THE SEVEN FALLS OF LAKE SEBU

LAKE SEBU in South Cotabato is a mixture of both well preserved culture and luxuriant nature, all at its finest. For that reason, Lake Sebu becomes SocCKSSarGen’s most preferred ideal escape for nature lovers, culture fanatics and outdoor aficionados. Who wouldn’t? With the three great lakes, verdant rainforests, abundant floras and faunas and other natural attractions, Lake Sebu is every nature lover's dream destination.
Among these natural wonders,  the now renowned Seven Waterfalls of Lake Sebu is considered the town's most important tourist spot attracting thousand of local tourists in the country. It is a perfect blend of both nature and adventure. With its fast rising fame, Lake Sebu has gradually turned into an adventure filled destination. And being there, I did not miss the chance of experiencing the thrill that has captivated the adventure spirit of the many.
The Seven Waterfalls or simply called the Seven Falls is a series of majestic cascading waterfalls lined-up one after the other.  Aside from the three great Lakes, the Seven Falls is the main tourist spot of Lake Sebu. A very landmark one shouldn’t miss.
The Seven Falls are given each a native T’boli name. The First Falls is called Hikong Alu which means passage.  The Second Falls, the highest among the seven, is called Hikong Bente which means immeasurable. The Third Falls is called Hikong B'lebed which means zigzag. The Fourth Falls is called Hikong Lowig which means booth. The Fifth Falls is Hikong Kefoi which means wild flower. The sixth falls is called Hikong Ukol which means short. And the seventh and last falls is called Hikong Tonok which means soil.
Out the Seven Waterfalls, Hikong Alu is the easiest falls to reach. From the jump off point where Tourist Registrations are made, going to the first falls entails a minimal 5-minute walk going to its main basin. Easier to reach, the pathways are cemented and a view deck on one side is constructed to give a visible view of the entire Hikong Alu. Like any other waterfalls I visited, the First Falls has its own unique splendor that fascinated me right in an instance. Lovely, all I can say.
Opposite Hikong Alu, to take an enormous glimpse of the grandiose beauty of the Seven Falls, there you can find a ZIP LINE “like no other” that I extreme suggest one should try while in Lake Sebu. The Zip Line ride will take you to the other valley. While riding, it gives you a magnificent view of the other waterfalls cascading from each valley. When I did my part, I tell you, it was really breathtaking. Imagine this, riding on a Zip Line giving me a 360 degrees panoramic view of the Green Lushes of Lake Sebu and the majestic view of the other Waterfalls freely cascading down to the valley floor. It was definitely the most scenic, picturesque Zip Line Ride I had in my life that I will truly cherish for a lifetime.
The adrenaline keeps going as I took another separate Zip Line Ride from one valley to another. Again, another great opportunity to see an aerial view of the Seven Waterfalls from above. It was a great experience that truly deserved to be celebrated.
Having said that, I tremendously recommend my followers and readers to visit Lake Sebu and experience this kind of adventure that will certainly leave you full admiration. The Seven Falls are truly worth the visit. And if one would ask today if I’ll go back and do the Zip Line Rides again, without second thought, I definitely say a big YES!
The Zip Line Ride together with my travel buddy DR. OPHELIA CASEL
HOW TO GET THERE:
The Seven Falls of Lake Sebu is located within the Poblacion Proper of the town. There are single motor vehicles known locally as Habal-habal that can readily bring you to the First Falls (Hikong Alu) where your Seven Falls Adventure begins.

LAKE SEBU TOURISM CENTER:
Thelma Arcallo (Municipal Tourism Officer) - 0920.603.3554
Gerald Agujitas (Promotion and Marketing) - 0906.747.7687

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Anonymous
April 6, 2011 at 1:24 PM delete

hi olan,

you did a great travelogue of the places you have explored and conquered.

job well done and keep on posting. informative and the pictures speak for itself

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April 6, 2011 at 2:14 PM delete

Ganda dyan, noh? Enjoyed our trip there last September :D

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April 6, 2011 at 4:19 PM delete

Anonymous - Thank you so appreciating my work. Our country is just so beautiful that I can't resist to explore. :) thank you for reading. :)

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April 6, 2011 at 4:20 PM delete

Micamyx|Senyorita - Oo, ganda tlga. sarap ulit ulitin. :) lalo na ang Zip Line Rides. :) salamat. :)

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April 7, 2011 at 5:50 PM delete

Ang galing naman ng pagkakakuha ng photos! I haven't even tried this. Been there once kaso sobrang dami ng tao at kinulang na sa time. Gotta try this.

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April 8, 2011 at 11:55 AM delete

@ Ayel - ThankAyel. :) since malapit ka lang naman ng South Cotabato, you shoud really try the ZIP LINE... :) worth it gyud!

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April 10, 2011 at 2:26 PM delete

Wow, ganda naman ng place! Your photos are really good too. Galeng! Hindi ko lang sure kung kaya ko ang zipline! Hehe.

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April 11, 2011 at 2:47 PM delete

@ LEAH - Thank you Leah. :) nakaya ko nga. ikaw pa. :) sama ka sa mga trip namin next time beh. :)

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May 2, 2011 at 2:11 PM delete

very very helpful! eto na next stop ko sir

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May 2, 2011 at 2:12 PM delete

journeyingjames - let me know kung pupunta kang davao ha. :)

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May 12, 2011 at 3:52 PM delete

i hope i could visit lake sebu this year. i wanna do the zipline, too :-)

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July 13, 2011 at 3:15 PM delete

nice blog sir o! we'll be goin there probably at the end of the month! weee..so excited! keep blogging, loving ur page!

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Anonymous
July 23, 2011 at 11:52 AM delete

CORRECTION LANG PoH.. Hindi within the Poblacion Proper ang 7 falls..malayo na po masyado.. part p yan ng isang brgy. sa lake sebu..

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January 7, 2012 at 5:07 AM delete

well done and keep on posting. informative and the pictures speak for itself

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Anonymous
March 22, 2012 at 2:35 PM delete

hi sir may entrance fee p ba jan ?

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