Siquijor Day Tour is something that I never thought at first. I only heard of this place as the land of witchcraft and sorcery. 🙂 To be honest, I didn’t imagine that I will visit this place someday. Until a friend of mine told us that we can include a day tour in Siquijor as part of our Dumaguete trip.
SIQUIJOR is an island province in Central Visayas. It lies southeast from Cebu and Negros across Cebu Strait also called Bohol Strait and southwest from Bohol. One of the most popular route going to this island is a ferry ride from Dumaguete.
Siquijor Day Tour DIY Itinerary:
How do I get from Dumaguete to Siquijor?
First trip of ferry from Dumaguete Port going to Siquijor is the one that we took.
We did chose Montenegro shipping Lines from Dumaguete to Siquijor and vise versa.
Dumaguete to Siquijor: Ocean Jet, Montenegro Shipping Lines, GL Shipping Lines
Siquijor to Dumaguete: Ocean Jet, Montenegro Shipping Lines, GL Shipping Lines
If you’re from Bohol you can take this ferry.
Bohol to Sijuijor: Ocean Jet
Sijuijor to Bohol: Ocean Jet
How many hours travel from Dumaguete to Siquijor?
There are a lot of ferry and fastcraft from Dumaguete Port to Siquijor from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. One way ferry ticket to Siquijor starts at PHP 120 and travel time is almost 2 hours. While one way ticket for fasctcraft cost PHP 210 and travel time is more or less 1 hour.
How do I get around Siquijor?
When we arrived at the port, there are a lot of tricycle drivers offering a tour for Php 1000 for 1 day. But there are also other options like renting a multi-cab if your travelling in a group or renting a motorcycle. Drivers serves as the tour guides already. Since me, my sister and ate cha don’t know how to drive, we decided to take the tricycle.
We don’t have a fixed itinerary that day but we do have a list of places we wanted to visit. Some of the drivers will ask you where do you wanted to go, so much better if you already have an idea of the tourist spots.
How many days do you need in Siquijor?
Siquijor is a small island. You can tour around in one day. But if your planning to stay longer in a resort, it’s also possible. For us, we did a day tour and we covered a lot of places already.
For those who planned to stay overnight, you can choose your hotel through AGODA.
Places to visit in Siquijor:
? St. Francis of Asisi Church
This is located just outside the port. It is their oldest Church.
? Capilay Spring Park
It’s a public park with pools and cottages.
? Century Old Balete Tree
The oldest tree in the Island know for it’s enchanting stories.
We enjoyed having foot spa with these small fishes for Php 20 each.
Oh! Look what I found. For real??
? San Isidro Labrador Church
It looks very prehistoric.
? Cambugahay Falls
The most famous attraction in the Island. It has 135 stone steps before reaching this beautiful falls.
For 10 pesos, the locals will assist you to this Tarzan jump experience. Someone will also check on you when you reach the water for safety.
? Salagdoong Beach
What I love about this place is the crystal clear water. The picture below is their famous jumping cliff. It has 3 levels to choose from.
“See the line where the sky meet the sea. It calls me.” – Moana
You can also stay overnight on this beach. They offers rooms for accommodation.
? Guiwanon Spring Park
It is a mangrove preservation and protection area. Entrance Fee is Php 25.00.
? Talingting Landmark
? Paliton Beach
It’s a stunning white sand beach – their mini version of Boracay.
Siquijor Day Tour Expenses/Budget:
Dumaguete to Siquijor fastrack ferry boat fare – Php 210
Siquijor to Dumaguete fastrack ferry boat fare – Php 210
Tricycle Day Tour – Php 1000 divided by 3 pax – Php 334
Guiwanon Spring Park Entrance Fee – Php 25
TOTAL Expenses : Php 779
Is Siquijor worth visiting?
Definitely, you shouldn’t miss even a day trip to Siquijor. I’m glad we took the courage to visit the place and was amazed that it has nothing to give apart from a memorable trip!
I will surely go back for another adventure on this beautiful Island.