In today’s era of modern travel and cheap flights, people prefer to jump straight to their intended destination in minutes instead of taking the long trip and enjoying the views…
A long adventure trip however is not about getting to your destination the fastest way, but enjoying the sceneries along the way.
Take for example a proposed long adventure trip to Mt. Apo in Davao from Cebu. The best most scenic itinerary to Davao is thru Dumaguete then Dipolog then Bukidnon. Imagine the sights you get to traverse such as the centuries old historic churches going south of Cebu, then the university city of Dumaguete also known as the city of gentle people, then through the historic Dapitan where you get to view Rizal’s life in exile, then Oroquieta City one of the cleanest cities in the country and DOH orchid awardee due to its tough campaign on smoking, then Cagayan de Oro City the real gateway to Northern Mindanao, and then just before Davao you get to pass through the canyons and pineapple plantations of Bukidnon. There is a reason why this route is called a long trip because the main point is to enjoy the beautiful places along the way.
Other proposed long trip destinations are: 1. Cebu to Mayon Volcano which passes thru Bogo City, Palompon, Tacloban, Samar, then Sorsogon; 2. Cebu to Mt. Hibok-hibok which passes thru two proposed routes – (route A) via Dumaguete, Dapitan, Oroquieta, Ozamis, Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, Balingoan Misamis Oriental, and Benoni port in Camiguin, and (route B) via Tubigon, Chocolate Hills, Sierra Bullones, Jagna, and Balbagon terminal in Camiguin; 3. Cebu to Agusan River in Butuan which passes thru two proposed routes (route A) via Dumaguete, Dapitan, Oroquieta, Ozamis, Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, and Gingoog City, and (route B) Via Tubigon, Ubay, Bato Leyte, San Ricardo, and Surigao; 4. Cebu to Boracay which passes thru Toledo City, San Carlos, Bacolod, Iloilo City, and Caticlan; or Cebu to Anywhere in the Philippines that is accessible by a Roro boat (roll-on roll-off).
Long adventure land trips can take days yes and you can make it more adventurous and creative by sleeping in tents instead of hotels. If you are traveling in a group, you also get to save on the travel costs since you will only be spending on fuel and the roro fee for the car.
A small light car is proposed for these long land trips to further cut on the travel costs since small cars are charged less in the roro boat and also consumes less fuel. If you would like to book a long land trip for a maximum of 4 people, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org