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DIY Travel Facebook Groups in The Philippines You Should Join

Looking for a Facebook travel group in the Philippines to join? Finding one is so easy peasy. There are dozens and dozens of DIY travel groups on Facebook sharing itineraries, tips, photos and contacts of destinations you might visit next. Each of these groups have their own rules so you better obey before you are kicked out. Usually, the general rule is do not spam the group with unwanted information. Whether you're looking for the cheapest tour package to somewhere or be inspired by the beautiful travel photos that they take, it is always a good idea to be part of a backpacking group that promotes DIY (do it yourself) kind of trips. Most of these travel groups are advocates of travelling the cheapest way possible.

DIY Travel Philippines is the best Facebook travel group for me. I have seen it multiply in a lightning's speed over the years. It is a very interactive group where members and admins unselfishly share their time and knowledge for promoting travel to ordinary Filipinos who are on a budget but willing to make both ends meet just to be able to see the beauty of our country.  Unlike other travel groups, DIY Travel Philippines remain organic by not taking so much paid advertisements. The admins (Michelle and Rachel) have maintained the group to be as non-partisan as much as possible.

1. Name: DIY Travel Philippines
Members: 836k

I know some of the Philippines' social media influencers and travel bloggers who rose to fame just by using this group to promote their blog posts and travel guides. One example is Colleen Vidal who skyrocketed her Facebook fan page following and Instagram game just by sharing her super cute, filtered travel photos accompanied by clickbait captions to DIY Travel Philippines and to the rest of very active backpacking groups on Facebook. She's one lucky and super talented content creator who used the power of Facebook groups to connect to fellow local travelers. She amassed a good number of following and her league of brands sponsoring her trips are growing.
Another one is Mark Roa from Bacolod who is an extraordinaire in editing photos and taking photographs. Like Colleen, Mark has worked with big travel brands already despite a newcomer in the travel blogging scene.  I have seen him build his name from several jaw-dropping itinerary travel guides he shared on DIY Travel Philippines and other groups as well. There are also ordinary backpackers who do not own a blog but just merely posting their photos and DIY itineraries, many people follow them. Michelle Mendoza, a corporate employee now has 13, 000 followers on her personal Facebook fan page after posting viral travel photos accompanied by simple itinerary she wrote like Five Fingers Cove in Bataan, Sand and Stars in Aurora and Busay Falls in Pangasinan. 

More backpacking local Facebook groups to follow:

2. Name: Solo and Group Travel Philippines (Byaheng Budgetarian)
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/225878184667281/
Members: 17k

3. Name: Philippines Group of Travelers
Members: 3k

4. Name: I Travel Group_Philippines
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/203196806456534/
Members: 3.2k

5. Name: Choose Philippines Travel Group
Members: 483

6. Name: DIY Travel Philippines Solo and Group Adventure

7. Name: PHILIPPINES Solo Travelers, Pasabit, Pajoin Group Tour
Members: 1.9k

8. Name: Philippine Travel group
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/178103215913018/
Members: 106

9. Name: Traveler’s Notebook Philippines User Group
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1029818777037617/
Members: 1k

10. Name: J and C Travel Philippines (Byaheng Budgetarian Solo and Group Adventure )
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/338812366610317/
Members: 670

11. Name: Travel the Philippines Zambales Group
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1278441692261514/
Members: 21

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aceeventsandtravel/
Members: 1.1k

13. Name: Cebu, Philippines - Travel Group - 2017 Dates (All Year Long)
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1337865766246196/
Members: 378

14. Name: It's better in the Philippines - TRAVEL group
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/247474059296780/
Members: 20

15. Name: SOLO GROUP Travelers Philippines
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293913964764515/
Members: 72

16. Name: The Travel Club - League of Tourism Students of the Philippines Group
Link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/travelclub.ltsp.group
Members: 12

17. Name: Philippines Travel Group
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/141530465945712/
Members: 13

18. Name: Philippines cz Backpackers / Traveler
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PhilippinesBackpackerTraveler/
Members: 38k

19. Name: Backpackers of the Philippines
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/246217182134367/
Members: 143k

20. Name: Backpackers DIY Budgetarian Events, Travel and Tours
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/backpackerarchive/
Members: 6.3k

24. Name: Solo Backpackers United
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/solopackpackers/
Members: 7.9k

25. Name: Itchyfeet: Backpacking Philippines and Asia
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/313286787440/
Members: 466

26. Name: Extrémní Backpackers Philippines
Members: 2.9k

27. Name: Pinoy Solo Travelers
Members: 28k

28. Name: Must Travels Philippines
Members: 12k

29. Name:Travel Adventures phil. (Team Akyat Pilipinas Page)

30. Name: DIY and Travel Adventures Philippines (original)
Members: 96k

31. Name: TRAVEL ADVENTURE CLUB (budget/diy traveller)
Link; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1615470415372753/
Members: 38k


Links: https://www.facebook.com/groups/573752206127791/
Members: 4k

33. Name: Tipid Travel Buddy
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401200229896948/
Members: 10k

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/diytravelphevents/
Members; 315k

35. Name: Team Pinoy Biyahero
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/595181010622482/
Members: 4.4k

36. Name: DIY KKB ASTIG (non Profit Climb Events)
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1269856179712233/
Members: 29k

37. Name: Philippine Travel Group | Powered by Explora.ph
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/explora.ph/
Members: 1.8k

Member: 309

39. Name: Travel Friends PH Group
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1716897538544513/
Members: 368

40. Name: Kindred Travel and Tours PH Group
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1823952964365811/
Members: 103

41. Name: Travel Journal and Diary Group PH
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1133653380023825/
Members: 258

Members: 1.1k

43. Name: Backpacking Philippines
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/252487464865956/
Members: 136k

44. Name: Filipino Travel Group
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/279538922782862/
Members: 28.8k

45. Name: Travel Itinerary PH
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/433431037105941/
Members: 124

46. Name:  Travels and Itineraries PH
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1701845483427979/
Members: 15.3k

47. Name: Travel Philippines (Byaheng Budgetarian - Project 81)
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/422221588167922/
Members: 300k

48. Name:Travel Philippines Byaheng Budgetarian Joiners Tour Adventure
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1960051360983857/
Members: 6.4k

49. Name: Travel Thoughts PH Community
Link; https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttphgroup/
Members: 20.1k

50. Name: SOLO Travel Budgetarian h

Members: 246k

51. Name: DIY Travel and Organized Tours Philippines
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/morefunphilippines/
Members: 152k

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1702884493056285
Members: 17.8k

53. Name: DIY Travel Pa-edit Please
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/504963663008852/
Members: 79.6k

54. Name:Travel Buddies - Friendly, Budgetary & Amazing Tour Events Link:
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1851746311735447
Members: 38k

55. Name: Byaheng DIY
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1788303581417026/
Members: 3.6k

56. Name: Travel in the Philippines
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tripkada/
Members: 3.6k

57. Name: Budgetarian Travellers
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/budgetariantravelers/
Members: 116k

The figures of total followers per Facebook travel groups listed above were gathered in November 20118. These numbers of course increase over time. If we missed any DIY travel group, let me know I will include it in this list.


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