Your stay in Dumaguete would not be complete without touring the great surroundings of Bacong, Dumaguete and the whole region of Negros Oriental. So if you want to visit any of the out of the way places our new modern Mitsubishi Strada will get you anywhere in air conditioned comfort,we have a large locked storage box for all your kit or drinks etc. We can pick you up from the airport or hotel so there is no need to worry about anything. We can also offer a packed lunch for p350 pp on request.
We can take you to various locations around the Negros Oriental area or if you have anything in mind please feel free to contact us for a quotation.
Tour 1: Waterfalls
Visit Casaroro Falls, Forest Camp and Valencia Steam Vents in around half day depending on time spent at each location. At Casaroro Falls we will get you up to the top of the rocky road but the 350 steps up and down are all yours on foot!!!
Price 2500 peso per tour of four persons excluding entrance fees etc.
Tour 2: Twin Lakes
The National park is a 10km drive up a rocky road but well worth the effort, there is a viewing platform and boat and kayak rental on the lakes and if you love fishing you can rent a bamboo with a hook and a few worms and see what you can catch,great for photographers and wildlife. We have seen many species of exotic birds including several species of sunbird,hornbills,oriels,monkeys also live in the forest. A trip on the boat over to the second lake,then a short walk up to the tree house for some great views and for photographs. For the more adventurous we can take a walk in the rain forest and see what wildlife we can see.A nice trip for one day to relax and explore.
Prices 3000 peso for tour of 4 persons excluding entrance and boat fees
The Dauin Marine Sanctuary is a reef situated around 10 minutes from Bacong and very close to the shore so fantastic for snorkeling. Green Turtles, shoals of small squid, colourful parrotfish and hundreds of different tropical reef-fish species call the soft- and hard coral garden of the protected area in the Dauin Sanctuary their home. There is a fee of 50 peso to snorkel inside the sanctuary if bring your own kit or rent one for 100 peso.
Trip 4: Lake Balanan and Tambobo bay
Lake balanan up in the mountains behind Siaton,cool off in the fresh water swimming pools or take a wander around the lake and visit the treehouse set in a huge ballette tree. There is also a zip line for the more adventurous across the lake for a small fee.Take a canoe trip to the other side of the lake to visit the water falls in the forest and come back to the restaurant for a nice cold drink and a snack.
Tambobo bay is a traditional small fishing port in a small bay near siaton,there are several small resorts to stop at for food and a cold beer,my favourite is a resort called kookoo’s nest owned by an English couple with great food and coffee.
Prices from 4000 per tour of four persons excluding entrance fees etc.
Trip 5: Japanese Shrine
Japanese shrine and Pulangbato falls is a nice trip which keeps you occupied around a half day. After learning about the WW II history you can cool down in the swimming pools at the waterfalls.If we have time there is always the Japanese and American museum in Valencia which has many artefacts from ww2.
Prices from 2500 peso per tour of four persons excluding entrance fees etc.
Trip 6 Mabinay Caves and Niludhan Falls
This full day trip brings you to the heart of Negros Oriental. There around 400 caves at mabinay but only 3 of them are accessible for tours,the best by far is crystal cave and its my personal favourite, there is also a cave with a hike of around 3 kms you can see thousands of bats and the locals collect the guano for fertiliser,said to be the best fertiliser in the world! Also you can see the largest bats, flying foxes in a local village nearby.
We will then drive on a rough road to the spectacular Niludhan or curtain falls in Dawis for some photographs,bring your swimming gear as the water is warm, for the more adventurous there is a ledge behind the falls, the local kids love to jump from here into the water.
Price from 5000 peso per tour of four persons excluding entrance etc.
When i first arrived in the Philippines all i wanted to do was explore and go and see places,what i could not find was anyone to take me to the wild places i wanted to visit until I ran into Dave and Leah which turned a nice vacation into a unforgettable experience, Thanks !!
We are happy to assist you with the planning of the tours and all you needs for a great day. Of course we can combine and/or modify each excursion.