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.
The attraction is always open except during bad weather.
Best Time to Visit:
March to May
Food & Drink:
Cost per Person: $15+
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)
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.
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