Breathtaking Batanes: Budget Breakdown

3:50 AM

This is a trip four years in the making. Maybe a bit more subconsciously. It started with those absurd plans after seeing a seat sale of an airline that promised less then 15,000php for airfare. We were then just a year out of college. We were earning less than what we imagined when we graduated so even the seat sale was out of the picture. I bet that version of me will utter disbelief when I tell her today I went to Batanes for a total of Php6,000.00 including airfare. But I did. So here's the breakdown:

Airfare (PAL Express seat sale): Php1,757.00
Accomodation at Novita House (4D/3N): Php4,500.00
Food*: Php1825.00
Sabtang Island
Trike to Ivana Port: Php220.00
Lunch: Php300.00/person
Trike around Sabtang (with tour guide): Php800.00
Environmental Fee: Php200/person
Boat: Php75/way/person
Picture at Chavayan with Vakul at Sabtang Weavers Association: Php20.00/person
Buko at Tinyang Viewpoint: Php20.00
Jeep from Ivana to Basco: Php27/person

Batan South
Trike rental: Php1500/trike (2pax)
Lunch: Php460 (75php Pancit Cabagan)

Batan North
Trike rental: Php1000/trike (2pax)

Bike rental: Php25.00/hour
Terminal Fee: Php50.00
Souvenir (ref magnet): Php50.00

TOTAL: Php4,016.25

*We bought food (frozen chicken, beef, pork and even frozen oil) around Abad St. then we cooked because Novita House is complete with cooking utensils and stove.
** We were 4 in the group so all expenses divided by four. If you're larger in a group, you can rent a van for Php2,000.00 and Php1,000.00 for the tour guide to tour Batan (North and South).

Contact Nos.
Kuya Julian (Tricycle for Batan Tours): 0908-5529742
Ate Remy (Novita House caretaker): 09274121031
Novita House reservation: 09178415654

Ate Remy took care of our tricycle tour in Sabtang so I didnt get the contact for Sabtang.

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  1. wow, thanks for this post. may idea na ako sa mga expenses kapag turn ko naman pumunta dun. :))) babalikan ko to ah! :D

  2. @Kirk You're welcome! Go book a flight and enjoy Batanes :D

  3. Its my dream to go to Batanes, di lng talaga aq swerte makahanap ng seat sale

  4. Nice read. Good job. Batanes is on my bucket list.

  5. San po pwede macontact yung sa rental ng van?



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