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
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.
Location: Baras, Rizal, PH
Note: No posted landline or mobile number; you may reach them thru e-mail
WHAT TO DO / ACTIVITIES
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.
HOW TO GET THERE
Masungi Georeserve is 1 – 1.5 hours away from QC plus 3 – 4 hours trek/walk in the sanctuary.
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.
- 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.
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
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? ♥