Have you been meaning to go to the TINIPAK RIVER and CAVE in Rizal? Here's a quick travel journal to help you plan ahead, then! :)
2. Tricycle to Barangay Daraitan (1 hour) (500 pesos/ 4pax)
3. Tricycle from Barangay Daraitan to River (15 minutes) (15 per person)
We met up at EDSA Starmall around 8:30AM, and we got to Tanay around 10:00 AM. When we arrived at the terminal, we went inside an office to register our names and to choose our tricycle.
(A group of trike drivers kept following us around afterwards, and I swear I laughed out loud when I said, "Wow first time kong maka experience nang pinag aagawan ng lalake!" Hahahahaha).
Eventually, we chose one guy who offered us a ride to Barangay Daraitan for only 400 pesos.
It took us an hour to get there, and since the ride was long and the road rocky, we decided to pay our guy PHP 500 instead.
At 11:00 AM, we registered at the jump-off point and got ourselves a tour guide (aka Kuya Oliver)! Kuya Oliver was an awesome guy. He was really patient with us and he was the one who took all of our amazing photos. Neat, huh?
Anyway, from here, you can also rent headlights. I DO INSIST that you do so if you plan to go inside the cave. You can rent one for only PHP 30.
The hike to the cave was relatively easy, but expect a lot of climbing and slippery rocks. (Bring lots of water cause you'll be walking long hours under the sun).
After a delightful swim in the river, we trekked back and stopped in a sari-sari store along the way. There, we took a bath (we paid a shower fee of PHP 20), freshened up, and had merienda.
The trek back was just as beautiful! <3
Aaaand here's a quick video of the day's highlights: watch it HERE.
Do not be a stranger in your own country! Go ahead and explore the beauty Philippines has to offer. :) #thewandererwonders