Albay Itineraries: Experience the Best of Bicolandia

Albay

With the panoramic Mayon Volcano as its backdrop, the Province of Albay is always a good idea!
Tucked in the heart of Bicol Peninsula, Albay beckons with its myriad of sights and attractions. It proudly boasts of its variety of beautiful and natural wonders. Mountains, hills, waterfalls, caves, river systems, hot springs, beaches and more that serve as stage for various activities and adventures.

Albay
Quitinday Falls

Start your journey in Legazpi City, the provincial capital and regional center of Bicolandia. The city serves as gateway and hub, and hosts numerous hotels, dining places, malls and other facilities for residents and tourists.

To maximize your visit in Albay, here are some itineraries that will come handy to best experience the beautiful province.

Albay
Quitinday Hills

Weekend itinerary (2 Days / 1 Night)

Day 0:
2100H: Depart Manila

Day 1:
0500H: Arrive in Legazpi / Proceed to Hotel / Breakfast
0700H: Proceed to Cagsawa Ruins / ATV Ride
1000H: Proceed to Daraga Church
1100H: Lunch / Proceed to Camalig
1230H: Trike to Quitinday Falls and Underground River
1330H: Quitinday Falls and Underground River
1600H: Proceed to Quitinday Hills
1630H: Arrive in trailhead of Quitinday Hills / Register / Start Trek
1700H: Quitinday Hills
1800H: Trek back
1845H: Back in Camalig / Dinner (laing, pinangat, ginataang langka or bicol express)
2000H: Proceed to Hotel
2030H: Back in Hotel

Day 2:
0600H: Call time / Breakfast / Proceed to Sumlang Lake
0730H: Sumlang Lake
0830H: Proceed to Ligñon Hill
1100H: Return to Hotel / Wash-up / Pack-up
1200H: Hotel Check-out / Lunch at Small Talk Cafe, Bigby’s or Collonial Grill
1400H: Shop for pasalubong
1500H: Depart for Manila

Day 3:
0000H: Arrive in Manila

Albay
Daraga Church

Extended Weekend itinerary (3 Days / 2 Nights)

Day 0:
2100H: Depart Manila

Day 1:
0500H: Arrive in Legazpi / Proceed to Hotel / Breakfast
0700H: Proceed to Cagsawa Ruins / ATV Ride
1000H: Proceed to Daraga Church
1100H: Lunch / Proceed to Camalig
1230H: Trike to Quitinday Falls and Underground River
1330H: Quitinday Falls and Underground River
1600H: Proceed to Quitinday Hills
1630H: Arrive in trailhead of Quitinday Hills / Register / Start Trek
1700H: Quitinday Hills
1800H: Trek back
1845H: Back in Camalig / Dinner (laing, pinangat, ginataang langka or bicol express)
2000H: Proceed to Hotel
2030H: Back in Hotel

Day 2:
0730H: Call Time / Breakfast
0830H: Proceed to Terminal to Donsol
0900H: Van or Bus: Legazpi to Donsol
1000H: Arrive in Donsol / Register
1100H: Whaleshark Tour
1400H: End of Tour / Wash-up
1430H: Late Lunch
1530H: Proceed to Terminal to Legazpi
1600H: Donsol to Legazpi
1700H: Arrive in Legazpi
1715H: Back in Hotel / Wash-up / Rest
1900H: Dinner in Small Talk Cafe

Day 3:
0600H: Call time / Breakfast / Proceed to Sumlang Lake
0730H: Sumlang Lake
0830H: Proceed to Ligñon Hill
1100H: Return to Hotel / Wash-up / Pack-up
1200H: Hotel Check-out / Lunch at Small Talk Cafe, Bigby’s or Collonial Grill
1400H: Shop for pasalubong
1500H: Depart for Manila

Day 4:
0000H: Arrive in Manila

Albay
Quitinday Underground River

How to Get to Albay

By Air
Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have regular flights from Manila and Cebu to Legazpi City, Albay.

By Bus
Several bus lines connect Metro Manila to Albay including Philtranco, Superlines, DLTB, Cagsawa Tours, Amihan, Isarog Line, St. Jude Transit and Goldline Tours. Fare starts at P800 and travel time is approximately 9 to 10 hours.

Albay
Mayon Volcano as seen from Mount Masaraga

Where to Stay in Legazpi City

From backpackers hostel , lodges and inns to fancy hotels, various accommodations for different market segments are available in Legazpi City.

Top-Rated / Highly Recommended Accommodations in Legazpi City

Embarcadero Hotel

Embarcadero Hotel
Embarcadero de Legazpi, Legazpi
Starts at 1,000 PHP

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Hotel St. Ellis

Hotel St. Ellis
Rizal Street, Legazpi
Starts at 2,000 PHP

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Casa Roces

Casa Roces Bed & Breakfast
Old Albay, Legazpi
Starts at 2,000 PHP

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The Oriental Hotel Legazpi

The Oriental Hotel Legazpi
Old Albay, Legazpi
Starts at 3,000 PHP

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Top-Rated Budget Accommodations in Legazpi City

Mayon Backpackers Hostel

Mayon Backpackers Hotel
Old Albay, Legazpi
Starts at 350 PHP

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Legazpi Tourist Inn

Legazpi Tourist Inn
Old Albay, Legazpio
Starts at 600 PHP

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