Butuan-Surigao-Siargao Travel Guide

5-Day Backpacking in Caraga Region
Video: Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte
Video: Siargao Island

ITINERARY and EXPENSES:

Day 1 – Butuan to Surigao Del Sur

4:30am – ETD: Manila to Butuan
5:45am- Arrival in Bacansi Airport
Travel to Britania Group of Island
6:30am- van with Mangagoy signage, alight at Barobo Terminal
10:30am – Arrival in Barobo / ride van with Tandag signage alight in Salvacion (Britania crossing)
11:30am – Arrival in Salvacion / tricycle to Brgy. Britania
12:00-2:00pm – Island Hopping (Boslon Island, Naked Island, Hiyor-Hiyoran, Hagonoy)
2:00pm – lunch
Travel to Marky’s Hostel in Hinatuan
2:30pm – wait for van or bus with Butuan or San Franz signage, alight at Barobo
3:30pm – Arrival in Barobo
4:00pm – van with Mangagoy sign and alight in Hinatuan Terminal
5:00pm- Arrival in Hinatuan Terminal / ride pedicab to Marky’s Hostel
5:10pm- Marky’s Hostel / dinner / rest

EXPENSES
Cebu Pacific RT airfare – 1,100
Van Airport to Barobo – 250
Van Barobo to Salvacion – 40
RT Tricyle to Brgy Britania – 40
Island hopping + Tip – 1,100 (550/head)
Van back to Barobo – 40
Van to Hinatuan – 45
Pedicab to Marky’s Hostel -5
Marky’s Hostel fan room (double deck bed) – 400 for 2 pax (200/head)

CONTACT NUMBERS:
Mang Rody – 09468122371
Marky’s Hostel – 09284397785

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Our boat for Island Hopping in Britania Group of Island

Day 2 – Hinatuan Enchanted River and Tinuy-An Falls

5:00am – wake up / prepare
5:30am – travel to Enchanted River (Kuya Mark’s habal-habal)
6:05am- Arrival in Enchanted River
6:30am – Boat to Sibadan Fish Cage
6:45am – Arrival in Sibadan / meet Brenda the Stingray
7:15am – Back to Enchanted River
7:30am – swimming
8:00am- Breakfast
8:30am – Back to Marky’s Hostel / pack-up
9:00am – travel to Tinuy-An Falls
11:00am – Arrival in Tinuy-An
12:30pm – travel to Mangagoy Bislig Terminal
Travel to Surigao City (Surigao del Norte)
1:30pm – ETA in Bislig / ride van and going to San Franz
2:30pm- ETA in San Franz / ride van going to Butuan
5:30pm- ETA in Butuan / van to Surigao City
8:00pm – ETA in Surigao City / tricycle to RSY Pension
8:20pm – RSY Pension check-in / Dinner / Rest

EXPENSES
Kuya Mark’s habal-habal to Enchanted River and Tinuy-An – 1,500 (750/head)
Entrance fee at Enchanted River – 30
Boat to Sibadan Fish Cage – 150 (75/head)
Lifevest rental – 30
Entrance fee at Tinuy-An – 50
Guide tip – 50 (25/head)
Van to San Franz – 90
Van to Butuan – 120
Van to Surigao City – 120
Tricycle to RSY Pension – 20
RSY Pension aircon room – 875 for 2 pax (437.50/head)

CONTACT NUMBERS:
Kuya Mark – 09489750475 – marcusligan@yahoo.com
RSY Pension – (086)8265465

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Kuya Mark’s habal-habal and Marky’s Hostel

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Boat to Sibadan Fish Cage

Day 3 – Siargao Island

4:00am – wake up / breakfast
4:30am – walk going to Pier 1, Surigao Port
5:30am – Fastcraft to Siargao Island
8:30am – ETA: Siargao Island / meet Kuya Bebot / travel to Kesa Resort
9:00am – Kesa Resort check-in
9:30am – Surfing
10:30am – Habal-habal to General Luna
11:00-2:00pm – Island Hopping (Naked Island, Daku Island and Guyam Island) / lunch in Daku Island
2:30pm – Habal-habal to Magpupungko Tidal Pool
3:30-5:00pm – Arrival in Magpupungko / swimming
5:00pm – Back to Kesa Resort / buy souvenir
6:00pm – Arrival in Kesa / freshen up
7:00pm – Dinner / rest

EXPENSES
Passenger boat to Siargao Island – 240
Terminal Fee – 10
Kesa Resort fan room – 600 for 2 pax (300/head)
Surfing – 500 (250/head)
Kuya Bebot’s habal-habal to Magpupungko, boat for Island Hopping, boat to Bucas Grande- 5,500 (2,750/head)
Guyam Island’s environmental fee – 10 (5/head)
Entrance fee at Magpupungko Tidal Pool – 50

CONTACT NUMBER:
Kuya Bebot – 09309749974

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Passenger boat to Siargao Island

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Boat for Island Hopping in Siargao

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That’s kuya Bebot(white shirt) The best tour guide in Siargao!

Day 4 – Sohoton Cove Tour in Bucas Grande Island

5:00am – wake up / pack-up
5:30am – explore Cloud 9 Boardwalk / wait for sunrise
6:00am – check-out in Kesa / Habal-habal to General Luna
6:30am – boat to Bucas Grande
9:30am – Arrival in Bucas Grande / Sidetrip to Club Tarra
9:40am – Arrival in Sohoton
10:00-11:30am – Sohoton Cove Tour (Hagukan Cave, Makukuob Cave, Jellyfish Sanctuary)
11:30am – lunch / shower
12:30pm – boat to Hayanggabon Port
1:15pm – Arrival in Hayanggabon / ride van to Bad-As Junction
2:30pm – Arrival in Bad-As / van to Butuan
5:30pm – Arrival in Butuan
6:00pm – Prince Hotel check-in / Dinner / Rest

EXPENSES
Sohoton Cove Tour – 1,260 (630/head)
Van to Bad-As Junction – 90
Van to Butuan – 120
Prince Hotel aircon room w/breakfast for 2 pax – 998 (499/head)

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Boat to Stingless Jellyfish Sanctuary in Sohoton Bucas Grande

Day 5 – Butuan: Museum Hopping

6:00am – wake up / prepare
7:00am – breakfast
7:30am – ride multicab to Butuan National Museum
8:00am – Arrival in Museum / tour
9:30am – ride multicab to National Museum – Balangay Shrine
10:00am – Arrival in Balangay Shrine
10:30am – multicab back to Hotel
11:00am – arrival in hotel / rest / pack-up
12:30am – multicab to Airport
1:00pm – Arrival in Bancasi Airport / lunch / buy souvenirs
1:30pm – check-in
3:35pm – flight back to MNL

EXPENSES
Multicab to Butuan National Museum – 16
Multicab and Tricycle to Balangay Shrine – 23
Multicab back to hotel – 8
Multicab to Bancasi Airport – 20
Terminal Fee – 150
NAIA T3 Parking fee for 5 days – 1,400 (700/head)

TOTAL EXPENSES FOR 5D4N – Php9,878.50 (food not included)

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