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brain hurting

london
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brain hurting

we are trying to get together a 3 week itinerary next febuary to the philippines but my 70 year old brain is hurting from trying to sort out what to do from all the info available.

we would stay 2 nights on arrival in manila. we would probably fly to Cebu from there for about 5 nights but where best to go from there staying 4/5 nights in each place with a mix of culture and beach/snorkeling etc getting back to manila to fly home.

as I said we are 70 years old so need easy transport between places.

can anyone please map out a suitable itinerary for us.?

cheers

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1. Re: brain hurting

For 3 weeks, you can go to Bohol/Panglao, Boracay and maybe Siquijor or Dumaguete.

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You can catch the OceanJet from Cebu City to Siquijor. That is easy travelling. You can get up and walk around. You can go outside and smoke. They serve drinks, meals and snacks on board and show movies on large screen TV's. At the pier on Siquijor, you can hire a multicab van to take you to your accommodation. If you are happy with their initial service, you can hire the same driver to take you around Siquijor.

Siquijor has

- faith healers in the mountains.

- white sand beaches

- historical sights/sites

- diving/snorkelling

- a huge triple waterfall called Cambugahay falls

- a butterfly sanctuary

- the Cantabon cave

- rice paddies which means there is a high chance of seeing a Carabao in action

From Siquijor, you can catch the OceanJet to Tagbilaran City on Bohol. At the pier in Tagbilaran City, you can hire a van to take you to your accommodation. If you are happy with their initial service, you can use the same driver to tour you around Bohol.

Bohol, including Panglao island has

- White sand beaches

- Diving/snorkelling

- the Chocolate Hills

- whale and dolphin watching

- tarsier sanctuaries

- butterfly sanctuaries

- wild life sanctuaries

- fire fly tours

- adventure tours including zip lining/flying fox

- historical sites dating back to 1565

- several waterfalls

- swimming underground in the Hinagdanan cave

- lunch tours on the Loboc river

- hanging bamboo bridges over the Loboc river

- the Bohol Bee Farm where you can see mats, clothes and knick knacks being made then eat a meal with edible flowers and honey.

- rice paddies which means there is a high chance of seeing a Carabao in action

From Tagbilaran Bohol, you can fly to Manila.

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3. Re: brain hurting

thanks a lot big jim that's very helpful and looks like a good plan.how long are the ferry trips between the islands please ?

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4. Re: brain hurting

Jim

Also, thanx from a lurker.

More than a little bit helpful.

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5. Re: brain hurting

The last time I travelled to Siquijor on OceanJet, it got there in 3 hours via Tagbiliran, It doesnt do that any more.

Now, the OceanJet starts in Cebu City, travels to Tagbilaran City then to Dumaguete City then to Siquijor.

Then it travels the trip in reverse.

These are only guestimate times based on other trips as the OceanJet website is not working properly. It gives the fare but not the time

oceanjet.net/pages/fareandticketinfo.php…

Travel time all the way from Cebu City is about 5 hours to Siqujor.

Travel time Siquijor to Tagbiliran is about 3 hours.

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