Badian is located at South West portion of Cebu and 97.60 kms from Cebu City proper.
WOW in Badian
Travel buddy and I were buzzin in for Canyoneering which is a popular activity in Badian. Canyoneering is an extreme sport which includes: trekking, swimming, jumping at several falls. PS: if you don’t know how to swim, no worries as your canyoneering guide will help you to conquer your fears both in water and in heights.
Prior to our trip, I searched online for the backpacker price for doing canyoneering and its inclusions. We were not disappointed by what we’ve got. Through highland adventures (insetlrt link), we’ve got the best price for the activity.
What makes it Amazing?
If jumping at several falls which varies in height/ft., , swimming while staring at the natural rock formations as if you were part of the popular Jurrasic Movie, or trekking several rocks till you hit the last pit stop- jumping 35 ft. tall waterfall does not make you feel excited, then stop reading. 🙂 if in contrary, you feel excited, thrilled and have the guts and the adrenaline rush then scroll down! 🙂
How did we get to Badian from Oslob?
From whale shark encounter and chasing waterfalls #2, you have two (2) options: a. via bus going to bato, then take another bus ride going cebu via barili and tell the driver tl drop you off at Brgy. Matutinao or b. take habal-habal / motorcycle going straight to Badian. In the interest of time, travel buddy and I took option b. We left Oslob by 10isham, just in time to reach Badian by 12ish and up for canyoneering by 1pm. PS: the local government has 2pm cut-off, beyond that time will no longer be accepted to do the activity.
There are a number of groups who do canyoneering guide as their means of living, luckily, ours is one of the pioneers who did canyoneering as a lifestyle and part of their daily lives back then.
The inclusions of your 1,500 php payment for the guide includes the ff:
- tour guide/ canyoneeeing guide
- under water camera
- snack/s + drinking water
- entrance and environmental fees
- transportation to and from the meeting point
- use of dry bag
- lunch or dinner
- life vest