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help please

by tso Online Now Dec 4, 2009 at 8:26 AM

Hi, I & my 2 friends are planning a trip to Caramoan but really clueless about everything... help please...

how to go there? how to go around?
what are the places to visit?
how many days to allocate? (eave manila by night of Jan 2 and be back by Jan 6)
where to stay?
how much should the budget be?
any contact person u could give?
can we still go to albay and to some tour?

Really appreciate any help you guys could give...

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    Re: help please

    by ltmaiyk Online Now Dec 4, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    Thanks to a friend who just visited Caramoan about 5 days ago.

    "how to go there? how to go around?"

    Plane (Manila to Pili) via Philippine Airlines
    (Manila to Legaspi) via Cebu Pacific
    Bus (Manila to Naga) approx 10 hours Php 900/head
    Shuttle (Naga to Sabang) approx 45 minutes Php 90/head
    Boat (Sabang to Gihalo port) approx 1.5 hours Php 120/head
    Tricycle (Gihalo port to Caramaon proper) approx 15-20 minutes Php 50/head

    tips to porter: 10 to 20 pesos

    "what are the places to visit?"

    Suggest that you go island hopping:
    Islands to go to:
    Sabitang Laya

    Island hopping short trip (6am to 5 pm) Php 1500
    Island hopping long trip (6am to 5pm) Php 2500

    "how many days to allocate? (eave manila by night of Jan 2 and be back by Jan 6)"

    Depends on your budget. I'd say 3 days for Caramoan alone.

    "where to stay?"

    Rex Tourist Inn
    Tawog, Caramoan, Camarines Sur

    Twin Bed Php 900
    Executive Room Php 2500

    Extra Bed (small) Php 100
    (Big) Php 250

    Rex Tourist Inn will most likely insist a package deal but I suggest that you do away with it as it is much cheaper having a DIY trip. As for your meals, you can eat at "Lutong Bahay" or "Hapag Kainan". These are reputable canteen-like restaurants (carenderia is more apt). They serve delectable dishes as well. Be mindful of the contacts you find in the net, these are, most often than not, 3rd-party contacts, hence they're more expensive so to speak. The number I indicated below is Rex Tourist Inn's direct contact number.

    "how much should the budget be?"

    Hmmm....I'd allocate 6K just to be on the safe side but I doubt if you'll spend that much. This is assuming you'll be visiting Mt. Mayon too.

    "any contact person u could give?"

    Rex Tourist Inn +63-919-882-1879
    Ramil (bangkero (boat guy)) +63-907-435-1962

    "can we still go to albay and to some tour?"

    Yes, you can. Take a bus bound for Legaspi on your way home (assuming you'd like to see Mt. Mayon) OR visit CWC for some wakeboarding action.

    Please be reminded that some parts of Caramoan may not be open to tourists sometime in February. Locals mentioned that there'll be another "Survivor" cast shooting in the area around that month.

    If there's anything else you need, just shoot an email.

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  • Re: help please

    by myezekiel Online Now Feb 16, 2010 at 9:14 AM

    gud pm..if you want tour package and iterinary and how to get there plz visit my or for more info..thanxxx

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