I first heard about Miyamit falls from a friend who saw it in Youtube, and since it was featured in “Byahe ni Drew” by Drew Arellano, it captured my interest quick.
We first went to the Municipality of Porac, Pampanga to secure waiver and permits. This is very important as they don’t allow tourist now a days to enter Sapang-Uwak without your waivers presented to the guards. Two checkpoints await for those who come to see the falls. This is partly because of the SUV that bypassed the municipality and the baranggay of Sapang-Uwak, even avoiding to get a local tour guide, which fell down the cliff afterwards. But frankly, getting these documents hadn’t been easy for us.
We set off at around 9 in the morning and reached past 1 pm. The trek was not easy, it was quite a long journey specially for some of us since some were first-timers yet walked a long trail. But the good thing is that not even one of us surrendered.
With steep hills all the way to the falls, plus our packs on our backs and going under high degree of sensation under the sun, what kept us going is the conquerors in ourselves. The harder it gets the more we wanted to win over it.
These children will ask for little amount of money, they will surely love candies, food or breads coming from tourists.
Knowing we were near the falls already, we skipped the view deck as we were all excited to see the falls and already wanted to take our lunch.
So on our way back, four of us came for the scenery at the top and it was worthwhile. Here you will have a scenic view from an altitude, best spot for sightseeing.
At the Falls
Since it is already summer, Miyamit did not show herself as to how I first saw her in the picture. Our tour guide said it is best to see the falls on rainy days because the rush of the water is more intense but the trail then would be muddy and therefore can be quite dangerous for some.
The water is clean and can be drunk. It is also very cold, it’s ice cold. Take a free massage from the downpour to your back relieving all the stress you get from the trek. You will surely forget all your troubles right after the dip, truly worth the climb passing ten consecutive mountains!
What I enjoyed most about this trek is the “Mini Falls” part, just few meters down the stream, you will find the mini falls. The pool is around 10-15 meters deep making the water very clear very good for underwater picture-taking. I have my own photo taken by a friend but I prefer to post this – because I shot it!
Summing It Up
To sum it all up, it was a worthwhile experience. If you are up for the adventure, this place is good for you. If you are up for just the fun, you can still go but better ride a 4×4 or a motorcycle. The locals are offering a ride.
Jungle Survival Training
Since we’ve already been to the place, my group and I, along with some locals, have come up with the idea of offering JUNGLE SURVIVAL LESSON, learn it from the Aeta people themselves. No one is doing it as of the moment, we will be first. If you are interested, contact us.