Since I was in charge of the itinerary, I planned that we’ll first have all the extreme physical activities on the initial days of our trip while we still have the energy. :)
I reserved the White Water Rafting on our second day in Davao. Two other groups joined us — 1 traveling couple, and 1 foreigner pilot who we lovingly call Santa. Ho ho ho! :D
We were invited to seat in the reception for a while to watch a short video lecture about the activity and some reminders including the do’s and don’ts. Then, the guide explained to us what we saw in case we didn’t understand.
We then fitted our rafting gears – helmet and life vest.
I love their gears. The vest fits exactly to me and it has all the needed straps to keep it fastened to my body. The helmet isn’t too big as well. I can roll my head over and it won’t fall.
We rode the jeepney to the put-in area or the starting point of the rafting in Tamugan. Going there took around an hour.
When we arrived in Tamugan, the guides gave us an actual orientation on how to properly put on our life vests and helmets, how to use the paddle and basic rafting strategies, how to perform defensive swimming and what to do in case our raft capsizes.
The Davao WWR office is located within the Crocodile Park compound.
Davao Wildwater Adventure, Inc.
Address: Crocodile Park Compound, Riverfront Corporate City, Diversion Highway, Ma-a, Davao City
Contact #s: (+6382) 221-7823 / 0920-954-6898 (Atoy) / 0920-954-6897 (Poloy)
White Water Rafting Package Rate: Php 2,000 per pax (as of 2011)
– Transportation (From Crocodile Park to Rafting Area and back)
– Packed Lunch & Bottled Water
– Use of Rafting Gears & Equipment
– Raft Guide
– Souvenir Shirt
– CD copy of videos and pictures taken during the activity. (processed while you wait)
1) Wear light and comfortable clothes or long sleeves and leggings to protect you from the sun.
2) Wear aqua shoes or strap sandals. Slippers are not recommended.
3) Use sunblock lotion for better protection against the sun as the whole activity would take around 3 to 4 hours.
4) Don’t wear or bring valuable items. Davao WWR have lockers where you can leave your things as there is only limited space in the raft. Only food, water, slippers and first aid kit can be put inside the dry bags. I left my camera in the locker because WWR team has their own photographer.
5) Bring a set of dry clothes to change after the rafting activity. There are shower rooms in Crocodile Park.
Are you ready for the adventure?
More photos, videos and details of the actual white water rafting experience here. :)