Wednesday, March 02, 2022

12 Days Visayas to Luzon Pandemic Solo Trip Last Part: Travel Tips

RORO Ferry and Local Transportation Adventure from Siquijor up to Southern part of Luzon
February 16 to 28, 2022


Route Flow: Dumaguete City (IN) - Siquijor - Cebu - Leyte - Biliran - Eastern Samar - Northern Samar - Masbate - Sorsogon (OUT) 

Aim: My 71st to 76th Philippine Provinces (out of 81 complete)
Total Expenses: PHP 20,000 (hotel, all public transportation, meals and included) 

Preparation: (1) Bought CebuPacific superpass for only PHP 800 one way domestic flight (flexible date). (2) Full Covid19 Vaccinated with ID. (3) S-Pass application on some restricted provinces

General Itinerary:
Day 01 (Feb. 16 Wed) - Dumaguete City arrival 
Day 02 (Feb. 17 Thu) - Siquijor (71st)
Day 03 (Feb. 18 Fri) - Siquijor 
Day 04 (Feb. 19 Sat) - Cebu
Day 05 (Feb. 20 Sun) - Leyte
Day 06 (Feb. 21 Mon) - Biliran (72nd)
Day 07 (Feb. 22 Tue) - Eastern Samar (73rd)
Day 08 (Feb. 23 Wed) - Northern Samar (74th)
Day 09 (Feb. 24 Thu) - Northern Samar
Day 10 (Feb. 25 Fri) - Sorsogon (75th)
Day 11 (Feb. 26 Sat) - Masbate (76th)
Day 12 (Feb. 27 Sun) - Masbate City departure

Highlights: 

Transportation - major transport is RORO ferry. Fare price is reasonable and always on more than an hour delayed departure. Walk-in ticket payment, advance booking not required. 

Siquijor - stayed near the Little Boracay, Paliton Beach (alll beaches I've visited are white sand, all public no entrance fees). One of the serene province I ever visited. Siquijor port coming from Dumaguete, Larena port going out to Cebu. Dumaguete to Siquijor ferry, PHP156 walk-in with 1.5 hour travel time. Departs 3x daily and always almost 2 hours delayed. Requirements; approved S-Pass, original and photocopy of vaccine card and valid ID. 

Biliran - same with Siquijor, one of the serene province I've visited. Only entry point is from Leyte. Long journey coming from Siquijor to Cebu to Leyte (Palumpon port). Cebu to Leyte ferry, PHP460 walk-in with 6 hour travel time. Departs 3x daily and always almost 2 hours delayed. Requirements; original copy of vaccine card and valid ID. 

Eastern Samar - visited Calicoan Island (Guiuan) where the surfing capital of the Visayas is still not crowded. There's a direct van transportation from Tacloban. 

Northern Samar - visited Biri Island rock formation, expensive trip for solo (return boat, habal, guide). 
Allen port is the gateway to Luzon. Northern Samar to Sorsogon ferry, PHP170 walk-in with 2 hour travel time. Departs 4x daily and always on delayed departure. Requirements; original copy of vaccine card and valid ID. 

Sorsogon - Visited Bulusan Lake (will be reopened to public soon). Matnog port is the gateway to Visayas and Masbate.
 
Masbate - Visited in long stretch of white sand beach of Palani. Sorsogon to Masbate, PHP326 walk-in with 4 hour travel time. Departs 2x daily and always on delayed departure. Requirements; Approved S-Pass, confirm hotel booking, original copy of vaccine card and valid ID

12 Days Visayas to Luzon Pandemic Solo Trip (Northern Samar, my 74th province)

12 Days Visayas to Luzon Pandemic Solo Trip (Northern Samar, my 74th province)

12 Days Visayas to Luzon Pandemic Solo Trip (Northern Samar, my 74th province)

12 Days Visayas to Luzon Pandemic Solo Trip (Northern Samar, my 74th province)

12 Days Visayas to Luzon Pandemic Solo Trip (Northern Samar, my 74th province)

12 Days Visayas to Luzon Pandemic Solo Trip (Sorsogon, my 75th province)

12 Days Visayas to Luzon Pandemic Solo Trip (Sorsogon, my 75th province)

12 Days Visayas to Luzon Pandemic Solo Trip (Masbate, my 76th province)

12 Days Visayas to Luzon Pandemic Solo Trip (Masbate, my 76th province)

12 Days Visayas to Luzon Pandemic Solo Trip (Masbate, my 76th province)

​​12 Days. 6 Additional Provinces. THANK YOU VERY MUCH VISAYAS AND LUZON!
(Siquijor, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Sorsogon, Masbate). 
Visited ALL 16 Visayas Provinces, 35 of 38 Luzon Provinces and 76 of 81 total Philippine Provinces.
#philippines #pinasnaman #visayas #luzon #pandemictravelling #pilipinas #lakbayPinas #livealifeyouwillremember 


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