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Thursday, March 8, 2012


My Negros-Siquijor Backpacking Itinerary




 APRIL 1 - APR 10

TRAVEL ROUTE SUMMARY CHANGES:
1 person >April 1: Sunday - OSLOB / DUMAGUETE CITY Overnight (RM Guesthouse)
1 person >April 2: Monday - BAIS CITY /  KABANKALAN CITY Overnight (Camping)
4 persons >April 3: Tuesday - CAUAYAN Overnight (Camping
4 persons >April 4: Wednesday - SIPALAY CITY Overnight (Langub Pension)
5 persons >April 5: Thursday - HINOBAAN / APO ISLAND Overnight (Camping)
7 persons >April 6: Friday - APO ISLAND / SIQUIJOR ARRIVAL (Angel's Backpackers)
9 persons >April 7: Saturday - SIQUIJOR Tour – Part 1
9 persons >April 8: Sunday - SIQUIJOR Tour – Part 2
11 persons>April 9: Monday - DUMAGUETE CITY HOME SWEET HOME
 
JOINING ME ARE:
1.) Jessa Abdon (Cagayan de Oro) : April 7 - April 9
2.) John Rey Bado (Siquijor) : April 7 - April 8
3.) Ivy Umpad (Consolacion): April 5 - April 9
4.) Vanessa (Cebu): April 3 - April 9
5.) Dana (Mactan): April 3 - April 9
6.) Alyana Arnan (Manila): April 3 - April 9
7.) Ian Laput (Manila): April 6 - April 9
8.) Ryan Abarra (Manila): April 6 - April 9
9.) Alexis Camesa (Bacolod):  April 9
10.) James Abogada (Bacolod): April 9
11.)
12.)
 
If you are interested, or if you wanna catch up on those dates posted above just comment below. :) Please pass along to your friends who are into backpacking/traveling. The more the many-ier... Mwah mwah mwah. ^_^
 
 
UPDATE as of March 24, 2012 10AM
ITINERARY:
April 1: OSLOB / DUMAGUETE CITY
WAKE UP CALL 3AM
AM - OSLOB, CEBU 3am-6am
 
1. Nigad tree – centuries-old legendary tree
2. “Mainit” medicinal hot springs
3. Whale Watching – 1 hour (Total: 550)
                Snorkel Gear P100 | Lifevest P50 | Entrance P50 | Lifevest P50 | Boat Rent 300/pax
4. Oslob to Bato, Samboan Port – 30 minutes (Total: P30)
5. 11:30AM Samboan - Dumaguete – 45 minutes (Total: P50)
Bato, Samboan  to Tampi, San Jose, Negros
Maayo Shipping, Inc.
Tampi, San Jose, Negros Oriental
Telephone: (032) , (035) 417-0280, (035) 419-6023
 
 
PM - TANJAY CITY (Overnight @Dumaguete City)
1.) Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao – Entrance P10/person | Kayak – P100/hr
  • take a pedicab (tricyce) and ask to be taken to the jeep or bus terminal going or passing through San Jose
  • tell the jeep/bus driver to drop you off the junction going to the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes. This is after you've passed Sibulan proper but before you reach San Jose proper. ~30 minutes
  • from that junction, it's a long uphill road. Hire a motorbike (habal-habal) to take you to the lakes. Make sure to arrange for your return. P150 one-way | P300 two-way
2.) Bus ride to Dumaguete City – 45 minutes (Php20)
3.) Overnight at RM Guesthouse Dumaguete: (RESERVED) P275.00 dorm fan
 
April 2: BAIS CITY / MABINAY / KABANKALAN CITY
WAKE UP CALL 6AM
AM - BAIS CITY
1. Bus from Dumaguete to Bais City Fare: P20
2. Manjuyod Sand Bar
Go to Manjuyod Fishing village, rent boat from local fishermen
P600 rental for 5 person-seat (w/ 3 life jackets)
 
 
PM – MABINAY /  Overnight Camping @Mag-aso Falls 
1.) Bais to Mabinay bus ride - Fare: P50
2.) Mabinay Springs (Entrance: free)
3.) Spelunking - P50/cave | P500/cave guide
Jeffrey Dasian, cell phone # 0918-242-7269
Odloman, Cayaso, Crystal Cave, Panligawan Cave, Pandalihan Cave, Baliw Cave, Mambajo Cave
4.) Mabinay to Kabankalan bus Fare: P15
2.) Mag-aso Falls (Kabankalan) P50/cave
3.) Overnight Camping @Mag-aso Falls, Kabankalan City
Brgy. Oringao, Kabankalan City - Entrance P25  / Camping Fee P100
 
April 3: CAUAYAN, NEGROS
WAKE UP CALL 5AM
AM - PM > CAUAYAN
1.)     Island Hopping:
  • Danjugan Island
  • Agutayan Island
  • Turtle Island (Anhawan) - Anhawan Island (Turtle Island) (Brgy. Elihan, Sipalay town)/From bus, drop-off at Barangay Road, Cartagena / Mary Grace / Mrs. Rhoda – Contact Number.: (+63 ) 9065477947
 
EVENING CAMPING: @Cauayan town
1.)     Feasible: Agutayan Island just near mainland
2.)     Cauayan mainland contact person 09194041365 (Mark from Municipal Tourism Office)
 
 
April 4: SIPALAY CITY
WAKE UP CALL 7AM
 
AM – SIPALAY CITY Stay at:
option 1 - RESERVED Langub Pension
P500 per room, fan, Brgy. 1 Sipalay City 
 
option 2 - UNREACHABLE Manna Guest House eat at Pat’s Eatery
With fan good for 2 persons                  Php 160.00
Contact Person/s: Gladys Campillanos
Contact #: 09268254159
 
PM – SIPALAY sight seeing
1.) Brgy. Nauhang cove (Efren De Castro 09186896075) - No entrance
Cave Guide Fee - optional as a group we can just give a guide 200-300.
small Pumpboat rental from local fisherman - P300-P350
2.) Beach bumming
3.) Overnight / Beer sessions
 
 
April 5: Thursday - HINOBAAN / APO ISLAND Day 1
WAKE UP CALL 7AM
 
AM – HINOBAAN
1.) Bus ride from Sipalay to Hinoba-an (Fare 25)
2.) Dry and Wet Ubong Caves (Pending info from Negros blogger Glady)
Entrace ____ | Caveguide _____ | Gears _____
 
PM – APO ISLAND ARRIVAL & Camping Overnight
1.) Bus to Malatapay Market in Zamboanguita
2.) Boat ride to Apo Island - NOTE: Boat curfew is 4PM in and out of Apo Island
Boat Rental: P1,500 small OR P2,500 big
Entrance Fee P100 | Camping Fee P50/night | Snorkel fee P50
3.) 5PM Setting up of camping tent - NOTE: Should be near Apo Village where public CR is located.
4.) Bar Hopping / Beer Session | Retire @12MN
 
 
April 6: Friday - APO ISLAND Day 2
WAKE UP CALL 7AM
AM – APO ISLAND WATER FUN & TREK
1.) Breakfast
2.) Snorkel and Swimming - NOTE: Bring waterproof suntan lotion w/ high SPF
3.) Coastal Trek / Island Sightseeing
4.) Disbanding of tent and departure from the island
 
PM – SIQUIJOR ARRIVAL
1.) 1PM Apo Island to Dumaguete City (approx. 1hr travel)
2.) 2:30PM Dumaguete to Siquijor (Php190 - 1hr travel)
Delta Fast Ferries | Dumaguete-Siquijor Daily 6:00AM, 10:30AM, 2:30PM
3.) 3:30 PM Arrival @Larena, Siquijor
4.) Room / Booking @  ANGEL’S LITTLE-BACKPACKERS - Brgy. Helen, Larena
 RESERVED -  LARENA, SIQUIJOR @ Php 200 per person
 
April 7: SIQUIJOR Tour – Day 1
WAKE UP CALL 7AM
Tour Guide:
Email: biosiquijor@yahoo.com Phone: 0926-9627166
Option 1 Day hikes/drives: 350 PHP (excluding food and petrol)
Option 2 Backpacking treks: 450 PHP per day (food Filipino style included)
 
AM – LAZI town adventure A
1.) Transpo Rent (Optional)
                P25/day – motorbike                P800/day – motorcab or traysikad
2.) Century Old Balete Tree
3.) Ilihan Cave (Brgy Simacolong, Lazi)
 
PM – LAZI town adventure B
1.) Mt. Pinarilag (Brgy Cangumantong, Lazi)
2.) Bandilaan National Park
3.) Cambugahay Falls
 
EVENING – SAN JUAN town
1.) Capilay Spring Park
2.) Beach hunting in San Juan bay
3.) Drinks with locals
4.) Sleep @12MN
5.) Back to Lodge
 
 
April 8: SIQUIJOR Tour – Day 2
WAKE UP CALL 7AM
                P25/day – motorbike
AM – SIQUIJOR town adventure C
1.) Cantabon Cave (optional) – Brgy. Cantabon, Siquijor, Cave Guide: Mr. Ivan Victor Ibay
2.) Snorkel @Tulapos Marine Sanctuary – Brgy. Tulapos, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor
3.) Our Lady of Divine Providence Church
4.) Pictorial @Balagdong Forest
 
PM – SIQUIJOR Finale / DUMAGUETE ARRIVAL
1.) Islander’s Paradise Beach (Sandugan, Larena)
2.) Check-out
3.) 5PM Ship from Siquijor to Dumaguete City
Delta Fast Ferries  (Php190 - 1hr travel)
Siquijor-Dumaguete Daily 8:00AM, 12:30, 5:00PM
4.) 6PM Arrival in Dumaguete (Fare for jeepenes/tricycle P50)
5.) DINNER Dumaguete’s Rizal Boulevard Nightlife (P150 for dinner and P100 entrance clubbing)
                Party @: Gimmick, Why Not Disco and El Camino Blanco bars/clubs
6.) Accomodation @RM Guesthouse | Retire @2AM
 
 
April 9: DUMAGUETE CITY
WAKE UP CALL 7AM
AM – DUMAGUETE Heritage Trip
1.) St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral
2.) Rizal Park
3.) Our Lady of Perpetual Help shrine
4.) Anthropology Museum & Centre for the Study of Philippine Living Culture
                Hibbard Ave, the extension of Perdices St
Estimate Fare Moving Around the City: P100
PM – DUMAGUETE Adventure
1.) Casaroro Falls (Valencia, Dumaguete) P10php entrance
Motor from Y-intersection to Casaroro entrance pakyaw P250
2.) Japanese Shrine
 
EVENING – HOME SWEET HOME!
Option 1 – BUS Dumaguete-Cebu Fare P350 (including barge fee)
CERES Bus ( Vallacar Transit)
***NO Evening Schedule
4:10am 1st trip Aircon bus
5:45am Aircon bus
8:25am Aircon bus
10:15am Deluxe
11:20am Aircon bus
12:15noon Aircon bus
 
Option 2 – BOAT Dumaguete-Cebu
George & Peter Lines              Monday/Saturday/Sunday 11:00pm
Cokaliong                 Tuesday-Sunday 12midnight
 
 
 
IMPORTANT THINGS TO BRING:
1.)     Aqua shoes (preferred) OR hike/trek shoes
2.)     sunblock | preferred is waterproof suntan lotion
3.)     insect repellant
4.)     backpack (suggestion: backpack rain cover/protector)
5.)     light clothes or sando (more comfortable)
6.)     beach shorts and extra undies
7.)     maong shorts (for nightlife, clubbing)
8.)     camera  |  underwater or waterproof (preferred) OR waterproof camera case
9.)     water container
10.)  1 sweater (use at night if it’s too cold)
11.)  1 light or small towel
12.)   Flashlight / lighter
13.)  Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, small soap, shampoo, etc.
14.)  Snorkel - optional >Buy @Metro Gaisano P300-600
15.) TENT > You may buy now there is a promo @Php700 (2 person capacity)
16.) SLEEPING BAG - optional
17.) pocket knife for emergency and utility


PROJECTED Budget:

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 TOTAL REDUCED
1 person 960 2115.00 Pending 1010.00 1855.00 740.00 475.00 465.00 710.00 8330.00 6,000
2 persons 660 1225.00 Pending 730.00 1205.00 615.00 475.00 465.00 585.00 5960.00 5,000
3 persons 560 921.67 Pending 638.33 988.33 573.33 475.00 465.00 543.33 5165.00 4,000
4 persons 510 800.00 Pending 710.00 880.00 552.50 475.00 465.00 710.00 5102.50 4,000
5 persons 480 700.00 Pending 610.00 815.00 540.00 475.00 465.00 585.00 4670.00 3,800
6 persons 460 638.33 Pending 571.67 771.67 531.67 475.00 465.00 543.33 4456.67 3,500



































To know more:










Siquijor: http://www.siquijor.gov.ph/where%20to%20stay.pdf

More info from Negros Bloggers:
Ian Rosales Casocot
Mike Ramos
Glady Tomulto



































4 comments:

Anonymous said...

JJ's Backpackers Village,Solangon san juan..the accomodation is 1 double room for 400, 4 bunk bed P300 per bed, tent good for 2 for 200w/matress and big tent for 300w/ matress..

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Mina Deocareza said...

May I have the contact details of Angel's Little Backpackers? Thanks!

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