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“Took a chance and struck gold!”

Bisumi Tour & Services
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Basco
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We were literally just walking around Basco looking for a tour operator and I noticed some cool tricycles with a grass roof with the Bisumi logo on it. We found their tour office and opted for a 2 day compressed tour of the north, south and Sabtang Island.

Arbin was our tour guide for both days and we were so impressed by his professionalism and knowledge about the islands. He's very personable, friendly, punctual, patient, funny, and a great photographer. He was very caring and attentive to all his guests. The way he explained things really shows how much he loves his home and we really enjoyed learning about it. Pick up, lunch and drop off were all arranged. We had nothing to worry about. If there is a way to request him, do it. Otherwise book with them anyway. Everybody we dealt with was so nice. This was the best way to get the most of your Batanes trip. Dios mamajes Arbin and the Bisumi team!

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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Of you try to look for blogs about Batanes tours, you'll see that BISUMI is one of the most recommended tour operator in the province.

I booked 3 days tours with them and during my Batan and Sabtang tours the owner, Kuya Ryan was our tour driver! He was very humble and kind. Of course, Kuya Arbin our tour guide is the best! Kuya Arbin is just so selfless in what he does and you'll see how much he loves Batanes. I'm a solo traveller and he makes sure that I'll get to bring home good memories with me.

Their services are very satisfying from reservations to actual tour. Hope they'll get more popular in Batanes.

I promise to be back to explore Itbayat Island and hike the Mt.Iraya and ofcourse, still with BISUMI FAMILY!

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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Booked for tours for 3 days via trike cogon for 2 persons nort and south batan and sabtang island. Very affordable rates. The best thing was the service they will make you feel ar home in batanes. Thanks to kuya jomar our very helpful and informative tour guide.

2  Thank Andy B
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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

It started okay, they were prompt in responding emails although the messages were limited and to me were incomplete. The tour, the guide Juliet and the patient driver JV were all worth the money and time. So many things you learn and experience in Batanes which you may not be able to do without their assistance. To them, I give a thumbs up.

What disappointed me and hubby was when we were on our way home and they promised the roundtrip airport transfer. We were told the day before our departure that they will pick us up from our hotel between 530am to 600am. No one came and when we tried to call the mobile number they used in contacting us there was never a reply. Already nervous and irritated at 630am ( our flight was 755am! )we decided with the help of our hotel to contact a tricyle to bring us to the airport. It is such a pity that because of this, our memories of the tour and their services are gravely affected.

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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Seamless and prompt reply upon booking. The four of us opted for the private van tour which was excellent for our compressed two day tour. They arranged a pick up van for our airport transfer to our accomodation. Our tour started at 9:30am after our breakfast. The South Island Batanes tour guide was Patrick, he patiently and expertly answered all our questions during the first day tour. All the places we were driven to the first day was breathtakingly awesome except it was drizzling when we got to Marlboro Country. The set lunch was good but the main dish choices could be better at the local Ivatan restaurant. The second day of the tour comprised of the Sabtang Island Tour and the tour of the North. We started really early on this one, we were picked up at 6:15am and we proceeded directly to the port for our boat ride to Sabtang Island. We loved Sabtang Island, the stone houses,the nice but freezing beaches and of course the breathtaking views on the hills. Lunch was good at Wahaii Beach. We loved the Kamote Fries. The 25-minute boat ride was bearable even though the swell were big. After lunch in Sabtang, we explored the Northern part of Batanes. Our guide this time was Jonnard. He rendered excellent service and made our tour really comfortable and enjoyable. He took nice pictures of us in the sights and expertly guided us all throughout the tour. We requested for a coffee stop at Cafe De Tukon at Fundacion De Pacita before our last two stops for the day. Over all, two thumbs up for Bisumi Tours. Highly recommended when you want to go around Batanes. Our tour was Php 4500/person for the two day compressed tour including lunch and a private van.

2  Thank crew97
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