South Cotabato, is one the four provinces comprising SOCCSKSARGEN Region or SOX. Well-known for its rich culture, the province is dubbed as the "Land of the Dreamweavers". It also known for its numerous scenic natural attractions and exciting adventures.

If you are into adventures and planning to visit South Cotabato this year, here are seven (7) outdoor activities that you must try.

1. Go Falls Hopping

Experience nature at its best when in South Cotabato. Go falls hopping. The following are just some of the waterfalls that you can visit:  Seven Falls, Mahil Falls and Tdaan Kini Falls in Lake Sebu; Hikong Kmebel, Basag Falls and Hidak Falls in Tboli; and Siok Falls in Koronadal.

2. Paragliding

Paragliding is another must-try adventure in South Cotabato. Fly high, choose from the two paragliding sites in the province - fly above a lake and lush forest in Lake Sebu or  view the vast pineapple plantations in Polomolok from above, or you can try both.

Contact: Akfig Paragliding Adventure at (0917) 712 1868

3. Extreme River Tubing

The newest outdoor water activity in Lake Sebu, a 45-minute extreme water tubing at Sepaka River in Brgy. Tasiman.

Contact: Lake Sebu Extreme River Tubing at 0936 925 8705
Extreme River Tubing in Sepaka

4. Zipline

A visit to South Cotabato is never complete without going to the Seven Falls in Lake Sebu and riding the zipline. The Seven Falls Zipline is considered the highest in Southeast Asia, it passes over four (4) gushing and picturesque waterfalls.
Seven Falls Zipline

5. Mountain Trekking

Climb Mt. Matutum, the 14th highest peak in the Philippines at 2,286 masl, or Mt. Melibingoy in Tboli and be amazed with the view of Lake Holon, another popular destination in South Cotabato.
Mt. Matutum
Mt. Matutum is the highest peak in South Cotabato

At the campsite in Mt. Melibingoy

Lake Holon as seen from the peak of Mt. Melibingoy in Tboli, South Cotabato

6. Kayaking

Enjoy the fresh air and lush green sceneries while paddling in the crystal clear water of majestic Lake Holon. Kayaking is another outdoor activity attraction offered for campers and guests of Lake Holon in Tboli, South Cotabato. This can be also enjoyed in Lake Sebu, Lake Seloton and Lake Lahit.

Kayaking in Lake Holon
Kayaking in Lake Holon
7. Bakngeb River Cave Adventure

Experience Bakngeb River Cave Adventure in Brgy. Laconon, Tboli. Located some 30 minutes away from the Poblacion, Bakngeb River Cave was officially launched as one of Tboli's tourist attractions last January 2016. Enjoy swimming in its icy waters, go water tubing or ride a raft and explore what's inside the river cave.

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