Water activity

From Manila: Majestic Pagsanjan Falls Adventure

Water activity

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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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

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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 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Overall experience was good! Boatmen (Jo & Jay) who navigated through the rapids were very skilled at what they do and ensured our safety. Troy (guide) was very friendly, knowledgeable and speaks English well. Oswald (driver) drove smoothly and safely and picked us up on time. My only complain is the food (lunch) - for what you pay, it wasn't tasty or fulfilling. Also, everyone seems to expect tips which adds up especially considering we already paid a lot for the experience.

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March 29, 2023

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.

March 29, 2023

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.

March 29, 2023

Product ID: 4175