We set our alarm early for yet another adventure. We woke up 5:25 AM. While chatting with Earl there had been a brownout but just for few minutes. We readied ourselves and by 6:45 AM, we left the hotel to Agora Market. We asked our motorela driver to drop us to the van terminal to Bukidnon. It’s just near Mang Inasal. We’re in Agora Market by 7:00 AM.
There’s already a van when we arrived but is set to leave in an hour so we decided to have breakfast in Jollibee nearby.
Our hearty breakfast.
The van left 8:30 AM. We arrived in Camp Philips around 9:30 AM. I already arranged our habal-habal prior to arrival in CDO. I chance upon Kuya Biboy while searching online.
Finally in Bukidnon, dubbed as the Green Province and home of the sweetest pineapple. from Camp Phillips it will be less than an hour travel to Dahilayan Adventure Park. So from CDO to Dahilayan Adventure Park it will be more or less a 2-hour travel time.
Riding a habal-habal on an up and down rough road is already an adventure for me. The muddy road and the dust didn’t help and to add that I also have my monthly period that time. Arghh, imagine the hardship I went through. But everytime I see the beautiful surroundings somehow it’s worth it.
Start of our Bukidnon Adventure, still smiling (di pa rough road eh.)
On the way to Dahilayan Adventure Park, we passed by a long stretched of pineapple and corn fields. As per Kuya Biboy some part were owned by Del Monte Philippines and others privately owned. I saw strawberries as well, I thought it only grows in Baguio.
On arrival to Dahilayan Adventure Park we immediately bought 2 single passes for zipline all rides (long, longer and longest) and Earl also purchased one pass for ropes course then we rest for a while.
Dahilayan Adventure Park is located in Barangay Dahilayan Manalo Fortich Bukidnon. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Kitanglad and is 4,700 ft. above sea level. The park was built with the vision to boost tourism in Bukidnon and the Philippines as well.
The all rides zipline is worth P600. That includes the 840M Asia’s longest zipline, the 320M dual zipline and the 150M zipline.
The 320M dual zipline. Oh, hello pata. Haha
Then the 150M zipline.
After the 150M zipline we were given instructions where to go for the 840M. It’s on another location. We were told to look for a shuttle that will serve as our service to the 840M ride.
On our way up we can’t resist the scenic view fronting us so alam niyo na, shutterbug as we are.
Ok moving forward, we’re able to find the shuttle. Riding here is another adventure. It’s rough and muddy road, and the driver seems driving on a smooth paved road. I wonder how can he drive fast considering the state of the road. I think it’s intentional for the heck of another adrenaline rush. All passengers didn’t know where to cling or hold. We’re all worried but laughing at the same time. Notice the shuttle’s seats (see picture below), that set up didn’t help. Any moment I thought I’ll be ejected from my seat. But hell yeah it’s fun.
The 840M Asia’s longest zipline.
View from where we are…
After seeing how high we are I felt nervous. That’s me and my fake smile. 🙂
After being strapped and hung, they open the gate, make sure everything’s safe, they push and let you go then close the gate while readying the next in line. They’re giving instructions in Visaya, their local dialect, so I have to ask them to translate it in Tagalog or English. Don’t want to miss any important instruction. 🙂
And so it’s our turn…
That’s Earl screaming his heart out. Haha. I’m so enjoying the view that I forgot I’m nervous. Lol. Well, it’s scary at first but after they let me go that feeling left me. I even manage to use the camera I’m holding and capture the scenic view. I love the cool breeze on my face and the feeling of flying.
I look like a behave child here. Haha. Didn’t know they were already taking picture had I known I would’ve smile.
Twas fun and unforgettable experience. Two thumbs up! I conquered and survived Asia’s longest Dual Zipline. Woohoo!
We went back to the ropes course challenge location after.
It’s almost lunchtime and we’re told we have to wait till 1:00 PM for the ropes course. Instead of going back we waited in one of the gazebos. We ate the biscuits Mary gave us in the bus on our way back to CDO from Camiguin.
While waiting… Zzzzzz…
Not long enough the man who manned the ropes course arrived. So Earl made some stretching and off he go. As I observed you ought to have strong endurance ,which currently I don’t have, to cope with this activity. Good thing I didn’t purchase one. Kudos to BGF Earl, he’s able to finish the whole ropes course challenge, 12 obstacles in total.
Then back to the main area to explore. 🙂 Interesting plant. My first time to see this.
We asked Kuya Biboy to join us for lunch. We had our late lunch at Cowboy’s Grill.
Me and Kuya Biboy had Lechong Kawali while Earl had Salisbury Steak. All serve with rice and vegetable siding. P150.
Just across the Cowboy’s Grill you can see the Drop Zone Sky Swing. This features a 120 ft. free fall. This is indeed an extreme adventure and what an adrenaline rush. Didn’t dare to try this. I’m not yet ready. Lol, maybe next time. 😉
|Activities||Rates in PHP|
|All Rides (Zipline)||600|
|Ropes Course (2 level, 12 obstacles)||200|
|Drop Zone||500/pax or 750 for 2 pax|
Bits of Info:
Dahilayan Adventure Park is open from 9:00 Am to 3:00 PM even during public holidays. You may contact them at mobile number 0922-8801319 or visit their website www.dahilayanadventurepark.com.
P100 per picture with a ziprider’s certificate. Another photo print costs P50.
Dahilayan Adventure Park is 100 meters away from Forest Park where you can experience riding a buggy/ATV, zorb, horseback riding and more.
Entrance Fee at the Forest Park:
- Weekday: P50 / Weekend: P100
- If you avail the ATV/Buggy Ride entrance is free
|Activities||Rates in PHP|
|Buggy||800 for 2 pax|
|Zorb||250/pax or 400 for 2 pax|
|Mini Boat Ski Ride (15 mins.)||200|
|*Prices may change without prior notice|
Thumbs up for Dahilayan Adventure Park! I had fun. 🙂
On our way back to Camp Phillips we stopped at the vast pineapple plantation. 🙂
Here’s Kuya Bibot Sanchez. Found out from him that he’s also a Barangay Councilor in Brgy. Mampayag Manolo Fortich Bukidnon. If you need his service you may contact him. His mobile number: 0916-2864637. Such a good driver and guide.
3:45 PM We arrived in Camp Phillips. After another photo op in front of Del Monte then Kuya Bibot dropped us at Philips Terminal.
We rode a van again back to CDO. It left 4:10 PM and we’re in Agora Terminal by 5:15 PM then rode a motorela back to the hotel.
|Motorela ride from hotel to Agora Market||8|
|Van ride from Agora Market to Camp Phillips||60|
|Habal-habal (P400 so it’s P200 per pax)||200|
|All Rides Zipline||600|
|Lunch (including Kuya Biboy’s is P450/2)||225|
|Van ride from Camp Philips to Agora Market||60|
|Motorela ride from Agora Market to the hotel||8|
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