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How to go to gigantes island from malaysia penang island

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How to go to gigantes island from malaysia penang island

Hi there I need an advice How to get to gigantes island from malaysia penang. Am I need to book the tickets for manila or cebu

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1. Re: How to go to gigantes island from malaysia penang island

Wow.

That is a tough question.

Fly to Manila from KL and then to Panay.

I think Roxas is the nearest airport.

From Roxas, sorry I really have no idea.

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2. Re: How to go to gigantes island from malaysia penang island

There are flights to Iloilo City from Singapore, Hong Kong, Cebu and Manila then you could take a taxi, bus or jeepney going to the town of Carles where there are boats going to Isla Gigantes.

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3. Re: How to go to gigantes island from malaysia penang island

@ Hemaji

Interesting choice - Gigantes is among the lesser visited spots in Phils, though by the accounts I have read of it, it is beautiful, very untouristy and less developed as far as tourist facilites go. I wonder - how / why did you decide upon this place?

Now, to answer your question, you naturally would need to take a flight - either from Manila or Davao (do check the Cebu pacific and other budget airlines websites to verify the timings) to Iloilo airport (Iloilo is an international airport, but I am not sure which international flights come in and from where?)

Thence from the Tagbak terminal, take a van / bus for Estancia, then a boat.

I understand it is a day long affair to reach.

If you plan to stay at the Gigants hideway inn, you can directly contact teh owner who is also a local tourism official -

Mr. JOEL DECANO, Municipal Tourism Officer of Carles, Iloilo

Owner, Gigantes Hideaway Tourist Inn

Mob : 09184685006

More details are given in the below blogs -

1) Louie's blog - 2012 - …blogspot.com/2012/09/weekend-getaway-in-isl…

2) Bookworm traveller - updated 2013 - thebookwormtraveler.com/2013/02/where-to-sta…

3) Liquid druid - 2012 updated blog - …wordpress.com/2012/…

4) Excursionista - 2013 updated - excursionista.net/2013/01/islas-de-gigantes-…

Have a great time and do tell us how it was

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