Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

CEBU & BOHOL BACKPACKING TRAVEL GUIDE: 6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS (DIY ITINERARY + BUDGET)

8/21/2018

6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS BACKPACKING CEBU AND BOHOL
This itinerary is good for a group travel with the barkada. Fun-filled adventures like canyoneering, waterfall-chasing, animal encounters and laid back moments at the beach are perfect for any bunch of friends. With 6 days, we want to experience as much as Cebu and Bohol have to offer with our budget.



DAY 01 - MACTAN-CEBU CITY-CATMON (CEBU CITY TOUR)
Click here for a detailed guide: CEBU
The beautiful island of Cebu is an adventure itself. Focusing on Cebu City alone, it showcasing a lot about the province's history and heritage amidst it's economic and modern growth.

Points of Interests:
🚩Magellan's cross
🚩Fort Santiago
🚩Basilica del Santo Nino
🚩Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
🚩Colon Obelisk & Heritage Monument
🚩Sandiego-Yap Ancestral House
🚩Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod



DAY 01 ITINERARY
🚩Manila to Cebu
🚩Cebu City tour: 3200PHP for a van rental for 8 hours | prices go as low as 1300PHP depending on number of pax and hours | Divided by 11 pax.
↠ Lunch: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩Magellan's Cross: free
🚩Fort Santiago: 30PHP
🚩Basilica del Sto. Nino: free
🚩Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral: free
🚩Colon Obelisk & Heritage Monument: free
🚩Sandiego-Yap Ancestral House: free
🚩Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod: free
🚩Cebu to Catmon: via Ceres Bus | 70PHP | Accommodation location
🚩Accommodation: Free since our friend Luis has a relative here
↠ Dinner: free

Total Cost (Day 1): 491PHP per pax in our group of 11


DAY 02 - CATMON-BADIAN-OSLOB (KAWASAN CANYONEERING)
Click here for a detailed guide: CANYONEERING
Kawasan Falls is a must-do in Cebu. It is one of the well-known adrenaline-pumping activity in Cebu and in the world! Perfect for the barkada.

Points of Interests:
🚩Badian Canyoneering
🚩Kawasan Falls




DAY 02 ITINERARY:
🚩Wake up at 5am
↠ Breakfast: free
🚩Van rental: 4300PHP | Divided by 11 pax
🚩Catmon to Badian: 3 hours via van | inclusive in van rental
🚩Badian Canyoneering in Kawasan falls: 5 hours depending on your pace | 1000PHP per pax
↠ Snacks: 50PHP (we only had our snacks after canyoneering)
🚩Badian to Oslob: 2.5 hours via van | inclusive
🚩Oslob Accommodation: BCD's place | 1600PHP good for 4pax | We booked the Violet room. Check the latest rates of BCD's place here.
↠ Dinner: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal

Total Cost (Day 2): 1941PHP per pax in our group of 11


DAY 03  - OSLOB-CEBU CITY-BOHOL (BUTANDING ENCOUNTER)
Click here for a detailed guide: OSLOB
Another well-known to foreigners is the Butanding or Whaleshark encounter. Just remember to be nice to the whale shark and protect its environment.

Points of interests:
🚩Whale Shark Encounter
🚩Tumalog Falls




DAY 03 ITINERARY:
🚩Check out: Accommodations
🚩Breakfast: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
↠ Whale shark encounter: 1-2 hours depending on your pace | 500PHP | We booked the tour via BCD's tours.
🚩Van rental: 4300PHP | Divided by 11 pax
🚩BCD's Place to Tumalog falls: via van | inclusive in van rental
🚩Tumalog falls entrance fee: 25PHP
↠ Lunch: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩Oslob to Cebu Port: via van | inclusive in van rental
🚩Cebu Port terminal fee: 25PHP
🚩Cebu Port to Tubigon: via MV Starcraft | 200PHP | Check the rates and schedule in MV Starcraft website.
🚩Tubigon Terminal fee: 20PHP
🚩Tubigon to Tagbilaran: free | We booked an accommodation at Marcelina's Guesthouse. They offered us free pickup at terminal
↠ Dinner: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩Check In Accommodations: Marcelina's Guesthouse | 4000PHP for the apartment | Check their website here.

Total Cost (Day 3): 1225PHP per pax in our group of 11

DAY 04 - BOHOL TOUR
Click here for a detailed guide: BOHOL
Bohol holds a spot in my heart. For me, Bohol beaches can compete to Boracay's white sand and long shores. But there's more places to visit Bohol has to offer.

Points of Interests:
🚩Panglao Beach
🚩Blood Compact Shrine
🚩Baclayon Church
🚩Tarsier Sanctuary
🚩Hanging Bridge
🚩Loboc Church Ruins
🚩Chocolate Hills




DAY 04 ITINERARY:
↠ Breakfast: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩Bohol City tour: 2000PHP | Marcelina Guesthouse offered Bohol tours
🚩Dumaluan Resort, Panglao entrance fee: 50PHP
🚩Blood Compact Shrine: free
🚩Baclayon Church: free
🚩Tarsier Santuary: 60PHP
🚩Hanging Bridge: Php 20PHP
🚩Loboc Church Ruins: free
↠ Lunch: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩Man Made Forest: free
🚩Chocolate Hills: 50PHP
🚩Droped at Tubigon Ferry Terminal: inclusive in the tour | We told our driver to drop us at the terminal
🚩Tubigon Terminal fee: 20PHP
🚩Tubigon Port to Cebu Port: 200PHP
🚩Cebu Port to North Bus Terminal: 50PHP
🚩North Bus Terminal to Catmon: 70PHP via Ceres bus | Our Accommodations is located here.
🚩Accommodations: since our friend Luis has a relative here
↠ Dinner: free

Total Cost (Day 4): 802PHP

DAY 5 - CATMON
For our 5th day, we decided to just enjoy our  accommodation's amenities and have a relaxing day with friends after a fun-filled trip.
↠ Accommodations and meals: Free since our friend Luis has a relative here

Total Cost (Day 5): 0PHP

DAY 6 - GO HOME
🚩Check out Acommodations: free
↠ Breakfast: free
🚩Catmon to Airport: 1000PHP | Divided by 11pax

Total Cost (Day 6): 91PHP

TOTAL FOR THE TRIP: 4550PHP per pax in our group of 11.

TIPS:
A. Pre-travel essentials:
↠ Book your airfare with Cebu Pacific Air.
This airline offers cheap flights to and from Cebu.
↠ Book your hotel with Agoda in Cebu here and Bohol here.
↠ Always bring extra cash. ATMs are available in the city centers.

B. Getting around:
↠ Since we're a big group, it is ideal to hire vans to take us where we want to be.  Check out: CK Tours

C. Tipid Tips:
↠ Places to eat: most of them are karinderia and these are the cheapest choices!
↠ Book cheap hotels near city centers and transport terminals for accessibility.
↠ Know the places where you want to go and build your itinerary around it. Then cross off places that are too far away (unless you really want to go)
↠ We saved a lot with our accommodations and meals since our friend has a relative here.
↠ Based on this itinerary, a 4D3N or 5D4N trip is enough for all adventures and trips.

PIN IT!!

FOOTNOTES:
Itinerary made by Rae Argallon and Luis Zulueta | Credits also to Team Pangngalangan | July 2015 | Updated August 2018



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