Masungi’s name is derived from the word “masungki” which translates to “spiked” – an apt description for the sprawling limestone landscape found within.
In this sanctuary, guests will be able to commune with nature, and reenergise themselves while doing so. Wander through the pathways for an encounter with wildlife and plant species. Learn more about the history of the place introducing you to a community rich with heritage and life. Masungi Georeserve is located in Rizal which can be accessed from Garden Cottages, this is also where you need to stop first and register.
These are the highlights of our trip in Rizal:
We were booked for an afternoon trek so we decided to maximize our time and scheduled a visit to Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo as well since we rented a van.
The Museum tour can be finished in 2 or 3 hours. We just needed to depart early so we can head first to the museum. Well, if you want to have great photos with less people, being early is the technique!
By the way, it is a must that you book and reserve your slots with Masungi Georeserve as the schedules are easily filled-up and they are not accepting walk-ins.
You can check and visit their website: www.masungigeoreserve.com
Tips and Reminders:
The admission fee costs Php 1,400.00 for the 4-hour trek with snacks included and one liter of mineral water.
You need to deposit your things before the start of the trek.
You are only allowed to bring the backpack provided by them, it includes a whistle for you to use in case of emergency. The backpack is for sharing so you need to bring only important things. Use of helmets are required.
Sapot: Get a spectacular view of Laguna de Bay – the biggest lake in the Philippines – through this web-style viewing platform
Tatay: The first and taller one among the two peaks is a natural sculpture and formation composed of several rocks seemingly piled on top of one another.
Nanay: the second peak features five limestone rock peaks interconnected by bridges.
It was a pleasure to have Kuya Ruben as our guide. He was one of the people who keeps on discovering trails of Masungi Georeserve. “Yungib ni Ruben” was named after him: it is an example of a cave formation that is part of a karst landscape, get up and close with cave characteristics or simply seek a cooler shelter away from sun.
Make your way back to the starting point by passing through Sawa (Snake). Sawa offers spectacular views of the Liwasan area.
The trip was a lot of fun! Another encounter with mother nature. We made it!
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