Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nature Trip: Mayon Volcano (Legazpi City, Albay)

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During the Feast of Peñafrancia, with the GMA 7 crew, I joined them in their trip to Legazpi City to see Mayon Volcano. I was lucky enough to be invited by Ms. Che Ingles, segment producer, to hitch with them instead of taking the bus.

Mt. Mayon is renowned as the “perfect cone” because of its almost symmetrically conical shape. It forms the northern boundary of Legazpi City. Left at the foot of the volcano is the Cagsawa Ruins. The latter was buried under lava during its eruption in 1814.

I was really amazed by the beauty of Mayon Volcano!

Travel Tips:
- You can get to Legazpi, Albay via air or land.
- Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific offer flights going to Legazpi City.
- Cagsawa and Philtranco also offer ride to Legazpi City.
- My preference is Cagsawa Bus Tours because of its comfy seats. The latter has terminals in Ermita (near Robinsons Place Manila) and Cubao (near Ali Mall).
- To reserve booking at Cagsawa Bus Tours, you may contact their ticket office at (632) 524 8704 or 0917 4815809/0917 6063918 (Ermita Office); (632) 913 4514/(632) 439 3787 or 0917 6063918 (Cubao Office).
- Philtranco terminal is located at EDSA Cor. Apello Cruz St. Pasay City, Metro Manila
- To reserve booking at Philtranco, you may contact their ticket office at (632) 851 8078-79 or visit
- Land travel time is 10-11 hrs.

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