Waterfalls day out with the kiddos
April 15, 2016
- We left the house at around 3:45 AM, and reached Alabang South Station 30 minutes later.
- We waited for the next bus since malapit na mapuno yung bus na inabutan namin. Bus fare to Sta Cruz Laguna was P102 regular fare, while P82 for students. Bus left at 5:00 AM and we reached Sampalawit 2 hours later.
- Jeepney to Barangay San Salvador at P30 per person. Extra long ang mga jeepney dito, parang mini-bus. I lost track of time, siguro travel time was like 45 minutes.
- Trcycle ride from the highway to Kapitan’s house for registration, P10 per person fare.
- Registration fee to Hulugan Falls: P20 per person
- Long trek, up and down hill. Nakakapagod.
- Talay Falls. We reached Talay falls siguro after an hour trek. Not so impressive and swimming not recommended, malalim daw and the water was not that inviting either.
- Hidden Falls. Konting climb lang from Talay. Look better, but malalim uli kaya no swimming for us.
- Trek uli. Sobrang downhill going to Hulugan Falls. Was quite scared thinking that we willl go through this trail on our way back huhuhu
- Hulugan Falls. Tall, majestic and gentle. Though I’ve seen photos of this falls with super lakas na bagsak ng water, this time it is kinda gentle. Siguro dahil summer, but still amazing. We enjoyed lying down and just watching its beauty, nakakatanggal ng pagod. We stayed here till about lunch time
- Wow going back we went through a very steep climb. Sobrang effort and exhausting, glad that the kids (me specially) made it back without passing out haha. No fixed rate for tour guide. We gave Jeremy, our guide P300
- We had lunch at one of the kainan along the way back to Kapitan’s house. Had refreshing ice cold water, pork/chicken/tocino/tapa with silog. Busog. We rested a bit, even had a nap at the kubo, then headed on our way to the next falls.
- We paid P25 per person fare to the tricycle going to the resort which is the registration area for those going to Aliw Falls. No registration fee, we just gave P10/person donation. The trek was quite easy, we reached the falls in 20 minutes.
- Aliw Falls. Cascading, multiple drops like rainshower, ito ang gusto namin. The catch basin though is quite deep, sabi ni kuya, our guide, mga 17 feet daw ang lalim. We climb to the top, enjoyed the mini pool and the gentle shower which was medyo lukewarm, soooo refreshing. We also went to the very top of the falls, summer nga kasi kaya konti lang talaga tubig. We went back to the shower, then went back na to the resort. We gave P100 to our guide.
- Aliw resort: P30/person entrance fee. We were back to the resort at 3:30 PM. Since maaga pa naman, we stayed here, enjoyed the pool, then we left by 5:30 PM
- Going to the highway, waaaah need to climb stairs uli. Bought bibingka along the road, jeepney ride to HM bus terminal, then bus to Alabang.
- We reached Alabang past 9PM na, and dahil payday Friday, haba ng pila going to San Pedro. We opted for an Uber ride, and it was a breeze. Fare from Alabang to house was only P144, btw I also checked Grab and the fare was around P422 yata. I just love Uber 👍
- We think December to February siguro best time to visit waterfalls. Cooler trek, and maybe more water ☺️