Discover the beauty of Mactan Island and Cebu City’s famous attractions with this whole day guided tour. If you’re a nature lover and a history buff visiting the island, then this trip is for you.
The tour begins after your service picks you up from your accommodation. From there, you will be heading towards your first stop, Mactan Shrine. The Mactan Shrine in Punta Engaño was where the Battle of Mactan took place during the 1500s. Here, you will see two important sites that serve as an important reminder of Cebu’s history: Lapu-Lapu’s monument and Magellan’s shrine. Lapu-Lapu’s monument is a 20-meter bronze statue that commemorates the first Philippine national hero, Lapu-Lapu, who opposed the forces of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer who introduced Catholicism in the country. Not far from this site is Magellan’s Shrine, a large memorial tower erected in 1866.
After learning about this historic place, you will be moving to Alegre Guitar Factory, where Mactan’s world-class handcrafted guitars are made. Have a quick tour around the factory before your stopover at the Balay sa Busay, a homey cliffside restaurant in Cebu, for your sumptuous lunch.
Right after the meal, you will make your way to West 35 Eco Mountain Resort. The resort boasts of a wide variety of flora and fauna and a 360-degree view of the Balamban mountains. You will see more of Cebu’s scenic countryside at your next stop, Sirao Flower Farm. One of Cebu’s most popular attractions, this flower farm on top of the mountain has a vast field full of lovely flowers and Instagrammable spots where you can take plenty of photos to your heart’s content.
Finally, you will be proceeding to the Temple of Leah to conclude your tour. Get a taste of Ancient Greece in this majestic temple that overlooks downtown Cebu. With its Doric columns, Greece-inspired statues and elaborate architecture, there’s no shortage of picture-perfect sights here.
Take on a memorable trip around Mactan Island and Cebu’s highlands with this full-day guided tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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