Attractions

Langun-Gobingob Caves

Written by Patrick

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OVERVIEW

Langun-Gobingob Caves

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Langun-Gobingob Caves, officially called Langun-Calbiga Cave System, is the largest cave system in the Philippines and is the second largest in Asia covering an area of almost 3,000 hectares.  The cave system has 12 interconnected caves and many of them are still unexplored.  Reaching the entrance of the cave alone requires more than an hour of walking through flat grounds as well as climbing hills and mountains with slippery trails.

Within the caves are magnificent stalagmites and stalactites, natural springs,giant chandeliers, deep pools, unique rock formations, and subterranean water courses.  Animals such as bats, cave crickets, crabs, and hypogean blind fish also inhabit the caves.

The cave system’s main and largest chamber called the “Football Field” is approximately the size of three football fields and leads to an upper level.  Exploring all parts of the caves takes up to three days and many hours of walking, climbing, and rappelling so make sure to prepare physically prior to your trip.

The Langun-Calbiga Cave System is located in Samar dubbed as the Caving Capital of the country due to many other caves on the island.

Fast Facts

Attraction:
Langun-Gobingob Caves
Type of Attraction:
Address:
Calbiga, Samar
Website:
None
Phone:
(+63) 919 294 3865 (tour operator)
Hours:
Always open
Closed:
The attraction is always open except during bad weather.
Best Time to Visit:
March to May
Food & Drink:
YES
FREE WiFi:
NO
Cost:
Cost per Person:  $15+
Payment Type:
Cash
Fees:
3,500 pesos ($70 USD) – 1Day caving tour (per person)
7,000 pesos ($146 USD) – 2Day/1Night inside the cave tour (per person)
10,000 pesos ($205 USD) – 3Day/2Night inside the cave tour (per person)
Notes:
Only those who are physically and mentally fit are recommended to explore the caves.
Bring water and your own water bottle to lessen the trash.
Use durable footwear that can withstand the long trek through various terrain. The use of slippers or flip flops is discouraged.
Use appropriate clothing such as quick dry jerseys and trekking shorts/pants. Bring extra clothing you can use for sleeping (when staying the night).
Bring your own garbage bags and take your trash back with you instead of leaving them in the caves.
Help protect the caves by following the rules implemented by the management such as disabling the flash of your camera when taking pictures and not touching the stalagmites and stalactites.
Permits and caving gear and equipment are included when you avail the tour package.

MAP

This attraction is located on Samar Island near Tacloban City.

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NEED TO KNOW

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol is not allowed at this attraction.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning usually before 10:00 AM.

Closures

This attraction is closed when the weather is bad

Fees

Fees require payment in cash.  Credit cards are not accepted at this attraction. 

Food & Drink

Food and drinks from outside the attraction are allowed at this attraction.

Pets

Pets are not allowed at this attraction.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.

Trash

Please dispose of your trash properly or take it with you.  Don’t Trash the Philippines!  

The Philippines are beautiful islands … let’s all ensure they remain this way. 

TIPS & HACKS

The following are recommended items for this experience: 

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

CamelPack

I always carry a Camelbak Hydration Pack with me when traveling. Not only does it allow me to pack all my daily gear and snacks, but it also has a 3-liter water bladder which holds enough water to get me through the entire day.

Bluetooth Speaker

Compact yet mighty, a bluetooth speaker setup is a breeze, and the sound quality it delivers for its size is nothing short of impressive. Beyond its audio prowess, it boasts exceptional durability, making it an ideal companion for outdoor adventures.

UV Shirt

UV Shirt is an essential when travelling in a tropical country. Providing reliable protection during long hours in the water, not only comfortable but also ensures a secure shield against the elements.

Snorkel Gear

For my island-hopping escapades, a snorkel gear set has become indispensable. Designed to enhance the joy of snorkeling and free diving, each piece ensures comfort and functionality. Together, they create an immersive and enjoyable underwater experience.

Adventure Camera

As a long-time enthusiast of GoPro cameras, I can attest to their user-friendly nature, excellent image stabilization, and impressive footage quality. Waterproof and rugged, the GoPro is my reliable companion for capturing adventures in any environment.

Aqua Shoes

When it comes to beach footwear, aqua shoes offer exceptional support, breathability, and overall comfort. Well-crafted and sturdy, it provides effective protection against rocky terrain, quick drying for added convenience, and easy maintenance. A must-have for any outdoor enthusiast.

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Photos

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Videos

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NEARBY

The following are other points of interest nearby:

READ MORE: Samar Island Visitors Guide

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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