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4D/3N Cebu Itinerary and Expenses

How much does an unforgettable Cebu experience cost? Click on the link below to find out.

Cebu Itinerary and Expenses

Without the airfare cost, it’s less than Php10K.

 

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DIY Cebu: Day 2 Whaleshark watching at Oslob

I’ve researched thoroughly before we had this trip and I knew that if we wanted to see the whalesharks early, we had to get up early. This is also the reason why I chose Gran Tierra Suites. It is near the South Bus terminal where we would ride a bus going to Oslob. They operate as early as 3AM. Make sure you ride the Ceres bus line. They are very efficient and on-time. Here’s their cebu bus sched.

How to go to Oslob from Cebu city
1. Ride the Ceres bus line at the South bus terminal. Travel time is at 3-4 hours. There are some stops made for comfort room breaks.
2. You won’t miss the drop off area as there are signs at the road and the bus conductor would also call out those who are getting off at Oslob.
3. From there, you’ll spot a registration area where you pay for which activities you want to avail of. Php500 if you want to get off the boat and swim with the whalesharks, Php300 if you will stay in the boat and just watch the whalesharks. They also have go pro cameras for rent for Php550. If you avail of it, the boatmen will take your picture underwater. If not, you’ll have to take the picture yourself.

TIP: Go on a weekday. There are several people during weekdays. We had ours on a weekday and the place was really crowded but it was really organized and systematic.
We were 110th on the line when we arrived. We waited for around an hour before we got our turn. The whaleshark watching takes around 30 minutes.

 

Itinerary and Expenses:

3am – 3:15am      taxi from Gran Tierra to South Bus Terminal                  Php100

3:55am                   bus left for Oslob                                                                      Php165/person

7am                        arrived at Oslob

8:30                        standby for our turn to view the whalesharks              Php300/person

Php500/person

9:00                        done and ready for Sumilon Island

Total: Php680 – if you will view from the boat (includes another Php165 for the bus ride back to Cebu city)

Php880 – if you will swim with the whaleshark (inlcudes another Php165 for the bus ride back to Cebu City)

 

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Cagbalete Island: Tips, Itinerary and Expenses

I know you’ve been waiting for this post. 🙂

 

Day 1
Time Activity Cost (per person)
11:00 PM Assembly at JAC Liner Kamias 25
11:30 PM Departure to Lucena 218
3:30 AM Arrival at Lucena Grand Central Terminal
4:30 AM Ride bus going to Mauban 54
5:45 AM Arrival at Mauban
6:00 AM Ride trike going to Pantalan/port 10
6:15 AM Arrival at Pantalan/port
bought water & other supplies 28
Environmental fee 50
7:00 AM Ride private boat to Cagbalete 300
Tip for porters 8
8:30 AM Arrival at Villa Noe 400
BRUNCH
SWIM/REST
DINNER
squid & fish for lunch 38
other groceries 200
9:30 PM SLEEP
Subtotal: 1331
Day 2
Time Activity Cost (per person)
8:00 AM Rise & Shine
9:00 AM Breakfast
Swim
Prepare to go back to MNL
12 noon boat from Cagbalete to Pantalan/port
1:30 PM trike to JAC liner (going to Cubao) 20
1:50 PM trike to van going to Lucena Grand Central Terminal 10
2:15 PM Van ride going to Lucena Grand Central Terminal 60
3:15 PM Arrival at Lucena Grand Central Terminal
LUNCH
5:00 PM bus left for Cubao 218
8:30 PM Arrival at Cubao
taxi going home 35
Subtotal: 343

GRAND TOTAL: Php1,674 (excluding pasalubong)

Around Php2,000 will be spent including pasalubong and some taho (Php10 each) and balot (Php20 each).

 

TIPS, TIPS, TIPS!!!

1. Use the Cubao – Lucena Grand Central route to maximize your time and for a stress-free travel.

2. The non-AC bus from Lucena Grand Central going to Mauban is full of mosquitoes! -_- Bring mosquito repellant!

3. Take the private boat from the port to Cagbalete. You’ll have more free time and you’ll get to the island earlier rather than wait for the passenger boat.

4. You may opt to buy food at the island instead of bringing food with you – that is if you like eating fish. There are several vendors selling fish round the clock.

5. Take the van going back to Lucena Grand Central instead of the non-AC bus. It’s more comfortable and the price difference is just around Php6.

6. The more, the merrier, the cheaper! 🙂

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4D/3N Davao: Actual Itinerary and Summary of Expenses

Day1: Oct.14 Activities Expenses per head
5am-6:45am MNL to DAVAO
6:45am-7:15am Davao to Sasa wharf taxi to wharf (Php100) 33
7:15am-7:45am Sasa Wharf to Babak ferry 10
7:45am-10 Babak to Kaputian tricycle (Php250) 83
10:00 Captain Hook’s Red Parrot Inn accommodation 534
10-11:30 lunch 205
11:30-1:30pm Talicud Island Hopping package tour (1800/boat) 600
1:30-3pm Kaputian Beach Resort Kaputian Beach Resort Entrance Fee 15
3pm onwards FREE TIME dinner at nearby carienderia 40
Subtotal 1520
Day2: Oct.15 Activities Expenses per head
7:30am Check out Captain Hook’s Inn breakfast 0
9am-1:30pm Pearl Farm ride to Pearl Farm (Php1k for the day) 334
Day Tour + Lunch 1800
1:30-2:30pm Giant Clam Kuya Robert (1k/boat) 334
Environmental fee 75
2:30-3pm Samal Island Huts (SIH) accommodation w/bfast 767
4pm FREE TIME early dinner 85
Subtotal 3395
Day3: Oct.16 Activities Expenses per head
8am Breakfast at Samal island Huts
9:30am check out SIH trike to Babak wharf 20
9:45-10am Babak Wharf to Sasa Wharf ferry 10
10-10:45am Sasa Wharf to Domicilio/Lachi’s cab from wharf to Lachi’s (Php160) 53
10:45am Lachi’s lunch 210
trike from Lachi’s to Blugre Café (Php30) 10
12noon  Blugre Coffee durian coffee 150
Aldevinco jeep from Blugre to Aldevinco 8
Bangkerohan jeep fromAldevinco to Bangkerohan 8
souvenirs 390
3pm Domicilio Lorenzo cab from Bangkerohan to Domicilio (Php70) 23
accommodation 600
dinner 125
Subtotal 1607
Day4: Oct.17 Activities Expenses per head
 9am Breakfast at TAPS breakfast 90
10am leave for airport fare to airport via bus 15
11am DVO – MNL 1:20pm lunch 80
3:00 PM MNL terminal fee at Davao 200
Subtotal 385

Grand Total: Php6,907 + airfare Php1,603.8 = Php8,510.8 (inclusive of all fares, meals, and souvenirs/pasalubong)

TIPS to make your Davao adventure cheaper AKA lessons from the trip:

1. Make use of Pearl Farm’s package tour. We didn’t, so we had to rent out the trike. Pearl Farm’s package tour includes a roundtrip ferry to and from Sta. Ana wharf.

2. There are few food choices in Kaputian. You may opt to bring your own food and have the staff where you’re staying cook it for you at minimal fee or scout for nearby carinderias. We were too tired and hungry when we arrived at Red Parrot Inn so we ended up having a meal worth more than Php600!

3. I thought staying in different hotels would’ve saved us travel time. Maybe it did but it also cost us. A  better itinerary would’ve been:

Day1: Davao City Tour (find an accommodation near the wharfs)

Day2: Pearl Farm, GIant Clams (after arriving at Pearl Farm, have your contact for the Giant Clam meet you at the back door of Pearl Farm; go to the Giant Clams first so it is still low tide then just get back to Pearl Farm and enjoy it the rest of the day)

Day3: Samal island Tour (from farthest to nearest from Babak wharf) – Talicud Island, Kaputian Beach, Hagimit, Monfort Bat Cave, Vanishing Island

 

Contact numbers:

tricycle driver, Kuya Jason – 09129276559

Giant Clam, Kuya Robert – 09496579661

 

Other Davao Posts:

Davao Planned itinerary

Day 1: Talicud Tour at Samal

Day 2: Pearl Farm and Giant Clams

Day 3: Food Trip

Day 4: Back to MNL

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Day 4 in Bohol: Summary of Activities and Expenses

Our last day in Bohol was just about going back to Manila. Our flight was at9:45AM so there wasn’t room for any activity before we leave. Kuya JC picked us up from the resort, dropped by Kuya Johnny’s house, then to the airport. We were really happy with their service. Kuya Johnny even checked if we arrived safely in Manila.

Anyway, I just want to mention that when it comes to food, there weren’t really much choices in Dumaluan. The restaurant of Dumaluan2 itself was kind of pricey. Their buffet we’re good enough to fill your tummies. I’m, satisfied with their breakfast buffet. We’ve been eating at DBR Grill since their food is cheaper compared with the resto. Their cooking is good but the quantity is kind of small. If it wasn’t for our friend, Rai, who was a Boholana and was also visiting there, we wouldn’t have tasted seafood. She, along with her driver, brought us to the city for dinner on our last night in Bohol and ate at Crab House.

Summary of Activities:

Day 1: Arrival;  Stayed at Dumaluan2 Beach Resort

Day 2: Countryside and Panglao Tour

Day 3: Dolphin Watching and Island Hopping

Day 4: Back to Manila

 

Summary of Expenses (per person):

Airfare: Php1216.07

Packaged Tour (rooms and tours): Php5250

Small Boat: Php200

Total: Php6,666*

*Does not include food, tips, and pasalubongs. Food may be estimated at around Php100-150/person/meal. Good thing we had free breakfasts.

 

Contact

Before I forget, here’s Kuya Johnny’s contact numbers: 09177031664, 09999906216, 09228213055

You may also email him at johnnycalulo@yahoo.com.

 

Here’s one of the last pics we took early in the morning before heading back to Manila:

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Puerto Princesa Expenses and Contact Persons

Here’s a breakdown of our expenses from our Puerto Princesa trip. Amount is per person:

Airfare: Php1899.85

GoHotel: Php706

Underground River Tour Package: Php1540

DIY Honda Bay + City Tour = Php865.8

TOTAL (per person): Php5,011.65

The total amount does not include terminal fees, breakfast, lunch (except for the one included in the Uderground River Tour Package), dinner, and pasalubongs.

CONTACT PERSONS:

Kuya Jun (for package tours and van rentals): 09175414366

Tricycle Driver: 09482475241

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Exploring Camiguin: Itinerary, Expenses, and Contacts

 

Day1 Itinerary Costs Notes
9am left Manila 100 taxi
200 terminal fee
3,089 airfare
10:15am Arrived at CDO; took a cab to Balingoan port 500 each
88 lunch
12:50pm arrived at Balingoan port; booked a ferry to Benoni port 170
1:45pm ferry left for Benoni port
3:15pm arrived at Benoni port; travel to Sabacajan Cottages 2,777 Ensogo voucher
4:30pm arrived at Sabacajan Cottages; settled in
5:30pm early dinner 222
Day2
5:30am travel to White Island
6 – 8:45am explored White Island
9 – 9:30am breakfast at Sabacajan
9:30 – 10am travel to Katibawasan Falls 15  (entrance)
11:15am Sunken Cemetery
11:35am Old Ruins 20  (entrance)
12noon Soda Pool 20  (entrance)
1:30 – 3:00pm Cold Spring 20  (entrance)
12.5 table 50
lunch 105
3:30pm Walkway 5  (entrance)
4:30pm Ardent HotSpring
6pm back at Sabacajan Cottages
dinner 87.5
400 additional Kuya Frank
Day3
6am travel to Paras beach
6:30am boat ride to Mantigue 137.5 550 boat
7 – 8:30am explored Mantigue Island
8:30 -9am boat ride back to Paras
9 – 9:45am Wash Up 5
9:45 – 10am travel to Benoni port; booked ferry to Balingoan 150
10:15 – 11:40am Benoni to Balingoan 800 taxi
11:40 – 2:10pm Lumbia Airport 30 terminal fee
30 lunch

Total of Php 8983.50. This does not include the “tips” and pasalubongs. Speaking of, pastels are at Php130 for a box of 12. Dried squid are sold as low as Php150 depending on the quantity.

Contacts:

Sabacajan Cottages – Ms. Lourdes (09157856610)

Tours – Kuya Frank (09205405582)

– Kuya Teddy (09392440521) He could privide you with a cheaper package which includes the place to stay, countryside tour, and vehicle

Taxi – Kuya Rey (09108893492) He’s the taxi driver from CDO Airport. He also tours people from CDO to Camiguin or just in CDO only or Camiguin only.

 

 

For my other Camiguin entries:

Exploring Camiguin (Day 1)

Exploring Camiguin (Day 2): White Island

Exploring Camiguin (Day 2): Tourist Spots

Exploring Camiguin (Day 3): Mantigue Island

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Coron Trip: Expenses

Expenses below are for a group of four. The boatride would definitely be cheaper if there were more than four of us. But I find the amount still reasonable. 🙂

airfare – 2,292.88

van transfer – 300

hotel – 1850

trike – 87.50

boat – 1250♣

entrance fees – 950

lunch (from the market) – 127

TOTAL: Php 6857.38

♣ Our agreement with the boatman prior to arriving at Coron was Php1500 for the Coron Loop (day 1) and Php3500 for the other farther islands (day 2). Due to the flight delay, we opted to still give the Php5000 even if we had the tour of the different islands for just 1 day. They were very kind and accommodating anyway.
 

The computation above does not include the “pasalubongs” and the trike fare (around Php20 each) during our last day when we bought the pasalubongs. And the lunch we had before leaving for the airport at the Kawayanan Grill Station.

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