Apayao Road Trip-Part 3: Manacota Cave and Underground River-The last jewel to explore

Manacota Cave and Underground River is located in Barangay Marag in the town of Luna, another teaser for the real jewels of Apayao. This is the final leg and the third exciting activity in our Apayao road trip. We set all again towards another fun-filled adventure which will bring us to river crossing, cave sight-seeing and a rewarding water fun to a very clean and clear river.

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the stunning opening of Manacota Cave where sunlight was streaming into the blue green river

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Apayao Road Trip-Part 2: Rock climbing in Dupag Rock Formation in Marag Valley, Luna

During the crucial times in our lives, we are forced not to rely to others to overcome our struggles and fears. This is where we must seek the strength of our inner power. You just need to believe it.

Our rock climbing in Dupag Rock Formation is one of the most exhilarating experiences I did as a casual trekker and a middle-age mom. The challenges I did in Masungi Georeserve in Tanay and previous hikes lessened my fear of heights and eventually I gained more strength and courage to do any kind of activities now. To which I owe it all to God.

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the happy Mama upon reaching the pinnacle of our trek

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Apayao Road Trip-Part 1: Lussok Cave and Underground River-The First Teaser

It’s summer, time to beat the summer heat! But instead of going to the beach, Lhen Pelenio, my favorite trek buddy and yours truly are up for another exciting adventure. We will go spelunking in Lussok Cave, rock climbing in Dupag Rock Formation and sightseeing to Manacota and Underground Cave. All this is through the organizer Mayee Cavas which Lhen found on Facebook. Again, we are joiners and we will be mingling with another set of friends.

Let’s start our Apayao adventure!

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the enchanting entrance of Lussok Cave

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Dingalan, Aurora: Fun-Filled Day of Adventure

Packed with exciting adventure and with a beautiful landscape teeming with life, Dingalan in the province of Aurora is an ideal spot for travelers and adventure buffs! So aside from the popular surfing spot in Baler, try considering Dingalan in your bucket list and immerse yourselves in its natural wonders from the rugged cliff, beach, waterfalls, rock formation and caves.

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the beautiful landscape of Mountain View

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Minor Climb No. 6: Mt. 387 traverse to Aloha Falls-Travel Guide, Itinerary, Budget and Tips

Summer is fast approaching and before I lay on the beach and bask in the sunlight, I want to start this year with a climb in Mt. 387 which is popularly known as the “Chocolate Hills of the North”. It is ringed by rolling hills and green valleys making it one of the wonderful hiking destinations in the country. I joined the group of Tahak Mountaineer headed by Mar Monge for P750 with my favorite trek buddy, the courageous and adventurous Lhen Pelenio.

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the awesome verdant rolling hills of Caraballo mountain range which is dubbed as the Chocolate Hills of the North

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