2 Month Trip
Replies: 19 - Last Post: Jun 26, 2013 11:11 AM Last Post By: Jagman
Jun 22, 2013 9:00 AM
2 Month Trip2 months in The Philippines
I am in the process of planning our 2 month trip . We are 2 middle aged budget travellers (sore backpackers) who like hiking, snorkelling chilling out (we don't dive)
Here is a rough itinerary. I would appreciate any comments..too ambitious ? any missed spots ?
We are going in Jan - Mar 2014
Arrive Cebu 3 days
Camotes 4 days
Dumaguete 2 days
Sipalay 5 days
Siquijor 4 days
Tagbilaran 4 days
Camiguin 7 days
Palawan 2 weeks
North Luzon 2 Weeks
Thanks in advance for any help.
Jun 22, 2013 1:26 PM
Jun 22, 2013 3:56 PM
2Your plan looks great, you obviously know what you want to see. Whilst in Negros, if you intend to visit Dumaguete and Sipalay, why not visit Apo island for at least a day trip , or overnight stay. It is a great place to snorkel and see turtles.
Also consider Bohol for a few days and cut a day or two from other places like Camiguin as the above mentions.
2 months is a great visit to be able to see and enjoy plenty
Jun 22, 2013 4:05 PM
Jun 22, 2013 4:28 PM
4If you need to summit Mt. Hibok-Hibok in Camiguin, then you need one day for that. Must use guide. Climbers usually start at 4AM and back to base around 5/5:30pm.
You must schedule your Dumaguete, Siquijor, Tagbilaran and Camiguin within one go because they are close to each other and transport options are many. Close by is also CDO and Bukidnon and maybe even Iligan (city of waterfalls).
Jun 23, 2013 1:02 AM
Freediving, thye are going to Bohol, look at the itinerary.
OP I would switch the Camiguin and Bohol stays around. Cam is nice but small whereas Bohol is bigger and offers more.
Bisayadako I climbed Hibok Hibok alone, no guide. Simply paid the entrance fee and went up. Not that I recommend this, I would take a guide normally for several reasons.
Jun 23, 2013 4:15 PM
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Jun 24, 2013 12:58 AM
Jun 24, 2013 2:43 AM
Jun 24, 2013 2:50 AM
Bisadayako. You are of course right in your post No.6. My last sentence in No.5 actually indicates this. I maybe misread your statement in post No.4 as compulsory to take a guide rather than really should do so. I am experienced in climbing for more years than I care to remember and advise anyone to take a guide on Hibok Hibok. Also take more water than you usually would. For some strange reason I drank far more than I ever have before - constantly sipping and ran out at the top. No real alternative to obtaining more other than begging off anyone you happen to meet.
Jun 24, 2013 5:01 AM
12this is not so bad a plan, certainly the destinations are do-able but if it were me, I would arrange it differently.
I would fly into Bacolod, not Cabu and do Sipalay first. Then I would head down to Dumaguete, do Siquijor and Bohol, and then to Camiguin from Jagna. From Camiguin, you can then go to Cebu for the Camotes. After that, you can head back to Cebu city and fly from there to Palawan, and then from Palawan to Manila for your time in North Luzon at the end.
so, if you haven't got your internal flights already, consider flying into Bacolod initially, then onto Palwan from Cebu, and then from Palawan to Manila. It is definitely easier that way.
another advantage of this plan is that Bacolod is also a dream to get your visa extension which you can do the day or the day after you arrive. I got one there once and it was all done in less than 10 minutes.
Jun 25, 2013 3:12 AM
Jun 25, 2013 1:26 PM
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