10 Extreme Adventures For The Adrenaline Junkie In The Philippines

Fun and adventure, as it seems, are the way of life in the Philippines because life’s too short to sit around and count your worries. Be a true lover of life and muster your sense of adventure to live up your weekend like there’s no Monday. adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips

1. Volcano Mountaineering
1 - A rewarding view of Illahan Crater at Mount Hibok-Hibok Volcano Mountaineering

Peppered with over 7,000 islands, mountaineering and hiking are fast favourites when it comes to striking fun and fitness at a go. However, on this side of world, Filipinos explore them with a dangerous embrace.  adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips

A famous hiking trail in Camiguin Island, Mount Hibok-Hibok is not just any kind of mountain. Geographically known for sitting above the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’, Mount Hibok-Hibok is one of the thousands of active volcanos in the country. You need a special permit and a strenuous 3-5 hours hike (sometimes, one day for the newbies) to catch a view of the Ilihan Crater. Fall short and you have the natural hot springs at the foot of the mountain to console you.  adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips

2 - Aint no mountain high for these thrill seekers at Mayon Volcano Volcano Mountaineering

Another Filipino favourite would be the Mayon Volcano located on the Luzon island. Well known for its symmetrical conical shape, resembling Japan’s Mount Fuji, and a breathtaking landscape of the Mayon Volcano National Park, the active stratovolcano is a magnet for experienced thrill seekers. Be sure to pack light as the boulder-heavy terrains prove to be a challenge even to the most experienced climbers.  adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips

#HHWT Tip: Keep tab on volcanic reports at the Philippines Institute of Volcanology & Seismology as hiking these mountains are extremely dangerous. It’s best to hike with an experienced guide or reliable tour groups.  adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips

Address: Mount Hibok-Hibok, Camiguin Island, Camiguin Province, Northern Mindanao.
Opening Hours: For safety measures, it’s best to hike in the day.
Price: PHP200 per person (for climbing permit from DENR office) and PHP1,200 per person (average fee for a day hike).
Directions: Hop on a ferry from Balingoan port to Camiguin. Once arrived, take a non-metered taxi to Mambajao and proceed to get your climbing permit from DENR office and the many hiking packages available.  adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips

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