Canyoneering in Kawasan Falls is an exhilarating sport involving fun waterfall jumping, ecstatic rappelling, challenging rock climbing, thrilling crawls and slides. I’ve had a momentous experience with my friends we embarked in an amazing canyoneering trip in Kanlaob River, Alegria and landed to Kawasan Falls. The deafening laugh, happy screams that turn to squeals and a victorious adventure made it history to our team. Moreover, this adventure taught our team teamwork and coherence.
We departed from Cebu South Bus terminal at 5:00am and arrived at Alegria Canyoneering a few hours later for a briefing at 9:30 am. We chose an air-conditioned bus and slept the trip out and had forgotten the bus trip and woke with an energy boost for the adventure. Breakfast is an important meal, thus, we had our breakfast at Mario’s Eatery that serves sumptuous meals at affordable costs. Their mung bean soup(monggo) costs 15 pesos per serving and it’s definitely palatable. If you’re a rice eater, expect a very heavy rice consumption as they serve a cup of rice for merely 5 pesos. They also serve a variety of dishes mostly asian cuisine. Three shanghai lumpia rolls only costs 15 pesos. The food stop is an attraction leaving you wonder if you’ve tasted all the dishes. A lot is served in a blink of an eye, and I am certain I won’t be able to finish all dishes in a day.
We’ve had a 5-minute canyoneering briefing session at the Alegria tourism center for our safety and started the fun by chartering 6 motorcycles(habal2x) to bring us to the canyoneering drop off zone. The rendezvous point also offer pleasantries to soothe your needs like coconut juice that’s freshly picked from tall and resilient trees from the neighborhood.
From Kanlaob River starting point going to Kawasan Falls was a 14 km distance. Yeah it’s such a great sport where you can enjoy the wondrous nature God created for us to enjoy and explore.
Our first jump was about 15 ft high I was calm and my heartbeats just perfectly fine. But my sweat was over dripping, when I saw the height of the first jump there I realize I was nervous. haha. Then I jumped and not hesitated to shake it off. I loved the feeling when you’re in the air as if your flying except the fact that you’re falling too fast. It’s like it took all my fears away, my cares, the feeling of your soul is coming out of your body like you wanna just grab it back to your physique but you can’t, and I sort of just stop thinking when I was at mid-air I can’t really explain the feeling but I sure do love it. It was just exactly what I needed and it’s for you to experience too haha.
We left Kawasan Falls past 4 o’clock in the afternoon and figured that all the buses were full so we decided to take a multicab bound for Lebranon terminal for only 10 pesos as someone told us that we’d have better chances of riding a bus there going back to the city. Alright, so here we are stuck at Lebranon with no available bus. bummer! A motorcycle-sidecar from Lebranon then told us that we can’t ride a bus from there as it will be full already or simply saying that ” hey, you fools! there’s no way you can ride a bus from here! Let me fetch you to moalboal. ” haha. So, we took a ride from Lebranon heading to Moaboal Terminal for 15 pesos each. Such a crazy experience waiting and finding a bus to ride going back to Cebu in a peak hours. Imagine us running back and forth for the buses that would arrive to the terminal only to find out that they would not travel back to Cebu. It took us like 3 Bus Running marathon with our bags and tired body from the canyoneering. There were like atleast 50-70 people atleast who were waiting for the bus as well and there were 12 of us who’s like competing for the bus of our life. haha. It was crazy exhausting fun adventure experience overall. I loved it and I would certainly do it over again. Can’t get enough of it.. oh, not the bus running thingy, but the canyoneering.. 😉
Until our next travel adventure you all…