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  • Location:Manila, Philippines
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila

Discover majestic Pagsanjan Falls on this day trip away from the hustle and bustle of Manila! With your local guide, enjoy exciting boat rides along rapids surrounded by the lush landscape. Then, swim in a hidden cave and enjoy a scrumptious spread of traditional Filipino cuisine while listening to a live local band.


  • Day trip to majestic Pagsanjan Falls from Manila
  • Taste local specialties like coconut wine and balut (fertilized duck egg) on the drive
  • Enjoy exhilarating canoe rides through the rapids with your local guide
  • Spend time swimming and lounging at the falls and in a hidden cave
  • Feast on a buffet lunch of traditional Filipino dishes while enjoying live music
  • Round-trip hotel transport included

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What You Can Expect

Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila

Pagsanjan Falls

After pickup from your Manila hotel in the morning, embark on a full-day trip to the town of Pagsanjan in the province of Laguna, located 2.5 hours south of Manila. On the way, pass a local village and taste local specialties like coconut wine, balut and coconut cream pie.

Arrive at majestic Pagsanjan Falls, where you’ll be served a refreshing coconut drink before taking a scenic boat ride on a banca (native dug-out canoe). Enjoy this exciting ride as the boat is skillfully maneuvered upstream by two expert boatmen.

Journey through the narrow and verdant Pagsanjan gorge lined with rocks, canyons, waterfalls, lush tropical vegetation and abundant wildlife. Dock at a natural pool below the falls and take an optional raft ride to a hidden cave, where you can swim and explore.

After spending some time at the falls, return downstream by ‘shooting the rapids’ – your boatmen will steer past huge boulders in churning waters at top speeds for a fun, exhilarating ride!

When you get to the visitor's center, enjoy an elaborate display of Philippine culture as you dig in to a buffet of traditional Filipino dishes. During your meal, enjoy live music played by a local band. Afterward, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

the actual trip to the waterfalls is superb,
the tour operator provided lunch, this they don't need to both with

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015


I even tried Balut.. and they show you around Laguna
We also got to try Lambanog!

Definetly 5 *****!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our guide was very knowledgeable about all the different areas we went to on our way to the falls and the falls were amazing. Definitely recommend making a visit to them if in the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Long way to go, but a fantastic expierence with a wonderful boatride.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Fantastic trip away from the hectic Manila! The falls are very beautiful! Don't miss out the chance to boat in the back of the falls:) On the way to the falls, we also stopped at some local vendors and tried out some local sweets, as well as the notorious balut! ohhh I had such a blast!


4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

The drive to the falls takes about 2-2.5 hours. The guide will talk the whole way be prepared. The trip up and back on the river takes about 2 hours and is fantastic. You will get wet. Take a towel, change of clothes and shoes. Suggest lunch after the boat trip so have a big breakfast.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

The offered tour here is considered a VIP tour from the tour company in the Philippines. It is a really convenient way to book a tour to Pagsanjan, and the tour would be just for you and your travel companions--essentially a private tour. The included meal is a nice way to end the river ride. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable (he was a retired history and literature professor of the University of the Philippines) about the local towns in Laguna as we made our way to Pagsanjan, and the resort staff where we boarded was very attentive.

For travelers on a budget, and not minding if there are others on the tour, it would be cheaper to contact the tour company directly. For a small group wanting a private tour experience with an included meal, this price here is still a bit pricey, but worth it for the convenience.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

Long drive because of traffic , but beautiful river canoe ride and falls was spectacular

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2014

We were not given enough information prior to our tour regarding the fact we needed to be wearing bathers and thongs as we would be getting wet on the tour. Also the boatmen tried to rip us off by telling us they wanted 1000 pesos each as a tip and another amount for the other guy who towed the canoe on the first stretch of river. We had already paid for the tour and thought this excessive, especially as they expect you to buy them drinks and lunch as well. The actual scenery on the canoe trip was wonderful and the dexterity of the boatmen getting us through the narrow parts of the river and over the rocks was amazing.

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