Photos and videos of people walking on giant spider web suspended in the air and people lying on a giant hammock have been widely spreading online, mostly posted by foreigners. So when I found out that this giant hammock is nestled in Rizal, Philippines, I started looking on how to get there.

Getting there is a no brainer, but requesting for your preferred travel date and getting approved is a different story, this requires a little extra of your patience and will power, LOL

First, you will have to check their website, select your travel date and pay full amount in advance for a minimum of 7 persons! Too bad, I only have 2 persons with me on this planned tour so we decided to just avail a package tour inclusive of van transfers.

Original travel date: 08/27/2016
Details updated as of 9/25/17

...walking thru the giant spider web 🙂

A conservation area and a rustic rock garden tucked in the rainforests of Rizal. Masungi’s name is derived from the word “masungki” which translates to “spiked” – an apt description for the sprawling limestone landscape found within.

 

QUICK INFO

Location: Baras, Rizal, PH
Email: trail@masungigeoreserve.com
Facebook: masungigeoreserve
Website: www.masungigeoreserve.com
Instagram: masungigeoreserve

Note: No posted landline or mobile number; you may reach them thru e-mail

WHAT TO DO / ACTIVITIES

  • Trekking
  • Sight Seeing
  • Photo Ops
  • 3-4 hours discovery trails (day or night)

WHERE TO EAT

The Php 1,500 package comes with free healthy snack (sandwich with lettuce and homemade tuna spread, fruits, calamansi juice which you can avail after the trail. There are no restaurants or stores in the trail so better bring light snacks with you.

..waiting for the free snacks 🙂

HOW TO GET THERE

Masungi Georeserve is 1 – 1.5 hours away from QC plus 3 – 4 hours trek/walk in the sanctuary.

at the parking lot; you will walk down from here to the trails

WHERE TO STAY

NO campsite or rooms available in Masungi Georeserve, I am not even sure if there are nearby inns; but provided this is only a 4 hour activity, you can just go back to Manila right after the tour especially if you availed the morning slot.

OR BOOK HERE

If staying in Rizal or Manila

THE TRAILS

Going to SILUNGAN - for the briefing where they will give you instructions for the tour; they will provide for your helmet, draw string bag with bottled water and 1 park ranger guide for the entire tour.
First climb in the trail
...going to the popular giant spider web!
The height of the bridge is really overwhelming; you gotta be careful for every step 🙂
Sapot (web) | the web-style viewing platform is pretty sturdy with a spectacular view of Laguna de Bay; too bad it was gloomy when we went there so?
The trail is quite easy with path of rocks and concrete blocks to help you navigate easily in the area but it's a long walk of ups and downs for about 3-4 hours.
On our way to TATAY (the tallest peak, where you have to go inside the cave named YUNGIB NI RUBEN)
YUNGIB NI RUBEN - Before going inside the cave with the founder, Kuya Ruben, our park ranger. Yey! Yungib ni Ruben was discovered by our guide
Fun part? crossing bridges!
... and running! 🙂
In order to preserve the beauty of DUYAN (huge hammock), we should clean our shoes first 🙂
Climbing nets to the top!
Walk across the Duyan, it's a huge hammock made of white rope and is a perfect place to relax and take in the beautiful scenery.
Chilling at the giant hammock suspended a few hundred feet atop the forest! 🙂 I'm using a GPH4 here and I'm holding it too tight 😀
We're finally at the top of NANAY, highest peak in the trail.
Overlooking TATAY
...and that my friend is the same bridge where I tried running! 😀

PERSONAL NOTE

  • You will have enough time to take photos as the tour is organized and you get to stay in one site for a maximum of 30 mins before heading to the next site
  • Trail visits must be booked in advance. This requires full payment upon booking
  • Walk ins are not allowed
  • Wear close shoes
  • Cellphone signal is weak in the area; The guides have radios in case of emergencies, but you really won’t need to contact anyone from up there anyway.
  • Due to the nature of the trail and security purposes, the discovery trek is limited to persons 13 years of age and above.
  • Restrooms are only available at the briefing area (Silungan) and the ending point (Liwasan). There are no shower rooms available.

EXPENSES

Conservation fee –  Php1,500/person (group of 7 – 10 persons)

Conservation fee –  Php1,800/person (group of 7 – 10 persons)

⇒ Local Park Ranger Guide, Complimentary light refreshments, Light bags that may be used through the trail; Guests are encouraged to bring their own water jugs (1 litre recommended) as refill stations are available at Silungan

Reserve your slot in advance HERE.

⇒ Minimum of 7 persons to maximum of 13 persons per group. Groups less than 7 persons can still be accommodated but you will have to pay for the minimum group rate of 7 persons (Php 1,500 x 7 pax = Php 10,500).

What a fun way to explore climbing nets and crossing bridges on top of the forest. I almost didn’t notice that 4 hours had passed along with the nonstop shower from the skies. A great way to face your fear of heights, bond with friends and connect with Mother Nature. We will definitely go back here again and try the night trail, who wants to join us? ♥

-M

 

 

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