River Tours

River Tours

Experience fun and exciting river adventures around the Philippines with these river tubing and rafting tours. Plunge into the cold waters of Malumpati, or go on an adrenaline-pumping tube ride in the river of Nagtipunan.

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Frequently asked questions

Where are the best river tours in the Philippines?

As an archipelago, there are hundreds of rivers in the Philippines that you can explore. Cagayan de Oro is famous for its whitewater rafting tours. One of Bohol’s main highlights is the Loboc River where you can do a lunch buffet cruise or do SUP tours. Go to Antique for river tubing and rafting adventures. You can plunge in the Malumpati Cold Spring and float freely in the scenic Bugang River in Pandan or explore further south to be amused by Bugtong Bato River in Tibiao. Nagtipunan in Quirino is an uncrowded tourist spot for river tubing

When is the best time to go on a river tour?

It’s best to try river adventures during the dry season, from December to May, to avoid unexpected rain. You can check travel guides on each Philippine destination for more information on each area’s climate and weather.

Are there river tours during rainy or bad weather?

It depends on the weather signal level announced by the local government and on tour operator’s assessment. River tours are usually cancelled if the river currents are too strong.

What do I need to bring for the river tours?

Since going on river adventures guarantee getting wet, we recommend you only pack minimal personal belongings and extra set of clothes kept dry in a waterproof bag. Equipment necessary for the river activities will be provided during the tour.

What should I wear for the river tours?

It’s recommended that you wear comfortable swimwear top (athletic shirts or rash guards) and dri-fit shorts or leggings to keep you covered throughout the river tubing and rafting activities.

Are there food and drinks included in the tour?

Most full-day tours include food and drinks, but make sure to verify through each tour’s detailed itinerary.

What other water activities can be done in river tours?

If you’re not up for adrenaline-pumping tubing and rafting activities, you can still enjoy swimming or visit a nearby waterfalls.

Are there available restrooms in the boat?

It depends on the size of the boat. Most bigger capacity boats have built-in restrooms. If you’re traveling with a smaller boat, you don’t have to worry as well since the destinations usually have local establishments that offer the use of their restrooms to tourists.

Can kids join a river tour?

Yes, kids can join some of the river tours given parental consent and guidance but be sure to confirm with your tour operator if they can join every activity included in the tour.

Are river tours safe?

Relaxing river tours like boat cruises are generally safe while extreme river tours like tubing and rafting can be dangerous and are for adults only. Make sure that you only book with tour operators of river adventures that have permits and accreditation from the Department of Tourism of the Philippines. The tour guides will also do an orientation for activities to ensure your safety.

Can I join river tours even if I don't know how to swim?

Yes! No need to be a swimmer since you’ll be provided with a life vest and all necessary tools to keep you safe during river tours.