About Dao Canyoneering
Dao canyoneering is a new thrilling rappelling adventure located in the famous Dao Waterfalls South of Cebu, which opened just in April 2020. Take advantage of this unique, challenging adventure and our professional guides are committed to providing a deeply rewarding & enriching waterfall experience for our guests, each and every time! We focus on small group sizes to ensure a one-of-a-kind experience.
Dao Waterfalls is the perfect place to start your canyoneering adventure. After the safety briefing, we enter the gorge above the falls in classic canyoneering style by jumping and rappelling straight down 30 meters to Dao Falls! From there we follow the stream going down with a couple more rappells. We love to help our guests push their personal limits while having a fantastic time!
Tour Duration // 3-4h (2-3 hrs in the canyon)
Difficulty // Easy to Moderate
Number of Rappels // 7 (100′ / 30m highest)
What is Included // Canyoning equipment, professional guides, beverages, snacks, edited highlights movies, and photos
What to Bring // Swimsuit, dry clothes to change, plastic bag, towel
Minimum Age // 14
Swimming ability is not required
Canyoneering is an adventure sport that combines multiple outdoor adventures traversing a canyon or gorge by combining hiking, jumping, sliding, climbing, swimming, and/or rappelling.
Like any other adventure sport, canyoneering involves an element of risk especially when ropes are involved. To control it, we have professional experienced guides and UIAA-certified safety equipment. All clients are obliged to strictly follow the instructions of our guides.
Being able to swim is desirable, but not required. You will be equipped with life jackets.
A minimum of two people is required to guarantee a trip. The maximum group size is 9 guests. We can accommodate bigger groups – please call us if you would like to discuss a group booking.
Experience in canyoneering is unnecessary, but you need to be confident with heights. If you have an intense fear of heights this is not the trip for you. Guides will give you a demonstration and safety briefing prior to the start. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
You must be physically fit to participate in the tour. Though there is no specific weight limit, participants must fit into a climbing harness with a waist measurement between 20-47″ (53-120 cm) and a leg measurement between 14-29″(35-75 cm).
You cannot participate if you have an existing medical condition that could require urgent care (such as significant heart problems or seizure disorders).
If you need any fast-acting medications such as epi-pen, diabetic glucose, or an asthma inhaler it is imperative that you bring them along on your trip and inform your guides.
You cannot participate if you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any medication that could impair you in any way.
Trips can be scheduled seven days a week year-round. We run two tours a day, at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Prebooking is necessary. While reservations are required in advance to participate on the tour, last-minute reservations are welcome a day or two before the tour. Please see our booking calendar for availability.
- Pair of trainers (or you can rent water shoes from us)
- Rashguard if you get cold quickly (water temperature is about 24-25 degree Celsius)
Towel and dry clothes to change after the tour
Strap for glasses/sunglasses
Special dietary/food snacks
- The medication you would normally carry on you (eg. Ventolin, Antihistamines, Insulin)
Dao Canyoneering trips are made come rain or shine, 7 days a week, all year round. You can reschedule the date or time of your tour (or add or remove guests) within 24 hours of booking, and up to 72 hours before the tour is scheduled to start. Full refunds are given if your trip is canceled due to very bad weather. Our guides will make the final “go/no go” decision based on whether or not it’s safe to go in case of a flash flood or other risks. For cancellations by the organizer before the start of the activity, the participant will receive a 100% refund.
Please see our Terms & Conditions for further details.
From Moalboal: Take the public Ceres Bus from the bus stop (going South) about 1 hour ride to the main road where Dao Waterfalls sign is located. From there we have motorcycle transport to take you to our office.
From Cebu City: With the private car or public Ceres Bus from the South bus terminal to the main road where Dao Waterfalls sign is located. From there we have motorcycle transport to take you to our office.