June 11, 2014


SOCKSARGEN - A laid back province, a foodie's haven (you must try their chicharong tilapia at Tiongson Arcade), and heart stopping zip line in Lake Sebu Falls. Tourist attraction.

We now have our Itinerary for our SOCKSARGEN Photo Safari Tour for  July 18-21 4D/3N (Friday to Monday) Falls on Tinalak Week Festival in lake Sebu.

DAY 1 - General Santos 
5:00 AM  -   Check in  at  NAIA Terminal 3 via PAL
6:55 AM  -   PAL Flt. PR453 departs
8:45 AM  -   Arrival @ Gen San
9:00 AM  -   Depart airport for Hotel
9:30 AM  -   Check-in Greenleaf Hotel (Green Leaf Hotel is one of the newest and four star hotel in  located in General Santos)
World Boxing Champ Manny  and Jinkee Paquiao's mansion.
Photography lecturer Mandy Navasero at Lake Sebu with Lopez Holdings' Annual Outing

10-11 AM -  Buffet breakfast
                  Visit Dr. Ruiz’ ancestral house on the way to lunch at Gan.

11:15 AM -  Depart for Isla Jardin del Mar, Sarangani (51-kms, 75-mins drive)
12:30 PM -  Arrive  Isla Jardin del Mar
                 2:00 PM-Enjoy beach
5:30 PM   -  Back to Gen San
7:00 PM   -  Dampa style dinner at Tiongson Arcade

MOMMY D in black graced our first dinner at Tiongson Arcade, Gen San.

Pako Salad (seaweed)

8:30PM    -  Call it a night at Greenleaf Hotel 

DAY 2 (Mar. 22):  Lake Sebu
6:00-7:00 AM    -  Buffet Breakfast
7:15 AM            - Depart for Lake Sebu (100-kms., 92-mins drive)
9:30 AM            - Sta. Cruz Mission School to visit T'nalak Weaving, Arts and Handicrafts Museum.  Buy souvenirs 

(Meet National Artist Be Lang Dulay)

National Artist Be Lang Dulay with Kate Navasero
Punta Isla Floating Restaurant at Lake Sebu
11:30 AM           - Proceed to Punta Isla Resort in Lake Sebu for lunch; the lake is famous for tilapia                               
1:00  PM            - Proceed to  the Seven Falls (15 mins drive)   

1:15  PM    - Walk to the First Falls: 'Hikong Alu'. It is the easiest falls to reach,  pathway is cemented and  has a view deck. Max. 15 mins walk.   

OPTIONAL:  Zipline.  The highest and most scenic among  all  ziplines in the Philippines.  You will see the grandeur of four waterfalls  as you cross the lush mountains of Lake Sebu. @P300.

4:00  PM   - Head back to Gen San. Eat at Polomoling  Fruit Stand, charge to your account. (mangosteen, durian, marang)

7:00  PM   - Dinner at Highlands
8:30  PM   - Call it a night 

DAY 3 -  Saranggani 
5-6  AM    -  Buffet breakfast
6:00 AM    -  Depart for Fish Port

What Gen San is known for

7:00 - 11AM  -  Activities begin earlier. You will see hawling of huge tuna fish from the boat, laid out on market tables, weighted and graded. * Must wear sneakers, long pants, shirts. No sandals, sando, tank tops or shorts.  Activities heavy between 6-8 am. Fish Port. Factory.  Shop for pasalubong.  Wear boots rented at P20/a pair included in package.
11:00 AM    - Depart for Saranggani.
12:00 PM     -  lunch on the way/5th Mountain Resort accessible by car. Zip line  and  cable car rides.  Drive back toGen San.
3:00 PM      -  Drive through the community where the mansion of Pacquiao is located.
4:30-6:30PM -  City Tour at the park of General Paulino Santos, Sunday Mass  at Voyage Chapel
7:00 PM    - Dinner at  Tiongson Arcade.
8:30 PM    - Call it a night at Greenleaf


The Mandy Navasero SOCSARGEN PHOTO SAFARI costs P35,000 per participant. This covers RT airfare, hotel twin sharing with buffet breakfast,  vans with tour guide, 4 breakfasts,  three (3) lunches and three (3) dinners,  venues of lunches and dinners vary according to their specialties.  Security for three days, entrance fees to Isla Jardin del Mar, and Lake Sebu Falls and CD of photos. Rented Grandia Toyota, etc. While on different destinations, Mandy Navasero will encourage a growing photographic experience by giving excellent tips on how to shoot portraiture, fashion, architectural, landscape and jumpology.
From Mandy, you will develop a sound understanding of the fundamentals of how professional photographs are made.

*Price is subject to change without prior notice

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