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Tinipak River, more popularly called and passed by word of mouth by the tourists as Daraitan River, is regarded as the cleanest river in the Southern Tagalog Region in Luzon. The wide white wall of limestone and large boulders and rock installations at the end of the river trek plus the calming sound of the jade river are worth the sweat. There’s even a cave nearby that you can explore given the tide is low and rapids aren’t that strong.
How To Get There:
From Shaw Boulevard, take the van bound to Tanay, Rizal that stops at the public market of Tanay. Hire a tricycle going to Brgy. Daraitan. Before reaching to the other side where the barangay proper is, you will take a raft. Ride another tricycle. Register to the visitors center.
How Did I Get There:
I joined my fellow tour organizers, Jez and Box of Just Go, as a participant. For only PhP850, the dayhike open-trip fee includes roundtrip transfers, registration and guide fees, lunch and awesome photo and video coverage of Box, an indie filmmaker. Oha! But I got mine for free.
As an adventure and thrill seeker, I enjoyed the trek in the river banks and at certain heights we even hike along the feet of the mountain. I was really amazed by the great wall. It’s like the pearl white version of the Grand Canyon. We felt closer with the nature that I even fell asleep as it cradles me. We weren’t able to do spelunking and swimming near the Great White Wall because of the high tide and strong water current but we got our chance to take dip into the cold waters of Tinipak River later somewhere in the flat river bed.