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Sumaguing Cave

Mountain Province, Sagada, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Sagada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Caverns/ Caves
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Spelunking is not for everyone specially for claustrophobic like me. I tried but the smell of the guano, the slippery steps and my wet clothes and condition after a heavy rain prevent me from going through the cave. One thing great about trying to do it was that the guide was very understanding if issues, such were our concerns, arose.... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Dangerous but perfect for adventure seekers. A lot of portions are very dark with light only coming from the guide's lantern. The guides are helpful and very informative.

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Dagupan, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Three friends and I had planned on taking a vacation from a stressful work and talked about going south like Puerto Princesa but ended up going to Sagada for an adventure. I did research on what can be seen in the place and what to expect, but what we experienced is just Amazing. The Place is a small town where... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This are two main caves in Sagada, Sumaging and Lumiang. Since they are both connected the official tour guides will choose either one to begin with. In a nutshell, you get to see marvelous rock formations that resemble various things (in local lexicon, the "The king's curtain", "The gay queen", "Rice terraces", "Town hall"). There will be some climbing, rappelling,... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The cave offers an amazing experience. It is approximately two hours of spelunking. Be ready to get wet in the cave. It offers a place of bath tub were the deepest part is around 4 feet. I love and enjoy the place. Please wear strongly-made slippers.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A visit to Sagada will never be complete without venturing to one of the best this place might offer – the Sumaguing Cave. Aptly called as the Big Cave, it is perhaps the most popular and frequently visited place here. Sumaguing Cave has the largest chamber of all connecting caves in town (there are more than 60 known caves underneath... More

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Pasay, Philippines
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

As part of my husband's 50th birthday, we all decided to visit Sagada & visited this famous attraction. It was a long walk to the cave yet worth it since the scenery along the way were breathtaking. Our family together with our guide just reached the dark entrance when we decided to back out since my little 9 year old... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It was not the usual cave we all know about. Not the small, dark cave. It is the opposite. I'm not sure if only basic spelunking is required but with the heights that you should climb and go down, I guess you just gotta have a lot of guts. No helmets nor protective gears will be given upon entry. You... More

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Peace River, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a huge cave, with so much to see. It's also dangerous due to risk of slippage, and you need to accept the chance of getting hurt if you're going to visit. We got a guide for 500php at the local guide center, and he packed the lantern to light the way. We should have brought headlamps. He was... More

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Montville, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was worth getting dirty for! Very beautiful, I can't wait to go back to go spelunking there again. Bring of course, a camera. I suggest wearing leggings because you may slip on your way down (there' a lot of climbing and descending you will be doing in here). Bats did not bother our group, and the guides were pretty... More

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