Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Bisdak Invasion of Corregidor Island

There are places that has been scarred throughout the years because of its tragic experience, historic value and feted significance but remained beautiful. It holds true to Corregidor Island.

Being colonized by several countries made our country very rich in terms of History and Culture. We have been exceedingly endowed with Western influence that we have learned to adapt their ways in our daily lives.

This colonization resulted to mass occupation of foreign diplomats that ensued from a hostile situation caused by dreadful wars and military conflicts. Thus, we have several places designated as military bastions like Corregidor Island which played a significant role molding our Philippine History.

Locally called as Isla ng Corregidor, this island located at the entrance of Manila Bay served to protect the bay years ago from aggressive invasion.

Today, Corregidor Island has become one of the country’s most visited tourist attraction which offers both educational and fun-filled excursion.

Sun Cruises Philippines offers an extensive tours package at Corregidor Island that are well-planned with inclusions of places of interests and tourist attractions with historical value.

Since we went there on a weekday we paid P2350/pax. You have to be there early. In fact, we were apprehensive because our flight in Cebu departs at 5am and approximately will arrive after an hour. Not discounting the fact that it is within Manila, so you have to anticipate the traffic going to the Ferry Terminal (Seaside Blvd. MOA Complex). Thankfully we arrived there at 6:35 am but we were already chance passengers since we did not have a reservation. When the guard told us that there’s a big possibility that we won’t be accommodated due to the number of tourists already registered, we were sad but still hopeful that they will still be able to welcome 2 more passengers. Our prayers were answered so to speak.

Travel time is a little over an hour and boarding time is 30 mins before the scheduled departure time which is 8am.

For those visitors who availed a day tour package, the ferry leaves the island at 2:30 pm and ETA Manila is 3:45 pm.

Note: Reservation required prior to travel date.
No trips during Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

 A. Day Tour Package: Daily

 Inclusions: Roundtrip ferry transfers; shrine and entrance fees; guided island tour and buffet lunch
 Day Tour Weekday Adult Rate - Php2,350.00/person
 Day Tour Weekend* Adult Rate - Php2,549.00/person
 Day Tour Child Rate (3-11 yo) - Php1,500.00/person
 *Weekend rate applies to Saturday, Sunday and Holiday trips

Corregidor Tours
Check-in time & Boarding time : 7:00 am

ETD Manila : 8:00 am
ETA Corregidor (Guided tour with Lunch) : 9:15 am
ETD Corregidor: 2:30 pm
ETA Manila: 3:45 pm

Check-in counter opens 1 hour before scheduled time of departure and strictly close 30 minutes before departure. Passengers who arrive after the cut-off time will not be allowed to go on board.

Optional Activities:
Lights and Sound Show at Malinta Tunnel - Php200.00/person
The Rocket (Zipline) - Php100.00/person
Outdoor Activities (Sunset and Sunrise viewing, Tunnel Lateral Tour) - Php250.00/person
Kayaking - Php500.00/hr.
ATVs (All-terrain vehicle) - Php500.00/hr.