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Budget Baguio Tour: Driving vs Taking the Bus and Itinerary
Herewith is a preview of a series of posts about my recent trip to Baguio where I will provide details, as usual, about the expected budget/costs, and tips for first time visitors to Baguio particularly the upcoming Panagbenga Festival Grand Float Parade Baguio Budget Tour:
Transport (Toyota Innova AT DSL that can seat 8 including driver)
Diesel/Fuel Cost: PhP2000.00
Toll Fee (NLEx - SCTEx - TPLEx - Kennon Road P1,400.00
Parking at Strawberry Farm PhP20.00
Tip: cheaper to have your own car if you're at least three in a group due to fuel/gas cost and toll but beware lack of parking in Baguio. Victory Liner Deluxe bus to Baguio is PhP750.00 while regular fare is about PhP550.00 Other bus companies from Manila are Joybus, Philippine Rabbit and Sualog Transit (Cavite)
Accommodations at a nearby Pension House: PhP350.00/head
Food: PhP150.00/head (depends on your budget)
Jeepney Fare/Taxi to Baguio Tourist Spots:
Lion's Head: Along Kennon Road
Baguio Botanical Garden: P8.50
Mines View Park: PhP8.50
Good Shepherd: PhP8.50 (Walking distance from Mines View)
Wright Park: P8.50
The Mansion: Walking distance from Wright Park
Aguinaldo Museum: walking distance from SM Baguio
Baguio Cathedral: Walking distance from SM Baguio