Laguna: Waterfall Quadrilogy

Looking for a waterfall chasing adventure that can be done in a whole day with an Php 800.00 budget or less? Look no further, here’s our itinerary and photos last Sunday DIY Trip to Laguna’s awesome waterfalls.

We were able to visit Talay Falls, Talay Hidden Falls, Hulugan Falls, and Cavinti Falls with a budget less than Php 800.00

Here’s our DIY Itinerary for which can serve as your guide if you are planning to have a DIY Trip too!

Suggested Itinerary:
0400 AM – Meet up DLTB Bus Buendia bound to Sta. Cruz 0500 AM – ETD to Sta. Cruz, Laguna
0800 AM – ETA to Sta. Cruz, Laguna
0900 AM – ETA to Bry San Salvador, Luisiana Laguna
0930 AM – Trek to Talay Falls
1000 AM – Hidden Falls
1200 PM – Lunch
0100 PM – Brgy captain house to logout
0130 PM – ETD to El Pueblo, Cavinti via Jeep
0200 PM – ETA to Cavinti Falls
0530 PM – Trike to bus terminal
0800 PM – MANILA

Total Expenses:
Php 140 – DLTB Buendia to Sta. Cruz, Laguna Php 30 – Sta. Cruz, Laguna to Brgy. San Salvador, Luisiana, Laguna
Php 10.00 – Registration/DENR Fee
Php 100.00 – Guide fee (Php 100.00 x 7pax = Php 700.00). Guide fee has no fix price, it really depends on you how much you are going to give to your guide. We’re considerate and awesome so we gave Php 100.00 each to our awesome guide Kuya Popoy.
Php 10.00 – Jeep to Cavinti-Luisiana Crossing from Brgy. San Salvador
Php 100.00/trike – Cavinti-Luisiana Crossing to Pueblo El Salvador, Cavinti (Can accommodate 4-5 px – Php 20.00 each)
Php 270.00/px – Entrance fee to Pueblo El Salvador, Cavinti. Inclusions are: Rappelling gears, Guide, Bamboo Rafting, Awesome Cavinti Falls…
Php 30.00/px – Additional guide fee. This is not required because they are paid by the Pueblo El Salvador already, though we still gave him additional cash because his work is not that easy, making sure that we are safe all though-out the duration of our trek. Be awesome, help local.
Php 100.00/trike – El Pueblo Salvador to Cavinti-Luisiana Crossing (Can accommodate 4-5 px – Php 20.00 each)
Php 20.00 – Jeep Cavinti-Luisiana Crossing to Sta. Cruz (HM Transport)
Php 140 – HM Transport Sta Cruz, Laguna to Shaw Boulevard (This is a Cubao route)
Total Budget/px
Php 800.00*

How to get there DIY Style
Ride a bus from DLTB Buendia bound to Sta. Cruz.
From Sta. Cruz ride a jeep going to Lucban, just tell the driver that you are going to San Salvador or Hulugan Falls, they already know it. Plus, you can also ride on top of the Jeep! (Just ask them if they can allow you to do top load, view is awesome!!) How to get to Cavinti Falls
Fortunately, we were able to ride a jeep to Sta. Cruz, and then we get of the trike terminal of Cavinti. Just let the driver know that you are going to Pueblo El Savador and he will will drop you off to the trike terminal there.
Ride a trike going to Pueblo El Salvador, they already know where that is. The trikes the we rode going there waited for us until 6PM, so we didn’t have any problem waiting for a ride back to the Trike terminal where we are going to ride a jeep going to Sta. Cruz That’s it Travel friends! If you have questions, feel free to comment your thoughts and suggestions!
Be awesome! Be-a-hero!

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