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Tourism office ties up with NGOs to develop Callao Caves
By Oliver T. Baccay
posted 19-May-2011  ·  
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To fast track the development of the Callao Caves, the flagship tourist destination of Cagayan Valley, the Provincial Tourism Office of Cagayan has tied up with several Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) such the Sierra Madre Outdoor Club (SMOC), visitors bureau, souvenir makers and other interested investors to help make Callao Caves tourist zone more develop and beautiful.

Jenifer Baquiran, provincial tourism officer said one of the projects they established with visitors bureau is the establishment of a visitor center at the cottage area.

The SMOC also assists tourists in their adventures, especially those who want to experience, kayaking, mountain climbing, caving. The group also offers their facilities to tourists whenever needed. On their part, the souvenir makers display souvenir items at the cave site.

The Department of Tourism also gave a boat and a floating picnic house to the residents of the place for a livelihood. The office also augmented the trainings and seminars conducted by the provincial tourism office to the tourist guides, guards, and personnel manning the zone.

Baquiran said they are also arranging some partnerships with other organizations and agencies to rebuild the deteriorating facilities of the Callao Caves’ cottages for trainings, seminars, conventions and other uses.

Callao Caves have 300 caves, clear and cool rivers, white rock mountains, mini falls, water rapids, picnic and swimming area, and a cave with millions of bats which offer several types of tourism activities such as caving, spelunking, mountain climbing, trekking, boating, swimming, kayaking, circadian flight viewing, rappelling and picnicking.

The tourist zone has been dubbed as the Caving Adventure Capital of the Philippines since it has more than 300 caves including the mother Callao cave, where the oldest bones of human have been discovered. (TCB/OTB PIA-2)

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