CDO Bugsay Rafting: Your Adrenaline Pumping Adventure Partner

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 “Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless, and don’t be sorry” –Jack Kerouac

When you visit Cagayan de Oro City, you’ll hear the same thing from every Kagay-anon you meet, “Go whitewater rafting!”.

Cagayan De Oro is now considered as the rafting capital of the Philippines courtesy of the unique whitewater rafting experience it offers. The adventure takes place at the famous Cagayan de Oro River, which not only has exciting rapids, but is also surrounded by magnificent views of Mother Nature.

As such, travelers who want adventure and a worthwhile experience are advised to make river rafting a part of their CDO bucket list. And to help fulfill their adventure goals, there are river rafting outfitters trained to cater to all their needs (and questions).

CDO Bugsay River Rafting has been serving river rafting adventurers since 2010.  Their doors are open to locals and tourists who seek the best experience that Cagayan de Oro has to offer when it comes to river rafting. Living up to the city’s tagline “City of Golden Friendship”, Bugsay’s personnel are very friendly and accommodating. And when it comes to rafting, they are well-trained and educated; they know exactly what to do. They are familiar with and can perform raft safety procedures. This is part of the training their personnel gets as CDO Bugsay River Rafting prioritizes the safety of their clients, which is why they provide life vests and helmets. They make sure that everyone is ready to have fun in the safest way possible.

Beginners need not fear anything because CDO Bugsay River Rafting will guide you every step of the way, starting with the moment you are preparing to get into your raft. They will also teach their clients tips and tricks on how to paddle, what to avoid during the rafting adventure, as well as some basic instructions. However, their best advise, as always, is to have fun and enjoy the adrenaline pumping moments.


CDO Bugsay has four levels of expertise or categories:



-Advance II


First timers are advised to take the Beginner’s Course Package, which will take you through a 12-kilometer stretch of the river and a total of 14 classes of 2 to 3 rapids. This package is highly recommended for families, as well as for friends who are visiting Cagayan de Oro (and taking on the rapids) for the first time. This package is worth Php700/person, for a minimum of 6 people.

For those who have experience or background on river rafting, the Advance Course Package is best suited for you. This covers 16 kilometers of the river with an estimated total of 21 classes of 3 rapids.  This package is Php1000/person, minimum of 6 people.

There is also an Advance II Course package that covers 18 kilometers of the river with a total of 26 classes of 3 rapids. This package includes free meals and is worth Php1500/person, minimum of 6 people.

Lastly, catering to the more experienced and thrill-seeking travelers and adventurers is the Extreme Course Package. This is a 15-kilometer paddling adventure of class 3 and class 4 river rapids. This package costs Php2000/person, also for a minimum of 6 people.

So, whether it’s your first time in CDO or not; whether you’re a long-time resident or a regular visitor, you should not miss your chance to experience adventure at its best. Get in touch with CDO Bugsay and book for your whitewater rafting adventure now.  Visit their Facebook page here, or get in touch with them at 0917-328 4729/ (088) 850-1580 / (088) 309-1991, or 0917-3-BUGSAY (284729). You may also send an email to [email protected].

Enjoy your rafting experience with CDO Bugsay, your adrenaline pumping adventure partner!


(with inputs by MFPoblete)

(Photos from Bugsay’s Facebook page. Used with permission.)

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