Mt Apo (2954masl) – Highest Peak in the Philippines and one of the Highest in South East Asia Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines
Climbing a mountain, like Mt. Apo or any peak here in the Philippines, may appear as a very difficult outdoor activity for some. However, for several people, it is both challenging and exciting.
When it is your first time to try this adventure-filled journey, there are actually a number of tips you may consider for you to enjoy it despite the difficulty that you might experience while you are on your way up to the peak.
Below are some practical tips which you can read through while you are still booking a trip to the summit of the country’s highest mountain:
Research, research and research. Like any other thing you would love to check or try, research is definitely a very important factor. Thus, you need to read a lot of materials that can help you prepare yourself for that great Mount Apo climb. After all, with the advent of technology, you can easily browse for good reads. Tips from friends and family members who have tried it out can also be of great help.
Find out if you are mentally ready. Climbing Mt. Apo does not only require a healthy body, but a healthy mind, too. You need to know, therefore, if your mental health is totally prepared by asking yourself the following questions: Do I easily panic whenever something happens? Am I creative enough and quick to solve possible problems while trekking? Am I optimistic yet know when to conclude that something wrong is going to happen or already happening?
Exercise, be fit, prepare your body. As mentioned above, physical health is also very necessary if you are planning about to explore this outdoor activity called mountain-climbing. Some of the best exercise routines you may do are jogging or running and wall-climbing, or anything that will improve your endurance and strength.
Spend for the right gear. To become more comfortable in climbing Mt. Apo, you have to acquire the right gear and equipment.
Keep posted for more tips on mountain climbing and before you even think of reaching the summit of Mount Apo.
The Enchanted River and the Britania Group of Islands Surigao Island, Philippines
Now that the temperature is at its peak and the humidity level is rising high, how would you like to cool down on this very hot summer season? Only one thing comes to mind- the beach. But what if I tell you that you can enjoy both the beach, the majestic waterfall and the pristine river in one destination?
If you are living in Mindanao, then perhaps you must have heard of Surigao Island. This place is so blessed by nature that it has one of the best waterfalls in the country, the very intriguing enchanted river and the Britania Group of Islands.
Way back in 2012, I had the opportunity to visit this place together with a friend. I was in awe when I saw these scenic attractions that I can’t wait to go back again. This summer season, I am planning to go on another Surigao Island tour for the second time with a group of friends. I think that this is the best place to bond with family or friends since there will be many activities that you can do. If you will feel bored with the beach then you can go and take a splash at Tinuy-an falls or you can take a dive in the very mysterious Enchanted River. You will never run out of options on what to do while you are there.
(image courtesy of www.traveltabai.com)
But for every tours, accommodation, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses are always a concern. That’s why it is more convenient to avail the services of a travel agency like www.discovermtapo.com. This would make your tour more organized and hassle-free since everything is already prepared for you. What I like more about it is that you have the option to customize your tour and they also use a D4D van which is really comfortable. All you have to do is to enjoy. I wish I had known about this Surigao Island Tour package when I first visited the place because we had trouble finding a good transportation going from one place to another. There were not so many decent places to eat and the accommodation were limited. We had to endure the long habal-habal ride just to visit these attractions. The roads were not well paved so it was really painful, risky and exhausting.
I’m really looking forward to going back to this little paradise. I can’t wait to spend time and make unforgettable memories with my friends.
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