Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Maitum, Saranggani's culture and white water tubing experience!

A journey to Maitum, Saranggani Province is like journey in the past. It is considered Mindanao’s Old World. This is where hundreds of anthropomorphic jars were found in the caves of Maitum which were used as cover for burial jars associated to the Metal Age in the Philippines circa 5 B.C. to A.D. 225. And to experience their water tubing in Pangi river is a must do adventure in Maitum.

I was one of the lucky bloggers invited during the Soccsksargen Experience Tour last weekend  which was spearheaded by Avel Manansala.The Municipal hall is a grand building with mini archaeological and ethnographic exhibit, on the second floor which also houses the replica of the jars that was found in the area. The local government cannot place the real old jars since the National Museum requires that the original jars and other museum pieces should be housed separately in its own museum and not in the city hall. But none the less, the exhibit that they have gave most visitors the history that Maitum has to offer.

Maitum is 127 kms from Gen. Santos City, to get there air-conditioned vans are the most convenient way to go and you have to shell out P140 for the fare going there.

After experincing the culture of Maitum, we are off to an adventure with white water tubing at Pangi river which is around 15-20 minute ride from Poblacion, Maitum.

This time we are off to getting ourselves wet in the wild river of Pangi. We have to change our clothes to get wet and enjoy the water tubing experience of a life time. This is the first time that I will ride the water tube going a river downstream. The excitement and fun is an experience of a lifetime.

If you want to try water tubing, you can ride a motrocycle (habl-habal) at P25/person from the national highway in barangay Pangi or by tricycle at P100 one way trip from Poblacion.

For a school trip or group tour in Maitum with water tubing adventure you can get in touch with the right person at the Maitum Tourism Office.
  • Ms. Elizabeth Ramos-Palma Gil (Information Officer) 0921-5944228;
  • Arnelito Ramirez (Tourism Operations Assistant) 0918-6133022;
  • Arlex Narte (Tourism Operations Assistant) 0919-3738007
What are you waiting for? Plan your next culture and adventure in Maitum, Saranngani Province now!



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