Embark on a full day excursion to Cavinti, an adjacent town to Pagsanjan in Laguna located two and a half hours south of Manila.

 Your destination is the majestic Pagsanjan Falls, also known by its indigenous name “Magdapio Falls”, one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines.

 You’ll take a scenic and exciting boat ride on a native dugout canoe (banca in Filipino) maneuvered through a shallow rock-ridden river by skilled boatmen. On the way to the main falls, bask in the beauty of nature as you see numerous smaller falls, steep gorges, lush tropical vegetation and rock formations.

Return downstream by “shooting the rapids” as expert boatmen steer past huge boulders in churning waters at top speeds. With its booming waters cascading down the cliff 900 feet below, this is truly an exhilarating, spine-tingling, adrenaline-pumping ride!

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  • Min price: $137.94
  • Recommended duration of visit: 8 hours
  • Departure Point: Departs from your Manila City or Makati City hotel

Departure Times:

  • Good for:
    • All entrance fees included
    • All necessary equipment included
    • All-inclusive tour
    • Buffet lunch included
    • Day trip (destination A to B)
    • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
    • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
    • Informative, friendly and professional guide
    • Led by a local guide
    • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Operates: Daily
  • Inclusions:
    • Day trip to Pagsanjan Falls
    • Boat ride
    • Life vest
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • If your hotel is outside the Manila City or Makati City limits, please make your own way to the New World Renaissance Hotel in Makati at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure
    • Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended
    • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit and towel
  • Departure Info: Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Return Details: Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviews

  • Jacob

    5
    - 10 February 2018 -

    I would highly recommend taking this tour while visiting this area of the Philippines. The boat ride to Pagsanjan Falls was awesome and the scenery was beautiful. The boatmen do a hell of a job getting you to the falls and back. Kudos to them.

  • William G

    3
    - 06 November 2017 -

    The tour guide and driver were super. The scenery was amazing and the food was good. The tour guide had told us what the daily earnings were. We took this to be a hint as to what to tip the boatmen. We attempted to tip the boatmen a full days earnings each. The boatmen became aggressive and were asking for more. Its not a lot being honest and I wasn't concerned from a safety perspective but it just really left a bad taste in my mouth about the whole trip. I gave the feedback privately to Viator but never heard anything back.

  • Alex b

    1
    - 15 May 2017 -

    As a single traveller it wasn't clear I'd have to share up close and personal with a stranger - essentially sitting on their lap - this should be made clear as I wasn't comfortable with the trip. Also being stuck in the canoe in the same position for such a long time is quite challenging for older people like the man I was paired with - which wasn't made clear to him upfront. Value for money overall for me was very poor for what was provided - essentially a van ride, basic lunch and a canoe trip which you could see prices advertised locally for a tiny fraction of what was charged. Net the falls are definitely worth seeing but be prepared and I'd suggest arrange yourself

  • Mark L

    5
    - 08 March 2017 -

    Amazing, unforgettable day

  • kedwards01

    5
    - 15 January 2017 -

    Even though it rained this was a very fun trip down the river to see the Pagsanjan Falls. The lunch that was included was very authentic and delicious as well.

  • Lincoln L

    4
    - 10 January 2017 -

    The entire trip was really good. However, the price is too expensive as the locals says with this price, you can pay for 2. Not forgetting you need to pay for the boat driver tip of about 10USD each.

  • Jody S

    5
    - 29 October 2016 -

    I went on this tour as a typhoon was moving in, and I would still recommend it. The views as you go up river are stunning, and so much fun to go under the falls.

  • Cecelia V

    4
    - 20 February 2016 -

    it was different. It was very nice and relaxing and enjoying. Can cross it off the bucket list.

  • Sylva

    4
    - 02 November 2015 -

    The drive to the falls takes about 2-2.5 hours. The guide will talk the whole way be prepared. The trip up and back on the river takes about 2 hours and is fantastic. You will get wet. Take a towel, change of clothes and shoes. Suggest lunch after the boat trip so have a big breakfast.

  • kenneth b

    5
    - 27 February 2015 -

    the actual trip to the waterfalls is superb, the tour operator provided lunch, this they don't need to both with

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