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MASUNGI GEORESERVE Discovery Trail - All You Need to Know

All you need to know about Masungi Georeserve and its Discovery Trail! This unique hiking trail close to Manila is equal parts beautiful engineering, fun rope course, and nature conservation success story.

If you're looking for one of the best travel experiences you can have close to Manila, Masungi and its trails should be at the top of your list. Slots are in demand and tightly regulated, so be sure to book in advance at their site here [not sponsored/affiliated]:

Primary source material: “A walk to remember,” Mabuhay Magazine March 2019, by Alya B. Honasan

Video written, shot, and edited by Aaron Palabyab

Special thanks to Colene Tan, who invited me on this trip and appears several times in the video. Follow her on Instagram:

Closed captions in English are available! Turn them on in the settings to understand the Tagalog and Spanish parts.


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