September 29, 2012

Backpacking 101: Davao City and Lake Agko (Kidapawan City) Itinerary


Durian, Marang, Mangosteen and the Dutertes were the things that comes into my mind when I think of this peaceful city. Yes! Peaceful it is one of the things the people of Davao City is proud of. Maybe Davao is not Davao when those things mentioned above are not present. Or your visit to Davao is incomplete when you didn't taste these fruits in Bangkerohan Market and the local never mention to you how efficient and how they love their Mayor. Before I continue to narrate my experiences in Davao let me just share my itinerary and budget. Hope this will help =)  


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Day 1
Manila to Davao, Philippine Eagle Center, Bangkerohan, Jacks Ridge 



  • 2:30 - 3:00 - Check In via Airphil Express. Paid Terminal Fee Php200
  • 3:45 - 6:00 - Boarding and Departure
  • 6:00 - 7:00 - Strolled Davao International Airport
    • Jeep going to Quirino Ave. (Claveria sign jeep) Php13
    • Walked to the Hotel located at Mt. Mayon St. 
    • Check in at Green Window Dormitel Php188

  • 10:00 - 10:30- BANGKEROHAN MARKET
    • Bought Mangosteen, Durian (Aroncillo) and Marang and eat at side street  Php50 (Shared with Kuya Allan)
  • 10:30 - 11:45- PHILIPPINE EAGLE CENTER
    • Van in Bangkerohan going to Calinan Php40
    • Habal Habal in Calinan going to Davao Water District Php20
    • Davao Water District Php5
    • Philippine Eagle Center Php50
    • Bought Pomelo Php30
  • 12:30 - 2:00 - Traveled back to Bangkerohan
    • Habal Habal back to Calinan Php20
    • Van to Bangkerohan Php40
    • Bought Durian again Php60



  • 4:00 - 5:30     DAVAO STREET WALK
    •  Jeep to Davao City Hall Php8
    • Rizal Park
    • San Pedro Cathedral
    • Osmena Park Had a foot massage for Php100=)
    • Davao Museum
  • 5:30 - 7:30     JACKS RIDGE
    • Jeep bound to Matina in San Pedro St. Php8
    • Tricycle bound to shrine (Jacks Ridge) in Matina Php50 
    • We hired the tricycle because we were in a hurry for the day light. Tricycle cost Php8 one way.
    • Dinner Php300
  • 7:30 - 8:00  - Tricycle back to Matina Php8
    • Jeep back to Bangkerohan Php8
    • Tricycle back to FTC Tower Php10
Day 1 Expenses Php1,208

Day 2 
Island Garden City of Samal, City Walk 


  • 7:00 - 7:30 - Extend hostel stay Php188
    • Breakfast Php40
      • Davao City to Samal 
    • Mt. Mayon St. to Magsaysay Park Php8
    • Magsaysay to Samal Island Php50



  • 9:00 - 2:00   - SAMAL ISLAND TOUR
    • Motorcycle Rent Php350 
    • Split in 2 with kuya Allan. 150 per hour for 5 hours then haggled to (Php700)
    • Gasoline Php50
    • City Hall
    • HAGIMIT FALLS Php5 (environmental fee) Php40 (entrance)
    • Durian Halo Halo at Kaputian Beach Php30
    • KAPUTIAN BEACH Php10 (entrance)
    • TAGBAOBO FALLS Php25 (tip to the girl who accompany)
    • Lunch/Snack Php20
    • MONFORT BAT COLONY Php100



  • 3:00 - 3:30           Habal Habal to the port Php30
    • Barge Fee Php10 (the barge will cross the sea in just 15 minutes)
    •  Snack Php22
  • 3:30 - 4:00          Bus to Magsaysay Php25
    • Bought Durian Php30
    • Jeep to Mt. Mayon Php8
  • 5:30 - 8:00.        GAISANO &ABREZZA MALL & PEOPLE'S PARK
    • Jeep to Gaisano, Panacad signed jeep Php8
    • Jeep to Abrezza Mall Php8
    • Jeep to People's Park, Palma Gil signed jeep Php8
  • 8:30 - 9:00.        Dinner at Banukan, adjacent to the People's Park Php120                            (One Chicken Inasal unli rice and tuna SINIGANG)
    • Durian IceCream at side street Php20 (two pieces hehe)
    • Jeep to Osmena Park Php8
  • 9:00 - 10:00       Foot massage Php100
    • Ice Buko Php10
  • 10:00 - 11:00     Bangketohan Fruit Eating
    • Jeep to Bangkerohan Php8
    • Pomelo Php30
    • Rambutan Php15
    • Mangosteen Php70
    • Tricycle to Mt. Mayon st. Php10

Day 2 Expenses Php1,464

Day 3 
Davao to Kidapawan, Lake Agko


  • 7:00 - 8:00      Jeep to Ecoland Bus Station (SM City sign) Php8
    • Breakfast at Ecoland Bus Station Php40
  • 8:00 - 10:30   Davao City to Kidapawan City Php150 (Weena Bus)
    • Snack Php40
  • 10:30 - 11:15  Walk around Kidapwan City
    • Tricycle to Shell Gas Station Php10
  • 11:15 - 12:00.  Travel to Lake Agco Mahamanoy Resort Php100
  • 12:00 - 12:30   Paid Accommodation for One night Php150 (300 split into 2)
    • Lunch outside the resort Php50
  • 1:00 - 3:00      Mahamanoy Resort Php35 
    • Lake Agko Php10 
    • Jacuzzi Php20
    • Bought pomelo for snack Php10
  • 3:00 - 5:00.     Rest. We didn't do any activity during the night because it rained until the morning. 


Day 3 Expenses Php623

Day 4 
Kidapawan to Davao City, Fruits Shopping 


  • 7:00 - 7:30      Breakfast Php40
  • 7:30 - 9:00      Swimming
  • 9:00 - 10:00   Lake Agko to Kidapawan Overland Bus Terminal Php110
  • 10:00 - 1:00.  Kidapawan Overland Bus Terminal to SM Davao Php138 Snack 65
  • 1:00 - 2:00     Lunch at SM Foodcourt Php85
  • 2:00 - 3:00     Jeep SM Davao to Bangkerohan Php8
    • Fruits Shopping in Bangkerohan Php420 (10 kilos go assorted fruits+vendor's tip for helping us)
  • 3:00 - 4:00     Foot Massage at Osmena Park Php100
  • 4:00 - 5:00     Taxi to airport Php100 (Split in to 2 Original cost was 200)
  • 5:00 - 9:00     Check in via Airphil Express. We waited for almost four hours because our flight was scheduled at 9:05PM.
    • Terminal Fee Php200

Day 4 Expenses Php1,266
                     

TOTAL EXPENSES                                                         Php4,561
AIRFARE (Pre-booked)                                                 Php2,100
TOTAL DAVAO+KIDAPAWAN EXPENSES       Php6,661