Experience the extreme, complimented with cool weather at Tree Top Adventure Baguio

I and my friend Jinky had the chance to personally experience the extreme rides that Tree Top Adventure has to offer and the experience was awesome. No wonder why Tree Top is on the top list when it comes to main attractions in Baguio City.

We arrived is Baguio City on March 13 at 4:00am. Since it was too was too early we decided to have our breakfast first to the nearest fastfood. Then we went to Burnham Park tonhave have sight seing and spent the rest of our time there as we wait for 8:00 am. (Since Tree Top Adventure  opens at 8:00am to 4:30pm daily including holidays) We arrived at camp John Hay 15 minutes before eight in the morning. We waited until Tree Top officially opened. We were welcome with such nice staff. Renz assisted us as we go through the the registration and briefly gave us an idea what to expect. I asked her some questions about the place and operation and I’m happy the she was able to give me satisfactory answers.

The park is located inside camp Jihn Hay it is full of trees that will surely make you feel closer to nature. All their rides are definitely Safe. Protective gear are also provided to ensure the safety of their guests. The staff will give you a short briefing before they let you in inside.

If you want to experience all the activities, allot around two hours. This will also depend on the number of guests present. The more guests, the more waiting time it will take. Luckily we arrived early plus it’s a weekday so we are able to finish all the rides in less than two hours.

You have the option to choose weather you just want to try the individual rides or choose from there packages. They have total of 5 attractions which are devided into slow paces and fast paces. Below are there rates and the packages.

If you want to experience all the activities, allot around two hours. This will also depend on the number of guests present. The more guests, the more waiting time it will take. Luckily we arrived early plus it’s a weekday so we are able to finish all the rides in less than two hours.

You have the option to choose weather you just want to try the individual rides or choose from there packages. They have total of 5 attractionswhich are devided into slow paces and fast paces. Below are there rates and the packages.

INDIVIDUAL PRICES
Php 250 – Canopy Ride
Php 300 – Superman Ride
Php 150 – Tree Drop
Php 100 – Trekking and Skywalk
Php 200 – Silver Surfer

ADVENTURE PACKAGES
Php 400 – Canopy + Silver Surfer
Php 500 – Canopy + Superman Ride
Php 700 – Canopy + Superman + Silver Surfer
Php 900 – All activities

CANOPY RIDE
Travel through trees 100 feet above the ground using a network of five motorized cable rides, and see nature from an entirely new perspective.

SUPERMAN RIDE
Take off from a tower to a zip line adventure that can launch you into a superhero flight, face first (alone or with another rider) from an elevation 70 feet high in Subic and 150 feet high over a ravine in Baguio.

SILVER SURFER
Surf into the wind with a fellow rider, and glide from one treetop to another, while seeing an unmatched view of the forest wilderness.

TREE DROP ADVENTURE
Are you brave enough to experience the ultimate rappelling adventure down the side of a 60-foot tree? This is definitely the biggest Treetop free fall thrill!

TREKKING ADVENTURE
The Treetop Adventure experience aims to promote a greater appreciation of nature in its rugged beauty, and native ecosystems.

TREKKING AND SKYWALK
Enjoy the cool Baguio weather while strolling through pine trees in the park’s own “yellow road” which takes you right in the middle of nature, lending amazing views of Baguio’s peaks and mountainside 100 feet above the ground.

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Superman Ride and Tree drop were my favorite. It will really be a challenge for people who have fear of heights.  Jinky even backed out for the Tree drop.

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I asked her her about her experience and here’s what she can say : “I been to Baguio many times but this is our first time in Tree Top Adventure in Baguio. The place was so nice.  Quiet, Calm and through the cool breeze you can relax and shout your heart at the same time. This is what I really want.  The rides were so nice except “skywalk” very disappointing (boring). We really had fun especially with the “superman” but sadly, I never tried “treedrop” because when kuya hanging me up little by little my heart started to beat so fast hahahaha. Overall, it was fun and thumbs up for all the staff who were very friendly and very accommodating. Keep it up! By the way, don’t wear shorts when you go there coz’ they will not allow you to take the rides and never complain about it. Just relax and enjoy the rides as well as the place with full of nature.”

HOW TO COMMUTE GOING TO TREE TOP ADVENTURE

1. From Manila, taka bus going to Baguio. Victory Liner and Genesis bus are the most common. There are other bus lines going to Baguio that you can easily find in there terminals in Cubao.

2. Go to Camp John Hay
Its Main Gate is now located on Loakan Road, a 5-minute drive from its old location at the Upper Session Road-Loakan Road-South Drive rotunda.

A. Tale a Jeepney.
You can take jeepneys going to Scout Barrio or Loakan or Kias-PMA with all three routes having their terminal at the east side of Burnham Park across Tiong-San Department Store, Harrison Road.

B. Take a taxi/cab
But my recommendation if you’re going to John Hay is to take a taxi or cab instead as this is more convenient than taking jeepneys. John Hay is a wide forest reserve and there are no jeepneys going inside.

Thank you Ms. Grace Bondad Nicolas of Tagged Media for the free passes!

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Travel Guide : Sagada, Mountain Provice



FACTS ABOUT SAGADA

  1. Sagada is located in Mountain Province and part of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
  2. Sagada has two climates, wet and dry season. Wet season is from November to February while dry season is from March to May. It is coldest during February, when the average temperature drops as low as 4 degrees Celsius.
  3. People of Sagada are Igorotos who speaks their local dialects called Kankana-ey. However most residents are also fluent in filifino (tagalog) and english.
  4. Christianity has long been established in Sagada.
  5. Sagada has total of 19 barangays : Aguid, Ambasing, Angkileng, Antadao, Balugan, Bangaan, Dagdag (Poblacion), Demang (Poblacion), Fidelisan, Kilong, Madongo, Patay (Poblacion), Pide, Nacagang, Suyo, Taccong, Tanulong, Tetepan Norte, and Tetepan Sur
HOW TO GET AROUND?

Walk or bike. With the smallest land area of 8,337 hectares from the Mountain Province plus blessed with a cool climate and lush pine forests, walking is a MUST to make the most of the Sagada experience. If you came thruohg private transport, you can also bring your own bike.

WHERE TO STAY?

Inns and transient home can easily be found around the area. Room rates is 150 to 300 pesos per person.WHERE TO EAT?

There are a lot of small restaurants around the area where you can eat at a very affordable price. People of Sagada don’t serve frozen food or don’t store supplies like in other cities. This is the reason why often time certain dishes from there menu are not available.
Tip : Don’t wait yourself to get hungry before ordering or going to the restaurants since food are made to order. It is advisable to order your food three to four hours before you dine in the restaurants.

Salt and Pepper
They offer a variety of dishes but they are limited specially when there are too many customers. The ambiance will make you feel home. Food is great and very affordable. They also serve brewed coffee and I just love it!
Another plus is that they accept credit and debit cards!

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Sagada Lemon Pie House
They have limited dishes but they are famous with their Lemon Pies. Layered with sour lemon paste as the base, and is topped by a soft meringue icing. They also have egg pie, apple pie and blueberry pie if your into sweets.

WHAT TO DO?

There are a lot of IG worthy sceneries in Sagada but if you think that taking photos is the only thing that you can do around with awesome place, then you are absolutely wrong. Here are some place that you can visit and activities that you can do.

  • Sagada’s Church of St. Mary the Virgin.Sagada is the only predominantly Episcopalian christian city/municipality in the country. The American missionaries established an Episcopalian parish in the very early 1900s called the Church of St. Mary the Virgin. It was originally built under the direction of Rev. John Staunton year 1904, under the American regime and became a parish year 1962. This structrure have survived the World War 2 and was just repaired.

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  • Kiltepan Tower/Viewpoint. When you reached the top of the hill you will be amazed with the spectacular scenery and endless mountain panorama. You can also find trhe view of the breathtaking rice terraces. This is also a perfect place to witness the glorous sunrise. As the dawn break the sky will be filled with different hues of the sky. You can see the deep blue sky slowly brightens and turned to bright yellow.
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  • Echo Valley and the Hanging Coffins. This is a popular place where you can find the hanging coffins from the limestone cliffs. You will pass through the municipal cemetery before you can see the view of hanging coffins. A short trek is required to get deep  down the valley. The trek is short but it wasn’t easy be extra cautious with your steps.
  • Chase Water Falls. Pongas (Twin Waterfalls). Treking in a narrow trail for 2-3 hours  is required to get to the top of the mountain where you can find the amazing view of the twin falls. Other falls that you can visit are Bomod-ok Falls and Bokong Falls .
  • Spelunking/Caving. Your Trip to Sagada will never be complete without trying their extreme activities, especially Cave Connection. This is spelunking both the Sumaguing and Lumiang Caves for roughly 4-5 hours. The cave connection starts in Lumiang Cave where you can find the wooded coffins in the entrance of the cave. You will then exit at Sumaging Cave where you can find amazing rock formations.Sumaguing is bigger and longer than Lumiang. It is very dark inside Sumaguing cave. It is avisable that you bring your own flash light.

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Here is a list of other must-see places in Sagada :

  • Visit Ganduyan Museum. Packed with precious artifacts and antiques from the Cordillera region of the Philippines. Antique basketry, weapons, farm tools, beads, jars, wooden items and textiles can be seen here. Each display offers an insight into the rich culture of the Cordillera Igorots.
  • Lake Danom – has a small pool where you can watch the sunset
  • Latang Underground River – it is near Matangkib cave
  • Mt. Amapacao – tallest mountain in Sagada
  • Mt. Polis – offers a view of forest and villages
  • Sagada Weaving Shop – sells woven bags, wallets, hats etc.
How to get to Sagada?
Check out my previous post, Travel Guide : How to get to Sagada?
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Travel Guide : How to get to Sagada?

HOW TO COMMUTE GOING TO SAGADA
A. Manila – Sagada

Daily trips are availble at CODA LINES Corporation. Bus leaves Manila by 9:00 am going to Sagada. While from Sagada bus leaves by 2:00 pm going to Manila.
CODA LINES Corporation
Location : HM Transport Inc. Monte de Piedad, corner Maryland street, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Contact number : 0927 559 2197 
Email : codalinescorp@gmail.com
B. Manila – Baguio – Sagada

1. From Manila take a bus going to Baguio. Large liners, like Victory Liner and Genesis Bus have buses that leave every hour and are open 24/7.
2. From Baguio take a local bus going to Bontoc, the capital of Mountain province.
3. Take a jeepney from Bontoc to Sagada.
C. Manila – Banaue – Sagada

OHAYAMI TRANS

Location : Cor. Fajardo St., Lacson Ave, Sampaloc, Manila
Mobile : 0927-649-3055 ; 0917-506-0817 
Telephone : (02) 516-0501 
Book online!

1. Take a bus going to Banaue.

2. Take a van from Banaue going to Sagada or Bontoc. The passenger vans are usually parked at the jeep terminal near the Banaue tourism office. These vans has a quick stop over in view point Banaue where you can take some photos of the famous Banue Rice Terracess.
Total travel time may take upto 12 hours.
HOW TO GO TO SAGADA VIA PRIVATE TRANSPORT?
Drive along NLEX, passing by provinces of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, and finally, Mt. Province.
Get to know more about Sagada from my other post.
Travel Guide : Sagada, Mountain Provice
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