Inside the Guerilla’s Hideout – Bayukbok Cave, San Miguel, Bulacan

Back in the days of the revolutionary era, Bayukbok Cave was said to be one of the hideouts of Filipino Guerillas, taking shelter inside the dark and narrow chambers of the cave. Located inside the Biak-na-Bato National Park in San Miguel Bulacan, the cave is composed of 8 interconnected chambers wherein you have to squeeze yourself in, to pass through each one of it.

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From hiking the foot of a hill, rappeling into narrow openings, climbing boulders, squeezing yourself into ravines, crawling on tight spaces. Bayukbok has it all, making your experience a one of a kind.

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You will be rewarded with a great satisfaction upon seeing stalactites and stalagmites protruding from the cave, some of different shapes and sizes, while some of different sounds.

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The cave can be finished in an hour and thirty minutes depending on your pace since the trail is established.

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Itinerary and Expenses
Mt. Manalmon + Bayukbok Cave
Dayhike

0600 – ETD Baliwag Transit, take Cabanatuan-bound bus (115php/pax)
0745 – ETA Brgy. Kamias, San Miguel, take tricycle to jump-off (80php/pax)
0815 – Arrive at jump-off, register and secure guide ( Reg. Fee: 5php/pax, Guide Fee: 300php/Manalmon + 300php/Bayukbok) 205php/pax (group of 3pax)
0900 – Start trek
1030 – ETA summit of Mt. Manalmon, take pictures
1100 – Start descent
1130 – Rest at Madlum River
1230 – ETA Jump-off
1330 – Explore Bayukbok Caves
1530 – Back at the Jump-off, Tidy up (Bathroom: 15php/pax)
1620 – Take tricycle back to the highway (80php/pax)
1700 – ETA Highway
1715 – Take bus back to Manila (115php/pax)

Estimated Budget
Transportation: 390php/pax
Guides and Fees: 205php/pax + 15php/pax (Bath Fee)
Food: 200php

Total Damage: 810php – 1000php safe budget

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

Go, Carve that Niche,

Rex

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