Davao: Wildwater Adventure

Get ready for an exhilarating adventure.

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Have you ever planned on doing something but never really had the courage to do so? Well this is one of the things up on my bucket list. I knew I wanted to try water rafting, but based on the photos I saw… well its kinda scary especially for someone who still does’t know how to swim (good thing we’re required to wear a life vest).

 

The idea of going rafting came about after my officemates and I booked  promo tickets to Davao!

It was a spur of the moment decision after we found out that round trip tickets were only 1,730 pesos and what better way to get to know the entire team than a weekend adventure.

 

So here are photos from our Wild Water Adventure, and I tell you its not as scary as I thought it would be its actually quite fun! 🙂

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But before everything an obligatory jump shot.

1… 2… 3… JUMP!

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The drop off point

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Orientation: Safety instructions and basic paddling styles

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Excited to hop on the raft

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Go Team!

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Are you ready?

I am.

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This isn’t so hard! 

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and they say its tough!

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Ops! I think I spoke to soon

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Ok that’s done!

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Paddles Up!

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Ohhh here we go again!

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Conquered the first half!

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Now for a quick Pit Stop

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Let’s continue!

Ahhhhh!!!

Paddles up!

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It’s not as fun if you don’t fall off the raft. 

But if you do make sure to SMILE you don’t know who’s taking photos =)

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Thank you so much to our amazing guide we definitely had fun!

Conquered level 1, 2, and 3 rapids now we’re certified Badass Paddlers!

 

Our Itinerary:

07:00 – Departure from Hotel

07:30 – Arrival at Crocodile Park

08:00 – Introduction/Safety Orientation/Q&A

09:00 – Departure

10:00 – Arrival at Drop off area

10:30 – Safety Reminder/Drills

11:00 – Start of Rafting

12:00 – Lunch

01:00 – Resume Rafting

03:00 – Arrival at Take off area

03:30 – Departure to Crocodile Park

04:30 – Arrival at Crocodile Park

 

Travel Tips:

What to Wear and What not to Wear

  • Do wear shoes or sandals with straps that can be wet and not slippers (rapids can be pretty tough at times and it might slip off)
  • It is also important that you wear something comfortable. My suggestion wear Rash Guards it protects your skin from the sun and also from potentially getting scratched from the stones if you fall off
  • Sunblock, you don’t wanna get burn being under the sun for the entire day
  • Do always keep your safety gears on, remember its there to protect you from getting harm

What to Bring and What not to Bring

  • A water proof camera, but its optional. The guides are very equip in taking photos. (In my case I brought my GoPro to take videos)
  • Drinking Water, got to keep yourself hydrated
  • Don’t bring your valuables with you during the activity, you might loose it. If you must bring your phones my suggestion place it in a waterproof casing, preferably something that you can sling around your body (you wouldn’t want it falling off your pockets during the activity). They do have lockers at the base camp where you can leave all your stuff before starting the trip
  • Snacks for the trip back to Crocodile Park

 

Additional Information

 Package includes:

  • Roundtrip transfer  (Crocodile Park – Drop off Point – Pick up point – Crocodile Park)
  • Lunch and bottled water
  • Guide
  • Use of gears
  • CD (Photo and video compilation)
  • T-shirt
  • Tickets to Zip City, Tribu K’mindanawan and Butterfly House

 

For more information you could check out their website:

Davao Wildwater Adventure

 

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