The Great Historic Escape (Vigan-Laoag-Pagudpud backpack)

 

VIGAN-LAOAG-PAGUDPUD . 

Travel period: 4 days and 3 nights

We booked the flight 5 months in advance since we saw a cheap fare from Cebu Pacific, Cebu to Clark. However, as always, Cebu pacific has this very inconvenient way of getting into your nerves. A month before our flight, they send us an email that our flight was change. To think everything has been booked prior from the change. After a grueling fight with the customer representative, our flight was not change. Thank God! Imagine how stressful it would be re-booking the hotels and all. 

So our flight was in the afternoon. We arrived at Clark around 5:30pm. Went to SM Clark and have our dinner in Tokyo Tokyo

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We walked around SM. After which we rode a jeepney to the Dau bus terminal. Then we boarded Partas Bus @10pm. 

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Duration of travel is 7-8 hours. (From Clark to Vigan) 

Here is the updated Schedule and Fare for:

PARTAS BUS LINES

PARTAS

SCHEDULE

DESTINATION

 

Pasay Station

06:00 PM – Standard (AC)

Laoag

 

Pasay Station

07:00 PM – Standard (AC)

Vigan

 

Pasay Station

08:00 PM – Standard (AC)

Laoag/Abra

 

Pasay Station

09:00 PM – Standard (AC)

Vigan

 

Pasay Station

10:00 PM – Standard (AC)

Laoag/Abra/Vigan

 

Pasay Station

11PM/12AM – Standard (AC)

Laoag/Abra/Vigan

 

DESTINATION

BUS TYPE

FARES

 

VIGAN

STANDARD AIRCON

585-685

 

VIGAN

DELUXE W/ CR

700-800

 

LAOAG

STANDARD/FIRSTCLASS/SUPER DELUXE

797/ 900/ 965

 

Also note that the buses are from Pasay, so give it 2 hours from Pasay to Clark. 

For more information you can check some bus schedules and fares here:

http://www.thegirlwiththemujihat.com/2013/01/updated-bus-fares-2013.html

We arrived at Vigan exactly 5:00am

Casa Teofila Lodge

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Casa Teofila Lodge is far from the Center of Vigan. It is in Pantay Daya, Ilocos Sur. You can reach this place through Tricycle. Most of the drivers know this place. We decided to have this lodge since we are on a tight budget. Aside from that we will be outside the whole day so the place is not really important, as long as there’s clean bed and shower, I am all good. Also I am not a fan of sleeping on old houses. My 3rd eye is not open, but the thought of it just gives me the creep, I am a scaredy cat if you must know.

We called Casa Teofila in advance that we will be arriving  early in the morning and we will have an early check in. Good thing they allowed it and someone was already there to accommodate us.

Note:

I personally cannot recommend this place since it’s far from the city proper; you need to ride a tricycle always. So to save time and money it would be best if you get somewhere within the city. And when we were there the signal both smart and globe are really slow, sometimes it does not have any. I guess it will be different now since that was last 2012. 🙂

CASA TEOFILA LODGE 

Address: Pantay Daya, Vigan City (outside Heritage proper)

Mobile Number: 09326740438

Contact Phone/Landline Numbers: (077) 722.25.47 / (077) 722.64.82

Owner: Fely Chan

BDO Account Name: Fely Chan

BDO Account Number: 0950023698

Room Rate: 3 single beds (max 4 pax), aircon, with private toilet, cable tv, free wi-fi

Php 1400 – non-peak rate

Php 1900 – peak rate

Php 100 extra pax

Php 100 extra mattress

You may want to check some other Hotels and lodging on this link:
http://www.adventurousfeet.com/2011/07/where-to-stay-in-vigan-city-hotels-and.html

(Room rates are subject to change without prior notice.)

 

 

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