It was on my birthday and we were so busy during December, thought we didn’t make it on time. Plus, my hubby is Filipino so visa applied. But yeah, he got it on time!!!
Since there is no direct flight from Manila to Hokkaido so we just need to do little homework.
Day 1 – Flight from Manila to Hokkaido , Dinner at Ramen Arena
Day 2 – Otaru Day
Day 3 – Sapporo Clock Tower (Christmas Fiesta), Sapporo TV Tower, Hokkaido Government office
Day 4 – Mount Moiwa Ropeway, Sapporo Beer Garden
Day 5 – Flight back to Manila
Let’s start the Journey. We took flight with Jet Star and the flight start from Manila at 9AM, transit at Osaka, then touch down at Hokkaido in the night. ( I used to fly from Bangkok direct to Hokkaido, I wish one day Manila have direct flight too)
So did advance booking Milford Sound with Real Journey. The Trip included pickup – drop off to/from hotel, with coffee and tea on ferry during sailing to Milford.
Bus pick up from Hotel exactly at 7am ( bring your own snack and box lunch if you like)
The first stop at Gas Station at TAKAHO, where you can have your own refreshment with minis top and use of comfort room can be found here.
Then the bus stop and fantastic view where you can experience the fog touch the cloud and it near by mountain mirror.
So there is slightly traffic when about to goin tunnel because of heavy snow and slippery road. Signal has been warn and all driver slickly follow the sign. If you drive yourself, please always check weather and Milford sound is far, so you have to manage your time. – Drive Safe!
Overall the whole day was great, and enjoyed scenery along the way.!
So we made our trip before lockdown during February 2020 end and never regret we went there after we been searching and watch how many youtuber went there. Finally, we found our peaceful place and you must visit when you in PHILIPPINES!
Recommended Flight : Early Morning, Estimate arrive at CEBU Airport by 4am
Ferry Boat : We took white taxi (150 peso by meter) to North bus terminal
Bus to Hagnayan port : We took Bus to Hagnayan port , Took 3.5 hours on bus
Ferry : Once arrived at pot. fill up the form, pay entrance fee for all visitor, Ferry will start sailing and 1.5 – 2 hours until you reach Santa Fe Pot of Bantaya island.
At Arrival Bantayan : Pay fee and fill up visitor form.
Choose type of your transport, rent a bike or ride a friendly tricycle to your hotel or you can waiting your hotel shuttle service here.
At Departure from Bantayan : Pay fee and take ferry!
Visited Borcay Day 2 after re-opening, all I can say it is hassle but if you well prepare like what requirement said. You will be OK!
We landed at Caticlan Airport at New Arrival, we took shuttle to pier its cost us 700 peso.(which is you can get something local and cheaper, just wait) – Something we noticed when we pass the check point ( Verified and get stamp certified approved to enter island)
The island shuttle reuse the ticket which is they should not. One thing, we didn’t pay is when you Leave Boracay, No Environment to Pay again.
So when we leave, we took tricycle front of Mcodnal 5 of us cost 120peso. Nothing fancy, not VIP but stay local and save our budget. Why would we spend more and get less than expect right ?
Boracay sand it perfectly fine. Always love it here.
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