PAGSANJAN - LAGUNA PROVINCE

 

 

PAGSANJAN - PHILIPPINES

AROUND MANILA, LUZON

 

 

 

Located about seventy kilometers southeast of Manila, Luzon in the Laguna Province is where you can shoot the rapids by canoe. After hiring a canoe for one or two people, you will be paddled upriver to the falls (a good place for a swim) by two banqueros and then go rushing down the rapids and getting very wet on the way. At the last major waterfall, you can ride on a bamboo raft after paying an extra charge and this is definitely the place for those seeking thrill and adventure travel and it is not for the light hearted.

 

The final scenes of the film 'Apocalypse Now' were shot along the river. The water level is highest, and the rapids are at their best, in August and September. The best time to go is early in the morning before the tourist hordes arrive, so spending the night in Pagsanjan is advisable so that you can arrive at the perfect time to get a perfect ride.

 

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