This year’s first Suroy-Suroy Sugbo will head to Cebu attractions in the southern city of Carcar and towns of Barili, Moalboal, Alegria, Malabuyoc, Oslob, Boljoon, Dalaguete, and Argao.

The Suroy-Suroy Sugbo Southern Getaway is a three-day, two-night trip that involves visits to heritage sites like ancestral homes and Spanish period structures as well as nature sites like hot springs and waterfalls.

Happening shortly after the Sinulog Festival 2015 celebration, the year’s first Suroy-Suroy Sugbo will run from January 21-23, 2015.

Badian Island Resort and Spa
Badian Island Resort and Spa is one of the accommodation options of the Suroy Suroy Sugbo Southern Getaway but only for guests paying the higher packages.

Suroy-Suroy Sugbo itinerary

The first stop of the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo itinerary is the historic city of Carcar where guests will be taken on a tour of Mancao’s ancestral house. They will then continue on to another sprawling early 20th century house in Barili before leaving for one of the town’s natural marvels.

Said to be the tallest in Cebu, the 98-meter high Mantayupan Falls will be the last stop in Barili before the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo group zooms off to a brief visit in Moalboal before departing for Alegria.

Other exciting things in store for Suroy-Suroy Sugbo guests:

Alegria – Visits to Alegria Heritage Park and demo farm
Malabuyoc – Swimming at Mainit Springs
Samboan – Swimming at Aguinid Falls and a tour of the church and Escala de Jacob
Oslob – Church and museum visit
Boljoon – Church and museum visit
Argao – Cabecera de Argao tour and Argao Nature Park visit

Sumilon Island. Guests paying the higher packages can stay in this island resort.
Sumilon Island. Guests paying the higher packages can stay in this island resort.

Southern Getaway rates

Suroy-Suroy Sugbo rates range from around P7,000 to P14,000 per person based on double occupancy or twin sharing room accommodations for the two nights of the trip.

Aside from resort rooms, the per person cost of the tour already includes meals and snacks as well as transportation all throughout the tour. The higher rates are for stays in luxury resorts like Badian Island Resort and Spa and Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort.

Other resorts tapped by organizers are Club Serena in Moalboal and Brumini Beds and Beach Resort in Oslob, Sole ‘E Mare in Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, BCD’s Place in Tanawan, Oslob, Loves Beach Resort, Villagio Italia Inc., Noblesse Resort, Marcosas, Club Fort Med, HK Beach Resort, MB’s Resort.

The lowest rates are based on triple or quad sharing room accommodations.

For booking and inquiries, visit the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office at the 2nd level, west wing of the Provincial Capitol Building or call 253-5642 (tap on number to call on your phone), Cezar Almirante at 0933-4541432, Lino Belarmino at 0923-9344519.

Marlen is the editor of and co-founder of Cebu-based journalism startup InnoPub Media.

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