Just in case you are scheming to take your family to a vacation in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, make sure you devote one day in white water rafting. Outdoor thrill at its finest, nothing beats to the feeling of having conquered the 23 rapids of the mighty Cagayan de Oro River, a water network that snakes its way in 90 kilometer stretch from the mountains of Bukidnon.
The rafting is a 12.3 kilometer experience, starting from the boundary between Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon. The intensity of the routes depends on the levels of the rapids, ranging from Levels I to IV, with IV being the ceiling of manageable rapids. So far, every person who conquered the river has nothing but good memories of the 6-hour ride.
While still a recreational activity, talks of having a whitewater rafting tournament here at Cagayan de Oro are heard to be in the works. Pretty much, if everything turns out all right, white water rafting will soon become Cagayan de Oro’s premiere outdoor sport.