January 2007


Organizers of Panagbenga 2007 in Baguio City has just released its tentative schedule of activities. Calendar of activities can be checked out at http://www.baguio.gov.ph/panagbenga2007/. Final sked still needs to be ironed out. My husband, Jonjon, our daughter CJ, and I will probably be there in Baguio for the National Scale-Modeling Contest at the Baguio Country Club on the last week of the festival. Jonjon is actually one of the members of the International Plastic Modelers’ Society of the Philippines (IPMS). But I guess we have to be there earlier so as not to miss the Parade of Floats. 🙂

For those planning to go to Baguio, check out the Baguio Panagbenga Package.

Tentative Panagbenga 2007 programs out

PANAGBENGA 2007 will be launched on February 1 with a drum and lyre and street dancing parade along the main thoroughfares, together with other traditional activities and fresh ideas for the flower festival.

Local and foreign tourists are expected to flock to the city for the month-long festivities, all the more since the traffic number coding scheme for private vehicles has been suspended for the period and beyond.

Main activities include the market encounter tentatively set from February 3 to March 4, with landscaping exhibits, carpet of flowers, floral and related products, food outlets, cultural programs, fashion shows, musical presentations, flower related demonstrations, and lectures.

The proposed permanent Panagbenga Park is also slated for launching on February 23 at Upper Session Road. The park is for consistent winners for the past years in the flower festival landscape contests, to be permanently maintained as part of the city’s parks.

The most-awaited grand festival parade and street dancing as participated in by the different schools, local organizations, and visiting contingents from all over the country will be featured on February 24. A fireworks display will also be featured in the evening.

Following the grand parade is the float and marching band competitions on February 25.

“Session Road in Bloom,” another traditional event, is scheduled on February 26 to March 4, as Session Road will be closed to traffic to accommodate flower and flower product stalls. Sidewalk cafes and food outlets will be set up along the city’s main thoroughfare. Entertainers will also perform in selected areas of the road.

The closing ceremony is tentatively set on March 4 where ground demonstrations, exhibitions and awarding of winning entries will be done. A fireworks display will also be featured to cap the event.

Other activities tentatively booked for the 12th edition of the crowd-drawing event are musical drama variety show and amateur singing contest at the Baguio Convention Center (BCC), benefit concert for Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Baguio Athletic Bowl, floral fashion show at the skating rink at the Burnham Park, weddings made in heaven, Santacruzan at the Burnham Park, floral boat competition at the lake, search for Ms. And Mr. Fashionista 2007, and Campus Radio battle of the band.

Other flower-related activities are being planned by the managements of Camp John Hay (CJH), Baguio Country Club, Shoemart Baguio, and the Baguio Muslim Community for various activities in their respective venues.

A variety of food, decorations, and cultural presentations are also expected to abound during the period because local and foreign representatives will showcase their own products.

Major TV stations in the city have planned musical contests and concerts. The barangays have also organized their activities. Other activities would also be scheduled by interested entities.

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FOR BORACAY:

 

PATIO PACIFIC

3 Days/2 Nights

Rate Per Couple

Extra Night

Regular Season

Php 15,000.00

Php 5,150

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days/ Two (2) nights accommodation in a deluxe aircon room

Welcome Drinks

Daily Breakfast

One candlelit dinner

Island Hopping Tour with Picnic Lunch

Free Patio Pacific Souvenir

Free Massage or Alpha Capsule Treatment

Roundtrip airport transfers (Kalibo or Caticlan)

Free Use of Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and Alpha Fitness Center

NOTE

Rates are valid until June 15, 2007 (not valid during Peak Season)

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

 

 

BORACAY TROPICS

3 Days/2 Nights

Rate Per Couple

Extra Night

Regular Season

Php 14,200.00

Php 5,000

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days/ Two (2) nights accommodation in a superior/deluxe aircon room

Roundtrip airport transfers (Caticlan), environmental fee and local terminal fees

Welcome Drinks

Daily Breakfast starting day 2

Special Set Menu Candlelight Welcome Dinner

Daily Choice of Lunch or Dinner on subsequent days

Chocolates

Souvenir Gift

1-hr Massage for the Couple

1-hr Paraw Sailing with 1 round of drinks

Bottle of Wine

NOTE

Rates are valid until further notice. (Not valid during Peak Season)

Should weather conditions not allow, the Paraw Sailing shall be replaced by Couple’s foot spa at the resort’s Nail Salon

Limited room allocation

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

VILLA DE ORO

3 Days/2 Nights

Rate Per Couple

Extra Night

Regular Season

Php 12,500.00

Php 2,700

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days/ Two (2) nights accommodation in a Veranda Cottage Aircon Room

Roundtrip airport transfers (Caticlan)

Welcome Drinks

Daily Breakfast

One Barbeque Lunch

One Mongolian Barbeque Grill

One Hour Massage

One Hour Sunset Cruise on Paraw Sail Boat

Boracay Island Hopping Tour

One Banana Boat Ride for 15 Minutes

NOTE

Rates are valid until further notice.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

 

 

 

 

 

SURFSIDE BORACAY RESORT AND SPA [REVISED]

3 Days/2 Nights

Rate Per Couple

Regular Season

Php 12,900.00

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days/ Two (2) nights accommodation (deluxe or superior room)

Roundtrip airport transfers (Caticlan)

Welcome Drinks, shell necklace & fruit basket upon arrival

Daily Breakfast

One Candlelight B-B-Q Set Dinner at the Beach Front

Bottle of Wine

Yasuragi Spa Package (2 hours course)

NOTE

Rates are valid until end of May 2007 (not valid during Peak Season)

Surchage of Php2,400/couple is required if booking falls on a peak period (ie. Holy Week)

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

 

PEARL OF THE PACIFIC

3 Days/2 Nights

Rate Per Couple

Extra Night

Standard/Deluxe

Php 12,668.00

Php 4,530

Maharlika

Php 15,724.00

Php 5,752

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days/ Two (2) nights accommodation

Roundtrip airport transfers (Caticlan)

Welcome Drinks & welcome lei

Daily set Breakfast

Complimentary Set dinner for one (1) night

Complimentary aromatherapy massage

10% off on food and beverage

NOTE

Rates are valid until June 15, 2007 (not valid during Peak Season)

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

 

 

FOR BOHOL:

 

ALONA PALM BEACH (Bohol)

Rate Per Couple

Extra Night

Valid until March 30, 2007

Php 18,980.00

Php 8,330.00

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days / Two (2) nights accommodation

Daily Breakfast

· Roundtrip transfer from and to airport

NOTE

Rates are valid until March 30, 2007

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

BOHOL BEACH CLUB (Bohol)

Rate Per Couple

Extra Night

Standard

Php 8,700.00

Php 3,850.00

Superior Room

Php 10,200.00

Php 4,600.00

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days / Two (2) nights accommodation

Daily Breakfast

· Roundtrip transfer from and to airport

NOTE

Rates are valid until March 31, 2007

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

ALONA KEW (Bohol)

Rate Per Couple

Extra Night

Superior Room

Php 8,500.00

Php 3,800.00

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days / Two (2) nights accommodation

Daily Breakfast

· Roundtrip transfer from and to airport

NOTE

Rates are valid until further notice

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

BLUE SKY SEA RESORT (Bohol)

Rate Per Couple

Extra Night

Standard Room

Php 6,200.00

Php 2,600.00

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days / Two (2) nights accommodation

Daily Breakfast

· Roundtrip transfer from and to airport

NOTE

Rates are valid until March 31, 2007

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

PANGLAO ISLAND NATURE RESORT (Bohol)

Rate Per Couple

Extra Night

Superior Room

Php 13,400.00

Php 5,750.00

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days / Two (2) nights accommodation

Daily Breakfast and dinner

· Roundtrip transfer from and to airport

NOTE

Rates are valid until May 31, 2007

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

ALONA TROPICAL RESORT (Bohol)

Rate Per Couple

Extra Night

Aircon Room

Php 6,600.00

Php 2,350.00

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days / Two (2) nights accommodation

Daily Breakfast and one dinner

· Roundtrip transfer from and to airport

NOTE

Rates are valid until further notice

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

FLUSHING MEADOWS (Bohol)

Rate Per Couple

Extra Night

Superior Room

Php 11,000.00

Php 5,500.00

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days / Two (2) nights accommodation

Daily Breakfast

· Roundtrip transfer from and to airport

NOTE

Rates are valid until further notice

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

OPTIONAL TOURS:

Countryside Tour w/ Lunch – Php2,200/pax

Pamilacan Island Tour & Dolphin Watching w/ Lunch– Php2,200/pax

 

 

 

FOR DAKAK:

HONEYMOON ‘TA SA DAKAK (Dakak Beach Resort)

4 Days/3 Nights

Rate Per Couple

Regular Season

Php 9,999.00

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) nights / Four (4) days accommodation in a deluxe room

Daily Breakfast

One mixed seafood lunch at Lab Kamayan

One romantic dinner for two with glasses of red wine

Dapitan Jose Rizal Shrine Tour

Roundtrip airport/wharf/resort transfers

Welcome leis

Complimentary welcome and farewell drinks

Complimentary one-hour massage and sauna for the couple

NOTE

Rates are valid until further notice.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

 

 

FOR CEBU:

WATERFRONT CEBU + 1 DAY BOHOL (Cebu+Bohol)

Rate Per Couple

Extra Nite

Regular Season

Php 25,400.00

Php 3,200.00

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days / Two (2) nights accommodation

2 Breakfast, One Lunch During Loboc River Cruise

Roundtrip Airport Transfer (airport-hotel-airport)

Roundtrip Pier Transfer (Hotel-Cebu City Pier-Hotel)

Roundtrip Seafare via OCEANJET (Cebu-Bohol-Cebu)

· Land transfer during tour, Service of a tour guide during tour

· Entrance Fees

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Whole day Bohol tour with Visits to Baclayon Church & Museum, Blood Compact Site, Bilar Manmade Forest, Chocolate Hills,
Tarsier encounter, Loboc River cruise with Lunch and Serenade.

NOTE

Rates are valid until further notice.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

THE GREAT ALLEGRE PACKAGE (Cebu)

Rate Per Couple

Extra Night

Regular Season

Php 17,350.00

Php 5,750.00

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days / Two (2) nights deluxe room accommodation

Daily Buffet Breakfast

Sunset Cruise with chance to see dolphins. (Subject to space availability and weather conditions)

Romantic Dinner for two with glass wine and serenade

45 Minute massage treatment at the Alegre Spa

· 20% off on aqua sports activities not including island hopping and excursions, use of sports facilities and game room activities.

· Complimentary roundtrip shuttle service from and to airport

Cebu City centers or piers

Welcome Drinks

Bouquet of flowers for her

Welcome Lei for him

Cebuano delicacies

NOTE

Rates are valid until Dec. 22, 2007

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

 

FOR DAVAO:

APO VIEW HOTEL (Davao)

Rate Per Couple

Regular Season

Php 21,900.00

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) days / Two (2) nights accommodation at Apo View Hotel

Daily Breakfast

Airport Transfers

One (1) day accommodation at the Pearl Farm with Lunch and Dinner

Night Tour

Water rafting/Crocodile Farm with lunch, boat transfers and gear

NOTE

Rates are valid until further notice.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

 

FOR CORON, PALAWAN:

CLUB PARADISE (Coron)

3 Days/2 Nights

Rates

Extra Night

Valid until 31 March 2007 (Except Peak)

Php 24,000.00

Php 10,000.00

INCLUSIONS

Two nights accommodation in an Air-Conditioned room or cottage

Roundtrip land and sea transfers (non-aircon jeepney)

Six (6) sumptuous meals: two (2) breakfasts, (2) lunches, (2) dinners

Welcome drinks

Resort programmed activities such as snorkeling at the house reef, picnic lunch, beachfront dinner, mini-olympics/tournament, island hiking tour and sunset cruise. (subject to availability and weather conditions)

FREE use of resort facilities such as swimming pool, jacuzzi, mini-library, video room, videoke, conference room, satellite tv room, beach volleyball, tennis court, badminton, table tennis, billiards, darts, boards and card games and snorkeling equipment.

Full-time services of facility officers.

PLUS!!! Romantic dinner set-up, complimentary bottle of wine, souvenir item and island escapade (dependent on sea and weather conditions)

NOTE

Rates are on a per couple basis.

Rates are subject to two percent (2%) additional taxes pursuant o BIR memo.

Promo strictly valid to Filipinos and Expatriates.

Rates are valid until 31 March 2007 except during peak season dates.

Promo rates are subject to change without prior notice.

EL RIO Y MAR (Coron)

3 Days/2 Nights

Rates

Extra Night

Valid until 31 March 2007 (Except Peak)

Php 17,998.00

Php 7,000.00

INCLUSIONS

Two nights accommodation

Roundtrip land and sea transfers

Five (5) sumptuous meals: two (2) breakfasts, (2) lunches, (1) dinner

Welcome drinks and fruit platter

One exclusive ROMANTIC DINNER set-up with 1 glass of wine and serenade service

FREE use of select resort facilities such as snorkeling, swimming pool, videoke room, billiards, darts and mini-library

NOTE

Rates are on a per couple basis.

Rates are subject to two percent (2%) additional taxes pursuant o BIR memo.

Inclusions are subject to weather conditions and space availability

Promo strictly valid to Filipinos and Expatriates.

Rates are valid until 31 March 2007 except during peak season dates.

Promo rates are subject to change without prior notice.

 

FOR P.PRINCESA, PALAWAN:

DOS PALMAS ARRECEFFI ISLAND RESORT(Puerto Princesa)

3 Days/2 Nights

Rates

Extra Night

Bay Cottage

Php 31,000.00

Php 14,000.00

Garden Cottage

Php 29,000.00

Php 13,000.00

INCLUSIONS

Welcome Drinks

Roundtrip land and sea transfers

3D/2N aircon cottage Accommodation

Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) based on night stay

Scheduled lunch at nearby picnic sites

Complimentary coffee and/or tea throughout the day.

One introductory Dive per person for non-divers (during entire stay)

Inclusive of diving gear or one service from our Paranarian Spa

(facial spa, hair & scalp therapy or aromatherapy massage)*

Use of the ff facilities and equipment:

o Swimming pool and jacuzzi

o Children’s playground

o Ocean kayaks

o Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)

o Courts and equipment (tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, beach badminton)

o Recreation center (darts, billiards, table tennis, videoke and mini-library)

o Resort bikes

Speedboat transfers to nearby snorkeling and picnic sites

Services of a guest officer and marine sports guide

NOTE

Rates are on a per couple basis.

Rates are inclusive of service charge and government tax.

Introductory dive or Paranarian Spa service inclusion is non-transferable.

Promo strictly valid to Filipinos and Expatriates.

Rates are valid until 31 Jan 2007

Promo rates are subject to change without prior notice.

SKYLIGHT (Puerto Princesa)

4 Days/3 Nights

Rate Per Couple

Regular Season

Php 5,850.00

INCLUSIONS

Three (3) nights / Four (4) days accommodation in a deluxe room

Daily Breakfast

One candle light dinner for two with complimentary bottle of wine

Basket of fruits

Roundtrip airport/wharf/resort transfers

Welcome drinks

NOTE

Rates are valid until further notice.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

OPTIONAL TOURS:

Underground River Tour with Lunch – Php1300/pax

Island Hopping at Honda bay (Half Day) – Php900/pax

City Tour (Half day) – Php500/pax


CRYSTAL PARADISE (Narra, Palawan)

3 Days/2 Nights

Rate Per Couple

Extra Night

Regular Season

Php 24,900.00

Php 10,450

INCLUSIONS

3 Days & 2 Nights accommodation in our fully air-conditioned Amihan Honeymoon Suite that features a spacious bedroom and loft with a private verandah facing the sea.

Breakfast in Bed

Lunch in a cabana or Swimming Pool lawn

Candle light dinner in your own Verandah plus a Sugbahan dinner by the Sea

Roundtrip shuttle transfers to/from Puerto Princesa City and the Resort

Romantic Tour of Arena Island

Complimentary Welcome drinks, Wine Tasting, Honeymoon Cake or Filipino Snacks

Lounge at the Cabanas, Hammocks, Pavilion

Full use of the sports facilities: Darts, Billiards, Casino & board games, Volleyball, Badminton,

Karaoke

Full use of the Spa facility: Steam Room, Mineral Baths, Exfoliation Massage, Dry Massage

with aromatic oils

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi

Snorkeling, fishing, kayaking

NOTE

Rates are valid until further notice.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Banaue Hotel & Youth Hostel

Upland Adventure Package
(3 days / 2 nights)
Without Land Transfer
(Manila-Banaue-Manila)

 

Minimum of 2 Pax
Minimum of 4 Pax
Extra Pax Rate

P 6,350.00 net/pax
P 4,900.00 net/pax
P 1,750.00 net/pax

 

Inclusions:

– 3 Days / 2 Nights Hotel Accomodation (De-Luxe Room – Twin Sharing)
– Set Meals (2 Breakfast & 1 Packed Lunch)
– Tours to Viewpoint, Banaue Museum, Tam-an Village,
Bontoc Museum and Sagada
– Roundtrip Jeepney Hire for the Tour
– Tour Guide
– Entrance Fees (Banaue and Bontoc Museums)
– Municipal Fee
– Souvenir Item


Amenities:
– Welcome Drink
– Free use of Swimming Pool
– Cultural Show (subject to required number of hotel guests)

Note :
– Bus Fare- Auto Bus (Manila-Banaue-Manila)-P 924.00/pax (not included)
– Regular Bus Departure is at
10:00 PM daily

Effectivity until March 31, 2007
Rates subject without prior notice –

 

Bohol/Balicasag Adventure Package
(3 days / 2 nights)
Minimum of 2 pax

Rate Per Pax

Minimum of 2 Pax
Minimum of 4 Pax
Extra Pax

P 6,900.00 / pax
P 5,500.00 / pax
P 3,800.00 / pax

Inclusions:


Room Accommodation (Twin Sharing)
Balicasag Island Dive Resort
Bohol Plaza/Metro Center/Dao Diamond
Meals
Balicasag Island Dive Resort
== 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner
Metro Center Hotel/Bohol Plaza/Dao Diamond
== 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner,
Loboc River Cruise
== 1 Lunch
Boat Transfer (Panglao-BIDR-Panglao
Land Transfer (Airport-Panglao-Hotel-Airport)
Entrance Fees (where applicable)
Baclayon Museum
Largest and Biggest Python
Bohol Bee Farm
Hinagdanan Cave
Tour to :
Bohol Bee Farm/Blood Compact Shrine/Baclayon Church &
Museum/Hanging Bridge
Tarsier Encounter/Loboc River Cruise/
Bilar Drive Thru Man-made Forest/Hinagdanan Caves
Alburquerque for the largest and biggest python
Chocolate Hills (sightseeing and picture taking)

Valid until March 31, 2007

Rates subject to change without prior notice –

 

 

 

Balicasag Island, Bohol Barkadahan Package
(3 days / 2 nights)

Minimum of 4 pax

NET PACKAGE RATE/PAX
TWIN P 4,500.00
TRIPLE P 4,100.00
QUADRUPLE P 3,900.00

INCLUSIONS

– 3 Days/2 Nights Room accommodation choice of Twin, Triple and Quadruple Sharing
– Set Meals – 2 Breakfast 2 Lunch and 2 Dinner
– Roundtrip land and boat transfer

AMENITIES

– Use of the Swimming Pool

Effectivity until March 31, 2007
Rates subject without prior notice –

 

 

Mac Arthur Park Beach Resort

Adventure Package

Baras, Palo, Leyte
(3 days / 2 nights)
Minimum of 2 pax

Rate Per Pax

Minimum of 2 Pax
Minimum of 4 Pax
Extra Pax

P 5,950.00 / pax
P 4,450.00 / pax
P 3,200.00 / pax

 

Inclusions:


3 Days / 2 Nights Hotel Accomodation (De-Luxe Room – Twin Sharing)

Set Meals: (2 Breakfast/2 Lunch/2 Dinner)

Sohoton Cave Tour (Land/Boat Transfers, Cave Guide Fee, Use of Lamp, Entrance Fees)

Tacloban City Tour (with entrance fees)

*Leyte Provincial Capitol

*CAP Bldg.

*Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum

*San Juanico Bridge

*SMED Center

– Tour Transfers

Roundtrip Airport (Tacloban) Transfers

Effectivity until March 31, 2007
Rates subject without prior notice –

 

 

Cagayan De Oro Eco-Tourism

Adventure Package

(3 days / 2 nights)
Minimum of 4 pax

 

Package Rate — P 6,800.00 net/pax
Extra Pax — P 3,270.00 net/pax

 

Inclusions:


– 2Nights Accommodation in a De Luxe or Standard Room(Double/Twin Sharing)
– Set Meals (3 Breakfast /2 Lunch /2 Dinner /1 AM Snack/1 PM Snack)
Note: Lunch on transfer-out is on PAX ACCOUNT
– White Water River Rafting
Inclusions:(Round Trip Transfer/Raft/River Guide/Life Vest/Municipal & Brgy. Fees)
Makahambus Adventure Park for zipline and rapelling

– Choice of Bukidnon or Iligan City Tour
Bukidnon
== Del Monte Plantation
== Cedar (Center for Ecological Dev’t. & Recreational)
== Monastery of Transfiguration at Malaybalay – home of Benedictine Monks

Iligan City Tour
== Maria Cristina Falls
== Timoga Cold Springs
== Tinago Falls
== Mimbalut Falls
== Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House

City Tour with Entrace Fee
== Crocodile and Ostrich Farm
== Stoneware Factory (except Sunday)
== Pasalubong Shoping at Cogon Market or Vjandep Pastel Store

– Tour Transfers
– Roundtrip Airport (CDO) Transfers

Effectivity until March 31, 2007
Rates subject without prior notice –

 

 

Cagayan De Oro Eco-Tourism

Barkada Treat Package

(Minimum of 6 pax)

Package Rate – P 4,850.00 net/pax
Extra Pax Rate – P 1,900.00 net/pax

 

Inclusions:

3D/2N Room Accommodation (Triple Sharing)
Set Meals (3 Breakfast /2 Lunch /2 Dinner)
Bukidnon Tour (Day 1)
Del Monte Plantation
CEDAR (Ctr. for Ecological Dev’t. & Recreational)
Monastery of Transfiguration at Malaybalay – home of Benedictine Monks
Iligan City Tour with Entrance Fees (Day 2)
Maria Cristina Falls
Timoga Cold Springs
Tinago Falls
Mimbalut Falls
Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House
Guided City Tour with Entrance Fees (Day 3)
Crocodile and Ostrich Farm
Stoneware Factory(Except Sundays)
Pasalubong Shopping at Cogon Market or Vjandep Pastel Store
Skywalk/Zipline at Makahambus Adventure Park(Day 1 or 3)
Tour Transfers
Roundtrip Airport (CDO) Transfer

Note: – Guest may bring their swimsuits for the Iligan Tour

 

Effectivity until March 31, 2007
Rates subject without prior notice –

 

Cagayan De Oro/Camuguin Highland and Island Tour Package

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
MINIMUM OF 4 PERSONS


PACKAGE A: (Caves Resort): P 7,250.00 -PER PERSON

EXTRA PERSON P 2,800.00


Inclusions:


One night at Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village on Standard/De Luxe Room and One night at Caves Resort on Standard/De Luxe Room

 

PACKAGE B: (Camiguin Highland): P 7,700.00 -PER PERSON

EXTRA PERSON P 2,880.00


Inclusions:

One night at Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village on Standard/De Luxe Room and One night at Camiguin Highland Resort on Superior/De Luxe Room

Inclusions for Package A & B:


Set meals (3 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinner, 1 AM snacks, 1 PM snacks)
Guided Camiguin Island tour with entrance fee
– White Island
– Katibasan Falls
– Ardent Hot Spring
– Gui-ob Church Ruins
– Stations of the Cross
Guided City Tour and Pasalubong Shopping
– Skywalk/Zipline at Makahambus Adventure Park
– Crocodile and Ostrich Farm
– Stoneware Factory (Except Sunday)
– Pasalubong Shopping at Cogon Market or Vjandep Pastel Store
Tour Transfer (Land and Sea)
Roundtrip Airport Transfer

Effectivity until March 31, 2007
Rates subject without prior notice –

 

 

 

 

Puerto Princesa Forces of Four

Barkada Package

(Groups of 4 pax)

3D/2N Package Rate – P 3,080.00 net/pax

 

Inclusions:

3D/2N Room Accommodation
Daily Breakfast for each Pax

– Welcome Drinks
Roundtrip Airport/Seaport Transfers
Half Day City Tour

– Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour w/ Lunch

– Assistance of Tour Guide

4D/3N Package Rate – P 4,720.00 net/pax

Inclusions:

4D/3N Room Accommodation
Daily Breakfast for each Pax
Complimentary Lunch or Dinner upon arrival

– Welcome Drinks
Roundtrip Airport/Seaport Transfers
– Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour w/ Lunch

Underground River Tour w/ Lunch

– Assistance of Tour Guide


Effectivity until further notice
– Rates subject without prior notice –

 

 

 

Dos Palmas Arreceffi Package

Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

 

 

Rate per Pax (Garden Cottage)

Twin

Triple

P 14,500.00 / pax
P 13,000.00 / pax

 

Inclusions:

Welcome Drinks

Roundtrip land and boat Transfers (city-resort-city)

3D/2N aircon cottage Accommodation

Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) based on night stay

Scheduled lunch at nearby picnic sites

Complimentary coffee and/or tea throughout the day

One introductory Dive per person for non-divers (during entire stay)

Inclusive of diving gear or one service from our Paranarian Spa

(facial spa, hair & scalp therapy or aromatherapy massage)*

Use of the ff facilities and equipment:

o Swimming pool and jacuzzi

o Children’s playground

o Ocean kayaks

o Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)

o Courts and equipment (tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, beach badminton)

o Recreation center (darts, billiards, table tennis, videoke and mini-library)

o Resort bikes

Speedboat transfers to nearby snorkeling and picnic sites

Services of a guest officer and marine sports guide

Effectivity until Jan 31, 2007

Peak season surcharge: Php1,000/pax/night (Dec. 19 to Jan 7)
– Rates subject without prior notice –

 

 

Club Paradise Sariling Atin Package

Coron, Palawan

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Rate per Pax

Hillside, Gardenview, Islandview Cottages

Beachfront, Seaview Cottages

Minimum 2 pax

Php10,900/pax

Php11,900/pax

 

Inclusions:

Welcome Drinks

Roundtrip Palawan Transfers

3D/2N aircon cottage Accommodation

6 sumptuous meals (2 bfast, 2 lunch, and 2 dinner) excluding drinks

Resort programmed* activities such as snorkeling at the house reef, picnic lunch, poolside and beachfront dinner, mini-olympics/tournament, island hiking tour and sunset cruise

Use of the ff facilities and equipment:

o Swimming pool and jacuzzi

o Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)

o Courts and equipment (tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, beach badminton)

o Recreation center (darts, billiards, table tennis, video room, videoke, conference room, satellite TV room, and mini-library)

o Little Nature Museum

Full time services of activity officers

Note: Subject to 2% additional taxes

Effectivity until March 31, 2007 except peak periods

Peak season surcharge: Php1,500/pax/night (Dec. 20 to Jan 10)
– Rates subject without prior notice –

 

 

 

El Rio Y Mar Leisure Hideaway Package

Coron, Palawan

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

 

Rate per Pax

Single Occupancy

Twin Occupancy

P 9,999.00 / pax
P 7,999.00 / pax

 

 

Inclusions:

Welcome Drinks

Roundtrip Palawan Transfers

3D/2N aircon cottage Accommodation

6 sumptuous meals (2 bfast, 2 lunch, and 2 dinner) excluding drinks

Use of the ff facilities and equipment:

o Swimming pool

o Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)

o Recreation center (darts, billiards, table tennis, video room, videoke, and mini-library)

Note: Subject to 2% additional taxes

Effectivity until March 31, 2007 except peak periods

Peak season surcharge: Php1,500/pax/night (Dec. 20 to Jan 10)
– Rates subject without prior notice –

 

DAVAO PACKAGES

 

4D3N at the APO VIEW HOTEL

Single P 9,125.00

Double P 11,600.00

Inclusive of Airport Transfers, half day City or Shopping or Business Tours, daily buffet breakfast at the Top of the Apo, and guide. Rate is subject to EVAT and Service Charges.

4D3N AT THE WATERFRONT INSULAR HOTEL

A first class business resort hotel twice awarded as the BEST 1st CLASS hotel in the Philippines 1995 & 1996 KALAKBAY AWARDEE

PACKAGE RATE

P 12,720.00 SINGLE

P 13,200.00 DOUBLE

Inclusive of airport transfers, 3N2D hotel accommodations, daily breakfast and half day city and or business and or shopping tour and guide. Rate is subject to EVAT and

Service Charges.

4D/3N at the ROADWAY INN/ VILLA MARGARITA/ LINMARR

Package inclusive of room accommodations, airport transfers, daily breakfast and half day city tour or business or shopping tours

P 5,350.00 SINGLE

P 8,600 DOUBLE

FUNFAMILY PACKAGE

Minimum 8 pax.

$ 200 Per Pax

4D/3N Island to Highland Davao Tour Package

DAY I

5:00-8:20 Arrival. Go to Hotel for accommodation/Breakfast

8:35-9:00 Apo View Hotel for Davao City Historical video with snacks

9:00-9:30 Major city thorough fares: San Pedro/Magsaysay/Sta. Ana

9:30-10:00 CM Recto (Aldevinco/Fruit Stand)

10:00-12:00 Crocodile Farm

Lunch

1:00-2:00 Drive to Calinan

2:00-4:00 Eagle Foundation/Malagos Garden (with snacks)

4:00-5:00 Sul Orchids and garden

5:00-7:30 Shopping for souvenirs

Back to Hotel

Night: Dinner/free and easy

DAY 2

7:00-7:30 Check out at Hotel

7:30-7:45 Transfer to wharf for Pearl Farm

8:00-9:00 Boat ride to Pearl Farm

(Options: Banana Boat/Snorkeling/Diving/ Dinner at kayak-pax account)

Overnight Stay at Pearl Farm

DAY 3

7:00-8:00 Boat ride to Davao

8:00-9:00 Check in at Hotel (breakfast)

9:30-4:00 Wild Water Adventure/Day tour to Eden/Paradise Island (Day only)

5:00-8:00 FREE and EASY (Dinner)

9:00-11:30 Family KTV (Pax Account)

DAY 4

9:30-5:00 Shopping for Pasalubong

5:00-6:30 Free and Easy

6:30-7:00 Transfer to airport

Inclusions:

Airport transfers/4D/3N hotel accommodations in DAVAO with breakfast/van rental with driver, gas, tour guide, city tour, entrances at crocodile, Eagle foundation, Malagos with snacks, boat transfers to Pearl Farm, 1 night stay at Pearl Farm with breakfast, lunch and dinner/day tour at Eden or Paradise or Wild Water Adventure with lunch. Dinner for 4 nights on DAVAO SIGNATURE FOOD.

FUNFAMILY PACKAGE

OPTION 2

Minimum 8 pax.

$ 100 Per Pax

4D/3N Island to Highland Davao Tour Package

DAY I

5:00-8:20 Arrival. Go to Home INN for accommodation/Breakfast

8:35-9:00 Apo View Hotel for Davao City Historical video with snacks

9:00-9:30 Major city thorough fares: San Pedro/Magsaysay/Sta. Ana

9:30-10:00 CM Recto (Aldevinco/Fruit Stand)

10:00-12:00 Crocodile Farm

Lunch

1:00-2:00 Drive to Calinan

2:00-4:00 Eagle Foundation/Malagos Garden (with snacks)

4:00-5:00 Sul Orchids and garden

5:00-7:30 Shopping for souvenirs

Back to Hotel

Night: Dinner/free and easy

DAY 2

7:00-7:30 Check out at Hotel

7:30-7:45 Transfer to wharf for ILIHAN RESORT

8:00-9:00 Boat ride day beach fun at Ilihan Resort

(Options: Banana Boat/Snorkeling/Diving/ Dinner at kayak-pax account)

DAY 3

8:30-4:00 Wild Water Adventure/Day tour to Eden/Paradise Island (Day only)

5:00-8:00 FREE and EASY (Dinner)

9:00-11:30 Family KTV (Pax Account)

DAY 4

9:30-5:00 Shopping for Pasalubong

5:00-6:30 Free and Easy

6:30-7:00 Transfer to airport

Inclusions:

Airport transfers/4D/3N hotel accommodations in DAVAO HOME INN with breakfast/van rental with driver, gas, tour guide, city tour, entrances at crocodile, Eagle foundation, Malagos with snacks, boat transfers to ILIHAN RESORT, day tour at Eden or Paradise or Wild Water Adventure with lunch. Dinner for 4 nights on DAVAO SIGNATURE FOOD.

Effectivity until further notice
– Rates subject without prior notice –

Dear Friends,

I feel that after so long, I have to put up this site in order to update you of the latest travel destinations you could go to. Thanks to free blogs, like wordpress, I am now able to make I-NAV Travel & Tour’s presence be made in the World Wide Web.

But of course, before anything else, I want to share with you some articles regarding travelling and the love of it.

I-nav travel, I love.

Who is a Traveler?

by Bill, Casa Camilla – Boracay

A traveler is, well, someone who travels… as opposed to a vacationer, who vacations, or a tourists who gawks. A traveler who is traveling is not on holiday from regular life; traveling is a traveler’s life. We live to wander. You won’t find a traveler in a four-star hotel, lugging six heavy bags, or on some expensive, pre-paid sight-seeing tour. A traveler won’t be wearing bermuda shorts or a hawaiian shirt, snapping photos of the tacky tourista zones. You won’t find the traveler blowing wads of cash on expensive over-rated meals. Your traveler will be everywear camped out in the cheaper hostels, hotels, campgrounds, farmyards, backyards, and sometimes even your couch. She will have a smartly packed pack on her back, walking around the village road, country lane, or city streets with a look of contentment and wonder. Your experienced traveler will measure his road time not days or weeks, but in months or years. The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Perhaps the point of being a traveler is to experience many different cultures, to get to know the local inhabitants. Perhaps the point is to make friends all over the world, and to expand global understanding and our consciousness by doing so. Maybe we want to see a wild, chaotic, thriving and beautiful Nature before She disappears. Maybe we just got itchy feet.

What do you mean by Budget Travel?

Budget Travel is a way of surviving on as little as possible for as long as possible. There may be a varity of reasons for opting for budget travel, rather than a more excessive route. Budget travelers are often students without a whole lot of finances, but also include those of us fully employed that don’t make a whole lot of money (more common than otherwise!). Some folks just find it hard to justify a lavish budget for a trip that may be primarily recreation or education. A budget traveler may be headed half-way across her home country – or half-way around the world. In any case, she is always interested in the cheapest eats, the cheapest transport, and the cheapest shelter.
Most folks I have met have found budget travel a highly satisfying adventure; in fact, there is often an inverse relation to the amount of money you spend and the amount of direct contact you have with the culture you are exploring. Buses, hostels, and food markets put you far more in contact with people than do airplanes, hotels, and room service.

What is a vagabond traveler?

Vagabond travelers go by many names: vagabond globetrotter, modern nomad, gypsie wanderer. All these names mean basically the same thing: you don’t have a whole lot of money, and you are out to see the world. Another phrase often heard is perpetual traveler. This malady is basically self-explanitory; you’ve been bit by the travel bug, and you do not want to stop! The main distiction between a budget traveler and a perpetual travel is that the later’s aim is to never stop; or, at least to spend as little time as possible not traveling. To this end, they look (and find!) ways to eliminate expenses at home (if they even bother to maintain a home), and to earn money or barter services while traveling.

Does the Emperor of Travel-Land Have No Clothes?

-Lonely Planet, April 2002 Comet’s “Spotlight”

Why do we travel…really? (If you think the answer to this question is too bleedin’ obvious, then you may wish to leave the room now.) There are more answers to this question than you might at first think – Lonely Planet author Sam Benson has a crack at some of them:

Exploring the psychology of travel can be like visiting an open-air hospital for the mildly deranged. Wandering the grounds, you might find neurotic travel virgins, addicts to extreme adventure, masochist budget slaves and those with obsessive-compulsive disorders who count countries they’ve been to the same way Rain Man counted cards. After a time, some families begin to wonder if, in fact, their most nomadic members should be committed – just ask my mother.

What drives some of us to this madness is as vexing a question as – not to put too fine a point on it – the meaning of life. Yet the majority of psychologists have neglected to speculate on why some of us are recklessly driven to travel beyond all reason and often beyond our means. Amusingly enough, one road warrior from the Thorn Tree writes, ‘My shrink tells me it’s the result of an unstable personality and sociopathic tendencies, [because then] I don’t have to be with the same people all the time.’
Another anonymous source from inside Lonely (or should we say Loony?) Planet confesses she’s travelled for love a few times, to escape herself at other times, and that ‘If you see a pattern of desperation here, please send therapists’ contact details.’ Does this sound familiar?

Some of the reasons we trot around the globe are obvious – escapism, family vacations, chasing after lovers – but others, those hidden deep within our psyches, are as quirky as our own DNA. Yet, oddly enough, the typical traveller’s inquisition usually starts off with ‘Where have you been?’ and ‘How long are you out for?’. It leaves the burning question of ‘Why are you traveling?’ to rank somewhere down around 56th place, along
with other unimportant details like your first name. Is it possible that many of us actually travel for no real reason at all, that the emperor of travel-land has no clothes?

The genius writer Bruce Chatwin was obsessed with travel, so much so that friends began to think him slightly unhinged when he began theorising about why humans don’t like staying in one place for too long. According to his unfinished notebooks, Chatwin believed that the nomadic existence was the natural human state. Violence, war, suicidal depression and other maladies were the debilitating effects of modern civilization on trapped psyches. For him life was rosy when we were all packing up our tents and riding camels off into the sunset.

A seductive theory, and one I personally agree with, but where does the modern couch potato fit in? Who can really explain why some of us exchange comfortable hearth and home for sleeping on the dirt floor of a Nepali trekking hut, fighting off battalions of mosquitoes in Congo or enduring tipsy ferries en route to remote Mediterranean islands?

Perhaps Freud, the granddaddy of psychotherapy, can enlighten us. Some of the psychological roots of our wanderlust do seem to come straight out of the id, which in Freud’s model of the mind is the hedonist inside us all. Lust, gluttony and all of the other sensational urges we keep on a short leash at home tend to go a little wild on the road. I’ve seen folks chase the best ganja from Baja to Kathmandu, or fly thousands of miles to meet a lover for a rendezvous in an anonymous hotel room. As travel fuels the
fires of our loins, it also wraps us in an opiate cloud of forgetfulness that lets us reinvent ourselves. Hell, rogue criminals have known this for centuries. As a Lonely Planet author, to keep my anonymity on the road I often find myself creating so many false identities that the Mission Impossible theme song might as well be mine.

But, we hate to say it, even the most headlong pursuit of pleasure – sheer escapism – can be a bore. Eventually floating from country to country, as any long-term traveller will testify, can lead to ennui. At last, ‘Why do I travel?’ becomes a relevant question.

For some, travel is the university of life. It may be a cliche, but as oneThorn Tree pundit points out, ‘While working in Holland a few years ago, I learnt how to roll a joint while riding a bike. Name me a PhD course that teaches that.’ More sober folks really do travel to learn, whether a new language or something more intangible. My grandmother gallivants around Europe to see the things she read about while growing up, anything from the Passion Play at Oberammergau to the British Museum or digging up
genealogical roots in Ireland.

Some of the earliest Western explorers were actually quite learned travellers too, like the French seaman La Perouse, who carried botanists, astronomers, geographers, zoologists and naturalists on his ships. One poet tells me that her passion for travel comes from her passion for literature. ‘I always work literary landmarks and local bookstores into my itineraries’, she says. ‘In Japan, I lived in Kawabata’s hometown and
visited Rakushisha, a rustic hut in Arashiyama, Kyoto, where Basho spent some time and where visitors are encouraged to write their own haiku.’

For others, daredevil risk will always be a necessary ingredient of adventure. As Albert Camus wrote, ‘What gives value to travel is fear.’ Some travellers get their dose from extreme sports while surfing giant waves in the South Pacific or hauling their snowboards up Mauna Kea volcano sans lifts during the few times it actually snows in Hawaii. A documentary filmmaker I know always goes straight to the ‘bad
neighbourhoods’ of anywhere she visits, successfully searching out the cultural underground. Then there was the Japanese guy who was seen pedalling his way across the Australian outback last year on a non-motorised scooter with only a water tank, backpack and didgeridoo!

Many travellers dream up their own no less eccentric, if a bit more tame quests. A fellow hosteller admitted to me that he always went in search of the local beef jerky wherever he went. His adventures in tracking that succulent delicacy to the source were always revealing of the local culture in ways simply visiting a museum couldn’t be. I am personally bewitched by border checkpoints, the more obscure and difficult, the
better. Having a bit of trouble getting somewhere adds value to my journey.

If you still need to whet your appetite for globe-trotting anew, perhaps a little armchair wandering over travel literature is in order. Or start digging into the culture before you even leave home, like the acquaintance of mine who immersed herself in sacred hula before her trip to the Hawaiian islands. Volunteering can be an excellent way to a different sort of adventure. How about helping to restore ancient ruins or battling alien
invasions (of plant and animal species, that is)? Instead of travel being an impediment to a real adult life, as my aunt so succinctly puts it, the experience you gain can actually further that elusive thing called a career once you return home.

Many people eventually find that travelling becomes more about the process, not the destination. For them, travel is a way to live purely in the moment, all five senses fully saturated but unfiltered by books, TV or the experiences of those who have gone there before them. Travel fills our heads with images that we can’t get anywhere else. ‘When life has its blank moments, you have nothing to work with but your memory’, says a
friend of mine in New York City. ‘One of the best ways to give yourself a good databank of things to dream about is to travel.’

As one airline advertisement recently intoned, ‘The next time your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you’ve got plenty to watch’. In today’s world, maybe the only unbeaten paths are intangible ones between people and cultures, not to places. At night when I close my eyes and try to soak in the experiences I’ve had, it’s faces that I remember: the chef who cooked our yak steaks in Nepal, the Tibetan nomad who gave me her baby to take care of while she made tea, or the truck driver who snuck me into Northern Ireland on an old bootlegging road.

Why do we travel? Perhaps this is a question without a rational answer. After all, it may be as simple as, ‘Why eat breakfast in your boring kitchen when you can eat it in the Amazon or in Paris or on a mountain?’ as my old roommate suggests. The passion to roam the earth may be in our bones, but hopefully we can pick up a little enlightenment along the way. It is all a matter of perspective – the more global the perspective, the
better. So let your crazy love of travel shine this year! Even your shrink couldn’t possibly object.

So, why do YOU travel? Should we be committed for even bothering to ask this question? Do any of the above reasons for travelling fit you? Or do you have an even deeper, more demented explanation of what makes you pack your bags time and again? What other passions/quests do you tie in with your travels? If your life flashed before your eyes, would your home travel movie pack out the house or leave your audience (ie, you) snoozing? Tell us what really motivates you to hit the road by emailing us at
comet@lonelyplanet.com.au – we’ll publish the best answers in a future issue of Comet and send those published a free Lonely Planet guide of their choice to say thanks.”

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Happy Travelling! 🙂

Melynn A. Limjap

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