Bohol, Philippines: The Ultimate DIY Backpacking Adventure

bohol danao sea of clouds

Bohol is an amazing island in the Visayas Region offering a lot of attractions, from mountains to caves, to waterfalls, and to the beach. I was in 3D3N adventure and got to explore 9 spots and had an amazing time!

Well, every adventure comes a misadventure that makes it more exciting. Check out the FULL video and find out what happened during my trip.

Itinerary

Day 1 –

1:15 PM – ETD to Bohol from Cebu City Pier 1 via Weesam Express

3:00 PM – ETA Tubigon Port, Bohol

3:10 PM – ETD to Sagbayan via V-Hire

3:35 PM – ETA Sagbayan Market (bought some stuff/food)

3:45 PM – ETD to Danao via AC Bus

4:20 PM – ETA Danao Poblacion

4:30 PM – ETD to Concepcion, Danao (Sea of Clouds)

4:40 PM – ETA Concepcion

Pitch Tent, Enjoy sunset, Dinner, Lights Off

 

Day 2 –

4:00 AM – Wake Up

4:10 AM – Went up to view deck

4:15 AM to 6:00 AM – Enjoy magnificent sea of clouds

6:05 AM – Back at camp, breakfast and break camp

7:30 AM – ETD to Carmen (Chocolate Hills)

8:15 AM – ETA Carmen Poblacion

8:15 AM – ETD to Chocolate Hills

8:13 AM – ETA Chocolate Hills, Enjoy

9:00 AM – ETD to Man-made Forest at Bilar

9:30 AM – Man-made Forest, Bilar

10:00 AM – Waiting game for the bus

11:10 AM – ETD to Tagbilaran City

12:15 PM – ETA Tagbilaran City Bus Station, Lunch

1:00 PM – ETD to GV Hotel (stay for the night)

1:15 PM – ETA GV Hotel, Check-in, Chill like a pig, refreshment

3:30 PM – ETD to Panglao (Alona Beach)

4:00 PM – ETA Alona Beach, Panglao, enjoy beach and view

5:00 PM – ETD back to Tagbilaran City, Hotel

6:00 PM – ETA Hotel, Dinner, Good night!

 

Day 3 –

6:00 AM – Wake Up, check out, travel to Tagbilaran Bus Station

6:40 AM – ETD to Candijay via V-hire

8:40 AM – ETA Candijay Market, breakfast

9:00 AM – Candijay Tour starts (Cadapdapan Rice Terraces and Can-Umantad Falls)

10:50 AM – Candijay Tour done, back at Candijay Market

11:05 AM – ETD to Guindulman via Jeep

11:20 AM – ETA Guindulman Poblacion

11:20 AM – ETD to Anda (Quinale Beach) via Trike

11:50 AM – ETA Quinale Beach, lunch

1:00 PM – ETD to Tibaw Cave, Anda by walking

1:15 PM – ETA Tibaw Cave

1:20 PM – ETD to Cabagnow Cave

1:30 PM – ETA Cabagnow Cave, enjoy, jump, swim

2:00 PM – ETD back to Quinale Beach

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Chill, enjoy, wait until 6 PM to pitch the tent

6:00 PM – Pitch Tent, dinner, lights off

 

Day 4 –

5:30 AM – Wake Up, break camp

5:50 AM – ETD to Guindulman Poblacion

6:12 AM – ETA Guindulman

6:45 AM – ETD to Tagbilaran via Southstar Bus

8:55 AM – ETA Tagbilaran Bus Station

8:55 AM – ETD to Tubigon Port

10:30 AM – ETA Tubigon Port, wait for the fast craft trip

1:00 PM – Going home 🙂

 

Expenses

 

Day 1 –

Transpo / Fastcraft (Weesam Express) / Cebu City to Tubigon Port – P250/pax (Tourist)

Transpo / Fastcraft (Weesam Express) / Tubigon Port to Cebu City – P250/pax (Tourist)

Transpo / V-hire / Tubigon to Sagbayan – P80/pax

Food / Lechon Manok – P180

Transpo / Bus (AC) / Sagbayan to Danao – P40/pax

Transpo / Habal-habal / Danao Pob to Concepcion – P50/pax

Fee / Sea of Clouds Entrance Fee – P25/pax

Fee / Sea of Clouds Camping Fee – P50/tent

Total for Day 1 = P925

 

Day 2 – (Expenses this day is more expensive due to the holiday/Good Friday)

Transpo / Habal-habal / Danao to Carmen – P350/pax

Transpo / Habal-habal / Chocolate Hills & Man-made Forest package – P200/pax + P100 tip

Fee/ Chocolate Hills Entrance Fee – P30/pax

Fee / Bilar Eco Park Entrance Fee – P10/pax

Transpo / Bus (Non-AC) / Loboc to Tagbilaran – P35/pax

Food / Lunch / Karens – P55

Transpo / Trike / Bus Station to GV Hotel – P15/pax

Accom / GV Hotel via Traveloka – P736.56

Transpo / Trike / Tagbilaran City to Alona Beach, Panglao – P200/pax

Food / Shake – P45

Transpo / Trike / Alona Beach to Tagbilaran City – P35/pax (cheaper because I was able to go with locals ;D)

Food / Dinner/ Chowking – P200

Total for Day 2 – P2,011.56

 

Day 3 –

Transpo / Trike / GV Hotel to Bus Station – P15/pax

Transpo / V-hire / Tagbilaran to Candijay – P130/pax

Food / Breakfast / Karens – P50

Transpo / Habal-habal / Candijay Tour Package – P250/pax

Fee / Cadapdapan Rice Terraces & Can-Umantad Entrance Fee – P20/pax + P10 (motor)

Fee/ Can-Umantad Tour Guide Tip – P60 (because I only had 3 20 peso bill HAHA)

Transpo / Jeep / Candijay to Guindulman – P12/pax

Transpo / Trike / Guindulman to Anda – P30/pax

Fee / Cabagnow Cave Pool Swimming Fee – P50/pax

Food / Shake / Coco Loco – P100/each (worst and most expensive shake ever!)

Food / Water 1L / Quinale Beach Restaurant – P30/each * 2 = P60

Food / Lunch / Anda Food Market (Karens) – P135 (gutom kaayo ko pramis HAHAHA)

Total for Day 3 – P892

 

Day 4 –

Transpo / Trike / Anda to Guindulman – P30/pax

Transpo / Bus (Non-AC) / Guindulman to Tagbilaran City – P88/pax

Transpo / Bus (Non-AC) / Tagbilaran City to Tubigon – P45/pax

Food / Kalamay – P100 (3 pcs)

Food / Lunch / McDonalds – P99

Transpo / Starcraft / P300 (First class kay mao nalay available)

Total for Day 4 – P662

Grand Total = P4,490.56

 

Backstory on why I had another ticket on the 4th Day,

I bought a return ticket at Weesam Express at their Cebu City office to make sure that I can return on Sunday. I asked the cashier for travel dates and time and she mentioned Saturday and Sunday 2:45 PM. Unfortunately, they only have 1 trip per day and I can’t go back on Saturday because it’s too early for me. So I told the lady to book me a return trip on SUNDAY. Out of excitement, I went already inside the Passenger Terminal 1 after getting the ticket without checking the details.

Long story short, while I was having my lunch at McDonald’s on the 4th Day, I checked my ticket and then there I found out that the date that was booked March 31 which was Saturday. So PALPAK sa tanang PALPAK!

I went to Weesam’s office and they said that they couldn’t refund the ticket and so I was left with no choice but to buy another. What a waste of money. 🙁

Lesson Learned: Always check your tickets after booking and before leaving the Ticketing Office.

Please always observe and practice #LeaveNoTrace principle.

Take Nothing But Pictures,

Kill Nothing But Time,

Leave Nothing But Footprints.

Let us take care our environment and help save Mother Earth!

 

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