When we think of Baguio, normally we think of the cool climate which makes it an ideal place to unwind and relax in the midst of the pine trees. Baguio is not really known as a venue for activities that are considered “extreme” since there had been no venues in and around the city to do those kind of stuff…until now.
The Urban Roamer was fortunate to have among those who were invited to check out one of Baguio’s newest destinations, one of the first venues there to offer “extreme” activities in the summer capital, Tree Top Adventure Baguio.
Located within the vast complex of Camp John Hay, (which is a popular tourist destination in itself) Tree Top Adventure prides itself for being the first in Asia to offer motorized zip lines, giving the rides there some level of safety and technology as well.
Tree Top Adventure Baguio offers 5 major attractions that have been a draw to visitors: the Canopy Ride which takes you to and fro the nature park atop the huge pine trees, the Silver Surfer which incorporates a ledge where you get to swing and fly, the Skywalk which gives one a commanding view of Baguio City on 1000 ft. high view, the Superman, which lets you fly like Superman using a specialized zip line, and the Tree Drop, said the most popular attraction which lets you drop in a free fall of 60 feet for 2 seconds a la Mission Impossible.
Apart from the rides, Tree Top Adventure Baguio has a 600-meter long hiking trail across the mountainous altitude and the towering pine trees located in the park.
Tree Top Adventure Baguio is a must-visit for anyone looking into experiencing a different but exhilarating time up north. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, (especially those who are not really into extreme stuff or those with little kids who, understandably, are not allowed to try the rides) it is nice to know there is variety now of the sights to see in and around the Summer Capital that is for everyone.
The Baguio Adventure was also memorable thanks to the warm hospitality and the homey atmosphere at Azalea Residences.
It is one of those places that combines the amenities of a hotel and a serviced apartment. Thus, the rooms there are quite large and has provisions for separate guest room and master’s bedroom, with the sofa in the main living quarters convertible to a sofa bed as well. There are also provisions for a kitchen with cooking provisions in the room if you feel like cooking your own meal there.
Otherwise, you can dine at the hotel’s restaurant Tradisyon with its daily breakfast buffet and a variety of dishes being served there every night for dinner. The food is good by the way.
Its location is also nice as it is located near Leonard Wood Avenue, a few steps away from Teachers Camp on the other side of the road. If anything, this area is one of the few spots in Baguio that has managed to preserve its old quiet charm, away from the creeping urbanized and congested parts of the city which is becoming a problem for Baguio in recent years.
Azalea Residence’s rates are expensive and that they are more geared for families and large groups. So if your family or group is looking for a comfortable and relaxing place to stay in the city, make Azalea Residences an option.
Again my deep thanks and appreciation to the folks at Tree Top Adventure Baguio, Azalea Residences, Ms. Grace Nicolas, and fellow bloggers and new friends who have made this northern adventure memorable. Here’s looking forward to the next one!
For more information about Tree Top Adventure Baguio, please visit their website here.
For more information about Azalea Residences Baguio, please visit their website here.