Jan 15, 2012

3D2N CDO-Camiguin-Bukidnon Package

Come February, Me, Hubby together with his 6 officemates will go to CDO to try water rafting. Thanks to Cebu Pacific's promo because we scored a P1,200 roundtrip ticket each few months ago. Most of hubby's officemates will be their first time to go an out of town trip and first time to ride the plane kaya mga excited. They were expecting me to be the one who will organize the itinerary. Being a traveler for a long time, i always go with the travel package that travel agencies offers lalo na pag mga relatives ang kasama ko unless kasama ko mga officemates ko, dun i learn to travel the budgeted way or sometimes Do-it-yourself trip.

Hubby warns me not to get the expensive package kasi i have to consider daw his officemates, baka di daw magsamahan pag mahal. With this tour, nahihirapan ako kasi di ko alam kung yung ipapakita ko sa kanila na package ay ok ba sa knila or hindi. Ayoko naman mag-DIY kasi mga first time nga nila at for sure ako lang ang mapapagod once na nag-DIY kami kasi i have to think always kung ano ba ang mas ok or mas mura etc...

One of my teammates went to CDO last year and availed the E-Philippines package which is P4,926 each inclusive of all the tours except meals, entrance fees in every tourist spots and the fare to ferry going to Camiguin, according to her it is the cheapest package that she saw online. I checked it kaya lang i read the reviews of the accomodation in CDO kaya na-dissapoint ako but i love the inclusions of the package.

Here are my choices from 2 travel agencies:

E-Philippines Travel 

Travelers Pod: P5,197 per person
N Hotel: P5,628 per person

Package Inclusions:
Overnight standard aircon accommodation in Cagayan de Oro - twin, triple and triple sharing
Overnight aircon accommodation in Paras Beach Resort/ Camiguin - 2 Family Lofts
daily breakfast
Whitewater rafting adventure with lunch ( Beginners course)
Dahilayan Adventure Park/ Forest Park/ Del Monte Plantation/ Gardens of Malasag
Camiguin Countryside tour- aircon
White Island boat trip
Roundtrip complete land transfers (CDO/ Camiguin/ Dahilayan Adventure Park)

Camiguin Countryside Tour includes:

Ardent Hot Springs/ Katibawasan Falls/ Macao Cold Spring/ Taguines Lagoon/ Santo Niño Cold Spring/ Tausan Falls/ Gui-ob Church Ruins/ Sunken Cemetery/ Vulcan Daan/ Tangub Hot Spring
* actual sites to be visited will be dependent on schedule and route.

In the E-Philippines offer, i love the inclusions of the package but i dont like the accomodation on the cheapest package. I chose another accomodation (Traveller's POD) in CDO and the price will be P5,197 per head kaya lang the rooms doesn't have their own CR's and it's a big No No for me. I always want the room with its own cr.. If i were to choose, ill go with N Hotel at P5,628 per person, very minimal difference at least we're all comfortable. Sana lang ok sa kanila yung P5,628 **wishing**.

La Montana Tours and Travel offer:

For a group of 8pax, our package rate is P5,800 per person - inclusive of the following:

  1. Land (Aircon Van) Transportation for 3 Whole Days
  2. Round Trip Sea Transfers (Barge) to Camiguin
  3. One (1) Night Aircon 1-Star Class Homestay/Inn Room(s) in Camiguin (*see site for choices)
  4. One (1) Night Aircon 1-Star Class Hotel/Inn Room(s) in Cagayan de Oro City (*see site for choices)
  5. Zipline Bundle Fees with Certificates @ Zip Zone Dahilayan Adventure Park
  6. White Water Rafting (Basic Course) Fees with Pictures @ Kagay White Water Rafting (*Note: To upgrade to the Advance Course, just add P300 per person.)
  7. Guided Tours of Camiguin and Bukidnon
  8. All Entrance Fees, Shed Rental and Banca Rental Fees
  9. No Meals
The difference with La Montana Tours is that they have a tour guide. The package includes all the entrance fees and the fare to Camiguin. The downside of the package is the accommodation also.

Still don't know what to get kasi i have to show it pa to hubby's officemates but for me sobrang mura na nito. Ewan ko na lang kung mamahalan pa sila d2. If they'll allow me to decide ill get the E-Philippines offer with N Hotel accomodation. I told hubby to explain to his officemates that this package does not include all the expenses in the trip and that they have to prepare at least P10,000 each. We'll see kung anong sagot.

Im excited :)

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