5 Reasons to Choose BISUMI Tour & Services for Your Batanes Trip + Blog Review 2018

You are probably reading this blog post as you are looking for the best and cheapest Batanes tour. I just want to clear that this is not a paid blog post by BISUMI Tour & Services.  I’m writing this post because we enjoyed our Batanes trip and that was made possible by the tour we picked from BISUMI Tour & Services.

Here are my 5 reasons why you should choose this travel agency for your Batanes adventure:

1. Cheaper Batanes Tour Rates

Among various reliable travel agencies we have checked, BISUMI Tour & Services offer the cheapest rates.

Sabtang Island, Batanes

Sabtang Island, Batanes

Fundacion Pacita, Batanes

Fundacion Pacita, Batanes

2. Wide Array of Batanes Tour Packages to Choose From

If you are a solo traveller, with your special someone or with a group, you need not worry as BISIMU Tours has various Batanes tour options depending on PAX, choice of transportation, number of days and even choice of Batanes tourist destinations.

Since we were on a budget, we chose the cheapest Batanes exclusive tour rate – Tricycle tour for 5,000 Php per person.

Joining a group tour would be fun but I didn’t want the restrictions and time pressure touring Batanes with a group in a van. In most of my travels, I prefer tricycle tours as I get to experience fresh air and see breathtaking views. So, I was excited that we get to tour Batanes on a tricycle!

BISUMI Tricycle

BISUMI Tricycle

Here are the rest of Batanes tour options being offered by BISUMI Travel & Tours:

Took this photo in BISUMI office, Basco, Batanes

BISUMI - Batanes Tour Rates 2018

BISUMI – Batanes Tour Rates 2018

 

The below rates are as of August 2018 and are based from BISUMI website:


4 Days & 3 Nights Tour (North Batan, South Batan & Sabtang) w/ Accommodation

Note: rates indicated are per person

Inclusions:

  • Basco Airport Transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 days join tour of North Batan, South Batan and Sabtang Island
  • full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • tour guide
  • All Government Fees & Permits
  • Van for tours and transfers
  • Tax Inclusive

3 Days & 2 Nights Tour (North Batan, South Batan & Sabtang) w/ Accommodation

Note: rates indicated are per person

Inclusions:

  • Basco Airport Transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days join tour of North Batan, South Batan and Sabtang Island
  • full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • tour guide
  • All Government Fees & Permits
  • Van for tours and transfers
  • Tax Inclusive

3 Days Tour (North Batan, South Batan & Sabtang) – Exclusive/Private Tours

Note: rates indicated are per person

Inclusions:

  • Basco Airport Transfers
  • 3 days join tour of North Batan, South Batan and Sabtang Island
  • all lunch during tours
  • tour guide
  • All Government Fees & Permits
  • Land transportation for tours and transfers
  • Tax Inclusive

Exclusions:

  • Ecotourism fee of 350 Php/person
  • Beverages (drinks) during meals
  • personal expenses or optional tours requested by guests

Rates:

  • 2 PAX – 7999 Php/person
  • 3 PAX – 5999 Php/Person
  • 4 PAX – 5200 Php/Person
  • 5 PAX – 4999 Php/Person
  • 6 PAX or more – 4500 Php/Person

Affordable Join Tours

Inclusions:

  • Basco Airport Transfers
  • 3 days join tour of North Batan, South Batan and Sabtang Island
  • all lunch during tours
  • tour guide
  • All Government Fees & Permits
  • Land transportation for tours and transfers
  • Tax Inclusive

Exclusions:

  • Ecotourism fee of 350 Php/person
  • Beverages (drinks) during meals
  • personal expenses or optional tours requested by guests

Rates:

  • North Batan Tour – 999 Php/person
  • South Batan Tour – 2000 Php/person
  • Sabtang Island Tour  – 2000 Php/person

Affordable Batanes Tricycle Tours – 

3 Days Tour (North Batan, South Batan & Sabtang)

Inclusions:

  • Basco Airport Transfers
  • 3 days join tour of North Batan, South Batan and Sabtang Island
  • all lunch during tours
  • tour guide
  • All Government Fees & Permits
  • Land transportation for tours and transfers
  • Tax Inclusive

Exclusions:

  • Ecotourism fee of 350 Php/person
  • Beverages (drinks) during meals
  • personal expenses or optional tours requested by guests

Rates:

  • 1 PAX – 6000 Php
  • 2 PAX – 5000 Php/Person
  • 4 PAX – 4500 Php/Person

Affordable Batanes Tricycle Tours – 2 Days Tour (North Batan & South Batan)

Rates:

  • 1 PAX – 4500 Php
  • 2 PAX – 4000 Php/Person
  • 4 PAX – 3500 Php/Person

3. Friendly, Knowledgeable and Professional Local Tour Guides

Edwin was our tricycle driver for our North & South Batan tour. He was also our tour guide and photographer at the same time. Jen and I easily felt comfortable with Edwin as he was very friendly, polite and cheerful. We had fun touring and learning about different Batanes tourist spots as he is very knowledgeable. During our second day in Batanes, our Sabtang Island tour was cancelled due to bad weather.  Edwin took the effort of personally informing us in our hotel ahead of time.

Related Blog Post: Amboy Hometel Batanes

Me, Jen & Edwin

Me, Jen & Edwin

Edwin also helped us searching for a restaurant with stock of lobsters. Sadly, lobsters were scarce as it was raining days before we arrived in Batanes.

me, Jen and Jimmy

me, Jen and Jimmy

Like Edwin, our Sabtang island tour guide/tricycle driver/photographer was very polite and professional. Jimmy even helped us carry a heavy backpack in Sabtang Island full of toys for my Travel with a Purpose Project.

4. Safe & Hassle-Free Tour

With Bisumi Travel & Tour Services, you don’t need to worry about anything. All the planning and ticketing will be taken cared of. When we availed for the 3-day Tricycle tour, we directly paid the ecotourism fee at their office instead of going to Batanes municipal hall. That saved us time and effort. Upon arrival in each and every tourist destination, we need not to worry about having our ecotourism booklet stamped. Our guide guide took in charge of it.

Since we visited Batanes on a rainy season, our tour guide prepared raincoats and umbrellas. It rained several times during our tour but the rain did not stop us with our itinerary. We felt grateful for choosing Bisumi when we encountered several tourists in a non-Bisumi tricycle tour not having raincoats.

Before embarking the boat to Sabtang Island, we were surprised that our guide was handing us high-quality life vests with BISUMI prints on it. Other non-Bisumi tourists got the usual cheap life vests.

5. Lunch and Freebies!

The tricycle tour we availed from BISUMI Tour & Services included lunch during our 3 days tour. We super enjoyed the food and the places our tour guides brought us for the free lunch.

Day 1: Lunch at Vonong

Lunch at Vonong

Okay, the exciting part was when the receptionist at BISUMI office informed us that there are freebies. We got postcards and bags in their office. Our guide brought us to BISUMI souvenir shop and we were given keychains, coin purse and bag tags as souvenirs!

Bisumi Tour & Services

  • For inquiries & reservations, contact 0919 2795963 or 0915 8034582
  • E-Mail: ryan.batanes@gmail.com

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One Armed Wanderer

An IT Operations analyst by profession, Ed started solo traveling last year when his friends (who used to be his travel buddies) started settling down. Born with a short left arm, it did not hinder him to continue traveling and exploring the Philippines. He may have limitations but he is using what was given to him.. feet to walk and wander. E-Mail: ed@edpuno.com iMessage: ed@edpuno.com

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