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“Carabao cart ride plus great falls equals excellence”
Review of Tukuran Falls

Tukuran Falls
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

This whole experience took three hours and two minutes for our group from the turnoff on the main road just on the Calapan side of San Teodoro town to Tukuran falls and back.

Using a slow driver of a multicab (open van), the trip to Salambawan from the turnoff took 27 minutes where after paying the bargain price of P350 for the carabao cart ride (and P150 for the driver and driver's mate's meals) we boarded the said cart.

The slow carabao-hauled trip took about 25 minutes each way and involved six fordings of the river. The cart had good padding on its longitudinal bench seats (thank goodness). The carabao did not utter a sign and at times (encouraged with a light touch of a whip) broke into a canter. The track included some pretty sections of Kentia-like palms.

The falls had very clean water although from what I saw the drop was not spectacular. Along the way we observed the more vertical and picturesque La Pantay Falls but allegedly the water here is not as clean. I suspect that this may have more to do with how at Tukuran Falls there are rudimentary shops selling souvenirs and a very small range of snacks although a larger range of drinks. People were friendly.

This was a great experience, especially when we passed a couple of carts travelling in the other direction full of smiling Western and local tourists.

5  Thank Victorianlad
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

The falls are not as nice as Tamaraw falls but the area you can swim is much nicer.The tables for rent are much better here also. We loved the Carabao cart ride back to the falls was fun. I wish I had more padding since the seats don't have much. We do plan to return and also ride again. The next time we will plan for lunch and a swim.

2  Thank Mike J
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We went for a day trip in April 2012 the weather was very hot. When you have to leave the mini bus there is a 30 minute trek or 15 minute ride in cart pulled by Caribao. I trekked to the falls and rode back (both being an experience). Once there it is "paradise", the swim is a must as is a jump from the rocks into the deep pool, I was like a ten year old again !! Our Philippino guides were very helpful and friendly. A fantastic trip I shall never forget.

5  Thank nigelpadfield
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

We didn't enjoy our visit to Tukuran Falls that much because the water was murky and brown due to rain. However, we had fun along the way because it was our first time to ride a cart pulled by a carabao and the locals who accompanied us were very nice.

2  Thank Aya M
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

it was worth the long time of walking when you arrived at the falls...

1  Thank CamzButterfly
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