Explore historical landmarks and visit quaint local artisans with this half-day tour of Dumaguete that includes lunch, a tour guide, private transport service, and entrance fees to attractions. In this half-day tour, you’ll be visiting the city’s well-known attractions and step inside centuries-old churches dating back to the Spanish period.
Your first stop is at Silliman University, a private research university established in 1901 and the first American institution of higher learning in Asia. It houses the Silliman Anthropological Museum where several collections of rare archeological artifacts are displayed.
Afterward you’ll be heading toward the 780m long Rizal Boulevard with a view of the bay, which was named after the country’s national hero and was built in 1916. Nearby is the next stop, the Sta. Catalina de Alexandria Church and Belfry, the oldest stone church built in Negros that features beautiful architecture and intricately designed altarpieces inside.
The next part of your itinerary is a rolling tour of the public market and the area around the Ninoy Aquino Memorial Freedom Park. Located along a tree-lined park facing the sea, the park is a great place to unwind and bring the kids to play or jog near the fountains. Explore the Provincial Capitol building right around the corner before going to Claytown Pottery, where local shops selling handmade pottery are located.
You’ll then proceed to Forest Camp, a tropical-themed resort located near Valencia, and then head on to San Agustin Church, also known as Bacong Church. Founded in 1837, it has the tallest belfry in Negros Occidental, the oldest main altar and the oldest pipe organ in the region. After stepping into a centuries-old church, you'll visit the Cataal War Museum before heading on the Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage or NOAH, with local products using various Philippine gemstones, can be found. Lunch will be at Lab-as Seafoods, the perfect place to enjoy fresh local dishes that Dumaguete is known for.
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- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.