Adventures and Sports
When The River Is Swollen, It’s the Best Time to Go White Water Rafting!
Ida Damo | Jul 09, 2018
When you say white water rafting, think of two cities: CDO and DVO.
Cagayan de Oro (CDO) and Davao’s (DVO) rivers have survived the tests of time through floods and other calamities that affect its flow. When it is calm, it gives life to greens and other water living creatures. When it is swollen, it destroys everything in its path. But it is this raging characteristic that makes the rivers a more challenging white water rafting course.
Cagayan de Oro’s course runs over 48 kilometers over 59 rapids. There may be breaks of calm water every now and then, but you hurdle each bumpy rapid.
Davao River’s path will last for 5 hours over rapids that resemble the swirling motion of a washing machine.
On both rivers, as the water rages, you must work with your team to paddle hard, look out for each other, and follow whatever your river guide tells you to do. You have been briefed, equipped, and guided along the way no matter how murky the river has become.
When you see the rafters raise their paddles for a high five, the team has survived a nasty rapid. So it is with life--- You give yourself a break after trials. You know you can get through it and pull through so you have moments of calm. It is not all rough waters.
On the river, turbulence is a given. So whether you go with the flow or rage with it, the river remains the same in giving you the challenges. It has been you who has been changed because you have learned to conquer your fear, work with a team, savor victories and relish the fun when you survive a challenge.
So go! Take on the white water rafting challenge!
In Cagayan de Oro, contact Team CDO Bugsay White Water Rafting at 0917-328-4729 PMV Pads, Everlasting St., Ilaya, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.
In Davao City, contact Davao Wild Water Adventure at (082) 221-7823/0920-954-6898/0920-954-6897 Davao Crocodile Park Complex, Diversion Road, Davao City, Philippines.
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