Badian Cebu Canyoneering is one of the most exciting outdoor and adrenaline rushing activities you can avail in Cebu Province.
In short, canyoning or canyoneering is a popular outdoor trekking activity that involves hiking, jumping off, swimming, climbing, abseiling creeks or streams (and rivers) within a canyon with various difficulty levels.
You can do all these physically challenging and fear-defying activity only if you are willing to do it. Anyway, there’s no need to worry too much about dangers since all safety precautions are already being anticipated by their professional guides.
You do not even need to be a swimming as you will be wearing a sturdy life vest, aside from the helmet that you need to wear all throughout the activity.
The whole Badian Cebu canyoneering timetable depends on your choice of services from a registered canyoneering provider.
You can start right from Badian Municipality and go up to where your official guides will bring you. Usually, wherever the trek begins in this municipality, the day’s activity ends at Kawasan Falls in Badian.
For example, you can spend a night in a resort (e.g., Matutinao Beach Resort) or other accommodation in Badian and avail the canyoneering service from any of the providers in the area.
Alternatively, you can avail other providers that will do pickups at various points in the province, such as in Cebu City and Mactan, Moalboal, Santander Liloan Port, Oslob, Boljoon, and Alcoy.
A Kawasan Canyoneering service package could be one of your choices. Probably, you can try this as a beginner, besides it is cheaper (around PHP1,500). To do this, you need to come to Kawasan Falls area in Badian and stay overnight at Matutinao Beach Resort.
To get to the place, you can take a bus from South Bus Terminal in Cebu City – assuming you commence your activity from there. Take the bus (preferably Ceres Bus) that travels Bato via Barili (NOT Bato via Oslob as it will not pass by Badian). If you are an early bird, you can take the 4 AM trip and return making the last trip from Badian at 6 PM.
For that service, see the suggested details:
A second example is a service provider that offers a pickup service at various points in Cebu Province. Specifically, such service is being provided by islandtrektours.com. they pick up adventurers in Cebu City, Mactan, Moalboal, Badian, Liloan Port in Santander, Oslob, Boljoon, Alcoy and other places. Rates based on pick up and drop off locations are available at their website.
So, let me tell you some details of their service…
The activity starts at Canlaob River and goes downstream then ends at Kawasan Falls. This will all take a total duration of 12 hours to complete – so, get ready!
Without availing canyoneering but only go straight to Kawasan Falls for 2 persons is PHP1,000, and for 1 person in a group is PHP800
For this service, you can get the professionally trained and accredited local guide. You can avail their pick up and drop off services from your hotel, resort or residence located in Cebu City and Mactan Island. Depending on the number of passengers, they will provide a Sedan Car, Minivan, Van or more Vans if you have more group members.
Included in your package canyoneering activity is the motorbike ride to the jump-off point, entrance fee, life vest, rubber shoes, waterproof drybag, drinking water, helmet, complimentary lunch, government taxes and service charge except for the payment transaction service charges.
5:00 AM – Pick up Hotel
7:30 AM – Arrival in Badian
8:00 AM – Breakfast preferably takeout (own expense)
8:30 AM – Start of Canyoning
12:00 PM – End of Canyoning at Kawasan Falls
12:01 PM – Lunch and Swimming at Kawasan Falls
2:00 PM – Departure back to Cebu City
4:00 PM – Estimated time of arrival in Cebu City
Note: Stop by to another place is subject to surcharge for driver’s overtime fee and fuel.
The only requirement to fulfill and experience this exciting outdoor trekking offer is that you are physically (and mentally) suitable. This activity does not require you to be very fit, very flexible or athletic. It does not even need you to be a good swimmer – that is because they will definitely provide you a sturdy life vest that you will wear all throughout the activity. Besides, you will be equipped with headgear.
Other requirements include…
In addition to the above requirements, you are advised to bring with you extra shorts and shirts, a pair of trekking sandals or shoes (but will be offered if you do not have a pair), and a bottle of drinking water.
Thanks for reading up to this part. Hope you will have a fantastic and exhilarating trek adventure. Keep safe always!