Trekking and Ziplining Photo Journal: Camp Sabros

It took me over three years to finally follow-through with my plan to visit Camp Sabros. I first learned about the place back when it still purportedly had the longest zip line in the country. Thanks to our friend Chariz’ urging, we finally scheduled the long-planned trip last Sunday. It was amazing, fun, and worth all the hours spent on the long road to reach it.

Waiting for the rest of the group at Ecoland Terminal, Davao City
Waiting for the rest of the group at Ecoland Terminal, Davao City
The trip from Davao to Digos City New Terminal took roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes. From there, we proceeded to the Old Terminal where vans going to Kapatagan are stationed.
The trip from Davao to Digos City New Terminal took roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes. From there, we proceeded to the Old Terminal where vans going to Kapatagan are stationed.
The Road Less Traveled. We waited a bit inside the next van leaving for Kapatagan. Unfortunately, it seemed like we had a long wait ahead of us since it’s customary for a driver not leave until the van is full. We decided to leave by habal-habal instead because it’s already nearing noon and we were worried that it might rain later in the afternoon. (photo credit: Chariz Planos)
The Road Less Traveled. We waited a bit inside the next van leaving for Kapatagan. Unfortunately, it seemed like we had a long wait ahead of us since it’s customary for a driver not leave until the van is full. We decided to leave by habal-habal instead because it’s already nearing noon and we were worried that it might rain later in the afternoon. (photo credit: Chariz Planos)
The trip from Digos to Kapatagan took approximately 45 minutes. We decided to walk the rest of the way up to Camp Sabros. We saw this docile horse quietly waiting at the side of a narrow dirt road on our way up. The walk would probably take around 10-15 minutes, but it took us more than that. We got distracted taking photos of the scenic view along the route.
The trip from Digos to Kapatagan took approximately 45 minutes. We decided to walk the rest of the way up to Camp Sabros. We saw this docile horse quietly waiting at the side of a narrow dirt road on our way up. The walk would probably take around 10-15 minutes, but it took us more than that. We got distracted taking photos of the scenic view along the route.
This view’s just one of the many things to see and appreciate during the uphill trek.
This view’s just one of the many things to see and appreciate during the uphill trek.
Somewhere near our destination. This house has a nice view of the valley and mountains around it.
Somewhere near our destination. This house has a nice view of the valley and mountains around it.
The road approaching Camp Sabros
The road approaching Camp Sabros
At the “entrance” (photo credit: Chariz Planos)
At the “entrance” (photo credit: Chariz Planos)
A small cabin in the camp.
A small cabin in the camp.
View from the long dining table as we waited for our lunch.
View from the long dining table as we waited for our lunch.
A cottage with a breathtaking view.
A cottage with a breathtaking view.
Sunny, but cold and very windy. A zip line waits, visible from where we stand, seemingly promising those who would dare with an unbelievable view of the treetops below.
Sunny, but cold and very windy. A zip line waits, visible from where we stand, seemingly promising those who would dare with an unbelievable view of the treetops below.
My friends launching off from the 380m tandem ride platform.
My friends launching off from the 380m tandem ride platform.
Soon after we arrived across the 380m breadth covered by the tandem ride.
Soon after we arrived across the 380m breadth covered by the tandem ride.
Another narrow dirt road leading to the 400m and 800m solo ride platforms.
Another narrow dirt road leading to the 400m and 800m solo ride platforms.
View from the 820m solo ride platform. The strong winds made the long ride even more exhilarating.
View from the 820m solo ride platform. The strong winds made the long ride even more exhilarating.
820m solo
820m solo
At the “arrival” platform of the 820m solo ride
At the “arrival” platform of the 820m solo ride
View on our trek back going down to the main road.
View on our trek back going down to the main road.

A few days before our trip, someone suggested to my friend that we should visit an adventure park in another town instead. S/he said that there’s not much to do in Camp Sabros apart from the short trek and ziplining. I checked that other place and it  indeed looks promising. The only downside for us then was the travel time. It would take us roughly five to six hours to get there. Since we only have time for a day trip, we decided to stick with Camp Sabros.

Looking back, the trip was well worth the wait. It’s that type of place where I’d never get bored for lack of anything to do. As things wind down after the rush of the trek and ziplining, soaking in the scenic view will never grow old. I believe that it’s always a gift to be in the midst of such beauty so rarely seen, if at all, away from the mountains.

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  • Bus to Digos City (New Terminal) – Php60.00-Php80.00 each (One way)
  • Tricycle from Digos City New Terminal to Old Terminal – Php10.00 each
  • Van to Kapatagan – Php100.00 each (We skipped this since we opted for the habal-habal)
  • Habal-habal – Php300.00/habal-habal (One way. Each can fit 3-4 apart from the driver. We decided to go by pairs so we paid Php150.00 each)
  • Camp Sabros All-Rides Package – Php550.00 (inclusive of 380m tandem ride, cable lift ride, 400m solo ride, 820m solo ride)
  • Lunch – Php90.00
  • Experience – Priceless ^^

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