Sumaguing Cave in Sagada, Mountain Province is always present in the spot list of every Sagada visitor. It is a spacious, wide area perfect for even a first timer's caving experience. Spelunking expertise is not strictly required here. Only time (2 hours) and a minimal cash (P500 for group of four) is required to explore this cave. It has numerous formations and markings that will amaze the tourists. The cave is also tagged as the "porn cave".
Let's get in deeper and see why...
|The concrete stairway leading to the entrance of the cave|
|The marker with date when the cave was opened for tourists.|
The Crocodile's Teeth
The Water Terraces
The Fossilized Seashells
Mother and Child
The Swimming Pool
|Petromax lights up the cavers' way|
|Other spelunkers exploring the cave|
|Tomas- our guide, Wataru Sakurai- a Japanese tourist and Kleo- a fellow Bukidnon going down through a watery rock|
|In one of the holes|
|With the cupcake formation|
|A depth with dripping water|
|Tomas demonstrates the way down|
|Just a random pose|
|At the swimming pool|
|With Kleo and Wataru in a unique formation|
|Going up needs to hold on to this rope|
|Another convenient way to go up|
Sumaguing Cave can be explored for a package of P500 guide fee inclusive of the following:
1. Burial Rock View Deck
2. Visit to Lumiang Cave Entrance
3. Village View Deck
HOW TO GET THERE:
From Manila, take a Victory Liner Bus (Pasay or Cubao) to Baguio City (P450). At Baguio, proceed to Dangwa Terminal and take a Lizardo Bus to Bontoc or direct to Sagada. The first trip is 6:00 am (P200). From Bontoc, take a jeep to Sagada (P45).
From Manila, take a night trip (7:00 pm) Ohayami or Florida Bus (Sampaloc Terminal) to Banaue. Upon arriving Banaue by 6:00 AM, proceed to the terminal and take a jeepney to Bontoc (2 hours). In Bontoc, proceed to DTI Office building and take a jeepney to Sagada (1 hour).
WHERE TO STAY:
Ganduyan Inn--- with 200/pax per night good for two with common CR,
or 600/room per night good for two with hot shower,
or 750/room per night good for two with hot shower.