Ugong Rock

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Joky80
Gothenburg, Sweden552 contributions
This is a nice experience for everyone – families or friends, young or old etc.
Upon arrival you will see an instruction video and the you are equipped with helmet and gloves. After that a guide will take you up the mountain through a system of caves. Some parts are easy while some other are a bit tricky. But on the most tricky parts you will wear a harness and be secured from above. When you have climbed to the top you will have a nice view and the opportunity to purchase pictures taken along the way. Finally it’s time to buckle up to the zipline and fly down from the mountain. The zipline is not scary and is actually very comfortable. You can choose to lie down or sit and it costs 100 pesos extra too lie down. The whole experience will take maximum 30 minutes. The only negative feeling I had from here was that it felt like they wanted to get you through as fast as possible so there wasn't much time to enjoy the moment.
Written January 13, 2020
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Katherine D
Changwon, South Korea3 contributions
Not too strenuous, and lots of fun with photo zones that they take pictures of. A small walk through the trees and a small cave-like structure. We went ahead and bought photos of us on the rock climb and the zipline because they looked great. I recommend this as a short stop on your trip. Hopefully your group members don't rush you too much.
Written March 6, 2020
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ColeMK
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It was fun climbing up to the top with the community guides. The guides' explanations of some parts of the cave make you understand its elements more. It's also a fun activity for anyone of any age. Also, when you reach the top, there is a zipline. They have two options for the zipline position: the sitting position and the superman position. All of the employees are very friendly, too.
Written June 17, 2022
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Jessica
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Good: The cave was cool, the female guide through the cave was very lively, friendly and funny. It was a little bit dark in the back without torches though, so another torch would have helped.
Bad: Safety standards at the zipline are poor. There were a few male staff members waiting at the ending of the superman zipline. Although most of us enjoyed the duration of the zipline, my sister was the first in line and the staff were not ready for her landing. There are so many staff waiting there, so it's shocking that nobody was ready for her. They did not prepare the breaks in time, she was coming in quite fast and the impact caused her to hit her head quite badly (probably on the breaks), which resulted in a large bump on her head that was slightly bleeding even though she was wearing a helmet. They did not ask if she was okay, and did not apologise to her. They exchanged glances and were completely silent. The female staff downstairs were quite apologetic and offered her ice when they found out what happened.
Written February 15, 2020
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Judit R
Sydney, Australia218 contributions
Solo
This place is sooo much fun!! We stopped here on the way back from Underground River tour and I'm so happy we did. I tried everything, rockclimbing, zipline as well as zipbike. I loved all of them.
The view from the top is priceless, the staff is nice, prices are quite reasonable. I wish I'd had more time there to zipline again. This activity was one of the highlights of my holiday in Palawan.
Written January 5, 2020
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MissGlobeTrotter24
Ruswil, Switzerland37 contributions
Family
Our tour guide dropped us off at this place when coming back from the underground river tour. It was not part of the original plan but I'm glad we made the stop.

Not only was it a great experience but it also helps the locals who depend on this tourist attraction for their income. This has been made into a livelihood project by the government (SO, GO AND SUPPORT!)

For only Php200, you get a tour inside the cave until you come out at the very top of the mountain. Be sure you'll be able to keep up! At the very top, you'll have the choice to go down by zipline(for an additional charge) or you can trek back down.
All in all, really worth the visit!

It's called UGONG ROCK - because some rocks/stalagmites you tap make this hollow sound like a gong.
Written January 26, 2013
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litlitmari
Davao City17 contributions
Couples
Our original tour was the Underground River but before we went there, we were brought to Ugong Rock if we wanted to go caving and spelunking. I was very apprehensive at first because I was wearing slippers instead of rubber shoes. At any rate, I went inside the cave armed with gloves and a hard hat and the thought that it might be my last. LOL... The stalactites and stalagmites were amazing. We were made to climb the stalagmites which is around 20 feet in height using two ropes with knots, with no safety harness and the thought that if you lose a step, you will suffer a hideous death - no kidding! I had to climb for my life, using mostly your upper body strength and when I reached on top, there was just a small hole that you have to navigate in order to reach LAND. LOL...My tour mates and I were panting so hard and when we reached the top, the view was breathtaking. The only problem was how to go down Ugong Rock... we were presented with two (2) choices, go back to the cave or do the zipline. I chose the zipline which was the better choice. So, the tour guide strapped me to a not so assuring harness and I zipped away screaming and when it wasn't scary anymore, I began to enjoy the view.
Written July 13, 2011
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sassyfhe
Manila, Philippines5 contributions
Bamboos and trees are near the ziplines. The ziplines are not that high from the ground. Trees beside the ziplines are on the same level with the line(seating). When it was my turn, wind blew and bamboos swayed towards the zipline and oh my gosh, I got many wounds because I passed on the swayed bamboos. I just don't understand why they let those bamboos there and did not cut it. I would understand if their ziplines are just that low from the ground but I would not understand why they don't consider safety on their tourist spot and activity. I was having fun on caving and spelunking but the zipline destroyed the attraction. Safety first!

To all those who are planning to visit Ugong Rock, please make sure that ziplining is already safe. Please make sure that trees nearby the lines are already removed. If it's not safe, don't try zipline. Choose caving again in going down instead. They have better way down than way up in caving. So, caving is alright. Prevention is better than cure.

Written September 1, 2013
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Gore S
Kalinga Province, Philippines233 contributions
Friends
This is the only zip line I took from the several zip lines I know. Our tourist guide said that this is the tallest in the Philippines (in terms of height) because the zip line begins from the top of the rock (limestone, 75ft.).

If you decide to look into this rock, you will be entertained first, by its cave; second, by the zip line.

You have to climb the whole part of this rock to appreciate its beauty. The topmost part of of this rock is where the zip line is located. Taking this zip line is the easiest way to go down.

In case you are afraid of height, this is not the place for you.

This rock is called "Ugong" because when you touch some parts of the cave, they create vibrations.

Lastly, when you take the zip line, do the SUPERMAN!
Written January 7, 2015
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Raymond T
Caloocan, Philippines121 contributions
Couples
Well we went to Ugong to see what it was all about, yes it was to climb up inside the mountain, well we did the climb and I was 80 yrs young so if I can do it any one can.
Written November 25, 2014
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