20 Days Travel Mindanao Chronicles

#Travel Mindanao Route Map
#Travel Mindanao Route Map

It was an advocacy to entice more people to travel to Mindanao, the southernmost major island of the Philippines. A region much maligned due to isolated insurgencies which affected nearby regions. Born out of Iligan’s Waterfalling activity, Travel Mindanao is a project by a group of travel bloggers with a common zest for adventure and to showcase the best of Mindanao. The project was supposed to be in a span of a month but I had to catch up shortening my participation to 20 days. Still, after seven provinces, it was one of my memorable journeys in the country.

The Travel Mindanao team at R.O.X Cagayan de Oro
The Travel Mindanao team at R.O.X Cagayan de Oro

The Itinerary

The Travel Mindanao project officially started November 5 2013 with the first batch of the team enjoying Surigao City and its environs. It was also the onset of the major typhoon Yolanda where the team got stuck in the city and my flight got cancelled. It was a petty problem compared to the disasters in Tacloban and regions along its storm path. It was also a tough decision if we would continue our project but the wheels have already turned and we can’t abandon our commitment to our sponsors. I came in late so I was only able to catch up with the group on November 9th.

Day 1-3 (Nov 9-11 | Surigao del Sur)

Day 4 (Nov 12 | Surigao del Sur)

Day 5-6 (Nov 13-14 | Davao and Tagum Cities)

Day 7 (Nov 16 | General Santos)

Day 8-9 (Nov 17-18 | Lake Sebu)

Day 10 (Nov 19 | Cotabato)

Day 11 (Nov 20 | Davao City)

  • Lull time

Day 12-16 (Nov 21-25 | Bukidnon)

Day 17-20 (Nov 26-29 | Cagayan de Oro)

Thank You Greenwich for feeding the barkada throughout our trip
Thank You Greenwich for feeding the barkada throughout our trip (Photo by ChingtheViewfinder)

Thank You

Travel Mindanao wouldn’t be possible with my co-Travel Blogger buddies in this trip. They are a hard-working bunch, thought out the trip logistics, organization and simply fun to be with. So my thanks to Doi (The Travelling Feet), Lai (PinayTravelista), Shugah (WanderShugah), Jam (TravelJams), Glen (EscapeManila), Marky (NomadicExperiences) and Alex (Bagdok on the Road). To our friends on the road Ching, Nath, Olan, Allan and Earl.

Sponsors and Partner

Also a BIG thank you to our sponsors who believed in our advocacy and joined us along the way. Thank you to CebuPacific Air my official carrier for Travel Mindanao from Manila.

Travel Mindanao Sponsors and Partners
Travel Mindanao Sponsors and Partners