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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Baguio Travel Information + Itinerary

Hola! I'm sharing some Baguio travel information I researched for a friend who’s going on a budget date to Baguio. :) 

Disclaimer : All information provided are based from online research and what I read from trip advisor. I have documented all information sources as well. 


How to Get to Baguio 
Visit this link to get the schedules and fares of Victory Liner buses going to Baguio. Victory Liner is a favorite of many travelers as it has numerous trips and terminals from Manila. Fare coming from the Cubao Terminal is 445 Pesos (one way). Victory Liner also offers Deluxe buses, supposedly more comfortable but I've never tried it as it's more expensive (715 Pesos). I never had problems with the regular aircon buses so I'd like to think I'm not missing much. 

Where to Eat
1Oh My Gulay –romantic vibe, artsy restaurant – near KFC Session Road; Price of Food : 200 Pesos/Meal (with Drinks); Tip: Upo ka sa pinakataas kasi maganda sunset dito. Tska romantic atmosphere.hehe; Type of Food : Vegetarian;
Address : Top Floor, La Azotea Bldg., Session Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Menu


2. 50’s Diner Address: 92 Upper General Luna Road, Corner Brent Road, Baguio City: 
Contact Person : Toni Candelaria at 09166595555 Price range: P65-230 per person
How To Get To 50’s Diner, Baguio City - From Session Road, take Leonard Wood Road ;  easy to spot the restaurant at the intersection of General Luna St., Brent Rd., and Leonard Wood Road
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    3. O' Mai Khan – must eat in Baguio according to Trip Advisor reviews; They serve Mongolian Buffet for 200 pesos
Address : 12 Otek St | Rizal Park, Baguio, Luzon, Philippines
Number (074) 442 5885


For more top pick restaurants of Trip Advisor travelers in Baguio, check out this link.

Cheap Accommodation in Baguio:
1.Hotel 45 - near SM Baguio
Address : 58 Session Road, Baguio
Wifi Access - stronger lobby area
*There are 2 Hotel 45 in Baguio.
The other one is  located here: Newer and more quiet (based from visitors feedbacks)
Bagong Bayan St., Brgy. Salud Mitra
Baguio City
(with country and area code) Tel. #: 63-74-4466306; 3042963
Cell #: 0917-7008805
Rate : 1,300-1,600 per night
Check out reviews here.


2. Hotel Veniz – the best budget hotel in Baguio according to Trip Advisor reviews; near Burnham Park;there's Mc Do here and a grocery
Address : One Abanao St., Baguio City 2600, Philippines
Rate : 1295 pesos (good for two);
Phone: (63) (74) 446 0700 to 03
Cellphone: +63 0917 506 0701
Telefax: (63) (74) 446 0704
Email:  hotelvenizbaguio@yahoo.com
Call our toll free number: (02) 871-1510 (Manila)

SUGGESTED IT – 3D 2N 
Information Sourced from  Hotel Veniz
Day 1 :
Arrival in Baguio
Breakfast at Cordillera Café
Check in at Hotel Veniz
1:00 PM –Walk Near hotel Vicinity
Dinner at : Oh My Gulay or O’ Mai Khan

Day 2 :
Naguilian Area:
(Sights) Lourdes Grotto, Easter Weaving Room, Tam-awan Village, Wood Carvers Village, BenCab Museum
 (optional: add 4 hours) plus Asin Hot Springs, Nangalisan River
(Duration) 4 hours - 1 day: sightseeing, shopping, picnic meals, swimming

Day 3 :
Camp John Hay Area:
(Sights) Historical Core, History Trail, Eco Trail, Bell House, Bell Ampitheater, Scout Hill, Shalan di Kabadjo, Igorot Garden, Butterfly Sanctuary, Mini Golf, Golf, Driving Range
(Shopping) Mile-Hi Center
(Optional: add 4 more hours) Philippine Military Academy, Balatoc Mine Tour
(Duration) 4 hours - 1 day: includes sightseeing, nature hiking trails, shopping, golf, arcade games, meals


Other Places to Visit in Baguio
1.Tam-awan Village  - From city proper, you can ride a taxi going here. Around 70-100 pesos ang fare. They also have a cafe, museum and a gallery.
Entrance Fees :
Adult : 50 pesos/each
Open: 8AM-6PM

2. BenCab Museum
Address: KM 6 Asin Road, Tuba, Benguet
Number : (74) 442-7165
Email:bencabartfoundation@gmail.com
Website : BenCab Museum
Taxi: 15-minute drive from Baguio City center.
Public transport: Jeep to Asin from jeepney terminal near Baguio market
Museum hours:
Open daily except Mondays, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day
from 9:00am to 6:00pm (last entry at 5:30pm)

Admission to the Museum:
General: PHP 100.00


For other great suggestions on where to go around Baguio, visit the following links : 
Travelog Philippines
Travelling Dork

(Post updated October 2012)

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