Lussok Cave and Underground River | Things to do in Luna-Apayao

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Apayao Luna 105
From its somber beginnings as a refuge for Japanese soldiers and native insurgents, Lussok Cave has metamorphosed into one of Luna's most well-loved attractions. The tour starts with a brief 200-meter boat ride on the enchanting azure waters. Upon entering the cave, glimmering limestone formations loom over the pitch black river. Faint streaks of sunlight seep from a hole, or lussok in their vernacular, caused by war bombings further down the route. Thrill-seeking visitors can opt to end the tour by spelunking their way out of the cave.
Open: 8am-4pm
Address: Brgy. Dagupan, Luna, Apayao
Fee: 120 php/head, 25 php - Parking Fee
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Nearby attractions

Apayao Provincial Capitol
Attraction
7.64 km away

The Apayao Provincial Capitol is where the governor and his constituents perform their duties and responsibilities. It sits on a hill that overlooks a small man-made park. During afternoons, residents of all ages can be seen hanging around and relaxing under the surrounding trees. A few can also be seen playing basketball in the newly constructed gymnasium just a few minutes away from the Capitol. At times of calamity, this gym is the town's designated evacuation center.

Manacota Underground River
Attraction
9.37 km away

Shooting the rapids is a common attraction all over the country, but have you ever tried it inside a cave? Travelers who want to try out this extreme activity are accompanied by a couple of boatmen wherein one steers through narrow crevices with a single blade paddle while the other holds on to the stern to keep the boat balanced. The river spans 700m of a crystal-clear water in Marag Valley. On a good day, various species of fish can be sighted swimming along such as tilapia, carp, eel, and palilang. The water level depends on the weather conditions—it can rise as high as 30 to 40 feet during heavy rains and storms, which explains the presence of lodged trunks and branches at the cave's ceiling. 

Nagan River
Attraction
10.28 km away

Nagan River was recognized as the region's cleanest body of water for 3 consecutive years, starting in 1998. It flows to the town of Lydia in Lower Maton. Locals can often be seen bathing, rafting, and doing their laundry by the cool river, where various species of fish such as eel, tilapia, and carp also thrive.

Where to stay

RJ Domingo Fish Farm Resort
₱400
Hotels and homes
5.83 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Pudtol. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.

Star Jewel Lodge
₱300
Hotels and homes
7.66 km away

Peaceful and comfortable place away from home. 

La Nouva Vita Hotel and Restaurant
₱800

Strategically located at Luna, Apayao, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.

Getting there and around

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