Chasing Waterfalls: Dao Falls

Going to Dao Falls is already an adventure. From the vertigo-inducing hanging bridge to the adrenaline pumping  walk on the edge of a cliff. Just kidding. 😛 But before you can reach the falls, one has to pass on a bamboo hanging bridge, walk on the paved and railed cliff, and navigate through lush vegetation, rivers and streams.

Located at Brgy. Suba, Dao Falls is the highest waterfall in Samboan with a 90-foot vertical drop. The basin was used to be deep but became shallow after boulders fell on it when an earthquake hits Visayas.

The trek would take at least 45 minutes depending on your pace. Trekking alone is not allowed so you have to ask for a guide from the locals. The guide fee is not mandatory but it’s not bad to give extra cash to them imagining how long the trek is.

Getting to the jump off point is not hard to find. Banners are placed on the side of the road or you can ask the locals and they will be happy to assist you.

The Hanging Bridge
The Hanging Bridge
Rivers before reaching Dao Falls
Rivers before reaching Dao Falls
Jordan thinking why he was wearing pants and shoes on a trek in the river. XD
Jordan thinking why he was wearing pants and shoes on a trek in the river. XD
Our dog guide and other tourists
Our dog guide and other tourists
Middle of nowhere? Nope. Just nature at its best.
Middle of nowhere? Nope. Just nature at its best.
The slide
The slide
Serenity
Serenity
Another falls just after Dao Falls
Another falls just after Dao Falls
There she is, Dao Falls.
There she is, Dao Falls.
I don't care of getting my lens wet. :D
I don’t care of getting my lens wet. 😀
Getting the taste of Dao Falls
Getting the taste of Dao Falls

The author J-Boy Cagumbay

Full stack web developer at Batmaid. Native Boholano. Lives in Poland. Loves to Travel. Hobbyist Photographer.

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