Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tanay: A Day Trip from Manila

Travel Date: June 15, 2014


     A popular day trip among locals and just 2 hours away from Manila, we travelled to Tanay, Rizal to visit Daranak Falls and Calinawan Cave. 

     The hike to the falls is easy and near the entrance area.   Entrance fee is cheap and you can rent a cottage if you want.  There are public toilets and canteens to order food.  The falls is small and the water is clear.  It is deep so you can jump if you want.

     After the falls, we hired a guide to bring us to Calinawan Cave.  For only 15 or 30 minutes of hike, we reached the area and hired another guide to the cave.  Going down the cave we see stalactites and stalagmites.  What amaze me were the shiny stalactites crystals.  I never expect that I will see one here because of its proximity to Manila.  There were number of levels to explore, but we did the easy one.  The cave is beautiful and for those who are planning to go there should not touch the formations, because the stalactites and stalagmites will die.

     We went there during weekends, so it was crowded.  I suggest that you visit Daranak Falls on weekdays and don’t miss the Calinawan Cave.

Daranak Falls


Calinawan Cave






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