Known to Filipinos across the country as “The City of Golden Friendship,” Cagayan de Oro (often referred to as just CDO) proves that the people of the Philippines can actually be even happier than they usually are. More than its warm and welcoming people, the many different activities done on CDO tours showcase the beautiful landscapes and natural wonders of the Philippines. From exhilarating whitewater rafting trips to exploring century-old caves and other eco-adventures, you will never find yourself wondering what to do in CDO.

The Rush of the River

Perhaps the most famous of all CDO activities is whitewater rafting. The rapids of the Cagayan de Oro River are some of the most exhilarating not only in the Philippines, but in all of Southeast Asia as well. It does not matter whether you are doing it for the first time or are an experienced enthusiast who has seen what the rest of the world has to offer—the rapids of the CDO River are thrilling and promise an incomparable experience that will have you wanting to go it all over again.

Exploring the Land of Natural Wonders

Adventures abound in all of Cagayan de Oro, and whitewater rafting is just the beginning. There are more thrills to be had and many of them are found in the Macahambus Adventure Park. This sprawling natural getaway should be part of your CDO tour if you want to do things like rappelling, ziplining, and spelunking.

Attractions at the Macahambus Adventure Park include one of the longest ziplines in all of the Philippines that will have you soaring through some of the most beautiful canopies in Southeast Asia. For a complete adventure, you could start atop the hill and make your way down to Macahambus Gorge and go rafting from there. Another major attraction found within the reserve is the scenic Macahambus Cave. Making your way through will be relatively easy, as you will enter through one end and make your way out another.

Fun for All

Of course, there is so much more to CDO tours than encounters with nature and activities involving the same. You can also get a dose of culture by visiting the Museo de Oro. CDO is the gateway to Mindanao, the third major island group of the Philippine archipelago, and the least travelled because of misunderstandings further down south. Get acquainted with Northern Mindanao and discover why the land and its people deserve so much more than the attention they get now.

Cagayan de Oro is where you will find adventures that go beyond the usual. Let Travease help you figure out what to do in CDO and take you places you’ve never been.