Mount Daraitan & Tinipak River

Mount Daraitan & Tinipak River

Mount Daraitan & Tinipak River
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Merlinda V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This is the biggest experience i ever had,we walk a lot in a muddy trail that full of stone rocks trees and views, it is hard and difficult especially when it’s first time to walk on a trail but when you reached the place it’s amazing views clear water at beautiful rock formations,I really love it
Written May 8, 2024
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iamnotcleopatra
Philippines188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
We arrived at the jump off point to the Barangay Hall of Daraitan at around 9am then proceeded to the other side of the river bank via balsa/bangka to get to the Barangay Hall. Upon reaching the river bank, you need to ride the trike to get to the Barangay Hall to register and pay the tourist fee, from the Barangay Hall we took the trike to get to the starting point of the Tinapak River, we walked for about 30-45mins one way depending on your phase. There are two toll/entrance fees here (one at the Rizal border--no receipt issued and the other, for Quezon border--with receipt). We made a short stop at the Tinapak River Camping Ground (private owned property which has store where you can buy food/drinks if you want to) before heading to the view point of Tinapak River. Recommend to take this trip early in the morning since it could be scorching hot at noon/afternoon. The view of the rocks and the river itself is rewarding. You can swim at designated areas in the river.
Written December 13, 2021
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Josh
California8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Great adventure! A nice place to trek. It was a fresh and tranquil place with a near clear waters. Not bad for a first time trekker. This is worth the hike place for its breathtaking views.
Written April 16, 2021
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betty_polinia
Cebu City, Philippines1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The prettiest and cleanest water I've ever seen!!! After swimming, my skin was so smooth from the water! I recommend coming here <3
Written November 26, 2020
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mckee ledesma
Cebu City, Philippines1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Tinipak River is one of the best places to visit in the Philippines. I filed a week-off on December 2 to go to Tanay, Rizal for a small vacation with my family. We then went to Tanay on December 4 and went to our hotel. The day after, we went to Tinipak River. The river was mesmerizing! We went swimming for an hour, the water was warm and just right for the body. After a long time of swimming, we dried up and realized our skin were soft and smooth! We went home 2 days after. Looking forward to coming back here!
Written November 26, 2020
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Kikaydoo
Pasig, Philippines248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
Drove all the way there and have to park beside the river and ride a balsa to get across. We stayed at Tinipak Lodge and Resto. They fetch us from the river going to their place via 4x4. The owners are pleasant and accommodating. We brought our own tent and have to pay for just 300 if not mistaken. We are allowed to cook our own food with our own cookset with no fee. We also tried some of their food after we hiked as we were damn tired from hiking. We were accompanied by a local guide who is very patient with us. There are 2 peaks, one is the heart peak a 1 hour trek depending on your pacing, and a 4 hour trek summit. We chose the heart peak and the view is breath taking. The trek down was quite challenging since it muddy and slippery. Then you will see the river which was quite a breeze. We sure hd fun, hope u do too 😁
Written November 25, 2020
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Uday
Manila, Philippines33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Mountain Daraitan is very famous for Sunrise view as this is highest peak in this region. If you want to see the Sunrise, need to reach at the top by 6 AM, so that you can rest a while for 10 to 15 minutes and then enjoy the Sunrise. The Mountain is full of Rocks and thick jungle.

We started from Makati city by Van - a group of 17 visitors at 11 PM and reached Daraitan town in Tanay at 2 AM. Last 1 hour drive was rough due to no real road. Towards end, you cross the river Tinipak over a narrow wooden bridge. We started to climb at 3:30 AM with a local guide with us. the Guide was carrying a Wireless Walkie Talkie. You must carry at Touch with Headband - so that your hands are free and need to wear hand gloves - as while going up or coming down, you have to take support of the Rocks (may have sharp edges) or Trees. Always follow your guide else you will be lost, the Path is muddy at some places. there are 3 stations (small rest area) where you get Coconut water or Coffee.
We reached at the Sunrise Point at 6 AM however could not see the Sunrise due to Clouds and Fog, but the weather at the top (about 2700 Feet altitude) was pleasant. we had good photo shoot and then started to another peak called "Heart Peak" about 1 hour walk - passing through Rocks and caves. At Heart Peak Point you see splendid view of river Tinipak. Here you have facility to take some snacks and place to sit and relax.
From there we walked down - thorough rocks and rocks at the base near river. Had lunch in Daraitan and returned back to Makati by evening.

It is a good and slightly tough Trek but I am sure you will enjoy it.
Written February 3, 2020
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JEFFREY P
Manila, Philippines19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The ideal place to do trekking and mountaineering with friendly barangay officers, tourism staff and tour guides.
Written January 27, 2020
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Victorianlad
Melbourne, Australia17,463 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I hired a six seater well maintained van with driver Ralph from Tourist Driver Manila. Cost for 10 hours was P3500 plus about P700 for fuel, and optional tip to the competent driver.

We departed Quezon City at 0930 hours and after about 50km on a scenic mountain road, with the last 11km mostly unpaved, fairly rough and often muddy, se arrived.

As it was Bonifacio Day there were at least 30 vans parked, but weekdays and nirmal weekends would be less busy.

We took the P5 bargain raft across the Tinipak River after visiting the CR (toilet) for P10 each.

Then we hired a tricycle for seven minutes at a cost of P75 to the barangay registration point where the guide gave a two minute orientation. The latter cost P500 with the second trike to the river a further P500, plus a P30 per person environmental fee.

The walk was very scenic. Viewable or through lovely forest, the clean river that had small rapids and lots of bamboo stair climbing. At times the track was slippery. The guide became a Sherpa, carrying my bag and helping to negotiate the tricky bits. There is a basic restaurant halfway along. A ferocious dog that incessantly barked was chained in a cage.

We saw many butterflies and red dragonflies.

The limestone rock formations are worthy of good photographers.

On the way back we waded in the cool crisp water of a tributary near a tiny waterfall.

The walk took an hour each way.

All in all a great day out. Traffic can be heavy returning past shopping centres.
Written November 30, 2019
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anlhbyd
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
(because we are 1st timers, we did our adequate research about hiking and Mt. Daraitan in general).....
BUT we are still SHOOKT! It was soooooo challenging MGA BES! XD
We underestimated the 4/10 difficulty and 90% Assault that we have read on the internet LMAO

Good thing, we have the BEST travel guide on our side, kuya Marlowin, a resident of Rizal that took care of us throughout the trip (and we are returning the favor by posting his number here!). He's an experienced hiker so if you want an all-around guide (slash photographer, slash Hugot King haha!) just look for this guy. If it weren't for him, we might have cried right from the start T_T

The scenery when you reach the Summit, Heart Peak and the Tinipak River are all worth it!

Tips:
- Do not go during rainy season, weekends, and holidays.

- Best time to start: between 3AM to 6AM

- Wear appropriate hiking shoes. Socks, gloves, raincoats, waterproof bag can be bought near the Brgy. Hall

- For first-timers, it's best if you search for a place to spend the night in Sampaloc before going to Brgy. Daraitan

- Pls. contact kuya Marlowin Mendoza (0997-947-1822)
IF YOU NEED A TRAVEL GUIDE. Highly recommended!
Written November 26, 2019
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