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From Manila: Majestic Pagsanjan Falls Adventure

From Manila: Majestic Pagsanjan Falls Adventure

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From US$ 180 per person

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Get away from bustling city of Manila and head to the majestic Pagsanjan Falls. Ride over rapids in a dugout canoe to the falls and swim in a hidden cave surrounded by the lush landscape of Pagsanjan Gorge National Park.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pickup/drop-off from hotels in Makati City and Bay Area. Please be at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before the specified pickup time.


  • Enjoy exhilarating canoe rides through the rapids with your local guide
  • Spend time swimming and lounging at the falls and in a hidden cave
  • Feast on local Filipino lunch while enjoying live music
Full description
"Shoot the Rapids" in dugout canoes and experience nature’s wonder. Drive two and a half hours south of Metro Manila through the countryside to beautiful town of Pagsanjan, Laguna. Be prepared to board a native banca (canoe) skillfully driven by two boatmen and maneuvered upstream through rocks and boulders amidst steep gorges and lush tropical vegetation. Your destination - Majestic Pagsanjan Falls. Take a swim or board a bamboo raft through the falls into a cave behind the veil of water. This is an exhilarating, spine-tingling, adrenaline-pumping, two hour boat ride from the Bumbungan River to Pagsanjan Falls whose booming water cascades down from high atop a cliff to the river 300 feet below. Your ride downstream is an exciting rush through the same rocks and boulders you passed on your way upriver.
  • Return hotel transfers
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Dugout canoe-ride with oarsmen, 2 people per boat
  • Seat cushion
  • Lifevest
  • Helmet
  • Tips
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • This tour is subject to weather conditions
  • Hotel transfers are only available in Makati City or Manila City. If your hotel is outside these city limits, please make your own way to the New World Renaissance Hotel in Makati at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure
  • You will receive an email with your exact pickup time and location. Please check your spam folder then contact the local partner if you have not received the email
  • Please leave your contact details so the local partner can give you a call to confirm hotel pickup details
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Great experience, the ride to the falls on the boat is just amazing. Guide and boatmen were very friendly and helpful. The only point that could improve is the lunch, mushroom soup was really nice, good spring rolls but the fish and the chicken were a very small portion and we didn't like the vegetables.

April 22, 2022

The overall experience was amazing. I definitely recommend this tour to everyone. We did our own version of seeing Rizal Park in Manila and a tour with the horse carriage. We did not feel safe. We did Pagsanjan Falls the next day with a professional tour group and we were impressed with the whole service.

November 6, 2019

It was a nice trip.

Get your guide worked worked well together with the hotel we booked. They picked us up from the hotel in time and brougth us savely to the destiantion. The boatsmen were very nice guys, quick and polite. The food was also very good. The only thing i want to mention, we had little time between boatride and the ride home. But it wasn't to bad. So all in all we really enjod the trip.

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March 10, 2017

Product ID: 4175