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Itinerary & Expenses for Trip to Camiguin-Cagayan De Oro-Bukidnon-Marawi-Iligan-Surigao Del Sur

By Wanderingjoshua
I carefully planned my trip to Mindanao a few months before my actual trip. Planning ahead helped me save more money and not waste time lingering in one place. Due to Air Asia's flight cancellation of its CDO-Manila route, those plans quickly changed. I ended up staying in Northern Mindanao longer than I wanted to but I did not regret it. There are so many things to see in Mindanao that have yet to be discovered or fully explored. I only managed to scratch the surface of the things to see and do in this region.
Itinerary & Expenses for Trip to Camiguin-Cagayan de Oro-Bukidnon-Marawi-Iligan-Surigao del Sur
Expenses
I traveled to multiple provinces during my ten day trip to Northern Mindanao. I used Cagayan de Oro as my base to get to these provinces, since CDO is right in the middle of most of them aside from Surigao del Sur. I landed in CDO then departed back to Manila via Davao City since it's closer to Surigao del Sur. Here is the breakdown of the expenses per province.

CDO-Bukidnon
Itinerary & Expenses for Trip to Camiguin-Cagayan de Oro-Bukidnon-Marawi-Iligan-Surigao del Sur
P108 - Transportation
P148 - Bus to Balingoan Terminal
P174.25 - Ferry to Camiguin
P2,180 - Accommodations in Rich Manor in CDO (P545 per night for single A/C room)
P350 - Shuttle to Dahilayan Adventure Park in Bukidnon
P500 - Dahilayan Drop Zone
P1,114 - Food & Water
P287 - Medicines & Miscellaneous Expenses  
Total: P4,861
Iligan (Lanao del Norte)-Marawi City (Lanao del Sur)
Itinerary & Expenses for Trip to Camiguin-Cagayan de Oro-Bukidnon-Marawi-Iligan-Surigao del Sur
P600 - Overnight in Jasmine Pension House
P582 - Food & Water
P135 - Bus from CDO Airport to Iligan
P170 -Tinago Falls Tips & Fees
P150 - Habal-Habal to Tinago Falls and Back
P50 - Shuttle to Maria Cristina Falls (It's only P10 per person I had to pay for the whole thing since I was solo)
P35 - Entrance Fee to Maria Cristina Falls
P60 - Van to Marawi
P50 - Jeep to Iligan from Marawi
P85 - Bus to CDO from Iligan  
Total: P1,872
Camiguin
Itinerary & Expenses for Trip to Camiguin-Cagayan de Oro-Bukidnon-Marawi-Iligan-Surigao del Sur
P850 - Camiguin Tour (Katibawasan Falls, Ardent Hot Springs, Sto. Nino Cold Spring, Old Church Ruins, Walkway, Sunken Cemetery, Soda Water Pool)
P500 - J&A Fish Pen Lagoon Resort Overnight
P275 - Food & Water
P20 - Fee for Katibawasan Falls
P30 - Fee for Ardent Hot Springs
P20 - Fee for Sto. Nino Cold Spring
P20 - Fee for Soda Water Pool
P170 - Boat to White Island (It costs P420 but I shared it with 2 other people)
P170 - Ferry to Balingoan  
Total: P2,055
Surigao del Sur
Itinerary & Expenses for Trip to Camiguin-Cagayan de Oro-Bukidnon-Marawi-Iligan-Surigao del Sur
P650 - Overnight at One Eleven Travelodge (Double A/C Room)
P245 - Overnight at Sheila's Pension House (Double Fan Room w/ Shared Bathroom)
P571 - Food & Water
P202 - A/C Bus to Butuan
P100 - Van to San Franz
P127 - Non-A/C Bus to Mangagoy
P92 - Transportation around Mangagoy
P110 - Non-A/C Bus to Hinatuan Roundtrip
P300 - Habal-Habal to Enchanted River and Back to the Terminal
P30 - Entrance Fee to Enchanted River
P350 - Habal-Habal Rental to Tinuy-an Falls Roundtrip
P70 - Entrance Fee to Tinuy-an Falls with Tip
P300 - Van to Davao City  
Total: P3,147
*I took the bus to Butuan from Balingoan Terminal. From Butuan terminal, I took the van to San Franz, then another bus to Mangagoy. Alternatively, you can ride a direct non-a/c bus from Butuan to Mangagoy.
Itinerary 
I decided to head to all of these provinces in one trip because of their close proximity to each other. You can split these provinces into different trips to suit your schedule and budget. CDO, Camiguin, Bukidnon, and Marawi are close to each other. You can easily get to these provinces if you land in CDO. You can do a CDO-Bukidnon-Camiguin trip for a 4 day and 3 nights trip, or interchange the above mentioned provinces with each other. The farthest province from these is Surigao del Sur. I included Surigao del Sur because my flight back to Manila was re-routed to Davao. Since Surigao del Sur was on the way, I decided to include it in my trip. There was so much more to see in each province, I wouldn't mind making a come back if time and budget allows it.

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