Bukidnon - Hiking and Waterfalls Hopping at The Center for Ecological Development and Recreation (CEDAR)

After the street dancing and ground performances of the tribes at the Kaamulan Festival 2013, we had lunch and then proceeded to "The Center for Ecological Development and Recreation (CEDAR)" located in Impalutao, in the town of Impasug-ong. I'm clueless as to what to see there; my friends just told me that there would be hiking and waterfalls. So we go... From Malaybalay City, we hired a multicab that brought us to CEDAR.

The Center for Ecological Development and Recreation is a reforestation project developed and managed by the Local Government Unit of Impasug-ong and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Upon arriving at the center, we registered and paid the entrance fee of 10 pesos each.

There are 3 waterfalls at the center, Gantungan Falls which is 720 meters away from the entrance; Natigbasan Falls which is 780 meters away and Dila Falls which is 960 meters away.

Trekking to the waterfalls was not a problem. Since some of my friends have been here before, we just followed them and reached one waterfalls to another.

Gantungan Falls

Upper stream of Gantungan Falls

Me, trying to get near the falls


To the next waterfalls...

Natigbasan Falls

On our way to the next waterfalls

Finally reaching Dila Falls

Me @ Dila Falls

Tupe, Me, Glen, Dennis and Earl

Certainly, CEDAR is an eco-tourism center filled with awesome natural wonders and breathtaking man-made sights. I enjoyed this quick, fun and refreshing side-trip with my blogger-friends.

Earl, Doc Remo, Dennis, Glen, Me and Tupe (Nath taking the photo)


Via Davao City: Take a bus bound for Cagayan de Oro City at Ecoland Integrated Bus Terminal, buses leave almost every hour. Travel time is 4-5 hours and fare is around 320 pesos (air-conditioned).

Via Cagayan de Oro City: Take bus bound for Valencia or Davao City at Agora Bus Terminal. The bus passes by Malaybalay City. Travel time is around 2-3 hours and fare is 135.00 pesos.

From Malaybalay City, you could take a bus bound for Cagayan de Oro which passes by the town of Impasug-ong. Just tell the driver to drop you at CEDAR in Barangay Impalutao. Travel time is around 30-40 minutes and fare is 20 pesos. Alternatively, you could rent a multicab from the City Center, we got it for 600 pesos, back and forth including the waiting time.

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  1. Beautiful place! If I have a chance to travel around the Philippines, Bukidnon would be the first one to visit.

  2. salamat sa mahiwagang green tsinelas na yan at nakasama ako sa inyo sa water falls hopping..hahaha

  3. sana makasama ako minsan sa mga travel mo hehe!

  4. May madali lang po ba mapuntahan ang falls pag first time pumunta? o my tour guide po? Thanks..


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