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Travel Guide : 3-day Northern Mindanao Adventure : Summary, Itinerary and Expenses


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.

Blog:

Expenses

NAIA Terminal 3 Fee
Jeepney (Airport to Carmen)
Jeepney (Carmen to Plaza Divisoria)
Accommodation (2 nights)
Dinner and Beer

TOTAL

PHP 200
17
7
400
152

PHP 776



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.

Blogs:

Expenses

Hostel to Agora Market
CDO – Balingoan Bus Terminal
Balingoan Bus Terminal – Port
Ferry Ticket, Balingoan – Benoni Port, Camiguin
Terminal Fee
Entrance, Clams Nursery
Entrance, Old Vulcano Trail
Lunch
Entrance, White Island
White Island Boat Rental
Entrance, Katibawasan Falls
Habal-Habal Rental
Ferry Ticket, Benoni-Balingoan
Bus Fare, Balingoan – CDO
Jeepney, Agora - Hostel
Dinner

TOTAL

PHP 14
143
7
170
3
25
5
106
20
400
15
800
170
143
7
100

PHP 2,128



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.

Blogs:

Expenses

Taxi Fare, Hostel – Gusa Terminal
Breakfast
Jeepney, Gusa Terminal – Camp Phillips
Habal-habal Rental
Zipline Package
Photos
Lunch
Van, Camp Phillips – CDO
Jeepney, Agora Terminal - Hostel
Jeepney, City Hall – Carmen
Jeepney, Carmen – Lumbia Airport
Snacks
Terminal Fee

TOTAL

PHP 70
16
50
300
600
150
53
60
7
7
18
50
30

PHP 1,341


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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28 comments :

rome said...

uuyy, affordable pala!

Boracay Resort said...

Ang mura nga!!!Gusto ko na ngang pumunta sa lugar na yan...

dong ho said...

astig ng budget. kung marunong nga talaga makakatipid. i wish i have all the time to travel.

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@dong ho - ahahaha... diskarte lang... 200 per night nga lang yun accommodation ko eh... hhehe! :)

Berniemack Arellano said...

Bat parang naalala ko yung tangke sa Imus Pilot nung makita ko yung first picture? Hehe! :D
Anyway, that's what you call "tipid-sulit!" Nice one Mervz!

Boracay Resort said...

Simula ngaun magtitipid na ako...

Tripper10 : Tripsiders said...

Galing! di naman pala ganon kamahal...:)
Okay to... :) Thanks..

Simurgh said...

Asteeg!
And here I'm scrambling for funds at baka ma over spend ako sa Camiguin..
Thanks much for this link!

Anonymous said...

you didn't try the water rafting in cagayan??pero nice. atleast we have an idea how much would be the cost of the tour.thanks for the info.

Galwin said...

I must have missed it, ano ang pangalan ng hostel sir? Salamat.

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@galwin - I stayed at King Lawrence Inn.. ^_^ check this po.. http://www.pinoyadventurista.com/2011/09/cagayan-de-oro-city-travel-guide.html

Thanks Galwin! :)

Galwin said...

Read it. Maraming salamat, malaking tulong ito!

chukee cha said...

wow! this is, by far, the most comprehensive cdo-camiguin guide I have seen over the internet! thank you!

Christeen said...

wow magandang destination pandagdag sa wishlist :) sana matupad ^,_

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Galwin - welcome po.. hope you enjoy your trip!

@Chukee cha - Salamat po.... :)

@Christeen - visit it po.. im sure you'll enjoy it! thanks... :)

Edmaration etc said...

wow Mervz, and mura... galing mong magbudget. yakang-yaka pala ang Nor. Minda. basta hindi ka mapili ng tutulugan, sasakyan at kakainin. :))

hArTLeSsChiq said...

thanks sa post na 'to, ngayon may idea na ko sa budget and places to visit :) i will be flying solo to CDO on my birthday! thanks again!

w!ldfl0w3r said...

hi there! i just got so lucky to read your blog. i'll be on a trip to CDO on on Friday and would like to know where did you stay in CDO. i mean the name of the place so i can check it as well. would love to at least know cheap yet cozy place where i can stay.. thanks a lot in advance...

w!ldfl0w3r said...

Hi Pinoy Adventurista! i just got so lucky to read your blog. apparently i will be going to CDO this Friday and would like to go the places you've been. just a quick question tho, can you tell me the place you stayed at in CDO? so cheap kasi and would like to find a place which is cheap yet cozy! hope you can reply at once! thanks in advance!!!! :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

Check out this link...

http://www.pinoyadventurista.com/2011/08/cagayan-de-oro-city-arrival-and-dinner.html

enjoy CDO! :)

Anonymous said...

this was really a great help..Thanks PinoyAdventura =)

Anonymous said...

these are very rich information, such a big help!

thanks PinoyAdventurista!
i'm a big fan of yours...

/Ado

Ucannevahav2much said...

Very helpful...especially the summary of expenses per day :)

Ucannevahav2much said...

Very helpful :) especially the summary of expenses part

Anonymous said...

hi, thank you for sharing your very informative journey :)
anyway, can you suggest any inn's or budget hotel in balingoan area so that we can really start our tour in camiguin early? Thanks
GOD Bless :)

sienna said...

Hi! Thanks for sharing this! :) I just want to ask - what time did you travel back to CDO from Bukidnon? Do you have any idea if we can travel as late as 7pm? Thanks in advance, Sir!

steph said...

Hi, do you think po safe cdo camiguin bukidnon for female solo travel?

kayecee said...

Hi Miss Steph. Natuloy ba travel mo? How was it? I am planning to go to Camiguin on August kasi. I hope you can share some tips about your solo travel there. Thanks!

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