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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2012, 05:05:54 PM »
galing kami ni hubby last week sa Davao for our honeymoon. super bitin.haha..very nice talaga at relaxing sa Davao. pumunta kami dun na wala talagang itinerary..toink! all we have are just ideas na nabasa ko dito sa gt.

from Davao airport, nagpahatid kami sa taxi sa Royale House, nandun na kami ng 10am. since wala pa silang vacant room, hindi kami inallow na mag early check in. what we did ay naghanap kami ng ibang matutuluyan dahil super pagod talaga kami at kulang pa sa tulog. sa Blue Velvet kami nakapag check in, malapit lang sa RH. ok naman yung room. halos buong araw lang kaming tulog..haha..pagkagising namin na around 4pm, kumain kami sa Tapsihan sa tapat ng jollibee. then pumunta kami ng SM para bumili ng mga kung ano ano.

nagrent kami ng van para sa aming city tour the next day. meron kasing calling card sa Blue Velvet Hotel kaya yun na kinontact namin. hindi rin kasi nagrereply sina Kuya Joey sa text ko. Php 3500 for ten hours ang rate na binigay samin. medyo namahalan kami dahil 2 lang kami, but since ayaw na namin mamomroblema, go na rin kami. humingi na lang kami ng tawad, Php3250 daw. ok na rin, at least may tawad.hehe.

On our second day, dun na kami nag city tour. First stop is Eden Nature Park. Nagustuhan ko yung place. tamang tama pagdating namin dun, paalis na yung magto-tour. After Eden, sa Phil. Eagle Center naman kami dinala ni Kuya Jimboy (our driver). Then sa Japanese Tunnel, Lola Abon's, Crocodile Farm at last yung Jack Ridge. dun na rin kami nag early dinner ni hubby.

Sa Royale House na kami natulog on our second night. mas nagustuhan ko ang room sa RH kesa sa Blue Velvet. :) Maaga rin kaming nag check out sa RH para pumunta naman ng Pearl Farm. Nakakatuwa sa PF dahil kahit 2pm pa ang check in time, pwede mo na magamit ang kanilang mga facilities. kaya naman kami ay nag swimming na, jetski at pasyal pasyal sa sa PF.

Pagbalik namin sa city the next day ay nagpa direcho kami sa taxi sa Lachi's para ma-experience din namin ito. Then from lachi's ay pumunta na kami sa Aldevinco to buy our pasalubongs. Then airport na ulit. :)

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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2012, 10:13:14 AM »
my friends and i are going to davao tomorrow! :) i'm excited! hopefully ok yung weather.


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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2012, 06:29:34 PM »
hi recommendation na ok pasalubong from davao aside sa fruits at durian candies lol

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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2012, 03:48:07 PM »
Hi sisses, please check naman po kung doable tong itinerary ko. If not feel free to alter or change. thanks in advance!


Day 1 May 30 (Wednesday)
1.Arrival in Davao @ 12:00PM
2.Hotel Check-in
3.Davao Museum
4.T'boli Weaving Center
5.City Hall
6.Davao Cathedral
7.Magsaysay Park; Magsaysay Vendor Inc.
8.People's Park; Penong

DAY 2 May 31 (Thursday)
1.Crocodile Park
2.Butterfly House
3.Riverwalk Restaurant
2.Lon Wa Buddist Temple
3.Seawall Times Beach

DAY 3 June 1 (Friday)
1.Philippine Eagle Center
2.Aldevinco Center

DAY 4 June 2 (Saturday)
1.Samal Island (Paradise Island Park & Beach Resort) Day Tour

DAY 5 June 3 (Sunday)
1.Rest
2.Airport to Clark departure @ 12:25PM
3.Clark to Pasay

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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2012, 09:38:53 PM »
I am currently in davao. Arrived on March 8 and will be back in Manila on March 12.

So far, here's how my trip went from day 1-3:

DAY 1
-Arrived at Davao airport at around 9:35am.
-Checked in at Chateau Veronica along Araullo St.
-Lunch at Coco's (F. Torres St)
-Davao Museum
-San Pedro Cathedral
-Davao City Hall
-Dinner/coffee at Cafe Dimatasse

DAY2
-Pearl Farm (day tour)
-Dinner at Trellis

DAY3 (Rented a cab for 2.5k)
-Eden Nature Park
-Philippine Eagle Center
-Crocodile Park
-Tribu K Magindanawan (the fire dance was amazing!)
-Dinner at Lyndon's World's Worst Ribs & Awful Chicken

Will update you guys with my day 4 tomorrow. :)
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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2012, 09:48:29 AM »
My 13 officemates and I had so much fun in Davao last March 1-4. We booked our tour through Mik of ETours. Our tour guide Cocoy was very good and very nice. Mababait din ang mga naging drivers namin. Sobrang bait nila and always there to help us. Nagawa namin mag-white water rafting, mag-chill in Samal Island,  zip line at magpakabusog sa buffet. Here is our itinerary:

Day 1 - We arrived Davao around 9pm. Our flight was delayed. We ate dinner at Luz Kinilaw. Pasara na sila but they still accommodated us. The food was great. Medyo nakakailang lang yung mga lizard sa kisame.Feeling namin tatalon sa amin.  Carinderia style. We checked-in sa The Royale House. Malinis and maganda. Pero kulang sa coordination.  We had two rooms na triple sharing. Sabi nila na the 3rd person will have to pay Php95 for the breakfast because complimentary breakfast is only good for two. I told them that the package we have includes breakfast for 14 pax for 3 days. According to graveyard shift front desk, hindi daw sila ininform ni Ms. Shanine who was the contact of Etours in Royale House. Na-settle naman when Mik of Etours called them.

Day 2 - Trip to Paradise Resort in Samal Island. Sa breakfast, naging issue na naman yung breakfast ng 3rd person. So explain na naman kami. Sabi ng staff ng resto nila, hindi daw kasi sila iniinform. At gaya nga ng nabasa ko here sa GT, mabagal nga sila sa pag-serve. Sinundo kami ng van around 8am. It only took us 10 mins to get there. Ang sarap ng food.Super linis ng place. Ang dami nilang staff so maasikaso ka talaga. Around 430pm, we went back to the city. I brought our group to Kuya Ed's. Since it was a Friday, puro yung seafood lang kinain namin. Di kami masyado nasarapan. Pero mababait ang mga staff nila. Pagbalik namin ng Royale House, we asked the front desk if they can get our orders for breakfast in advance kase maaga kami the next day. They agreed naman so we wrote down our order per room.

Day 3 - White Water Rafting.  6:30 pa lang nasa dining area na kami. As expected, they did not prepare our breakfast ahead. So sobrang na-ngarag kami. 7:30 kami nakaalis ng Royal House papuntang BASE CAMP to get our gears. Sobrang sarap mag-rafting. The guides were very good and very funny. Lahat nag tinuro nila na-apply namin. Two rubber boats kami. 7 pax per boat plus the guide. Sa boat namin, tatlo angnahulog pero sobrang saya pa din. Sa kabilang group, 3 din. Php 1500 per pax inclusive of shirts and CD. Bilid ako sa official photographer nila, naka-kayak lang at ang gaganda ng shots. Nag-stop over kame sa Vanishing Falls. Minsan daw kasi walang tubig yun. So swerte kami. Natapos kame ng around 12. Originally, after rafting, we will go Zip City kaya lang umulan at sobrang foggy. May time pa talaga sana. Instead, we went to a durian factory and Aldevinco. That evening before going to San Pedro Cathedral for the anticipated mass, I was able to meet Ms. Joy. Sobrang bait niya. I told her that our Sis chin66ay here in GT ang nag-recommend. She was so accomodating na kabaligtaran ng mga staff niya. And since umulan, Ms. Joy recommended Apong Kula or Tita D's na walking-distance lang from Royale House. Konti lang choices sa Tita D's compared to Apong Kula pero ang dami tao. Since 14 kami, sa apong Kula na lang kami. Sarap din naman ng food.

Day 4 - Aldevinco+Magsasay Fruit Stand+ Zip City. Umulan ng madaling-araw until 630am. So we thought di na kami makakapg-zip line. We went back to aldevinco to buy pearls and souvenir shirts. Dinala kami ng driver sa Magsaysay Fruit Stand. Sa may bandang gitna kami nakabili ng pomelo and frozen durian. Since 14 kami, naka-discount (yata) kami. Pomelo is Php60 per kilo and the frozen durian is Php 100. Binigyan pa nya kami ng 2 packs ng durian candy for free. Buti na lang lumiwanag na around 10am so dali-dali kami sa Zip City. Wala pang tao so nauna kami. Php 300 per pax tapos may Php 100 worth of food voucher sa Hilltop resto. Ang sarap ng food kaya sulit. At exactly 12:30 natapos kami mag-lunch and diretso na sa airport.

I will definitely go back to Davao and will stay pa din sa Royale House kasi malinis and very accessible. I know ma-iimprove pa nila ang service nila. Two thumbs-up sa Etours, Base Camp, Zip City and Paradise Island.

 

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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2012, 10:50:04 AM »
@ sis poohbear: hi sis! will be going to davao this June. Anong group naghandle ng white water rafting niyo? Davao WildWater Adventure or River One? Saan yung base camp? Ako kasi gumagawa ng itinerary namin.

@ sis pumpkin13: hi sis! how much day tour ngayon sa pearl farm? Php 1,850 pa rin ba?

thanks sisses for the replies! =)

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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2012, 11:07:38 AM »
^sis, June din kami! woot! ngayon palang kinoconvince ko na sarili ko to join the water rafting  ;D
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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2012, 11:28:50 AM »
Mga sis safe ba water rafting sa hindi marunong lumangoy?  At diba mabato sa mga ganun, hindi ba delikado mauntog ulo mo sa bato or masugatan ka pag nalaglag ka sa boat mo?

Waaaahhh paranoid pero gusto sumubok....

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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2012, 03:43:56 PM »
glad you enjoyed staying at Royale House, dun din kami stay sa July. I will be with my friends.

Sorry mga sis ngayon lang ako nakapag log in ulit. Nagresign na kasi ako sa office kaya di na online all day. hehe
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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2012, 06:47:13 PM »
Mga Sis, sa water rafting kahit di ka marunong lumangoy. Halos lahat kami di marunong. Ang importante you know how to do defensive swimming at ituturo nila yun. I have girl officemates na over 40's at meron namang mga super payat and petite at kinaya nila. Yung mga guides sa Base Camp came from Davao Wild Water. Sa una kakabahan ka talaga pero pag na-try mo na yung rapids, you'll be more excited. Sarap yung tinatawag nilang drifting. Tatalon ka from the boat tapos mag-float ka lang basta sunod ka lang sa direction ng water. Nahati [textspeak!] kami sa two groups. At super okay din yung guide ng kabilang group. Lahat ng pictures namin naka-smile kami lahat kahit mga candid shots and videos.Exciting din yung pag i-rerescue mo yung nahlulog na taga-ibang group na di mo kilala. Naka-helmet ka naman kaya safe naman and yung life vest nila very safe din. Ituturo nila yun lahat kung pano isuot.  Nsa Madrazo Fruit Complex Bangoy St ang Base Camp.

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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2012, 10:04:18 AM »
@ sis juicy: june 14-19 kami... 12 pax kami... kayo sis? try mo sis yung extreme adventures nila like zip line, river tubing (eto mas relax daw ng konti compared to rafting, pero individual to sis, search mo sa google yung pics

@ sis poohbear: sige sis will contact Davao Wild Water. based sa kwento, enjoy nga! na-excite tuloy ako  :)

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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2012, 11:49:34 AM »
^june 23-25 kami sis  ;D

thanks sa ideas, will check that river tubing!
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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2012, 08:11:52 AM »
Sis Tiramisu_Blue, super exciting talaga. Pero Base Camp is a different company from Davao Wild Water. You can call them at 0932-3500921

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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2012, 01:46:20 PM »

@ sis pumpkin13: hi sis! how much day tour ngayon sa pearl farm? Php 1,850 pa rin ba?

thanks sisses for the replies! =)

sis, pag monday to thursday yun P1,850. From friday to sunday, P2,500 na.
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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2012, 08:45:51 PM »
sis pumpkin: thanks. will call them na lang for reservations.
 sis poohbear: akala ko isa lang sila. i already contacted Davao Wild Water. pero try ko rin kausapin yung Base Camp. thanks!

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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2012, 07:02:56 AM »
hi guys, any recommended itinerary for a 3d/2n trip to davao? i am bringing my 1 year old daughter pala ha.

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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2012, 09:59:07 AM »
sa mga pupunta palang po ng davao, i would suggest you guys visit maxima aqua fun sa samal island!

Cheap accomodation and madami ding activities na pwedeng gawin!

We had 8 straight days of vacation. Share ko lang ITI namin!

Day 0 - Flight Manila to Davao, 8:00pm off to CDO
Day 1- check in hotel, CDO white water rafting with Kagay
Day 2- Camiguin whole day (soaked) tour
Day 3- White Island, snorkeling Giant Clams, off to CDO then Davao
Day 4- Crocodile Farm then Matina TownSquare
Day 5- Naiwan kami ng Boat to Pearl Farm, so naghabol kami ng trip going to Maxima Aqua Fun
Day 6- Rent tryk going to Pearl Farm via Land travel (friday na to so we have no choice, 2500 na ang Day tour)
Day 7- Rest. Buy Pasalubong. Off to manila ng gabi.

Super Sulit lahat. Super Busog. Super butas sa bulsa.
Anyway, 14k each nagastos namin!

I already posted this sa ibang thread and forum. share ko lang! :)

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« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2012, 03:05:49 PM »
pwede ba sa kid na 7 year old ang water tubing?
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Re: Davao City and Samal Island thread 8
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2012, 12:59:36 PM »
hi guys, any recommended itinerary for a 3d/2n trip to davao? i am bringing my 1 year old daughter pala ha.

ano gusto mo gawin, sis? You can opt to stay lang sa beach resort or sa garden resorts like Eden. Mahirap gumala sa buong city with the baby.  :) If you want, pwede din sa city but laid back lang ang itinerary mo.

Day 1:
- arrival, check in at the hotel
- lunch at a resto in Torres St. I recommend Tiny Kitchen, Lachi's, or if you want buffet there's also Wild Safari Grill (Torres St.), Ranch and Reef (Torres St.), Chippens (Roxas St.)

Day 2:
- go to beach like Chema's by the Sea/BlueJaz/Paradise/Pearl Farm and spend time until 3pm
- rest at the hotel in the city, have dinner at Jack's Ridge (overlooking the city)
- visit People's Park near Apo View Hotel

Day 3:
- buy pasalubongs in Aldevinco or in Gaisano Mall
- lunch at any nearby restaurant
- head to the airport
« Last Edit: April 07, 2012, 05:27:16 PM by kookie420 »

 

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