Siquijor Day Tour DIY Itinerary + Expenses

Siquijor Day tour itinerary

Siquijor Day Tour

SIQUIJOR is an island province in Central Visayas. The island was shrouded in mystery, witchcraft, faith healing, and black magic. But more than that, Siquijor Island is oozing with something equally magical — its pristine beaches and adrenaline-pumping activities.

Siquijor Day Tour DIY Itinerary:

WHERE TO STAY IN SIQUIJOR

Siquijor is a small island. You can actually do a DIY day tour like what we did. But if you are planning to stay longer, you can book through AGODA.

AGODA → Check Rates & Availability

HOW TO GO TO SIQUIJOR?

Siquijor is very close to the neighboring islands of Cebu, Bohol, and Dumaguete which can be easily reached by plane or ferry. Among them, the island is more accessible from Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental.

MANILA TO SIQUIJOR

If you’re coming from Manila, you have to fly to Dumaguete or Cebu first. Of the two, Dumaguete is the faster, cheaper, and easier option.

  1. Fly to Dumaguete City. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air carry passengers from Manila to Dumaguete in about 1.5 hours.
  2. Take a tricycle to Dumaguete Sea Port (near the boulevard). Travel time: 15-30 minutes. Fare: P120-150.
  3. Buy a ticket and board a ferry to Siquijor. Travel time: 1 hour. Fare: P136 to P360, depending on the destination port, class, and liner. Several shipping lines ply this route so you’re sure to find one every 2 hours. Options are fewer on Saturdays, though. You also have to pay the terminal fee, P25.
CEBU TO SIQUIJOR

If you’re in Cebu or you want to visit Siquijor as part of your extended Cebu trip, here’s how to get there.

  1. Make your way to Cebu South Terminal. If you’re coming from Mactan airport, board the myBus outside the domestic terminal to SM City. There’s a bus leaving the Mactan Airport every 30 minutes from 7 am-11 am, and every 20 minutes from 11 am-9:30 pm. Fare: P25. Then take a cab to the South Bus Terminal.
  2. Hop into the bus bound for Liloan (in Santander Municipality). Travel time: 4-5 hours. Fare: P162 (ordinary), P200 (air-conditioned).
  3. Board the ferry bound for Sibulan (in Negros Oriental). Travel time: 20-25 minutes. Fare: P50 (ticket) + P10 Terminal Fee + P2 Municipal Fee.
  4. At Sibulan Port, ride a jeepney or pedicab to Dumaguete City. Jeepney fare is P12. Pedicab is P10 per person.
  5. Once in Dumaguete City, take a tricycle to Dumaguete Port. Fare: P10.
  6. Buy a ticket and board a ferry to Siquijor. Travel time: 1 hour. Fare: P136 to P360, depending on the destination port, class, and liner. Several shipping lines ply this route so you’re sure to find one every 2 hours. Options are fewer on Saturdays, though. You also have to pay the terminal fee, P25.

HOW TO 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. That’s good for 3 pax already. But there are also other options like renting a multi-cab if you are traveling in a group or renting a motorcycle. Drivers serve as tour guides already. Most of them already have a list of tourist spots to visit but if you have yours already you can inform them with your itinerary.

  • Tricycle Tour: P1000-P1200 per tricycle. Up to 3 pax.
  • Multi-cab Tour: P1800 per vehicle. Can accommodate 15+ pax.
  • Van Tour: P2500 per vehicle
  • Motorcycle rental: P350 per vehicle

SIQUIJOR ITINERARY:

St. Francis of Asisi Church

This is located just outside the port. It is their oldest Church. This is the first tourist spot we’ve seen together with its Bell Tower. The stop over here is free.

Capilay Hot Spring Park

It’s a public park with pools and cottages. This is where locals hang out and swim in its deep green pool. We didn’t stay here long though, just a quick stop and we’re good.

Century-Old Balete Tree

This gigantic 400-year-old  Enchanted Balete Tree in Siquijor has a very mystical and spiritual background. According to our driver/guide, it’s a place that local shamen use for sacred rituals.

Tourists like us can enjoy the foot spa with these small fish for Php 20 each.

There are also souvenir shops here. Oh! Look what I found. For real??

Lazi Church or the San Isidro Labrador Church

It is a National Historic Shrine. The Lazi Church is the oldest, largest, and most significant Roman Catholic Church on Siquijor Island Philippines. The entrance fee at the museum inside is around 20 pesos.

Cambugahay Falls

The most famous attraction on the Island is Cambugahay Falls. From the main road, it has 135 stone steps before you reach this beautiful fall. These epic falls feature a large natural swimming hole and some man-made structures including rope swings, bamboo rafts, and a wide set of falls. 

For 20 pesos, the locals will assist you in swinging by a rope across pristine lagoons ala Tarzan. I also appreciate that one from their team will check on you when you reach the water for safety.

Salagdoong Beach

Perhaps the most popular beach on the island. Great for cliff jumping with the entrance fee of P75. What I love about this place is the crystal-clear water that awaits you as you jump off the sea.

“See the line where the sky meets the sea. It calls me.” – Moana

Then, you can go up emerge from the water, climb up, and do it all over again. It’s also a great vantage point for panoramic photos of the horizon and the sea.

Me and ate cha after we jump off the cliff.

You can also stay overnight on this beach. They offer rooms for accommodation.

Guiwanon Spring Park

It is a mangrove preservation and protection area. The entrance Fee is Php 25.00.

Talingting Landmark
Paliton Beach

It’s a stunning white sand beach – their mini version of Boracay. There isn’t a whole lot more to do other than go swimming in the ocean and relax on the beach side.

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 island 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.

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