Solo Travel in Surigao Del Sur: DIY Itinerary and Budget

You can use my DIY travel itinerary and budget on your 3 days and 2 nights solo travel in Surigao Del Sur. You can adjust the budget by dividing or multiplying the items if you are traveling in a group. I also included my sidetour in Butuan City.

Day 1 – Britania Group of Islands
Time Activity/Where Notes Duration Expenses
7:40 ETD to Butuan Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Terminal 3
9:10 ETA in Butuan Bancasi Airport
9:30 Van ride from Airport Just outside the airport, ride vans going to Tandag 3 hours 350
Lunch 100
13:30 Arrival at Brgy Salvacion From Salvacion, ride habal bal going to Brgy Britania 15min 20
13:45 Pay Environmental Fee at Tourism Office 25
14:00 Island Hopping 1000
17:30 Habal habal to Brgy Salvacion Terminal Ride buses going to Barobo terminal 15min 20
17:45 Ride van going to Barobo Terminal 1 hour 50
18:45 Ride bus going to Hinatuan/Crossing Terminal Ride bus/van going to Tandag 1 hour 47
20:00 Check-in at Marky’s Hostel Pay for 2 nights (Php250/night) 500
Dinner Drawde’s Kamayan 150
Total 2,262
Day 2 – Enchanted River / Tinuy an Falls
Time Activity/Where Notes Duration Estimated Amount
4:30 Wake up
6:30 ETD to Tinuy an Falls Hire a habal-habal for transo arrangement 1200
7:30 ETA in Tinuy an Falls Environmental Fee 50
Tour Guide 70
9:00 ETD to Echanted River
10:00 ETA in Enchanted River Environmental Fee 30
Lunch Seafood Paluto sa labas ng Enchated river 195
Island Hopping Boat Rent for P 150/hour 450
Sibadan Fish Cage Entrance Fee – P 10 Each
Ponta Cave
Pacific View Resort
16:00 Swim in Enchanted River
Back to Marky’s Hostel
Dinner 150
Total 2,145
Day 3 – Butuan City Tour
Time Activity/Where Notes Duration Estimated Amount
6:00 Wake up / Breakfast Checkout at Marky’s 50
7:00 ETD to San France Ask your Habal Habal driver for a free ride going to van terminals going to San France 1 hour 70
8:30 ETA in San France Ask the driver to drop you off at the van terminal going to Butuan
8:45 ETD to Butuan Van going to Butuan 2 hours 100
10:45 ETA in Butuan ask driver to drop you off at “centro” jollibee or mcdo
Lunch 150
City Tour Tour around museums, churches and heritage areas in Butuan City proper 75
Snack Margie’s Cakes and Pastries 250
Pasalubong You can buy pasalubong outside the airport. 1000
17:30 Airport and Check in Ride a cab R2 or R4 to Airport 10 mins 9
Terminal Fee 150
20:05 ETD to Manila
Total 1854
Total Expenses 6,261
15% Contingency 939.15
Total 7,200

Make sure that you have an extra money when traveling in Surigao Del Sur since ATM are located in town proper and rare in tourist spots such as Enchanted River and Tinuy-an Falls.


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