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Have you ever wondered the feeling of defying the gravity while gliding in the air through the help of the power of the wind? Go to Carmona, Cavite and try paragliding. Cavite is aiming to be the sports capital of the Philippines. While the province is also offering sport activities through Nuvali, paragliding is one of the, if not the most extreme sports you’ll have in Cavite.
How To Get There:
The paragliding take off site is at the Carmona Ridge. It is better to communicate and to arrange the tandem paragliding session directly with Sir Buko Raymundo, an airsport specialist (highest ranked Filipino in the Paragliding Accuracy) and president of Philippine Paragliding and Hang Gliding Association through his number +63917 8167820. Since the sport is relying on winds, Carmona, Cavite offers paragliding from February to April only.
How Did I Get There:
I previously contacted Sir Buko for our session but I wasn’t able to go to Carmona Ridge via public transportation. That’s why, when PH First offered their first paragliding trip, I grabbed the second chance. The published rate of PPHGA is PhP 3,500. PHFirst offers a transportation inclusive tour package for PhP 3,600. Well, it’s like I just paid extra for a taxi from Metro Manila to Cavite roundtrip. Plus, the owners of the agency are also cool.
The experience is so much fun and fulfilling. (Video upload is up next.) The glide is pure luck because the wind controls the fun of the tandem. I am fortunate enough to stay in the air for at least seven minutes. Some participants would go higher and stay longer than that. But there are also cases, that the tandem won’t get as high as the first jump and end up taking an emergency landing in less than a minute or two.