Travel Tour Packages to Mambukal Resort Waterfalls

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mambukal-resort-waterfalls-mapOnly a one hour ferry ride from Iloilo, 250p each way, as opposed to the 4-5 hour bus ride from Dumaguete. Then you can take a 70p local bus taking another hour to the falls. If you are late to catch the fastcraft back to Iloilo, there is another slow ferry from Dumangas, but then you’ll need to catch a tricycle taxi from there to get you the rest of the way.

Once you get to the falls there is an entrance fee of 50p, with the option to hire a local guide, donation voluntary.

A van can also be rented for around 3,500p/day total, cutting down the trips by half.

The cost of our guide is 1000p for the day, plus his transport costs and entrance fees, plus a $20 advance payment processing fee. You can combine with other tours, as will be explained in the booking process.


About the waterfalls

There are actually seven and getting to the top one can be quite the workout. We only made it to the third one because it was rainy and slippery that day (the steps are stone), and my friend was too tired, but I’ll make it back there on my own later.

Here is a video of the second falls where we played some traditional Filipino song:

YouTube video
Here is a picture of what the steps look like:


In some sections along the trail they have ladders which can take you up into the trees, where there is a hanging walkway so that you could see what the forest looks like up top:





The falls make their way up an active volcano:


Back at the bottom, the resort (government owned, so you are free to wander) is also a nice stroll, and even has a hotspring.






About Mambukal Resort

At 1,200 metres above sea level, Mambukal Resort serves as a gateway to the vast and verdant Mt. Kanlaon National Park. It is one of the most popular mountain resorts in the country. The resort’s hotspring is referred to as the Warm Sulfur Dipping Pool and costs around 50p to get in. The hotspring is surrounded by big trees to give you a cozy jungle feel:


The jungle feeling is further enhanced by the perpetual sound of birds chirping and large bats flying up above:


But don’t worry about them, because they are fruit bats.

You can also rent kayaks and canoes of various sizes to cruise around the boating lagoon:


Then there is the butterfly garden:



There are many live ones too:


For a bit of adrenaline, you can also check out the zipline, taking you on a cruise through the jungle:


There is also a climbing wall:


For those on a budget, there is also a camping area (you can bring your own or rent theirs):


The camping area:


You can also go for a private bath at the Ishiwata Bath House. Built in 1927 by Japanese architect Kokichi Ishiwata, the Roman-and-Greek inspired bathhouse is one of the oldest structures in the resort, which was actually built around the bathhouse.


There are five bath cubicles through which naturally heated sulfur water flows.

Picnic cottages speckle the resort grounds:


Since it is government owned, their prices are quite reasonable:


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Lou PrataliLou Pratali
11:04 25 Jul 23
This is a must to do!!Super ultimate tour is the best with Kayangan and barracuda lake, twin lagoons (my favorite), coral garden (blue fabulous coral) were the best. It’s really worth it to pay for private tour (3500 to 4000 PHP). You will also have to pay for entrance fees (150 to 200PHP by location) and eventually shopping at the market - must do (count 300 for 2 for fish, pork, fruits and vegetables, water).
16:11 07 Feb 23
I was looking for a personalized excursion to the beautiful Gulf of Bacuit.Seeing the comments, I contacted Mel.Very responsive, very efficient and perfect organization.The flight attendants were very friendly and very helpful.And I'm not even talking about the meal on board...a marvel.In all fairness, this excursion will remain an excellent memory and I cannot recommend Mel and his team highly enough.A big thank-you.
Alyse TarbottonAlyse Tarbotton
23:48 30 Aug 22
This tour went well above all our expectations! I couldn't recommend this enough! The boat crew, captain and tour guide were nothing but amazing, everyone was so kind, helpful and friendly. The crew knew the best spots to visit that weren't overcrowded with tourists, 3 times we were lucky enough to have whole islands to ourselves! It was my partner's birthday while away and everything went above and beyond, bonfire, cake, birthday card, singing and celebrating with us.If you love camping this is definitely a tout you should do, it has been the highlight of our trip!!
Danish KayaniDanish Kayani
10:24 31 Oct 19
Coron is the best place i have ever seen.. picturesque. Beautiful. Peaceful
We booked a 4 days/3 nights private boat trip from Coron to Sibaltan. The organization went very well from the beginning, the owner answered to all my questions, and we were able to choose which islands to visit and where to sleep. The first night we slept in a bungalow in Banana Island, the second we camped in Araw beach and the last we slept in a seafront bungalow builded on a tree in Pical on Iloc Island.The islands in that area are the most beautiful islands I have ever seen, with clear water, lots of coral reef and fishes to see, white sand and almost deserted. The crew was very friendly and polite and they organize every single meal and for camping they give you a tent which was just perfect! This was our highlight in our 2 weeks in the Philippines and I wish I had booked a longer trip. A private trip gives you the freedom to decide where and when to go.
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