Sumaguing Cave

Sagada South Rd., Sagada, Mountain Province

Sumaguing Cave
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EJ M.
5.0 Stars

SAGAD ANG GANDA, SAGAD SA SAYA
A Sagada Trip Special

SUMAGUING CAVE
Unlike Lumiang, Sumaguing's trail was a lot easier and safer. Rocks were big and solid enough to trek and climb upon. Ironically, rocks are easier to trek if washed with water because the moss clears up, it don't get slippery.

Sumaguing boasts of different bodies of water inside it. There were streams, small pools and falls. I really loved the place!

Water inside was ice cold but I didn't care and still took a dip! The water was so crystal clear too.

Be careful also with bat poops scattered all around the area.

5 stars for these caves! I will definitely enter these caves again once I go back to Sagada!

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Mico C.
5.0 Stars

That was a fun challenge. Challenging but very doable. How can I say that? Because midway through our tough walk through the cave, as our tour group was struggling to climb back up and slowly plodding through the slipper path, we were passed by a 5 year old Spanish kid and his parents. So active and agile, the kid quickly passed us leisurely, as if he was at some playground gym or something similar. Such a tough way to realize something. Haha Anyway, precaution should still be observed as it could get really difficult to finish going through the whole route. If you have any heart conditions, then you might need to rethink a bit since it would be difficult to get out once you’re in. So you have to enter the cave whole heartedly, and not have any plans to back out.

As we were making our way into the cave, somewhere near the mouth of the cave, I saw the steep and long path which we would follow down deep into the cave. The place was packed! We were like ants lined up to slowly traverse the set route throughout the spelunking experience. Crazy! It took so long because of the volume of people in the cave. The long duration of the trip could lead to tired and sore knees because of all the waiting per segment. Imagine several one-lane streets with a long line of cars coming from opposite directions, hohum.

Water would be constantly dripping down on you guys throughout the spelunking adventure. Unfortunately for me, it wasn’t water which dripped on my cap. It was something excreted by a bat. Haven’t guessed what it is? I really don’t want to spell it out here. Anyway, the cave is home to a lot of bats which would be flying overhead and when nature calls and gravity is there to always help out (oh gravity, how generous of you), these droppings will go straight to the people walking at the bottom of the cave. Science. Haha

There are several areas wherein you have to leave your footwear behind because it would be slippery moving forward. So don’t invest in high-end footwear since majority of the experience will be done barefoot. I was travelling with a bunch of surfer dudes who kept climbing areas which were not part of the path, similar to the passages of the tour guides. DO NOT DO THAT. I was very worried in some parts of the trek wherein I saw them perched in a high place which seemed very risky and dangerous. Anyway, it’s very important to keep safe everyone.

So it was definitely a very nice experience which is worth doing especially if you are a fan of these things. Haha That is all, take care everyone and I hope you enjoy your visit to Sagada.

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Dennis O.
5.0 Stars

Sagada have truely been a tourist destination. A big difference from my 1st visit in 2010. Minsan Cave Minsan Mall. Thats the new tagline of this cave in sagada hahaha.. One of the most popular activity in Sagada is the extreme adventure of cave to cave connection spelunking. Most of the tourist here no longer do the cave to cave they just go down the cave and just climb back up since the cave to cave connection is really dangerous. Not for the weak.

We wake-up very early for this adventure. As early as 7am we were already in samaguing cave getting brief instruction. We were a group of 6 so we got two guide with each carrying a kerosene lamp. The trek into the cave was so fun, scary and amazing all at the same time. There were times when just a single slip and its gameover128128 for you128561. So be sure to bring some good footwear because the rocks are really slippery. I love the adrenaline rush with every stretch of your muscle to reach the next stone. The bending and crawling to the small hole. The best part was the pool of water deep inside the cave. In here you can have dip on the cold water while you can see all the smoke coming out your body. That was so cool!128526

Overall I'll do this again for a 3rd time if given a chance to visit sagada again. Just a tip if possible bring some head lamp and eat before going to the cave since the complete end to end spelunking will take you atleast 4hrs. 128522128076

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Lady J T.
5.0 Stars

We survived. 128514 #020716

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AAA M.
5.0 Stars

If it weren't for the deadly road to this place, batshit, sharp stones and all,I'd do it all again! Truly one of the best and memorable experiences I've had in my life! 128522

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Marjorie G.
5.0 Stars

​Sumaguing Cave also known as the “Big Cave” can be found in Suyo, one of the barangays of Sagada. The cave is best known for its impressive stalactites and stalagmites formations and natural pools. Tourists come here to experience spelunking (the practice of exploring caves). For this adventure we were assisted by two guides, each was carrying lanterns to light our way. It all began with a descent down this rock stairway. Because my body was still sore from the trek to Batad, all sights of stairs made me cringe. So imagine my reaction when I saw this.

The strenuous activity seemed to have stretched our muscles because our body pains became manageable somewhere along the way. See, we even managed to smile genuinely for the camera. Note that we went spelunking with empty stomachs. That was the only frustrating part for me actually, that we didn’t eat breakfast.

You can go swimming in this big pool found in the furthest part of the cave. This is strictly optional, maybe for those who are unafraid to catch hypothermia. The water in this cave is bitterly cold. If you’re curious at how cold it is, take some water from the fridge and then pour it all over yourself. Or… just take my word for it.​

#12Days

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Karla D.
5.0 Stars

Are you an explorer or an adventurous person? Do you like some action or activity that will give you adrenaline rush?

If the answer is yes, and you're planning to go to Sagada, you must try to enter the Sumaguing Cave. This is for the people who would want to try an intense activity and would want to see the beauty of nature inside the cave.

We went there last month and I thought that it'll just be easy for me because I already tried mountain climbing. (Mayabang e. Haha) But when I get there, I realized that a mountain is really different from a cave. A cave is more complicated. The Sumaguing cave has 3 parts.

The first part is the most difficult part because the stones and rock formations were rough. It also has bats in it and because there were bats, there were bat's shits as well. Haha 128517 You may try to avoid those but it'll be difficult for you to go on, so just touch any rocks, it is better to be safe and smelly than sorry right? Haha 128513

The second part has smooth rock formations. And because it was smooth, it was really slippery. Our tour guide, kuya Manuel, instructed us to remove our slippers and sandals. He told us that our feet is better than any other foot wear. And he was correct, it was better for us to remove it. When we was there at the 2nd part of the cave, we saw the different kinds of formations. It was beautiful! It made me thank the lord for creating such things. 128591🏼128522

The third part has water already, our tour guide, kuya Manuel just showed us the entrance of the 3rd part because it is the most difficult part of the cave. It also has the tunnel that connects the Sumaguing cave to Lumiang Cave.

So if you would want to try this caving experience, try Sumaguing! Or if you want more adventure, you may try the cave connection. A caving experience from Sumaguing to Lumiang cave. 128522 Hope you'll have a great experience as well. 9786

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Allen Y.
5.0 Stars

The exit point of the cave connection.

You would know if you're already in Sumaguing cave if the trail is wet. This is the part wherein you have to wade in ankle to hip deep water. The part where it becomes too slippery that you have to remove your sandals/slippers.

If you're doing the short cave tour, this is where you are headed.

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Dan F.
5.0 Stars

Total time spent spelunking: 2 hours
Total cost: 400 per head

This cave is so beautiful I cannot even

The tour guides were very friendly and funny ((:
The water inside the caves is freezing cold and crystal clear, so I couldn't help myself dive in!

There are some strenuous parts in which you need to rely on good ol' arm strength to get you where you need to be. Don't worry, the guides will tell you if you'll be able to do it from the start.

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Berry F.
5.0 Stars

Me, my sister and my hubby went for an extreme adventure when we were in Sagada. We chose the cave connection from Lumiang cave to Sumaguing cave. The trail going inside the 1st cave was so narrow. Good thing my hubby and my sister passed through it. Haha!

Just follow what the guide will tell you. There were dangerous spots in the cave. You have to listen carefully in your cave guide so you can get out of the place alive. Some of the stones were slippery you need to sit down and drag your body using your hands and butts only.

Memorable experience when in Sagada. You should try it also. Make sure you bring your toughest buddy to cheer you up to until the end because going inside this cave is not a joke afterall.

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Jon B.
5.0 Stars

They say that Sagada is the perfect place for broken hearted people, so I went here alone. I stayed 3 days here coz I wanted to forget everything. Since I was so desperate that time, I chose Cave Connection to add some twist on my Sagada soul searching days. It was really extreme! really really extreme.! The route was from Lumiang Cave;the burial place of their ancestors down to the Sumaguing Cave. I saw bats flying around the two of us.My tour guide predicted that Manny would not win the fight over Mayweather because one of his boxing gloves left there.It took 2 hours to reached the Sumaguing Cave to exit.My experienced was awesome. Thanks God I am sexy..haha kasi pag hindi, di ako kasya lalo na sa maliit at makitid na daan.

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Katrina V.
4.0 Stars

Our first activity in our Sagada trip was..guess what? Caving! After a long "buwis-buhay" ride from Manila to Sagada, who would've thought I still have the energy to do this?! haha..must be the beauty of the place. Somehow it kind of recharged my body. 128541

We hiked going to this cave. And although it was already exhausting, I'm glad we did because we were able to see the farmers planting on the photographic terraces and we got to chat with our tour guide about the locals way of life.

When we got to the cave, there were already a lot of tourist going in and out so this made us more excited. Once inside, we were introduce to different rock formations with funny names. The guide will actually tell you the story behind the name. Clue: they name it according to how the shape of the rock looks like.128540

Inside the cave, there were parts where you can swim but we did not bother because it was so cold. No matter how tempting it was since the water was very clear and clean, we did not give in..hehe. There were also parts where you have to crawl in and rappel your way out which was thrilling! You have to be careful though since it's also slippery. Well, we left unbruised so this was pretty much a safe and fun thing to do whenever you're in Sagada.128077

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Aileen M.
5.0 Stars

One of the best experience of my life. Exploring the Sumaguing Cave is a treat for adventurous souls. It is learning how nature works in mysterious ways, not just love. :p Those rock formation inside the cave is a sight to behold! Some of it will also tickle your imagination. So, want to know what I meant? Try spelunking and you're in for aching muscles hahaha! And of course, unforgettable memories. 128521128077

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Jeanne Stephanie E.
5.0 Stars

The biggest cave I've been. First part was icky coz you can here the bats, and there were poops and weewee of the bats on the rocks. Then it was so fun when we reached the middle part. Crystal clear water inside the cave... On the ground, falling from the sides and in different parts of the cave that you would want to swim. There is a part of the cave were the water is waist deep. 2 hours of fun spelunking.

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April H.
5.0 Stars

Roy Lambert T's review made me reminisce about one of our family trips to Sagada several years back...

Of course I remember the magnificence of the rice terraces, the oddity of the hanging coffins, and the seemingly unending winding roads... But by far, my favorite activity was spelunking in the Sumaguing Cave...

My family doesn't shy away from adventure, from the youngest to the senior citizens in the bunch... We entered from the Lumiang caves, greeted by the bats and their guano... We emerged after overcoming all the obstacles, admiring the rock formations, going up the ropes and swimming thru cold waters... It was challenging but really fun!

This was a very unique activity and it is definitely something you have to try when in Sagada!128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻

#LabanManny

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Roy T.
5.0 Stars

The most 'buwis buhay' adventure I have been to, so far, goes to my recent trip to Sagada's famous Sumaguing Cave. We hired tour guides, Kuya Peter and Kuya Jason, to accompany and assist us while inside the cave. i never actually imagined how caving or spelunking would feel like because it was my first time. definitely worth it!!! The humor of our guides was definitely a plus as they explained and joked about a lot of rock formations. It would be unfair for those who are yet planning to visit the cave if I disclose them here.

Basically, there are two caving options -cave connection and normal caving. Cave connection is when people enter from the Lumiang Cave and exit at the Sumaguing Cave. We did the latter which entered and exited Sumaguing.

Really a very memorable trip! 128517128517

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Abby M.
4.0 Stars

Wow. Okay. Going down was not a problem. It has it obstacles, sure - both slippery and slimy - but the rock formations were hilarious (i.e. the royal family (you'll know what i mean when you visit)). It super cold though (we entered past 3pm) but i loved the adventure (sliding down rocks, climbing up ropes, etc).

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Albert T.
5.0 Stars

If we went into and through the Lumiang Burial Cave we would end up in Sumaging Cave. We were not prepared for spelunking so around the mountain we went and entered Sumaging Cave from the other side.

This is another awe inspiring work of nature. A large chapel-like entrance greets visitors. The sun just shines enough light to let moss and ferns in the foot of the cave. I think the cave has its own micro climate and is probably cool all year long.

Another must visit in Sagada!

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Jerome B.
5.0 Stars

A must try at sagada mt.province

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Masaya S.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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