Sohoton Caves, Basey, Samar
Experiencing Sohoton Caves is like a having a flashback to a very distant past…
Sohoton Caves, or more appropriately, the Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park is situated at Rawis, Brgy. Guirang in Basey, Samar.
Fascinating geological features abound in the 840-hectare park such as caves, limestone boulders, rockholes, weathered formation rocks and underground rivers.
The National Park is reached by boat that can be chartered in Tacloban or, more cheaply, in Basey, Samar.
Basey is about 45 minutes by car from Tacloban passing through the famed San Juanico Bridge. Tours start at the Basey pier, where a pump boat, tour guide, and light men are rented. It is another 45-minute ride by pump boat up a winding river passing through small villages, nipa palms on the banks and a motley parade of river crafts.
Upon approaching the park, one will notice outright a change in the scenery as river banks with magnificent limestone walls and overhangs come into view.
One feels being transported instantly to another place and time… back to prehistoric eras.
UPDATE: For an updated post on Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park, click: http://callezaragosa.com/gerryruizphotoblog/?p=589