It never occurred to me that one could do so much in Bulacan. It is a place of adventure.
Riding the bus bound for Cabanatuan, I anticipated the mountain climbing and spelunking that me and my officemates will do. It was a 2 1/2 hour-ride from Cubao but it was all worth it.
Here’s how our day went:
|6:50AM||Baliwag bus left for Cabanatuan||117|
|9:00AM||Arrived at Bgy. Kamias, San Miguel,Bulacan|
|9-9:45AM||Trike to Sitio Madlum, Bgy. Sibul (240/trike + 15 fee)||65|
|10:15||Start trek to Mt. Manalmon|
|1-1:30PM||Back to Sitio Madlum, prepared for spelunking|
|1:30-2:30PM||Spelunking Bayukbok Cave|
|2:30-3:30PM||back to Sitio Madlum, prepared for swimming|
|4:30-5:30PM||back to Sitio Madlum, freshen up|
|*total contri for all fees||80|
|5:30-6:15PM||trike ride to Bgy. Sibul||80|
Climbing Mt. Manalmon was not that difficult compared with Mt. Batulao. It is for any beginner. The climb lasts for an hour including some 5-minute breaks.
Spelunking Bayukbok Cave
This was the highlight of our trip! We didn’t expect how challenging it was going to be. I was saying, “I wasn’t trained for this!” BUT it was all worth it! There are 2 caves but we wanted to swim in the river so we decided to explore just 1 cave to save time.
Also, exploring the other cave would mean additional Php40/person for the guide. It was a memorable experience! Must-try I must say.
We swam in a clear water after all the sweat we have accumulated from hikinh and spelunking. It was such a soothing experience. Wish we could stay longer but the night is about to draw near. We had to climb some rocks going back to Sitio Madlum so we had to start our way back.