Kalinga offers a whole new recreational activity that can really bring you, and your family together – white water rafting in Chico River. It can also be a bonding event for groups of friends, colleagues, and youth group members. White water rafting in Tabuk, Kalinga can open up a whole new world of scenic wonder as it takes you to places and gives you one of the best outdoor experiences in North Luzon, Philippines.
The white water rafting area in Kalinga is in a beautiful mountain setting at Chico River. The spectacular beauty of the mountains and this gorgeous river of Tabuk combine for an exciting and memorable white water rafting adventure. You can enjoy rapids that will give you a ripple but should not be overpowering. I was quite scared at first because I could not swim, not to mention it was my first time to try white water rafting, but with a guide your level of experience does not really matter!
The first part of the Chico River features waves and smaller rapids that are perfect for beginning rafters. The middle to the last part has more intense whitewater, including Class III rapids. The water level remains fairly consistent, so the rafting conditions are very reliable. You can even stop and swim at the designated areas throughout the course.
There are two outfitters available to help you with equipment and guided rafting trips. We got ours through Adventures and Expeditions Philippines, Inc. They offer solid equipment, and well trained guides. You can get the rafting equipment that you need from an outfitter, but you will also want to remember to bring some basic supplies for yourself. Sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses, sandals or old shoes that can get wet, towels, and a change of clothes for after the rafting trip are items you will definitely need.
Adventures and Expeditions Philippines, Inc.
Address: 29 Burgos St., Tuguegarao City
Contact Person: Anton Carag
Mobile: +63 (917) 5327480
Landline: +63 (78) 8441298
*Some white water rafting photos courtesy of Ivan Henares,
photo taken by Ivan Bautista and Carlo Cruz.
*This is part of our Lakbay Norte 3 tour. Lakbay Norte 3 is an eight-day media familiarization tour of Northern Luzon Philippines organized by North Philippine Visitors Bureau in cooperation with Manila North Tollways Corporation, Victory Liner, Mc Donalds, Petron and Universal Robina Corporation.
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Haven’t done white water rafting 🙁 Really really wish there’s be a chance to do so. At sana hindi ako maka-encounter ng super wild rapids. Afreddy Aguilar!
Enjoy talagang takutin ang sarili sa water rafting. Nerbyosa din ako sa ganyan noon pero na-enjoy ko rin at sa sobrang saya ko, mas gusto ko pang tumaob ang boat namin. Thanks for sharing this. Hindi ako aware na may ganyan sa Kalinga. Sa CDO ko lang na try. Ang linis ng water. Keri lang tumambog at makainom.. Kami before chocolate yung kulay e. hahah! Kaya pagkatapos, ang dumi ko lang. Grabe naman yun, class III. Siguro sing laki ng bahay ang wave na yun. hihihi!
I miss your blog. parang ang tagal kong di nakabisita. ^_^
Wow, a must try…Definitely mas ok if with a group para mas masaya!
saya naman neto.. gusto ko rin ma-try.. 😛
Gael, yung contact number ba na ni post mo, yun yung kila kuya argel? Di ko kasi nakuha to sa sobrang excitement eh haha
never been to this province or any part of Northern Luzon hopefuly this year;) will definitely try that adventure once na naligaw aq sa Kalinga, sarap! Dunno qng ok na sa CDO sana open na ulit, Im going there nxt mant,,, luv reading ur post;)
This is fun. It’s one of the few things I have done in my lifetime.