SAMAR ISLAND GUIDE: EXPLORER JONI A. BONIFACIO TEL: 055-2512301
CELL:09192943865 / 09053233572
VIDEO JIABONG CAVES, SAMAR PHILIPPINES
7TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION 2012
PANAGHOYAN CAVE,TINGOB CAVE,LOBO CAVE, KAMANAOG CAVE
EVEREST CAVE AND NAPON-OD CAVE
JUNE 8-10, 2012
BRGY. TAGBAYAON, JIABONG,SAMAR PHILIPPINES
Dear fellow Cavers,
Samar Island famous of its biggest limestone deposits, largest and deepest caves in the country; rich of culture and hospitable friendly people is a paradise of cavers. Its eye catching environment could lead you into a great adventure and clean fun.
A few kilometers drive from the Catbalogan, the capital of Samar lays the Municipality of Jiabong known to be the “Mussels Capital” of Samar. It is rich in natural resources and a great haven of real, exciting and extreme adventure. Behind its fast faced mussels livelihood lies a perfect summer ending get away wherein you can witness their own lineage of caves and experience the most beautiful caves in the Philippines.
We are inviting you on the 7TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION on JUNE 8-10,2012 (Friday-Sunday). Come and explore Jiabongs’ hidden paradise and discover Panaghoyan, Lobo, Everest, Napon-od and Kamanaog caves.
Have you ever thought it would be cool to be the first human to see an amazing and beautiful part of our planet and then get to name it anything you want?
Do you dream of helping to save part of the nature and even rainforest?
Would you like to know more about caves, caving and Jiabong,Samar?
If you say yes to any of those questions, explore this web site! It was made for our 2007 caving in the Jiabong caving expedition in Samar, Philippines. We then searched for unknown caves to explore and map in the Philippines of Samar Island. We found some awesome caves, and had some incredible adventures! They're all here for your perusing pleasure. And while you're at it, you'll learn more about caves, and our place in Samar "Trexplore the Adventure Project" expeditions.
Enter, and you'll find pictures of amazing caves, and death-defying adventure. Everyone can find lessons on caves . . . Jiabong Caves can be decorated with outrageously beautiful formations or contain ancient historic relics, weird animals, and streams. Excitement is also available in many forms: long rappels into the darkness alongside a deafening waterfall, scary climbs over empty space, or tight squeezes through holes so small that you have to take your shirt off and force the air out of your lungs to push through. But for many cavers, the most important thing that caves provide is the chance to go where no one else has ever been. In the modern world, true exploration is rare. Unless you are an astronaut, an exceptional mountain climber, or have access to a deep sea bathyscaph, caves may provide your only option to be the first to explore part of our world.
We invite you to browse our web site to see a detailed list and description of the outdoor activities we offer. Please contact us by email or call and speak to one of our reservation specialists.
The team at “Trexplore The Adventures” invites you to join us in the beautiful Jiabong cave expedition on one of our many outdoor adventures.
The following links will lead you how caves are formed, how cave formations grow, how caves are found and explored, what kinds of creatures live in caves, and how we make maps of caves. Keep exploring and you'll find cave pictures that will blow your mind, and cave that amaze with their length and complexity. And the great thing about it all is that anyone can do it.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
We would like you to shoulder your own food for the duration of the trip. Bring also with you Caving equipments: like caving helmets, suits or clothes, headlights, flashlights, candles, dry bags, buoyancy aid, garbage bags extra batteries and bulbs, and Camping equipments: like tents, sleeping mat and sleeping bags, camping stoves and cook set, trekking shoes and trekking sandals, camera etc.... and don't forget to bring a sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and flexible attitude!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Almost everyone, from 9 years of age and older. Maximum of 30 participants will be accepted nationwide on a first come, first served basis of discipline mountaineers, cavers, and environmentalist which will include young professionals, nature lovers, teachers and government employees.
HOW MUCH THE REGISTRATION?
REGISTRATION: 2,000 PER PERSON
INCLUSION: Welcome Lunch,Welcome Snacks,Certificate/Caving Kits,T-shirts
Transpo within Jiabong,Boat rides ,Entrance Fee, Permit,
Local Guide and Trexplore Cave Guide
DEADLINE REGISTRATION: JUNE 1, 2012
HOW TO CONTACT US?
Please feel free to ask us about any of our accommodations and adventures on our website www.bonifaciojoni.blogspot.com. For more information or to book your reservation and please inform the secretariat by mail or you can contact us either by phone or email. You can also call or text at (Smart)09192943865 (Joni) or (Globe)09159903553 (Rhine) Tel: 055-2512301 kindly look for Mr. Joni Bonifacio..or you can use the addresses below and feel free to visit at our office:
Inquire For Reservation:
TREXPLORE THE ADVENTURES
Abesamis Store Allen Ave.
Catbalogan, Samar 6700
Cel: (Smart) 0919-2943865
Visit our Website:
7TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION 2012
DAY 1 JUNE 8, 2012 (FRIDAY)
8:00 AM - Registration TREXPLORE OFFICE
( Abesamis Store Allen Ave. Catbalogan City)
9:00 AM - Arrival of participants
10:00 AM - Orientation 3rd Jiabong Caving Exploration
11:00 AM - Lunch Time
12:00 NN - Departure to Brgy. Tagbayaon Jiabong,Samar
* Jeepney Ride
12:30 PM - Arrive H-way Entrance to Brgy. Tagbayaon
* 30 minutes walk to brgy proper
1:00 PM - Arrive Brgy. Tagbayaon (Snack Pineapple)
* Visitor Log Book * Local Guide & Porter
2:00 PM - Trekking to Entrance Lobo Campsite
* Overlooking Maqueda Bay * Pineapple plantation
2:30 PM - Arrive Entrance Lobo Campsite
* Set a Camp * Preparation for caving *Caving Orientation
3:00 PM - Start caving Part of Lobo cave
3:30 PM - Exit Lobo cave
* swimming underground river
* Go to Exit Panaghoyan cave
3:40 PM - Start Caving Panaghoyan Cave
* Snake Room * Swimming * Crawling * River Trekking
4:15 PM - Arrive Panaghoyan secret chamber
* Numerous Stalactites & Stalagmites * Straw Formation
4:40 PM - Arrive Entrance Panaghoyan Cave
* Bathing * Snack "Tahong" ( Mussel)
5:00 PM - Start Caving Tingob Cave
* River trekking * Swimming Tingob river
6:00 PM - Trekking back to Lobo campsite
6:30 PM - Arrive Lobo campsite
7:00 PM - Preaparing for Dinner
7:30 PM - Dinner time CHOW!CHOW!
8:00 PM - Social Story telling !
9:00 PM - Sleeeeep zzzzzzzzz....
DAY 2 JUNE 9,2012 (SATURDAY)
6:00 AM - Wake up call
6:30 AM - Preparation for breakfast
7:00 AM - Breakfast time
7:30 AM - Preparation for caving
* Caving Orientation
8:00 AM - Start Caving lower Lobo cave
* Snake chamber * Giant Flowstone * Chandeliers
* Tunnel chamber * Vertical room
8:30 AM - Arrive vertical room
9:00 AM - Arrive Lobo water falls
9:10 AM - Explore Lobo mud chamber
* mud trekking * mud crawling
9:30 AM - Back to Lobo water falls
9:40 AM - Explore Lobo underground river
* swimming * wall climbing
10:30 AM - Arrive dead end Lobo underground river
* explore numerous stalactites
* big flowstone formation
* visit underground lake
11:00 AM - Back to Lobo water falls
11:10 AM - Lunch time in water falls
12:00 NN - Start ascending to tunnel chamber
1:00 PM - Arrive frozen water falls
* bouldering * rock climbing
1:30 PM - Discover natural terraces formation
* mini pool * bathtubs * natural bowls
* giant white flowstone formation
2:00 PM - Arrive upper Lobo river
*swimming * trekking inside the cave
* white crabs
3:00 PM - Lobo terraces formation
* mini Bathtubs
* mini pool
* giant swimming pool
* underground river
* swimming in Lobo cave canyon chamber
4:00 PM - Arrive King's chambers
* giant white flowstone formation
* curtain like stalactites formation
* stalagmites candle formation
* white drumstick like stalagmite
4:30 PM - Arrive exit Lobo cave (Mountain climbing to kamanaog cave)
* giant chandeliers formation
* giant stalactites
* giant white flow stone formation
5:00 PM - Arrive Exit Kamanaog cave
* joni's secret chamber
* big phytons
* giant tarantula
* devil's stalagmites
* Guano deposit
* thousands of bats
* Kamanaog grotto
* giant boulders
5:30 PM - Arrive Entrance Kamanoag cave
* downhill trekking
6:00 PM - Arrive Kamanaog Pool and Springs
* bathing * swimming
6:30 PM - Start river trekking to Everest cave
7:00 PM - Arrive Everest Cave (ADVANCE CAVER ONLY "optional")
* snake chambers like formation
* into the thin air
8:00 PM - Arrive exit everesr cave
*start trekking to Lobo campsite
* river trekking
8:30 PM - Arrive Lobo Campsite
*Preparation for dinner
9:00 PM - Dinner
9:30 PM - Socials / Story telling
10: 00 PM - sleeep zzzzzzzzz
DAY 3 JUNE 10,2012 (SUNDAY)
5:00 AM - Wake up call
5:30 AM - Breakfast
* Prepare for lunch pack
* praparation for caving
* caving orientation
6:00 AM - Trekking to Napon-od cave
* mountain climbing
7:30 AM - Arrive entrance Napon-od cave
* Napon-od spring
8:00 AM - Start caving Napon-od cave
* underground river
* Napon-od water falls
*bouldering & river trekking
9:00 AM - Arrive giant rocks
* Napon-od tunnels
9:30 AM - Arrive dead end Napon-od cave
* Cave pearls
10:00 AM - Back to entrance Napon-od cave
* swimming *bathing Napon-od springs
11:00 AM - Lunch time Napon-od spring
12:00 NN - Start trekking back to Lobo campsite
1:30 PM - Arrive Lobo campsite
* pack up
2:00 PM - Start trekking to Panaghoyan spring
2:30 PM - Arrive Panaghoyan spring
2:40 PM - Boat ride to Jiabong proper
* boating tingob river * sightseeing * bird watching
3:30 PM - Arrive Jiabong bridge (JIABONG PROPER)
4:30 PM - Arrive Catbalogan City
4:40 PM - Arrive TREXPLORE OFFICE
* Distribution of Certificate
5:00 PM - End of 7TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION
* Bon Voyage * Home Sweet Home
THE HIDDEN SECRET OF SAMAR !!! TOO SEE IS TO BELIEVE !!! SEE YOU UNDERGROUND !!!!