SARANGANI Dive Safari

Sarangani bay is one of the most beautiful bays in the country. It boasts of a 230 km coastline. It is home to yellow fin tuna, and even sperm whales, pilot whales, and dolphins. Also spotted in Sarangani bay are whale sharks and dugongs (sea cows).

Sarangani faces Celebes sea and is part of the coral triangle. It is a great place for scuba diving and even snorkelling.

This Labor Day, the first Sarangani Dive Safari will take place. With the effort of dive operators and the local government of Sarangani Province, dive groups will be able to see the different dive spots with ease.

The Dive Safari includes: 4 days and 3 nights triple/quad share accommodation, full board meals, unlimited dives, dive guide, tanks, and transfers from one site to another, plus a free tour! The best part it is promo rate of P15,000 all-in! 

This Is the best deal and the best way to unwind and enjoy on Labor Day weekend. For more information please email: gosaranganitravel@gmail.com or call 09215789279.

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Lemlunay means Paradise

Lemlunay is a  resort situated at the cliff of Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani Province overlooking the beautiful Sarangani Bay. It has Poolside, Ocean view, and garden rooms with an Infinity swimming pool and also dive facilities.

One can go on an introductory dive or complete a licensed open water dive course with PADI instructors. You may also take a group on a banana boat ride, or rent kayaks  or snorkel the house reefs! 

It’s a good place for seminars and meetings too! They have meeting venues for 10, 30 and up to a 100 pax.

However, one should not miss this easy Day Tour Package for a minimum of 4 pax. FOR P599/head it includes round trip transfers (Robinsons Gensan – Lemlunay- Gensan Malls), lunch, and use of the Infinity Pool, plus 20% discounts on any of the recreational activities in the resort! This is an awesome deal!

Contact Go Sarangani Travel at 083 5528015 or 09215789279 and book your Lemlunay vacation soon.

ATV FUN

It is no secret that ATV is one fun adventure. Riding on a 4×4 vehicle and going through all kinds of terrain. With it is getting splashed with water and mud and whole lot of shrieks and giggles.  Well, Sarangani now has ATV Adventure Tours available at 3DOE Farm, Malandag Trail, Lamlifew Trail and even as far as Sanchez Peak!

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Book your ATV Adventure with GO SARANGANI TRAVEL the official Booking Agent of 3DOE Farms.  You can enjoy ATV as low as P600 per head or take the Malandag trail for 1.5 hours for only P1,500. per person.

When you think of Adventure  in SOX — You definitely have a taste of it here in SARANGANI!

MUNATO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2016

Sarangani celebrates its founding Anniversary with Music, Arts, History, and loads of fun!  Here are the activities for those who want to join!

MunaTo Cultural Village presents the “Thread of Life” interactive show. It is a one hour show that will narrate the music and movement of the Sarangani Indigenous People as they celebrate different phases of  life.  This is a first of its kind in this region.  After the show, those who are interested to try the authentic Indigenous dishes, it will be served for as much as P100.  The show has 4 schedules a day (9 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM and 4PM).  You must book ahead of time because the show can only accommodate 80 people at a time!

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MunaTo will once again have different live museums – This includes the Looms and Beads Exhibit at the Kasfala Hall.  Take a view at live weaving, live embroidery, and also an exhibit of the works of our Indigenous Artists in Sarangani.

Another Museum worth seeing is the Wildlife Museum found at the  Environmental and Conservation Center.  See the underwater and upland exhibits and see the species found in Sarangani Bay and on the uplands of Sarangani Province.  This is a very interesting exhibit that is very educational. A must see!

There will also be the Sarangani Street Arts where 3D effects are great for photos.  There are several displays worthy for your social media uploads.

Fabli Guni is going to be a display of arts, crafts, and other agri products for sale!  You will enjoy shopping locally produced items here.  MunaTo Arcade is the area for commercial food and other booths . It is also a good place to cool off and eat!

Several Activities you need to witness are the following:

  1. Pearl of Sarangani (Nov 24)
  2. The Platform with Raffy Alunan, Gina Lopez, and Gen. Bato Dela Rosa (Nov 25)munato-2016-the-platform-poster-001
  3. Indonesian Performing Group (Nov 25)
  4. Sarangani Youth Night with Aiza Seguerra (Nov 25)

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6.Heritage and Craft Conferences (Nov 25 and Nov 26)

7.Street Dance Performance of JLC Trades School (Nov 25 & Nov 26)

8.Folk Dance Competition – National and IP Traditional (Nov 26)

9. IP Sports Tournaments (Nov 25 & Nov 26)

10.Grand Concert with Callalily

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Enjoy the 14th MunaTo festival and the 24th founding anniversary of Sarangani Province. Check here their schedule of activities for more information!

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NATIONAL PARAGLIDING FUN FLY

“SOX” or Soccsksargen is lucky to have 300 days a year for Paragliding flying making this the Paragliding Capital of the Philippines.  Maasim, Sarangani has hosted 2 International Paragliding Accuracy Competition and the Paragliding World Cup in 2014 and 2015.  This 2016, a new concept is brewing… Costume Fun Fly and it is going to gather all the paragliding pilots from all over the Philippines to create an Air Festival out of our  Sarangani skies.  This October 29-31, expect to see colorful costumes jump off the cliff of Safi Ranch. This is also an opportunity for you to try a paragliding tandem fly at a discount!

(Contact Go Sarangani Travel for details…)

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This National Paragliding Fun Fly will also have side events such as  Kiting clinics and also a Trick or Treat Fun!  It will be an awesome event to spectate and the best part is that it is absolutely free to watch.  So take your friends and your family!  Enjoy this super fun festival in the sky this October 29-31, 2016 in Sarangani.

 

 

Pacman Adventour 


Get up close and personal with Manny Pacquiao through a tour. See the streets where Manny Pacquiao started as a young boy selling “Pandesal” (a local bread). Enter his first dream house, see his hotel, and his wild card gym where he trains, and the church that he built…

Know his rags to riches story. See how God has touched his life and how he is blessing his community. This is a must-see tour when in General Santos.

Call and book this tour with Go Sarangani Travel at (083) 5528015 or (0912) 516 0301.

Tour is 3 hours and includes a Team Pacquiao Souvenir.

A new boutique hotel opens in Venue 88

By Mabuhay Road in General Santos City stands a popular convention/event center known as Venue 88 Resorts and Events Place. It has 4 halls that can hold events such as weddings, birthdays, corporate seminars, and conventions. The largest capacity holds up to 500 pax.

As of recent, the Salvador Family decided to expand their property with a 28 room boutique hotel. This compliments the needs of their convention site for accommodations. It is perfect to host your speakers and guests, even the brides of weddings!   

We are so happy to be invited to take a sneak peek of their new venture. This is a welcome addition to the growing MICE industry of Gensan.

   
   
Suite 88 even offers a Wheel chair friendly room on their ground floor making them one of the PWD friendliest hotel.  The classification of their hotel rooms are as follows:

  • Standard Single – P988
  • Standard Double – P1,488
  • Superior Twin – P1,488
  • Deluxe Room –  P2,488
  • Suite Room -P3,988

   

The place gives that feeling of serenity and fresh green gardens. The center lounge at the second floor is quaint with a modern country design. It’s definitely a photogenic hotel! 

   

  


The Suites are perfect for weddings or debuts. The dresser and it lights make it a perfect room for dressing a bride or debutant!       

Lastly the amenities include:

  • Hot and Cold shower
  • Free wifi
  • Free breakfast at Ghabriel’s Cafe
  • Free use of the swimming pool

    


For your convention and events, Go Sarangani Travel may assist you with bookings and planning your tour packages. Corporate team buildings we can also organize for you. 

Plan a visit or your event here email us at Gosaranganitravel@gmail.com

  

15 Reasons to Visit SOX

Living in SOX gives me the freedom to enjoy unpolluted air and skies, freshest catch from the sea at most reasonable prices, and drive highways without traffic jams with the beauty of nature as your scenery… Many say people they know who live in SOX look younger than their age.  It’s the quality of life in SOX.

There are endless adventures and experiences one can do in SOX.  Let us start with the TOP 15 reasons why you should visit SOX!  Check this video out 🙂

SOX is a great destination for kids!

You have been everywhere — Cebu, Bohol, Boracay, Palawan, and Davao — you are now wondering with all the seat sales online where should you go with your family for vacation — well let us recommend to you SOX (Soccsksargen)! In airline terms please book a flight to General Santos City. When you arrive in Gensan, let Go Sarangani Travel take care of your trip!

Your kids have probably studied the different regions in the Philippines and learned that wonderful tribal groups still exist. Yes, the Tboli and Blaans are very much alive in SOX. Learn more about their culture and their wonderful way of life… It’s absolutely unforgettable!

   

 

Nature is the best playground for the young. Get them disconnected from their gadgets and the Internet and see waterfalls! Take a zip line ride over the highest zip line in south east asia in Lake Sebu. Do a canopy walk in the forest or do reverse bungee jumps! It’s absolutely amazing!

    

   

Let them swim in clean beaches! If they are 8 years old, let them get a intro dive in Sarangani Bay!  They get to see Nemo (clown fish) and turtles and jacks — it’s absolutely awesome! 

   

 

Make them dip in rivers. Not many have the luxury of swimming and enjoying cold rivers on a hot summer day. But you can do this in Kiamba and Maitum in Sarangani. Even better if the kids get to try River tubing in New La Union Eco Park! It’s one full adventure and it is absolutely fun!

    

In SOX you can let kids see where food comes from! A farm tour is very educational. Getting to eat the produce of the farm is just a thrill for them. This is absolutely one-of-a-kind experience!  Go see pineapple, coconut, cacao or dragon fruit farms.  There are lots of options to see in SOX.

   

 

Oh and there is so much yet to discover here for you and your family! SOX is ready and with adventures that are too many to count.

For booking of SOX Tours and Hotel Packages contact:

  • GO SARANGANI TRAVEL 
  • Mobile Number: 09462474448
  • Email: Gosaranganitravel@gmail.com

Charming Kiamba

Kiamba is one of the oldest towns on the west side of Sarangani. It has one of the most beautiful sunsets to behold. This coastal town is also endowed with rivers, forests, and watersheds. Several waterfalls are the natural features of Kiamba. Let us lay out to your our recommendation when you visit Kiamba.

The charms of Kiamba:

1. Tuka beach – Made up of 4 coves, Tuka is a 15 minute boat ride from the Poblacion of Kiamba. The first 2 coves are marine sanctuaries that are perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling. On the third cove, is a beach open for the public with a minimum entrance fee and with open cottages and a few private rooms for rent. It’s a great place to  spend a retreat. It is also a favorite place to visit during the summer!

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2. Baywalk and plaza – The plaza of Kiamba is very quaint. The vibe of warm and neighborly people can be felt as you stroll the plaza. As you walk towards the coastline you will find Lourdes Park where a playground with a mini zoo is found. Also the Tourism Office and Tuka Booking Office is located there. A favorite of many visitors is the beautiful bridge that leads to the Baywalk. The beautifully designed bridge of Rain Ramas as commissioned by the Provincial Government of Sarangani is a highlight. This entire bay walk area facing the sea has several restaurants and is now a favorite hang out of locals.

3. Waterfalls – Kiamba is also known for their waterfalls. It would be great to see a waterfall circuit because this municipality has several to offer — Nalus, Bocay-il, Kawil are just the few that we are naming. There are lots more to discover. (photo taken from Ms. Balot Martinez, Municpal Administrator)

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4. New Beach Resorts –  As of recent, Kiamba just opened a new resort in Kayupo. This is the Princess del Leonor with around 28 rooms, swimming pool with slides, an upcoming convention center that can hold 700 guests, with open cottages at the beach front. It will be a wonderful area for team buildings, retreats, and seminars.  The owners are in the Fishing Business and now they have expanded to hotel and tourism.  This is a great addition to the charm of Kiamba.

If you wish to visit Kiamba, Go Sarangani can make arrangements for you.  Book with us at 09462474448.

We specialize on tours around General Santos City, Sarangani, Lake Sebu and South Cotabato. We are your premier SOX Tour Provider!