Scratched one on my bucket list, hello to the northernmost part of the country!
Most people would say that Batanes’ weather is very unpredictable but I think the best time to visit here is from March to May.
As for us, we visited this beautiful place last March for 4 days and 3 nights and It’s one of the best places I have ever been. Being a beach enthusiast, I almost though that Batanes would be very over rated but when we stepped out of the plane, everything is beautiful. It’s amazing to see simple people with simple lifestyle living in a paradise.
With PAL and Skyjet as the only airline companies to host flights in here, the airport is very tiny compared to the one in Manila. You have to fall in line once you have stepped out of the plane to pay for the tourism fee, after that, you may get your luggage at the side of the airport, they do not have any carousel.
From the airport, we were picked up by our complimentary shuttle service courtesy of Bisumi travel and we’re dropped-off to our accommodation, we stayed at DDD for the whole duration of stay for only PHP 1,500 nett per day.
For PHP 4,500 nett per pax, my two friends and I availed of Bisumi’s tricycle tour package which I am glad we did for we enjoyed the fresh air and the distinct smell of Batanes; the goats, horses, and cows smell. You may check their tour packages here: http://www.discoverbatanes.com/p/tricycle-tour-rates-2017.html
You may also check the Itinerary on the link provided above.
The package is already inclusive of the following:
- Tricycle (for Tours & Transfers)
- 3Days Tour in
- Batan North
- Batan South
- Sabtang Island
- – Driver-Tour Guide/Photographer
- – All Lunch During Tours
- – All Entrance fees and Permits
- – Round-Trip “Faluwa” Boat Rides to Sabtang Island w/ BISUMI Lifevest)
- – Refreshments (bottled water & light snacks)
- – BISUMI Souvenir Token
- – Tax Inclusive
- * Diura Fishing Village and Racuh a Idi (Spring of Youth)
Here are some of the pictures of our Batanes Travel:
I filled my lungs with some fresh air and my heart with some good memories. I will definitely come back.
Tip: If you are a frequent traveler, you should take advantage of the free memberships that airlines, hotels, and travel agencies has to offer.
In this travel, I only Paid 450 pesos for my airfare. Yes! 450! I used my miles, courtesy of Philippine airlines and just paid for the taxes. Original price of airfare ranges from 10,000 to 13, 000 pesos or more but PAL and SKY JET offers promo fares every now and then. The secret is to get yourself updated with the travel expo dates since they usually sell tickets here for a much lower price. Some of my friends got theirs at PHP 4,000 nett for a round trip fare which they availed last travel expo held at MOA.
Hotel PHP 1,500 for three days
Tour PHP 4,500 for three days w/lunch
Food PHP 1,500
Pasalubong PHP 1,000
Airfare PHP 450
TOTAL OF : PHP 8,950
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Thank you Bisumi Travel and to Kuya Toto for being our guide! He can take good pictures, I swear! So thank you again kuya Toto for being so nice to us!