not so happy with the inn they booked for our accommodation. So I will not just be mentioning the name. 🙂 However, they made our trip hassle-free.

We then booked a plane ticket a month before our trip. Imagine how high the price. All for the love of traveling. Hahaha..

Everyone is excited especially our first timer friends. First time to ride a plane and go to Manila and first time to be with us out of town. I am always happy and excited for them because I have been part of their first.

During our trip, Jollibee has played a big part. Our first meal is in Jollibee. We were even inside before the store opened. We drove through Jollibee when we ran out of time for our Masungi Georeserve visit. We should have brought Gwapo so that we can get discount. Hehehe..

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Special participation throughout the whole trip is Jollibee 🙂 We were inside before they were open on our day 1. 😛

 

Below is the itinerary and expenses we had during our trip at Tanay:

  • Day 1
    • 0430H-0600H – Airport to Tanay
    • 0600H-0700H – Breakfast at Jollibee
    • 0700H-0800H – To Tinipak River
    • 0800H-1200H – Trek at Tinipak River
      • Boat – Php 5 per head (times 2 way)
      • Tricycle to Daraitan Brgy. Hall – Php 60 per trip (times 2 way)
      • Tour Guide – Php 500 per group of 10 pax
      • Environmental Fee – Php 50 per head
      • Headlight for the cave – Php 30 per piece
      • Tricycle to Tinipak River starting point – Php 15 per head (times 2 way but you can walk but it’s 2.8 kilometers)
      • Entrance at Tinipak River – Php 20 per head
      • Entrance at Cave – Php 5 per head (for the maintenance of the bridge)
    • 1200H-1300H – waiting for the driver settled some incident
    • 1300H-1400H – To Rambull’s for lunch
    • 1400H-1500H – To Daranak Falls
      • Entrance – Php 50 per head
    • 1700H-1800H – To inn then check in
  • Day 2
    • 0900H-1000H – To Calinawan Cave
    • 1000H-1100H – Calinawan Cave
      • Entrance – Php 30 per head with headlight and helmet
      • Tour Guide – Php 200 per group
      • Additional to Tour Guide for Level 3  to 5 – Php 300 (depends on the group)
    • 1100H-1200H – Drive thru at Jollibee
    • 1200H-1245H – To Masungi Georeserve
    • 1245H-1330H – Walked to the Garden Cottages then orientation
    • 1330H-1630H – Trail and light snacks after
  • Day 3
    • 0830H-0900H – To Regina Rica
    • 0900H-1030H – Regina Rica
    • 1030H-1130H – To Pililla Windmill Farm
    • 1130H-1200H – Pililla Windmill Farm
    • 1200H-1400H – Lunch
    • 1400H-1600H – To Airport

 

Other expenses:

  • Tanay Tour Package – Php 2950 per head
  • Masungi Georeserve – Php 1400 per head
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the living room of the inn we were staying

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our last supper in Rizal. That’s our driver in the front beside Tatay

There are lot of tourist destinations in Rizal even in Tanay itself but they are mostly far from each other. So if you wanted to visit all, make sure that you are time conscious and spend more days.

Since Rizal is located in a mountainous area, expect that it is cold especially during evening. It is like you are in Baguio City. That’s how cold it is there. Plus, you mostly see Laguna de Bay in going to and fro the tourist destinations especially in Daranak Falls. Do not be surprise if you can see soldiers on your way to Tinipak River. Rizal has been their training ground.

Hmmm.. so there will be no pictures on this post but I guarantee you that there will be lots on my next posts focusing each of these spots.Plus tips! 😉

So, I hope after reading my blog you can now decide to visit Rizal. Summer is approaching (actually it is peak season now in Rizal) and for sure you are looking for a place to go. Rizal is perfect especially during summer. Trust me. 😀

Thanks a lot Rizal for a very fun-filled, memorable and one of a kind experience. :*

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waiting for our flight back home 😉