Quirino - Isabela Morning Tour last part; Calvary Hills

another flashpack trip for my province visited collection
december 19, 2011 monday

Quirino-Isabela morning tour 1st part (aglipay caves)

continued...

Isabela is the second largest province of the Philippines next to Palawan, located in the Cagayan Valley Region in Luzon.It was initially called Isabela de Luzon to differentiate from other places in the Philippines bearing the name of Isabela. The new province was named in honor of Queen Isabela II of Spain.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabela_%28province%29

along the road going to calvary hills (the grotto)

inside the calvary hills (the grotto)

inside the calvary hills (the grotto)

after spelunking, i have to go on my way up to isabela. getting to santiago city's calvary hills and monastery of transformation (isabela's capital) is somehow the city's only main tourist attraction as advised by the quirino and isabela locals. calvary hills, also known as the grotto or dariuk hills, is located 10 kms off the city proper. it is required to hire a tricycle roundtrip with fare from php150-200. free admission on this place.

inside the calvary hills (the grotto)

inside the calvary hills (the grotto)

inside the calvary hills (the grotto)

inside the calvary hills (the grotto)

ITINERARY:

day 0: dec.18 sunday
1930H ETA RVT bus terminal (sampaloc)
          aircon bus bound to maddela, quirino (400)
2045H ETD manila
          4 stop-overs, mami (30)

day 1: dec.19 monday
0600H ETA maddela
          breakfast (25)
          van bound to isabela drop-off to aglipay caves (20)
          walk from highway to jump-off at estimated 150m
0700H ETA aglipay caves
          registration and guide fee (300)
          spelunking the 4 caves
0930H ETD aglipay caves
          van bound to santiago (50)
1130H ETA santiago city
          tricycle bound to grotto, calvary hills (150)
1200H ETA calvary hills
          registration, free admission
1230H ETD calvary hills
          drop-off to jollibee highway
          lunch (92)
1300H ETD santiago
          aircon bus bound to cubao (382)
          stop-over snack (90)
2300H ETA cubao
TOTAL EXPENSES: php1,519

inside the calvary hills (the grotto)

inside the calvary hills (the grotto)

inside the calvary hills (the grotto)


3 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing this. ako lang kasi magisa sa trip na to so i want to maximize my time

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  2. wanna go to Santiago kasi it is the place where my ex lives hahaha. pero i wanna go to this place sort of, to perhaps ponder what had become of me after several journeys all-together.

    Thank you for this post!

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  3. ganda naman dyan..nakaka-relax. thanks sa info.

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