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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Datu Sicao Falls - Tamayong Calinan, Davao City

Datu Sicao Falls is located at Datu Sicao, Purok 6, Tamayong, Calinan, Davao City. Datu Sicao Falls is often visited during holy week. Some mountaineers considered it as a minor climb and a perfect start to those who want to try out before joining major climb.

The trek is very easy. You need to have great endurance to be able to reach the falls. But first you must stop at Lantaw Apo where you need to be registered. They do this so that they will have record of people who enter that place. Start again trekking and you will experience hours of mountain climbing and an hour of river treaking while at the end a cold and lots of beautiful falls is waiting for you to enjoy.

How To Get There:

Take a taxi ride to Bangkerohan Terminal for Calinan and then take a bus ride. Tell the "kondoktor" to drop you off at the Buyzone Store, Calinan. When you are there, talk to someone and ask where is the terminal going to Tamayong Purok 6, it is at about 100 meters from the point you where drop off.

Take a ride, it is usually a jeep, and then drop off at the Tamayong Purok 6. When you are there, register to their barangay and then start climbing. Just follow the trail going to Datu Sicao area. When you reach Datu Sicao area, usually climbers rest there for the night and then go to the Sicao falls early the next morning.

Purok 6 to Datu Sicao area usually takes at about 5 hours of climbing and then Datu Sicao camping area to Sicao falls at about 3 hours (1.5 hours of it is river treaking).


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