• Summer Day Trips and Budget Vacations Worth P5,000 for a Family of Four

    Want a vacation but are on a budget? Find out where you can go for P5,000.
  • We all need a dose of rest and relaxation—but vacations can be quite expensive. So how do you deal with it? Stick within your budget because it can still bring you and your family somewhere fun and exciting. You can have a budget vacation worth P5,000 for a family of four! Read on, and see which budget vacation suits you.  

     

    ENCHANTED KINGDOM

    Enchanted Kingdom

    Give yourselves a day of nothing but riveting rides at Enchanted Kingdom.

    Travel Time: It’s about an hour drive from Makati, if you have your own car. By shuttle, it may take around two hours, considering the traffic and waiting time for passengers. Shuttle services to Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa are available at the Ayala Terminal in Makati.

    The Expenses:

    a) One-way shuttle service costs for about P200.00 per person. For a roundtrip fare of four persons, be sure to allocate P1,600 to P2,000, including your jeepney, bus, or taxi rides within Metro Manila.

    b) For ticket rates, you have some options to manage your limited budget but still enjoy the fun rides. Choose from P150 (limited rides) to P500 (unlimited rides) per person. So your expenses on this may be around P600 to P2,000 for four tickets. Below is a guide taken from Enchanted Kingdom just to give you an idea of how much you may want to spend for your ticket and what comes with it.

    Carousel Special

    Weekend Rate/Holiday Rate

    Weekday Rate

    Php 150.00

    Php 150.00

    Description: Free admission to the park grounds and unlimited access to the Grand Carousel, Bumbling Boulders, and Boulderville Express

    Regular Day Pass

    Weekend Rate/Holiday Rate

    Weekday Rate

    Php 500.00

    Php 400.00

    Description: Enjoy unlimited use of all the Park rides: Space Shuttle, Jungle Log Jam, Swan Lake, Up, Up & Away, Roller Skater, Dodgem, Wheel of Fate, Anchors Away, Bump n’ Splash, Rialto, Rio Grande Rapids, Flying Fiesta, Grand Carousel, Bumbling Boulders, Boulderville Express, Air Petrodactyl, Stone Eggs, and Dinosoarus

    Junior Day Pass

    Weekend Rate/Holiday Rate

    Weekday Rate

    Php 320.00

    Php 250.00

    Description: Applicable to children between 36” to 47” tall. Children 35” and under get in for FREE. Enjoy unlimited use of all the Park’s rides: Space Shuttle, Jungle Log Jam, Swan Lake, Up, Up & Away, Roller Skater, Dodgem, Wheel of Fate, Anchors Away, Bump n’ Splash, Rialto, Rio Grande Rapids, Flying Fiesta, Grand Carousel, Bumbling Boulders, Boulderville Express, Air Pterodactyl, Stone Eggs, and Dinosoarus

    c) For food, it’s never a worry. There are a lot of food choices to suit your appetite and budget, such as hotdogs, donuts, pizza, dim sums, rice meals, and more.

    If you need more help, check out http://www.enchantedkingdom.ph/

     

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    BATAAN

    Dambana ng Kagitingan

    Dambana ng Kagitingan


    If you’re looking for an educational and historical trip with your children, Bataan, known as the Cradle of Heroes, will definitely be a treat. The following historical sites can be found in Bataan: the first Abucay Catholic Church (a 411-year old Church), Mount Samat, Shrine of Valor (Pilar, Bataan) and Zero Kilometer Death March Marker (Mariveles).

    Travel Time: Just close to Metro Manila, Bataan is approximately one and a half hours bus ride. You can take buses like Bataan Transit or Genesis Bus Lines in Manila and Pasay City terminals.

    The Expenses:

    a) One-way bus air-con ride costs for about P205.00 per person. For a roundtrip fare of four persons, be sure to allocate P1,640 to P2,000, including your jeepney , bus, or taxi rides within Metro Manila.

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    b) For your day tour, secure a travel guide of the historical landmarks, points of interests, and other tourist attractions ahead of time. Then take public transportations that go to these sites; you can simply ask around for assistance. Allot at least P1,500 for rides and possible entrance fees to some attractions. However, Bataan is more famous for its historical sites–which are mostly free to visit.

    c) Your remaining P1,500 to P1,900 budget may even be more than enough for meals and snacks for one day. Instead of food chains, go for culinary masterpieces of restaurants in Bataan that serve truly affordable Pinoy dishes with their own unique local flavors.

    You can check out http://www.bataan.gov.ph for more information.

     

    At first glance, P5,000 may seem a stretch for a great vacation for a family of four. It may not bring you the beauty of Palawan or Boracay, but it can give you an equally enjoyable family bonding experience.

     

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