Monday, October 29, 2012

Bukidnon: Dahilayan Adventure Park: Our Ride to Asia's Longest Dual Zipline

by lakwatserong tatay

I've tried different cabled ziplines here in Manila the farthest was in Tagaytay. The experience was just so..so..So when we have the chance to visit Northern Mindanao. We did not missed to include in our itinerary to try the Asia's Longest Dual Cable Zipline created and located at Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park in Brgy. Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon Province, Philippines.

The Zipzone
A few hours drive from Cagayan de Oro, we reached Dahilayan Adventure Park. Aside from having a sidetrip at Del Monte Pineapple Plantation. The place itself was really rewarding and enrich with so much sceneries. Same as Baguio, the weather was cool, and the visibility of pine trees where everywhere.
Me @ Dahilayan Adventure Park
Our kuya driver/guide/photographer took all of the things, we just wait on the other side of this long line just to buy ticket....ang galing ni kuya....^_^

one long registration line...^_^
As kuya, give us the hand signal to go infront, we've found out that for php600, you ride all of the ziplines which consist of 150m, 320m and 840m...hmmm..we got a good deal with our package(php2000), advance course white water rafting, eat all you can lunch, all zip rides and vice versa transportation from hostel to destination...^_^

si kuya seryoso...^_^

and our turn...^_^
And here is the stunning view of Dahilayan Adventure Park......^_^

one of the flight deck...

one of the photo opps places....^_^

They said that this lodge is most commonly used by celebrities, who is filming their movies or shows on this province. So you may say, you will live like a celebrity, when staying on Pine Grove Mountain Lodge which is located inside the park.

Pinegrove Mountain Lodge
And then, the flight begins.....all of us were excited and cannot hide the thrill experience we will encounter while on this cabled ziplines.

let's go to the flight center....^_^
Our kuya driver was really accomodating, infact on each of the deck, he was present. except for the uphill part which the real experience on this adventure park awaits us, he just waited us on the reception area.
Start of our Zipline Adventures...^_^

photo opps muna...^_^

melvin & jayson are getting ready..jhov photo opps muna..

1...2....3.....xplorerboyz...^_^
The first two ziplines consist of 320 mtrs and 150 mtrs which is just connected to each other.
so let's start....

yahooo.....

to the 2nd station....^_^

done with 1st & 2nd station...^_^

johari's turn...
After the two ziplines, we ave to climb a cemented stairs just to go back infront and ride the shuttle going uphill for our ride of our lives. Upon reaching the cemented stairs, you will passed by this obstable and rope hanging bridges, it just like an rope obstable course which is another available activity within the park.
more obstable course within the park...
The start of the mini trek...^_^.....It may look like a tiring one but it was really relaxing walk uphill....^_^
the trail going to back to entrance......


reminds me of Baguio.....pine trees everywhere...^_^
While waiting our shuttle coming uphill....photo opps muna with the surroundings, here is one of my photo opps, one of the friendly staffs of Dahilayan Adventure Park.....thanks po mam...^_^
photo opps muna mam....thanks po....^_^
Just wait for us....we will conquer you......840 meters of cable zipline......yahoooooo....^_^
next stop.......zip zone 840 meters.....^_^
And afterwards, the shuttle arrive, immediately we got on it. And also have our own photo opps...

our 4x4 wheel up to the 3rd station...^_^
As we got off the shuttle, there are still some tourist alike is on line waiting to get the thrilling ride of their lives....^_^

the flight deck.....start of the longest dual zipline...

the pilot checklist...
First, we go to the gearing section, we were assisted by the friedly staffs, it is a must to read "Pilot's Flight Checklist", to check if your ready to ride this zipline. In fact while were getting ready with our gears, two of the tourist back out upon seeing the cable zipline on the flight deck. One was crying and the other one is assisting here....tsk..tsk..tsk..sayang...:(

getting ready...

photo opps muna...^_^
And then, after few minutes, photo opps around the places, we were advise to go to the flight deck. Of course photo opps sa entrance...eto na ko....konti nalang...^_^

Me @ Asia's Logest Dual Zipline : 840 meters; 4500 MASL

takot daw!!!!! bwahahahaha..

kapit na ko...tuloy ko pa ba? picture muna...^_^
This is the wonderful view and thrilling adventure that awaits you upon going to the flight deck.....forgot to circled out the Pine Grove Mountain Lodge, it was actually visible in here....oooover there....^_^
san ba un dulo.....pambihira ang layo...
This is it......together with Johari....the lakwatserong tatay tandem is now ready....1.....2.....3.......now we're known as Superman Tatay's.....^_^

last shot before i fly.....^_^
Here is one of my photo souvenirs, courtesy of Dahilayan Adventure Park....

one of my photo opps......panalo...^_^
Jayson got the 1st flight, Me and Johari, next is Melvin and Regie followed. The flight just took a few minutes, and it was one quite fast zipline rides i have for 840 meters long and 4500 MASL....wowowow...

its me on left & johari on right...thanks jayson !!!!

photo opps ni regie....
After completing the zipline rides, we got back from the start, where our certificates awaits and two of your choice photos can be printed out.....^_^.....Here they are...nawawala si Jayson nun photo opps time na toh...

and the certification.....melvin...

certified..johari...

regie is certified....

Lakwatserong Tatay is done with Asia's Longest Dual Zipline
This is what is says on my ziplider's certificate:
I successfully conquered ZIPZONE 840m at Asia's Longest Dual Cable Zipline at 4500 ft. level
at Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park in Brgy. Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon Province, Philippines

my certificate and photo souvenir...^_^
Dahilayan Adventure Park - Zip Zone offers 3 cable zipline rides which we got, aside from this is a beginners Ropes Course, which we also tried a bit, Wall Climbing and the Philippine's first extreme pendulum swing in Dropzone which features a 120 ft. freefall into a man-made lake, which we happened to miss....:(

Aside from this activities, their are two more sites where offers a different taste of adventure, or maybe used for parties, and gatherings: Dahilayan Forest Park and Dahiyalan Gardens and Resort.

For more information, check their website for updates, promos and other activities:
http://www.dahilyanadventurepark.com

X-plorerboyz @ Zip Zone 840 mtrs...
Done with our adventures with Bukidnon, however, i really wanted to share how this town boost with nature parks, activities for adventurers like us and one of a kind tourist spots that will surely captivate our eyes and make us to go back, just like with us, that we will have to schedule again our trip to Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.


This is part of our 6-Days Northern Mindanao Escapades. Visited and X-plored 4 Provinces: Misamis Oriental, Camiguin Island, Bukidnon and Lanao Del Norte. Our third stop is Bukidnon, that is known as the "Home Basket of Mindanao and Home of the 2nd Highest Mountain in the Philippines", the 3rd province of Northern Mindanao.


Tours & Activities:
En Route to Camp Phillips: Del Monte Pineapple Plantation
Dahilayan Adventure Park: Our Ride to Asia's Logest Dual Zipline
A Must to Do, See and Visit in Manolo Fortich

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow...nice ganda naman ng trip niyo! nakakainggit..

cherry tuyco said...

..great! my friends and I are planning to visit this 1st week of December, and be posting it in my blogsite soon.. happy to read your post, super exciting:))

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