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DAVAO 2013 ITINERARY & EXPENSES

DAVAO ADVENTURE 2013

DAY 1: EDEN NATURE PARK TORIL-DIGOS CITY (Oct 10, 2013)

TIME

DETAILS

EXPENSES

5:00 AM-6:00 AM Home to MRT

38.00

6:00 AM-6:30 AM MRT-Edsa Taft

15.00

6:30 AM-7:00 AM MRT-NAIA 2

100.00

8:10 AM-8:50 AM Boarding Time NAIA Terminal 2 via PAL (RT tickets)

Php        2700.00

8:50 AM-11:00 AM Departure
11:00 AM-11:20 PM Arrival at Francisco Banghoy Int’l Airport
Get map
11:20 PM-12:10 PM Bought Congee (airport area) while waiting for Jheng

                                50.00

12:10 PM-12:40 PM Arrival of Jheng
12:40 PM-1:30 PM Taxi going to Toril (Php 300.00/2 persons)

150.00

1:30 PM-2:00 PM Pedicab Toril to Eden Nature Park

100.00 + 20.00 tip

2:00 PM-3:50 PM Checking out their café and playground

Free

Shuttle tour + snacks

  • Stops: Rainbow amphitheatre, tinubdan and Lola’s Garden

320.00

3:50 PM-4:10 PM Skycycle Ride and obstacle track

200.00

4:10 PM-5:00 PM Church and  Fishing Village (stayed for phone charging)

Free

5:00 PM-5:30 PM Eden Nature Park to Main Highway

50.00

Bought mickey mouse plant (bundle)

50.00

5:30 PM-7:00 PM Ride bus going to General Santos (off to Digos City)

58.00

7:00 PM Arrived in Digos City
7:00 PM Tricycle going to Crisbelle Hotel

10.00

7:10 PM-8:00 PM Check-in Crisbelle Hotel meeting up with Leah Mae (1100/2; room is for 3 persons; no available rooms for 2)

550

8:00 PM-9:00 PM Dinner (treat from Mojar family)                             Free
9:00 PM Wash-up/Sleep
TOTAL EXPENSES LESS: RT plane tickets

Php 1,661

 
DAY 2: DAVAO DEL SUR: Camp Sabros, Kublai Art Garden, Passig Islet (Oct 11, 2013)

TIME

DETAILS

EXPENSES

7:26 AM-7:50 AM Complimentary Breakfast

Free

7:50 AM Gown check but still close (fare)

10.00

9:00 AM-9:10 AM Gown check  at Enhance Salon (fare)

10.00

9:10 AM-9:15 AM Fare going to habalhabal terminal going to Kapatagan

10.00

9:15 AM-10:40 AM Habalhabal departure to Kapatagan (Php 920 Camp Sabros, Kublai art garden, passig islet package deal for 2)

460.00

10:40 AM-10:48 AM Arrival at Kapatagan
10:48 AM-11:50 AM All zipline and cable rides

  • Tandem zipline ride 380m, solo zipline 400m and 820m.
  • Cable lift ride

550.00

11:50 AM-12:10 AM Lunch: Pancit Bihon (Php 80.00 for 2) and liempo + rice (Php 90.00 for the driver) Php 170.00/2

85.00

12:10 AM-12:18 AM Off to Kubllai Art Garden
12:18 AM-1:11 PM Arrival at Kubllai Art Garden

Free

1:11 PM-1:54 PM Off to Passig Islet (rough road/shortcut)
1:54 PM-2:31 PM Stop-over to a house ask for free pomelo

Free

2:31 PM-2:35 PM Arrival at Sta. Cruz (motorcycle parking)

20.00

2:35 PM-2:45 PM Boat rental/ travel time

160.00

2:45 PM Passig Islet (10 minutes boat ride)
Entrance fee

5.00

2:51 PM Sea urchin (trying it for the very first time)

10.00

3:15 PM Heavy raining
4:00 PM-4:10 PM Pictorial and islet walking
4:10 PM-5:30 PM Back to Port
5:30 PM Super headache/dead tired/hot-cold-rain exposure/no dinner/only bioflu (from Leah Mae)
Hotel

550.00

TOTAL EXPENSES INCIDENTALS:

  • Sprite 48.00
  • Piatos 25.00

Php 1,943

DAY 3: DIGOS CITY (Oct 12, 2013 Wedding)

TIME

DETAILS

EXPENSES

7:00 AM Complimentary breakfast

Free

9:00 AM Bath
10:00 AM Hair & make-up

Free

12:00 NN Lunch (295/good for 2)

150.00

2:00 PM Wedding ceremonies
4:20 PM Wedding Reception/Dinner
6:00 PM Rest + cake eating + HOTEL

550

TOTAL EXPENSES

Php 700.00

DAY 4: DAVAO: Phil. Eagle Center, Malagos Garden, Japanese Tunnel and Jack Ridge (Oct 13, 2013)

TIME

DETAILS

         EXPENSES
7:00 AM-9:00 AM Cotton candy outside the church

Php 20.00

Complimentary breakfast

Free

9:00 AM-10:30 AM Travel back to Davao City (tricycle to Digos terminal)

10.00

Bus

95.00

10:30 AM-11:00 AM Davao City Bus Terminal
SM City Davao and leave bag at package counter

8.00

11:00 AM-12:00 NN Jollibee + lotto

85.00 + 40.00

12:00 NN-1:00 PM SM City Davao going to Ulas (Davao-Bukidnon Road)

10.00

Jeepney going to Calinan

30.00

1:00 PM-1:10 PM Calinan to Phil. Eagle Center

10.00

1:10 PM-2:15 PM Phil. Eagle Center (entrance fee: 50.00 + 5.00)

55.00

Bought bag (180) and balabal (170) + keychain (100)

450.00

2:15 PM-2:20 PM Going to Malagos Garden habalhabal

10.00

2:20 PM-4:20 PM Malagos Garden (entrance) + ice candy

100.00 +10.00

4:20 PM-4:28 PM Malagos Garden to L3 vans (Calinan-SM Davao route)

10.00

4:28 PM-5:15 PM L3 vans drop-off Pangi crossing

38.00

5:15 PM-5:23 PM Dropped and ride habalhabal

10.00

5:23 PM-5:40 PM Japanese Tunnel tour

50.00

5:40 PM-5:45 PM Ocular at the pool
5:45 PM Going to Jack Ridge (taxi 130.00)

75.00

5:58 PM-7:00 PM Arrival at Jack Ridge and view-and-dine (with service charge)

300.00

7:00 PM-7:00 PM Habalhabal

15.00

7:10 PM Jeep to SM

8.00

7:30 PM Pasalubong Kultura

875.00

8:40 PM-9:00 PM Bus going to landmark

15.00

9:00 PM Tricycle (couch surfing)

25.00

10:00 PM Wash-up/sleep
TOTAL EXPENSES INCIDENTALS:

  • pasalubong to the maximum level Php 1325

Php 2,436

DAY 5: Crocodile Park, Butterfly House,  Tribu K’ Mindanawan & GAP Farm (Oct 14, 2013)

TIME

DETAILS

         EXPENSES
8:00 AM Breakfast

free

8:50 AM-10:08 AM Home to Crocodile Park

free

Crocodile Park + Butterfly House + Tribu K’ Mindanawan Entrance Fee

Php 200.00

10:08 AM-10:39 AM Tribu K’ Mindanawan
10:39 AM-11:14 AM Butterfly House
11:14 AM-11:30 AM Off to Gap Farm
Taxi (80.00)

40.00

11:30 AM-11:48 AM Arrival at GAP Farming Resort
11:48 AM-12:18 PM Cave and roam around

10.00

12:18 PM-12:46 PM Lunch + royal softdrink

100.00

12:46 PM-1:20 PM Back home (jeepney hitch + bus)

Free + 15.00

1:20 PM Rest/wash-up/airport (thanks to Mrs. Herdie for welcoming us into her lovely home)

Free

3:00 PM Airport terminal fee

200.00

Pasalubong

250.00

5:10 PM-7:00 PM Departure to Manila
7:00 PM-7:15 PM Arrival
7:15 PM-7:30 PM Bus to MRT

12.00

7:30 PM-8:00 PM MRT

15.00

8:00 PM-9:00 PM TriNoma fx

45.00

9:00 PM Home
TOTAL EXPENSES Incidentals:

  • pasalubong Php 250.00

Php 887

Expenses w/o incidentals 1,661 1,870 750 1,111 637 Php 6,029
Incidentals 73 1325 250 Php 1,648
EXPENSES 1,661 1,943 750 2,436 887

Php 7,677

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Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao Ziplines

zip-line or also known as zip wire, aerial runway, aerial and ropeslide, consists of a pulley suspended on a cable. It is designed to propel and accelerate by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable. It’s one of the extreme adventures in the Philippines to-date.

Violet is a girl who wish to try anything and everything under the sun. Adventure is her game and extreme is her last name. One day, she just realized she wanted to jump, let go and simply fly. Here are the list of zip lines I did tried:

Luzon Zipline

 La Mesa Ecopark Zip-line in Quezon City (2009 and 2011)

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It was my very first attempt, has a length of 110 m. I was thinking that if the cable will snap I will fall into the water, and would still be alive, so I must try it. It was short 10 seconds ride and I feel the adrenaline rushing through my veins. It cost two hundred (200) pesos back-and-forth ride

Soar in Loreland Antipolo (2010)

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This zip line is way much longer than what I’ve tried in Ecopark. They’re equiiped with pulleys and lots of knots going on.

We have to climbed stairs (into the soar tower) and there’s not much for an orientation, just sit and relax.

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The flight is exciting because if the cables will snap, you might be kissing the dirt of the dry land. LOL! Then, I saw plenty of trees around the area and some of my friends who are still in the pool, even though I am spinning (as I was seated in the straps).

The worst part of the adrenaline ride is the walk back to where we came from. It was only a single-ride zip which cost one hundred fifty (150) pesos and which means I have to carry myself back on the slope, but by foot this time. I have good shots here photographed by Marvin. Please excuse the fats and bellies (what do you expect? I was tied up)!

Ugong Rock Adventure Zip-line @ Tagbinet, Puerto Princesa, Palawan (Nov. 2012)

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Here is a shot of my travel buddy -Ate Fishy as she descend into the rice fields. She has this fear heights but when she became my friend (2010), and convinced her to do  zip line (which she does in 2011) in La Mesa Ecopark,she would dare to go for lots of zip lines now.

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This was a side trip for our Puerto Princesa Underground River tour, together with my other travel buddies, JC, Divina and Badet. But before you go down this zipline, you have to work your way up to the ugong caves (spelunking), first.

 sUgong Rock is a 75-foot limestone formation in the midst of farmlands in Barangay Tagabinet. “Ugong” stands for the reverberating sound from the rocks (similar to a bell) when you hit or pounded with the knuckles.

We did all squeeze into a small opening. The cost of the spelunking (or caving) is two hundred fifty (250) pesos. 

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We all had  a successful flight. I wish to post the beauty queen zip line pose I have but I am hesitant for I am the Face-Hidden-Wanderlust. Now, for this photo, forgive me but give me a chance to put a little portion of my face. LOL!

Anyways, what I love about this Ugong Rock Zip line, it was run by a village cooperative where locals are trained to operate the adventure park. Tourism as a way of helping people improve their way of living and providing employment for native Palawenos.

Visayas Zipline
Suislide @ Danao, Bohol (Jan. 2012)
Danao Adventure Park with E.A.T. Danao or Extreme/Eco/Educational Adventure Tour, as an eco-tourism site to benefit the Municipality of Danao, Bohol and its people. This is what I usually like about my travels, I enjoy and I also help in improving others’ lives.

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Here are my girls all set for a suislide. It has two lines, going forth and back. Coined from the word, “Suis“ (the sound of the cable ride once you get to slide) and “slide”. It could also mean a suicidal slide. It traverses around half a kilometer from one mountain to another, which costs three hundred fifty (350) pesos.

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It was less than a minute ride but here’s a cue, when I screamed then I had already stopped (due to lack of air) but still the ride goes on. LOL! What if you fall? Kiss the world goodbye! This is what awaits you it’s a 50-meter free fall drop from the top of the 200-meter high cliff.

Tower Zip & Sky Lift @ Sky Experience Adventure, Crown Regency Hotel and Towers, Cebu City (Jan. 2012)

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After the sky-walk and edge coaster, another adrenaline rush. Here is my partner for tower zip -Daisy. Yeah, that’s me as her background. LOL! Do you see my face? if you do, tell me so I could remove it immediately (Face-Hidden-Wanderlust).

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What’s up with the zip tower? It was scary. If we fall, cemented roads awaits, lucky if not to be smashed by cars or much with a truck. Yeah, all is well, we survived it. But it was scary to be hanged in the middle of the cable! Why do they have to stop the engine as they lift us? I can’t remember any view, it was already 11PM when we tried this. Costs is One thousand (1000) pesos. Package of tower zip and sky lift, edge coaster and sky-walk.

Mindanao Zipline
Macahambus Zip-line @ Cagayan de Oro (Oct. 2012)

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Here is my uncle who tour me in this adventure park. It was also his first time in the adventure park.

It was a short distance zip line but a little bit scary as well. Why? It was a rocking zip line, as you transverse to the other edge, they will rock the cable then you will feel that pull of the rope upward then downward, I though my pulley would be released from its grasps on the cable.Then, a large tree branch is along the zip, what could had been if I smashed on the branch? Well, I would just fall into the forest grounds just maybe 5-15 meters deep. Treetop adventure, zipline and tree rappelling costs only five hundred (500) pesos. Warning: do not wear your wedges like i did. Wear shoes that is suited for adventures like this. 🙂

Camp Sabros Zip-line @ Digos City, Davao del Sur

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15102_10152396032167925_1970394578_nFrom Digos City Davao to Camp Sabros, it’s a 1-hour habal-habal ride. Imagine that we are 5 sitting on it and it’s been totally a rough road ride.

It was getting dark when we arrived and since my friends, do not wish to try anything but the tandem ride on the 380 meters zipline and cable lift, so I agreed on it heavy-heartedly.

526657_10152396031847925_1472149739_nIt was not a long ride, but it was freaking scary because of its height from the ground but it has the most fascinating view of the forest an the coolest breeze I could remember. I feel like Bella (Twilight  vampire character) for the pine trees pass by so quickly in my view. Here is an image of it. I shall return to this place, I swear!

I want to collect memories like this. I am not going to be young forever, right? So, better do this while my heart is healthy and my body is strong. But I wish even in my 50’s I could still do this. May the odds be ever in my favor! And I wish that others would try it, too.

I have never thought I can do all this crazy things. How about you?

I am just so proud of myself. That once in my life I did try to conquer my fears.