Cebu is blessed with so much beautiful nature spots and amongst them are waterfalls. Anywhere in the province you can visit a waterfall from a budget of Php 50.00 to a more expensive ones somewhere in north and south side of Cebu. I was fortunate enough to have friends who loves waterfall chasing as well and we just explored the best kept secrets of Ginatilan and Samboan last weekend - its majestic waterfalls. We have conquered a total of seven waterfalls namely Inambakan Falls, Kampael Falls, Bugnawan Falls, Aguinid Falls, Hidden Binalayan Falls, Balaygsawa Falls, Da-o Falls in a span of two days. And here is the itinerary of the trip.
0700 am : South Bus Terminal Meetup ( tip! earlier would be better )
0800 am : Bus scheduled to leave.
0800 am - 1230 pm : Cebu to Ginatilan Travel Time Bus Ride ( Php 176.00 ETT 5 hrs )
1230 pm - 0100 pm : Lunch in Ginatilan and Quick Tour
0100 pm - 0120 pm : Ginatilan to Barangay Calabawan ( 3.9 km ) Habal-Habal Ride ( Php 25.00 per pax )
0120 pm - 0130 pm : Short to trek to Inambakan Falls.
|Inambakan Falls, Ginatilan|
0230 pm - 0430 pm : Explore the two remaining waterfalls ( Kampael & Bugnawan Falls ) located just above Inambakan.
0430 pm - 0440 pm : Short trek going up to Barangay Calabawan
0440 pm - 0520 pm : Barangay Calabawan to Samboan - Villa Isabella Resort (Php 30.00 per pax habal2x)
0520 pm - 0600 pm : Sunset Beach Watch at Villa Isabella Resort ( Contact 261-2877 / 09212002327 look for Orbiso )
0600 pm - 0700 pm : Rest / Wash Up ( Php 1500.00 air conditioned family room for 7 pax + Php 150 EB )
|Villa Isabella Beach Resort - Landmark: Samboan Medical Clinic|
1000 pm onwards : Goodnight rest
0600 am : Wake Up Call
0700 am - 0730 am : Breakfast in Public Market ( Php 7.00 tricycle to Market from Resort )
0730 am - 0750 am : Samboan Town Proper to Barangay Tangbo ( Php 10.00 tricycle ride )
0750 am - 0800 am : Short trek to registration area & register ( Php 30.00 local, Php 40.00 foreign )
|One of the many cascade in Aguinid Falls in Samboan|
0930 am - 0950 am : Barangay Tangbo to Barangay Bonbon Trike Ride ( Php 10.00 )
0950 am - 1005 am : Short trek to Hidden Binalayan Falls ( Php 10.00 local, Php 20.00 foreign )
|Hidden Binalayan Falls aka Triple Drop|
1045 am - 1100 am : Short trek back to the entrance (optional: payment for guide)
1100 am - 1115 am : Barangay Bonbon to Samboan Town Proper Trike Ride (Php 10.00 per pax)
1115 am - 1140 am : Samboan Town Proper to Sitio Calin-ay Barangay Poblacion Trek
1140 am - 0100 pm : Enjoy Balaygsawa Falls [swim, cliff dive, baging dive, picture taking]
0100 pm - 0130 pm : Sitio Calin-ay Barangay Poblacion to Samboan Town Proper Trek
0130 pm - 0200 pm : Lunchtime in carenderia near the road sign going to Balaygsawa Falls.
0200 pm - 0230 pm : Samboan Town Proper to Barangay Suba Habal-Habal Ride (Php 30.00 per pax)
0230 pm - 0250 pm : Barangay Suba to Da-o Falls Scenic Trek (Php 20.00 local, Php 30.00 foreign)
|360 view of Da-o Falls|
0250 pm - 0400 pm : Enjoy Da-o Falls ( swim, cliff dive, water slide, picture taking )
0400 pm - 0420 pm : Da-o Falls to Barangay Suba Trek
0420 pm - 0510 pm : Barangay Suba to Villa Isabela Resort Habal-Habal Ride (Php 30.00 per pax)
0510 pm - 0640 pm : Sunset Watch / Wash Up
0640 pm - 0715 pm : Samboan to Bato Bus Terminal ( includes waiting time for bus ) (Php 10.00)
0730 pm - 1130 pm : Bato to Cebu (Php 184.00 bus ticket)
1130 pm : Super late dinner and go home afterwards.