Arakan, Cotabato: Matigol Falls with Itinerary

A closer look of Matigol Falls.
There's a beautiful paradise located just about 2 hours from Davao City. Matigol falls or also known as Bani Falls, is an enormous and beautiful falls Located in Sitio Inamong, Datu Ladayon, Arakan North Cotabato.
The view of Matigol Falls from afar.
Trekking to the falls is a breathtaking experience. The landscape is spectacular, you better see it with your own eyes. Along the trail, you'll see rice, cassava, and corn planted for the purpose of survival. I remember the old yet strong lady have said, "pangontra sa gutom".
The lush green vegetation of cogon grass on the trail.




My new found friends on the trail. YOU could hardly see the falls on the right, between two hills.
Kids are excited to see visitors and some spend time along the trekker's way to ask money or food from passers-by. They are fun and even willingly pose for a photo opportunity.
The local kids.
The local kids on the trail between corn fields.

The falls as I said is really beautiful! The waters that flow trough it is as cold as an ice It could relax the legs and weary feet.



How to go to Matigol Falls
Going there is easy. Ride a bus from Ecoland Bus Terminal bound to CDO. Drop off at Campo Uno in Arakan and ride a habal-habal to Sitio Inamong, Datu Ladayon. Register, get a guide and start hiking to the falls.

Fares and fees
Bus fare (Non-air) to campo uno = Php 85.00
Habal-habal to Sitio Inamong = Php80.00
Registration fee/head = Php 25.00
Local Tour guide fee/head = Php 50.00

Note: Edited with itinerary on Aug. 2, 2016
Itinerary
5:00AM Departure Ecoland Bus Terminal
7:30AM Arrival Campo Uno
8:00AM Arrival Sitio Inamong
8:30AM Start Hike
11:00AM Arrival Matigol Falls
12:00NN Lunch
1:00PM Start climb to the middle portion of the falls
2:00PM Arrival to the middle portion of the falls
2:30 PM Start climb to the top portion of the falls
3:30PM Back to Registration Area.
5:30AM Back in Campo Uno (You can rest and drink coffee at a nearby bakery before heading back to Davao City)
8:00PM Arrival Davao City

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