Haven’t you thought of flying pretty much like your favorite superheroes? Well, an adrenaline pumping experience such as that is possible as the urban city of Davao recommends some new and must-try adventures for the young, corporate and civic groups.
Branded as the home of the longest and fastest zipline in Asia (the Xcelerator Zipline) and largest ropes course facility in the Philippines, Outland Adventure is situated in a private nature haven just a few minutes away from the Davao City Proper.
With Matthew “Matt” McNeil as the Outland Adventure director, the Xclerator zipline remains to be the premium thrilling ride for everyone, aside from their two-line traverse. The Xcelerator is designed with an accident-free safety factor. Meaning to say, every component of the Xcelerator has a secured back-up system of safety gears so as to assure that every guest is free from any danger.
What essentially happens is that a participant will board on a wooden raft in order to cross a deep river. A group has to stand on top of the raft while pulling their way across the lake. After which, the exhilarating uphill hike starts. It’ll be nice if one takes time and enjoy a relaxed hiking pace. Upon reaching the starting point, one will be asked to either proceed immediately to the Xcelerator or to traverse first before taking the zipline ride.
The two-line traverse is a thrill-provoking activity where one will cross a suspended horizontal cable at the top of the 70 feet off-the-ground jungle canopy. Walking sideways of about 100 meters long heightens the feeling of adventure. It’s surely a test of facing one’s fears. Welcoming the challenge through a determined and strong-willed heart will ultimately make you concentrate even more in order for you to keep your every inch of balance.
The support that you’ll get from the staff/guide will make you realize that you have to be motivated enough to go beyond the limits of your fears. Although crossing the traverse is a bit scary for some, the feeling of success after reaching the endpoint is rewarding.
Zipline and Yipeee
The zipline is estimated to be around one kilometer in length and it’s more than twice the 400-meter line of Camp Sabros in Kapatagan, Digos City. In trying the celebrated zipline of Davao, you can assume a position like a Superman and Darna or just simply a sitting position. And off you go!
Yipeeeâ€¦ for about 30 seconds or so, you’ll find yourself descending along a steep cliff above the lush greenery woods and suspended about 200 feet above the ground. Youâ€™ll absolutely feel the wind sweeping into your face as you catch your breath of thrill and exhilaration.
At the end of it, youâ€™ll be in the mood for more as the experience will remain memorable, unforgettable and priceless perhaps.
The two-line traverse and The Xcelerator are open every Saturdays and Sundays, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The ride costs only 300 pesos, which includes the equipments, the raft ride, and the guided hike to the zipline’s launch point.
Proudly Davao, the Outland Adventure overwhelmingly creates an unparalleled buzz with their adventure-based programs designed to be deeply relevant and germane to every individual of today. There has been a craving for an outstandingly adventurous experience. The people from Outland Adventure are committed to provide a specialized team-building programs and low-level games for the active and outgoing youth, corporations, small business groups or associations, church and civic organizations.
Outland Adventure is owned and operated by Project Challenge Foundation Inc., a pure non-profit foundation where a hundred percent of all donations and/or revenue raised from clients are used to fund their day-to-day operational budget. Accordingly, the Board members of the foundation receive no financial compensation or fringe benefits from the Outland Adventure programs. Founded in the year 2000, it seeks to build a world-class ropes course to primarily offer life-impacting and innovative adventure-based programs beyond the usual seminar and corporate lectures.
The personal value that you can get from the high challenges will help you to understand deeply the significance of teamwork, trust, confidence and communication. It’s basically a sensible life-growth experience which you can practically relate to your everyday encounters at home, work, school or any human encounters.
Their track record for successful teamwork trainings and activities are unrivaled. The challenge course program compels participants to be creative and participative, likewise allowing them to look deeper into themselves and develop an authentic self-concept because itâ€™s non-competitive.
The out-of-the-box activities draw out the reflective aspect of a human being. For this reason, their program triggers self re-discovery, critical thinking, and problem solving techniques. Equally, it aids to foster a meaningful sense of unity, camaraderie and solidarity.
Low Element exercises such as: The Wall, Spider Web, Trust Fall, TP Shuffle, the Kings Finger; and the High Element activities like the Heebie Jeebie, Trapeze Jump, The Catwalk, and Vertical Playpen are just few of the communicative and interactive activities of the Outland Adventure program.
Their team building, family and barkada programs require group reservations. That is why; they prefer accepting a group with a minimum of 20 participants. The team will coordinate and modify a program that will fit for each group.
Outland Adventure Camp is located at Carlos P. Garcia Highway (Diversion Road), Barangay Langub, Ma-a Davao City. Itâ€™s just near the “Twin Rocks” and the Davao GAP Farm. For inquiries and reservations, call them at (082) 2245855, (082) 271-6067 or (0918)6184330.
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You may also visit their Davao office at 2nd Flr. Palacay Bldg. Circumferential Road, Marfori Heights, (Above RC Hobby Shop across from Rite Pharmacy), Davao City.
This article is written by Julius Neil Piala. Having experienced flying the longest zipline, he felt it is worth sharing to everyone who wanted to bring out the adventurous spirit within.