I usually go solo when travelling. But for this trip, it would be cheaper for me to have it shared with fellow travellers. So I am inviting those who want to go to see the Butandings (Whale Sharks) in Donsol.
The target date is Feb 23-25 (Sat – Mon). Feb 25 is a holiday here, so this is a long weekend here. And, in order to get a cheaper airfare, you have to buy your air ticket as early as NOW.
Here is the detail:
FEB 23 (SAT)
12 NN – Depart from Manila Domestic Airport
2 PM – Arrive Legaspi. Find van to Donsol. Commute to Donsol.
4 PM – Arrive Donsol. Find lodging.
6 PM – Option to Firefly tour.
8 PM – Dinner.
FEB 24 (SUN)
6 AM – Quick Breakfast
7 AM – Start the Butanding Whale Shark tour
12 NN – Lunch
1 PM – Commute to Legaspi
3 PM – Arrive Legaspi. Find lodging.
4 PM – Hire a tricycle. Do Legaspi town tour.
7 PM – Dinner
FEB 25 (MON)
6 AM – Breakfast
7 AM – Commute to Legaspi Airport
8 AM – Depart from Legaspi Airport
10 AM – Arrive Manila Domestic Airport
AIRFARE RT = 1,920 (Promo, must get ticket now to avail promo)
AIRPORT T. FEE = 300 (Manila & Legaspi)
LEGASPI AIRPORT – DONSOL, RT = 200 (Tricycle-Van-Tricycle)
[TOTAL = 2,420 ~ 2,500 ]
WHALE SHARK WATCHING = 600 (per head, Boat 7 heads + local reg. fee)
FIREFLY WATCHING = (Optional, not included)
LEGASPI TOWN TOUR = 250 (per head for 2, tricycle up to 4)
[TOTAL = 850 ]
DONSOL 1N = 350 (per head for 2, P700 room, possible up to 4 heads)
LEGASPI 1N = 350 (per head for 2, P700 room, possible up to 4 heads)
[TOTAL = 700]
BUDGET PER MEAL = 150
NUMBER OF MEALS = 5
[TOTAL = 750 ]
TOTAL BUDGET PER HEAD = P 4,800
NOTE: Assumption made here is based on 2 person sharing the expenses (except for the Donsol boat rental – 7 heads). If the sharing would be more than 2, the expenses would be much cheaper. Again, these are just my estimates. Optional tours are not incorporated here. Additional gear rental is also not included here.