For 5days and 5nights, we managed to visit:
- Moalboal for snorkeling in Pescador Island, chasing turtle in Turtle Island and chasing sardines in Panagsama shore
- Badian for canyoneering and Kawasan Falls
- Oslob for whale shark interaction and Oslob Cuartel Ruins
North Cebu, Bantayan Island
- Ogtong Cave Pool
- Cadapdapan rice terracess, Candijay
- Can-Umantad Falls, Candijay
- Canawa Cold Spring, Candijay
- Cabagnow Cave Pool, Anda
- Quinale Beach, Anda
Day 1: Arrival in Cebu Mactan Airport
Since we arrived Cebu past 8pm, we didn’t really have much time to go anywhere else but to check the popular 10,000 Roses in Cordova. Raymund, my friend tour guide, then fetched us at a hotel in downtown Cebu and went to Moalboal together.
Day 2: Moalboal and Badian
Came day 2 when we started our activities. It was a full day of water adventure: snorkeling, chasing turtles and sardines, whale shark interaction and more. Catch our adventure in this link.
Day 3: Oslob and travel to Bantayan Island
Our third day was crazy hectic for us. We started very early to travel from Moalboal to Oslob for the whale shark then proceed to Oslob Cuartel to visit the ruins. All of these activities for only half the day because we needed the whole afternoon to travel from south Cebu all the way up to the north and across to Bantayan Island.
Our travel proved to be like an amazing race. We underestimated the travel time and overlooked the traffic ahead of us. Thus we came half an hour late and we were left by the last bus going to Hagnaya Port. So we tried to use the Grab App and to our surprise, someone accepted us from Cebu City to Hagnaya Port as our destination (3-hr travel). Haha. It turned out the driver didn’t know the destination and simply accepted. To be fair for both ends, we contracted him like a private car which costed us a fortune (880php via grab vs. 165php via bus for each person) but we were left with no choice since we needed to be in Bantayan that same night. Oh well! The amazing race continue as we travel to Hagnaya Port because the last trip of the ferry going to Bantayan Island is at 5pm(based from net research). Imagine our anxiety to reach the port on time since we cannot afford any form of delays. We also constantly reminded our driver to go a little faster every now and then. To tell you, we almost snatched the driver’s seat because our driver drove like he had all the time in the world. Haha. As we came near the port and we got ready to sprint like Usain Bolt, the port guard told us the ferry was under maintenance! We almost lost it right there! Whew. Fortunately, fate did not let us down. An outrigger boat was offered to stranded passengers. Alas, off to Bantayan! We even met a spontaneous new friend Brian who decided to tag along with us on our next day adventure.
Day 4: Bantayan Island and travel to Tagbilaran
Birthday celebration literally on high! Check out our short Bantayan adventure and skydiving here. One day is not enough so better spend at least 2 days to explore this island in its entirety.
Right after our skydving and still on high, we proceeded to Santa Fe and across to Hagnaya port because our amazing race still continued. Left with half of the day, we needed to travel from North Cebu back to Cebu City pier, board a ferry going to Tubigon,Bohol, then transfer to a van going to Tagbilaran. All of these in Day 4, exhausting right! Yeah, we know. Haha. (Note that we chose Tubigon instead of Tagbilaran directly since it is waaaay cheaper by 550php).
Day 5: Eastern Bohol
Our last day was allotted to uncover the hidden gems of Eastern Bohol. Check out our nature adventure in this link.
Here’s our itinerary and expenses:
|Expenses||Shared cost||Per pax|
|Airfare Mnl-Cebu and Bohol-Mnl||1,172.92|
|Uber fare Mactan airport to Cordova, Cebu for the 10,000Roses (40min)||300||100|
|10,000 Roses entrance fee||20|
|Habal-habal from 10,000roses to highway (6min)||20|
|Uber from Cordova to Cebu City (1 hr)||354||118|
|Travel from Cebu City to Moalboal(c/o Raymund) (3hrs)||–|
|Pescador Island, Turtle Island and Sardine Run, Canyoneering and Kawasan Falls||1,800|
|Overnight at Moalboal (c/o Raymund)||–|
|Travel from Moalboal to Oslob(c/o Raymund) (1.5hrs)||–|
|Whale Shark orientation and interaction||500|
|Breakfast and shower at La Terrase||260|
|Travel from Oslob whale shark to Cuartel Ruins (15min by tricycle)||100||33|
|Travel from Cuartel Ruins to South Bus terminal (3.5hrs)||165|
|Uber from South to North Bus Terminal in Cebu City (20min)||120||40|
|Grab from North Bus Terminal to Hagnaya Port (3hrs)||2,635||880|
|Travel from Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island (1.5hrs)||300|
|Dinner at Coucou||830||277|
|Overnight at Adelaida Pensionne Hotel||1400||470|
|Tric from Adelaida Hotel to the ruins and Ogtong cave||100||33|
|Ogtong cave fee||100|
|SKYDIVE (originally cost 18,000php)||12,000|
|Lunch at the port||75|
|Ferry from Bantayan to Hagnaya port (1.5hrs)||170|
|Taxi from Hagnaya port to Cebu Pier (3hrs)||1,500||500|
|Ferry from Cebu pier to Tubigon pier (1hr)||250|
|Van from Tubigon pier to Marcelina’s Guesthouse, Tagbilaran (1hr)||100|
|Overnight at Marcelinas Hotel||1,200||400|
|Tric to van terminal (10 min)||10|
|Van to Candijay (2hrs)||100|
|Motor around Cadapdapan rice terraces, Can-Umantad falls (25min from town), Canawa Cold Spring (20min from cadapdapan)and Cabagnow Cave pool (1hr from canawa spring)||1,000||333|
|Cadapdapan and CanUmantad entrance fee||40|
|Canawa Cold Spring entrance fee||20|
|Cabagnow cave pool entrance fee||50|
|Cabagnow to Quinale Beach by walking (20min)|
|Bus fare from Quinale Beach to Tagbilaran (2.5hrs)||95|
|Overnight at Marcelinas Hotel||1,200||400|
- Do not copy our exact itinerary HAHA. Instead, give at least 2 days on each place to enjoy. Use it as reference only lol. It pays a lot of sweat and out-of-pocket cost to cram up all the places at once.
- Always give time allowance for any delays.