Join this tour to explore Mactan's iconic sights and learn about its history. Home to the birth of the Catholic religion in the country, this tour is perfect for pilgrims and those interested in culture and history.
Your guided tour starts when you’re picked up from your accommodation in Cebu City and driven to Mactan Island. Your guide will discuss the itinerary for the day as you make your way to your destination.
The first stop will be the Lapu-Lapu Shrine, a monument featuring the Visayan Datu and First Philippine Hero in his native costume with a sword on his right hand and a shield on his left. Pay homage to the first native who resisted the Imperial Spanish Colonization. Afterward, you will proceed to Magellan Shrine, the site where the Datu killed the Portuguese explorer under Spanish rule.
Next, you will pay a visit to the Virgen de la Regla Church. Home to the painting of Africa’s Nuestra Señor Virgen de Regla, also known as the Lady of the Rule, this site garners a healthy number of pilgrims for her miraculous powers of healing and protection. This important artwork is now stored at a special room at the back of the church where devotees line up to kiss or touch the Virgen as part of their “panaad” or devotion.
From the church, you will proceed to the local market where you can buy Cebuano food and goodies. Next, you will be taken to Alegre Guitar Factory, home to the country’s best guitar craftsmen. Cap off your day tour by shopping at the souvenir center to bring home some trinkets to remind you of this wonderful island.
Book this tour to explore Mactan’s rich history and culture. Check availability by choosing a date above.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.
- Wear comfortable shoes.