Sunday, November 21, 2010

Part1: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day1 - Landing at Cagayan De Oro City



It's been a year and a half since I've been dreaming of visiting these places. It all started when I'm searching for beautiful falls that led me on wondering Iligan and then later on discovered the must-try adventure of white water rafting in Cagayan De Oro City.  Unexpectedly, it surpassed my expectations because it's a four-day trip that we managed to at least explore a bit of Bukidnon, Cagayan De Oro, Iligan, and Camiguin.  Sounds fun?  Definitely!


The Lumbia Airport


We took the earliest flight from Manila and arrived at Cagayan De Oro City around 6am.  The airport is here in CDO, and the adjacent provinces will have to be travelled by land (Bukidnon and iligan) or by water (Camiguin). Cagayan De Oro's airport is known as Lumbia Airport, a domestic airport in Misamis Oriental that local airlines dock like Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines, and Philippines Airlines.  An international airport in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental (46 kms from CDO) is currently under construction and set to replace Lumbia Airport hopefully by next year.


Lumbia airport is roughly 30-45 minutes away from downtown city depending on the traffic.  There are lots of taxi drivers, car/van owners that is waiting at the arrival gate negotiating with passengers for fixed rate from Php300-350 for those who want to drop off in their hotels as well as transportation to other points of destination for a fixed charge. This is a bit pricey so one alternative is to go for a walk outside the airport towards the highway then from there take a cab to make sure your ride is being metered.

What's Our Plan?

In our case, our plan is to go to Bukidnon first and the go back to CDO afterwards for a white water rafting. Pretty much, our first day is the highlight of our trip because of too many adventures rolled in a day. To minimize time, we had to ask for a car service for our Bukidnon adventure.  Thank goodness to our fellow travellers that we met in pinoyexchange forum, our car rent rate will be divided into four, meaning much cheaper! Yey!


Boyet's car rental
09274790524
Car - blue toyota vios
Php 2,000.00 for a day including the driver. (Gas not included)
--For vans and other vehicle kindly contact him for the rates


I would recommend Kuya Boyet because he's such a sweet person that he gave us discount without us asking for it, maybe because we finished our Bukidnon trip about half of the day. He's car is in very good condition, got good airconditioning too!

Roadtrip to Bukidnon! On my next blog!


Check These Out Too!

Part2: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day1 - Ultralight Flying Plane Gecko Adventure in Del Monte Pineapple Farm!
Part3: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day1 - White Water Rafting in Cagayan De Oro City
Part4: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day1 - D' Morvie Suites and Plaza Divisoria in Cagayan De Oro
Part5: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day2 - Maria Cristina Falls and NPC Nature's Park in Iligan
Part6: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day2 - Lechon, Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House and Tinago Fallls in Iligan City
Part7: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day2 - Timoga Spring Pools in Iligan
Part8: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day3 - Camiguin Transportation and Ferry Schedules
Part9: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day3 - Pabua Cottages and Half Day Camiguin Tour
Part10: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day4 - White Island, and other tours in Camiguin

16 comments:

Bamboo88 said...

Del Monte is not just 42 hectares...it's thousands of hectares...It stretches 13 Municipalities in Bukidnon...It covers around 20,000 hectares in the entire province....

Anonymous said...

And it is growing because they are renting more lands...

Cagayan de Oro rafting said...

I miss spending my time and money in vacations and trips. This kind of combo of trips can be of good piece.http://www.cdokay.com/

adventurousfeet said...

@cdokay
love to go back at your hometown and the nearby provinces someday

Ma. Cristina said...

is this a packaged tour? if yes,can you kindly forward the tour agency and contact person/number? we are very interested to have this kind of adventure too! :) thanks!

adventurousfeet said...

Hi Ma. Cristina,

for our bukidnon trip, we rented a car service (see above)then reserved tha flying gecko experience through lamonatatours.multiply.com

Check this part 2 as well for our contact for the flying gecko

http://adventurousfeet.blogspot.com/2010/11/part2-bukidnon-cdo-iligan-camiguin-trip.html

riza said...

Thanks for the information! You have a good travel route, and passing places that has beautiful spots too. Best regards! Your travel was really awesome! Hope I can do that.

adventurousfeet said...

@riza
this is one of my remarkable trips :)

cagayan de oro map said...

Nice and clear photos. Wow, that was great. I hope I could travel the way you did too. You definitely have the adventurous feet. :)

yue said...

Thanks for sharing about your experience here in Cagayan. I hope you have a great time staying here. And you do have great shots:)

Cagayan de Oro Rafting

Anonymous said...

i cant contact mang boyet's no. do u have any number from him...

adventurousfeet said...

naku sorry, but that's the only number i have with himbut i searched and same blue toyota vios ang nakapost and boyet din so i think si kuya boyet nga ito.

Boyet Gulle
Manager

Main +63.917.700.8150
+63.927.479.0524
Email inquiry@mertzrentacar.com
boyet@mertzrentacar.com

website: www.mertzrentacar.com

Batangala said...

We will be going to CDO/Camiguin too this end of the month. Your itinerary seems too tiring, huh? We still haven't finalized our IT but now have some ideas based on your blog. Thanks

adventurousfeet said...

@batangala

Maybe tiring, but I never felt that way. These provinces has a lot to offer that 4 days is not enough. Hope you enjoyed your trip. Thanks for reading! :)

Anonymous said...

can I have the tour agency and contact number? tnx.

Jethro said...

I really dreamed of a life like this! Travel and discover new places locally or globally. I also saw your other blog post, man you are awesome! You had time doing this stuffs. I hope I will have mine someday. It's more Fun in the Philippines! Kudos!

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