Albay Itinerary

Best known for its stunningly perfect cone volcano, Mt. Mayon, and spicy delicacies such as Bicol Express and Sili Ice Cream, Albay Province has more to offer that you would expect. To give justice and life to our rich culture and history make Albay a part of your travel bucketlist. 

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Cebu Pacific Air offers the best routes to Legazpi, Albay, may it be from Manila or Cebu. You may check and book flights at here! Upon arrival, you would already have a glimpse of the beautiful Mt. Mayon from the airport runway. For airport shuttles, they can be rented out, but it’s best to coordinate with your chosen hotel/accommodation if they have land transfer arrangements. For us, FJ Manila Hotel made our airport transfers hassle-free.

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Here’s our sample itinerary for an all-out Albay Province tour and experience.

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DAY 1 ACTIVITY NOTES
3:30 AM ARRIVE AT NAIA TERMINAL 3
5:00 AM DEPART MANILA
5:50 AM ARRIVE LEGAZPI AIRPORT
BOARD AIRPORT SHUTTLE TO HOTEL
6:00 AM ARRIVE AT HOTEL (FREE DAY) We were booked at FJ Manila Hotel in the City of Daraga
6:15 AM EARLY CHECK IN
WALKING TOUR OF THE CITY AND NEARBY TOWNS   Search for local eats and establishments!
12:00PM LUNCH AT BIGG’S DINER Bigg’s is a popular food chain in the Bicol Region
2:00 PM SIGHTSEEING AT THE HOTEL’S ROOF DECK OVERLOOKING MT. MAYON
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: MT. MAYON ATV TOUR
5:00 PM TRAVEL TO AYALA MALL IN LEGAZPI
6:00 PM DINNER AT 1st COLONIAL RESTAURANT Home to the Sili Ice Cream
7:30-8:00 PM TRAVEL TIME BACK TO THE HOTEL
8:00 PM ARRIVE AT THE HOTEL / REST

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DAY 2
7:30 AM BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
8:00 AM PICK UP BY ASIATRAVEL.COM/DONSOL ECO TOURS FROM THE HOTEL
8:00-8:20 AM TRAVEL TIME TO LINGON HILL VIEW DECK
8:20 AM ARRIVE AT LINGON HILL VIEW DECK
8:20-9:00 AM SIGHTSEEING AT THE LINGON HILL VIEW DECK Lingon Hill has the 360 view of Legaspi City and nearby Towns
9:00-9:15 AM TRAVEL TIME TO LINGON HILL JAPANESE TUNNEL
9:15 AM ARRIVE AT LINGON HILL JAPANESE TUNNEL  Where the historic Japanese war tunnels are found.
9:30-10:00 AM TRAVEL TIME TO CAGSAWA RUINS
10:00 AM ARRIVE AT CAGSAWA RUINS Here you can see the famous bell tower overlooking Mt.Mayon
11:00-11:15 AM TRAVEL TIME TO ABACA FACTORY
11:15 AM ARRIVE AT ABACA FACTORY You can buy locally made abaca products
11:40-11:55 AM TRAVEL TIME TO DARAGA CHURCH
11:55 AM ARRIVE AT DARAGA CHURCH
12:30-1:00 PM TRAVEL TO SEADOG DINER ALONG BAY WALK LEGAZPI BLVD  For authentic Bicol Express at the bay side.
1:00 AM-2:00 PM LUNCH AT SEADOG DINER Delicious Bicolano delicacies for a cheap price
2:00-3:00 PM TRAVEL TO TABAC MAKERS FACTORY
3:00 PM ARRIVE AT TABAC MAKERS FACTORY Knives of all sorts and sizes are sold here
3:15 – 3:40 PM TRAVEL TO MAYON SKYLINE
3:40 PM ARRIVE AT MAYON SKYLINE A view deck overlooking Mt. Masaraga and Mt. Malino.
You can enjoy delicious turon and saging na maruya
4:40-7:30 PM TRAVEL TIME BACK TO THE HOTEL
7:30 PM ARRIVE AT THE HOTEL

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DAY 3
7:30 AM BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
8:00 AM PICK UP BY ASIATRAVEL.COM/DONSOL ECO TOURS FROM THE HOTEL
8:00-8:20 AM TRAVEL TIME TO HOYOP-HOYOPAN CAVE  Guided tours are available for the cave.
8:20 AM ARRIVE AT HOYOP-HOYOPAN CAVE  Go inside and around Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave.
9:20 – 10:00 AM TRAVEL TIME TO QUITINDAY HILLS
10:00 AM ARRIVE AT QUITINDAY HILLS Legazpi’s version of the Bohol Chocolate Hills
12:00-12:30  PM TRAVEL TIME TO RAYBEN’S RESTAURANT  Enjoy classic Pinoy home-style cooked dishes.
12:30-1:15 PM LUNCH AT RAYBEN’S RESTAURANT  Filipino food.
1:15-1:30 PM TRAVEL TIME TO KITWINAN
1:30 PM ARRIVE AT KITWINAN/EXPLORE KITWINAN JAPANESE TUNNEL  Comes with a guided tour.
2:00 PM SIGHTSEEING AT KITWINAN Panoramic view of Mt. Mayon
You can enjoy horse back riding and ATV rides here.
2:45 PM CAMALIG TOWN ROLLING TOUR/TRAVEL TIME TO SUMLANG LAKE
3:00 PM ARRIVE AT SUMLANG LAKE Enjoy a boat ride in a “balsa” or have yourself some
Delicious sorbetes
4:30 – 5:00 PM TRAVEL TIME TO CAGSAWA PASALUBONG CENTER
5:00 PM ARRIVE AT CAGSAWA PASALUBONG CENTER   Place to buy Sili Shakes and Ice Cream. Try the Mango-Sili Fruit Shake!
5:30 -6:00 PM TRAVEL TIME BACK TO THE HOTEL
6:00 PM ARRIVE AT THE HOTEL
6:00-7:00 PM REST
7:00 PM DINNER AT PALAMIGAN RESTAURANT Best cheap food find! Famous for the Pancit Palamigan, Cassava Cake and Puto. It’s a must try!

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DAY 4
7:30 AM BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
8:00 AM PICK UP BY ASIATRAVEL.COM/DONSOL ECO TOURS FROM THE HOTEL
8:00-8:45 AM TRAVEL TIME TO CASA SIMEON
8:45 AM ARRIVE AT CASA SIMEON  Colonial home built almost a century ago by the late Simeon and Beatrice Alparce.
9:15-9:45 AM BACACAY TOWN ROLLING TOUR/TRAVEL TIME TO PILI PORT  For Island Hopping.
9:45 AM ARRIVE AT PILI PORT
9:45-12:30 PM BACACAY ISLAND HOPPING & MANAET TREK  35-minute drive away from Legazpi City is the town of Bacacay. You can choose to have the Manaet Trek or Bacacay Island Hopping activity.
MANAET ISLAND Spot Monkeys around this island!
VANISHING ISLAND
CRUISE ALONG THE SULA CHANNEL  Read more about it here: http://www.donsolecotour.com/product/bacacay-island-hopping/
12:30-1:30 PM LUNCH Enjoyed our packed lunch courtesy of Casa Simeon
1:30 PM ARRIVE AT ECO-ENERGY PARK CAGARAY  With an area overlooking Misibis Bay.
2:15 PM SIGHTSEEING AT THE CAGARAY VIEW DECK
2:30 -3:00 PM TRAVEL TIME BACK TO CASA SIMEON
ARRIVE AT CASA SIMEON   Freshen-up and rest.
REST WHILE WAIT FOR DINNER
6:00 PM DINNER AT CASA SIMEON – CUCINA BEATRICE Famous for their heirloom dishes! Shrimp Gambas is a must try!

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DAY 5
8:30 AM BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
9:30 AM FREE TIME
11:00 AM CHECK OUT
11:00-11:30 AM TRAVEL TIME TO THE AIRPORT
11:30 AM ARRIVE AT LEGAZPI AIRPORT
11:30-12:30 AM LUNCH AT THE AIRPORT CAFÉ
12:30 AM BAGGAGE CHECK IN
4:00 PM DEPART LEGAZPI
5:00 PM ARRIVE AT MANILA

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This fun-filled itinerary was prepared by AsiaTravel.com (Philippines) and Donsol Eco Tours. Book them for a hands-on and interactive tour around Legazpi, Albay Province.

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Special thanks to our Official Airline Partner: CEBU PACIFIC

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Major Sponsors: DELSEY PHILIPPINES, OUTDOOR PRODUCTS PHILIPPINES  & GRIND PHILIPPINES

Tour & Travel partner:  ASIATRAVEL.COM (PHILIPPINES), DONSOL ECO TOURS & CASA SIMEON

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