SOUTHERN LUZON | Trip Summary Itinerary

Monday, August 15, 2011

Southern Luzon Roadtrip

Three long bus rides, seven cramped jeeps, seven jumbled tricycles, ten boats through differing waters, uncountable bus stops, one rented van along with two comic Batangeño drivers, two bustling cities, five sleepy towns, five islands, two rugged mountains, five old and new churches, one rocking festival, five ref magnets, one shirt, three Starbucks City Mugs, three weighty cameras, a bagful of snorkeling gear, an officemate, three cousins, numerous uncles, one aunt, one brother, uncountable strangers, and me and my two ultra-bruised feet; finally, a sketch of my nine-day trip through Southern Luzon.

Southern Luzon RoadtripI T I N E R A R I E S

Manila - Lucena - Marinduque – Romblon
Sunrise at the Port of Banton Town
Morning Walk at Banton Island’s Poblacion 
The Hike from Poblacion to Togong 
Snorkeling Under Malabiga Beach
ROMBLON - Day Three
Halfway Around the Coasts of Banton 
Tabunan Beach
Underwater at Banton Fish Sanctuary
ROMBLON - Day Four
Malabiga Sunrise 
Stranded at the Port of Banton
Good Morning Buenavista 
Moriones Festival 2011 
Boac Cathedral
Marinduque - Lucena - Naga – Caramoan 
Matukad Island 
Minalahus Island
St. Michael the Archangel Church 
CARAMOAN – Day Seven
A Stroll Around Town 
Bagieng Island 
People Watching at Bagieng Island
Not-Quite-Midnight Snack at Caramoan Bed & Dine 
Sunrise at Guijalo Port
Sagnay View Deck
Mayon Skyline View Deck
NAGA CITY – Day Nine
Naga Metropolitan Cathedral 
San Francisco Church
Basilica Minore de Peñafrancia 
Starbucks Global Icon City Mug


E X P E N S E S : 5,990.00

Transportation: Php4,090.00

+ R O M B L O N +
P210.00 – Bus from Cubao to SM Lucena
P15.00 – Jeep from SM to Dalahican Port
P30.00 – Dalahican Terminal Fee
P340.00 – Ferry Fare from Lucena to Marinduque
P70.00 – Tricycle from Cawit to Buenavista Port
P800.00 – Boat from Buenavista Port to Banton
P500.00 – Boat from Malabiga to Tabonan Fish Sanctuary
P300.00 – Boat from Banton to Buenavista, Marinduque
+ M A R I N D U Q U E +
P49.00 – Jeep from Buenavista to Boac
P35.00 – Jeep from Boac to Cawit Port
P22.00 – Terminal Fee at Cawit Port
P340.00 – Ship Fare from Marinduque to Lucena
+ C A R A M O A N +
P20.00 – Jeep from Port Dalahican Port to SM Lucena
P8.00 – Jeep from SM Lucena to Lucena Grand Terminal
P250.00 – Bus from Lucena to Naga
P1,000.00 – Rented Van Contribution
P8.00 – Jeep from Minalabac to Naga
P8.00 – Tricycle to Naga Cathedral
P15.00 – Tricycle to Naga Basilica
P50.00 – Tricycle to NCC Jeep Terminal
P20.00 – Jeep to Minalabac

Accomodation: P00.00

P00.00 – D’s Home at Romblon
P00.00 – Mr. M’s Home at Marinduque
P00.00 – My uncle’s house at Camsur
P00.00 – Homestead at Caramoan

Food: Php988.00

+ R O M B L O N +
P110.00 – Bus Snacks and Water
P60.00 – Cup Noodles and Lala Chips in Ferry
P60.00 – Dinner at Buenavista Port
P00.00 – Romblon Meals
+ M A R I N D U Q U E +
P60.00 – Carinderia Breakfast at Boac, Marinduque
P40.00 – Carinderia Lunch at Cawit Port, Marinduque
P20.00 – Lala in Ferry
+ C A R A M O A N +
P65.00 – Mami and Chicharon at Lucena Grand Terminal
P45.00 – Bigmak Burger Dinner
P60.00 – Loglog and Bicol Express at Bed & Dine in Caramoan
P10.00 – Dirty Icecream
P8.00 – Night Coffee
P16.00 – Two Coffee for Breakfast
P12.00 – Chip Snack
P12.00 – Chip Snack
P5.00 – Macaroni Chicharon at Mayon Volcano
P395.00 – Starbucks Naga City
P10.00 – C2

Pasalubong & Keepsakes: Php 912.00

P50.00 – Romblon Magnets
P10.00 – Marinduque Magnet
P35.00 – Caramoan Magnet
P45.00 – Caramoan Magnet from Bed & Dine
P40.00 – Mayon Magnet
P200.00 – CWC Shirt
P150.00 – Pili Nuts
P382.00 – Starbucks Mug (discounted)

Southern Luzon Roadtrip

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  1. wow! almost P6k lang for 9 days trip. =)

  2. wow! I remember my 9 days backpacking trip across Mindanao: Zamboanga - Davao naman kami...all for 10K. Happy Feet!!!

  3. Two ultra-bruised but HAPPY feet! :)

  4. It's amazing how much you can save if you have free accommodation :D
    Photos are amazing as usual ;)

  5. Whaaaaaaat?!?!!? 6k for 9 days sa lahat nang yan?!?! It's a good thing to stay with relatives talaga. Hahaha.

  6. wow! amazing race?! hahah! ang galing naman. I can't imagine one can survive a 9-day trip for less than 6k. Elibs! parang gusto ko rin ipakalat ang kamag-anakan ko sa mga sulok ng pinas. hahah! Good job!

  7. Michi, Supertikoy, Astrid, Robbie, Malditang "Kura"cha
    Ang tipid no hehe. Iba talaga pag libre accomodation and food (at least for a some of the days).
    Saka refill mode ako ng mineral water, 2 bottles lang nabili ko for the whole trip (isa lang dapat kaso nawala yung bote eh hehe)

    Haha true that!

  8. hehe ganda ng paa a :P

  9. niiiiiicceeee! :) 6k for a trip. very useful posts. mka-copy nga ng itinerary ;)

  10. 6k for nine days. Wow! I actually talked to my husband about this. Gusto rin namin itry! :D

  11. Lestat
    Shempre, mamahalin mga band-aids ko eh hehe

    Mura kasi libre mga tinulugan ko haha

    Go lang ng go! Makitulog din kayo sa mga friends and relatives nyo to keep the expenses low =)