BAGUIO CITY: Do-it-yourself Day tour | Itinerary | Summary Breakdown

When asked a place to escape Metro Manila on a weekend, one that comes in mind is Baguio City. The city tagged as the Summer Capital of the Northern Luzon is known not only with historical tourist spots but with it’s cool temperature especially between November to February. If you’re on a tight budget, you can tour the city by just riding public utility jeepney or if you have spare and up for comfortable tour then you can always rent a taxi to tour you around.

 

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HOW TO GET TO BAGUIO CITY

Genesis Bus Liner and Joybus (Deluxe):

Genesis Regular Aircon (2×2 seater)

  • Terminals in Pasay City and Cubao City
  • Departs every hour in each terminal
  • Walk-in fare for regular aircon bus at PHP 456.00 (Pasay) and PHP 445.00 (Cubao)
  • Travel time around 6 hours

Genesis – Joybus (Deluxe – 2×1 seater):

  • Recliner seat (28 seater) – bigger and more comfortable than the regular 2×2 seating.
  • 2×1 seater with CR – 2 seats on the left and 1 seat on the right. Normally CR on the middle right of the bus.
  • Free bottled water and snack
  • Free use of blanket
  • Walk-in fare for Joybus (Deluxe) at PHP 700.00 (Pasay) and PHP 690.00 (Cubao)
  • Travel time around 4 hours
  • Online Booking available at:
    • Pinoy Travel – costs around PHP 720.00. Booking availability for Pinoy travel should be done 4 days before your target booking. Booking fee applies.
    • I Want Seats – costs around PHP 720.00. Can book on the same day but depends on the slots availability. Booking fee applies.

Victory Bus Liner:

Victory Regular Aircon (2×2 seater)

  • Terminals in Pasay City and Cubao City
  • Departs every hour in each terminal
  • Walk-in fare for regular aircon bus at PHP 455.00 (Pasay) and PHP 445.00 (Cubao)
  • Travel time around 6 hours

Victory Deluxe (2×1 seater)

  • Recliner seat (28 seater) – bigger and more comfortable than the regular 2×2 seating.
  • 2×1 seater with CR – 2 seats on the left and 1 seat on the right. Normally CR on the middle right of the bus.
  • Free bottled water and snack
  • Free use of blanket
  • Walk-in fare for Victory (Deluxe) at PHP 750.00 (Pasay) and PHP 715.00 (Cubao)
  • Online Booking available at:
    • Victory liner website – costs around PHP 750.00. Online booking should be done 4 days before your target departure.

 

 

THINGS TO DO IN BAGUIO: ONE DAY DIY COMMUTE TOUR

You can follow the below One day – Do it yourself tour. Note that this is a jam-packed day with mostly walking and jeepney commute. You can always hire day taxi or van tours for a more comfortable day tour.

11:45 pm: DEPARTURE TO BAGUIO

We booked a Joybus seat online at iwantseats.com. Travel time from Cubao to Baguio is around 4.5 to 5 hours. We arrived at Baguio terminal at around 4:30 am.

 

MORNING TOUR:

  5:10 am: BREAKFAST AT GOOD TASTE

HOW TO GET THERE: 15 minutes walk from Joybus Baguio terminal. Walk towards the lower session road until you reached the Malcolm square. Turn right onto Magsaysay Ave and walk a few minutes then turn right onto Rajah Matanda St. Good taste Restaurant is on the left side.

WE ORDERED: Chicken Lomi for PHP 135.00, Cocoa Drink for PHP 25.00 and Hot Calamansi for PHP 35.00. Total damage – PHP 195.00 for 2 pax.

 

  7:30 am: CHECK OUT KENNON ROAD AND LION’S HEAD

HOW TO GET THERE: From Good Taste Restaurant: 10 minutes walk to Camp 6 terminal. To get to the terminal, walk towards the lower session road or towards the Malcolm square. Cross street until you reached KFC DBP building. Turn left and walk to Carantes Street until you reached Danes Bakeshop. From Danes Bakeshop, continue walking to Carantes Street until you reached Jollibee Harrison and Harrison Restaurant.

JEEPNEY SIGNAGE: Baguio City – Camp 6 – vice versa. Fare PHP 17.50.

CONS: 40 minutes waiting time at the jeepney terminal as they’re still waiting for passengers before leaving + roughly 20 minutes travel time to Lion’s Head. Also, there are less jeepneys that travel back to city proper causing us to wait a few more minutes in the Lion’s Head area.

 

  8:30 am: VISIT BURNHAM PARK

HOW TO GET THERE: From Lion’s Head, ride a jeepney toward the city proper. If you’re already at the lower session road or Malcolm square, use the foot bridge to cross the other street and walk towards Shanum Street until you see the entrance of the Burnham Park.

JEEPNEY SIGNAGE: From Lion’s Head to Burnham park, ride jeepney with signage Baguio City – Camp 6 – vice versa. Fare is around PHP 17.50

THINGS TO DO: Rent a boat and paddle at the Burnham Lake, Rent a bike or Go Kart, Picnic and food trip. Boat ride costs around PHP 100.00 to PHP 150.00. Go kart rental is around PHP 75.00, Sliced Mangoes PHP 25.00 and Taho PHP 20.00 to PHP 30.00

 

  10:00 am: BUY PASALUBONG AT GOOD SHEPHERD

HOW TO GET THERE: From Burnham Park: Walk towards the Mines View terminal in front of Danes Bakeshop. From Burnham, walk towards the footbridge and head towards Tiongsan Harrison mall. Walk towards Lower Mabini Street until you reached the terminal. Walking time from Burnham entrance to Mines View Terminal / Danes Bakeshop is around 5 minutes.

JEEPNEY SIGNAGE: Baguio – Plaza – Mines View, vice versa. Fare is around PHP 10.00

OTHER ATTRACTION WITH SAME SIGNAGE: Baguio – Plaza – Mines View, vice versa will pass through Teacher Camp, Laperal Whitehouse, Pink Sisters Convent, Botanical Garden, The Mansion, Wright Park, Good Shepherd and Mines View and vice versa.

THINGS TO DO: Buy Pasalubong. Famous for their Ube and Strawberry Jam. Small jar of Ube jam is less than PHP 300.00

 

  10:30 am: MINES VIEW

HOW TO GET THERE: From Good Shepherd: Mines View is just 5 mins walk from there. From Burnham Park: ride a jeepney in Mines View terminal in front of Danes Bakeshop – the terminal is just 5 minutes walk from Burnham Park entrance. From Burnham, use the footbridge and head towards Tiongsan Harrison mall. Walk towards Lower Mabini Street until you reached the Mines View terminal.

JEEPNEY SIGNAGE: From Burnham Park: ride a Jeepney with signage Baguio – Plaza – Mines View, vice versa. Fare is around PHP 10.00

OTHER ATTRACTION WITH SAME SIGNAGE: Baguio – Plaza – Mines View, vice versa will pass through Teacher Camp, Laperal Whitehouse, Pink Sisters Convent, Botanical Garden, The Mansion, Wright Park, Good Shepherd and Mines View and vice versa.

THINGS TO DO: Check the Mines View from the deck – binoculars for rent PHP 20.00 for 5 minutes, Photo-ops with a horse (3 shots for PHP 50.00); the Saint Bernard Dog (2 shots for PHP 50.00), Eat Grilled Pusit (25 per stick), Buy plants, wear traditional costume (PHP 20.00 per person) and buy pasalubong.

 

11:30 am: LUNCH AT ARCA’S YARD

HOW TO GET THERE: From Mines View: walk towards the Good Shepherd rotonda. Ride jeepney to Baguio City then alight at Wright park rotonda. Ride another jeepney with signage Tiptop. But since most of the jeepney that pass through there are already full so we decided to hail a cab. Taxi fare from Mines View Wright Park is around PHP 70.00

JEEPNEY SIGNAGE: From Wright Park: Baguio City – Tiptop

THINGS TO DO: Good scenery at the veranda seating. Checkout their mini library and arts display.

WE ORDERED: Bangus Meal: PHP 195.00, Beef Patty Meal: PHP 195.00, Pumpkin Soup: PHP 60.00, Smoothie: PHP 90.00, Cacao Hot Choco: PHP 75.00. Total Meal: PHP 615.00

 

NOON TOUR:

  12:35 pm: HORESE RIDING AT WRIGHT PARK

HOW TO GET THERE: From Arca’s Yard: wait for jeepneys going to Baguio City. Alight at Wright Park rotonda and walk towards the park entrance. From Burnham Park: ride a jeepney in Mines View terminal in front of Danes Bakeshop – the terminal is just 5 minutes walk from Burnham Park entrance.

JEEPNEY SIGNAGE: From Arca’s Yard: Baguio City – Tiptop. From Burnham Park: Baguio – Plaza – Mines View, vice versa. Fare is around PHP 10.00

OTHER ATTRACTION WITH SAME SIGNAGE: Baguio – Plaza – Mines View, vice versa will pass through Teacher Camp, Laperal Whitehouse, Pink Sisters Convent, Botanical Garden, The Mansion, Wright Park, Good Shepherd and Mines View and vice versa.

THINGS TO DO: Horse Back Riding: PHP 400/hour; PHP 200/half hour

 

  1:20 pm: VISIT THE MANSION

HOW TO GET THERE: From Wright Park: there is a steep stair going up to The Mansion. From Burnham Park: ride a jeepney in Mines View terminal in front of Danes Bakeshop – the terminal is just 5 minutes walk from Burnham Park entrance.

JEEPNEY SIGNAGE: From Burnham Park: Baguio – Plaza – Mines View, vice versa. Fare is around PHP 10.00

OTHER ATTRACTION WITH SAME SIGNAGE: Baguio – Plaza – Mines View, vice versa will pass through Teacher Camp, Laperal Whitehouse, Pink Sisters Convent, Botanical Garden, The Mansion, Wright Park, Good Shepherd and Mines View and vice versa.

THINGS TO DO: The official summer palace of the President of the Philippines. Since going inside is not allowed, you can just take a picture outside.

 

  1:40 pm: VISIT THE BOTANICAL GARDEN

HOW TO GET THERE: From The Mansion: ride a jeepney to Baguio City and alight at The Botanical Garden. Alternatively you can walk from Mansion to Botanical Garden for 15 minutes.

From Burnham Park: ride a jeepney in Mines View terminal in front of Danes Bakeshop – the terminal is just 5 minutes walk from Burnham Park entrance.

JEEPNEY SIGNAGE: From Burnham Park: Baguio – Plaza – Mines View, vice versa. Fare is around PHP 10.00

OTHER ATTRACTION WITH SAME SIGNAGE: Baguio – Plaza – Mines View, vice versa will pass through Teacher Camp, Laperal Whitehouse, Pink Sisters Convent, Botanical Garden, The Mansion, Wright Park, Good Shepherd and Mines View and vice versa.

THINGS TO DO: Stroll and take picture, Traditional Costume rental for PHP 20.00, check the Japanese Tunnel Walk.

 

  3:00 pm: VISIT THE BELL CHURCH

HOW TO GET THERE: From Botanical Garden: ride a Jeepney to Baguio City towards Burnham Park. From Burnham Park, head to Rizal Park to Baguio City Hall. The La Trinidad terminal is in front of City Hall and Travelite Express Hotel.

JEEPNEY SIGNAGE: Baguio City – La Trinidad. Fare is around PHP 8.50

OTHER ATTRACTION WITH SAME SIGNAGE: Baguio City – La Trinidad will pass through Bell Church, STOBOSA and Strawberry Farm and vice versa.

THINGS TO DO: Check out the beautiful pagoda and landscaped garden outside the church. Taking picture inside the church is not allowed to give respect to the church.

 

  3:30 pm: STOBOSA ARTWORK LA TRINIDAD

HOW TO GET THERE:  From Bell Church: around 7 minutes walking time to STOBOSA Artwork. You can also ride a jeepney to La Trinidad for around 2 minutes.

From Burnham Park, head to Rizal Park to Baguio City Hall. The La Trinidad terminal is in front of City Hall and Travelite Express Hotel.

JEEPNEY SIGNAGE: Baguio City – La Trinidad. Fare is around PHP 8.50

OTHER ATTRACTION WITH SAME SIGNAGE: Baguio City – La Trinidad will pass through Bell Church, STOBOSA and Strawberry Farm and vice versa.

THINGS TO DO: Colors of STOBOSA is a community artwork designed by Tam-awan Village group. There is a designated tourist registration on a nearby waiting shade and an option to give monetary donation.

 

  4:10 pm: STRAWBERRY PICKING AT LA TRINIDAD

HOW TO GET THERE: From Bell Church or STOBOSA Artwork: ride a Jeepney to La Trininad. Fare is around PHP 8.50 and travel time 20 mins to 30 mins depending on the traffic.

From Burnham Park, head to Rizal Park to Baguio City Hall. The La Trinidad terminal is in front of City Hall and Travelite Express Hotel.

JEEPNEY SIGNAGE: Baguio City – La Trinidad. Fare is around PHP 8.50

OTHER ATTRACTION WITH SAME SIGNAGE: Baguio City – La Trinidad will pass through Bell Church, STOBOSA and Strawberry Farm and vice versa.

THINGS TO DO: Strawberry and Lettuce picking (PHP 450.00), store packed strawberries (PHP 100.00 – 300.00), buy pasalubong and cheap vegetables, tastier strawberry ice cream than in the city (PHP 25.00)

 

  6:00 pm: SESSION ROAD AND DEPARTURE TO MANILA

HOW TO GET THERE: From Strawberry Farm: you can ride the same jeepney to Baguio City – La Trinidad or Buyagan. Travel time to Baguio city from Strawberry Farm is around 30 minutes and more depending on the traffic. It will arrived at the entrance of Burnham Park. From Burnham Park: walk towards the session road.

JEEPNEY SIGNAGE: From Strawberry Farm: Baguio City – La Trinidad or Buyagan

THINGS TO DO: Shops and restaurants. From upper session road, you can visit SM Baguio, Baguio Cathedral, 50’s Diner, Vizcos Cakes and Ukay (starts at 9pm) or prepare and go to the bus terminal to Cubao or Pasay.

ITINERARY AND SUMMARY BREAKDOWN

11:45 pm – ETD from Genesis Joybus Cubao to Baguio (PHP 750.00 per person)

4:30 am – ETA in Genesis Joybus Baguio

5:10 am – Breakfast at Good Taste (PHP 195.00 for 2)

6:30 am – Arrived at Camp 6 terminal to Lion’s Head

7:10 am – Departure to Lion’s Head (PHP 17.50 per person)

7:30 am – Arrived at Lion’s Head. Photo ops and waited for the jeepney back to City

8:30 am – Arrived at Burnham Park. Go kart (PHP 75.00) bought sundot kulangot (PHP 50.00), sliced singkamas (PHP 25.00) and Regular Taho (PHP 20.00)

10:00 am – Arrived at Good Shepherd (PHP 10.00). Bought Pasalubong – Cashew Brittle (PHP 320.00), Alfajor (PHP 280.00), Lengua (PHP 140.00), Choco Crispys (PHP 140.00), Ube Jam (PHP 300.00)

10:30 am – Arrived at Mines View. Bought Corn cob (PHP 35.00), Kikiam and Hotdog (50.00), traditional costume (PHP 20.00)

11:30 am – Taxi to Arca’s yard (PHP 70.00). Lunch (PHP 615.00 for 2)

12:35 pm – Arrived at Wright Park (PHP 10.00). Strawberry Ice cream (PHP 25.00)

1:20 pm – The Mansion

1:40 pm – Botanical Garden (PHP 10.00)

2:25 pm – Arrived at City Hall / La Trinidad Jeep terminal

2:30 pm – Departure to Bell Church (PHP 8.50)

3:00 pm – Arrived at Bell Church

3:30 pm – Stobosa Artwork (PHP 8.50). Donation any amount (PHP 10.00 for 2)

3:35 pm – Departure to Strawberry Farm

4:10 pm – Arrived at Strawberry Farm (PHP 8.50).  Strawberry Picking (PHP 450.00 per 1 kl). Strawberry Ice cream (PHP 25.00). Comfort room for washing shoes (PHP 15.00 per person)

6:00 pm – Free time or departure to Manila (PHP 750.00)

Total Expense for day tour per person: PHP 2,724.00

Total Expense for day tour for 2 persons: PHP 4,836.00 + PHP 1,230.00 (Pasalubong): PHP 6,066

53 Replies to “BAGUIO CITY: Do-it-yourself Day tour | Itinerary | Summary Breakdown

  1. Wow super detailed im planning to go this 21st and need to have itinerary glad ive come acrossed your blog thanks so much! Keep it on!

  2. Hi po thank you for this. I want to pamper myself and looking for guides to how to get to Baguio and i saw yours thanks. Questin ko lng po is the total of 4k good for 2 persons na po ba, if yes then mas less if i will be alone? Thank you i appreciate your response

    1. Hi, dalawa lng den kaming ngpunta that time and ang average na nagastos nmin for 2 persons si nsa almost 5k. That includes bus fare, food, public transpo and entrance fees. Ung pasalubong really depends sainyo 🙂

      1. Super thank you for these!!!! Really been looking for a guide that can really help our DIY travel to be the best! ! !very detailed ! thanks po talaga

  3. …. checking out blogs , with perfect , accurate details…. yours is one of those. Keep it up. 5 stars for you. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  4. Hey!

    Thanks to your post nakapamasyal kami sa Baguio ng maayos. It’s so helpful and detailed. Keep up the good work!

  5. Hi!! Plano ko po pumunta ng Baguio ksma Ang mister at ank ko ( Bali 3persons kmi)..nbsa ko po ung breakdown summary nyo,just only 1night and 1day tour?

  6. Hello Any Idea Kung How much po budget sa baguio 1st time ko po pupunta with my gf hotel lang po sana kasi mahal raw transient ? i think more on 2 days kami or 3 days ?

  7. Hi! thanks for this blog. It’s simple but very informational. The details provided will be very helpful to DIY travellers. I will use this as inspiration for our DIY Baguio tour.

    1. Thanks Faith and enjoy your Baguio trip! We hope to get feedback from your trip, let us know if you found any improvements on our itinerary! Cheers!

  8. Wow! This is definitely great! Been looking thru diy itinerary and this one is much better and detailed. Thankie! Keep it up

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