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Please Enjoy This Siargao Tour Video from Our Guest

This time, we let the video speak for the beauty and vibe of Siargao. Enjoy!

Need a quick look of what Siargao is like? Watch this 3-minute video created by our guest, @mikapaddy, during her stay in Siargao. 🙂

You can follow her on Instagram, too.

And of course, should you need a Siargao Tour Package, feel free to reach us on e-mail, FB messenger, or SMS.

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Travelling to Siargao: When is the Best Time to Travel to Siargao?

a beautiful July weather in Siargao

Thinking of travelling to Siargao? Well, it might help to know when the best time of the year to do so, especially if you are looking to avail of our Siargao Joiners Tour Package.

Climate in Siargao may not be the coldest in the country but it has one of the longest and most pronounced maximum rainfall period, which usually starts from November to December, and could further extend to February. However, rains could even start to become frequent in October such as last year (2018).

And it’s not just rains. Typhoons start coming in, too.

This month, January 2019, we really had lots of cancellations on our Siargao Tour Packages, especially Sohoton+Tri-Island tour. (Our refund policy, however, ensures that guests get refunded 100% if their tour is cancelled due to weather.)

Quite understandably, Sohoton is far from our drop off point, about 2 hours boat ride from General Luna. Siargao’s Coast Guard has to ensure that no boats are allowed to go when the weather is bad, because we’ll be in the open ocean for 2 hours.

Big waves and strong current will not be safe for travelers at all.

Of course, some of us avail of airline promos and oftentimes, those promotions are targeted towards the slow months of the airline, too. When the weather forecast is bad, the airlines also have to cancel their flights. That would cause a lot of stress on your part as well because all your other planned schedules now have to move. Even your filed vacation leave now needs to be adjusted.

The best months to visit Siargao is between March to September. Of course, there could be rains as well but it’s not as frequent as between November to January. These were the months when we had the fewest tour package cancellations due to bad bad weather.

September is also the month of annual surfing competition and the waves are quite beautiful, even at Jacking Horse which is the surfing area for beginners.

So next time you see an online ad or promo for a Siargao tour, you might wanna check if it falls during the wet months.

You’re welcome! 😀

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

Siargao text written on the sand

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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Siargao Tour Packages: Book Your Tour Now Using Credit Card

pay your siargao tour package with credit card

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 Tour Package 2019: Tri-Island Tour Sample Itinerary

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Siargao Tour Package 2019 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 2019 looks like.

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 2019”

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 2019” 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.

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Be a Responsible Siargao Tourist

Help keep Siargao island clean. Be a responsible tourist.

Traveling is all fun and games until we realize that we have already destroyed the place we once used to enjoy.

That’s exactly what happened to a popular Philippine destination that was recently shut down by the government due to environmental concerns.

And who knows what’s next if we don’t take care of our own natural resources.

We don’t want the same fate to happen to Siargao.

garbage problem in siargao
Photo from naturekidsofsiargao.com

As much as we want to bring tourists to this lovely place, we also want to care for this paradise so that our future generation can also enjoy it.

So that the people in Siargao, many of whom depend on the place we call home, will also have a sustainable livelihood and a place that will stay clean and healthy for as long as everyone — Siargao natives and tourists alike — will care for it.

That’s why we encourage our guests visiting Siargao embrace the place like their own, and not just be a tourist who comes and goes — and leaves trash behind.

The Basics

Please don’t throw your trash anywhere

Trash is now becoming a problem in Siargao. Truth be told, behind the pristine beauty we see in Instagram posts, there is a whole field of garbage coming from establishments and individual tourists alike. Nobody would post that, of course.

The problem is that Siargao government doesn’t have a proper waste management program yet.

We are entering a phase of development brought by the influx of tourists, and we have yet to cope with this surge of growth.

We hope it is not too much to ask.

Pick up trash when you see it

Genuinely embracing Siargao like your own might need you to take it up a notch above simply properly disposing your trash.

If they see pieces of trash on the beach, the people of Siargao, especially bangkeros and surfers, would pick them up and won’t let them float around just like that. After all, they spend a lot of time in the water…the last thing they want is to swim or surf in trash.

There is also a local initiative for beach clean up led by Grom Nation. You may contact them on their website for the next schedule of their beach clean up.

At SiargaoIslandHopping.com, we make it a part of our mission to instill in our guests that kind of care for the place they enjoy.

Best Practices

Bring your own tumblers

Let’s not add to the growing field of plastic garbage in Siargao.

As tourists, you can help a lot by simply bringing your own tumbler rather than buying bottled water each time you run out of water.

Besides, it’s not just environment-friendly…it’s also more economical.

Have a tote bag for island hopping

Most people use plastic bags to carry food such as chips, which are also stored in plastic.

Problem is plastic bags often get left behind when there’s no more food to bring back to where they stay.

Instead of plastic bags, get a tote bag for all that stuff you need to carry to your island tour.

Straw is unnecessary

Straw is great when you need to drink during a bumpy ride.

But that’s hardly the case when you’re dining in a restaurant, or carinderia.

You can drink it from a glass. The waiter doesn’t need to put straw in your drink.