Cagayan de Oro Water Rafting - Expert Course


To start with, all of my friends are like me, malakas ang trip so we all agreed to take the Expert Course. Oh yeah, not just the Beginner and Advanced Course. (there are 4 courses pala: beginner, advance, expert, and extreme) With intensive exposures from flooded areas of Bulacan, Malabon & Valenzuela during rainy and high tide seasons, no wonder we're all thrilled to experience the Expert Course Rafting! Ü

Our guide is Clint, a certified Kagay. Btw, we availed their photo service for only P250, which also includes a CD! The photographer rides a kayak. Cool eh?

This is the standard ride that will pick up the guests.
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by Kagay - the finest

This is it!

Actually we were taken to another spot. The Kagays just picked up our rafts and gears here.

When were in the starting point for Experts Course, Clint held an orientation by the river. Here's our favorite lesson:

High Five! Ü

We're ready for the rapids of Cagayan River.


Beautiful indeed!

Our rafts! Feeling astig na agad kahit di pa nakakalayo sa starting point. Haha



It's easy to paddle, really. Well, we're not really taking this seriously. We're just after the fun!



We stopped and Clint asked us to climb a big stone. From there, all of us has to jump. No one feared, lahat kami nakatira sa flooded areas, walang hindi marunong lumangoy samin. And opcors, lahat kami insured. Talon na! Ü



Moving on.. more activities of course!
Series of water splashes.


The sudden drops...




High Five team!

We just so loved them all!

This is paddling against the rapids. Our goal is to turn the raft upside down. We extremely enjoyed this part.




Lunod moments are the most exciting part of the rafting experience

For the finale, everyone must jump out of the raft to rapids. Oh yeah, you will be submerged for a while, so just go with the current and you will find yourself in the other end of the river. Cool!



This activity was so fun! And because Im with my dear friends, this experience became 8x memorable and 8x more fun! This activity alone makes our Mindanao trip very sulit.

Thank you Cagayan River for that awesome ride! Ü

KAGAY
www.cdorafting-map.com
0917.712.2323 / dankaamino@yahoo.com

After those tiring activities that day, we headed to Wilshire Inn to sleep. We availed 2 rooms for 8 persons. We paid P266 each. Tipid yet comfy accommodation.

Wilshire Inn

Lobby

Contrary to some bad reviews, the rooms are clean, spacious, have well functioned aircon units, flat screen TV, and comfortable beds/mattresses/pillows. Yes I do recommend Wilshire Inn for budget accommodation.

Wilshire Inn
0915.233.2734

Next post will be Camiguin Island..

51 responses:

Chyng said...

Rafting palang, sulit na ang pagpunta namin ng Mindanao! Ü

abenglaham said...

chyng inggit mode nanaman mga babasa nito for sure.hehehe.ui pangalawa ko nagcomment first time ito.sympre kaw lagi unang magcocomment sa entry mo :)

bulakbolero.sg said...

sarap!

Pukaykay said...

Inggiiiittttt ako!!!!!

almira said...

who took the rafting pictures? =)

princess_dyanie said...

and the award for ms.adventure goes to (drum rolls) - chyng!!! hahahha!!! naalala ko bigla yung ondoy moment nyo sa bahay. oo na ikaw na magaling mag swim. haha :P

kg said...

one of my best experiences in mindanao was white water rafting in CDO (we also went with kagay). it was so, so fun! so excting so fun talaga! i loved every minute of it. did your guide tell you na pag ayaw nila sa group, they deliberately turn the boat over? he he! cunning!

haay! i'd love to do that again! meron nyan dito sa luzon. but the rapids are not that big i think.

did you try the macahambus adventure?

san ang next adventure mo? :)

Cza said...

wow.. ang saya saya naman! Ittry ko din to someday.. pag feeling fit na ako. Baka kasi malunod ako :))

mishi said...

waah! (inggit mode!) Extreme adventures ituh!Sino may hawak ng cam? Nah! wa nako ma-say! haha! Galeng-galeng! Looking forward for Camiguin entry-I so love the place! :)

Ann said...

tama ka chyng, Kagay is the best and super bait pa ng mga guide nila...

haaayyy buti ka pa nung pumunta ka ganda ng river... kami nun kulay putik ang river...hehe

yayyadanda said...

inggit mode na naman..

DRAKE said...

Wow very exciting naman nyan! Parang sarap subukan nyan ah!

Kainggit ah!

MarcoPaolo said...

woooowwwwww!!! taga-mindanao ako pero di ko pa napuntahan at nagawa yan! kainggit!

Jepoy said...

HIndi ba nakakatakot ung river rafting?! Adrenaline rush I'm sure. Yung JGC ba na yan yan yung company sa alabang? Or tropa nyo lang? hehehe

Also, as usual the pictures are awesome kitang kita ang pag mumura ni haring araw, ang lakas ng rays :-D but it was good capture though. Nice one :-D

gillboard said...

ang saya naman... pagnakakabasa ako nito... nalulungkot ako sa buhay ko... di ako makaalis!!! waaaah

buhayprinsesa said...

wow galing! penge contacts chyng sa august pa kame mag cdo wala pa kame plan talaga :)

nicquee said...

Idol talaga kita Chyng! Pag makakatravel na ako, I will make sure to use your blog as source of information.

Thank you for sharing with us your adventures.

the donG said...

hahaha... yung lunod experience nga ang panalo. without that... parang kulang. parang davao din pala sa cdo.

pusang kalye said...

at talagang walang patid sa mga SUGAL-Buhay na adventures ha.hehe.

bat expert level kagad?lol

Lord CM said...

sarap naman ng mga adventure mo, minsan nga sama ako :D

Roninkotwo said...

Extreme Chyng! Ang sarap nyan...ang lupet din ng mga kuha mo..

Dea said...

Wow, sarap! I lived in Cagayan de Oro when I was younger, pero wala pang rafting nun. I can't wait to try this in June!

docgelo said...

clap, clap, clap for chyng!
isa na namang "ang husay-moments" ito!

Che said...

agree ako bf! rafting pa lang, winner na! :) photos sent! so zipline entry, go! :)

Yj said...

ibang klase ka talaga Chyng.... alam mo ba na ikaw ang inspiration namin pag pinag uusapan eh mga ganyang adventures....

pag ako nagka oras at nagkapera, uunahin ko ang Sagada.... Chyng style nyehehehehehe

prinsesamusang said...

oh wow that absolutely looked great it felt like i was also getting splashes while reading it!

Sendo said...

wow..natutuwa ako..parang ang cheap naman ata ah!!! parang gusto ko tuloy diyan mauna kesa sa bantayan island! wow!!! sobrang inggit ako malapit lang samin cdo at bukidnon kesa kayo na taga manila nauna pa kayo ha hahaha~ at salamat sa info..andaming info...natutuwa't naeexcite tuloy ako magpunta sa CDO!!!! WOW!!! will tell my friends bout this entry..matutuwa rin ung mga yun!!! salamat! galing ^^...saya saya ng barkada niyo hehe

FLIP'N TRAVELS said...

Chyng...

oh no. you just added one more activity in our "to do" list... haha

RON & MONETTE

The Babaylan said...

natapos ko 'to!!! sarap balikan.

Ai said...

Astig ka talaga! Pangarap namin yan ng bf ko!

Onga, buti insured tayo dito sa office. Did you also bring your MediCard? ;P

@bi3L said...

sarap naman nyan... when they showed that in the news... mukhang maganda... then reading this post... proves na maganda talaga!!!

Josel said...

JGC rocks! =) Thanks to Kagay's staff and river guides - it made our zipline and rafting adventure extremely enjoyable - mababait and courteous ;-)

Chyng parang masarap bumalik sa rainy season para mas enjoy, tapos dun na tayo sa "extreme" level hehe

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

I'm feeling the rapids just looking at your photos. Inggit ako ha. At may annual summer getaway pa talaga ang grupo mo.

thelostrays said...

surely patok tong experience na to, we tried it already pero yung pang beginners lang :)

Lance said...

wow! nice pics! i'd love to be there to join the action soon!

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

grabeh naman..exciting sobra..masarap siguro ang pakiramdam ng ganun..lalo na kapag tumatagilid ng konti ang sinasakyan..medyo kakabahan ng konti..

Lawstude said...

glad you experienced this. sarap no? next time davao white water rafting naman. :)

lechua said...

looks like u guys had great fund Chyng! and did u take the photos - u brought ur camera onto the raft? have u guys been white water rafting quite a few times? or first time right away to expert course! bravo...

Janix said...

hi!your blog is worth reading.. ^_^ thanks for all the info..

how many days did you stay in cdo for the dahilayan and water rafting adventure? i'm trying to make itinerary for our cdo-camiguin-davao trip..
thanks..

Chyng said...

Hello All,
this rafting activity is superb! You goota try this!

@janix,
we just alloted 1 day for the rafting and zipline activity. the next morning we take the ferry to camiguin. Ü

Anonymous said...

if you are an adrenalin junkie try whitewater kayaking in CDO. It's more fun and exciting.
for info see; www.kayakdomain.com

cagayan de oro resorts said...

This is an awesome adventure, loads of fun and excitement! Those of you haven’t tried it, you should.

aileen said...

hi, may i know if the room you occupied or the other rooms in wilshire inn have windows? thanks!

Chyng said...

^ hi aileen
the spacious rooms dont have any windows..

Cagayan de Oro jobs said...

Pretty much, CDO's water rafting adventure is getting famous this year. a lot of tourists come here and try the adventure out. http://www.cdokay.com/

fetus said...

we stayed at wilshire inn too, and found it too cheap! it was like 500 for the four of us. hehehehe...

Joy said...

Oh cool, I love looking at the pictures. It makes me more excited. Next week, we will be heading to Cagayan de Oro for our leadership training and one of our activity is water rafting. I so love it! It would be my first time and I can't stop my excitement? Is it really wonderful? My friends keep me telling so. I can't help it.

Kriza Marie Ardon said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing your experience in water rafting here in Cagayan, i hope you enjoyed it well. Keep on posting.

Cagayan de Oro News

Neil ♥ Irish said...

High Five!!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

astig, miss ko na CDO. si clint din ang guide namin dati.

BTW, si makoy ba yung isa nyong kasama?

adrenalineromance said...

Nice article! We're planning to try this out this year and we'll surely take your advice and info here. Thanks and more power!

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