Cagayan River (which also referred as Cagayan de Oro River) is where the activity is being hold. This river lies and serves as divider to the province of Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon. So as you do water rafting to this river, the land you'll see on your left is Cagayan de Oro and the one on your right is the province of Bukidnon. So you can say that you are actually in 2 provinces at the same time since you are in between them. Cool huh?!
How to get there? (How did we got there?)
After we booked our flight to Cagayan de Oro, the group had also started to find great deals on white water rafting online. As expected, Google suggested several groups and agencies that offers rafting. So our next basis would be affordability and the packages. With that criteria, we picked 1st Rafting Adventure to booked our CDO White Water Rafting Experience.
Why our group picked 1st Rafting Adventure? Simply because of their packages. They offer packages suited for beginners, mid-level, and pro water rafters. Along side with that, they have extra freebies that is favorable with their clients. To cut the story short, we avail their Advance 1 course at 1,000 pesos per pax. It is under Class III - IV rapids and the experience will take 4-5 hours river run. Aside from that, since we're more than 6 who had availed the package, pictures of our water rafting adventures was given to us for free. The package also includes free lunch at Brewberry Cafe also located in CDO, transfer (from Mcdo Divisoria to the jump-off & from the end point back to the city), safety gears (helmets, buoyancy aid, paddle), and certified river guides.
|Look how angry the river that day :)|
- The different kinds of paddling,
- The right way of paddling,
- The right way of holding our paddles
- The do's and don'ts during the actual rafting
- How should we act and react on possible things that may happened during the rafting and
- The CHEER!
Do not panic. Because when you are in panic, it blocks you from thinking clearly in situations that requires you to think.I wanted to do a slow clap the moment I heard our instructor said the lines because it do actually makes sense and he's definitely right.
|Demonstrating the parts of the paddle|
|The right way of paddling|
|First half of the group (Me, Paula, Foo, Edward, and Baron)|
|Other half of the group (Julius, Marie, Karen, Jing, Bona, and Yap)|
|Conquering every rapid at Cagayan River|
|Other group that day|
|Cheering in the middle of the rapids|
|Other half of our group is rocking those rapids|
|Chill time in the middle of Cagayan River|
|That wall said to be being housed by snakes - we actually saw one....|
Breakdown of Expenses:
Water Rafting Registration - 1,000 PhP per pax (The package also includes free lunch at Brewberry Cafe also located in CDO, transfer (from Mcdo Divisoria to the jump-off & from the end point back to the city), safety gears (helmets, buoyancy aid, paddle), and certified river guides.)
|We Survived CDO's White Water Rafting!|