DIY Itinerary and Travel Guide: 5D4N Leyte and Biliran

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Biliran is always being considered as part of Leyte province but in fact it became an independent province in 1992. The province is famous for of its natural attractions from astonishing waterfalls and stunning islands. On my first visit to Eastern Visayas, I made sure that the province is included on my Leyte itinerary.

travel guide leyte biliran

With the goal of spending some nights camping in the famous islands of Eastern Visayas: Sambawan and Kalanggaman, we were able to enjoy our five-day stay in the region. There are other routes to take for travelers to explore the region but the most feasible Tacloban, Biliran, Palompon and back to Tacloban route was taken here. So here’s an itinerary, travel guide, and sample expenses.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1
0630AM           -  Arrive in Tacloban Airport
0630AM – 0700AM  -  Jeepney from airport to Tacloban Terminal
0700AM – 0800AM  -  Wait for passengers bound to Naval, Biliran
0800AM – 1030AM  -  Travel time to Naval, Biliran
1030AM – 1100AM  -  Lunch and buy food in Naval Market
1100AM – 1200NN  -  Jeepney ride to Kawayan Port
1200NN – 0100PM  -  Boat to Sambawan Island
0100PM – 0500PM  -  Enjoy Sambawan Island
0500PM – 0800PM  -  Dinner / Socials
0800PM           -  Lights off

Day 2
0900AM – 1000AM  -  Travel back to Kawayan Port
1000AM – 1100AM  -  Travel back to Naval
1100AM – 1200NN  -  Lunch
1200NN           -  Check-in TJ Pension
1200NN – 0300PM  -  Rest
0300PM – 0500PM  -  Tinago Falls Tour
0500PM – 0700PM  -  Freshen up
0700PM – 0900PM  -  Dinner
0900PM           -  Lights off

Day 3
0800AM – 1000AM  -  Naval, Biliran to Kananga to Palompon
1000AM – 1100AM  -  Settle fees in tourism /  Buy food supply
1100AM – 1200NN  -  Travel to Kalanggaman Island
1200NN – 0100PM  -  Lunch / Rest
0100PM – 0500PM  -  Enjoy Kalanggaman Island
0500PM – 0600PM  -  Sunset Viewing
0600PM – 0700PM  -  Dinner
0700PM – 0900PM  -  Socials
0900PM           -  Lights off

Day 4
0900AM – 1000AM  -  Travel back to Palompon, Leyte
1000AM – 0100PM  -  Palompon to Tacloban City
0100PM – 0200PM  -  Lunch
0200PM           -  Check-in accommodation
0400PM – 0600PM  -  Visit San Juanico Bridge
0600PM           -  Dinner
 
Day 5
0900AM – 1200NN  -  Visit McArthur Landing and Palo Church
1200NN – 0100PM  -  Lunch
0100PM – 0400PM  -  Tacloban City Tour
0400PM – 0500PM  -  Check-out accommodation / Proceed to airport
0500PM           -  Fly out of Tacloban Airport

 

WHERE TO EAT

Tacloban City has a lot to offer when it comes to dining. The whole stretch of Burgos Street and adjacent roads suggest affordable places to eat. During our stay in the city, we were able to try several restaurants from seafood, Mexican, burger, comfort foods, desserts, and coffee shops. Here’s a food guide in Tacloban City.  For the overnight campings, of course you need to buy food supply at the nearby market before heading to the island.

Where to Eat in Tacloban

 

WHERE TO STAY

In Naval, Biliran, we stayed at TJ pension house and availed our room for Php1000. The room has 2 beds and an additional pull-out bed. The lodging inn offers free mineral water and hot water anytime of the day.

ironwood hotel

Tacloban City has a numerous hotels to choose from. One of them is Ironwood Hotel, a newly opened hotel in the city which is located along Burgos Street and is accessible to Tacloban’s famous restaurants. Just across the road is Yellow Door Hostel, an old house turned into a backpacker accommodation.

Book your stay in Tacloban City on the search box below.


 

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

San Juanico BridgeSambawan Island

kalanggaman island sunsettinago falls biliran
things to see in tacloban

 

SAMPLE EXPENSES

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(Sample expenses consider that you’re 4 in the group)
* You can split the boat fare with other groups.

TRAVEL GUIDE/TIPS

For travel guides and tips, visit my separate posts for Sambawan Island, Tinago Falls, Kalanggaman Island, Tacloban City Tour, and San Juanico Bridge visit.

10 COMMENTS

    • For the Naval – Libongao, I think the van leaves when it’s full. For the Libongao to Palompom, we were just lucky that a van passed by minutes after we got down the van from Naval and heading to Palompon.

      • Hi sir.. Ask ko lang po kung meron talagang vans going to palompon sa Libongao. Same Itinerary po kasi gagawin namin this comming nov. Sambawan Island then where going to Kalanggaman. Hope for your reply. Kudos to your blog, very helpful. Thanks 🙂

    • The only way I know is to take a flight to Cebu, then a fast craft to Ormoc City, Leyte. Or from Cebu, book flights either to Ormoc or Tacloban, then take a van to Naval, Biliran (for Sambawan) or Palompon (for Kalanggaman).

  1. Hi RJ! Do we need to make reservations first with Palompon Municipal prior to going to Kalanggaman Island? Thanks.

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