Mt. Daraitan – Travel Guide

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How to Get There

For Public Transportation: At the EDSA- Shar Crossing, ride a UV express (70 pesos) or a jeepney (57 pesos) to Tanay, Rizal. The trip would take you 1.5 hours.
Upon arriving the Tanay market, ride a tricycle (120/person but you can haggle) to Barangay Daraitan.

For Private Vehicles: Head out to Marcos Highway and follow through the Tanay-Infanta Road. Make a left turn to the rough road that leads to Brgy. Daraitan, and park just before the river which used to be connected by a wooden bridge. Cross the river following 3-4 on the ‘Public’ section above. Parking is available before the river crossing.

What to Bring

Usual day hiking stuff: trail food, trail water, extra clothing, personal meds, flashlight incase of unplanned night hiking, packed lunch, money

Basic Expenses

Ride to Tanay from EDSA-Shaw Crossings: 57 pesos (jeepney); 70 pesos (UV express)
Tricycle Ride to Barangay Daraitan: 120 person/person but you can haggle
Bridge Fee: 30 pesos/tricycle
Registration Fee: 20 pesos/person
Guide Fee: 500 pesos/dayhike guide/group (up to 10 hikers),
Ride from Tanay to Manila: 57 pesos (jeepney); 70 pesos (UV express)

*My expenses: All those mentioned above + cab fee to and from EDSA-Shaw + food + food + food + lots of food 🙂

Suggested Itinerary from pinoymountaineer.com

Mt. Daraitan + Tinipak River Dayhike
0400 Take jeepney from EDSA-Shaw to Tanay, Rizal
0530 ETA Tanay, Rizal. Take jeep to Sampaloc, Tanay (P26
0615 ETA Sampaloc, Tanay. Take tricycle to Brgy. Daraitan (P100/person)
0700 Arrival at Daraitan River. Cross with raft and take trike to barangay hall
0730 ETA Barangay Hall; Register and secure guides
0800 Start trek up Mt. Daraitan
1130 ETA summit. Explore the viewpoints / Lunch
1300 Start descent to Tinipak River
1500 Arrival at Tinipak River. Explore the area
1630 Proceed to Brgy. Daritan via riverside trail
1800 Head back to Tanay, Rizal via tricycle
Mt. Daraitan camping + Tinipak River (2 days)
Day 1
0600 Take jeepney from EDSA-Shaw to Tanay, Rizal
0730 ETA Tanay, Rizal. Take jeep to Sampaloc, Tanay (P26
0815 ETA Sampaloc, Tanay. Take tricycle to Brgy. Daraitan (P100/person)
0900 Arrival at Daraitan River. Cross with raft and take trike to barangay hall
0930 ETA Barangay Hall; Register and secure guides.
1000 Start trek up Mt. Daraitan
1200 Lunch along the way
1300 Resume trek
1600 ETA summit. Set up camp.
1800 Dinner / socials
Day 2
0545 Sunrise viewing at the limestone formations
0700 Breakfast / Break camp
0800 Start descent to Tinipak River
1100 Arrival at Tinipak River. Lunch / Sidetrips
1530 Proceed to Brgy. Daritan via riverside trail
1615 Back at Barangay Hall; tidy up
1730 Head back to Tanay, Rizal via tricycle
1830 Back in Tanay Rizal. Take jeepney back to Shaw / Cogeo
2000 Back in Manila
Note: It is also possible to camp in Tinipak River and do Mt. Daraitan as a dayhike on Day 1 or 2 of an overnight trip. 

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