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Iloilo International Airport to Gigantes Island

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Islas de Gigantes 999 Day Tour

Itinerary

    8:30 AM

    • Meet up at Bancal Port in Carles, Iloilo

    9 AM

    • Registration at Carles Tourism Office. After registration, we will start our Adventure and off to island hopping!

    9:30 AM -10 AM

    • Pulu Pandan - Activity: swimming

    10 AM -11:30 AM

    • Cabugao Gamay - The most photographed spot in Gigantes, guests can do picture taking, swimming, and a little bit of rock climbing.

    12:30 PM

    • Lantangan Beach - Lunch will be served here
    • Antonia Beach - Snorkeling and swimming
    • Bantigue Sandbar - Best to visit during sunset
    • Tangke Enchanted Lagoon - Activities: Cliff diving, swimming, picture taking, and kayaking

    4 PM

    • Back to Bancal port

    4:10 PM

    • End of Tour

     

    Optional Add-ons:

    • @ Antonina Beach: Banana boat ride (₱200 each, minimum of 5 heads); Jet ski (₱2,000 every 30 minutes)

    Getting to Gigantes Island

    From Iloilo International Airport

      Isla de Gigantes is widely considered to be one of the most breathtaking secluded beaches in the Philippines. Its limestone karsts, white sand beaches, and one-of-a-kind lagoons are equally as lovely as El Nido. There are tour groups that provide an almost all-inclusive day trip of the islands for people who want to travel without any hassles.

      Here are the ways to travel to the stunning island for anyone who would still like to go there independently through Iloilo Airport.

       

      Book a Flight to Iloilo City

      If you are coming from Iloilo City, the journey to Estancia/Carles will take anywhere from two and a half to four hours, depending on whatever mode of transportation you choose: a bus or a van. There are a greater number of Manila-Iloilo flights than Manila-Roxas flights. To go to Iloilo, flight tickets are typically more affordable, which may be due to the fact that there are a large number of different flight options accessible.

      You will need to travel through the Iloilo City International Airport if you are arriving from other major cities in the Philippines. Iloilo City is accessible via direct flights from the coming Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Clark, Davao, General Santos City, and Puerto Princesa.

      Singapore and Hong Kong offer direct flights to Iloilo City. Everyone who comes from other countries other than Singapore and Hong Kong will have to go via Manila.

      Islas de Gigantes 999 Day Tour

      Itinerary

        8:30 AM

        • Meet up at Bancal Port in Carles, Iloilo

        9 AM

        • Registration at Carles Tourism Office. After registration, we will start our Adventure and off to island hopping!

        9:30 AM -10 AM

        • Pulu Pandan - Activity: swimming

        10 AM -11:30 AM

        • Cabugao Gamay - The most photographed spot in Gigantes, guests can do picture taking, swimming, and a little bit of rock climbing.

        12:30 PM

        • Lantangan Beach - Lunch will be served here
        • Antonia Beach - Snorkeling and swimming
        • Bantigue Sandbar - Best to visit during sunset
        • Tangke Enchanted Lagoon - Activities: Cliff diving, swimming, picture taking, and kayaking

        4 PM

        • Back to Bancal port

        4:10 PM

        • End of Tour

         

        Optional Add-ons:

        • @ Antonina Beach: Banana boat ride (₱200 each, minimum of 5 heads); Jet ski (₱2,000 every 30 minutes)

        Iloilo City to Gigantes

          Ride a Bus/van Going to Carles or Estancia

          Carles and Estancia are both examples of ports of call that offer boat transportation to and from the Isla de Gigantes.

          Given that Isla de Gigantes is a component of Carles, it would make more sense to depart from that location. If you were to go to Islas de Gigantes, you would be coming from a location that is closer to the islands, which would result in a shorter boat trip.

          Since Carles is located more away than Estancia, traveling there would require more time because of the increased distance.

          On the other hand, there are more public transit options traveling to Estancia than there are to Carles.

          When traveling from Iloilo City to Estancia Port: ​​

          Tagbak Terminal is located in the Jaro District and can be reached from anywhere in Iloilo City.

          When you arrive at the station, board one of the Ceres buses or vans headed into Estancia. The trip will take approximately three to three and a half hours if taken by bus. Vans are more efficient than other vehicles because they make fewer stops. The trip by bus will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to complete.

          At the Estancia Bus Terminal, all modes of public transit will stop. You may ride the port of Estancia by riding a tricycle from there.

           When traveling from Iloilo City to Carles or Bancal Port:

          Tagbak Terminal is located in the Jaro District and can be reached from anywhere in Iloilo City.

          As soon as you reach the terminal, you will be able to board one of the buses or vans heading in the direction of Carles. The trip by bus will take approximately 3.5 to 4 hours to complete. Vans are more efficient than other vehicles because they make fewer stops. The trip by bus will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to complete.

           

          Get on the Boat That’s Heading to the Island of Gigantes

          To go to Isla de Gigantes from either Estancia Port or Bancal Port (Carles), you will have to take a passenger boat to Langub Port in Gigantes Norte. This port is located in Gigantes Norte.

          Even while most of the well-known attractions can be found in Gigantes Sur, the majority of the island’s resorts can be found in Gigantes Norte, making it a more convenient starting point for visitors.

          The boat ride, beginning from Estancia, would typically last between 1 and 2 hours.

          The following is a list of the public boat schedules:

          Boat Schedule

          From Bancal Port (in mainland Carles) to Langub Port (in Gigantes Norte):

          • Fast craft: 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
          • Fast craft: 8:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 4:30 PM – Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
          • Public passenger boat: 10:00 AM daily

          From Langub Port (in Gigantes Norte) to Bancal Port (in mainland Carles)

          • Fast craft: 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
          • Fast craft: 7:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 3:00 PM – Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
          • Public passenger boat: 3:00 PM daily

          From Estancia Port to Langub Port (in Gigantes Norte):

          • Public passenger boat: 2:00 PM daily

          From Langub Port (in Gigantes Norte) to Estancia Port:

          • Public passenger boat: ​​8:30 AM daily

          IMPORTANT: For a stress-free vacation, contact a travel and tours agency to help you plan your travel.

          Please note that the option, schedules, and fares discussed herein are subject to change and may need to be updated. Please contact us for updates.

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          Iloilo Airport

            The airport servicing the Philippine province of Iloilo, which includes its capital city, Iloilo City, the regional hub of the Western Visayas area, is Iloilo International Airport, also referred to as Iloilo Airport. After a decade of preparation and construction, it replaced Mandurriao Airport in Mandurriao, Iloilo City, which had been operational for more than 70 years, on June 14, 2007, and opened its doors to commercial traffic. As a result, the new airport inherited its IATA and ICAO codes from its predecessor and its ranking as the Philippines’ fourth-busiest airport. As of 2021, it was the seventh-busiest airport in the Philippines. In addition, it is regarded as the main entry point into the region and the first airport in Western Visayas and the island of Panay to be constructed to international standards. Accordingly, the Philippine Civil Aviation Authority has designated it as an international airport.

            The airport is situated on a 188-hectare plot spread across Barangays Gaub, Duyan-Duyan, Tabucan, Tiring, and Manguna in Cabatuan, Iloilo, 24 kilometers northwest of Iloilo City. A single runway, several office and maintenance buildings, waste-sorting and water-treatment facilities, a power plant, a cargo terminal, and a major passenger terminal make up the airport complex. The airport is easily accessible by road from all areas of Iloilo and Panay due to its location along the Tomas Confesor Highway, which runs through the island. Additionally, due to its proximity to the now-defunct Panay Railways network, the airport may one day be connected by rail to the rest of Panay.

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