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Cave Connection

Written By (sagada genuine guides association inc). on Saturday, June 30, 2007 | 9:38 PM

  • Entry at the Burial or Lumiang Cave and Exit at Sumaging Cave
  • This is rather more adventurous than Sumaging cave, if you think you’re a good spelunker, this one is for you!.
  • The whole duration of the activity would take at least four (4) hours.

There are lots of small passages you have to undertake, crawl if you must and follow your guides advice. From there on, there are at least three rope assisted descents and one climb. During rainy season you are to swim 8 meters in order to cross a trail.


After the guides lit their lamps, they will be briefing, introducing and giving you tips on how to overcome obstacles inside the cave.
above is Tourist guide Tyroll and Kirky briefing Discover Asia clients in preparation for the cave connection.

All SaGGAs members are accustomed to execute briefing first before entry, so if you had a tour without the guides’ proper briefing, the guide might not have been SaGGAs. (Check them at our Member list)

At the first part of the trail, you will pass by some destroyed coffins and human remains that fell from the coffin piled area due to vandalism and decay of wood.
this is the first trail of the Cave connection activity

Moving further, you would then have your first rope assisted descent (rappel),
and then followed by another, then again for the third time.
1st descent

@left: 2nd descent @right: 3rd descent

Nothing much to see from there but the thrill is awesome. You will again cross a horizontal rope assisted trail,
crossing sideways, as Andrew, Steeve and Jeff serve as posts for their clients protection.

after this, you will then cross an 8 meters trail and immediately after that is the ascent.
@left: water crossing @right: ascent

Having crossed theses obstacles, you will then pass through more slippery areas until you reach the rice granary rock formation,
pausing w/ Janice' group at the nipa hut roof formation

then the dance hall and the giant cauliflower.
@left: having fun at the Dance hall @right: resting at the vegetable formation

You will then make your way to Sumaging cave passing through the first pool and finally the 2nd pool popularly known as the frog pool,
notice the frog head formation at the right?

from there on you will explore Sumaging cave first before going out.
Discover Asia @ the Kings Curtain formation @ Sumaging Cave

The good side here is you will pass by the guano drop area once at stage 1 of Sumaging thereby reducing the chance of your head getting hit from a bat pooh (guano)hehehehe

form more pictures of cave connection: you can view Renz Noble's multiply site, he has damn great photos of Cave connecting.

Here’s an AVP about cave connection..
view CHRISTIANS site

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September 15, 2007 at 6:26 PM

Hey guys! the cave connection is another world, at 700m below the earth. do it!
mayocyoc (john) is a great guide!

December 16, 2007 at 11:28 PM

I really had a great time doing the cave connection. Jeff was our guide! Highly recommended! I wont forget the chocolate cake! ANd the punch lines. That was a superb way to begin my birthday! Till next be back in the coming months!

- JR

February 10, 2008 at 12:07 PM

the cave connection can be a real mental and physical test ( esp to us na sanay na hindi maglakad,tamad humakbang,hehe!)...the creepiest thing that happened was when our lamp's light went dead.our guide tried to get out of the cave pa jsut to get something for the lamp.buti na lang, less than one hr lang kami sa semi darkness...

March 21, 2008 at 5:06 PM

amazing-this cave its an adventure to go through,survive and conquer...a worth experience...jeff was with me and my friend ramil, a very sturdy strong person you would like to have going through the cave...puede pang ulit ulitin in more visits...guys don't ever miss this when you come to SAGADA "heavenly place"

October 6, 2008 at 12:47 PM

hi saggas, we went there last march but we were not able to go trough cave connection... so sad. but i'm not giving up, we'll go back and try more of sagada's best... soon.
thanks for all the infos and the beautifu shots of course--- good stress remover especially when i'm tired at work..
God bless guys...

January 18, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Just did the cave connection this Januray 16, 2010. Thank you to Kuya Ben Calpi, a great guide who practically spoiled us in the cave connection. hehe. He even doubled as a photographer and NEVER runs out of jokes...:) Keep up the good work..


February 11, 2010 at 2:07 AM

Wow, my blog entry was linked up! Ayos!
I so love the Cave Connection experience. Pagsisisihan ko ng bongga kung di ko to naexperience sa Sagada.

Chyng - going solo at Sagada! Ü

March 9, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Me and my husband really enjoyed the thrills and obstacles inside the cave connection. I appreciated it so much, bec we're the first people to enter the cave that day. And only three of us including our guide, were inside the cave,till we came out of Sumaguing Cave. So i really felt the thrill effect of the obstacles inside.

Now we learned to love the adventure of spelunking. And we will dare to try higher level of thrills and fun in sagada.

Antonio and Arleen Mallari

April 2, 2010 at 1:16 AM

We missed the fun of having the cave connection but we will try this when we come back again next year...I love Sagada...truly the best place I've ever seen!


April 9, 2010 at 1:45 PM

We did the cave connection and it was worth all the effort & sweat. It took us almost 5hrs to finish the 2 caves but boy, the sight was really magnificient!!! Our cameras can't define the beauty of the place.

It was a real adventure and you will surely miss Sagada not going through this.

January 9, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Cave connection at sagada super sulit! and the tour guides super bait and maasikaso. next year ulit, pero summer na ako babalik kasi ang lamig pag november :) two thumbs up for Sagada! -tin sayson

Mark Nolos
February 12, 2011 at 10:37 AM

I'm planning to go there but all by myself. Is it okay or I need to be in a group? Thanks!

Yes it's okay to go there by your self, however, the idea of getting into a group is making the tour cheaper :)
but then again, it would be a lot cooler and faster if your alone.

May 16, 2011 at 9:28 PM

grabe.. it was a nice experience spelunking in sagada... i didnt know it took a depth to reach the so-cool water.. parang nasa freezer!

May 27, 2011 at 3:59 PM

You guys were really great! I had so much fun doing the most challenging physical activity I ever had (so far). Thank you so much. All the guides we had were really nice and very accomodating. Super thumps up!

We went to Sagada with a group of 30+ last May 20-22. The trip gave me a chance to meet the other 27+. Nevertheless, it was fun-filled and adventure-packed weekend.

We'll definitely go back. I bet there is so much more in Sagada than Bomod-ok falls and spelunking.

Hope to see you guys and your beautiful land again...soon.

September 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Hi! We are plannig to go to Sagada next week, 09/29, and we are really hoping to do this activity, just one question, will the guide fee cover the transpo from sagada to lumiang cave and vice versa? If not, how much would it cost us for the transpo alone? Thanks!

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