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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!

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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.

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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.