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Experience Zip Line at Camp Sabros, Davao Del Sur

Experience Zip Line at Camp Sabros, Davao Del Sur

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Camp Sabros (short for Sacdalan Brothers) is an outdoor adventure camp nestled atop the cool highlands of Kapatagan in Digos City, Davao del Sur. The camp is managed by brothers Edwin and Pando Sacdalan and was launched last December 25, 2007.

The weather on this eco-adventure site can be very cold since it is situated 3,980 feet above sea level and is surrounded by pine trees across its landscape. The camp offers a relaxing view of the surrounding mountains and if you are lucky enough, you can also get the chance to have an amazing panoramic view of the peak of Mount Apo during a clear day.

400-meter Zip Line at Camp Sabros

The zip line ride is the camp’s primary attraction and the main reason why people from different places go to Camp Sabros. The camp is currently noted for having two of Philippines’ longest zip lines with its 380 and 400 meters zip lines situated at 180 feet above the ground.

Last February 2009, I was in Davao City for a 4-day vacation together with my office colleagues and one of our planned activities during our trip was to experience the thrilling adrenaline rush of zip lining at Camp Sabros.

We hired a van from Davao City that would take us to Digos City. Upon reaching the checkpoint area in Kapatagan, Digos City, we rode a motorcycle on our way up to Camp Sabros. Our group arrived at Camp Sabros at around 12 noon. After strolling and taking some pictures around the place, we decided to take the first two rounds of our zip line adventure – the tandem ride on 380 meter zip line which took us 50 seconds and the solo ride on 400 meter zip line which took us almost 30 seconds on the average.

Mt. Apo Mountaineering/Trekkers Information Center (Checkpoint Area) Motorcycle Ride to Camp Sabros Pine Trees at Camp Sabros
Welcome to Camp Sabros Zip Line Area Locks
(Supposed to be) Tandem Ride on 380-meter Zip Line Tandem Ride on 380-meter Zip Line Solo Ride on 400-meter Zip Line

The zip line ride was performed in a lying position as we fly and glide into the air. Helmets were provided and our bodies were safely fastened to the harness which was hooked to a very thick cable wire during the ride. We continued with the other half of our zip line adventure after having our lunch at the deli. The next rides we had were another tandem ride on 380 meter zip line and then finally the cable lift ride which lasted for almost 5 minutes as we enjoyed the scenic view of the lush green wilderness below us.

Cable Lift Ride Cable Lift Ride Lush Green Wilderness at Camp Sabros
Pine Trees at Camp Sabros Pine Trees at Camp Sabros Breathtaking View at Camp Sabros
Trekking back to the Checkpoint Area Way back to the Checkpoint Area View of the peak of Mt. Apo

We left the camp at around 4.30 p.m., trekked back to the checkpoint area and then headed back to Davao City. All of us were tired but were very much delighted of the exciting and thrilling experience we had that we’d want to do it over and over again.

Getting There

From Davao City or General Santos City, hire a private vehicle (a 4-wheel drive vehicle or SUV is recommended) that would take you to Digos City. Travel time will take you about two (2) hours from Davao City. Upon reaching Kapatagan, you may park your vehicles at the base camp of Mt. Apo National Park and Mountaineering/Trekkers Information Center, which is a military checkpoint in Sitio Baras, Kapatagan, Digos City. From there, you may ride a motorcycle (P30/pax) or you may opt to trek uphill for about 20 minutes to get to Camp Sabros.

Fees

Entrance Fee: FREE
Corkage Fees: N/A

Zip Line Rates:

Off Peak Promo (Promo period: July 2008 until further notice)

“All In” Rides – P300.00/pax

Inclusions:

  • 2 Tandem Rides on 380 meter zip line
  • 1 Solo Ride on 400 meter zip line
  • 1 Cable Lift Ride

Ride Rates

  • Roundtrip Cable Lift – P100/pax
  • Tandem Zip line Ride and Cable Lift – P150/pax
  • Roundtrip Solo Zip line Ride (380 and 400 meter zip lines) – P300/pax
  • All In Cable Lift and Zip line Rides and Tree Top Rappel – P500/pax

Camp Sabros Rates Zip Line Ride Numbers Camp Sabros Accommodation

Accommodation Rates

  • P1,500/night for 2 to 4 pax
  • P1,800/night for 5 to 8 pax
  • P2,000/night for 9 to 10 pax

Food and Drinks

You may bring your own food & drinks and have a picnic at Camp Sabros. For those who do not wish to bring packed foods, the deli at Camp Sabros serves affordable foods which range from P20.00 to less than a hundred per order. The mini store on the other hand, sells junk foods and soft drinks.

Contact Person and Camp Schedule

For inquiries and reservations feel free to contact Edwin Sacdalan at +63920.875.0015. Camp Sabros is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to day tourists.

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51 responses to “Experience Zip Line at Camp Sabros, Davao Del Sur

  1. comment-106
    Wayne Post author
    comment-106

    Hi Crystal,

    T’was really fun. Di ko lang sure kung saan banda yung Philippine Eagle Research Center kaya hindi kita masasagot. 😀

  2. comment-113
    Maria
    comment-113

    Pretty nice post. I just came across your site and wanted to say
    that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your posts. In any case
    I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you post again soon!

  3. comment-115
    Wayne Post author
    comment-115

    Thanks a bunch, Maria. 😀 Sure, we’ll be posting all our travel adventures here. Hope you can drop by our site again. Take care!

  4. comment-122
    mimi
    comment-122

    @Crystal: Digos is way farther than the Phil. Eagle, which is found in Calinan (just about an hour or so from downtown Davao).

  5. comment-125
    Crystal
    comment-125

    Ay ok, I wasn’t able to go there kse when I went to Davao before to visit my relatives in Mati. My nephews and nieces kse wanted to go to Samal island so ayun dun kme nagpunta. I hope I can visit again soon, and bring them to Camp Sabros :o) and to the Philippine Eagle Center. 😀

  6. comment-133
    chinkygirlmel
    comment-133

    My friends went there last year and they had a total blast. We’re planning to check out OutLand Adventure probably next month. I hope it’s just as fun. :o)

  7. comment-137
    Wayne Post author
    comment-137

    Hi Jenn,

    You’ve got nice shots using your Sony Ericsson phone. They even looked better than a shot taken using a Digital Camera. Hope you can drop by our site often too. 😀

  8. comment-147
    bry
    comment-147

    hello po!, I cannot contact the number of contact person (mr. edwin sacdalan) listed above, can I ask another contact person, ‘coz were planning to go there this weekend for early cottage reservation. Thanks much. O:-)

  9. comment-150
    Wayne Post author
    comment-150

    Hi bry,

    I’m sorry, but that’s the only number of Edwin Sacdalan that we have. I’m just not sure if he has changed his contact number already. 🙁 Goodluck on your trip. 🙂

  10. comment-160
    chewi
    comment-160

    whew,,im captivated by the view,,

    nakakalula nman ung zipline,,nakuha mo pang mgpicture don??

    ayayayay,,nakakalula

  11. comment-165
    Wayne Post author
    comment-165

    Hi Chewi!

    Sobrang ganda ng view sa Camp Sabros. As in. Very peaceful and very relaxing. Oo naman, talagang lahat kami may bitbit na camera while doing the zipline, sayang naman kung hindi namin macacapture ang magagandang views. 😀

  12. comment-172
    mimi
    comment-172

    Tats naman ako! Na miss ko din kau! Kung may pera lang…adventure ulit tayo! I’ll be waiting for the Sagada blog. weeeheee! 😀

  13. comment-173
    Wayne Post author
    comment-173

    Mi: Makakapag-adventure pa ba tayo? Masyado ng malapit ang 2months o. Hindi na ata kaya ng isang adventure pa bago ka tuluyang bumalik sa hometown mo. Re: Sagada, parang matatagalan pa bago ko ma-post ung entry about that. Hindi ko na kasi maalala yung details ng trip natin dun nun. Hahaha! I need to ask help from Donnie or Byangka. 😛

  14. comment-189
    Wayne Post author
    comment-189

    Wow, that’s nice. I also told myself that I’ll definitely go back to Davao again. Keep us posted of your Davao trip too. 😀

  15. comment-238
    supersawsaw
    comment-238

    siguro bago lang yan? i was in davao a decade ago pero wala pa ganyan. pero ok na rin yung philippine eagle center. is it safe?

    I heard Bohol has that zip line, too. It’s new daw and at almost half a kilometer and 200m above ground, it’s the longest and highest in the Phils. I think they call it “Sui-Slide”… yay! sounds like suicide. wahaha… yun tipong maiihi at maje-jebs ka kapag nag-zip ka. hehe.

  16. comment-239
    Wayne Post author
    comment-239

    Supersawsaw: 2007 daw to ni-launch, so medyo bago-bago pa sya. Hehehe! I guess safe naman, kasi maraming locks at may harness naman silang pinoprovide.

    RE: Bohol Zipline: Talaga? Bago lang daw? I was in Bohol May of last year, pero wala pang ganun nung nagpunta ako dun. So that’s 500 meters long? Nabalitaan ko may bagong zipline daw yung Camp Sabros which is 800 meters long naman so that means yung nasa Camp Sabros na naman ang may pinakamahabang zipline sa Pinas? Pahabaan na lang sila ng pahabaan ah. Hehehe! 😀

  17. comment-245
    malensky
    comment-245

    i have yet to try this

    dami zip line sa davao, i heard there’s a new one, owned by the dizons, same owner ng davao wild water

    will definitely give this a try on my next visit to davao

  18. comment-249
    Wayne Post author
    comment-249

    Hi malensky, yup. Parang nagkalat nga ata ang mga zip line sa Davao. Hehehe! I heard meron din sa Samal Island, tapos nasa tubig naman ung zip line nila. Then yung Camp Sabros meron na rin daw silang 800-meter zip line. 😀 Sayang hindi namin yun naabutan. 🙁

  19. comment-290
    rdthedeveloper
    comment-290

    The 800-m zip line is very new, they were testing it when we get there last May. That was a really long and very fast. I suggest when i get there na sana lagyan ng body belt yun seats pabalik dun sa station, nakakatakot kasi baka bigla humangin, walang safety gaurd yun upuan, esp kung meron ka kasama bata.

    Davao also have excellerator zip line at shrine hills, this one, makita mo yun metro from above. I am not sure with the the zip line in Samal Island, kasi i think it was placed on hold by the local gov’t on davao del sur. I have heard they will required permit to operate, w/c i think is right thing to do.

  20. comment-295
    Wayne Post author
    comment-295

    rdthedeveloper: Sayang nga eh kasi hindi namin naabutan ung 800m zip line. Tsk! Pano ba yung pabalik ng station? Yung parang cable car pa rin? Medyo nakakatakot nga yun kasi parang may harang na bakal lang yung andun eh no?

    I was not able to experience the excellerator zip line. Saan ba yun banda? I haven’t heard of that before. Akala ko nun, yung sa Camp Sabros lang ang zip line doon. Ang dami pa pala. Hahaha! 😀

  21. comment-380
    freda
    comment-380

    kainggit naman! kulang na kami sa time before, sa eden farm na lang kami nagzipline.. haha!

  22. comment-388
    Wayne Post author
    comment-388

    Maganda rin naman ata sa Eden Park diba? Kami naman kinulang kami sa oras kaya hindi kami nakadaan ng Eden Park. Baliktad tayo. Hehehe! Alam ko magkalapit na halos yung dalawang yun kaso yun lang, inabot na kami ng hapon sa Camp Sabros so hindi na kami nakadaan ng Eden Park. 🙁

  23. comment-405
    freda
    comment-405

    hindi masyado maganda sa eden park, parang tagaytay lang! hahaha! saka mas mahaba ang zip line sa camp sabros.. so, okay na rin yun! 🙂

  24. comment-416
    Wayne Post author
    comment-416

    Ayy ganun ba? Hahahaha! Buti na lang pala sa Camp Sabros na kami dumerecho. May bago daw zipline yung Camp Sabros ngayon, 800-meter long naman daw. Tapos parang mas nabasa pako na may ginagawa pa sila ngayong mas mahaba dun. Talagang pahabaan sila ng mga ziplines ha?! Hahahaha! 😛

  25. comment-823
    Abigail Marcos
    comment-823

    just be careful of the locals there. hindi maganda ang experience namin sa may parking lot. we were intimidated. just watch out.

  26. comment-1073
    booleck
    comment-1073

    i experienced this one..just last summer (april 2009) and it was so fun. i feel like i was flying!the place is cool and so relaxing yet the weather is hot but then the enjoyment i had was very great! 😀 ..thanks for the sponsor!(tito and tita)

  27. comment-1074
    booleck
    comment-1074

    try the zipline at Lake Sebu, Suralah..its also nice there but they only have one zipline yet its so high..

  28. comment-1184
    pao
    comment-1184

    hi there! I’ll be going in davao this 19th of Feb. I will make a try for that thing you call zipline. I’m so excited. :o)

  29. comment-1189
    Raf
    comment-1189

    good day… be in davao in March 1st week..and ala ko talaga alam bout the place just browse the airlines and found myself choosing davao
    ask ko lang po kung meron po ba kayo contact number nung SUV or 4×4 na pede maghatid.. b in davao as early as 6am (and magkano po usual rate nila) gusto ko ksi diretso nadun…
    and is there any tourist spot near the place? para sulit din yung byahe ko dun..
    Tnx in advanve
    Love all ur pictures
    By d way im traveling alone.. that’s why im asking the expenses…. to budget everything.. tnx

  30. comment-1241
    cristine
    comment-1241

    hi…i live in digos but my dad is actually a councilor in kapatagan and i would like to tell you that camp sabros has a new style of riding the zipline …1 you can ask the crew to stop you at the center and from there you can go down by yourself to enhance your skills ….2 you can ride the zipline by sitting down and stop by the tree in the middle and continue by going to the other side…3 they have now a 600 meter zipline ….4 the most awesome one is they have a 800 meter zipline ……
    actuallly i go to camp ssabros thrice a week and i get it for free….. hahaha…. 🙂

  31. comment-1242
    John
    comment-1242

    pwede po bang magtanong? sino ang contact person dito for reservation?
    kasi baka wala kaming matuluyan pagdating namin sa lugar na yan, naninigurado lang na meron kaming matulugan for 1 night.
    at magtatanong na rin ako kung meron pa bang malapit na tourist spot sa lugar na yan para kung matapos na kami dyan ay may malipatan kami na ibang lugar…. salamat!!!

  32. comment-1243
    John
    comment-1243

    nagtry na ako tumawag ky edwin, hindi rin ma-contact, baka may bago na contact person. salamat ulit!

  33. comment-1258
    fhernan
    comment-1258

    I was in camp sabros on August 13, 2011 grabe ang sarap ng pakiramdam when I tried yung zipline nila. what else can i say…. speechless all i can say is wooohooooooo!!!!!!

  34. comment-1325
    yllesh
    comment-1325

    Hi!
    I saw this post when I tried to search for “zipline adventures in Davao”.
    Me and my friends will visit Davao this coming February.
    Ask ko lang po sana, iba po ba yung zipline sa OutLand Adventure at zipline sa Camp Sabros? Saan po mas maganda pumunta?
    Thanks a lot! 😀

  35. comment-1459
    blessy
    comment-1459

    thank you so much… very nice experience..papunta palang sa site adventure na.
    ilovezipline! thank you sa mga boys,, very accomodating. nice job!

    sa uulitin! GodBless!!

  36. comment-1472
    dreiah
    comment-1472

    hello! may new na rates na ba ngayon ang camp sabros? my friends and i are planning to go there this sembreak, we need the full details of the rates. thanks! 😀

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