4 week Philippines Itinerary
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Mar 27, 2013 8:44 PM Last Post By: chibiimonster
Mar 20, 2013 9:40 AM
4 week Philippines ItineraryHi All,
I'm a 29 year old male who is planning to travel alone around Asia/SE Asia in 2014 - I'm planning to be in the Philippines in May 2014. My budget for the Philippines excluding the PADI course, flights within and out of the country is £1,000. My planned itinerary is as follows:
Land in Manila - possibly day trips to Tagaytay and Corregidor Island.
Banaue - take the overnight Manila-Banaue bus. Take a day trip to Battad.
Sagada - then a bus back to Manila
Donsol - Fly from Manila to Legazpi
Cebu - Fly from Legazpi to Cebu and either catch a boat to Bohol or head to Moaboal to take a PADI course.
Palawan - fly from Cebu to Coron then head over to Palawan for El Nido and PP.
Manila - head back to Manila to fly to KL.
I'd like your opinions/suggestions on the above please! I'm debating missing out Mambajao and just heading straight to Palawan after taking my PADI. Has anyone been to Mambajao?
I'm taking quite a lot of flights, do you guys think this route is achievable in 4 weeks? Also, does anyone have experience of taking courses at diving schools in Bohol or Moaboal? any recommendations would be appreciated.
Mar 20, 2013 10:33 AM
1Sounds do-able, as you could comfortably do a week in Sagada/Banaue, few days in Donsol, week in Cebu, few days in Bohol, then a week in Palawan. If you're ok with flying then you can move around quite quick. £1,000 for the month is ok without the flights or PADI as you can easily get accomodation for £10 or less and food isn't expensive either.
I'm going in April to do just Sagada, Banaue and Donsol for 3 weeks, but I like to take my time and avoid doing too many long journeys consecutively. Plus I've heard the treks around North Luzon are great so want to take longer.
Mar 20, 2013 10:47 AM
Thanks for your reply.
My main aims whilst I'm there are snorkeling and learning to scuba dive but Luzon looks too good not to go see. I don't feel I can miss out on Palawan either!
I'm the same; I don't like to rush around as I like to get a feel for my surroundings. My concerns are that my itinerary is a bit to much at present.
What's your budget for three weeks?
Edited by: AdBris
Mar 20, 2013 6:10 PM
Mar 20, 2013 6:11 PM
4Mambajao is the main town of Camiguin Island-Province. Camiguin is a small island. You can basically go around the entire island within 2 hours. There are things to see and do in Camiguin but do not expect spectacular sights compared to Palawan.
Check out video I made from my Camiguin vacation last year.
Mar 20, 2013 7:20 PM
5Know the feeling, want to do it all but don't have enough time! I'm going with my girlfriend with a budget of £50 per day for both of us. This includes the cost of everything once in the country ( flights to Leagzpi, buses to Banaue etc etc), so your £30 per day for one excluding transport will be fine.
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Mar 22, 2013 8:23 AM
9I would't skip Camiguin. You can go from Bohol to Camiguin and from Camiguin there are flights 3x a week back to Cebu. From there you can continue your plans.
Camiguin itself is a great place and should not be missed. If you spent a few days and rent a motorbike you can see all of the island. The island hosts 7 volcanos and has a lush landscape. There are cold springs, hot springs, waterfalls and some nice beaches as well (White Island, Mantique Island). The people are very hospitable and i think the island is unique compared to most other Philippine Islands.
Mar 24, 2013 2:39 AM
For diving, check out the following: Cebu Dive Centre in Moalboal, Cebu and Genesis Divers of Alona/Bohol. I've gone diving with those dive ops, and they're quite efficient and budget friendly :)
Lemme know when you'll be in town! I'd be happy to take you out for a drink and discuss your travel plans. Cheers!
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