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Kidapwan City’s Paniki Falls Eco-River Park does not accept big number of visitors to protect and conserve the biodiversity of the area. The new tourism destination offers high premium service with less impact on the environment. The Paniki Falls Eco-River Park is within the Mt. Apo Natural Park.
The new destination is the first tourism project of the local government and tourism office as part of conservation initiatives in Mt. Apo. The project gives an alternative livelihood to the Manobo community and discouraged unsustainable farming activities within the protected area. The project is in phase 1 and more developments will be implemented that anchored the concept of sustainable development.
The Paniki Falls Eco-River Park was launched on November 24, 2017. It is in the foothills of Mt. Apo, at sitio Mook, Umpan Village, barangay Balabag, Kidapawan City. The Manobos eventually opened their place and collaborate with the local government for conservation measures. They limit visitors up to 50 guests per day. For the Manobos, they considered the area as a sacred ground.
The fee is only P500 (for Adult) inclusive of registration fee, eco-guide, lunch with bottled water, souvenir item, welcome drink, and trek certificate. P400 for 6-15 yrs. old and free of charge for 5 yrs old and below. It is advisable to book ahead to avoid the hassle.
The income from registration fees will go directly to the Manobo community.
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If you're planning to experience the beauty of Paniki Falls, you may contact:
Kidapawan City Tourism Office
Tel. No. (064) 557-3361
Mobile Nos. 09289331091/09079558961