Backpacking Visayas In 8 Days (Southern Philippines) For 10,149 Pesos Only

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Here’s a simple guide to backpacking Bohol, Siquijor, Dumaguete, South Cebu, North Cebu & Kalanggaman in 8 days.

Please see Itinerary below:

-Dolphin Watching
-Balicasag Island/Snorkeling
– Virgin Island

-Enchanted Balete Tree
-Lazi Church
-Cambugahay Falls
-Salagdoong Beach
-Oldest House

?Negros Oriental
– Manjuyod Sandbar

?South Cebu
-Oslob Whaleshark Watching
-Osmeña Peak
-Kawasan Falls

?North Cebu
-Kalanggaman Island via Malapascua
-Malapascua Island

? Entry/Exit Point – Cebu
*It’s cheaper if Bohol will be your entry point and Cebu will be the exit point.

7:00am – Arrival at Mactan Cebu
7:15am – Taxi to Larshan (250php/2)
8:30am – 9:30am breakfast & early lunch
9:30am – Jeepney to Sto.Niño Church (8php/head)
10:00am – 11:00am – Visit Sto.Niño & Magellan Cross
11:00am-11:15am – Walked from Sto.Niño to Pier 1
11:15am – 1:45pm – Bought ticket going to Tagbilaran (350php/head + 20php Terminal Fee) Standby/Sleep while waiting to board.
1:45pm – Departure to Tagbilaran
3:45pm – Arrival at Tagbilaran
*Rent a Car for 500php/2 or you can haggle a trike for 350php/2
4:00pm – Departure to Alona Beach
4:45pm – Arrival at Alona Beach
5:00pm – Check in at Ging-Gings
*Room rate is 950php for 2 A/C with WiFi and Private CR
5:15pm – 8:00pm – Sleep
9:00pm – Dinner
10:00pm – 11:00pm – Chill at the beach
*Nightlife in Bohol is very much alive

Total Expenses: 1,178php/head except food

5:00am – Wake up Call
6:00am – 1:00pm – Island hopping (1800php/2 for the Boat)
*Balicasag with entrance fee of 250php/head for the small boat rental & 150php/head for the snorkeling gear but if you have the gear you’ll save 150php
*Dolphin Watching
*Virgin Island
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Late Lunch & Breakfast
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Wash up
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Power Nap/Rest
4:00pm – Check out at Ging-Gings
*Rent a Car again 500php/2
5:00pm – Dropped by at BQ Mall
5:00pm – 6:00pm Early Dinner & Buy some souvenirs – prices here are cheaper
6:00pm – Trike from BQ Mall to Tagbilaran Port 40php/2
6:00pm – 7:30pm – Waited for the Lite Ferries Ticketing office to open.
*Note: Ferries from Tagbilaran to Larena (Siquijor) are only available on M-W-F but there’s Ocean Jet as an alternative. Ticket is 275php/head
7:30pm – 8:00pm – Departure to Lanera Port
11:00pm – Arrival at Larena Port
12:00mn – Arrival at Replica Manor
*We occupied a dormitory type room – 850php with private CR, A/C, TV and WiFi

Total Expenses: 2,270php/head except food

5:00am – Wake up Call
6:00am – 2:00pm – Island Tour 1600php/4
*Paliton Beach – No entrance fee
*Natural Spring Park – No entrance fee
*Enchanted Old Balete Tree – 10php/head
*Lazi Church – No Entrance fee
*Cambugahay Falls – Donation
*Salagdoong Beach – 35php/head
* Oldest House – No Entrance fee
2:00pm – 2:45pm – Quick Shower/Check out
3:00pm – Arrival at Port of Siquijor
*130php/head for the ticket + 14php terminal fee
3:30pm – Departure to Dumaguete
*Last trip ferry from Port of Siquijor
5:00pm – Arrival at Dumaguete
5:00pm – Trike going to Harolds Mansion – 60php/2
5:15 – Check in at Harolds Mansion – 1000php/2
7:00pm-9:00pm – Dinner
10:00pm – Lights Off

Total Expenses: 1,119php/head except food

4:00am – Wake up Call
4:45am – Trike Going to Ceres Terminal (18php/2)
5:00am – Rode a bus going to Manjuyod and dropped off at BAIS bus stop (55php/head)
6:00am – Arrival at Bais
6:00am – 6:30am -Trike to Pantalan (100/2)
7:00am – 12:00pm – Manjuyod Sandbar
*We haggle the boat for only 1500/2 c/o Kuya Teofanes
12:00pm – 12:15pm – Back to Pantalan
12:15pm – 1:00pm – Wash up (20php/gallon of water)
1:00pm – 1:30pm – Back to Bais (100php/2 via Trike)
1:30pm – 2:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Bus going to Dumaguete and dropped off at Maayo Port (36php/head)
2:45pm – Arrived at Maayo Port
*Ticket going to Bato 70php/head
3:30pm – Departure going to Bato,Cebu
4:00pm – Bus going to Cebu via Badian (55php/head)
5:00pm – Arrival at Tanawab Oslob
5:15pm – Check in at Sunrise Grill House
*350php/head dormitory type beside the orientation area for whaleshark watching/fan room.
7:00pm – Dinner
9:00pm – Lights off

Total Expenses: 1,445php/head except food

5:00am – Wake up call
6:00am – Whaleshark orientation area
*500php/head fee for whaleshark watching
8:00 – 8:30 – Whaleshark watching
9:00am – Check out at Sunrise Grill
*Habal going to Osmeña Peak & Kawasan Falls 1000php/head
9:00am – Departure going to Osmeña Peak
11:00am – Arrival at Osmeña peak registration (30php/head)
11:20am – 12:20pm – Photo Ops at Osmeña Peak
12:40pm – Departure going to Kawasan Falls
2:30pm – Arrival at Kawasan Entrance and walked for about 20mins going to Kawasan Falls (20php/head entrance 300php/head for bamboo rafting and 300php/2 for table rent)
4:00pm – Wash up
5:00pm – Bus going to Cebu (136php/head)
8:00pm – Arrival at South Terminal
8:00pm – 9:00pm – Dinner
9:00pm – Jeepney going to North Terminal (8php/head)
9:20pm – Arrival at North terminal
11:45pm – Ceres Bus going to Maya Port (200/head Aircon)

Total Expenses: 2,344php/head except food

3:30am – Arrival at Maya Port
*First trip is at 7am so we waited for 3.5hrs
7:00am -Departure going to Malapascua (100php/head)
*Because it’s low tide, additional 20phph/head for a small boat
7:50am – Arrival at Malapascua
*Another 20php/head for a small boat to the shore line
8:00am – Check in at a Lodging Inn (400php/2) for 2 nights
9:00am – Departure going to Kalanggaman Island
*700php/head for a boat with buffet lunch & 150php/head for Kalaggaman Entrance.
10:30am – Arrival at Kalanggaman
*Swimming, Lunch, Photo ops then Chill
2:30pm – Departure going back to Malapascua
4:00pm – Arrival at Malapascua
5:00pm – Wash up
6:00pm – Explore the beach
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Dinner at Ging Ghings
10:00pm – Lights off

Total Expenses: 1,390php/head except food

This is a FREE Day. You can do whatever you want to do.

7:00am – Wake up Call
9:00am – Check out
9:30am – Departure going to Maya Port
*100php/head and 20php/head for the small boat again
10:20am – Arrival at Old Maya Port
*Another 20php/head for a small boat
10:30am – Habal going to Ceres Terminal (30php/head)
11:00am – Rode Ceres bus going to Cebu & Dropped at Pacific Mall (163php/head)
4:00pm – Arrival at Pacific Mall
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Late Breakfast/Lunch & early Dinner
5:00pm – Taxi going to Airport (140php/2)
Home sweet home!!

Total Expenses: 403php/head except food

OVERALL EXPENSES: 10,149php/head except food & souvenirs

Contact Persons:

*Angelica Olivan Liboon (she arranged all of our tours and accommodations)
*Dennis 09361107863
*Harolds Mansion 09173024455
?Negros Oriental/Manjuyod Sandbar
*Teofanes Rebuya Jaluag +639971367882
*Maribeth Abuyabor 09056816296/09392205158
?South Cebu
*Jeru Manger Gimeno Estrera +639474201572
*Jeff +639355693367
*Sunrise Grill Haus +639229850893
?North Cebu
*Jeffrey Jay Valido Yordan 09353502582


By Cess Malvar

Cess is a city girt that’s dreaming to be an island babe to unleash the mermaid in her. Follow her journey on instagram @tetetttth.


Not I, not any one else can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.

-Walt Whitman

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