I was super stocked upon hearing news that an ATV park has opened in Malandag, Malungon Sarangani Province. 3DOE Ecopark and Restaurant is the latest edition to the outdoor adventures SOCCSKARGEN has to offer. This ATV Adventure Park is the first in South Cotabato.
3DOE offers different ATV adventure packages, the first one is a farm trail, which is a 45min. for only P600 and a 2 seater buggy for P800. The second package is their Malandag Trails, which covers a 1-1/2 hour ATV ride time for P1500, and P2500 for a 2 seater buggy. Both the first and second package is only available around 8am-4pm.
Their third package is the Lamlifew Heritage of Lumads package, its a 3 hour ATVenture for P2000/ P3000 for a 2 seater buggy with snacks and coffee. For those who love spectacular views, the forth package is the Sanches Peak package (which by the way is the highest peak at General Santos City), its a 5 hour ATVenture, and includes snacks, with a little more, you can camp for the night, and have breakfast at the campsite. Both the third and fourth package are set to depart 8am, 1pm, 4pm for overnight stays. You can also opt to use the-seater buggies for these packages.
Opting for a full day of fun and adventure, I tried their fifth package which is a seven to eight hour ATV trail, with stop overs at Bucay e El Waterfalls and Faking Laraw. Schedule for departure is 8—9am only.
The package comes with snacks, bundle fight native chicken tinola/adobo (you can also request for exotic dishes).
We got to the center around 7:50am and luckily, was blessed with a sunny day.
Before riding the ATV Bikes, we were given a quick briefing on the do’s and don’ts on how to ride those big toys, ATV safety, and the route we’re taking. After the briefing, we were also asked to sign a waiver.
The ride started promptly at eight in the morning with a briefing. We were asked to expect and prepare ourselves for muddy trails, extreme adrenaline, breath taking views, river crossings, and a one of a kind adventure. And boy where they right.
Riding those ATV bikes is easy to get used to, since the bikes are automatic. So you just have to remember F for Forward, N for Neutral and R for Reverse, Gas/Accelerate and the most important one of all ,the brakes.
I loved every moment on this trip, maybe it was the adrenaline, cuz I didn’t feel tired. I was up and running from morning to sun down. The trail is fun and a bit challenging, cuz you have to calculate which side of the path you’ll be taking, which is not only testing your physical capabilities but your brain and reflexes as well. If your worried about the ride, fret not because professional trail guides will be with you the entire adventure.
The ride got us immersed in culture as well, on our stop overs at Bucay e El Waterfalls /Faking Laraw and Lamlifew Heritage Museum and School of Living Tradition. Where we got a taste of their B’laan snacks and dishes. Their native coffee are a must try! The B’laan children dancing and singing with a majestic view behind them. Trulls an adventure for the senses.
For anyone who’ll be visiting Gensan, If your looking for a one of a kind adventure, I recommend you put this on your itinerary.
Things to keep in mind before booking your ATVenture: Packages are minimum 2persons and maximum 12 person per booking. Groups of 5 to 8 person can avail 10% discount. Groups of 9 to 12 person can avail 12% discount.
30% deposit is required for slot reservation for more info call 09228631961. For updates like and follow their Facebook page: 3DOE Ecopark and Restaurant
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