It’s almost trip planning season again! Where are you going for the Holidays? In case you’re planning for a trip, do check out Traveloka for all your booking needs! Here’s one such place in our very own Philippines that’s highly getting recommended, the Masungi Georeserve in Rizal.
It is more popularly known for photos of visitors on the giant spider web like the one below.
A big shoutout to Dexter and company & Jharvis and company for letting me feature their photos on this post! 🙂
The Masungi Georeserve is a conservation area and a rustic rock garden tucked in the rainforests of Rizal. Its name is derived from the word “masungki” meaning “spiked” – an apt description for the sprawling limestone landscape found within.
Before the Georeserve came to be, the area was constantly under the threat of mining, quarrying, and land-grabbing activities. Thanks to the efforts of passionate environmentalists, the area was secured and reforestation and rehabilitation was done. Today, guests are able to commune with nature while enjoying a hike along the discovery trail.
How to Get There
- Garden Cottages, Kilometer 45, Marcos Highway, Baras, Rizal, Philippines, 1970
- You and your group can bring a car or rent a shuttle to get there
- Travel time: min. of 1.5 hours coming from the metro
Reservations and Fees
- Reservation is required. You may do so on their website. Hurry, slots fill up fast!
- Fee per person is P1,400 (~USD28.1)/person inclusive of light snacks (sandwich, juice, banana).
- Only private group bookings of 7-14 pax are entertained.
Things to Know about the Trek
- The whole trek takes 3-4 hours (may vary depending on the group)
- Only for participants 13 years old and above
- Beginner hikers are welcome
- Tour is guided by a local park ranger (one can learn a lot from the tour guide!)
- Light bags are allowed during the trek
- Light snacks are provided
- Bring your camera! An action cam or even a drone cam is ideal.
Wonderful, wonderful experience!
Hmmm…I wonder where our next trip will be.