Thursday, October 04, 2012

2 Days Budget Family Tour in Davao City

blending my family on my backpacking style
thursday to saturday august 02-04, 2012

"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof."
- Richard Bach

My 9th family outing initiated, their 1st domestic trip, their 1st waterfalls tripping, their 1st habal-habal and ferry ride, their 1st minor trekking and zipline adventure, and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. 

I decided to choose Davao city as my family's first domestic trip due to the following:
- I was amazed by the sands and the clear sewater when I visited Samal island last 2010
- my elder sister visited already Cebu
- for them to experience that traveling in Mindanao is very very safe

Having been hailed as the Fruit Basket of the Philippines, the city is one of the world's leading producers and exporters of mangoes, pomeloes, banana, coconut products, papaya, mangosteen, and flowers ever since it became an international net exporter in 1987. Davao City is typhoon-free.

NAIA T3 boarding gate

montfort cave in samal island

Fernandez resort in samal island

This another race against time, very short backpacking researched in somehow detailed manner has a compressed itinerary designed as follows: 

august 02 thursday:
2200H ETA Davao airport

august 03 friday: 
samal island day tour (hagimit falls, montfort cave and white house)
Fernandez beach and swimming pool 

august 04 saturday: 
davao city tour (crocodile park, tribu kadayawan, butterfly garden, outland adventure, japanese tunnel, people's park, jack's ridge)
2000H ETD Davao airport

TOTAL BUDGET : PHP27,028 (for 5 adults and 1 child)
butterfly garden in davao city

other animals in crocodile farm

davao port ferry going to samal island

aldevinco souvenirs in davao city

After college and have my average income-earning work, I initiated the outing for my family way back 2007 in Baguio city. I was an aviation electronics mechanic that time and my 2nd visit to this city. During that moment also I was really resitant to gamble on places I did not yet visited. Then, 5 years after, I planned to experience to my family how I travel, as in to feel them how my travel style is on the road. I booked this Davao tickets via 11-11-11 and 143 promo fare of Cebu pacific airline for a group of 5 adults and 1 child (6 years old). The total cost of roundtrip on all of us (6 pax) is Php8,325. Thus, a round trip only fare only costs PhP1,387.50. Thank you very much Cebu pacific for this amazing offer!
people's park in davao city

jack's ridge in davao city

jack's ridge in davao city
Anyways, i divided this wonderful journey into different set of posts to be more specific on its content;


  1. cool beans..parang ung samal island lang ata nagawa ko dito last week.haha


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