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64-Hour Road Trip from Manila to Albay & Caramoan

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Planning to bring your car to Albay and Caramoan for a road trip with your family or friends. Then check out our sample itinerary with travel expenses to help you plan well your road trip!

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 Travel Period: May 5-7, 2017


Caramoan Island was actually our main destination. But since I needed to go to DFA Legazpi to renew my passport, we decided to have a sidetrip to Cagsawa Ruins in Daraga, Albay to see the majestic view of Mayon Volcano.

Travel Map: Manila to Daraga

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Travel Map: Daraga to Caramoan

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 Travel Map: Brgy Paniman, Caramoan to Naga

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Sample Itinerary: 3D2N Manila to Albay and Caramoan

Day 1:
01:am: ETD Rosario, Pasig
11:am: ETA Albay
11:30am: Lunch
2:00pm: DFA Legazpi, Pacific Mall ( to renew my passport)
4:00pm: Finished processing my passport
5:00pm: ETA Cagsawa Ruins
7:00pm: Dinner at Colonial Grill
9:00pm: Stopover (Just took a nap)
11:00pm: ETD Albay
4:00am: ETA Bryg. Paniman in Caramoan / Checked-in

Day 2:
7:00am: Breakfast
8:00am: Start of Island Hopping

Islands to Explore

  • Matukad Island
  • Minalahos Island
  • Lahos Island
  • Manlawi Sandbar
  • Cotivas Island
  • Guinahuan Island (We skipped visiting this island)

6:00pm: End of Island Hopping
7:00pm: Dinner at Breeze and Waves Restaurant
8:00pm: Lights off (Took a nap)
12:00pm: Checked-out


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Day 3:
4:00am: ETA Naga
6:00am: Breakfast (Carinderia along the way)
10:00am: Stopover at Atimonan Zigzag Park
11:30am: Lunch at Jollibee Candelaria, Quezon
4:00pm: ETA Rosario, Pasig


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Travel Expenses: (Food is not included)

  • Gas: Pasig> Albay > Caramoan > Naga > Pasig (1100km) = Php 3,500 (good for 4 pax)
  • Toll Gate Fee – SLEX: Php 600 (two-way)
  • Entrance Fee: Cagsawa Rusins = Php 80= good for 4 pax (Php 20 each)
  • Snorkling Gear: Php 150 each
  • Caramoan Island Hopping: Php 4000 per boat (whole day) = good for 4 pax
  • Budget Hotel in Caramoan: Php 1500 per night (1 night only) = good for 4 pax

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Essential Road Trip Tips:

  • Take time to pray before you leave.
  • Make sure your vehicle is in prime condition. Have your mechanic check your car a day or a week before you leave for a long road trip.
  • Be sure also to get enough sleep and eat a meal before your road trip.
  • It’s best to share the driving responsibilities with your friend or family. This will help you to keep an eye with each other while driving and allow you to take a nap without losing time. In our case, me and my friend, Jay, were the drivers and my other two friends were helping us navigating the Waze App. (2 drivers and 2 Waze app navigators)
  • As soon as you hit a quarter of a tank, start looking for a gas station to fill up.
  • Note: The price of gasoline is cheaper in Quezon Province compared to Manila.

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