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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Davao City, Suggested Itinerary

If you are planning to go to Davao City, here's the itinerary we made/used during or trip, I hope it would be helpful...

Day 1:


0300 – ETA NAIA Terminal 3
0430 – ETD Manila to Davao City
0615 – ETA Davao International Airport (Negotiate for a Ride)
0800 – Going to City Proper (look for lodging)
0830 – Check-in at Alta Pension House (J. P. Laurel Street)
0830-1030 – Siesta (we told the van driver to pick us up at 1100)
1100 – ETD Alta Pension House (Start City Tour)


1200-1300 – Lunch at Barlyn's Ihaw-ihaw
1400-1530 – Malagos Garden Resort
1545-1630 – Philippine Eagle Center
1800 – Aldevinco Shopping Center
1900 – Dinner at Luz (try their Tuna Panga)
2000-2100 – Blugre Coffee (try Durian Coffee)
2130 – ETA Alta Pension House


  • Ideally, City tour should begin in the morning to cover all the attraction around the City. Our group opted for a half day tour that is why we missed a lot of nice places like Crocodile Farm, Japanese Tunnel among others.

Day 2:


0500 – Wake-up Call
0600 – ETD Alta Pension House to Camp Sabros (Buy Breakfast)
0745 – ETA Sitio Kapatagan
0745-810 – Photo Session
0810-0825 – Motorcycle ride going to Camp Sabros (or trek uphill for 30 minutes)
0825 – ETA Camp Sabros
0825-0900 – Rest, Picture Taking and Preparation of Activity Gears
0900-1230 – Adventure Activities (Zip lines & Rappeling)


1230-1330 – Lunch Time
1400 – ETD Camp Sabros (Trek downhill going to Sitio Kapatagan Information Center)
1430 – ETA Sitio Kapatagan Information Center
1445 – ETD Sitio Kapatagan Information Center going to Davao City
1630 – ETA Alta Pension House
1700 – Holy Mass
1830 – Dinner at Jack's Ridge
2000-2100 – People's Park
2130 – ETA Alta Pension House (Pack-up things)


  • Transportation ging to Digos must be pre-arranged prior to the Trip.
  • If you want to ride a motorcycle going back to the Information Center, It should be pre-arranged.
  • Do some stretching prior to the activities.

Day 3:




0530 – Wake-up Call
0600 – ETD Alta Pension House to DAvao Marina Wharf
0630 – ETA Davao Marina Wharf (Take a Taxi)
0630-0700 - Breakfast
0700 – ETD Davao Marina Wharf to Pearl Farm Beach Resort
0745 – ETA Pearl Farm Beach Resort
0745-0815 – Orientation for the Day Tour Guests
0815-1000 – Explore Pearl Farm Beach Resort (Samal Island)
1000 – ETD going to Malipano Island
1015 – ETA Malipano Island
1015-1200 – Explore Malipano Island
1200 – ETD going to Samal Island


1215 – ETA Samal Island
1215-1315 – Lunch at Maranao Restaurant
1315-1500 – Swimming, Snorkeling
1530 – Prepare for departure
1600 – ETD Pearl Farm Beach Resort
1645 – ETA Davao Marina Wharf
1700 – ETD going to Aldivinco Shopping Arcade (for last Minute Pasalubong)
1730-1815 – Buy Pasalubong
1830 – ETD Alta Pension House (get baggage then proceed to Davao International Airport)
1930 – ETA Davao International Airport (Eat Dinner)
2055 – ETD Davao International Airport
2240 – ETA NAIA Terminal 3 (Home Sweet Home)


  • Expect heavy traffic going to Davao International Airport specially in the evening


  1. This is very useful post.
    Here my take on the Davao City tour itinerary.

  2. ey magkano yon taxi sa first day...
    yon nagTour sa inyo?
    pahingi na rin ng number..thanks
    were going to davao tommorow and were all 1st timers...kaya kahit sa first day lang sana may sasakyan

  3. I would also like to know the van contact no. and cost. please share. thanks.

  4. hello, im from davao and i just wanna add something para mas enjoy ang stay nyo sa davao. mas okay din na sa day 1 from the airport, check-in kau sa hotel then diresto na kau sa malagos garden and philippine eagle to tal makakapagpahinga naman kau sa byahe papaunta dun and hindi masayado mainit doon sa umaga... try nyo lunch ng isdang hito sa mga tugbok, mintal davao city which is madadaanan lang from malagos... pili lang kau ng hito then ipaluto nyo. then sa hapon kau punta ng crocodile park mga 2 pm or 3pm ky by 4pm, merong show dun panu pinapakain ang mga buaya at si PANGIL, ung pinakamalaking buaya at pwede ka magpapicture taking sa mga malalaking ahas at cute na buaya at that time... hmmm, ibigay ko nalng din number ng nirent din namin na driver ng van tuwing my bisita kami from manila sa office. 09083638348...enjoy!!!

  5. meron ba travel agency n nag oofer ng ganitong itinerary? please advise and how much it would cost..thanksz.



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