Kanla-ob Canyoneering: A long overdue trip

Postponed twice but this time, it’s game time! We left from Cebu at 5:30 am and arrived at the starting point in Brgy. Kanla-ob, Alegria at 9:00 am. There was a minor delay before we started our Canyoneering (or Canyoning) because our contact didn’t show up. Fortunately, we met some locals who offered us to be our guide.

Our cute little pink and blue helmets
Our cute little pink and blue helmets
Zend looking bad ass with that pinky helmet
Zend looking bad ass with that pinky helmet

Life jackets. Cute little pink and blue helmets. Short briefing. All set and we’re on! It was all fun, excitement and adrenaline pumping adventure that even from the start of the hike, we had to jump a 20 ft drop.

There were quite a few Canyoneers since it was weekend. And there were times that we had to wait for our turn to proceed due to some hesitant girls to jump.

We finished the Canyoneering in 2 hours but you have the option to continue going down to Kawasan Falls for another 2 hours. We opted to chose the latter since our car was parked at the starting place and also, we didn’t have our lunch with us.

Swimming. Hiking. Climbing. We're here for that!
Swimming. Hiking. Climbing. We’re here for that!

Hiking. Swimming. Spelunking. Climbing. Jumping. We all did that and we absolutely enjoyed it. And if given a chance to do it again? Definitely YES!

If anyone is interested to try it, which I strongly recommend, you can book our guide with their contact numbers below.

09352509198Nay Rosa Catigbe / 09753068703Ryan Catigbe

You can choose from many available guides but the advantage of Nay Rosa is that, their house is at the starting point so you can leave all your bags at their place with no worries.

Of course this trip would have been impossible if not for the initiatives of Santi and Nico. Special thanks to Santi for letting us to use his car. Cheers!

The Canyon
The Canyon
The Oranges on Pink and Blue Helmets
The Oranges on Pink and Blue Helmets
Stalactites
Stalactites
Ready to jump
Ready to jump
Splash
Splash
I think we're not enjoying it. :P
I think we’re not enjoying it. 😛
Blue and Pink
Blue and Pink
Mother Nature at its Best
Mother Nature at its Best
Waiting for our turn
Waiting for our turn

The author J-Boy Cagumbay

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

Comments: 5

  1. Gayle says:

    Hi Jebs. Do you know what is the etymology of canyoneering? 😛

    • Hi Abigayles, what a wonderful and intellectual question. However, it isn’t enough to stir up the pool of knowledge and wisdom I have. Canyoneering: it is a premediaval word that was accidentally discovered by a philanthropist while walking on a prehistoric bridge and ruminating his Canyoneering experience full of awesomeness last Sept. 5, 2015. Does that make sense? :3 You’re welcome. *winks*

      • Gayle says:

        salamat choi!

  2. jean says:

    supah cool!

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