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5D4N Cebu - Dumaguete DIY Itinerary, Accommodation and Contact Info for 2 Pax


I have only been to Cebu once and regretted not seeing Dumaguete which is a nearby island. I am seeing a lot of DIY itinerary to Dumaguete and Cebu actually so I am thinking this is a perfect combination when you get to the Visayas region. To help those who are about to do the same route I am sharing this guide of Earl and Kelly San Juan who went on a 5 - day trip to both of these provinces last June 9 - 13. With permission from Earl, here it is:

Day 1
0730 Left home via cab  (Php 220 + 20) Skyway toll fee.
0830 Arrived at NAIA Terminal 4
1140 Departed MNL, delayed flight. What's new? supposed to be 1050AM
1240 Arrived Cebu
1330 Arrived SM Cebu. Took a bus (Php 25) then cab to Larsian Php (100)
1350 Late lunch at Larsian (Php 377)
1430  Jeep to GV tower (Php 6.50)
1500 Checked in at Sogo Hotel (Php795) for 12 hrs

1530 Cebu city tour that includes the following:

          Basilica De Sto Niño
          Magellan's Cross
          Plaza Independencia
          Fort san pedro with entrance fee (Php 30)
Meal: water (Php 78) + bread at La Fortuna (Php 45)

1730 Back at hotel

1900 Dinner at Dimsum break Emall (Php 240)
Emperador from Savemore at Emall (Php 43)
San Mig Light from Sogo Hotel (Php 60)
2000 Socials
2200 Lights off

Day 1 Total expenses = Php 2,101

June 10

0130 Wake up call
0200 Jeep to south bus terminal 7@
0245 ETD cebu via bus 144@
0515 ETA Casa Solmar in Oslob (Php 1000 per room good for 2)
        Contact person for an accommodation in Oslob like Casa Solmar
        Ate Salome Autor, 09325325681
Breakfast pancit & coffee (Php 80)
0600 Tricycle ride to briefing area (Php 50)
0730 Whale shark watching (Php 500)
0815 End of whale watching
0900 Off to Sumilon island
        Boat (Php 1000) + Entrance fee (Php50) 

We met sir john and we invited him to join us on our sumilon tour. Boat rental is usually 1500 good for 4-5pax.

1130 Back at briefing area

1200 Tumalog falls
Habal habal ride Php 120 + entrance fee (Php 20)
Walked down via paved road to Tumalog Falls. Photo ops.
1230 Habal habal going up from Tumalog Falls (Php 30 and Php 50for roundtrip)
Habal habal to Hiway (same habal we rode going to Tumalog jump off)
Jeep to Oslob Poblacion (Php 10) 
1330 Lunch at Poblacion 149
1400 Back at resort
1630 Oslob Poblacion - just walking distance from Casa Solmar
 Places to see in Oslob Poblacion: 
        Oslob Church Immaculate Concepcion
        Plaza Cuartel
Ate tempura, a local, white version of kikiam for Php 5
Water + 4 pcs of tempura (Php 35)
1800 Back to Casa Solmar
2000 Dine and chill at OSLOBORA (Php 385)
Must try buttered chicken. Serving is big.
2200 Back to Casa Solmar
Coffee vendo Php 5

Day 2 Total expenses = Php 4516

June 11

0200 Wake up call
0310 ETD Poblacion Oslob via Ceres (Php 35)
0340 ETA Liloan port
0417 Board ferry at Sibulan Port  (Php 62)
0440 ETD Sibulan Port
0515 ETA Ceres terminal via jeep  (Php 20)
0615 ETA Bais city via bus  (Php 53)
Breakfast  cup (Php 40) 
Trike to port (Php 30)
0800 Did a one whole day tour of dolphin watching and Manjuyod sandbar  including sumptuous lunch buffet courtesy of  BARB TRAVEL AND TOURS. Click here to check their official Facebook fan page.  
1400 end of tour
Wash up 
Trike to bus terminal (Php 120) 
1500 Took Ceres bus to dumaguete  (Php 53)
1700 ETA Dumaguete
Checked in  Go Hotel (Php 883 per room for 2 pax)
1830 Dinner at Moon Cafe Robinsons (Php 360)
Must try pork baby back ribs for Php 199 only.
1930 Desserts at Sans Rival (Php 240)
2030 Chill at Hayahay bar and resto (Php 340)
2200 Went back to hotel via tricycle (Php 40)
2230 Lights out

Day 3 Total expenses = 4533

June 12

0630 Wake up call
0730 Tricycle to Siliman University (Php 20)
Stroll and photo ops along Rizal Blvd
Places to see nearby Siliman University: Visited Dumaguete Church & Bell Tower
0845 Breakfast at Jollibee  (Php 250)
0930 Tricycle back to hotel (Php 18)
1100 ETD  Go Hotels
1110 Tricycle to Mercado (Php 8)
1120 Jeep to Sibulan Port (Php 10)
1200 Fastcraft to Liloan port (Php 62)
1220 ETA Liloan port
1230 Ceres bus to Dalaguete, Cebu  (Php 65)
1400 ETA Dalaguete
Habal habal ride to Osmeña peak jump off (Php 200 round trip)
Registration fee (Php 30)
Guide tip (Php 100 
Comfort room (Php 5) 
1450 Start trek
1550 End of trek
1610 ETD jump off
1640 ETA Dalaguete bus stop
1725 Van to Cebu Php 150  (There were no busses that time so decided to go straight to Cebu City. Wasn't able to visit Simala church)
2030 ETA Emall, Cebu city
2045 Dinner at Mang Inasal (Php 228)
2200 Check in at Sogo (Php 795 for 12 hrs)
2300 Socials (Php 200 bought from convenience store)

Day 4 total expenses = Php 2, 671

June 13

0700 Wake up call
Coffee (Php 50)
0930 Check out
Walk to jeepney stop
0935 Code 01k jeep to SM (Php 7)

Note: Jeeps in Cebu has different codes for different destinations and routes. Ask the locals what jeep to board. It's confusing. 

1000 Take Mybus to airport (Php 200 for a card good for 2 free rides and Php 100 consumable)
1030 ETA mactan airport
Brunch at Jollibee with potato corner fries (Php 210)
1310 ETD Cebu supposed to be 1240 pm
1415 ETA Manila
Took cab going to makati (Php 150)
1530 Home sweet home

Day 5 total expenses=624


Bus fare from cebu city straight to liloan port in santander is Php 185. 

Note: This isn't complete yet, will update soon. 

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