Monday, March 31, 2014

Callao Cave: What to do with a spare 3 hours in Tuguegarao City

We arrived late in the evening from Sta Ana, Cagayan and checked in at Victoria Lodge near the Victory liner terminal in Tuguegarao. The flight going back to Manila will be at 1:55pm, and there's nothing on the books for time between wake up and boarding.

We were dead tired when we arrived in the evening, and while we planned to go out and booze, we were just feeling too restless. 

We ended up sleeping early and consequently, woke up early too before 8am. From the time we finished bath, we have 3hours to do a sidetrip to callao caves.

Henry asked outside how much it will be to rent a trike to callao caves, and the tricycle driver was asking 900. I thought 300 per pax was too much for this long time published cave. Instead, we decided to take the public transport. There is a jeep that goes to the town of penablanca, and from there, we can take a trike (or charter at worst case but cheaper than directly from the city) going to the cave. 

From the lodge, we had to take a trike though to the jeepney terminal. Luckily, this tricycle driver agreed on my bargain, P600 ( I was just so worried about missing the flight, otherwise I would have waited for the public transpo).

It took us around 1 hour to get to the cave from the City. The return was even quicker at only 45minutes (since it's downhill this time). We even spent around 20minutes for a Halo Halo rest at the jumpoff after the trip.

Had there been more time, we would have visited the river next to the cave which would have been good for picnics.

Entrance fee the cave is P20. Guides are required though the fee is voluntary. The guides are trained out of school youths, and are popular for being able to deliver in English.

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