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Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila

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Makati, Philippines

From $138.00

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Ride over rapids in a dugout canoe to Pagsanjan Falls, surrounded by the lush landscape of Pagsanjan Gorge National Park. You can swim in a hidden cave and enjoy lunch while you’re entertained by live music. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this exciting day trip from Manila and Makati, led by a guide.
  • Day trip to majestic Pagsanjan Falls from Manila
  • 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 lunch while enjoying live music
  • Round-trip hotel transport included
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Day trip to Pagsanjan Falls
Boat ride
Life vest
Local English-speaking guide
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Insurance
Gratuities

Departure Point

Fairmont, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Traveler pickup is offered
However, if the hotel is not listed in the pickup location, you must select the nearest hotel in your area.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide during morning pickup from your city hotel in Manila or Makati, and relax during the 2.5-hour drive south to Pagsanjan Gorge National Park, where you'll embark on a scenic boat ride aboard a dugout canoe called a banca.

 

En route to Pagsanjan, if time allows, your vehicle may stop at a local village where you can taste local delicacies including balut (fertilized duck egg. Then, enjoy a refreshing coconut drink before you slip on your life vest and float through the narrow Pagsanjan gorge lined with lush tropical vegetation. 

Two expert boatmen skillfully maneuver your craft upstream to Pagsanjan Falls. You’ll dock at a natural pool below the majestic cascade, and take an optional raft ride to a hidden cave, where you can swim and explore—so prepare to get wet!

After some free time to frolic in the water, return downstream as your river guide steers past huge boulders in churning waters at top speeds during an exhilarating ride known as ‘shooting the rapids.'

Conclude your full-day tour with lunch at the visitor’s center. Listen to a live band play music during your meal. Afterward, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Manila
From your hotel, embark on a full day excursion to Cavinti, an adjacent town to Pagsanjan in Laguna located two and a half hours south of Manila.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pagsanjan Falls
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!
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Metro Manila
Drive back to Manila after your adventure-filled excursion.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If your hotel is outside the Manila City or Makati City limits, please make your own way to the New World Renaissance Hotel in Makati at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure
  • Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit and towel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Baron Travel - Gray Line Philippines

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Make sure you wear old clothes and old trainers as you will get very wet!" See review
  • "The falls were nice, but the close to 200.00 US is a lot, you're better off taking public transport to get close to the falls and then, purchase a boat ride for 20US." See review
  • "I would highly recommend taking this tour while visiting this area of the Philippines." See review

Reviews

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Experience was brilliant although be...
Kas
, Oct 2018
Experience was brilliant although be prepared to get majorly wet and ensure you have amply tip money as the locals can be a bity pushy!
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gabibutler2018
, Jul 2018
Rick and Grayline were excellent! We enjoyed every minute of our trip from Manila to Pagsanjan Falls.
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The falls were nice, but the close...
Connie S
, Apr 2018
The falls were nice, but the close to 200.00 US is a lot, you're better off taking public transport to get close to the falls and then, purchase a boat ride for 20US.
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It was so good to get out of Manila...
KcjK
, Mar 2018
It was so good to get out of Manila and see some green! The Falls are tremendous and the roar as you approach them is amazing. Make sure you wear old clothes and old trainers as you will get very wet! The meal afterward was beautiful too!
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I would highly recommend taking this...
Jacob
, Feb 2018
I would highly recommend taking this tour while visiting this area of the Philippines. The boat ride to Pagsanjan Falls was awesome and the scenery was beautiful. The boatmen do a hell of a job getting you to the falls and back. Kudos to them.
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The tour guide and driver were...
William G
, Nov 2017
The tour guide and driver were super. The scenery was amazing and the food was good. The tour guide had told us what the daily earnings were. We took this to be a hint as to what to tip the boatmen. We attempted to tip the boatmen a full days earnings each. The boatmen became aggressive and were asking for more. Its not a lot being honest and I wasn't concerned from a safety perspective but it just really left a bad taste in my mouth about the whole trip. I gave the feedback privately to Viator but never heard anything back.
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As a single traveller it wasn't...
Alex b
, May 2017
As a single traveller it wasn't clear I'd have to share up close and personal with a stranger - essentially sitting on their lap - this should be made clear as I wasn't comfortable with the trip. Also being stuck in the canoe in the same position for such a long time is quite challenging for older people like the man I was paired with - which wasn't made clear to him upfront. Value for money overall for me was very poor for what was provided - essentially a van ride, basic lunch and a canoe trip which you could see prices advertised locally for a tiny fraction of what was charged. Net the falls are definitely worth seeing but be prepared and I'd suggest arrange yourself
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Even though it rained this was a...
kedwards01
, Jan 2017
Even though it rained this was a very fun trip down the river to see the Pagsanjan Falls. The lunch that was included was very authentic and delicious as well.
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The entire trip was really good...
Lincoln L
, Jan 2017
The entire trip was really good. However, the price is too expensive as the locals says with this price, you can pay for 2. Not forgetting you need to pay for the boat driver tip of about 10USD each.
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I went on this tour as a typhoon was...
Jody S
, Oct 2016
I went on this tour as a typhoon was moving in, and I would still recommend it. The views as you go up river are stunning, and so much fun to go under the falls.
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