One will never find in the waterfall of sights anything else than the Illusion of Life, which falls in torrents on the granite rocks of the souls. ~ Sorin Cerin
Heading down to the south of the Queen city of the south is bliss to me personally. The fact that it keeps a lot of things to discover, gives me reason to keep me coming back in the sleepy town of Samboan.
A 3 hour of picturesque trip awaits with the lush mountain ranges awaits one if you wish to visit , one of Cebu’s best waterfalls , the Dao falls of Samboan!
Perfect place to cool off the summer breeze, Dao falls
The tropical summer breeze of early March is starting to envelope me so I have decided to take a cool off in secluded and quaint place that led to this place back in Samboan.
Instantly I grab my bag and hit off the road and headed for my destination, locating the place is not hard since a lot of information are available in the internet. In a dash, I am now glaring and adoring the breath taking Dao falls!
Lush shady surrounding, cool water and picture perfect scene!
Crossed a river, trekked a hill and braved the bamboo-made hanging bridge. That adrenaline rush moment is worth every sweat dropped. The perfect tropical summer weather fueled my desire to be in the falls quickly. After several steps , I can hear the sound of the dropping waters, it was a melodious sound, incomparable.
Awed at the sight before me, I finally had the glimpse of the waterfalls. The cascading placid flowing water of the waterfalls matched with this humongous height is everyone’s vision of a picture perfect chasing waterfall scene!
Getting into and tips
From Cebu South Bus Terminal: Take Ceres bus liner bound for Barili – Bato. Estimated fare – PHP 163 (travel Period 3 -4 hours) When in Samboan town proper find a habal – habal (motorcycle for public transport) to take you to Dao Falls. Estimated fare PHP 30 ( travel time 15 to 20 mins )
Waterfalls entrance fee and maintaince is : PHP 20
Arriving at the waterfalls drop off point, the locals will provide a personal guide who would accompany you to the falls (15 to 20 mins. trek to the main falls).