Rushing Water and Lines of Rope

I never thought that I would be able to mark ‘waterfall rappelling’ off my bucket list. Then again, it was never on my bucket list to begin with. But leave it to hubs to find a new activity that I have never heard of and make me fall in love with it.
When we arrived in the Philippines, hubs only had one thing planned and that was waterfall rappelling. The gist of it was that we took about an hour ride in the beast, hiked for 45 up the side of a mountain and then hiked/repelled down waterfalls on the Montaneza River until we reached the bottom. We repelled down a total of five waterfalls, the largest of them being 30 meters.
The walk up the mountain was a little less than enjoyable. The views were fantastic, the company was great, but walking uphill for 45 minutes in what my guess was 100% humidity was not my idea of fun.
moalboal, philippines
waterfall rappelling, moalboal, philippines
With it being low season right now in the Philippines, we were actually the only two that had signed up for the trip. This was great because we not only could we go at our own pace, but we got to know our guides a whole lot better.
rappelling down waterfalls,moalboal, philippines
action adventure in moalboal, philippines
Rappelling down waterfalls, cebu philippines

This was just one of the many ‘iffy’ walking paths that we had to take. Good thing we had helmets on!

Montaneza River moalboal philippines
Montaneza River moalboal philippines

After we were finished, we ended back where we had started and the driver had prepared a feast of a  meal including fruit, barbecue chicken and fish, rice wrapped in bamboo and and my favorite, shandies. I tried to get hubs to stay behind so he could learn how to cook but it was a no go. 

action adventure moalboal philippines
I couldn’t get over the landscape in the Philippines. Everything was lush and green when we went and the areas around the river were astounding. I would highly recommend if you ever make it over to the Philippines, find a spot to go repelling!
  • 1pennylane

    You must visit Coron next (or El Nido). It’s simply amaaazing.

    • Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      i would love to go back and see more of the country!

  • Melanie Fontaine

    This looks like fun! I’m not sure if I could do it, though… I’m not really fond of heights. Glad you had a great time! :)

  • Katie

    Soo amazing!!!! Can you pack me in your suitcase?!

  • Just Dont Tell Anyone

    wow! that looks amazing! but I could never ever do that.. i’m just too scared of height! :(
    and even looking at your photos I got a bit scared…
    anyways! you two are awesome! (: and you both look so fit! :)

  • Treasure Tromp

    you two are such adventurers! I would love to do this one day but think that I might get too scared!

  • J. Lenni Dorner

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    Those are some amazing pics!

  • courtnirae

    Wow that is gorgeous! I’m super jealous, what a crazy adventure. it looks scary but fun!

    A Golden State of Mind

  • Setarra

    OMG! This looks awesome! Were you scared at all as you were repelling off the waterfall?

  • Corinne

    WOW! That looks amazing and like it was so much fun! I would have been so terrified – but I would like to think my adrenaline would help push me to give it a go!

  • Kelly S

    Looks so awesome!

  • Lisa @ Two Martinis

    Whoa that is amazing! Repelling down waterfalls wasn’t on my to-do list because I didn’t even know such an activity existed! Adding it to my bucket list now…

  • A and B

    That looks crazy but so fun!! I think I would have been screaming the whole time!

  • Sam M

    I didn’t know you could repell down a waterfall. Dang, now I gotta add that to my bucketlist.

  • Megan Reeves

    That looks absolutely incredible! I would love to try that someday. Now to just convince my height-fearing husband… 😉

  • Caroline

    That looks so cool! Scary, but cool :)

  • Emily Woodard

    Wow! That looks like such a fun adventure. It’s definitely on my bucket list now!

  • M and L

    If you have a large enough suitcase I’m confident I can squeeze in it 😉 You look like a pro repelling down that waterfall! You two are so much fun. Can’t wait to vacation together :)


  • Emily Hornburg

    That is terrifying and awesome at the same time! I love how brave you are. :)

  • Beatriz Ramos

    I have done repel down waterfalls in Spain and I really loved it. I hope I can do it again soon!

  • Bonnie Rose

    Remind me to go on a vacation with you guys next time. That looks like so much fun!

  • Casey

    This looks like so much fun!

  • Amy @ The Tide That Left

    Sounds like just the sort of thing my husband would want to do. I’d definitely be the reluctant co-pilot!

  • Kellene Elise

    Ah! I went repelling in Mexico a few years ago and it was AMAZING! I can’t wait to do something like it again! Adventures! :)

    This Lovely Little Day

  • Tina Ryan

    I’ve been in the Philippines so many times but I never experience this, Now you gave me an idea.. Now I have to go back to the Philippines… | Travel Visa Australia

  • Jordan Shaner

    That looks terrifying! You had to walk across that tiny log??? Were you on ropes or anything?? Ah that looks so scary!



  • Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes}

    That sounds AMAZING!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Jamie Walker

    I think I have to go back to the Philippines now…

  • Melissa

    OMG! Love these pictures and that has seriously got to be a once in a life time experience!


    amazing pics. Looks like a great trip

  • Cassie Marshall

    STOP. This is amazing!