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12th-jiabongTHE CAVES:
PANAGHOYAN CAVE ,LOBO CAVE, KAMANAOG CAVE 

CAVING DATE:
JUNE 2-4, 2017

PLACE:
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 12TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION on JUNE 2-4 ,2017 (Friday-Sunday). Come and explore Jiabongs hidden paradise and discover Panaghoyan, Lobo,  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 rain-forest? 

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 2006 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 bathyscaphe, 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 equipment’s: like caving helmets, suits or clothes, headlights, flashlights, candles, dry bags, buoyancy aid, garbage bags extra batteries and bulbs, and Camping equipment’s: 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 5 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: PHP 3,000 PER PERSON
INCLUSION: Certificate/Caving Kits,T-shirts
Transportation , Boat rides ,Entrance Fee, Permit, 
Local Guide and Trexplore Cave Guide, Photo Documentation.

LEGEND / OPTIONS:

REGISTRATIONS FOR FILIPINO CITIZEN PHP 3,000.00
REGISTRATION FOR FOREIGNER PHP 4,000.00
RENTAL CAVING & CAMPING EQUIPMENT’S “3 DAYS USE” PHP 1,000.00
FOOD FOR 3 DAYS PHP 1,000.00
PORTER PHP 1,000.00

DEADLINE REGISTRATION : MAY 25, 2017

NOTE:

PAYMENT NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE
NO SMOKING AND DRINKING ALCOHOL DURING THE CAVING EVENT
NO BATH SOAP & NO LOUD MUSIC

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 (Landline) 055-2512301 kindly look for Mr. Joni Abesamis Bonifacio..or you can use the addresses below and feel free to visit at our office:

FOR INQUIRIES AND RESERVATION:

TREXPLORE THE ADVENTURES
EXPLORER: Joni Abesamis Bonifacio
Address:
Abesamis Store Allen Ave.
Catbalogan,Samar 6700
Philippines
Tell: 063-055-2512301
Cell: (Smart) 0919-2943865  
(Globe)  09276750062
(Globe) 5438550
Website: http://www.freewebs.com/trexplore/ 
Email: trexplore@yahoo.com
jonibonifacio@yahoo.com
Yahoo Messenger: trexplore@yahoo.com
Skype: firefox3171

Visit our Website:

www.1stjiabongcaving.blogspot.com

www.samarcavediving.blogspot.com

http://www.dutchpickle.com/

12TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION 2017 CAVING ITINERARY:

DAY 1- JUNE 2, 2017 (FRIDAY)8:00 AM – Registration TREXPLORE OFFICE
( Abesamis Store Allen Ave. Catbalogan City)
9:00 AM – Arrival of participants
11:00 AM – Orientation 12TH Jiabong Caving Exploration
12:00 NN – Lunch Time
1:00 PM – Departure to Brgy. Tagbayaon Jiabong,Samar
* Jeepney Ride
1:30 PM – Arrive H-way Entrance to Brgy. Tagbayaon
* 3 Minutes Motorbike ride to Brgy. Tagbayaon
1:40 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
4:00 PM – Start caving Part of Lobo cave
4:30 PM – Exit Lobo cave
* swimming underground river
* Go to Exit Panaghoyan cave
5:00 PM – Start Caving Panaghoyan Cave
* Snake Room * Swimming * Crawling * River Trekking
6:00 PM – Arrive Panaghoyan secret chamber
* Numerous Stalactites & Stalagmites * Straw Formation
6:30 PM – Arrive Entrance Panaghoyan Cave
* Bathing
7:00 PM – Trekking back to Lobo campsite
7:30 PM – Arrive Lobo campsite
– Preaparing for Dinner – Change clothing for sleeping
8:00 PM – Dinner time CHOW!CHOW!
8:00 PM – Social Story telling ! Dancing ! Singing !
9:00 PM – Sleeeeep zzzzzzzzz….
DAY 2 – JUNE 3, 2017 (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
* Grand Canyon Chamber
8:30 AM – Arrive Diamond Passage 3 meter vertical decent
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
– Wash Up
12:00 nn Lunch time Campsite
– Relaxing – Sleep
2:00 PM – Explore 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
7:00 PM – Arrive Lobo Campsite
*Preparation for dinner / Change clothing for sleeping
8:00 PM – Dinner
9:00 PM – Socials / Story telling / Dancing / Singing
10: 00 PM – sleeep zzzzzzzzz
DAY 3 – JUNE 4, 2017 (SUNDAY)

7:00 AM – Wake up call
8:00 AM – Breakfast
9:00 PM – Break the camp
9:30 AM – Trekking to Panaghoyan River
10:00 AM- Arrive Panaghoyan River
Boat ride to Jiabong proper
* boating tingob river * sightseeing * bird watching
10:30 AM – Arrive Jiabong bridge (JIABONG PROPER)
– Jeepney ride the Catbalogan City
11:AM – Arrive Catbalogan,Samar TREXPLORE HOUSE
12:00 NN – Lunch Time at TREXPLORE OFFICE
1:00 PM Distribution of T-shirt and Certificate
2:00 PM – End of 12TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION 2017
* Bon Voyage * Home Sweet Home

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