Spend the day on a scenic getaway around Cebu’s historic sites and its beautiful landscapes. From significant historical attractions to vast flower fields on top of a mountain, this trip will take you around Mactan Island’s top destinations aboard a convenient ride.
The trip begins when your service picks you up from your accommodation. From there, you will head to your first stop, the Mactan Shrine. Known as the battle site of Mactan chieftain Lapu-Lapu and Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, Mactan Shrine features two important monuments – the Lapu-Lapu Shrine and Magellan’s Shrine. Lapu-Lapu’s Shrine is a monument featuring the Visayan Datu and the first Filipino hero while holding a sword and shield. Not far from here is Magellan’s Shrine, the site where the Datu killed the Portuguese explorer.
Afterward, you will be heading to Alegre Guitar Factory, home to the country’s world-class guitars. Enjoy strolling around the workshop and witnessing the guitar-making process before you stop over at Balay sa Busay for lunch. This cliffside restaurant serves delectable Filipino dishes that visitors can dig into as they take in the vast seascape in front of them.
After the meal, you will be moving to your next destination, the West 35 Eco Mountain Resort. Positioned on top of the mountainous Balamban, you get to witness a 360-degree view of nature from its viewing deck. You can also order snacks from the Eco Resort’s restaurant before making your way to your next stop, the Sirao Flower Farm. Commune with nature as you walk along rows of flowers and lush greenery.
You will end your day with a visit to the Temple of Leah. This lavish Greek-inspired temple is also known as Cebu’s “Taj Majal” because it was erected as a symbol of the owner’s undying love towards his late wife. Located on top of a hill in Busay, Cebu, this seven-story temple offers a fantastic view of Cebu City. You can also check out the museum, library, and antique collection inside the temple while admiring its extravagant design.
Discover the beauty and charm of Mactan Island with this whole day tour around its top attractions. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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