The island of Negros was formerly called “Buglas” which means “cut off”. It was believed that the island was separated from a larger landmass by rising water during the last ice age. The name of the island was then changed to “Negros” which means “black” after the observance of the Spanish colonizers to many dark-skinned inhabitants. –wikipedia.com
Negros Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Negros Island region. It occupies the southeastern half of the island of Negros. –wikipedia.com
My first thought of Negros Island specifically Negros Oriental was just a place and boring. I was wrong. Negros Island is definitely my kind of place; quiet and rich in natural attractions.
Niludhan Falls – Bayawan City
Lordes Falls – Bayawan City
Twin Lakes Balinsasayao and Danao – Sibulan
Lake Balanan – Siaton
Quipot Falls – Canlaon City
Casaroro Falls – Valencia
Pulangbato Falls – Valencia
White sandbar – Manjuyod
These are just some of the attractions that you may visit in Negros Oriental. Some locals told me that there are still attractions in the island that remain unexplored. The area of Negros Oriental itself is gargantuan that it needs couple of weeks or even months to explore its truest beauty.
6:00A.M. : Bus departure
11:00A.M. : Arrival in Dumaguete City; Departure to Bayawan City
3:00P.M. : Arrival in Bayawan City; Niludhan Falls; Late Lunch
5:30P.M. : Bus Departure
9:30P.M. : Arrival in Dumaguete City; Checked in at Moriah Pension Inn
10:00P.M. : Late Dinner
6:00A.M. : Breakfast
7:00A.M. : Dumaguete to San Jose
8:00A.M. : San Jose to drop off point
9:00A.M. : Balinsasayao Lake
10:00A.M. : Back to Dumaguete City
12:00P.M. : Hotel check out
12:30P.M. : Lunch
1:00P.M. : Strolling around
2:05P.M. : Bus departure: Back to Cebu
How to get there?
PAL and Cebu Pacific have a direct flight from Manila to Dumaguete City.
2GO has a weekly trip from Manila to Dumaguete.
If coming from Cebu, slow and fast ferries are available daily to get to Dumaguete City.
If coming from Cebu, you may ride a bus bound for Dumaguete City in Cebu South Bus Terminal.
Moriah Pension Inn
Molave St., Daro Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Contact numbers: (035) 422-9973/09173143441
Room rates range from Php450 to Php1,700
|Flights / Transportation||Description||Group Expenses||Individual Expenses|
|Bus||Cebu to Dumaguete (RT)||Php 410|
|Boat||Round Trip||Php 140|
|Bus||Dumaguete to Bayawan||Php 100|
|Motorcycle||Bayawan proper to Niludhan Falls(RT)||Php 250|
|Trike||Duma Bus Terminal to Pension Inn||Php 16|
|Trike||Pension Inn to Jeepney station(SanJose)||Php 8|
|Jeepney||Dumaguete to San Jose (RT)||Php 30|
|Motorcycle||Balinsasayao (RT)||Php 400|
|Trike||Cathedral to Ceres Bus Terminal||Php 8|
|Accommodation||Description||Group Expenses||Individual Expenses|
|Moriah Pension Inn||One night||Php 650||Php 325|
|Activities||Description||Group Expenses||Individual Expenses|
|Balinsasayao Lake||Registration fee||Php 10|
|Food budget||Description||Group Expenses||Individual Expenses|
|Breakfast||Day 1||Php 80|
|Lunch||Day 1||Php 55|
|Dinner||Day 1||Php 73|
|Breakfast||Day 2||Php 50|
|Lunch||Day 2||Php 105|
|Grand Total expenses||Php 2060|