DISCOVER SAMAR ISLAND PHILIPPINES

THE HIDDEN PARADISE...


www.trexplore.weebly.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbH5dNu-jgQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LijYpgczRvE

www.samartours.blogspot.com


TREXPLORE THE ADVENTURES



SPELEOLOGIST / EXPLORER: JONI ABESAMIS BONIFACIO
Abesamis Store Allen Ave. Catbalogan City,Samar 6700
Tel: Bayan Tell :055-2512301  Globe: 5438550 Cell: (Smart) 0919-2943865 
Email: trexplore@yahoo.com  / trexplore2@yahoo.com
http://www.trexplore.blogspot.com/
www.trexplore.weebly.com 




LONELY PLANET (Travel Book) Published June 2006 9TH EDITION
SAMAR..Catbalogan & Around page 351


Trexplore,a one-man operation run by the entrepreneurial and engaging Joni A. Bonifacio (Tel: 063-055-2512301,Cell: 0919-2943865; trexplore@yahoo.com Abesamis Store,Allen Ave), is the only outfit qualified to lead trips to caves,rivers and gorges all over Samar Island.An avid and passionate mountain biker, Joni can tailor trips to about any specification,however it's best to make arrangement well in advance.

VISIT OUR  WEBSITES:

http://www.bonifaciojoni.blogspot.com/

http://www.trexplore.weebly.com



Company Profile

Background:

Trexpore The Adventure began with a group of adventurous friends who were united in their love of nature and their vision to help preserve the environment by utilizing its eco-tourism potential. In the year 2000, they formally organized themselves to pool their talents and skills into providing exploration and tour services for Samar.

Mission:

To provide quality exploration and tour services, and be a partner in progress of Samar, helping preserve the environment by utilizing its eco-tourism potential, thereby also providing livelihood opportunities and improving the quality of life of Samare�os.


Vision:

To be the top exploration and tour services company that helped make Samar Island the top tourist destination in the Philippines and also a world class tourist destination.



Services:

1. Inventory � exploration and inventory of caves, falls, springs, mountains, rivers, beaches, historical landmarks, and cultural traditions that are potentials for tourism development
2. Documentation � documentation by photographs, maps and other useful information on the area
3. Promotion � digital printing of pictures, brochures, tarpaulins and newsprint; website exposure; tourism conventions
4. Tour Guiding � tour packages for every destination
5. Guide Training � organizing, training and orientation of local tourist guides
6. Tour de Samar - Cycling around Samar Island in 15 day


SAMAR ISLAND ECO TOUR OPERATOR
SAMAR ISLAND ECO-ADVENTURE GUIDE


Tourist and Visitors SAMAR ISLAND


www.samarislandtourist.blogspot.com

www.samartourist.blogspot.com

Tour Outside SAMAR ISLAND

(PART 1)
http://touroutsidesamarisland.blogspot.com/

(PART 2)
http://toursoutsidesamarisland.blogspot.com/


LONELY PLANET (Travel Book) Published June 2006 9TH EDITION
SAMAR..Catbalogan & Around page 351

The Calbiga Cave, the Philippines� biggest karst formation and at 2970 hectares, one of the largest in Asia, is an adventurer�s playground. It was only first systematically explored in 1987 by an eight-person team of Italian speleologists, and the main cave, Langun, has a chamber the size of three football fields. All these attraction are between one and two hours� drive, plus between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes� walk, from the Calbiga proper.

LANGUN-GOBINGOB CAVES
Calbiga,Samar

CAVING PACKAGE & CAVING INFORMATION

A.) 1 DAY CAVING TRIP (Discovery) Price: PHP 3,500 pesos / $ 80 Dollar per person

- Trekking and Caving adventure
- A minimum of 2 persons are necessary to organize caving trip
- All year round except Bad weather
- From 8 years old and above.
- INCLUSION: Permits, Caving gear, Transportation , Food (Breakfast & Lunch).
Local porters, Trexplore Cave Guide, Photo Documentation, Caving Certificates

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
-Small packs,
-Water Container / Mineral water
-Strong climbing shoe or Trekking shoe
-Extra clothing
-Camera / Video Cam

B.) 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT INSIDE THE CAVE (Adventure) Price:  PHP 7,000 pesos
/ $ 167 Dollar per person

- Trekking ,Caving, Bouldering and Rock Climbing adventure
- A minimum of 2 persons are necessary to organize caving trip
- All year round except Bad weather
- From 8 years old and above.
- Overnight at Gobingob or Langun cave campsite
- INCLUSION: Permits, Caving gear, Camping equipments, Transportation , Food for 2 days, Local porters and Trexplore Cave Guide. Photo Documentation. Caving Certificate.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
-Back packs
-Water Container / Mineral water
-Strong climbing shoe or Trekking shoe and Sandals
-Extra dry clothing for sleeping
-Camera / Video Cam

C.) 3 DAYS 2 NIGHT INSIDE THE CAVE (Extreme) Price: PHP 10,000 pesos
/ $ 223 Dollar per person

- Trekking ,Caving, Bouldering and Rock Climbing, Rappeling, River trekking,
Mud trekking, Mud climbing, Potholing, Swimming, Bat�s Watching and Mountain climbing
- Face to Face with Blind Fish and Blind Crabs
- A minimum of 2 persons are necessary to organize caving trip
- All year round except Bad weather
- From 8 years old and above.
- Overnight at Gobingob & Langun cave campsite
- INCLUSION: Permits, Caving gear, Camping equipments, Transportation , Food for 3 days, Local porters and Trexplore Cave Guide, Photo Documentation, Caving Certificates.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
-Back packs
-Water Container / Mineral water
-Strong climbing shoe or Trekking shoe and Sandals
-Extra dry clothing for sleeping
-Camera / Video Cam

Note: -The rates are subject to change witout prior notice.
- A caving tour is organized for a minimum of two (2) persons
- People don�t want a Package !... Caving Tour (Caving Guiding Fee:3,000 pesos / $ 67 Per Day Per Group maximum of  five (5) persons) Additional Person PHP 500.00 pesos


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBHpgo2L4po

http://www.menshealth.com.ph/special-report/inner-space

Watch DILIM CALBIGA CAVES By: Documentary ni Howie Severino

PART 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axOf5w5qulc

PART 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSnC5jx4iP8&feature=related

PART 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GJ-rkblRlY&feature=related


7TH EXTREME CAVING 2011 VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJCdDvOA8J0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuXynmuG7zw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKklYMeq-WQ&feature=related



11TH EXTREME CAVING  2015 


Caving Date:
MAY 22-24, 2015

Days:
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

3 DAYS CAVE EXPLORATION
2 NIGHTS INSIDE THE CAVE

The Caves:
THE LANGUN-GOBINGOB CAVES

Place:
CALBIGA, SAMAR PHILIPPINES

Dear fellow cavers,

Are you the type of person who wouldn�t dream of littering, exploiting endangered species, offending your environment and natural heritage, or the type of person who simply enjoy the breathtaking sceneries and take pictures of the different extra-ordinary rock formations, or just enjoy being in the wilderness that will momentarily take you away from the buzz ling life of the city?

Why not join the   11TH EXTREME CAVING 2015  organized by the Trexplore The  Adventures featuring the country�s biggest cave, the Langun � Gobingob Caves in Calbiga, Samar to be held on MAY 22-24, 2015  (FRIDAY-SUNDAY).

Our goal is to promote the great potential of Samar caves in the eco-tourism industry and at the same time, boost awareness in our drive to conserve and protect its archaeological importance.

Maximum of 30 participants will be accepted nationwide on a first come, first served basis of discipline mountaineers, cavers, and environmentalist which will include young professionals, nature lovers, teachers and government employees.

For 3 days cave exploration and 2 nights stay inside the cave, a fee of Php 2,500.00 per person will be collected by the Secretariat upon registration to cover expenses which will include id�s, certificate of exploration, t-shirt, souvenier kits, transportation within Calbiga, entrance fees, Mayor�s permit, Calbiga local tour guide and Trexplore guide.

We would like you to shoulder your own food for the duration of the trip. Bring also with you Caving equipments: like caving helmets, suits or clothes, headlights, flashlights, candles, dry bags,bouyancy aid ,sit harness, garbage bags extra batteries and bulbs, and Camping equipments: like tents, sleeping mat and sleeping bags, camping stoves and cook set, trekking shoes and trekking sandals, camera etc.,

For RESERVATION. Please inform the Secretariat by mail or by telephone for your confirmation. You can also call or text at (Smart)0919 2943 865  or email us at trexplore@yahoo.com or trexplore2@yahoo.com. You can also visit at our office:

TREXPLORE THE ADVENTURES
Abesamis Store Allen Ave.
Catbalogan ,Samar 6700
Tel: 055-2512301
Cel: (Smart) 0919-2943865
Email: trexplore@yahoo.com
trexplore2@yahoo.com

REGISTRATION: 2,500.00 PERSON
INCLUSION:Certificate/Caving Kits,T-shirts
Transportation within Calbiga,Entrance Fee, Mayor's Permit,DENR Permit
Local Guide and Trexplore Cave Guide, Photo Documentation.

LEGEND / OPTIONS:

REGISTRATION FOR FILIPINO CITIZEN PHP 2,500.00
REGISTRATION FOR FOREIGNER PHP 3,000.00
RENTAL CAVING AND CAMPING EQUIPMENTS "3 DAYS USE" PHP 1,000.00
FOOD FOR 3 DAYS PHP 1,000.00
PORTER FOR 3 DAYS PHP 1,000.00

DEADLINE OF REGISTRATION: MAY 15, 2015

NOTE:

PAYMENT NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE
NO SMOKING AND DRINKING ALCOHOL DURING THE CAVING EVENT
NO BATH SOAP & NO LOUD MUSIC

VISIT CALBIGA CAVES (LANGUN-GOBINGOB CAVE) VIDEO:

PART 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHL2B-sgN-A
PART 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxmNpwvT6GQ&feature=relmfu
PART 3 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTkop5MevOc&feature=relmfu 


For more information you can visit our website :

www.samarextremecaving.blogspot.com

www.freewebs.com/trexplore/

http://experiencecalbigacaves.blogspot.com/

http://3rdspelunking.blogspot.com/

http://gma7calbigacaves.blogspot.com/


:CAVING ITINERARY:

11TH EXTREME CAVING 2015 

MAY 22, 2015  (FRIDAY)

DAY 1
7:00 AM Registration (BRIDGE TOWN EATERY )
8:00 AM Arrival of Participants
9:00 AM Welcome Drinks
11:00 AM Lunch time (BRIDGE TOWN EATERY)
12:00 NN Orientation
1:30 PM Depart Calbiga to Brgy. Panayuran
2:00 PM Arrive Brgy. Panayuran
2:05 PM Start trekking to Langun Gobingob Caves
3:00 PM Arrival 1st Viewing deck (Overlooking
Entrance Langun Gobingob Caves)
3:30 PM Depart to Entrance Langun-Gobingob Cave
4:00 PM Arrival Entrance Gobingob Cave
* Preparing caving equipments
* Pm Snacks
* Safe caving tips
5:00 PM Depart entrance to Gobingob chamber
* Trekking inside Gobingob chambers
* Giant stalagmites formation
* Giant flowstone formation "THE STAGE"
6:30 PM Arrival IST GOBINGOB-CAMPSITE "The Football Chamber
inside Gobingob Cave"
* Set a camp
* Cooking for dinner
* The subterranean watercourses
* Blind Fish,Cave Crikets and Cave Spider
* Gobingob natural pool (Swimming Underground)
7:00 PM Dinner time
8:00 PM Preparing for Caving (Bring Day pack)
8:30 PM Start Caving (NOTE: Advance caver only)
* Explore Upper Gobingob Cave Chambers (DRY CAVE)
* Trekking and Climbing inside the cave
* Boldering and Rock Climbing
* The Bitong mahangin (Gobingob-Dead ends)
* Giants stalagmites formation
* Beautiful flowstone formation
11:30 PM Arrival "Dead end" Upper Gobingob chambers
12:00 MN Depart (Back to Gobingob-Campsite)
3:00 AM Arrival campsite area
3:30 AM Sleep zzzzzzzzzzz

MAY 23, 2015 (SATURDAY)

DAY 2
7:30 AM Wake-up Call
8:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Break the Camp
9:00 AM Depart Gobingob Chamber to Langun Chamber
10:00 AM Decending in Vertical cliff (40m deep)
* Rappelling (Advence caver only)
12:00 NN Arrival at Tita Cave (Muddy Chamber)
* Giants Chandeliers
* Numerous Stalactites
1:00 PM Arrival Langun chamber (Muddy Chambers)
* The Mother of all Chambers
* Pothole 300 meter high "DAYLIGHT"
* Guano Mountain
1:30 PM Arrival 2ND CAMPSITE in Langun Chamber
* Set a camp / Cooking Lunch
* Lunch time / Relaxing
* Rapelling / SRT
* Bats and Birds watching
6:00 PM Preparing for Snacks and Prepare for
Extreme Caving in Lower Langun Chambers
(Advance Caver Only)
6:30 PM Dinner in 2nd Campsite
7:00 PM Safe caving tips
7:30 PM Depart campsite to lower Langun Chambers
* The Snake Room (THE SNAKE PIT)
* The Natural Water Terraces
* Mud Mountains (Mud Climbing)
* Blind Fish and White Crabs
* The Subterranean watercourses
* River Crossing
( River Trekking and Swimming)
* Water falls and Swimming Pools in langun
* Mud Trekking
8:00 PM Arrival at Langun Subterranean river
* River trekking * Swimming
9:30 PM Arrival Lagun WaterFalls
10:00 PM Arrival Dead end lower Langun Cave
10:30 PM Arrival mud Mountain (Mud Climbing)
11:00 PM Arrival Cave pools (swimming)
11:30 PM Mud Tunnels (mud trekking)
12:30 AM Arrival DEAD ENDS langun chambers
1:00 AM Depart Deadend Upper Langun Chambers
2:30 AM Arrival at Subterranean river
* 200 meters swimming
3:30 AM Arrival 2nd Campsite
4:00 AM Sleep zzzzzzzzzz

MAY 24, 2015 (SUNDAY)

DAY 3
7:00 AM Wake-up Call
8:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Break the Camp
9:00 AM Depart Langun Cave to Mapaso Springs
* Jungle trekking * Mountain Climbing
11:00 AM Arrival in Mapaso Springs
11:30 AM Swimming and Washing
12:00 NN Packing UP
12:30 PM Depart Mapaso Springs to (ROCHELL EASTERY)
1:00 PM Arrival (ROCHELL EASTERY) "LUNCH TIME"
2:00 PM Depart to Lulugayan Falls in Brgy. Literon
2:30 Pm Arrive Brgy Literon trek to Lulugayan Falls
2:45 PM Arrive Lulugayan Falls
4:30 PM Depart to Angelina's Eatery Calbiga, Calbiga
5:00 PM Distribution of Souviner kits,Certificate and T-shirts
5:30 PM Departure Calbiga Samar
6:00 PM END OF "11 EXTREME CAVING 2015"

HAPPY CAVING !!! HOME SWEET HOME....

WEBSITE:

http://www.dutchpickle.com/
http://www.bonifaciojoni.blogspot.com/
http://www.freewebs.com/trexplore/
http://experiencecalbigacaves.blogspot.com/
http://3rdspelunking.blogspot.com/
http://gma7calbigacaves.blogspot.com/


 

 

SAMAR ISLAND HIDDEN PARADISE

 


MABUHAY !

I warmly welcome you to the ISLAND OF SAMAR.

Our Island is rich in waterfalls,beaches,springs,caves and other awesome places

 that can compare or even outclass other destinations for tourist.

 We don't only offer these beautiful sceneries to those who come

 but we also offer a kind of hospitality that only the samare�os could give.

Coming over to our Island will also be another experience for we can be reached

by land,by sea and by air.

With this Website, we hope to provide you with the utmost convenience

 you deserve as you explore our island.

Have a wonderful stay with us and bring home with you the beauty of Samar Island

 and the friendly hospitality of our people.

TREXPLORE THE ADVENTURES
Explorer: JONI A. BONIFACIO


EXPLORER: Joni Abesamis Bonifacio
Address:
Abesamis Store Allen Ave.
Catbalogan City,Samar  6700
Philippines
Tell: 063-055-2512301/ 5438550
Cell: 0919-2943865 
Email: trexplore@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.bonifaciojoni.blogspot.com/
Yahoo Messenger: trexplore@yahoo.com
Skype: firefox3171

 

Name: JONI ABESAMIS BONIFACIO
Age: 36 years old
Birthday: September 28, 1978
Educational Attainment: BS Biology, Cebu Doctors� College (SY1995 � 2001)

Mountaineering

- Started exploring in 1993, when he was still in high school by way of Boy Scout jamborees, outings with peers. He was more focused in the Samar area during this time.
- In college, he joined the CDC Mountaineering Club as a freshman, further nurturing his interest in exploring. With most of the senior members in the said club already graduated, he set out on his own exploring different sites both in and outside of Cebu City. Among the important expeditions he had undertaken as a freelancer were the highest peaks in the three major islands of the Philippines such as:
o Mt. Apo, (Davao) � March 25-27, 2000
o Mt. Canlaon (Negros Occidental) � October 17-20, 2000
o Mt. Pulag (Benguet) � January 21-22, 2003

Website:

trexploreclimbing.blogspot.com

climbingtrexplore.blogspot.com


Spelunking

- He went back to Samar after graduation to engage fulltime in spelunking. He formed the Trekkers in 1995, an informal group engaged in exploring different sites in Samar which are mostly undiscovered but has large ecotourism potential.
- In 2000, changed the name to Trexplore, this time as a formal business venture engaged in tour guiding, tourism inventory, cave exploration. Formed a network of contacts and clientele through e-mails and linkages with the Department of Tourism and various travel agencies.
- The Trexplore managed to form contacts with foreign explorers and experts. In March 16-April 20, 2002, he assisted French caver Jean Paul Sounier and his team in the Can-Yawa Cave Expedition in Calbiga. The said cave measured 12 kilometers long. The survey was not finished due to high water level inside the cave making it difficult for the explorers to penetrate its farther regions.
- In March 4-9 2004, he led another cave expedition in Macatingal Cave in Calbiga once again with Sounier�s team. This time, they were also joined by an Italian team led by explorer Matteo Rivadossi.
- In March 18-April 3,2004, he led the same contingent in Las Navas, Northern Samar in exploring the 3-kilometer cave. Contrary to its name, the said cave actually has a length of 8 kilometers.
- In April 26-May 9, 2005 he led another group of French cavers led by Paul Marcel in exploring the Sulpan-Pinipisakan Cave in Matuguinao,Samar. It is a river cave measuring 8 km long.
- In April 1-27, 2006, he led the Italian group once again led by Matteo Rivadossi,Guido Rossi and a team of experts in surveying various caves in Northern (Las Navas) and Western Samar (Jiabong). It was during this expedition that they discovered the Robin�s Cave in Las Navas, the deepest cave in the whole country. It has a measurement of 6 km in length and a depth of 190 m. They also visited the Lobo Cave and Panaghoyan Cave in Jiabong with measurements of 5 km and 900 m respectively
- In March 14-April 10, 2007, , he led French group headed by Paul Marcel in Maslog Eastern Samar and San Jorge Samar. It was during this expedition when they discovered and named five (5) caves namely; Baboy, Mercing, Jaime, Zoo and Bai-ang Caves. On April 5-8 they also re-visited Sulpan Pinipisakan Caves in San Jorge Samar to get cave photo documentation after their 15 yrs visit way back 1991.

Website:

www.frenchcavingsamarisland.blogspot.com

www.samarcavingexpedition.blogspot.com

www.italiancavingsamarisland.blogspot.com

www.samarcavediving.blogspot.com


Biking

- Aside from mountaineering and spelunking, he is also a biking enthusiast. From 1996 to 2002, he was able to tour the whole island of Samar and various parts of the Visayas, visiting places like Leyte, Cebu, Biliran, Camotes, Bohol, Negros, Panay, Guimaras and Boracay.
- In 2001, he was able to complete a journey from Catbalogan to Manila on board his bike. He attempted to make a tour of Luzon in December 13, 2003, which ended in February 27, 2004. In this period, he reached Baguio, Sagada, Aparri, Laoag, Vigan, San Fernando, Pangasinan, Bataan and Batangas.
- He started his tour of Mindanao in September 26, 2002, visiting various cities there like Dipolog, Oroquieta, Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin, Gingoog, Butuan, Surigao, Siargao.
- He organized the Samar Adventure Mountain Biking Association (SAMBA) on September 13, 2003.

Website:

www.jonisolobiking.blogspot.com

www.sambacatbalogan.blogspot.com

EXPLORER: Joni Abesamis Bonifacio
Address:
Abesamis Store Allen Ave.
Catbalogan City Samar 6700
Philippines
Tell: 063-055-2512301 / 5438550
Cell: (Smart) 0919-2943865
Website:
www.trexplore.blogspot.com/
Email: trexplore@yahoo.com
trexplore2@yahoo.com
Yahoo Messenger: trexplore@yahoo.com

Skype: firefox3171

DISCOVER SAMAR ISLAND


Discover a world of beguiling beauty of lowland tropical rainforest, magnificent cave cathedrals,

criss-crossing and underground river , mysterious sinkholes, majestic waterfalls, shooting rapids

and gurgling brooks, infinite shorlines, amazing rock formation.Samar Island, paradise for rare

 and beautiful birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and plants. Blessed with rich fishing grounds

 sustaining communities. Home to a sturdy and fun-loving race of people proud of their rich history

 and culture.Come and experience Samar Island, dance the kuratsa, savor our seafoods,

follow the forest trails, explore the secrets of our caves, comb our beaches, take a refreshing dip in our falls.                                           

AN ECO-ADVENTURE AWAITS YOU . .


LULUGAYAN FALLS (CALBIGA,SAMAR)

CALICOAN ISLAND (GUIUAN E. SAMAR)

LANGUN GOBINGOB CAVE (CALBIGA,SAMAR)

MARABUT ROCK FORMATION (MARABUT,SAMAR)

SOHOTON NATIONAL PARK (BASEY,SAMAR)

LOBO CAVE (JIABONG,SAMAR)

PINIPISAKAN FALLS (LAS NAVAS N. SAMAR)

TARANGBAN FALLS (CALBAYOG CITY)

KAMANAOG CAVE (JIABONG,SAMAR)

KAGMAANGHIT CAVE (CAN-AVID E. SAMAR)

ULOT RIVER ( PARANAS, SAMAR - CAN AVID E. SAMAR)

MAPANAS ROCK FORMATION (MAPANAS N. SAMAR)

SULPAN CAVE (SAN JORGE,SAMAR)

SPICE OF LIFE BEACH (ALLEN N. SAMAR)

PINIPISAKAN FALLS (SAN JORGE, SAMAR)

GUIMIT CAVE ( TALALORA, SAMAR)

ACAPULCO BEACH (CAPUL N. SAMAR)

BIRI ROCK FORMATION ( BIRI N. SAMAR)

SAN VICENTE BLUE WATER BEACH (SAN VICENTE N. SAMAR)

CAPUL LIGHTHOUSE (CAPUL N. SAMAR)

SOHOTON CAVE (BASEY, SAMAR)

ABAK BEACH (CAPUL N. SAMAR)

SULPAN MYBUG CAVE (MATUGUINAO, SAMAR)

MAHARLIKA FALLS (TAFT E. SAMAR)

HAVEN OF FUN BEACH RESORT (SAN ANTONIO N. SAMAR)

CANOWAYON ISLAND (LAPINIG N. SAMAR)

MANTIKAWOL FALLS (GAMAY N. SAMAR)

CALUWAYAN PALM ISLAND RESORT (MARABUT,SAMAR)

CANYAWA CAVE (CALBIGA,SAMAR)

CAMPARINA-LUDI BITO-BURABOD CAVE (CALBIGA,SAMAR)

GUIUAN OLD CHURCH (GUIUAN E. SAMAR)

HISTORICAL CHURCH OF BALANGIGA (BALANGIGA E. SAMAR)

BASEY 16 CENTURY OLD CHURCH (BASEY,SAMAR)

CALBAYOG CATHEDRAL (CALBAYOG CITY)

CAPUL OLD CHURCH (CAPUL N. SAMAR)

CATUBIG OLD CHURCH (CATUBIG N. SAMAR)

PALAPAG RUINS (PALAPAG N. SAMAR)

MATUGUINAO CAVE (MATUGUINAO,SAMAR)

BUCAL SPRING (MATUGUINAO,SAMAR)

SULPAN MALE-HO CAVE (MATUGUINAO,SAMAR)

SULPAN BARRUZ CAVE (MATUGUINAO,SAMAR)

SULPAN BARRUZ NATURAL POOL (MATUGUINAO,SAMAR)

SULPAN BARRUZ  SPRING (MATUGUINAO,SAMAR)


BINALOAN SPRING 3 (TAFT E. SAMAR)




BANGON FALLS (CATBALOGAN CITY)

CANYONING IN SAMAR (CATBALOGAN CITY)

SULPAN CAVE (MATUGUINAO,SAMAR)

TALUBAGNAN CAVE (BORONGAN CITY)

9TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION

 

JIABONG CAVES (LOBO CAVE, KAMANAOG CAVE ,

PANAGHOYAN CAVES & NAPONOD CAVE)
Jiabong,Samar  Philippines

CAVING PACKAGE & INFORMATION :

1 DAY CAVING TRIP (Discover Caving Adventure)

Price: PHP 3,000 pesos / $ 67 Dollar per person

- Trekking, Caving, Swimming, Potholing, Rock Climbing, Bouldering , Bat�s Watching,
River Trekking and Boating Adventure
- A minimum of 2 persons are necessary to organize caving trip
- All year round except Bad weather
- From as young as 8 years old and above.
- INCLUSION: Permits, Caving gear, Transportation , Food (Breakfast & Lunch), Boat rides
Local Porters, Trexplore Cave Guide, Caving Certificates and Photo Documentations.

2 DAYS CAVING TRIP (Extreme Caving Adventure)

Price: PHP 6,000 pesos / $ 134 Dollar per person

- Trekking, Caving, Swimming, Potholing, Rock Climbing, Bouldering , Bat�s Watching,
River Trekking, Jungle Camping and Boating Adventure
- A minimum of 2 persons are necessary to organize caving trip
- All year round except Bad weather
- From as young as 8 years old and above.
- INCLUSION: Permits, Caving & Camping  gear, Transportation , Food (Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner), Boat rides
Local Porters, Trexplore Cave Guide, Caving Certificates and Photo Documentations.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
-Small packs,
-Water Container / Mineral water
-Strong climbing or trekking shoe
-Extra clothing
-Camera / Video Cam

Note: -The rates are subject to change witout prior notice.
- A caving tour is organized for a minimum of two (2) persons

 

http://www.samarcaves.multiply.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2uqW-xOduQ&feature=related

6TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION 2011 

VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJwMGQq7ZGg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSP4h5ogusk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFxDbnUhTGE&feature=related


10TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION 2015

PLACE: Brgy. Tagbayaon, Jiabong,Samar Philippines

THE CAVES:
PANAGHOYAN CAVE ,LOBO CAVE, KAMANAOG CAVE AND NAPON-OD CAVE

CAVING DATE:
JUNE 5-7, 2015

PLACE:
BRGY. TAGBAYAON, JIABONG,SAMAR PHILIPPINES

Dear fellow Cavers,

Samar Island famous of its biggest limestone deposits, largest and deepest caves in the country; rich of culture and hospitable friendly people is a paradise of cavers. Its eye catching environment could lead you into a great adventure and clean fun.

A few kilometers drive from the Catbalogan, the capital of Samar lays the Municipality of Jiabong known to be the Mussels Capital of Samar. It is rich in natural resources and a great haven of real, exciting and extreme adventure. Behind its fast faced mussels livelihood lies a perfect summer ending get away wherein you can witness their own lineage of caves and experience the most beautiful caves in the Philippines.

We are inviting you on the 10TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION 2015 on JUNE 5-7, 2015 (Friday-Sunday). Come and explore Jiabongs hidden paradise and discover Panaghoyan, Lobo, Napon-od and Kamanaog caves. 

Have you ever thought it would be cool to be the first human to see an amazing and beautiful part of our planet and then get to name it anything you want?

Do you dream of helping to save part of the nature and even rainforest?

Would you like to know more about caves, caving and Jiabong,Samar?

If you say yes to any of those questions, explore this web site! It was made for our 2006 caving in the Jiabong caving expedition in Samar, Philippines. We then searched for unknown caves to explore and map in the Philippines of Samar Island. We found some awesome caves, and had some incredible adventures! They're all here for your perusing pleasure. And while you're at it, you'll learn more about caves, and our place in Samar "Trexplore the Adventure Project" expeditions.

Enter, and you'll find pictures of amazing caves, and death-defying adventure. Everyone can find lessons on caves . . . Jiabong Caves can be decorated with outrageously beautiful formations or contain ancient historic relics, weird animals, and streams. Excitement is also available in many forms: long rappels into the darkness alongside a deafening waterfall, scary climbs over empty space, or tight squeezes through holes so small that you have to take your shirt off and force the air out of your lungs to push through. But for many cavers, the most important thing that caves provide is the chance to go where no one else has ever been. In the modern world, true exploration is rare. Unless you are an astronaut, an exceptional mountain climber, or have access to a deep sea bathyscaph, caves may provide your only option to be the first to explore part of our world.

We invite you to browse our web site to see a detailed list and description of the outdoor activities we offer. Please contact us by email or call and speak to one of our reservation specialists.

The team at �Trexplore the Adventures� invites you to join us in the beautiful Jiabong cave expedition on one of our many outdoor adventures.

The following links will lead you how caves are formed, how cave formations grow, how caves are found and explored, what kinds of creatures live in caves, and how we make maps of caves. Keep exploring and you'll find cave pictures that will blow your mind, and cave that amaze with their length and complexity. And the great thing about it all is that anyone can do it.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

We would like you to shoulder your own food for the duration of the trip. Bring also with you Caving equipments: like caving helmets, suits or clothes, headlights, flashlights, candles, dry bags, buoyancy aid, garbage bags extra batteries and bulbs, and Camping equipments: like tents, sleeping mat and sleeping bags, camping stoves and cook set, trekking shoes and trekking sandals, camera etc.... and don't forget to bring a sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and flexible attitude!

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Almost everyone, from 9 years of age and older. Maximum of 30 participants will be accepted nationwide on a first come, first served basis of discipline mountaineers, cavers, and environmentalist which will include young professionals, nature lovers, teachers and government employees.

HOW MUCH THE REGISTRATION?

REGISTRATION: PHP 2,500 PER PERSON
INCLUSION: Certificate/Caving Kits,T-shirts
Transportation , Boat rides ,Entrance Fee, Permit,
Local Guide and Trexplore Cave Guide, Photo Documentation.

LEGEND / 0PTIONS:

REGISTRATIONS FOR FILIPINO CITIZIN PHP 2,500.00
REGISTRATION FOR FOREIGNER PHP 3,000.00
RENTAL CAVING & CAMPING EQUIPMENTS "3 DAYS USE" PHP 1,000.00
FOOD FOR 3 DAYS PHP 1,000.00
PORTER PHP 1,000.00

DEADLINE REGISTRATION : JUNE 1, 2015

NOTE:

PAYMENT NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE
NO SMOKING AND DRINKING ALCOHOL DURING THE CAVING EVENT
NO BATH SOAP & NO LOUD MUSIC


HOW TO CONTACT US?

Please feel free to ask us about any of our accommodations and adventures on our website www.bonifaciojoni.blogspot.com. For more information or to book your reservation and please inform the secretariat by mail or you can contact us either by phone or email. You can also call or text at (Smart) 09192943865 (Globe) 5438550  / 055-2512301 kindly look for Mr. Joni Abesamis Bonifacio..or you can use the addresses below and feel free to visit at our office:

FOR INQUIRIES AND RESERVATION:

TREXPLORE THE ADVENTURES
EXPLORER: Joni Abesamis Bonifacio
Address:
Abesamis Store Allen Ave.
Catbalogan,Samar 6700
Philippines
Tell: 063-055-2512301 / 5438550
Cell: (Smart) 0919-2943865
Website: www.trexplore.weebly.com
Email: trexplore@yahoo.com
trexplore2@yahoo.com
Yahoo Messenger: trexplore@yahoo.com
Skype: firefox3171

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10TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION 2015

CAVING ITINERARY:

DAY 1 JUNE 5, 2015 (FRIDAY)

8:00 AM - Registration TREXPLORE OFFICE
( Abesamis Store Allen Ave. Catbalogan City)
9:00 AM - Arrival of participants
10:00 AM - Orientation 3rd Jiabong Caving Exploration
11:00 AM - Lunch Time
12:00 NN - Departure to Brgy. Tagbayaon Jiabong,Samar
* Jeepney Ride
12:30 PM - Arrive H-way Entrance to Brgy. Tagbayaon
* 30 minutes walk to brgy proper
1:00 PM - Arrive Brgy. Tagbayaon (Snack Pineapple)
* Visitor Log Book * Local Guide & Porter
2:00 PM - Trekking to Entrance Lobo Campsite
* Overlooking Maqueda Bay * Pineapple plantation
2:30 PM - Arrive Entrance Lobo Campsite
* Set a Camp * Preparation for caving *Caving Orientation
3:00 PM - Start caving Part of Lobo cave
3:30 PM - Exit Lobo cave
* swimming underground river
* Go to Exit Panaghoyan cave
3:40 PM - Start Caving Panaghoyan Cave
* Snake Room * Swimming * Crawling * River Trekking
4:15 PM - Arrive Panaghoyan secret chamber
* Numerous Stalactites & Stalagmites * Straw Formation
4:40 PM - Arrive Entrance Panaghoyan Cave
* Bathing * Snack "Tahong" ( Mussel)
5:00 PM - Start Caving Tingob Cave
* River trekking * Swimming Tingob river
6:00 PM - Trekking back to Lobo campsite
6:30 PM - Arrive Lobo campsite
7:00 PM - Preaparing for Dinner
7:30 PM - Dinner time CHOW!CHOW!
8:00 PM - Social Story telling !
9:00 PM - Sleeeeep zzzzzzzzz....

DAY 2 JUNE 6, 2015 (SATURDAY)

6:00 AM - Wake up call
6:30 AM - Preparation for breakfast
7:00 AM - Breakfast time
7:30 AM - Preparation for caving
* Caving Orientation
8:00 AM - Start Caving lower Lobo cave
* Snake chamber * Giant Flowstone * Chandeliers
* Tunnel chamber * Vertical room
8:30 AM - Arrive vertical room
9:00 AM - Arrive Lobo water falls
9:10 AM - Explore Lobo mud chamber
* mud trekking * mud crawling
9:30 AM - Back to Lobo water falls
9:40 AM - Explore Lobo underground river
* swimming * wall climbing
10:30 AM - Arrive dead end Lobo underground river
* explore numerous stalactites
* big flowstone formation
* visit underground lake
11:00 AM - Back to Lobo water falls
11:10 AM - Lunch time in water falls
12:00 NN - Start ascending to tunnel chamber
1:00 PM - Arrive frozen water falls
* bouldering * rock climbing
1:30 PM - Discover natural terraces formation
* mini pool * bathtubs * natural bowls
* giant white flowstone formation
2:00 PM - Arrive upper Lobo river
*swimming * trekking inside the cave
* white crabs
3:00 PM - Lobo terraces formation
* mini Bathtubs
* mini pool
* giant swimming pool
* underground river
* swimming in Lobo cave canyon chamber
4:00 PM - Arrive King's chambers
* giant white flowstone formation
* curtain like stalactites formation
* stalagmites candle formation
* white drumstick like stalagmite
4:30 PM - Arrive exit Lobo cave (Mountain climbing to kamanaog cave)
* giant chandeliers formation
* giant stalactites
* giant white flow stone formation
5:00 PM - Arrive Exit Kamanaog cave
* joni's secret chamber
* big phytons
* giant tarantula
* devil's stalagmites
* Guano deposit
* thousands of bats
* Kamanaog grotto
* giant boulders
5:30 PM - Arrive Entrance Kamanoag cave
* downhill trekking
6:00 PM - Arrive Kamanaog Pool and Springs
* bathing * swimming
7:00 PM - Arrive Lobo Campsite
*Preparation for dinner
8:00 PM - Dinner
9:30 PM - Socials / Story telling
10: 00 PM - sleeep zzzzzzzzz

DAY 3 JUNE 7, 2015 (SUNDAY)

7:00 AM - Wake up call
8:00 AM - Breakfast
* Prepare for lunch pack
* praparation for caving
* caving orientation
9:00 AM - Trekking to Napon-od cave
* mountain climbing
10:00 AM - Arrive entrance Napon-od cave
* Napon-od spring
- Start caving Napon-od cave
* underground river
* Napon-od water falls
*bouldering & river trekking
 - Arrive giant rocks
* bouldering
* Napon-od tunnels
11:00 AM - Arrive dead end Napon-od cave
* Cave pearls
11:30 AM - Back to  Napon-od cave entrance 
12:30 PM - Arrive entrance  Napon-od spring
* Rest , Bathing 
2:00 PM - Arrive Lobo campsite / Lunch time
2:30 PM - Break the camp & Start trekking to Panaghoyan spring 
3:00 PM - Arrive Panaghoyan spring
 Boat ride to Jiabong proper
* boating tingob river * sightseeing * bird watching
3:30 PM - Arrive Jiabong bridge (JIABONG PROPER)
4:30 PM - Arrive Catbalogan,Samar
4:40 PM - Arrive TREXPLORE OFFICE
* Distribution of T-shirt and Certificate
5:00 PM - End of  10TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION
* Bon Voyage * Home Sweet Home

THE HIDDEN SECRET OF SAMAR !!! TOO SEE IS TO BELIEVE !!! SEE YOU UNDERGROUND !!!!

PANAGHOYAN CAVES

LOBO CAVES

 

SAMAR OUTDOOR SHOP

SAMAR OUTDOOR SHOP

Allen Ave. Catbalogan City, Samar 6700

055-2512301 / 09192943865

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Email:  samaroutdoorshop@yahoo.com

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