Roadtrip to Bukidnon
Our first day started on our roadtrip to Bukidnon. We left the airport at 6am and arrived in Bukidnon's Del Monte pineapple farm around 7:30am. If you're going to commute, I guess it will take you about 2hrs of travel, but because we avail Kuya Boyet's service (check part 1 of this blog for his car service information - http://adventurousfeet.blogspot.com/2010/11/part1-bukidnon-cdo-iligan-camiguin-trip.html ) we reached it much faster.
|on our way to bukidnon|
Our Bukidnon trip will only be half of the day, the other half would be consumed by our white water rafting in Cagayan De Oro City. Our first plan is to try ultralight flying plane gecko then on to Dahilayan for zipline adventures. But the question is, did our plans succeed?
Del Monte Pineapple Farm
I am so proud to know that Del Monte's pineapple farm in Bukidnon, is the largest pineapple farm in the whole world. With thousand of hectares of land , it occupies a large percentage of Bukidnon, ("bukid" means mountain in Mindanao). The actual design of farm is created manually by farmers long time ago. Yes, everything is made by hands.
Upon reaching the runway at the heart of pineapple farm, there are few persons currently in queue for the adventure so we just enjoyed taking pictures around.The Flying Experience
One of the best experience i had is actually here in Bukidnon! When i first saw this in the net, I asked myself, can I really survived this adventure?!
A low powered ultralight plane or what they called Flying Gecko will let you fly up into the air for 15minutes. It is owned by Carl Frias, a Filipino retired from the U.S., bought this plane, lived here in Bukidnon, and flew it as a hobby. The story was, he is flying, and everybody wants to fly too, people will pay for the gas, and he doesn't mind flying with other people, so why not? He started sharing the experience to some friends and relatives, and luckily, it was opened to public just last year. It is becoming famous nowadays, so he's planning to buy a new one.
Mr. Carl Frias - the pilot
Kuya Jun - Sir Carl's assistance
Camp 3, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon - the location
What's up in the air?
You'll see the whole Del Monte pineapple farm, the falls and a lot more! Check the video too! The plane can only take one passenger at a time.
|Let's go up!|
|fly high bukidnon!|
|amazing pineapple farm!|
|the view up above|
Check this short video of our adventure!
Our Contact Person:
Gina of lamontana tours
Contact Number: +63(920) 960.01.92
Email Address: email@example.com
Php950 per person (rate may change without prior notice)
Includes: 15-minute flight over Manolo Fortich and Libona
|Gina and Boyet|
Flying Gecko's runway is here in the middle of pineapple farm in Camp 3, Manolo Fortich, unfortunately it cannot be reach via commute. You may contact Kuya Boyet for his service as he already knew how to get here or contact Ms. Gina as she also offers transpo service.
|runway at the heart of pineapple farm|
What happened next? We finished the adventure around 10:30am and Dahilayan will take us 30minutes more to reach it so we decided to skip it. We missed the longest zipline in the Philippines, nevertheless, I believe this adventure beats it all in the air. :)TIP: If you're not coming from the airport, go to Bukidnon as early as 6am, flyin gecko starts at 6am so if you're the first one to do it, you still got time for Dahilayan zipline adventure. :)
Next: Our roadtrip back to CDO for our White Water Rafting!
Check These Out!
Part1: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day1 - Landing at Cagayan De Oro City
Part3: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day1 - White Water Rafting in Cagayan De Oro City
Part4: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day1 - D' Morvie Suites and Plaza Divisoria in Cagayan De Oro
Part5: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day2 - Maria Cristina Falls and NPC Nature's Park in Iligan
Part6: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day2 - Lechon, Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House and Tinago Fallls in Iligan City
Part7: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day2 - Timoga Spring Pools in Iligan
Part8: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day3 - Camiguin Transportation and Ferry Schedules
Part9: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day3 - Pabua Cottages and Half Day Camiguin Tour
Part10: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day4 - White Island, and other tours in Camiguin