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Tour Overview

This 7-day Philippines tour uncovers the enchanting wonders of Bohol and Cebu. Begin in the bustling metropolis of Manila, where history and culture blend seamlessly. Journey to Bohol to witness the mesmerizing Chocolate Hills, encounter adorable tarsiers, and cruise the serene Loboc River.

Explore Cebu's highlands with scenic stops and gastronomic delights, then delve into Dumaguete's cultural treasures. This immersive adventure offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and vibrant city life, ensuring an unforgettable Philippine experience.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Discover Intramuros: Step into Manila's historic heart, Intramuros, to explore Spanish-era architecture, cobbled streets, and centuries-old churches.
  • Tarsier Encounter: Get up close with the world's tiniest primates at Bohol's Tarsier Sanctuary and learn about their unique behaviors.
  • Chocolate Hills Vista: Witness the surreal beauty of the Chocolate Hills, Bohol's iconic natural wonders, with over 1,000 cone-shaped hills.
  • Temple of Leah Views: Marvel at grand vistas of Cebu City from the Temple of Leah, a Greco-Roman-inspired architectural masterpiece.
  • Floral Paradise: Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colors at Sirao Flower Farm in Cebu's highlands.
  • Loboc River Cruise: Enjoy a leisurely lunch cruise down the serene Loboc River, surrounded by lush tropical greenery in Bohol.
  • Dumaguete's Cultural Gems: Explore Silliman University, visit the captivating Anthropology Museum, and experience local life at the Public Market.
  • Negrense Heritage: Discover Negros culture at Sidlakang Negros Village and choose between the charming towns of Valencia or Bacong in Dumaguete.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Manila! Upon your arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, your friendly guide and driver will be waiting to greet you. They will assist with your luggage and ensure a comfortable transfer to your chosen hotel in Manila. After checking in and freshening up, you'll have the rest of the day to relax or explore the city at your own pace.

    Recommended activities:

    Explore the historic district of Intramuros, where you can walk along cobblestone streets, visit ancient churches, and learn about the city's colonial history.

    Take a leisurely stroll in Rizal Park, a green oasis in the heart of Manila, and pay your respects at the Rizal Monument.

    Philippines Manila Rizal Park
    Rizal Park

    If you're interested in art and culture, consider visiting the National Museum Complex, which houses a rich collection of Philippine art and artifacts.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Manila

  2. After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your Manila hotel, it's time to embark on the next leg of your journey. You'll take a short flight to Bohol, an island paradise known for its natural beauty and unique attractions.

    Upon arrival at Tagbilaran Airport, your guide and driver will be there to warmly welcome you. They'll provide a smooth transfer to your selected hotel in Bohol. Once you've checked in, take some time to unwind, enjoy the hotel amenities, or explore the nearby area.

    Optional activity: In the afternoon, consider visiting the Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park, where you can try ziplining, explore hanging bridges, and admire the lush Bohol countryside.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Bohol

    Philippines Bohol Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park
    Try Ziplining in Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park

  3. Rise and shine! Today, you'll embark on a captivating tour of Bohol's picturesque countryside. Your first stop is Baclayon Church, a centuries-old Spanish-era church that showcases impressive architecture and historical significance.

    Philippines Bohol Baclayon Church
    Baclayon Church, a centuries-old Spanish-era church.

    Continue your journey to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary, a conservation area where you can observe the tiny, wide-eyed primates in their native surroundings.

    For lunch, you'll enjoy a delightful meal while cruising down the scenic Loboc River, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation.

    The tour then takes you through the enchanting Bilar Man-Made Forest, a serene and densely planted mahogany forest. Your day concludes with a visit to the iconic Chocolate Hills, a natural wonder of over a thousand perfectly cone-shaped hills that turn brown during the dry season, resembling chocolate kisses.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Bohol

    Philippines Bohol Chocolate Hills
    Chocolate Hills

  4. After a hearty breakfast at your Bohol hotel, it's time to board a ferry or boat at a nearby port and set sail for Cebu Island.

    Upon arrival at your destination, your guide will be there to greet you and provide transportation to your Cebu hotel.

    Philippines Cebu Island
    Cebu Island

    The remainder of the day is yours to spend at your leisure.

    Suggested activities: Taste the mouthwatering lechon (roast pig), a Cebu delicacy, and visit Museo Sugbo, a museum housed in a historic prison complex that traces the history of Cebu.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Cebu

  5. Today, you'll venture into the scenic highlands of Cebu for a day of exploration and breathtaking views. Your first destination is the Temple of Leah, a grandiose Greco-Roman-inspired structure with panoramic vistas of the city and the sea.

    Philippines Cebu Temple of Leah
    Temple of Leah

    Continue to the vibrant Sirao Flower Farm, a riot of colors with its various blooms. Capture picturesque photos in this garden paradise.

    The tour takes you to Tops Lookout, a viewpoint offering stunning vistas of Cebu City and the surrounding islands.

    We will pass by two renowned restaurants: Top of Cebu, where you can savor a delectable meal with a view, and La Vie in the Sky, known for its European-inspired cuisine.

    Conclude your day with a visit to Balay Sa Busay, a rustic restaurant with stunning hilltop views and delectable food.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Cebu

    Philippines Cebu Tops Lookout
    Enjoy stunning vistas of Cebu City from Tops Lookout

  6. After a leisurely breakfast, you'll board another boat, this time bound for Dumaguete. Upon arrival in Dumaguete, your guide will greet you and arrange transportation to your chosen hotel.

    Begin your city tour by visiting Silliman University, one of the Philippines' most prestigious institutions of higher learning. Explore the beautiful campus and learn about its cultural contributions.

    Philippines Silliman University
    Silliman University

    If it's a weekday, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Silliman University Anthropology Museum, which houses fascinating artifacts and exhibitions.

    Explore the bustling Public Market, where you can find local delicacies and handicrafts.

    Pay a visit to the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral, an architectural gem and a place of spiritual reflection.

    The tour continues with stops at the Provincial Capitol, the Ninoy Aquino Memorial Freedom Park, and the charming Claytown Pottery.

    Choose between visiting Valencia or Bacong, two towns that offer their own unique charm and attractions. Your day concludes with a visit to Sidlakang Negros Village, a showcase of Negrense culture and crafts.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Dumaguete

    Philippines Dumaguete Sidlakang Negros Village
    Sidlakang Negros Village

  7. Enjoy your last morning in Dumaguete at your own pace, perhaps with a leisurely breakfast at your hotel. Use your free time to pick up any last-minute souvenirs or simply relax and soak in the local atmosphere.

    After that, your driver will escort you to the airport back to Manila for your onward flight to your next destination or your journey back home.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guide services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Air tickets: Manila - Bohol and Dumaguete - Manila;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, and bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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