we just got back from our iloilo-bacolod trip sisters
fyi lang... because nagtaas na ng gas, P1,200 na daw talaga ang lowest rate ng tricycle tour of nearby sights (yung trappist, pit stop area...with guisi as farthest) and P1,800 ang multicab/jeep. Since we have kids (age 4 and 1, then 4 kaming adults), we really couldn't see ourselves riding a tricycle (kahit yung hatid-sundo to/from raymen), especially since we had luggage good for 7 days (kasi nga we're heading off to Iloilo City and Bacolod pa).... yung hatid/sundo is still P250 (tricycle) and P450 (multicab)
the rate is per the tourism desk at Jordan Wharf
I also decided not to contact anymore the numbers I got online....kasi sabi samin, pila daw... and I figured, kawawa rin naman yung masasapawan if may contact na kami (naks, feeling considerate)
as luck would have it though... napunta kami sa medyo tahimik na driver...
and kinda feeling ko andaya kasi when we did the inland tour, sa Guisi lang kami nakapunta (kasi with kids who want to swim, and we made the mistake of doing it in the afternoon, so hinapon na kami)... pero we paid P1,500 pa din... BUT ang agreement kasi naman namin was, P450 lang yung bayad the next day pero kasama ang stops sa places we didn't get to visit (Trappist, Pit Stop, Camp Alfredo) so ok na rin (kasi nga, again, with young kids, it's not like we can karir all the stops)
We also ended up eating pala at the airport in Manila so we weren't hungry na when we got to Iloilo... thank heavens din I have printed stuff I got from the net (mostly, from here and bloggers from here and Pex) kasi someone offered us a private ferry at Ortiz wharf (P500 lang daw)... my hubby and MIL were starting to agree na to the price but I told them OVER yun kasi it turned out, P14/person lang... hehe
and maybe because we stayed at Raymen's during the weekday...we loved our stay there talaga. Sometimes, when we're eating pa nga, one of the waitresses would babysit my youngest
We loved the food (we had their pansit bihon and chopsuey twice), we were suprised may cable pala yung TV, the family room we stayed in was big and comfy enough... we super loved the sand (my sons wanted to just live there)
and we really loved the Zipline/Hanging Bridge/rapelling package at Camp Alfredo
and sa Iloilo naman... we loved the Garin farm!!! wala sa IT pero we super loved it talaga... and thanks for the suggestion of One Lourdes kasi my hubby also kept telling me "the best" daw ang reservations ko kasi malapit sa lahat
thank you girls... if anyone has questions, sige lang... will try to blog too... para with pictures!