Palawan an island of Philippines is no wonder one of the best islands in the world. You can appreciate both those small and big details of the island if you’re really into exploring the place. My visit and stay in this island brought me many realizations, not only about the place but what is really meant by wandering – a word usually associated to travel. In this post I’m sharing to you one of my adventures in El Nido Palawan. This diary is not about island hopping which is the place is famous but a sort of trekking adventure that you never thought also well heard in El Nido, so here it is!
Canopy Walk is known to be the Safest Taraw Adventure in El Nido. It is situated in Barangay Maligaya at the rear portion of their Barangay Hall. There is an admission fee amounting to five hundred pesos (Php 500.00) per person. The inclusions are helmet, body harness and a tour guide. The rock climbing and walking activity takes about 2 to 3 hours.
After I and Jeronie attended the Sunday mass, we both decided to pursue our plan of endeavoring Canopy Walk. After paying the admission fee the tour guide gave us the helmet and the body harness.
Warning: You can't get into the trail without those things; those are central requirements for “Safety First” thing.
The entrance to the Canopy is a forest like area. The way in has numerous plants like mangroves and trees. After that, the real trail got started. We raised my feet, left, right, up and down on those elevated points of the Taraw and going through those some stiff parts that challenged the strength of our legs and feet.
There’s also a hanging bridge that I've crossed. It is use to connect two big rocks in order to reach another highest point of the Taraw.
Following the trail we’ve reached the last part of the adventure. Breathtaking view caught my eyes and rub out the exhaustion we had after the rock climbing and walking experienced. We saw the bird’s eye view of El Nido. It is perfect and a relief.
1.) Starts as early as possible. I advise to starts at 7am to avoid too much heat from the sun
2.) Wear good footwear. I advise to wear a rubber shoes not a slippers. You’ll be climbing a rock and not merely stepping on a soft soil.
3.) Always wear, use and secure your body with a harness and your head with the helmet because that would keep you safe.
4.) Bring a Camera. Never ever forget to take pictures when you’re at the peak.
5.) Stay there at least an hour to experience the breath taking view at the summit.
This kind of experience conveys that El Nido don’t just have pretty islands, beaches and white sands but the place also provides us more exciting activities that challenge our body’s potency like its Taraw Trekking Adventure and Canopy Walk.
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