Fresh from my Banaue-Batad-Bontoc-Sagada-Baguio road trip, I found myself with nothing to do–and nowhere to go–on National Day of Valor, a public holiday on April 9.
Thus, when an opportunity for a day trek to a place I have never been to yet presented itself, I was out the door in a flash!
And I am glad I did not think twice about going…
The 45-minute trek to Ambon-ambon Falls commenced as we cleared past this hanging bridge.
This rickety bamboo bridge is the only means to cross the dangerous rapids… Nah! This flimsy structure wouldn’t have supported our combined weight. We waded through the cold knee-deep water, instead.
After about 10 minutes of leisurely ‘walking’, we reached Malagaslas Falls. But this wasn’t our destination…
… so, on to more walking… and wading.
The last leg of the trail led us to this beautiful gorge.
Finally, our prize: Ambon-ambon Falls!
At about 60 meters high, Ambon-ambon Falls is a rare beauty.
Not to be confused with two other “Ambon-ambon” Falls–one in Pangil, Laguna and the other in Bagac, Bataan–this one in Laurel, Batangas is two-tiered.