A visit to Sagada won't be as exciting and memorable without some spelunking activity. At first, I couldn't imagine caves like Lumi-ang and Sumaging exist in such a high mountainous ground of the Mountain Province. Nevertheless, these caves are among the natural wonders that make Sagada a must-visit destination. Seeing these places gives every traveler a taste of history and adventure.
After six hours of bus trip from Baguio City, we finally arrived in Sagada and immediately checked in at George Guest House, one of the popular and affordable inns in Sagada. Our room costs P600 for two persons - it was big enough to fit four pax.
We went to the office of Sagada Genuine Guides Association (SAGGAS) to inquire about spelunking and other tours. SAGGAS provides tour guide services around Sagada. You can contact them in advanced to book for specific tours or just go to their office when you arrived in Sagada. Their website has tons of information about Sagada which are very helpful for first time visitors.
There are two types of spelunking adventure: the beginners and advanced. The beginners course would take 1 to 2 hours inside the cave while the advanced spelunking (also called as the Cave Connection) would take 4 to 5 hours. We booked for the beginners course because we thought the advanced spelunking was too extreme for starters. :-)
leading to the entrance of the cave.
Some of the rock formations in Sumaging Cave are named after human genitalia - so go figure!
You'll get to meet "The Queen" and "The Princess" too. Yes, the whole member of the royal family :-)
- Part 1 - The Scenic and Endless Winding Road to Sagada
- Part 2 - The Amazing Spelunking Adventure at Sumaging Cave
- Part 3 - The Ultimate Trek to Experience Sagada's Sunrise, Waterfall and Hanging Coffins