Roundtrip transfer Manila-Laguna-Manila
River Hotel-Falls-River Hotel transfer
Boat Riding to the falls
Lunch on the Riverside Hotel
It is an exhilarating, spine-tingling, andrenaline-pumping,
two-hour boat ride from the Bumbungan River to the
"Pagsanjan Falls", whose booming water cascades down the
300-feet cliff in full view. The falling waters fill the place with
thunderous sound. Traveling along the watercourse and
shooting the 16 roaring rapids is definitely one big heart and
Pagsanjan, the tourist capital of the province of Laguna
One of the premiere world-class tourist destinations in the Philippines,
is gifted with natural wonders and scenic views. It is inarguably
famous for its rapids. These aesthetic features of the town attract
tourists for whom man-made and initiated tourism support
accommodations, facilities and services are focused.
The main attraction of the town is its natural wonders-the stark
natural beauty of the Pagsanjan River, the awe-inspiring gorge, the
breathtaking roaring rapids, and the spectacular world-famous water
falls, the "Pagsanjan Falls".
Actually, the real name of the majestic waterfalls is "Magdapio Falls"
located at the next town, Cavinti. However, the falls has been
popularly known as "Pagsanjan Falls" because the trip to the
waterfalls, reffered to as "shooting the rapids", starts in Pagsanjan,
passes through part of Lumban, then Cavinti.
It begins beningly enough in the still headwaters of the river, then
rapidly churning to make it the ride of your life. You will enjoy the
thrill and adventure of shooting the rapids which is the boatride
experience of a lifetime.
On the way to the magnificent waterfalls, one may feel the relaxing
atmosphere and beauty brought by the experience of harmony with
nature. While entering the tropical gorge, one will see wild orchids,
ferns, vines, spiders, dragonflies, lizards on the rocks, chattering
monkeys and the beautiful sun rays passing through the trees,
touching peaceful water and high above are the multi-colored birds
flirting in the bushes.
With the dexterity and skill of boatmen who have spent their whole
life on the river, a navigator and a pilot will safely guide your "banca"
on an exciting two-hour journey. At times, you will be skimming
through the gorge with walls of rock mass formations and vines that
rise up over a hundred meters. There will also be times when you
will be tossed and twisted through the rapids as you speed
downstream to the two towering waterfalls. Depending on the water
height, there are a total of 12 to 16 rapids altogether. Upon reaching
the last major waterfalls, you can transfer from the banca to a
bamboo raft that will take you through the cascading water to a
hidden cave (which looks like the profile of a devil) formed by the
walls of the gorge.