Cagayan de Oro Trip for Two Part 4: Going to Dahilayan

One of the newest attraction you have to try in Cagayan de Oro is the zipline at ZipZone, located in Dahilayan, Bukidnon. An hour and a half away from the city, the Dahilayan Adventure Park has the longest dual-zipline in Asia with a length of 840 meters which is around a minute-long ride.

Longest zipline in Asia at Dahilayan, Bukidnon

The place only opened to public late last year and it’s been getting huge amounts of visitors that you have to be there early if you don’t want to wait the whole day just to ride their ziplines. They don’t accept reservations as well.

Go on a weekday. We purposely went on a Friday morning because we were told that it gets really crowded during weekends.

Getting to Dahilayan

Actually getting there is quite easy if you are in a big group. They offer round-trip van transport services for P2500. But what can a couple who can’t find a group to join do?

Have an adventure by commuting! Yep, we went there the hard but cheaper way.

We left Pearlmont Inn at around 8 AM. and walked towards the highway past LimKetKai. We hailed a jeep going to Puerto. The trip took about 30 minutes and we got off the Shell Station near Puerto market.

In front of the jeepney terminal at Camp Phillips

From there, we rode a jeep going to Camp Phillips in Bukidnon where the Del Monte pineapple plantation is located. The trip took around 1 hour because the jeep stopped somewhere for 20 minutes while waiting for passengers.

We arrived at Camp Phillips at around 10AM and from there it’s either a multicab or a motorcycle (locally called “habal habal”). No sedan will traverse the rough road to Dahilayan.

Dahilayan Adventure Park should offer scheduled transport services to and from Camp Phillips for people who aren’t travelling in groups.

Riding the multicab costs around Php1500 while the habal habal costs Php100 one-way per head. Guess what we took?

Riding the habal habal

We rode the habal habal haggling the price down to Php75. It was a bone-jarring 30-minute ride across the Del Monte farm and up the rough and dusty trail to Dahilayan. Not to mention that we were under the sun the whole time.

I wouldn’t really recommend riding the habal habal because you won’t be wearing a helmet throughout the trip. It was quite an adventure though.

If you’re going to ride the habal habal, wear long sleeves and a pair of shades. Also use sunblock.

Major tip here. If you can round up 10 people for your trip, get the rafting and zipline package for only Php2000 per person. Transportation and meals are already included in the package. Inquire at 0922-8801319 or e-mail [email protected].

I’ll talk about our time at the Zipzone in Dahilayan Adventure Park on my next post.

TOTAL COST:

Jeep to Puerto – Php17 ea.
Jeep to Camp Phillips – Php37 ea.
Habal habal – Php150 ea. round trip

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27 Responses

  1. judy says:

    i told my GFs that this is not really a vacation na relaxed..we will be on the go all of the time..syang naman ksi ang trip which we got so cheap sa airfare ng cebu pac. who knows we might not be able to return there again so we need to maximize out time..actually, iligan was not in the intial plan, until i read from someone’s blog (or was it from yours?) na pwede pang isingit ang iligan (hopefully) for that famous tinago falls (ma. cristina sana-kso they’re only open on sundays) and of course, who would want to miss their famous lechon di ba?
    we will see until we’ve talked about this…and once we get there..everything can still change…hay!
    thanks for all the inputs, calvin..

  2. judy says:

    it’s been days since im working on our ITs and i got less and less hours of sleep because of this -seems i wouldnt want to miss other spots while we are already in the area…but i decided to let go of other destinations like malaybalay ( i will really miss the monk’s blend -sigh-) and perhaps the sunken cemetery and the guiod church ruins. we’ll keep the white island, katibawasan falls, ardent spring and i hope to climb the stations of the cross…the rest will have to wait till i make again the trip with my husband..
    so a must is the rafting in CDO and the mapawa nature adventure-i can already imagine myself rappelling on a 65 ft water falls…i hope this will be not my passage from earth to life hereafter :-)
    but iligan, so near and yet so far…how can i go back to luzon with seeing tinago falls? never mind ma. cristina-since they’re not open on weekdays….and not tasting their famous lechon? if i have to make the trip myself to do that and leave my GF at the hotel, i will…hahaha. desperate me. bka di na ako makabalik ng NoMin :-)

    • calvin says:

      ok rin naman yung falls sa camiguin. :) yung sunken cemetery 10 mins away lang yata from katibawasan falls so pwede niyo pa rin mapuntahan. pero baka matagalan kayo sa station of the cross kung inakyat niyo hanggang tuktok. hehehe.

  3. judy says:

    i mean “without” seing tinago falls…thanks for all the replies, calvin.i will rely on you for valuable infos when i make the next adventure of my life…God bless!

  4. royce says:

    just wanna ask if was it hard to find transportation leaving dahilayan adventure park? Were you still riding the habal-habal when you left there?

  5. Judy says:

    since we were 5, we opted to take the multi cab (rented it for P200/pax) taking the habal habal would be so inconvenient. not only bec. of the dust but most of the road going there was not concrete. besides, we had our heavy back packs with us. at medyo malayo din un from the terminal. so if you’re in a group much better to take the multi cab but haggle with the driver..P200 each is a good deal round trip.

  6. Kathy balatbat says:

    Hi. Were going there next month but my partner and I needs to go home early because of our flight home. Like how many hours would be thetravel time from dahilayan to cdo?? What options to i have? Thank you so much for your help.

    • Calvin says:

      probably allot around 2 hours. habal habal 30 mins. jeep going to the highway. then jeep to CDO. if you’re pressed for time just hire a van so you don’t waste time waiting for jeeps to fill up.

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