Rafting Trips

Experience whitewater rafting like never before.


Chico River Quest Whitewater Rafting Trips include:

  • Complete safety and paddle briefing.
  • Deluxe wholesome home cooked meals prepared especially for you whether you stay for a day or more. Vegetarians and special diets accommodated upon request.
  • Shuttles to and from rendezvous point.
  • Accommodations on a double and triple sharing basis.
  • Two experienced and professional white water rafting guides in each raft.
  • State of the art equipments for a safe and exciting Chico River Quest whitewater rafting trip.
  • Rustic river scenery and fun filled in river and off river activities.

Sports enthusiasts rave about our trips. Our trips are also a perfect choice for family vacations, company outings and team building. Ideal Water levels for rafting are from June to January. Minimum Reservation is for a group of six and more or an option to join other groups.

Want to do it yourself? Fam Special!

This is for private boaters and professional guides who know how to run good hard class III to class VI whitewater. Open to anyone who has the skills to do it themselves. We reserve the right to let our gear out on Class V . So come up with some sort of resume or some good stories anyway. We might make some exceptions. This special runs from October 1st to December 15th - 2007- For -$79- per day.

It includes a local guide so you will not get lost, food, river gear rental, transportation to and from one of the three rivers inside Kalinga, a place to stay at a local hostel, and the use of our kayaks, inflatable kayaks, rafts and Boogie Boards. Or you are welcome to bring your own gear. Thats how we got ours. Instruction is also available from trained Chico River Quest guides. The Fam does not include Airfare to and from Kalinga. Please limit the size of the groups to 10 guests per day. Reservations are required.

The rivers of Kalinga are class III to class V. Our runs can be 40 miles in length. Most traverse roadless areas. Kalinga is steep and mountainous in many areas. The elevations run from 1,000 to 9,000 feet and Kalinga roads can be difficult if it rains. Chico River Quest has been running the Chico River, Pasil River and the Saltan River for the last 10 years. Like most rivers they have cut-off levels when the big rains hit. Rains begin in May to June most years. By September the rains slow down but the Typhoons are still in full season. With November the temperature drops as cooler weather falls on the Philippines. It is cooler still in January and hiking is the best. The dry season runs from February to May.


CRQI RIVER TRIPS ULLALIM RUN - Pasil Chico River Confluence to Tabuk

2D/1N – Php 4,000/pax

A half day of Class III rapids full of big waves and continuous beautiful scenery.
This is the perfect short and sweet trip for beginners.


MATAGUAN RUN - Tinglayan to Pasil Marathon Run

3D/2N – Php 7,000/pax

A premier whitewater trip in the Philippines and the most popular trip with guides and paddlers alike! The trip covers the majority of the Chico River from Tinglayan to Pasil with approximate rafting time of four to five hours at high water and six to seven hours at lower water levels. This stretch is generally of Class III and IV rapids amidst the scenic wonder of the Chico River gorge, heartland of Kalinga. You will pass through ancient rice terraces, narrow limestone canyons, sleepy villages, and of course the thrill of Kalinga whitewater.


The CHICO RIVER CHALLENGE - Ullalim and Matagoan Run

3D/2N – Php 8,500/pax

A two-day rafting trip combining the Ullalim Run and the Matagoan Run.
Get the chance to double up on the fun and excitement!

Things to bring:

  • sunscreen
  • river shorts
  • river shoes/sandals
  • extra t-shirt
  • other under garments
  • light weight sweater and / or jacket
  • sunglasses and/or spare glasses
  • paddling/biking gloves
  • ball cap/sun visor
  • flashlight
  • shorts/long pants
  • personal toiletries
  • rain jacket and pants
  • swimsuit
  • water proof camera
  • bug repellent
  • books
  • extra beverages (no glass, please)
  • musical instrument(s)
  • sunscreen
  • river shorts
  • river shoes/sandals
  • extra t-shirt
  • other under garments
  • light weight sweater and / or jacket

The Chico River is never to be conquered but to be respected and protected.