Apo Reef 2 Nights Itinerary Guide

Apo Reef (March 31/Apr 1-3)

How to get there:

1. Ride Dimple Star either in Cubao/Sampaloc or Alabang @ 800php including all the fares.

or

Ride Bus to Batangas Pier from Buendia/Kamuning or Alabang (167php/137php)

Terminal Fee of 30php(2-3hours)

Roro Fare 260php (schedule of Roro see the Besta Lines & Montenegro Shipping)(3-4 hours)

Van/Bus to Sablayan 220/190php (2-3hours)

2. Register at the Tourism office of Sablayan

Contact:

Angie Ur Sablayan 0999-732-7949

Tour Guide: Jher Dingdingan 0907-253-7405

Boat:10-15/20pax 10,000php for overnight, additional 2,500php every extended days

Guide fee: 1000php per guide per day, max of 8 pax per guide

Additonal 50php if you wish to go to Pandan Island

*Buy Supplies at the market. 10php for trike fare one way drive

4. Port to Grand Apo Reef Island (3-4hours)

325php for every local tourist with maximum of 48hours stay

220php for guide’s entrance

Camping

Dolphin watching

Lagoon

Lighthouse

Snorkeling

Notes:

1. Butane casette and Knife are restricted at the Batangas Port.

2. I usually take the 12mn or the 2:30am Roro to Sablayan.

3. Bring mess kit, avoid spending much on styros and plastics.

4. Mosquito/sea lice repellant

5. Bring Snorkle gear, rental of Snorkle are availble at the tourism or DENR @150php

6. Salt water abundance, no potable water in the island.

7. Doesn’t have a descent toilet so be cowboy.

8. Camp fire is restricted in the area. (YES!)

9. Respect the wild, avoid applying grease content sunblock when diving or swimming.

10. follow the rules and signs at the Park.

11. Keep the area clean as you go.

Enjoy the Diversity!

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Mount Mayon

Timelapse of Mayon Volcano

The Mayon Volcano at it’s perfect weather. Best to explore during summer time of the Philippines. You can rent an ATVs around the Cagsawa Ruins area. I don’t have the update for the price list of the ATVs services because this is just a throwback entry since Mayon Volcano is very active. Alert Level 3 has been raised around the area. As of this moment tourist flew in and out the Albay to witness the glowing lava at night. Albay can be accessed via airplanes to Legazpi or by land transportation from Manila. Come and Visit the Perfect Cone of Mayon!

Cagayan de Oro – Bukidnon – Camiguin – Iligan (3days itinerary)


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Day 0

 (Arrival CDO)Kuya Chris – 09059539360

(for land travel services I recommend this guy)

114.29 each – Van from airport (800 for 7 pax)
Day 1 (CDO -Bukidnon)
 

Del Monte Pineapple Farm
 
Day 1 

Cagayan de Oro – White Water Rafting

Bukidnon – Dahilayan Adventure Park

Great White Water Tours – 0917 706 0677

(suggest kuya Chris as a Driver -09059539360)

Dahilayan Adventure Park Zipline Fees – Three Stages

Water Rafting with 21 rapids

With complete gears

1 lunch / 2 snacks / 1 dinner

 500 Photo-Video in a CD

All in package for 1 day = 2130/pax
    
      

 
Day 2 (Camiguin)

3am Pick up time at hotel

   
 206.43 – day 2 Accomm 1445 for 7pax

500 – van to balingoan port v.v, 3500  

170 – Ferry ticket to Camiguin

15 – environmental fee to camiguin

214.29 – multicab (camiguin tour) 1500 

Kuya Rodel – 09362494760 or ask kuya Chris for the recommended multicab driver

28.57 – entrance katibawasan falls

    

30 – entrance ardent hotspring

  
146.43 lunch at checkpoint *

129 – boat rental to white island (900, 2 boats for 7 pax) * 450 each boat

   
 20 – each, environmental fee (white island) *

   

 185 – Ferry ticket + environmental fee to balingoan port *

93 petso (inasal) dinner

Day 3 (Iligan)

206.43 – day 3 Accomm 1445

  
528.57 – Van from Cdo-Iligan-Airport 3700

(Chris – 09059539360)

50 each – Entrance tinago falls

10 each – balsa tinago

  14.29 each – guide tip tinago 100

7.15 table tinago 50 pesos

45 each Christina falls entrance 

 
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Mansion

  
15 driver’s meals (breakfast and lunch)

65 lunch pork belly

Total expenses: 5271.61 (5272)

Seven days of Experiencing Batanes

Batanes Group of Island

A Seven days of Experiencing Batanes
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Day0-1
Manila
Batang Island
Basco Batanes Airport
Tourism office
Shanedel’s Inn and Cafe (450php/pax/night)
Lunch at Kusina ni Loring
Rent A Bike (Amboy’s Hardware, 25php/hour)
Basco Oval
Vulugan Beach
Naidi Rolling Hills
Basco Lighthouse
SDC Canteen for dinner
Socials (beer)
Lights off
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Day2
Breakfast set 180php (mahal!)
6-6:30am Boat to Itbayat Island (php400/pax)
Itbayat Island
Tricycle to Diera Homestay (300php/pax/night)
Local Government Office Registration fee of 120php
Nanay Cona’s Homestay for short briefing
Lunch at the adjacent canteen
Tricycle tour package: 2000php whole day
Tricycle driver/Tour Guide fee 1000php
Health Center 
Torongan Cliff
Torongan Cave
Old Houses
Airport
Lake
Viewdeck
Fishing port
Church
Town
Dinner by request 200php/pax full meal 👍👍
Social (ako lang eh hahaha)
Lights off
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Day3
Breakfast by request (200php/pax) full meal 👍👍
10:30-11:30am Depart of Faluwa to Basco (380php fare)

Basco
Lunch at
6-8 Panciteria (serving a patil batung and other ilocana dishes by Jen)
Met Oliver Javier (😃😃😃 )  0920-8855-643 *recommended tricycle driver.
Shot shot shot
Bound to Ivana (200php tricycle, other option is jeepney but with time interval)
Ivana Tour by walk
Villa Bella Homestay (250php/pax/night) old house
Old Spanish Bridge
Bahay ni Lakay
Church
Honesty Coffee Shop
Port for sundown
For Dinner no Available karinderia (either ask your homestay for the meal or have a can goods)
Socials at the store of Kuya Oli’s sister (dibang and camote, brandy)
Lights off
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Day 4
Off to Port
Breakfast at Honesty Store
6-7am Depart to Sabtang Island (75php/pax)
Tourism office (pay fees and Try their local tea)
Tricycle tour good for 3pax(1300-1500 standard rate) 
Please contact:   Ismael 09394750654
Morong Beach
Fishing Village
Nakanmuan
Sumnanga
Light house (entrace fee of 50php per pax)
Savidug 
Lunch at the house of out tourguide Ismael (served with buko)
Chavayan
Nanay Maring Homestay/ Harold (150php/pax/night) old house/native 👍👍👍
Tour around the Village
Vakul
Beach
Dinner set by ate Linda (250/pax, with coconut crab) 👍👍
Socials 
Lights off
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Day5
Early Morning Coffee outside the traditional house (perfect)👍👍👍👍👍
6-6:30am depart from Sabtang To Ivana (75php/pax)
Breakfast Honety Store
South Batan Island tour by Kuya Oli  1500php regular package (ask for a discount)👍👍👍
Radiwan
Uyugan
Itbud
Imnajbu
Marlboro Hills
Lunch courtesy of Kuya Oli 👍👍👍😀😀😀
White Beach
Blue Lagoon
Mahatao Town
Church
Shelter Port
Viewing Point
Basco Welcome Arc
Marfel Homestay (350php/pax/night)👍
We stayed at Pajudpud Homestay (350php/pax/night) 09072828642 / 09995532531 👍👍
Rent A bike
Biking session before sunset at the Runway till dark
Koocharah Pizzeria with the dorm mates. (Alex and Omar) 
Socials at the homestay with Kuya Oli and Veverle
Night tour around the town
Lights off
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Day6
Breakfast (75php/pax by Mrs. Pajudpud) 👍
Biking Session around the town of Basco
Remaining North Batan Tour by Batoda
700php Carmel Church,
Pagasa Observation site (with tour), 
Pundacion Pacita (not recommended for bufget travelers, but the art displays were good)
Japanese Tunnel
Meryenda, siopao ala batanes
Biking Session again
Buy souvenir and pasalubong
Back to Homestay
Biking to Basco Church to
Kaychanarianan View deck for sunrise 
Despedida at 6 to 8 Panciteria
House of ate Jen (Panciteria owner)
Lasing
Dapa!!! (AWESOME NIGHT)
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Day 7
Ayoko pa umuwe. Amg sakit ng ulo ko.
Prepare.
Checkin at Basco Airport (first flight)
Manila
Jollibee at Naia3 
😆😀😂😁😩👍
Total expense per pax -8000php; group of 3, 7days.

My on the spot itinerary guide to: Mt. Kofafei, Maligcong, Bontoc, – Banaue- Batad Rice Terraces

Rice Terraces Hopping

Video: click here

Day0
Depart from Manila to Baguio 9pm (php475.00??)

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Day1
2:30am-arrival Baguio
3-5am waiting time (Slaughter house)
5am-Depart Baguio to Bontoc, First Trip(174.00)
11am-Arrival Bontoc (tour around, Bontoc Museum is nearby)
12noon double tire jeepney to Maligcong halfway (php10.00**) because of the on going road construction.limited public transpo (9am,10am,12noon,2pm,4pm) experience topload seats.
After about 10-15minutes ride you will walk for about 5-10minutes uphill, then another jeepney ride (php15.00 for another 15-20minutes ride) **+php5.00 to the foreigner visitors
ARRIVAL @ Suzette Homestay (300php per pax per day) 2 rooms only with 2 comfortable single bed each room. Meals are in set of 150.00 per meal.
Rest and Socials
May opt to go to rice terraces, but sunrise is still the best time to witness.
Guides are contacted by Manang Suzette-(0915) 546 3557 (php300.00 usually)
She will recommend you activities to make like orange picking or more aside from Mt. Kofafey hike.

Day2
3:30am Wake up call.
9am Depart from Maligcong
10am Bontoc
Bruch at Bontoc (Goldfishes cafe)
You can have Sagada or Banaue for the next trip (waiting to fill the van for atleast 10pax)
-Van to Banaue (php150.00, 1-1.5hours travel time)
-Jeepney to Sagada (php15.00?) 45minutes
2:30pm Banaue arrival (php20.00, tourism, environmental fee, orientation)
3:00pm public transpo jeepney to Batad (saddle) (php15.00 for halway ride again because of the road construction)
Walk up hill the muddy trail for 10-15minutes
Jeepney halway to other way and Batad are awaiting. (Php30.00)
-in the event you didn’t catch the public rides you will have to pay 150 per pax on a tricycle
-or you may get the package of tourism at 600php, 9am assembly in Banaue, guides and transpo are included)
Walk from the end of pavement up the viewpoint is about 30-45minutes.
Registration (php20.00)
6pm arrival at Mang Ramons Homestay (php250.00php for standard room per night per pax,450php for nipa hut per pax)
Foods nothing special. Except the red dark rice of Ifugao. Php150 for meal, 70php for bottled water
Socials

Day3
Wake up call at 5:30am -seize the moment
6:30am Tappiya Falls (45minutes and stayed there for about 10minutes, it’s a falls LOL!)
8:30am breakfast and preparation
—Public Transpo going out to Batad 9am!!!!
—-i hitched with the other group so My call time will be waived 😉
11am Batad Saddle
Late noon arrival at Banaue
Lunch
Stroll
Banaue Viewpoint (150php tricycle)
Coffee time while waiting for 7pm trip to Manila
Back to Tourism (php10.00)
Bus to Manila (450php?, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7pm)

Day4
Arrival at Manila 3:30am

To blog this soooooon….

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Hello Pilipinas, Hello World

After a long long time of making this compilation of place where I’ve been. I finally share it to you.

Not that perfect and awesome presentation. Hope it can influence to go and explore the Philippines. 😁😁👍

https://vimeo.com/m/111645993

Salamat!

Apo Reef of Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

I had an amazing time in Apo Reef, Grand Apo Island and Pandan Island.

My story….. Will be uploaded soon.

But let me share you to our Contact Guide:
He can make your trip cheap, less hassle, organized, fun and meaningful.
Jheremy Daingdingan
+63 907 253 7405

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I Know How To Enjoy ;)