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Sample Albay Itineraries

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With the panoramic Mayon Volcano as its backdrop, the Province of Albay is always a good idea!

Tucked in the heart of Bicol Peninsula, Albay beckons with its myriad of sights and attractions. It proudly boasts of its variety of beautiful and natural wonders. Mountains, hills, waterfalls, caves, river systems, hot springs, beaches and more that serve as stage for various activities and adventures.

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Quitinday Falls

Start your journey in Legazpi City, the provincial capital and regional center of Bicolandia. The city serves as gateway and hub, and hosts numerous hotels, dining places, malls and other facilities for residents and tourists.

To maximize your visit in Albay, here are some itineraries that will come handy to best experience the beautiful province.

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Quitinday Hills

Sample Albay Itineraries

Albay Weekend Itinerary (2 Days / 1 Night)

Day 0:
2100H: Depart Manila

Day 1:0500H: Arrive in Legazpi / Proceed to Hotel / Breakfast0700H: Proceed to Cagsawa Ruins / ATV Ride1000H: Proceed to Daraga Church1100H: Lunch / Proceed to Camalig1230H: Trike to Quitinday Falls and Underground River1330H: Quitinday Falls and Underground River1600H: Proceed to Quitinday Hills1630H: Arrive in trailhead of Quitinday Hills / Register / Start Trek1700H: Quitinday Hills1800H: Trek back1845H: Back in Camalig / Dinner (laing, pinangat, ginataang langka or bicol express)2000H: Proceed to Hotel
2030H: Back in Hotel

Day 2:0600H: Call time / Breakfast / Proceed to Sumlang Lake0730H: Sumlang Lake0830H: Proceed to Ligñon Hill1100H: Return to Hotel / Wash-up / Pack-up1200H: Hotel Check-out / Lunch at Small Talk Cafe, Bigby’s or Collonial Grill1400H: Shop for pasalubong
1500H: Depart for Manila

Day 3:
0000H: Arrive in Manila

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Daraga Church

Extended Weekend Itinerary (3 Days / 2 Nights)

Day 0:
2100H: Depart Manila

Day 1:0500H: Arrive in Legazpi / Proceed to Hotel / Breakfast0700H: Proceed to Cagsawa Ruins / ATV Ride1000H: Proceed to Daraga Church1100H: Lunch / Proceed to Camalig1230H: Trike to Quitinday Falls and Underground River1330H: Quitinday Falls and Underground River1600H: Proceed to Quitinday Hills1630H: Arrive in trailhead of Quitinday Hills / Register / Start Trek1700H: Quitinday Hills1800H: Trek back1845H: Back in Camalig / Dinner (laing, pinangat, ginataang langka or bicol express)2000H: Proceed to Hotel
2030H: Back in Hotel

Day 2:0730H: Call Time / Breakfast0830H: Proceed to Terminal to Donsol0900H: Van or Bus: Legazpi to Donsol1000H: Arrive in Donsol / Register1100H: Whaleshark Tour1400H: End of Tour / Wash-up1430H: Late Lunch1530H: Proceed to Terminal to Legazpi1600H: Donsol to Legazpi1700H: Arrive in Legazpi1715H: Back in Hotel / Wash-up / Rest
1900H: Dinner in Small Talk Cafe

Day 3:0600H: Call time / Breakfast / Proceed to Sumlang Lake0730H: Sumlang Lake0830H: Proceed to Ligñon Hill1100H: Return to Hotel / Wash-up / Pack-up1200H: Hotel Check-out / Lunch at Small Talk Cafe, Bigby’s or Collonial Grill1400H: Shop for pasalubong
1500H: Depart for Manila

Day 4:
0000H: Arrive in Manila

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Quitinday Underground River

How to Get to Albay

By Air
Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have regular flights from Manila and Cebu to Legazpi City, Albay.

By Bus
Several bus lines connect Metro Manila to Albay including Philtranco, Superlines, DLTB, Cagsawa Tours, Amihan, Isarog Line, St. Jude Transit and Goldline Tours. Fare starts at P800 and travel time is approximately 9 to 10 hours.

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Mayon Volcano as seen from Mount Masaraga

Where to Stay in Legazpi City

From backpackers hostel , lodges and inns to fancy hotels, various accommodations for different market segments are available in Legazpi City.

Top-Rated / Highly Recommended Accommodations in Legazpi City

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Embarcadero HotelEmbarcadero de Legazpi, Legazpi
Starts at 1,000 PHP

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Hotel St. EllisRizal Street, Legazpi
Starts at 2,000 PHP

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Casa Roces Bed & BreakfastOld Albay, Legazpi
Starts at 2,000 PHP

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The Oriental Hotel LegazpiOld Albay, Legazpi
Starts at 3,000 PHP

Top-Rated Budget Accommodations in Legazpi City

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Mayon Backpackers HotelOld Albay, Legazpi
Starts at 350 PHP

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Legazpi Tourist InnOld Albay, Legazpio
Starts at 600 PHP

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