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Sugba Lagoon-Magpupungko 2019 Tour Advisory

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For anyone who is looking to book a Sugba Lagoon-Magpupungko tour between January 10-February 10, 2019, we regret to inform you that Sugba Lagoon will be closed on these dates for renovation.

The dates could be adjusted depending on the progress of the renovation, but for now, this is the timeline given by the authorities.

We apologize for the inconvenience as this was only announced by the local government in the last quarter of 2018.

In lieu of Sugba Lagoon, we will be offering the land tours instead, namely:

  1. Magpupungko Rock Pools
  2. Tayangban Cave
  3. Taktak Falls
  4. Pacifico Beach

Transportation will still be on a van with pickup service from your hotel or homestay.

All the other inclusions will still be the same, namely:

  • Van transportation
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide

Price per pax is Php 1800.

You may book directly through our online booking system.

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Siargao Tour Packages: 3 Reasons Why it Pays to Book Your Tour Early

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Siargao Tour Packages  make planning your trip to Siargao so much easier.

Some of our previous guests, however, took planning for granted and suddenly contacted us to join in one of our tours…at the last minute.

While we try our best to accommodate and help them, it still causes stress on their part when they realize that the tours start early, or they thought they can combine whichever destination they want (which doesn’t work that way). Or they realize that they need a much much cheaper tour.

Here are some other reasons why it pays to book tour Siargao tour package before your flight to Siargao.

Avoid Stress on Your Budget

A family of four once called us at past 8 am asking if they can join our Sohoton + Tri-Island Tour. The problem is that our group — and most of the group tours in Siargao — already leave for Sohoton at 7 am because the boat ride is going to be at least 2 hours.

They didn’t want to pay for a private tour, so they had to wait the next day for our next group tour. I hope they were able to find a way to join a tour at 8am. Otherwise, they had wasted a day which they could have spent touring around Siargao.

Although our Siargao tour packages are convenient, we still recommend booking your tour early to avoid the kind of stress the family of 4 had, especially if you don’t have the budget to get a private tour. 

Avoid Complicated Planning

Our Siargao tour packages are already planned out to maximize your day. We have arranged it in such as way that you’ll save more time and money.

Most important, you’ll be able to focus more on enjoying your tour, rather than spending on hours of complicated planning. 

For example, some guests would ask if they can have Sugba Lagoon and Sohoton in one day. Our straightforward answer is no. 

It’s just not ideal, it’s more expensive, and the time it takes to transfer between these destinations will eat up the time you would rather enjoy spending on the nearby spots.

Although, our Siargao tour packages are available every day, we still need at least one day to ensure that we have planned for the number of guests we accommodate because we also account for transportation and food for everyone. 

No Need to Carry Cash Around

As you have paid for your tour in advance, you don’t need to worry about running out of cash in the island, especially that ATM machines are not always available.

You carry around less valuables while you are out there surfing or swimming. You’ll have less stress worrying if your cash is still there. This is not to scare you out but the island, unlike before, now has so many visitors so it pays to be extra careful.

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How to Book a Siargao Tour Package

Booking a Siargao Tour Package on our website is now so much easier.

We have released a major update to our website to make booking a Siargao Tour Package a seamless process. The experience is now the same as buying a t-shirt online.

How to Book a Siargao Tour Package

  1. Head over to our homepage or go directly to our tour packages page and select the tour that you want to book. Click on the orange button that says “Read More.”
Choose a Siargao Tour Package

2. Fill out the required fields to see the total cost. Indicate the number of persons and the date of your tour. Beside the label “Booking Cost”, you will automatically see the total amount of your tour package.

input your tour package details on the required fields

3. Click on Book Now to add your tour to your cart. A green highlighted text will ask you to View Cart. Click on it. You’ll see a summary of your selected tours and the costs.

pay for your selected siargao tour package with either bank transfer or credit card

4. At this point, you can either “Proceed to checkout” which will give you the option to use a bank transfer method of payment, or you can click on the credit card buttons to pay using your credit card.5. If you choose to h

5. If you choose to checkout, you’ll be asked to input your personal details. Make sure to agree to the terms and conditions.

6. Finally, click on PLACE ORDER. You will be directed to a page with the complete details of your Siargao tour packages as well as the bank details where you need to make the payment (if you have chosen bank transfer).

If you have chosen credit card payment via PayPal, you will be redirected to a custom confirmation page, and you’ll receive the official receipt on your mailbox.

wait for a confirmation message that your siargao tour package has been booked

That’s it, basically. We will then confirm receipt of your payment, and will send you a reminder of your tour 2 days prior.

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Siargao Tour Packages: Book Your Tour Now Using Credit Card

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Siargao Tour Packages can now be booked directly on our website using credit cards.

We have integrated PayPal’s checkout function to be able to process your credit card payment securely. Speaking of security, please note that our website, as you can see, on left side of the address bar, is also secure. You don’t have to worry about sending your contact information to us.

We have made this payment functionality available to be able to make the booking process even faster than before.

How to Quickly Book a Tour

1. So…to book your chosen Siargao Tour Package, simply visit this page and pick any of the available tours. You will see the packages presented in the following format.

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Choose a Siargao Tour Package

2. Read the tour packages’ inclusions which are indicated with check marks.

3. Please take note of the costs:

We charge an extra 2% convenience fee on top of the total cost for credit card transactions. 

4. Once you’ve picked a tour package, click on the dropdown box below the section for inclusions to adjust the number of guests who will be joining our tour. The price is indicated as well inside that dropdown box.

5. Upon clicking, you will be directed to a PayPal checkout page. Don’t worry, you don’t need PayPal account to complete this step.

6. Review your tour. If not satisfied, simply click on Remove and go back to the Siargao Tour Packages page to select a new tour.

7. Once you’re happy with your selected packages, click on the gray “Check Out” button at the bottom right of the page.

After that, you will then be redirected to a page where you will input your credit card details. 

Review your details and click on “Pay Now” at the bottom of the page.

That’s it, basically. 

Please note, however, that you will need to let us know when you will be availing your Siargao Tour Package via email or SMS. 

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Siargao Island Hopping: Some Tips to Avoid Hassle

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Siargao Island Hopping is supposed to be exciting and fun…as what most of us plan…or want it to be.

However, based on experience and on our previous interactions with our guests, that isn’t always the case.

In fact, it’s happened to anyone of us in any other trip, be it local or abroad. Hassle, or “hasul” in our local dialect, means an irritating inconvenience and it just pops out of nowhere to…well, destroy your day.

Flights get delayed and that’s so out of our control.

In other cases, traffic jam on the way going to the airport arrests us from getting on board our flight on time.

Or our tour guide forgets to prepare that local delicacy that we had ordered a few days before we went on island hopping.

But more or less, these things are outside our control. It’s a hit and miss kind of thing: sometimes the trip is perfect, other times we encounter problems.

Nonetheless, you can still do your best and focus on things that you can control to avoid the most common mistakes that can end up very costly for your Siargao island hopping.

The “Secret Island” in Siargao

Calendar and set a reminder for your trip.

A reminder for a vacation? Who needs that?!

In one of my recent flights going back home to Siargao, there was a middle-aged couple who thought their flight was on that day, when in fact, it was yesterday. I felt sorry for them as they looked stunned, realizing that the guard on the entrance was right in pointing it out.

A mistake like the one above is so basic that it irritates you and totally destroys your day when it happens. Not to mention that it is costly because now you have to book another flight to get that vacation you’ve been looking forward to for months.

Now it might be a little overkill, but forgetting stuff happens to the best of us. If I may suggest, put it on your calendar, and set an alarm 2 days before (“advance mag-isip’).

Book an accommodation as early as possible.

Siargao accommodations nowadays sell like hotcakes. And when you book an accommodation just a week before your trip, you end up like waiting to get a Grab during rush hour. It’s frustrating and it’s costly.

You’ll have to compromise things such as the comfort of staying in a place near the center of Siargao, getting a good place for a good price, or worse (and this has happened to some guests) cancelling your trip just because there are no more accommodations. 

By the way, if you need a basic place to stay, hit us up on Airbnb. We got 4 rooms, 10 beds listed there as homestays. It’s cheap but of course, it’s not 5 stars.

Book your Siargao Island Hopping packages as early as possible.

More importantly, do your research on what tours are being offered. There are pre-arranged tour packages that already include everything you need. You simply just have to show up on the day of the tour. 

If you want to get your own planned destinations – and we know some of these are not the usual tourist spots – then that would entail getting a private tour of Siargao, which may cost a bit higher than the pre-packaged island hopping tours.

Siargao Island Hopping may not be best thing for seniors.

Tour destinations like Sohoton is quite a bit of a stretch in terms of boat ride – 2 hours, that is. The “series of adventure” there is – shall we say – great for young people, but it might be a bit of a challenge for older people.

Make sure that you aware of these things so that you avoid inconvenience for your older family members.

So…next time you go on island hopping or visit us in Siargao, make sure you have the above list ticked off. 🙂

Cheers!

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Siargao Tour Package 2020: Tri-Island Tour Sample Itinerary

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Siargao Tour Package 2020 for Tri-Island hopping is by far the most requested package on this website.

The reason is probably the islands’ popularity, simplicity of the tour, or the ease of access.

For one, it is not as far as Sugba Lagoon or Sohoton as our tours start in General Luna.

Two, it is also the cheapest tour package, by the way.

A lot of the emails and chat messages we receive ask for an itinerary so we decided to put together this post.

Well, to be honest, as our tri-island tour package is private, you will have complete control of your itinerary.

We will only be there to guide and assist you the whole day.

Take photos, perhaps, if you like.

We don’t mind being your Instagram boyfriend for the day — if there’s none yet. 🙂

Nonetheless, here’s how a typical itinerary for our Siargao Tour Package 2020 looks like.

Siargao Tour Package 2020 Sample Itinerary*

  • 9:00am – meet-up at General Luna Market
  • 9:00am to 9:30am – en route to Naked Island
  • 9:30am to 11:00am – do whatever you plan on doing at Naked Island. Just don’t throw trash.
  • 11:00am to 11:30am – en route to Daku Island
  • 11:30am to 12:00pm – walk from port to Daku Island cottages
  • 12:00pm – cook lunch
  • 12:30 – lunch
  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm – do whatever you plan on doing at Daku Island
  • 3:00pm to 3:30pm – en route to Guyam Island
  • 3:30 to 5:00pm – do your stuff. watch sunset. get a beer or ten.
  • 5:00pm to 5:30pm – en route to General Luna Market

Again, this is just a sample itinerary. As our tours are private, you have total control of your own time. No need to wait for other groups that you are not with.

For us, that’s the main benefit of going on a private tour. 🙂

Chat with us about “Siargao Tour Package 2020”

If you still got questions that you want answered, we can take it privately to our inbox.

Just email us at reservations@siargaoislandhopping.com. Use the subject “Siargao Tour Package 2020” or something like that.

If you’re a millennial who’s not that into email, you may also initiate a Facebook Messenger chat, ping us on Viber, WhatsApp or Telegram. Our contact number is the same across all these channels: +639171745705.

Go on, don’t be shy. 🙂

One Last Thing

Before you even plan out for your itinerary, make sure you book your accommodation first. A lot of visitors come to us looking for accommodations just 2 weeks before their trip to Siargao, and it’s a stressful exercise, knowing that Siargao accommodations run out fast.

Check out these deals below from Booking.com

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How to Reserve Your Island Tour Through Credit Card Payment

Update: Payments made through PayPal will now be charged with additional 2% convenience fee.

Reserving your Siargao Island Tour Package is easy peasy as we now accept credit card payments through PayPal invoice.

Once you confirm your island tour booking, we send you an invoice along with the tour details. This serves as the contract between you, and SiargaoIslandHopping.com.

The invoice is sent through PayPal. But don’t worry — you don’t need a PayPal account to make a reservation.

Follow these steps to complete your reservation with us.

1.Open the e-mail containing the PayPal invoice. Click on the link to the invoice. It will show something like this. (Sample amount shown below).

Click on Pay ₱_______

2.  You will be taken to a PayPal login page. Ignore that and click on “Pay with a Bank Account or Credit Card” instead at the bottom part.

 

3. Enter your credit card details and click on “Pay Now” at the bottom of the page.

That’s it! You will receive an e-mail confirmation and transaction receipt from PayPal. We will also receive a notification so we can also double check on our end if the transaction was successful.

Try it now for a faster and hassle-free transaction.