The Ulot River Torpedo Boat Adventure experience at Paranas, Samar – the longest river in the entire Samar island crossing all 3 provinces, Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar.

The Torpedo Boat Adventure route, however, only traverses 11.5 kilometers of this lengthy river (23 kms back and forth) and takes about an hour downstream, and over an hour upstream back to the jump-off point.

The jump-off point is located near the HQ of the Samar Island Natural Park (SINP) in Paranas, Samar along the Buray-Borongan highway.

Getting there: It’s about 1.5 hours drive from Tacloban City to the jump off point. From Tacloban City, head on to Catbalogan, Samar via the Maharlika Highway. Upon reaching the Buray junction (this is before Catbalogan), turn right headed for Borongan. SINP HQ is 16 kilometers from the Buray junction.

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The staff of calle Z Cafe goes on its Annual Summer Outing, April 22, 2011 at the Ulot River Torpedo Boat Adventure at Ulot Watershed, Samar Island Natural Park (SINP) in Paranas, Samar.

calle Z Cafe closes operation only 6 days in a year: Good Friday, June 30, Dec 24 & 25; and Dec 31 & Jan 01. Good Friday is usually when the staff goes on a summer respite.

The Ulot River Torpedo Boat Adventure is about an hour’s motorized banca ride (no outriggers) downstream at Ulot River – Samar’s longest river – and back upstream (1.5 hours) navigating portions with river rapids. Traversed distance is about 23 kilometers, roundtrip.

The river boat adventure is located near Samar Island Natural Park HQ at Paranas, Samar. It’s almost a 2-hour drive from Tacloban City.

GETTING THERE: From Tacloban City, take Maharlika Highway headed towards Catbalogan, Samar. At the Buray junction (that’s before Catbalogan), turn right. The jump off point is 16 kms from the Buray junction. Read more from my previous post: http://callezaragosa.com/gerryruizphotoblog/2010/11/eastern-visayas-newest-destination-ulot-river-torpedo-boat-adventure/

For travel assistance and other arrangements, contact Leyte Gulf Travel & Tours: (053)321-7966; (053)523-7966. email: leytegulf@callezaragosa.com

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