Mount Marami

Silyang Bato, Mount Marami Magallanes, Cavite The day started at low point when I lost my wallet on the way to our meetup point for our Mount Marami trek. It was an unfortunate incident that could set the mood for the day. But a beautiful sunrise greeted us in Magallanes, Cavite and it bore a promise of a beautiful day. A promise fulfilled by Mount Marami. Standing at 405 meters above sea level, one will assume that the trek to the summit of Mount Marami…Continue Reading “Fleeting High at Silyang Bato of Mount Marami”

Mount Masaraga

Tucked in the boundary of the cities of Ligao and Tabaco in Albay is Mount Masaraga, one of the three volcanic mountains of the so called “Magayon Trio” (with Mount Malinao and Mount Mayon). At 1,328 meters above sea level, it is the smallest of the three yet it offers a challenging feat with around 1,100 meters of pure assault from its trailhead at Barangay Amtic, Ligao City. The trek to the summit takes at least three hours on a steep trail infested with blood…Continue Reading “Mount Masaraga: A Magayon Sunrise Trek”

Callao Cave

*First Publication 11-Dec-2009; Updated 20-September-2017 Callao Cave is among the most popular caves in the Philippines and the best known tourist attraction of Cagayan Province. Located in Barangays Magdalo and Quibal in the town of Peñablanca, approximate 30-minute ride from Tuguegarao, Callao Cave is one of more than 300 caves in the vicinity of Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape. Callao Cave is made up of seven chambers and various formations: the Column, Chapel, Skeleton, Elephant’s Head, Praying Angel, Rocket, Lion’s Head and Dog’s Head Formations. The…Continue Reading “Callao Cave: Travel Guide, How to Get There, Where to Stay and More!”

Canyoneering in Cebu

Southern Cebu has quickly become a major adventure and tourist destination, thanks to its beautiful river systems and majestic waterfalls along that serve as a stage to myriad of daring activities such as waterfall chasing, river trekking and canyoneering. Experience all these in Kanlaob River, South Cebu’s ultimate adventure destination. The four-kilometer downstream canyoneering course in Kanlaob River starts in Barangay Compostela in the town of Alegria and ends in Kawasan Falls of Barangay Matutinao in the town of Badian. The journey involves trekking, waterfall…Continue Reading “Canyoneering in Cebu: The Ultimate Adventure in the South”

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

I had a chance to visit Peru last year, particularly Cusco, the old capital of Inca Empire and home to the iconic Machu Picchu. But aside from the archaeological remains of this ancient empire, one would ask – what’s there to see in Cusco? Surprise, surprise! There’s actually a lot! Cusco is actually a city, a province and a region. Cusco City is the capital of Cusco Province that belongs to Cusco Region. So when I mention Cusco, it is generally about the region as…Continue Reading “Trekking Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain of Peru (How to Trek, What to Pack and More!)”

Kapurpurawan

Nature, on its own, has the ability to create amazing masterpiece over time. One in the likes of Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, a delicately made natural art, beautiful yet fragile, a jewel of Ilocos Norte. Standing beautifully in the coast of the town of Burgos, fronting the roaring waves of Bangui Bay, Kapurpurawan Rock Formation was formed thousands (or even millions) of years ago by accumulation of particles deposited to the shore by the forces of sea waves and wind, with the aid of gravity and…Continue Reading “Kapurpurawan Rock Formation: White and Beautiful”