When was the last time you did something crazy? Me, just a few months ago. I did canyoning for the first time! I initially thought it was the easiest adventure of Trexplore but boy was I wrong. It was actually the most challenging yet fulfilling activity I ever had.
ICanyoning is defined by Wiktionary as a hybrid sport in which participants travel along a canyon using a variety of techniques that may include walking, climbing, jumping, abseiling, or swimming. It's a popular activity in Cebu, specifically in the beautiful Kawasan Falls -- but I believe a more intense and thrilling canyoning experience actually exists in Catbalogan, Samar.
The adventure starts with an hour trek going to Bangon falls. We started at 9am and by 10am we were already at the starting point where we had a quick orientation with the cave master and canyoning expert Joni Bonifacio. We also did a dry run about proper rappelling techniques. This is very important because rappelling is not as easy as it looks. You have to keep your legs straight, and focus with the rope on your right hand where you can control your descent.
Just like an adventure game, we had to conquer different stages. There were 7 layers of waterfalls and we have to traverse the canyons and waterfalls by either rappelling or jumping. Here's a summary of our action-packed adventure:
1st waterfall - Rappelling 10 meters
2nd waterfall - Sliding or Jumping then swimming
3rd waterfall - Jumping 5 meters then swimming and trekking
|You can jump here but I opted to rappel because I was scared lol|
4th waterfall - Rappelling then swimming and trekking
5th waterfall - Jumping 4 meters
6th waterfall - Rappel
7th waterfall - Jumping 5 meters
|Halourd doing the perfect jump!|
|Eating filipino delicacies prepared by Trexplore|
|going home at around 1pm|
After 4 hours of rappelling, jumping and trekking, we were finally on our way back to Trexplore house! I ended the day feeling tired but proud. I think too much adrenaline was released in my body that I spent the whole afternoon sleeping haha.
If you're physically fit and able, you should try this too! No need to worry because all the safety gears are provided and proper guidance is always implemented.
If you want to try this, you may contact the following:
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CAVE MASTER: JONI A. BONIFACIOABESAMIS STORE ALLEN AVE. CATBALOGAN CITY,SAMAR PHILIPPINES
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