Sunday, June 11, 2017

Our Series of Bicol Funventure - A Visit to Quitinday Hills (Day 1, Part 2)

For our second destination, we headed to Quitinday Hills. Bicol really has a bountiful of hills, noh?! :) 

The road going to Quitinday Hills is a very long, narrow and rough one. So if you are intending to visit this attraction, be sure that you're vehicle is equipped and ready for this kind of trip. 

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Along the way, we were again able to capture views of the beautiful Mayon Volcano. I can never really get tired watching this perfectly cone-shape volcano! It is just so breath-taking! Truly a great wonder of nature!

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And finally, we reached Quitinday Hills!

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Welcome to Quitinday Hills!
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parking area
Quitinday Hills, also referred to as Quitinday Greenhills Formation is located at Baligang-Caguiba Rd., Camalig, Albay. And with the composition of its many hills, Quitinday Hills is being compared to the Chocolate Hills in Bohol, the only differences are the colors and shapes of the hills. While Chocolate Hills is composed of brown hills, Quitinday boasts of its very rich, green hills. In terms of the shapes, well, Chocolate Hills they say has a little advantage! Nonetheless, Quitinday Hills is a beauty on its own! See for yourself! :)

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Quitinday Greenhills...

But before climbing the hills of Quitinday to see its beauty, one must register at the Information Center for safety and accountability purposes. A guide will then be assigned to lead the trek.

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Let the trek begin!

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The way going up was not really an easy climb for us. The extreme heat of the sun was of no help too! Whoah! It was really a very difficult climb, but when you see a view like this, well, I must say that it was definitely all worth it! The view at the top was really amazing!


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"I'm on top of the world!"
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The Bahala Gang doing a wacky pose.
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Sweet-sweetan lang ang peg! :)


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Triplejoys!
But, hey! The climb was not yet done! And this second hill was much steeper than the first one! Look!

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Along the way to the top, there are these rock formations, which prove the story of our tour guide that there was once a time when the water reached that part of the hill and that the hills that we are climbing that time were once under water! Frightening yet undeniably amazing!

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And we reached another top of the hill! The view was even more amazing because at this side, you will not only be able to appreciate the beautiful green hills, but also the view of the Mayon Volcano. Mukhang medyo shy lang siya, nagkukubli sa likod ng mga ulap! :)

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The beautiful Mayon Volcano...
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more of the beautiful Quitinday green hills...

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The climb was really a very tiring one. Thank God as there is an open hut at the top where you can rest while appreciating the view.

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View from above. Look, there is our van! ;)
The guide was then about to lead us to the third hill, but unfortunately, we were all too tired to make further more climbs, so we decided to go down already.

Thirsty and hungry? Do not fret as there are available stores at the foot of the hill where you can buy some food and refreshments.

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So that ends our second itinerary. When you go to Bicol, do not forget to check out the Quitinday Hills. I am  very sure that you will love it, and that's a promise! :)

Follow more of our Bicol Funventures by clicking the adventure of your choice:

* Kawa-Kawa Park and National Park & Shrine of Divine Mercy

Note: Will be updating this post as soon as new links are available. Thanks!



18 comments:

  1. Haven't been to Bicol. Will definitely refer to this post when we have the chance to travel there. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I will be posting more about our trip, hopefully soon! Thanks too! :)

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  2. Oh, so there's a trail pala. Bicol is famous for its Mt Mayon. But it never occurred to others of its bountiful hills. They are all a beauty.

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  3. Nyahaha..ang ganda..kaya lang kala ko chocolate hills sa pics, pagbasa ng caption, mayon volcano pala. Epic fail.


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    1. Haha. Amazing green hills! Hoping to visit the chocolate hills next! :)

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  4. Wow! It's my first time to hear about these hills. So lovely! I haven't been to Bicol so this looks exciting. I love eco adventours.

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    1. Me too sis! Really wAnt to explore more of our country's beauty! :)

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  5. that red scarf caught my attention, I used the same scarf when I climbed 2 mountains here in Batangas. I wish that we will be able to visit next time. Looks like a nice place.

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    1. Haha! I really hope to bring that scarf in more places too! :)

      And yes, really nice place sis. :)

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  6. I've never been to Bicol yet but we are thinking about going there for our Summer getaway next year.

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    1. Go sis! Gusto Ko ngang bumalik unlit! :)

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  7. What a great tour! I've seen Mayon Volcano once and that was decades ago. I'd love to see it again soon!

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  8. Wow that's a steep hill to climb 😱 Pero would love to try it if ever i visit the place soon. :p

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  9. This is the first time I heard of such nature trail. I might pick it up when I visit Bicol.

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