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The Captivating Capisaan Caves

The Captivating Capisaan Caves

I have been to a number of caves in the past. I checked out Hoyop-Hoyopan cave in Albay as well as explored Sagada’s famed Sumaguing Cave. But so far, none has matched the intricate beauty of Nueva Vizcaya’s very own Capisaan Caves.

My hands were clammy and I felt a little nervous on our way to Kasibu where Capisaan Caves are located. It has been a few years from the last time I did caving. I remember that cold feeling of dread enveloping me the last time I entered a dark abyss. But excitement quickly replaced that feeling upon finally seeing the beauty being held by the mountains. It was a beautiful secret slowly gaining a much deserved praise and popularity.

Capisaan Caves is considered to be the 5th longest cave system in the country and is about 4.2 kilometers. I am no geologist, but the cave’s formations are diverse. There’s no dull corner. Each turn and every corner has something for your eyes to behold. It is definitely a cave-lover’s paradise. I am highly recommending it as an option to other caving destinations. It’s gorgeous, I promise. 🙂

Resting for a bit!
The Capisaan Cave trek is non-technical.
Unless advised and allowed by your guide, kindly refrain from touching the cave interiors.

Before entering the caves, visitors will need to register at the Capisaan Caves Tourist Center. Local guides will brief you on the Do’s and Dont’s. There is also a short video presentation.

Simply awesome!

What to Wear

Cover or Trek pants, cotton or quick dry shirts and sweat shirts; rubber shoes or footwear with a good grip, boots with thick socks.

What to Bring

  • Powerful, lightweight and water-resistant headlights or flashlights
  • Protective helmet/hard hat (available for rent onsite)
  • First aid kit
  • Extra clothing
  • Packed food/Drinking water

Fees (Transportation)

Public Utility Jeep – Php 100/head/way (Solano – Capisaan, Kasibu)
Public Utility Van – Php 50/head (Bambang- Poblacion, Kasibu)
Jeep/Van Rental – May be arranged at the terminal. (At F1 Gasoline Station, Brgy. Quirino, Kasibu or at Bambang Public Market, Kasibu Terminal)

How detailed. Nature truly knows how to enthrall us.
Scultped by nature. Please be mindful when you enter the caves as it is home to other beings.

Fees (Caving)

Guide (1 guide for 5 persons) – Php 150 per head (half-way) / Php 250 per head (through & through). Fees inclusive of entrance fee, headlamp and helmet.
Shoes – Php 10
Life Vest – Php 10

Since the location of Capisaan Caves is far from the capital, I highly recommend booking a tour beforehand with a local DOT-accredited travel agency for logistics and ease of travel. If you are coming in a group, you can divide the expenses amongst yourselves.

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Do you see the Jelly Fish?

You are beautiful
Here inside my heart
I knew that mine always beats for you
Even if we met just one time

It seems that I’ve always known
That this is where I will go
If silence is where we can only meet
Then I shall make it my own

How about the Mammoth?

I walked your footprints
And breathed your air
How come you made me feel like this
All mushy and aware

I was nervous
But I found safety in your darkness
I felt safe
Because you are a haven
Where angels walked on earth

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