Are you an adrenaline junkie? Do you want to do something fun or unique in the Philippines? Well, here’s a list of the Top 5 Extreme Outdoor Activities in the Philippines.
There are quite many outdoor activities that are popular in the Philippines nowadays. People love to camp and hike, climb mountains, or snorkel underwater. But there are more extreme activities that will unless the daredevil inside you or satisfy it. Ready your bucket list and do something thrilling at least once a year.
1. River Rafting
Everybody has probably been to a beach, enjoyed the blue waters, and snorkeled to see the fishes. Filipinos enjoy the beach or pools, but if you want something exciting, try river rafting. Cagayan de Oro is famous for white water rafting, and there are levels – basic and advanced. It’s super fun to do it with friends.
Don’t worry as you’ll have a guide who helps you and the proper gear and equipment. There were many rapids with cool names; it’s pretty scary as you might fall and hit the rocks or turn upside down. But it’s entertaining and fulfilling, you want to book the advanced session next time. It indeed is one of the top 5 Extreme Outdoor Activities in the Philippines! High-Five!
Suggested Tours: Great White River Rafting – Cagayan de Oro
Another one on our list is spelunking. It’s somewhat an adventure exploring the caves; you’ll climb, crawl, squeeze in tight spaces, meet darkness, or see bats. Thrilling, isn’t it? You should try this at least once in your lifetime; it’s a cool way to explore caves.
If you are interested, you can spelunk at Biak Na Bato National Park’s Bayubok Cave, Siargao’s Tayangban Cave, Sagada’s Sumaguing Cave, or Puerto Princesa’s Ugong Rock. It will be something memorable! I can’t wait for you to share your stories.
Suggested Tours: Ugong Rock Spelunking and Zipline
3. Canyoneering or Canyoning
If Spelunking is for caves, for Canyoneering or Canyoning is for gorges or canyons. It will involve climbing, swimming, rappelling, and jumping off cliffs. It sounds dangerous and fun, right? It’s one of the top extreme outdoor activities in the Philippines.
Don’t worry, though, as you have guides who will help you and the proper gear. Just make sure you are ready to get wet and tired from the activity. The most popular sport in the country for canyoneering is in Badian; it will end up at the Kawasan Falls.
Suggested Tours: Badian Canyoneering and Kawasan Waterfalls Day Tour
4. 4×4 Adventure
Ride a 4×4 Vehicle up and down crazy terrain. Want to know what it feels like? Imagine you are riding a roller coaster minus the 360-turn. That feeling! Now, imagine doing that while standing up with no seatbelts or such, just you holding with your dear life to the vehicle. Yes, that kind of feeling? Extreme, isn’t it?
4×4 cars are great for off-road adventures. If you want to experience it, you can try riding one in the Sand Dunes in Paoay; the terrain is crazy, and your spirits will fly all over, especially when going down. Don’t forget to try sandboarding, too, the higher one. I got a taste of the sand!
Suggested Tour: Paoay Sand Dunes Adventure
Do you want to fly? Well, paragliding offers you the experience to fly like a bird. And the good news, you can do so in the Philippines! You can be like Yoon Se Ri in Crash Landing On You, minus the storm but hopefully with a Captain Ri. Free-fly and see the scenic view it offers!
For those who can do it yourself or have never experienced it, you can fly together with a Tandem Pilot. Don’t worry as they are certified, and you have a harness. They will help you experience controlling the paraglider. It will be a wonderful experience and truly one of the best extreme outdoor activities in the Philippines.
Suggested Tour: Paragliding Experience Manila
I hope you feel excited to try at least one in this list of Extreme Outdoor Activities in the Philippines. Have you experienced being in one? What’s the number one activity in this list you look forward to? Comment below and tell us your thoughts!