“Take a quiet walk with Mother Nature, it will nurture your mind, body and soul.”- Anthony Douglas Williams
Masungi is a place where you can hear the hum of the wind and witness relaxing scenic views of forests and mountains. Located in the middle of Tanay and Baras, in Rizal Province. The place is only an hour (or two – depending on traffic), away from busy cities of Manila.
From 90’s illegal logging and mining activities, it was conserved and reforested to a lovely landscape and an Instagram-worthy backdrop. By this, Masungi Georeserve gains the attention of the tourists and gallivant people like us. The management of Masungi Georeserve decided to open the place to public last December 2015.
Since then, the place became a hotspot for those people who love to travel and at the same time want to reconnect with nature. Due to the strategic location, Masungi Georeserve is now becoming the recourse of those “weekend warriors” – people who cannot afford of long vacation leaves but still engaging themselves on travelling.
With a worthy 4-hours trek in total, guests can go through the area and come up close with the nature. The trail is a combination of rock climbing, rope climbing, and some bridge crossing, which looks easy at first. Masungi Georeserve’s giant hammock, known as “Duyan”, constructed in ropes, is considered as the primary attractions of the conserved area. Masungi Georeserve also have its own “Tatay” and “Nanay” – the two tallest peaks in the area. “Sapot”, another main attraction of the conserved area, is a spider-web-like platform on top of a peak, which offers great view of the wonderful creations of God. Other attractions are “Ditse”, “Patak” – the cable-like air house, “Yungib ni Ruben” – one of Masungi Georeserve’s cave formation, and “Liwasan”.
The travel going to Masungi is as easy as “A-B-C”, however, since there are a lot of people wanting to experience Masungi, reservations will be quite difficult. Private group bookings are required which you can check the availability on this link. You can experience its serene surroundings for P1500/person on weekdays and P1800/person on weekends and holidays, for groups of 7-14 persons. We recommend you to reserve the earliest slot to witness breathtaking sunrise and avoid too much heat.