Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Palawan: Itinerary and Expenses

Together with my aunt and uncle, we visited Puerto Princesa city last February 21-23, 2012. Feel free to copy our itinerary.

Day 1
- check in at Marianne Home Inn
- lunch at KaLui Restaurant
- at around 2pm, we started the City Tour
- dinner at Balinsasayaw

Day 2
- at around 8am, van fetched us for the Underground River Tour
- early lunch at Sabang (meal included in the tour)
- 3pm start of Underground River Tour

Day 3
- Pasalubong/Pearl Shopping at Delma Pearl and Souvenir Shop for authentic south sea pearls
- Pasalubong shopping for shirts at the newly opened pasalubong center
- lunch at Badjao Seafront Restaurant
- check out/flight back to Manila

Expenses:
Roundtrip ticket - Php350 roundtrip (thanks to Piso Fare)
Terminal Fee - Php200 (Naia) + Php40 (Puerto Princesa Airport)
Tour package - Php2990 (inclusive of 3 days 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at Marianne Home Inn, City Tour, Underground River Tour with lunch, airport transfers, tour guides, fees and permits)
* we canceled the Iwahig Firefly Watching since we came back late from the Underground River Tour. We're already exhausted from the trip. Accommodation's okay but we were all unsatisfied with the service from the travel agency). I will blog more about this soon.
Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour - Php150

other expenses:
Food - Php1000 (dining at KaLui, Balinsasayaw, Skylight Restaurant, Baker's Hill and Badjao Seafront Restaurant)
Pasalubong shopping - Php700 (fresh water pearls, other accessories, sarong, bag, shirt, cashew nuts)
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Total: Php5,430

Obviously a big chunk of savings came from air fare, so we opted to splurge more on food. We weren't able to book an island hopping tour since my aunt is still in the recovering process thus we needed to be extra careful not to engage with any taxing activity like Honda Bay island hopping tour. But that's fine, we were able to relax in Sabang Beach where the zipline area is located and we had the beach all to ourselves. See, with proper planning, a Php5000 budget trip to experience Puerto Princesa, Palawan's great outdoors can go a long way.


This post is part of my Puerto Princesa, Palawan series:

8 comments:

  1. wow! detailed! thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Thanks for dropping by Mervin natuwa kasi ako at konti lang nagastos ko for this trip and yet was able to do more and eat more :)

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  3. Hi, gusto ko po talag itong blog nyo, never travelled pa talaga since may kids na kami at medyo expensive.san po ba yang piso fare?pano kumuha nyan,dba po may mga additional p yan?

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    1. Thanks Ms. Jown. Sa Cebu Pacific ang Piso Fare and yes may mga additional charges sila, but still way cheaper compared to the usual discounts. You have to be alert for their promos during special holidays and when you spotted one means getting an advance booking (6 months to a year). Don't fret, travelling need not be expensive and scoring cheap plane tickets can help your travel fund go a long way. Thanks for visiting ^_^

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  4. Hi, who was your travel agency? Were booking thru Mapel Travel. Appreciate please if you can email me the details at anna_dlreyes@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

    Anna

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  5. nice post! kindly share name of your travel agency please!! :) kindly email me at wandergirl53@gmail.com

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    1. Hi. Thanks for dropping by. We booked thru Maples Travel and Tours during the Philippines Travel Mart. Tour guides were okay, as well as the accommodation given. We are, however, unsatisfied with the service from the agency's office. Go find other agencies na lang or better yet, mag D-I-Y lang :)

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  6. Love reading your blogs! I am also looking forward to go to Palawan next Summer with my family, I will consider trying your itinerary thanks for sharing the idea!

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