Three Water Tubing Sites In The Philippines


THREE WATER TUBING SITES IN THE PHILIPPINES
By: Nickson Garcia

Rainy season serves as the least favorite season for some Filipinos. Particularly for travelers, it restricts their ability to travel to different places due to cancellation of flights or voyage. For mountaineers, it could be a dangerous season (but who can stop them from hiking anyway?). But did you know that there is an activity which is best enjoyed during rainy season? And that is Water Tubing.
Water Tubing, as an alternative of Water Rafting wherein inflatable tires are set up uniquely and the person/s seats on it while it flows consciously thru river currents. It is fun, extreme and a unique kind of activity that everyone will surely enjoy. Here are some provinces that offer Water Tubing activities:



LOCATION: TIGNOAN RIVER at REAL, QUEZON PROVINCE
DISTANCE: About 5 kilometers stretch
LENGTH OF ACTIVITY: 3 to 4 hours (depending on river current)
HOW TO GET THERE: Ride a van or bus located at Legarda Manila bound to Real, Quezon. You may alight at Brgy. Tanauan and look for the registration site for the water tubing activity.
ESTIMATED COST OF THE ACTIVITY: PhP300.00 to PhP350.00 per person
DESCRIPTION: If you are looking for a quick getaway near Manila with a unique kind of experience then you may want to go to Real Quezon. Enjoy either smooth or bumpy ride as you course down the river of Tignoan.



LOCATION: SIITAN RIVER at NATIPUNAN, QUIRINO PROVINCE
DISTANCE: About 1 kilometer long
LENGTH OF ACTIVITY: 15 to 30 minutes (depending on river current)
HOW TO GET THERE: Ride a bus located at Cubao or Sampaloc Manila bound to anywhere at Quirino
ESTIMATED COST OF THE ACTIVITY: PhP600.00 to PhP700.00 per person
DESCRIPTION: The province of Quirino has a lot to offer and one of which is water tubing at Siitan River. Other than tubing, you may enjoy the river with activities such as kayaking, scenic views and 20 feet cliff jumping.



LOCATION: BUGANG RIVER at PANDAN, ANTIQUE PROVINCE
DISTANCE: About 1 kilometer long
LENGTH OF ACTIVITY: 15 to 30 minutes (depending on river current)
HOW TO GET THERE: Book a flight to either Kalibo or Caticlan then ride a bus bound to San Jose, Antique. Alight at municipality of Pandan and ride a tricycle going to Malumpati Spring.
ESTIMATED COST OF THE ACTIVITY: PhP200.00
DESCRIPTION: Probably the cleanest river amongst the three. Bugang River rafting is technically new in terms of tubing. In fact, they only celebrated their 1st year anniversary last 7 November 2016. Getting to the start of the tubing will require you to trek for about 30minutes and at the end of the activity is the beautiful Malumpati Cold Spring.

There are many possible rafting sites in the country. And with rainy season as an inevitable season in the country, tourism office of respective provinces should never stop planning on what can be best offered during this season. For me, rainy season is not bad after all; it all depends on how you enjoy it.


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