The first time I went to Matigol Falls also known as Bani Falls was with my fellow mountaineers a few years ago. It was also a day hike but the trail we chose was a little difficult since we follow the trail from the uppermost part of the waterfalls going down to the foot of the waterfalls.
This year Louie, Leo, Keir, Madayaw and I had our day trip to Matigol Falls. We arrived in Arakan Valley at 8:00am. Hired motorcycles took as at the jump off point. From the basketball court our trek begins and after 30 minutes we reached Sitio Inamong, Barangay Datu Ladayon where we secure our guides and pay our registration fee.
|"Traveling Louie" and "Journeying Sarah" at the top of Matigol falls (photo courtesy of Madayaw Wowdagway)|
Our first destination was to set foot at the top most part of Matigol Falls. We relaxed for a while and took some photos before we climbed back, took another trail to reach the foot of Matigol Falls. Be sure to bring an umbrella with you because the weather is really hot on daytime since you will trek mostly on grasslands. An hour and a half hour of trek took us to see another beautiful gift of nature.
|A glimpse of Matigol falls before descend|
|The foot of Matigol Falls|
From Ecoland Terminal took a "Rural Transit" bus bound for Cagayan via Budha. Just inform the driver to drop you at Arakan, North Cotabato. The fare ranges from Php 80-100 non aircon bus.You may chosse to walk from the national highway or ride in a motorcyle all the way to Sitio Inamong, Barangay Datu Ladayon court at Php 50.00 -Php80.00 per person. Registration Fee is Php25.00.