Naga City in Bicol is one of the most exotic destinations that you should include on your bucket list. While the city offers numerous church hopping destinations, you can also go for ATV adventure to Malabsay Falls. Ride and experience adventure and thrill along with the mesmerizing smell of the wet soil while enjoying the birds eye view of Naga City.
I just love ATV (photo courtesy of John Marx)
ATV Adventure in Mount Isarog National Park
The city is taking steps to promote tourism by organizing nature trips, and adventure rides on ATV to the majestic Malabsay Falls. There are numerous contractors and trip advisers working close with the government on making the ATV ride enthralling and rejuvenating.
ATV Test Drive
ATV To Malabsay Falls
Tourists can get numerous ATV to Malabsay Falls rides in Naga city in a set time period, in mostly two shifts if you are in a group of more than 6. Our ATV Ride was pre-arranged by Bigg’s Diner as part of our “Around Bicol in 30 Plates” Food and Adventure Trip.
ATV Safety Instructions (photo courtesy of Chyng Reyes)
While Naga city offers different destination adventure packages to riders, the best one is definitely the ATV Ride to the Malabsay falls where had to cruise through the length of mini jungle, enjoying the scenery and then go for swimming in the falls at the Mt. Isarog National Park.
Pinoy Travel Bloggers in Mount Isarog National Park (photo courtesy of Chyng Reyes)
The Malabsay Falls and the Panicuason Hot Springs are close to each other and our tour includes both destinations for maximum adventure and fun. Before our ATV ride, we had a trial drive test, where they taught us safety driving techniques and for us to get used to all terrain vehicles (ATV).
ATV Ride back to Panicuason Hot Springs
From there, we are escorted to the national park which is roughly almost half an hour’s drive from entrance of the Panicuason Hot Springs. The main thrill and adventure starts when we entered the muddy and rocky trails of the Mt. Isarog national park. The twenty kilometers route to Malabsay falls goes through off road trails providing a picturesque view of coconut plantations rice farms and corn fields. The trail also enthralls it’s riders to incredibly beautiful views of the Mt. Isarog as well as the Naga-east highlands.
River in Malabsay Falls
While cruising through the National park, we were instructed to keep the environment litter free to help the government in keeping the place clean and green. From the entrance of the falls one has to cruise a short, approximately 10 to 20 minutes of hike down to reach the foot of the falls.
Malabsay Falls in Naga City
Needless to say, the whole trip looks worth all the efforts to get just one chance of swimming in the crystal clear refreshing waters of the falls.
Travel Bloggers in Malabsay Falls
The water at the foot of the falls is so chilling and refreshing that one can get rejuvenated just with a skinny dip in the waters. Locals here, keep their beverages of refreshment like packaged drinking water and soft drinks inside the water, to keep them cold.
Melo Villareal in Malabsay Falls
Adventurous locals usually climb a small cliff of about 20 feet to be used as diving platform and then jump into the waters and splash off all the tiredness and dirt.
This ATV ride certainly made our trip to Naga more Fun and memorable.
Want to have an ATV Ride in Naga City?
- ATV Ride Naga is located at Crossroad Shell Station, Magsaysay Avenue in Naga City. You can call (054) 4722215. Mobile: 0919-5821236. for reservations.
- Tour Package Includes: 1 unit of ATV/person, full tank of gas, trail guide, safety helmet and environmental fees.
- Naga Excursions. Facebook page: Naga Excursions. Website: www.nagax.com.
How to get to Naga City:
Airlines: Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways
Amihan Bus Lines: Pasay-Naga –
Isarog Bus (lazy boy): Cubao-Naga – 482-1600 / 381-0840 / 727-8194 / 0917-8894713
Penafrancia Lines: Cubao-Naga – 466-1471 / 0917-5204895 / 0917-5204893
Philtranco: Pasay-Naga; Cubao-Naga – (02) 386 7166
RSL Bus Lines: Cubao-Naga (02-9145048) (02-3810840) (02-9137127)