Travel Diaries

Tagaytay Day Tour Itinerary on a Budget

  1. I planned our itinerary courtesy of a lot of research work in google. With limited resources like not having a car we had to make the most out of what we have and have fun at the same time right?
I was not “driving” The Shuttle driver was out waiting for more passengers

FX Going to Tagaytay: Located at Star Mall Mandaluyong.
Price: 150php/passenger

It took a LONG LONG time for the FX to be filled up. 2 hours of waiting time. If you don’t have the patience I suggest you take the bus. However, the bus takes a different route and prone to traffic. We had a smooth straight ride in the FX it took around an hour to reach our destination.


First stop was Bag of Beans. It was the first time for us to visit here. It’s so popular among tourists that we had to check out what’s all the fuss about this dining place. After ordering the lasagna, and steak, we realized it was nothing special except for the nice ambiance!
The lasagna sauce tasted too common, and too salty. The steak was overly seasoned too. I like salty food but this one is too much! The only food I liked are their bread rolls and butter.




Oooh look at all the bees!
Visiting here was one of the highlights in our trip. We had the farm all to ourselves *evil laugh* We paid 150php to ride a cute baby albino carabao named danica. They toured us on their farm seeing all the vegetables, plants, flowers and bee farm! They sell pure honey and it tasted oh so delicious. This is different from Residence Inn with the Zoo ha. Paradizoo is located at Gen. Trias Cavite. We rode a tricycle and paid 60 pesos.










Owned by SM, this is a small “amusement” park with rides. The only thing exciting here is their Super Vikingย and boy did we enjoy this one! This is scarier than the Anchors Away in Enchanted Kingdom. John and I were screaming like sissies the whole time. The angle goes higher, and higher and higher. I think it reached a 90 degree angle at one point and I thought I was gonna die.



We went home at 4pm and rode a bus. Thanks to the Metro Manila Traffic we arrived 9:30PM at home. Oh dear Lord someone please fix the traffic situation at Metro Manila.


Budget: 3,000php
Fare: 600PHP – back and forth
Bag of Beans: 800PHP
Paradizoo: 500PHP – includes kalabaw ride and tour
Tagaytay Sky Ranch: 400PHP – includes vikings ride
Total: 2,300phpWe still had 700php to spare for pasalubongs like buko pie and tarts!


  • Feng Manlapaz

    I love tour on a budget posts… looks like you really enjoyed nature and all… Is this budget for 2? I want to take my mom there this coming November and this is really a helpful guide…

  • Hazel Asoy

    I guess, a day is not enough to explore Tagaytay. I've been there once and we visited People's park and other places, but, we missed some of the others.

    Hope to visit sometime soon.

  • Olga C. Paguio

    This is so timely! We're planning to go there sometime next month for an overnight. We already have an accommodation in mind so the activities and where to eat are the remaining concerns. Most of the reviews I've seen covers a budget good for a group so it's a breath of fresh air to see a review that covers budget and activities for a couple since most of the time, I travel with the boyfriend.

    I'm sorry about your experience at the Bag of Beans. You're right, it's a popular destination among tourists. Probably, they're forte is the Alamid Coffee since it's a rare commodity. We'll try it and I'll let you know ๐Ÿ™‚

    That Paradizoo part is an exciting one! Finally, something new to try in Tagaytay. We haven't been there! Thanks for the video and the photos. I'm so raring to go there.

    Please continue sharing your travel reviews. I appreciate your unbiased and honest opinion. And it helps so much that you guys are commuting as a couple. We can relate! I hope you'll have a blast on your next Tagaytay trip.

  • Amara Lopez

    Your Viking experience hasn't left my head ( and it makes me LOL all the time) since I read this. And just this week my sibs and I went to skyranch and tried it ourselves. Then I'm literally ROFL whenever I remember my own ride. My brother and I loved the extremes of rides at EK like the tower (not sure what's that called) and we often would try at least twice ( the looped roller coaster we tried countless hahaha), but the viking? We'll do on the next visit LOL. And thanks pala for the Paradizoo info, I am looking for a non commercial, less costly honey. We're planning a visit to Paradizoo soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • kikaysikat

    Hi Amara!
    LOL I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to tagaytay too! It's nice to go to different places in the Philippines no? Where do you plan on travelling next? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Feng Manlapaz

    We got to travel to Tagaytay with my Mom and my brother. thank you for this post that became my inspiration and also my guide. We ended up staying overnight because it was drizzling when we arrived. We even extended our trip up to Caleruega… My mom enjoyed it a lot!

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