Backpacking Cagayan De Oro-Bukidnon-Camiguin | 4D3N DIY Itinerary | DIY Budget Travel Guide

Backpacking CDO-Bukidnon-Camiguin | 4D3N DIY Itinerary | DIY Budget Travel Guide

Backpacking Cagayan De Oro-Bukidnon-Camiguin

4D3N CDO-BUKIDNON-CAMIGUIN DIY Travel Guide

Contributed by: Charlston Serrano Concepcion 

Charlston shares his adventures together with Shiely on their 4D3N trip to Cagayan De Oro, Bukidnon, and Camiguin.

Cagayan De Oro

Skyline Of Cagayan De Oro
Skyline Of Cagayan De Oro

The City of Cagayan de Oro is located along the north central coast of Mindanao island facing Macajalar Bay and is bordered by the municipalities of Opol to the west, Tagoloan to the east, and the provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte to the south of the city. Cagayan de Oro is also famous for its white water rafting or kayaking adventures, one of the tourism activities being promoted along the Cagayan de Oro River.  

Camiguin

Outrigger Camiguin Philippines
Outrigger Camiguin Philippines

Camiguin is the second-smallest province in the country in both population and land area after Batanes. The provincial capital is Mambajao. CDO-Bukidnon-Camiguin

The province is famous for its sweet lanzones, to which its annual Lanzones Festival is dedicated, the picturesque Sunken Cemetery of Camiguin, and its interior forest reserves, collectively known as the Mount Hibok-Hibok Protected Landscape, which has been declared by all Southeast Asian nations as an ASEAN Heritage Park. 

Bukidnon

Mount Kitanglad Seen From Camp Philips, Bukidnon
Mount Kitanglad Seen From Camp Philips, Bukidnon

The name “Bukidnon” means “highlander” or “mountain dweller”. The province is considered to be the food basket of Mindanao. Situated within Bukidnon is Mount Dulang-dulang, the 2nd highest mountain in the country, with an elevation of 2,938 metres (9,639 ft) located in Kitanglad Mountain Range. Mount Kitanglad (2,899m.), Mount Kalatungan (2,860m.), Mount Maagnaw (2,742m.), Mount Lumuluyaw (2,612m.) and Mount Tuminungan (2,400m.), the 4th, 5th, 8th, 17th and 30th highest mountains in the country respectively, are also found in the province.

4D3N CDO-BUKIDNON-CAMIGUIN DIY Travel Itinerary

Day 1. CDO/BUKIDNON

0600-ETA Laguindingan Airport
0700-ETA CDO Checked-in at Winmin Transient Inn [BOOK viaAGODA | BOOKING]
0900-ETD Agora to Dahilayan
1030-ETA Dahilayan
1400-ETD Dahilayan to CDO
1530-ETA CDO (free time)
1800-Dinner/Socials
2000-Lights off

Expenses

170.00 – GRAB from Sta Ana Mla to NAIA T3
210.00 – Breakfast for 2pax
298.00 (149.00/pax) – Van Laguindingan to CDO/Agora
882.00 – Room for 2 pax @ WinMin Transient Inn [BOOK viaAGODA | BOOKING]
78.50 – Taxi Agora to Divisoria
390.00 – Breakfast for 2 @ Red Nectar
70.00 – Taxi Divisoria to Agora
1,500.00 – Taxi Agora-Dahilayan-Agora
185.00 – Lunch for 2 pax @ Dahilayan
1200.00 (600.00/pax) – Zipline
360.00 – Dinner for 2pax
5,343.50- TOTAL EXPENSES (Day 1)

Day 2. CAMIGUIN

0200-ETD CDO/Agora Terminal to Balingoan Port
0400-ETA Balingoan Port
0445-ETD Balingoan to Benoni Port/Camiguin
0600-ETA Benoni Port/Camiguin
0620-ETD Benoni to Mambajao (Pabuas Cottages)
0715-ETA Pabuas Cottages [BOOK viaAGODA]
0900-1700 Explored the Island (Sunken Cemetery, Tuasan Falls, Ardent Hot Spring, Sto Niño Cold Spring, Soda Pool, Church Ruins)
1900-Dinner/Socials
2100-Lights off

Day 3. CAMIGUIN

0630-Breakfast
0830-1500 Explored the Beaches (White Island in the morning and Mantigue Island in the afternoon)
1600-Back to Pabuas Cottages (free time buy pasalubong)
1900-Dinner/Socials
2000-Lights off CDO-Bukidnon-Camiguin

Expenses

320.00 (160.00/pax)- Bus Agora to Balingoan Port
340.00 (170.00/pax) – Ferry Balingoan to Benoni/Camiguin
30.00 (15.00/pax) – Terminal Fee
100.00 (50.00/pax) – Van Benoni-Mambajao/Pabuas Cottages
700.00/night – Pabuas Cottages Room for 2pax [BOOK viaAGODA]
700.00 – Habalhabal countryside tour
450.00 for 2pax – Snorkeling Gear/Guide @ Sunken Cemetery
350.00 for 2pax – Boat Rental to White Island
300.00 for 2pax – Habal2 from Pabuas to Mantigue Jump Off Point Roundtrip
300.00 – Snorkeling Gear White Island & Mantigue
600.00 – Boat Rental to Mantigue ÷ 4pax

FOODS

60.00 – Coffee & Cup noodles @ Ferry
80.00 – Breakfast
245.00 – Lunch
20.00 – Coffee & Milo
120 – Dinner
50.00 – Sea Urchin
80.00 – Breakfast
120.00 – Lunch
80-00 – Dinner
135 – Shake & Burger
60.00 Mineral Water
40.00 – “Motorela” Pabuas- Mambajao RT
30.00 – Bread

Entrance Fees & Other Expenses @ CAMIGUIN

5.00 – Candle
40.00 (20.00/pax) – Tuasan Falls
60.00 (30/pax) – Soda Pool
60.00 (30/pax) + 50.00 for table – Sto Niño Cold Spring
60.00 (30/pax) – Ardent Hot Spring
40.00 (20/pax) – White Isand
60.00 (30/pax) – Mantigue
300.00 for 3 kilos Lanzones
875.00 – Pasalubong (Pastel)
550.00 – Dried Pusit
7,060.00 TOTAL EXPENSES (Day 2-3)

Day 4. CDO

0230-ETD Camiguin to CDO via VAN
0800-ETA CDO (Free time buy some pasalubong)
1230-ETD to jump off for Whitewater rafting
1400-1600 White Water Rafting
1730-Back to hotel pack-up things then proceed to Airport
2135-Flight CDO to MLA

Expenses

950.00 (475.00/pax) – Van CAMIGUIN to CDO
882.00 Room for 2pax – Winmin Transient Inn [BOOK viaAGODA | BOOKING]
2400.00 (1200.00/pax) – White Water Rafting (Bugsay)
438.00 – Pineapple & Mangosteen
70.00 – Breakfast CDO-Bukidnon-Camiguin
50.00 – Taxi Agora-Gaisano
198.00 – Lunch for 2pax
14.00 (7.00/pax) – Jeep Gaisano to Agora
400.00 (200.00/pax) – Van Agora to Airport
60.00 – Siopao for 2pax
188.00 – Grab NAIA-Home sweet home
5,650.00 TOTAL EXPENSES (Day 4)

OVERALL TOTAL EXPENSES = Php18,053.50

(Airfare not included)

Contacts:
WinMin Transient Inn (CDO)– 0906-9666787 — [BOOK viaAGODA | BOOKING]
Pabua’s Cottages (Camiguin) – 0917-3210449 — [BOOK viaAGODA]
Bugsay Water Rafting – 0917-3284729

Watch Charlston’s Backpacking CDO-Bukidnon-Camiguin Video

4D3N CDO-BUKIDNON-CAMIGUIN DIY TRIP10.07-10.17With Shierly Dita-ConcepcionDay 1. CDO/BUKIDNON0600-ETA Laguindingan Airport0700-ETA CDO Checked-in at Winmin Transient Inn0900-ETD Agora to Dahilayan1030-ETA Dahilayan 1400-ETD Dahilayan to CDO1530-ETA CDO (free time)1800-Dinner/Socials2000-Lights offExpenses170.00 – GRAB from Sta Ana Mla to NAIA T3210.00 – Breakfast for 2pax298.00 (149.00/pax) – Van Laguindingan to CDO/Agora882.00 – Room for 2 pax @ WinMin Transient Inn 78.50 – Taxi Agora to Divisoria 390.00 – Breakfast for 2 @ Red Nectar70.00 – Taxi Divisoria to Agora1,500.00 – Taxi Agora-Dahilayan-Agora185.00 – Lunch for 2 pax @ Dahilayan 1200.00 (600.00/pax) – Zipline 360.00 – Dinner for 2pax5,343.50-TOTAL EXPENSES (Day 1)Day 2. CAMIGUIN0200-ETD CDO/Agora Terminal to Balingoan Port0400-ETA Balingoan Port0445-ETD Balingoan to Benoni Port/Camiguin0600-ETA Benoni Port/Camiguin0620-ETD Benoni to Mambajao (Pabuas Cottages)0715-ETA Pabuas Cottages0900-1700 Explored the Island (Sunken Cemetery, Tuasan Falls, Ardent Hot Spring, Sto Niño Cold Spring, Soda Pool, Church Ruins)1900-Dinner/Socials2100-Lights offDay 3. CAMIGUIN0630-Breakfast0830-1500 Explored the Beaches (White Island in the morning and Mantigue Island in the afternoon)1600-Back to Pabuas Cottages (free time buy pasalubong)1900-Dinner/Socials2000-Lights offExpenses320.00 (160.00/pax)- Bus Agora to Balingoan Port340.00 (170.00/pax) – Ferry Balingoan to Benoni/Camiguin30.00 (15.00/pax) – Terminal Fee100.00 (50.00/pax) – Van Benoni-Mambajao/Pabuas Cottages 700.00/night – Pabuas Cottages Room for 2pax 700.00 – Habalhabal countryside tour450.00 for 2pax – Snorkeling Gear/Guide @ Sunken Cemetery 350.00 for 2pax – Boat Rental to White Island 300.00 for 2pax – Habal2 from Pabuas to Mantigue Jump Off Point Roundtrip300.00 – Snorkeling Gear White Island & Mantigue 600.00 – Boat Rental to Mantigue ÷ 4paxFOODS60.00 – Coffee & Cup noodles @ Ferry 80.00 – Breakfast 245.00 – Lunch20.00 – Coffee & Milo120 – Dinner 50.00 – Sea Urchin 80.00 – Breakfast 120.00 – Lunch 80-00 – Dinner 135 – Shake & Burger 60.00 Mineral Water40.00 – "Motorela" Pabuas- Mambajao RT 30.00 – Bread Entrance Fees & Other Expenses @ CAMIGUIN5.00 – Candle40.00 (20.00/pax) – Tuasan Falls 60.00 (30/pax) – Soda Pool 60.00 (30/pax) + 50.00 for table – Sto Niño Cold Spring 60.00 (30/pax) – Ardent Hot Spring 40.00 (20/pax) – White Isand 60.00 (30/pax) – Mantigue 300.00 for 3 kilos Lanzones875.00 – Pasalubong (Pastel)550.00 – Dried Pusit7,060.00 TOTAL EXPENSES (Day 2-3)Day 4. CDO0230-ETD Camiguin to CDO via VAN0800-ETA CDO (Free time buy some pasalubong)1230-ETD to jump off for White water rafting1400-1600 White Water Rafting1730-Back to hotel pack-up things then proceed to Airport2135-Flight CDO to MLAExpenses950.00 (475.00/pax) – Van CAMIGUIN to CDO 882.00 Room for 2pax – Winmin Transient Inn2400.00 (1200.00/pax) – White Water Rafting (Bugsay)438.00 – Pineapple & Mangosteen 70.00 – Breakfast 50.00 – Taxi Agora-Gaisano 198.00 – Lunch for 2pax14.00 (7.00/pax) – Jeep Gaisano to Agora 400.00 (200.00/pax) – Van Agora to Airport 60.00 – Siopao for 2pax188.00 – Grab NAIA-Home sweet home5,650.00 TOTAL EXPENSES (Day 4)OVERALL TOTAL EXPENSES = Php18,053.50 (Airfare not included)Contacts:Winmin Transient Inn (CDO)- 0906-9666787Pabua's Cottages (Camiguin) – 0917-3210449 Bugsay Water Rafting – 0917-3284729

Posted by Charlston Serrano Concepcion on Wednesday, October 11, 2017


WHERE TO STAY IN CAGAYAN DE ORO

1. Casa Marga Hotel — BOOK via AGODA | BOOKING 
2. Travelers Pod — BOOK via AGODA | BOOKING 
3. Nature’s Pensionne House — BOOK via AGODA | BOOKING 
4.  Heart Warming Place — BOOK via AGODA | BOOKING 
5.  De Luxe Hotel — BOOK via AGODA | BOOKING 

WHERE TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN

1. GV Hotel Camiguin — BOOK via AGODA
2.  Myrna’s Bamboo Cottages — BOOK via AGODA
3. Balai sa Baibai Resort — BOOK via AGODA 
4. Agohay Villa Forte Beach Resort — BOOK via AGODA
5. TheView Hotel and Restaurant,  — BOOK via AGODA


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