Taraw Cliff
Taraw Cliff
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Arnold G
New York City, NY185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I took the unofficial route and it’s a much better thrilling experience but it is not for everyone for you have to overcome three karst wall and the climb is vertical on one of them. I do suggest going there very early to reach the sunrise when you reach the top. My experience was quite different for I started late at 9am. Do bring lots of water or Gatorade for you will need it. I was provided with a helmet and gloves but found them to be cumbersome but for most people this might be necessary for the rock face have jagged edges and are quite sharp. Do climb the unofficial route for the adventure.
Written May 6, 2024
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Khaled K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Before visiting el nido I’ve done my research and it was very mixed up info , so here is some Clarity

1- Taraw :
is the mountain u see every where in el nido town
It can be arranged via some tour agencies to climb it up cost =800php per person “ that wut we paid ” they provide a guide & per of gloves that’s it! Timing 4:30 , 6 & 7 am
It should take an hour each way up & down but it depends on ur abilities
It’s very challenging & Requires high physicality as it’s a vertical walls of sharp stones with no safety gear wut so ever , So to make it clear it’s a climbing not hiking activity
Also if u r basophilic “ the fear of falling “ or u r afraid of heights please don’t do it , coz u would be able to finish it as the last part will give u give u a heart attack “ happened to me & I couldn’t finish, if not the climbing is fun “ my friend enjoyed it very much & the view from above is breathtaking

2- Canopy :
is a man made steps, bridge& platform
Where it will allow ppl like me to see the same view but without losing their mind , it’s very short trip up & down almost 10 min each way it costs 400php includes a guide, helmet& u will be attached to zip line till u reach the platform no need for tour Agency here , it’s organized by an office downstairs of the walk timing 8:5
views from over there is incredible

3- dream walk :
It’s just An add on to canopy where instead of going back the same way u came up , u will be going through a dream catcher “ a spiderwebbed like platform facing the amazing view it cost additional 400php per person & u can ask for it it from the begging or decided when u r up there and pay when u r down “ we didt do though “

U must do one of theses 3 or all of them if u can as the view from up there is instagram worthy
Written February 24, 2020
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ohiowanderer
Columbus OH1,122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
There are two ways to climb Taraw Cliff and reviews on this listing are about both which is a bit confusing. You used to be able to climb the cliff but due to a bad accident, climbing is not allowed but I guess some people still sneak in and do it. The new and safe alternative is the Canopy Walk. This is a relatively new eco-friendly business that takes you up to a lovely viewpoint of the town of El Nido. The entrance is off the main road in El Nido and down an alley. It costs about 400 pesos. The staff are very safely conscious. You wear a helmet and a harness and are attached to a wire and are with a guide. It is a short climb, not hard at all. You cross swing bridges and climb up rocks but anyone with moderate fitness can do this. You end up at a viewing area where you get great views down to El Nido, laid out below you. Definitely a fun thing to do in El Nido.
Written September 25, 2016
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JeddaCath
Boston, MA1,039 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We took the Canopy walk price 400 pesos. We didn’t do the Dreamwatcher. The “guide” (a young boy) was not professional. He started running on the bridge which caused the bridge to wobble and a member of our group lost her balance fell on the bridge despite the harness. Luckily she didn’t injure her hips or ankles. The company needs to train these kids on safety-first.

I don’t just write a review out of spite, I do write a lot on TripAdvisor
Written February 11, 2020
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Sally T
54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Super sweaty, jagged edges, mosquito infestation, cardio workout, hand-foot coordination, friendly guide and a great view! We started the climb at 5:30am and it took us 30 min to get to the top and another 30 to come down -- no stopping. It was NOT easy and my friend and I both got cuts/bruises along the way. They provide helmet and gloves but wear proper attire and USE mosquito repellent! There are some areas in which the cliff is perpendicular. But once you are at the top, it's a great feeling for yourself and the view doesn't hurt either!
Written October 14, 2018
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SummerDaysPh
Manila, Philippines1,005 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
Like what I said in the title, you climb at your own risk. The guides need more training ans facilities in terms of safety and basic rock climbing. I was not briefed before my climb so I did not know what to expect. I'm not a beginner level mountaineer and I definitely think guests should be briefed at the very least. There were no safety gears at all.

If you still dare, I am taking the time to write some lengthy tips to help keep other climbers safe:

1. The view is great at sunrise. This means you start climbing before 5am if you are a beginner climber. The guides only have a small handheld flashlight. Bring your own headlights.

2. The terrain is made of cliffs and sharp limestone. If you have issues with your balance, bring and wear a helmet and kneecaps and elbowcaps. If you have access to rock climbing tape, it will make it easier and will prevent blisters.

3. Take slow, calculated steps. Never mind the others below and in front of you. The important thing is to make sure each step is safe.

4. Wear shoes with a good traction.

5. If it rains the night or a few hours before your climb, think many times if you want to push through.

6. Even at the peak, there is very little space to sit or take photos. I was lucky to be the only one there when I went.

7. There are many huge mosquitos all throughout the climb. I was wearing stretch gym pants and a long sleeve shirt when I climbed. I put on off lotion on the exposed areas everytime we stopped for a break and they were spared. But I was surprised to see more than 20 mosquito bites when I got baxk to the resort. The mosquitos penetrated my clothes! Perhaps you can try to generously put off lotion on your clothes as well.

8. Bring a small backpack instead of a sling bag. Backpack will give you more balance.

I hope I did not forget anything.

Good luck!
Written September 20, 2018
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Joyce H
Makati, Philippines6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
My friends and I did the canopy walk and dream catcher (700pesos each). It took us 40minutes+ to finish the activity. We had more time bcause no other groups were there (11am-12nn).
The walk was thrilling and enjoyable esp when you‘re with a friend who fears “heights” (haha sorry Ely! Congrats you did it!); and when you have an amazing guide (really sorry forgot his name).
We all were amazed of how beautiful the views of El Nido are! It’s breathtaking!
Written May 10, 2019
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Easydoesit858
San Diego, CA85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
We did nothing like the pictures depicted in this review indicate. There were no bridges of any sort. We basically were climbing straight up jagged rocks the entire duration of the trip. We did this starting at 0500, which added to the intensity of the hike. I honestly can’t imagine doing this without a tour guide. We wouldn’t have even found the trailhead without a guide seeing that we had to weave between houses to get to it. There were two women that decided to not continue, one after climbing for 15-20 min and the other after 40 min...the heights overcame them. The view was gorgeous. The peak is not comfortable to hang out at, so get your pics and start the decent down. If you do any boat tours (which you absolutely should do at least one) when you’re motoring past the islands you will have a better appreciation for their landscape knowing that you navigated the technicalities of it. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Absolutely wear hiking shoes and my group of three opted to wear pants which we were very glad we did. It’s hot! So be prepared to sweat. Helmets with lights were provided by guides. Helmets were ill fitting so make sure you try a couple on at the trailhead before settling.
Written March 30, 2019
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kokobingo
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Totally not prepare to do the hike. I didnt research and just went with my daughter. One very important thing is to wear a comfortable shoes or preferably a hiking shoes. Do not bring a bag or make sure your hands is empty or free to grab the rope to support your body. Thank you so much to the best hiking guide that psyche me to complete the ascend and descend on this walk. Make sure you have sprayed a good insect repellent all over your body.
Written January 7, 2019
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Thea D
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
I’m an avid hiker and the danger level for this one is incomparable, as well as the view you’re rewarded with at the end. We had to scale vertical jagged rocks and balance on them as well, literally free climbing for some parts. We did not wear any protective gear, which I personally don’t mind. I did see some other groups with helmets, you might want to pick guides that offer gear if you care for it. One wrong move and well... you already know!! It’s perfect for adrenaline junkies looking for a once in a lifetime experience. It’s a great workout too. It’s super quick and takes 30-45 minutes one way depending on pace. We hired two guides by word of mouth and paid 400 pesos each with a 200 tip. I would definelty recommend wearing shoes with traction and a good sole ie. hiking shoes and long pants as you might get scratched up. Be sure you’re physically able to do this as well and have a big pair of balls on you. I loved this hike and would do it many times over. You’ll be amazed with the skills the guides have, ours did this in flip flops! Here are some pictures, alas they do not capture the beauty or danger of it all. Best of luck!
Written July 23, 2018
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