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The town benefits from its pleasant riverside location but, apart from the impressive Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, there's not a lot to see.

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$138 Day Trips & Excursions

Pagsanjan Falls Dugout Canoe Tour from Manila with Lunch

Embark on a full day excursion to Cavinti, an adjacent town to Pagsanjan in Laguna located two and a half hours south of Manila. Your destination is the majestic Pagsanjan Falls, also known by its indigenous name “Magdapio Falls”, one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines. You’ll take a scenic and exciting boat ride on a native dugout canoe (banca in Filipino) maneuvered through a shallow rock-ridden river by skilled boatmen. On the way to the main falls, bask in the beauty of nature as you see numerous smaller falls, steep gorges, lush tropical vegetation and rock formations.Return downstream by “shooting the rapids” as expert boatmen steer past huge boulders in churning waters at top speeds. With its booming waters cascading down the cliff 900 feet below, this is truly an exhilarating, spine-tingling, adrenaline-pumping ride!

$99 Day Trips & Excursions

Pagsanjan Falls from Manila

After early morning pickup from your Manila City Centre hotel we will travel  for about 2.5 hours to Pagsanjan Falls, this is located in the province of Laguna, around 100 kilometers drive south of Manila. This falls is one of the most famous waterfalls and a major tourist attractions in the Philippines. This falls can be reached from the top by a short vertical hike from Cavinti Town. Hike the falls going down from the town of Cavinti, Laguna through Pueblo El Salvador Nature's Park and Picnic Grove, in Brgy. Tibatib. A few small falls are located upriver by hiking from the park. The topmost stage of Pagsanjan falls, known as Nakulo Falls, can only be viewed from the view decks of the park. Only the top of the middle falls is visible from the park. To reach the main falls, one has to go down a steep steel ladder, which in one section goes vertically straight down. Upon your arrival at the falls, swim and enjoy the cold fresh natural water of the mountains of Laguna Province and another tourist attraction that you can visit behind the falls is called the "Devil’s Cave", with the cave resembles a devil’s face. You can take it easy inside this dark, scenic cave or take a ride on a bamboo raft which is already included in this tour. Hike back up and you can take your lunch at the town center of Pagsanjan before we go back to your hotel.

$200 Outdoor Activities

The Waterfalls of Laguna: Hulugan and Pagsanjan (Cavinti)

You get picked up at your hotel at 6AM and drive 3 hours to Luisiana, home of Hulugan Falls. From the trailhead it is a 30 minute hike to Talay Falls, the first of three waterfalls in the area. This is the smallest of the falls that you visit and has the calmest water, making it an ideal place to take a dip. Just above Talay is Hidden Falls and you do a 10 minute scramble up a steep route over rocks to find it. From Hidden Falls it is a 30 minute hike across streams and down steep trails to Hulugan Falls. When your eyes and hearts have had their fill you hike back to the trailhead, closing the loop in about 30 minutes. You then have lunch at a local eatery.After lunch you drive 30 minutes to the trailhead of Pagsanjan Falls in Cavinti. You walk about 10 minutes down a trail then arrive at a metal walkway suspended above the forest floor. Here you put on harnesses and use a rope to lower down a vertical section. You make your way down the gorge using the metal walkway and lower twice more with a rope. Getting to the falls at the bottom of the gorge takes about an hour.Pagsanjan Falls is about 30 meters (100 feet) away from shore and you get on a bamboo raft to approach it. You go behind the falling water into a recess in the rock wall where you can appreciate the power of the cascade up close and safely take a dip at the same time.After experiencing the falls you get on a dugout canoe and float downriver through the scenic gorge. This is a ride like no other, with your skillful boatmen navigating shallow sections and rapids by jumping out of the canoe and pushing off rocks with their feet.Your vehicle awaits at the end of the canoe ride and you get back to Manila at around 7PM.

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Pagsanjan Falls Day Tour from Manila

We will drive approximately 2.5 hours southwards from Manila, to reach the old town of Pagsanjan. Upon arrival, you will board on a dugout canoe, the skilled and accredited boatmen will take you to the falls or “Shoot the rapids”. As the boatman starts rowing upstream, you will past trees, vines, bush and local wildlife. The first fall is 20 minutes away following by some minor falls. The boatmen will continue the ride to the main falls. The highlight of this trip is the rapid descent downstream known as “shoot the rapids”. Be prepared for the thrill of a lifetime as the expert boatmen maneuver the boat skillfully through turbulent waters.Please remember to bring your changing clothes and waterproof your items as you will get wet through the falls. Lunch will be served and you will get change before we transfer you back to your hotel safely.