Guide to Hindang Cave and Wild Monkeys in Hindang, Leyte

Guide to Hindang Cave and Wild Monkeys in Hindang, Leyte

Guide to Hindang Cave and Wild Monkeys in Hindang, Leyte

Hindang is located in the province of Southern Leyte. Wild monkeys can be found in the caves of Hindang. Also, the cave is easily accessible to tourists or locals due to its location.

Traveling to Hindang for the first time? This detailed and curated travel guide will make it easy for you to navigate your way inside, save money, and maximize your time.

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HOW TO GET TO HINDANG

βœ“ By Airplane & Bus/Van. (From Cebu or Manila)

  1. There are actually daily flights from Manila to Tacloban and Cebu to Tacloban. The flight takes at least an hour and twenty (20) minutes if your entry point is Manila. Air travel takes about forty five (45) minutes or less if your entry point is Cebu.
  2. After arriving at Tacloban Domestic Airport (San Jose, Tacloban City), go to Tacloban City Bus Terminal via taxicab or transfer service. 
  3. From Tacloban City Bus Terminal, one can easily go to the Hindang Caves and Wild Monkeys by taking a three-hour bus or van ride bound for Hilongos/Maasin/Bato. Tell the driver to drop you off at Hindang Caves and Wild Monkeys. 
  4. From the highway, you can either walk for about 300 meters or just hire a motorcycle or tricycle to get to the destination.

Notes:

Airlines that travel from Manila to Tacloban: (9+ flights per day)

Cebu Pacific
Air Asia
Philippine Airlines

Airlines that travel from Cebu to Tacloban: (3+ flights per day)

Cebu Pacific
CebGo
AirAsia Zest
Philippine Airlines

βœ“ By Private Vehicle. (From Tacloban to Lintaon Peak)

Below is the map from Tacloban Terminal to Hindang Caves and Wild Monkeys

1.A 3 hour drive experience from Tacloban to Hindang so be sure to Gas-up.

2.An access road at the left side of the highway can be easily miss because the sign is kinda small.

βœ“ By Boat & Bus/Van. (From Cebu via Baybay)

  1. If you are from Cebu City and would like to get to Leyte via ferryboats, you can take the Cebu-Baybay route via large sea transports and purchase tickets from ferry outlets in Cebu City. Sea travel takes at least seven (7) hours for large passenger ships.
  2. Baybay City’s bus terminal is just near the port area so you can directly ride vans or buses bound for Maasin City or Hilongos, Leyte, as these routes pass by Hindang, Leyte. Tell the driver to drop you off at Hindang Caves and Wild Monkeys. 
  3. From the highway, you can either walk for about 300 meters or just hire a motorcycle or tricycle to get to the destination.

Notes: 

There are two (2) shipping companies which operates from Cebu City to Baybay, Leyte: Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Inc. and Roble Shipping Lines, Inc. 

βœ“ By Boat & Bus/Van. (From Cebu via Ormoc)

  1. If you are from Cebu City and would like to get to Leyte via ferryboats, you can take the Cebu-Ormoc route via large sea transports and purchase tickets from ferry outlets in Cebu City. Sea travel takes at least seven (7) hours for large passenger ships.
  2. Ormoc City’s bus terminal is just near the port area so you can directly ride vans or buses bound for Maasin City or Hilongos, Leyte, as these routes pass by Hindang, Leyte. Tell the driver to drop you off at Hindang Caves and Wild Monkeys. 
  3. From the highway, you can either walk for about 300 meters or just hire a motorcycle or tricycle to get to the destination.

Notes: 

βœ“ There are three (3) fast crafts which operates from Cebu City to Ormoc City, Leyte: Oceanjet Shipping Lines, 2Go Shipping Lines and Weesam Express.

Travel Time is 3 hours maximum.

βœ“ There are two (2) slow crafts which operates from Cebu City to Ormoc City, Leyte:  Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Inc. and Roble Shipping Lines, Inc. 

Travel Time is 6 hours maximum.

TIP:

From Tacloban, a signpost of the destination at the left side is situated along the highway and from Maasin, the signpost is located on the right of the highway.

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Pre- Travel Tips

βœ“ When is the best time to visit Hanginan?
βœ“ Travel Must Haves

When is the Best Time to Visit Hindang?

The best months to visit Hindang is on September and April.

Travel Must-Have

βœ“ Google Map App – A life-saver for me because without it, I might get lost.

βœ“ Google Translate – Super powerful app. Translate anything.

βœ“Gps-Guided App

βœ“ Sunscreen – Protect yourself from sunburn or much worse – Cancer.

βœ“ Pocket Wifi or Sim Card – The convenient of searching anything is a go-to. Please don’t forget this baby. It is a life-saver for me though.

βœ“ Water Bottle – Bring some if you can. Be hydrated.

βœ“ Sunglasses – Protect your eyes.

βœ“ Extra shirt – Sweat is real. Be sure to bring some.

βœ“ Towel – Bring some.

Hindang Cave and Wild Monkeys in Hindang, Leyte

ENTRANCE FEE: P20.00 php per person

Guide to Hindang Cave and Wild Monkeys in Hindang, Leyte
Hindang Cave and Wild Monkeys in Hindang, Leyte Main Entrance

This is the main entrance. On the left side is where you will pay the entrance fee. A guide will accompany you in going to the Hindang Cave because the monkeys are wild. 

You can also bring bananas for the monkeys but be careful in giving bananas, as what I said earlier, monkeys are wild.

Guide to Hindang Cave and Wild Monkeys in Hindang, Leyte

This stair will take you to the Hindang Cave. Another entrance with a sign that says, “Welcome to Hindang Cave & Wild Monkeys“. Monkeys are already seen in this vicinity.Β 

Guide to Hindang Cave and Wild Monkeys in Hindang, Leyte

Look at that picture above. I was really dead scared when taking that picture. I did not even dared to try and stare at them again.

On the other hand, I remembered that we were so loud so the monkeys swarm over us in just a few seconds. They were shouting and making loud noises (was it to intimidate us?maybe) but the guides said that monkeys were territorial and they do not like loud noises. I also stared to some monkeys and the guide swiftly warn me not to stare at them for a long period of time. 

I am a living proof that monkeys there were untamed and wild.

Guide to Hindang Cave and Wild Monkeys in Hindang, Leyte

I admit that I got tired just by climbing the stairs. I was really sweaty. 

Guide to Hindang Cave and Wild Monkeys in Hindang, Leyte

A closer look of the stalactite of Hindang Cave.

Guide to Hindang Cave and Wild Monkeys in Hindang, Leyte

We weren’t able to get inside the caves because it was dark. The smell was too strong for us to handle too and the area was practically hot.

Also, a Zipline was available in the area. It is one of their attractions. Unfortunately, I did not try the zipline.

Guide to Hindang Cave and Wild Monkeys in Hindang, Leyte

EXPENSES

Php 20.00/person – Entrance Fee
Php 25.00/vehicle – Parking Fee (depends on what type of vehicle you bring)
Php 200.00/person
 – Zipline 

TIPS

Here are some tips to enjoy a smooth sailing adventure.

Jacket. Remember to bring some jacket to protect you from the cold air if you plan to have an overnight camping.

Bring your own food,water and snacks. For tipid (budget) purposes, just bring some food and snacks.

Umbrella. Scorching heat of the sun? Worry no more.

Never leave your trash anywhere because it creates a huge impact on the environment.


Have fun and enjoy. Do not forget to share your story with me. 

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