This Northern Mindanao Solo Adventure is a series of blog posts during my visit to the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Camiguin and Bukidnon last August 6-8, 2011. To date, these provinces are the 31st, 32nd and 33rd provinces on my list. Also, this is my 7th solo trip and my first time to set foot in Northern Mindanao.
DAY 1 – AUGUST 6, 2011
It was a bit late when I arrived at Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. Upon landing in the City, I searched for a cheap accommodation within the city proper. After settling in, I went to Plaza Divisoria Night Café to have my dinner.
It was raining when I was at the café, so I had to wait for the rain to stop before I went back to my hostel. When I arrived at the hostel, I freshened up and went early to bed for my early morning trip to Camiguin the following day.
NAIA Terminal 3 Fee
Jeepney (Airport to Carmen)
Jeepney (Carmen to Plaza Divisoria)
Accommodation (2 nights)
Dinner and Beer
DAY 2 – AUGUST 7, 2011
This day was spent mostly on exploring the "Island born of Fire", Camiguin. I woke up in the untimely hours of the morning to reach the island as early as possible.
- Enroute to the "Island Born of Fire"
- Giant Clams, Church Ruins, Old Volcano Trail and Sunken Cemetery
- Delighted to See Ancestral Houses
- White Island, Cathedral, Capitol and Katibawasan Falls
Hostel to Agora Market
CDO – Balingoan Bus Terminal
Balingoan Bus Terminal – Port
Ferry Ticket, Balingoan – Benoni Port, Camiguin
Entrance, Clams Nursery
Entrance, Old Vulcano Trail
Entrance, White Island
White Island Boat Rental
Entrance, Katibawasan Falls
Ferry Ticket, Benoni-Balingoan
Bus Fare, Balingoan – CDO
Jeepney, Agora - Hostel
DAY 3 – AUGUST 8, 2011
The 3rd and final day was specifically allotted for a visit to Dahilayan Adventure Park in Bukidnon. I spent the whole morning riding the ziplines and enjoying the vast pineapple plantations in Manolo Fortich. Then I went back to Cagayan de Oro City and had a leisurely walk around the city before heading to the airport for my flight back to Manila.
- In Transit : Cagayan De Oro to Dahilayan Adventure Park
- I Survived the Asia's Longest Dual Zip Line
- Stunned by Manolo Fortich's Pineapple Plantations
- Sauntering Around Cagayan de Oro City
Taxi Fare, Hostel – Gusa Terminal
Jeepney, Gusa Terminal – Camp Phillips
Van, Camp Phillips – CDO
Jeepney, Agora Terminal - Hostel
Jeepney, City Hall – Carmen
Jeepney, Carmen – Lumbia Airport
Who says a 3-day solo adventure to Northern Mindanao is expensive?
3-DAY TOTAL EXPENSES: PHP 4,245.00
Note: Expensive is subjective... :)
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