Okay, let me say first that “I’m never a fan of ziplines.” Not that I’m afraid of heights, I actually like to try sky-diving, you can read that on my Bucket List. But then, if its free and you got nothing to do, then I have to try it, right?
Tried it I did at Tierra Alta, Valencia, Negros Oriental! And it was sooooo much fun!
You will see me in complete BLISS if you watch the video.
This is the first time I tried to edit videos from my GoPro HD Hero 2 camera. So, here’s the video I made for you:
This happens once in a blue moon… You will miss a lot if you won’t watch.
Along with me are travel blogger friends: Angel of Lakwatsero, Marky of Nomadic Experiences and Ferdz of IronWulf.net. Jacq and Adrian from Go Hotels tried the ride too. Ivan Henares was with us too but chose to just enjoy the scenic view of Tierra Alta in the mountain foothills of Valencia, Negros Oriental.
So, was my view of ZIPLINES change after this?
I guess not. I will repost my earlier sentiments with ziplines:
As far as I know there are hundreds of zipzones scattered around the archipelago and counting… As if we are a nation addicted to zipline rides or are we trying to make another world record- “The most ziplines in the country.” Hmmmmm….
Last time I checked, we have lots to offer to visitors, we have 7,107 islands ready to be explored offering a wide array of adventure. How about a leisurely mountain trek?
Why do we mar nature’s beauty with something mechanical?
I’m not against ziplines but if the construction of it destroys the environment then I have to say NO. I will not be naming where these ziplines are located but the one in Tierra Alta didn’t harm the environment. This is the primary reason I rode it.
Okay, I will be cool now. KALMA!
Before you close the blog, watch the video and experience virtually what I experienced.
The Rush Zipline at Tierra Alta is open from Tuesday to Sunday only.
Operating Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Duration of ride: 55seconds to a minute
Contact number: 0923-446-5293 or (035) 536-0096
*They don’t operate when its raining. This is for your own safety.
How to get to Tierra Alta?
Tierra Alta can be reached by hiring a tricycle from Dumaguete City (less than 30minutes). Alternatively, you can hire a habal-habal to bring you to the Residential Resort.
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This trip is courtesy of GoHotels Dumaguete and Cebu Pacific Air. You can read the rest of the series by visiting the links below:
- Zipline at Tierra Alta, Valencia, Negros Oriental
- Dolphin Watching at Bais City + Mangoves and Manjuyod Sandbar
- Southern Negros Oriental Tour
- 10 Food Destinations in Dumaguete City
Where to Sleep in Dumaguete City?
Go Hotels Dumaguete. Its new, clean and affordable. Located near Robinsons Mall and Bus terminal for your convenience. Just a 20-minute drive from the airport.
Cebu Pacific Air flies to Dumaguete from Manila thrice daily and from Cebu daily for as low as P488. For bookings and inquiries, go to www.cebupacificair.com or call (02)7020-888. The latest seat sales and promos can be found on Cebu Pacific Air’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.