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“survived the cave connection!”
Review of Sumaguing Cave

Sumaguing Cave
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Sagada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 2, 2013

it might seem simple to read and listen the stories of this cave, but you haven't been to Sagada if you haven't been inside this cave. wait, not just inside, but completed the course of this cave! don't go short-course unless you're physically weak for it. also, use non-slippery footwear and get ready to crawl and get bruised and also scarred. have a guide with you. the guides literally grew up playing inside the cave. as our guide said, "this was our playground," so don't doubt their skill and wonder how you can be so dirty with [--] and the guide looks like he just went to a picnic and be still neat wearing white. this actually happened to us. haha! but yeah, go in!

Thank MRK9809
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

If you're going to Sagada, this is the place that you MUST try. It would be a great regret to have went to Sagada and didn't visit the place. Honestly, at first, it was kind of odd to be touching slippery stones, which you would later on learn to be filled with bat poop and that the general smell inside was that of bat pee, but amidst the smell and the stretched muscles, the beauty of the rocks inside the cave would take it all away, especially when you get to the part where they would require you to remove your slippers (or shoes). The guides were entertaining showing you naughty rock formations and are indeed adept in their jobs. Even the walk going to the cave entrance was a sight to see, but you would definitely have to take a ride going back after this cave experience AND A BATH.

1  Thank Nickolai S
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We just did the normal caving instead of the cave connection. Experience was physically tiring but awesome! This activity is definitely not for the weak and maarte. Bat poops are everywhere.

Thank Lloyd Dominic B
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Rock formation galore! Climbing up & down the bat-infested cave, squeezing through tiny passages here, rappeling there, diving, swimming, and scaling here & there! Need I say more... Thumbs up!

Best to do this with a local guide. They speak good english, passable tagalog, and they are truly knowledgeable when it comes to this cave!

Thank JoAndrew A
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

One of the main reasons I visited Sagada was to see the famous Sumaguing Cave. I was my first time to try spelunking and I was not disappointed! With our helpful tour guide Kuya Budoy, we dove into a pool of darkness with a single lamp, a fistful of gust and lots of energy. We went from steep steps, passed through really small cave openings, to a pool of water. Some cave opening were really hard to pass through as they were really small, others where you had to use a rope to climb down. By the second hour, our bodies were smoking because the temperature inside the cave was so low whereas our bodies were sweating from spelunking.
Kuya Budoy showed us the different rock formations that we could identify such as the pregnant woman, the frog and a lot more. The rock formations were a sight to see.
Overall, it was a memorable experience and a place where I would definitely visit again!

Thank jojojoselle
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