Davao Tours
Explore Davao's top tourist spots and discover why it’s called the Crown Jewel of Mindanao. Check out the Crocodile Park, taste Davao’s durian in the public markets, immerse in their rich culture at Kadayawan Village, and relax and unwind at Samal Island.

Davao Tours

Explore Davao's top tourist spots and discover why it’s called the Crown Jewel of Mindanao. Check out the Crocodile Park, taste Davao’s durian in the public markets, immerse in their rich culture at Kadayawan Village, and relax and unwind at Samal Island.
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Davao City Full-Day Weekday Sightseeing | With Transfers

Explore the romantic beauty of the crown jewel of the south with this sightseeing tour on the gorgeous coastal city of Davao. This is a splendid tour opportunity for visitors who want to explore the entirety of the town in just one day. To begin your trip, your tour vehicle will pick you up at your hotel, then take you to the Lon Wa Buddhist Temple. This temple is adorned by a wall made of Italian marble slab, giving it an aesthetic feel. From there, you will be stopping by the Puentespina Compound before heading to Magsaysay Park, where the Kadayawan village is located. Here, you will see the homes of eleven indigenous tribes and Moro groups, each one standing out with their unique and different architectural styles. Afterward, you will stop by the Magsaysay Fruitstand to purchase some fruits to take home. You will then have a running tour of Davao Chinatown. Being the only one of its kind in the city, this place is packed with lots of business establishments, including restaurants, banks, as well as Chinese themed malls and shopping centers. The tour van will take you next to San Pedro Cathedral. It is the city's oldest church and premiere historical landmark. When you get to the cathedral, you will notice the initial carvings of the statues of different saints that have been well-kept inside.  From the church, you will make your way to the building housing the City Council of Davao (Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Davao). Enjoy a quick photo-op here before you are whisked away to the People’s Park. What once a sporting and events venue, the park is now a favorite place of leisure and recreation for the locals.  Within walking distance from the park is the Pasalubong (souvenir) Center, a one-stop-shop for anything Davao-made. Here, you will see a variety of products, from handicrafts to local goodies. A must-visit store in the Pasalubong Center is the Cacao City Center, a one-stop-shop that is sure to satisfy your cravings for chocolate.  Depending on availability, you will also be taken to the Duterte’s House, the residence of President Rodrigo Duterte. While you may not be allowed inside the house itself, you are free to take plenty of photos in front of the building. A short trip away from the President’s residence is the Museo Dabawenyo, where you will learn both the history and the culture of the people of Davao. Here, several locals are featured in the museum, along with the town’s overall culture and traditions. Other places of interest you will be stopping by include the Durian Factory, Jack's Ridge, GAP Farm, Crocodile Park, K'tribu Mindanaon, and Butterfly Museum.  Get to know Davao City's pride on this marvelous sightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Samal Island Hopping Escapade | Davao Private Tour

Swim your worries away by joining this island-hopping excursion in Samal Island. Located in the Davao region, this private tour is perfect for anyone wanting to visit a world-renowned exotic paradise in a hassle-free way. Your tour begins when your driver picks you up at your accommodation in Davao City. Along with your guide who will inform you of the day’s activities, take your first photo at Wishing Island and pass by Pearl Farm Beach Resort. You'll then visit Samal Mariculture Park, A 244-hectare fish caging facility that was established to provide a livelihood for Davaoenos. This sustainable park is a place where you can learn about the fishing industry, and see the process up close and personal. You'll also drop by at Malipano Island, Diaz Island, Taklobo Sanctuary, and Dela Paz Island. Swim, snorkel or simply have a beach walk at the Starfish Sanctuary. After which you have the optional lunch on-board or visit one of Kaputian’s beach resorts and enjoy a classic sandbar experience. Lounge around the picnic area during lunch before your visit ends. It won’t be complete without photos, so take a lot of it as well to share with your friends and family back home. Before leaving, you’ll visit the Samal Coral Garden, one of the best tourist spots in Davao to see vibrant and gigantic corals under the sea. You’ll be given your free dive goggles or snorkeling equipment. Capture photos of the corals if you have an underwater camera with you. Enjoy the rest of the day before making your way back to your hotel. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Davao City Private Farm Tour | With Hotel Pickup & Dropoff

Experience the farm life in Davao City with this private tour around its best farms. This half-day excursion is perfect for backpackers looking for the quiet amidst the bustling city life of the Durian Capital of the Philippines. Your tour begins once your driver picks you up at your hotel in Davao City. Once you’re all settled, you will make your way to the Orchid Farm, located in the southeastern section of the city. You will see the Mt. Apo summit on the way to this part of the countryside.  Growing a variety of orchids such as mokara, vanda, and phalaenopsis, the Orchid Farm never fails to amaze its visitors. You will be touring around the garden upon your arrival, all while some instrumental music is played in the background. You will be passing by their screened flower dome that includes the country’s national flower, Waling Waling. Next, you’ll visit the Malagos Chocolate Museum. Here, you will be learning about the process of chocolate production and see the various artifacts used to create chocolate back in the days. They have interactive facilities, as well, that will make learning more fun for visitors. Buy the best cacao and chocolate products here before making your way to the Philippine Eagle Center, sitting only two kilometers from the museum.  The center features the national bird of the country, the Philippine Eagle. Due to the changes in their natural habitat, their species have become critically endangered, which is why an animal conservation place like the Philippine Eagle Center was created. There is a gift shop within the center, where guests can purchase souvenirs, and an audio-visual room, where guests can watch documentaries and educational videos about the Philippine Eagles.  From there, you will stop by the Davao’s Organic Farm, which promotes good health within the locals. They do not endorse synthetic fertilizers; instead, they promote the cultivation of organic herbs and vegetables. You will be taking your lunch first at a nearby restaurant then to the Dairy Farm to cap off your day. Have a quick photo-op here before you are taken back to your accommodation. Discover the natural beauty of the countryside of Davao City on this half-day private tour of its farms. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7 hours
Available:
All year
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Malagos Garden Resort Davao City Private Walking Tour | With Hotel Pickup & Dropoff

Take a guided walk around Malagos Garden Resort in Davao City on this private day tour. If you’re wanting to see another side of Davao through the eyes of the locals, then this excursion is just for you as the resort advocates the Farm-to-Table movement and is known for their efforts in wildlife preservation. After your guide picks you up at your accommodation in Davao City, you’ll make your way to Malagos Garden Resort, located in the heart of the town. Once you arrive here, you will stop by the Front Office for registrations before starting your walking tour with a visit to the Museo de Mariposa. Here, you will learn about the different butterfly species and their contribution to the ecology. From there, you will make your way to Mindanao Contemporary Art Gallery. Featuring an exhibition of works by the Father of Modern Filipino Sculpture, Napoleon Abueva, the art gallery is an ode to Mindanaoan culture. Learn about their history here and take some quick photos, as well before making your way to Bird Feeding Dome. Participate in the interactive session and learn more about the various bird species. Afterward, you’ll proceed to the Science Park. Featuring state-of-the-art facilities, you can appreciate physical science here, whether you’re a kid or an adult. The highlight of the tour is the Chocolate Museum. Inside, you will see some artifacts depicting the history of chocolate production, all while being treated to the smell of fresh cacao. You can opt to create your own chocolates bar in their interactive factory or purchase directly on the site. Enjoy the rest of the day trying out other activities, such as horseback riding, visiting a zen garden, and seeing animals in the petting zoo. Afterward, your driver will bring you back to your accommodation in Davao City. Have a fun-filled excursion in Davao City with this guided walking tour around Malagos Garden Resort. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Eden Nature Park Davao City Private Guided Shuttle Tour

Commune with nature and have an authentic Davao experience by visiting one of the most sought-out destinations in the Philippines, Eden Nature Park. This private shuttle tour is perfect for anyone looking for a day full of relaxation, recreational activities, and spectacular views. Your day begins when your assigned driver picks you up at your hotel accommodation in Davao City and drives you to Eden Nature Park, located at the southern end of the town. The park is actually a mountain resort sitting at 3,000 feet above sea level. It features varied recreational facilities and attractions appealing to visitors of all ages and interests.  Once you arrive at the park, you will be greeted by the park’s staff. They will be giving you a quick rundown and orientation before you begin exploring the whole vicinity aboard a guided shuttle. For 45 minutes, you will be taken on a quick tour of the 40-hectare park. See its numerous attractions and amenities and enjoy taking photos of the area.  You can then enjoy the park’s other facilities afterward, starting with the Indiana Jones area, where you can try the rides and roam around the playground. Visit the amphitheater, as well, which is like remnants of an ancient civilization. You will be able to take more stunning photos at the Rainbow Pass and see different kinds of birds when you visit their magical Bird Park. Likewise, Deer Park will introduce you to over thirty Philippine deer that reside in the area.  The Flower Garden is also worth visiting as it features abundant types of flora and fauna that make for a perfect backdrop for photos. Get in touch with Mother Nature more when you visit Lola’s Garden and the greenhouses that use state of the art Hydrophonic Technology. Feel free to try other recreational activities available in the park, as well, such as the skyrider, skycycle, sky swing, horseback riding, and many more for an additional price. Enjoy the rest of the day soaking in the serenity of the park before making your way back to your accommodation in Davao. Be surrounded by nature with this jam-packed adventure to Eden Nature Park in Davao City. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Davao Wildlife Private Friday Tour | With Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Walk on the wild side with this afternoon escapade around the animal-themed museums and parks in Davao City. Getting you up close and personal with the wildlife in the city, this private tour best appeals to animal lovers looking for an exciting but laid-back trip. Your driver will pick you up at your accommodation in Davao City and drive you straight to your first destination, the D’Bone Collector Museum. The natural museum sits in the southeastern section of the city and showcases various kinds of bones from different species around the world. With over 700 specimens, it’s no wonder it’s visited by locals and guests alike. Prepare to meet live animals next on your visit to Crocodile Park. A small zoo that doubles as a breeding park for crocodiles, the park now houses other species, such as birds, tigers, snakes, and goats, among others. There are interactive activities here, as well, including a crocodile feeding session and the Wildlife Encounter Interactive Show.   A short drive away from the park is the Butterfly House. Get fascinated with the butterflies swarming around the area and take loads of photos as souvenirs. You will also see other exotic animals here, including crickets, tarantulas, and scorpions. Less than two kilometers away from the Butterfly House is the Tribu K’Mindanawan Cultural Village. Highlighting the vibrant culture of the indigenous groups of Mindanao, the village showcases several houses made by the groups themselves. You will also be treated to a cultural performance, including some tribe dances and a fire show that will cap off your day with a bang. Along with tribal songs, the fire tricks performed are exceptional and spectacular to watch. Enjoy the rest of the day getting to known the locals before making your way back to your accommodation in Davao. Immerse yourself in the rich wildlife and culture of Davao City with this private afternoon wildlife tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Scuba Dive Davao Weekend Adventure | With Land & Boat Transfers

Learn the basics of scuba diving when you join this weekend excursion in Davao City. This one-of-a-kind tour is perfect for those wanting to explore the waters of the region under the supervision of a guide and wants to see the beauty of the region’s underwater paradise from a different perspective. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Davao City and take you to the activity area, where you’ll hop on an outrigger boat. Along the way to the diving spot, your divemaster will give you the rundown on the safety regulations, as well as basic instructions for diving. Once you feel comfortable, you will don your scuba equipment and make your way to the shallow waters with your divemaster. Get your underwater cameras ready as you explore Angel Cove, one of the most beautiful water destinations in Davao. Angel Cove is located in the northern end of Talikud Island, right beside the island of Samal. With its pristine white sand and deep, clear waters, it’s no wonder it became a popular dive spot for locals and visitors alike. If you opt not to dive, you can just lounge by the beach and enjoy the surrounding seascape. After your diving session, you’ll have your lunch at Babu Santa Beach Resort, located around two kilometers from the cove. This beach features unspoiled waters, powdery sand, and scenic views. Another prominent feature of the resort is the furniture in the area are made of indigenous materials, showcasing the true Davao identity. Make sure to appreciate the views of the beach, as well. Enjoy the rest of the day soaking up the sun before your driver drops you off at your hotel. Take a day off and explore the underwater paradise of Davao with this scuba diving adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Talikud Island Davao Weekend Shared Day Tour | With Boat Transfers

Discover the remote beauty of Davao by embarking on this island day tour to Talikud Island. Combined with exciting underwater activities, this shared excursion is perfect for all beach lovers and water enthusiasts.  After your driver picks you up at your accommodation in Davao, you’ll make your way to the activity area. You'll be given an orientation and briefing of the tour before hopping on an outrigger boat that will take you to the beautiful Talikud Island, located off the coast of Davao and right beside the island of Samal.  Upon arriving on the island, you will first enjoy a snorkeling session on the 150-hectare Coral Garden and Marine Reservation Park. Home to 53 out of 73 genera of corals, nine out of 13 species of seagrasses found in the Philippines, and about 250 species of aquarium fish, the Coral Garden is nothing short of a spectacular sight. You will be given enough time to soak in its splendor before you make your way to Angel’s Cove. Angel’s Cove, located on the northern tip of Talikud Island, is another popular diving and snorkeling site. Its name is derived from the phrase “haven for angels” because of its calm waves. With a visibility of 20 meters, this island is ideal for novice divers. Explore the depth of the aquamarine waters, swim with the fishes, and be amazed at the different kinds of corals below. You can also lounge by the beach and enjoy the panoramic seascape.  From there, you will be taken to Babusanta Beach, found around two kilometers from the cove. This beach is famous for its unspoiled waters, powdery sand, and scenic views, making it a must-visit tropical destination. What’s more unique about this place is that every cottage, chairs, and facilities in the area are made of indigenous materials, showcasing the Davao identity. It’s also a very good spot for snorkeling, so if you’re up for another round, then make sure to do it here. With its abundance of marine life, you’ll surely enjoy diving in its ethereal waters. If you’re up for a seafood lunch on board, make sure to tell your guide as they can prepare it for you at an additional fee. Get in touch with the beauty of nature and explore Talikud Island just off the coast of Davao. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Davao City Half-Day Weekday Sightseeing | WIth Transfers

See Davao’s main sights and landmarks in this half-day sightseeing excursion around the Durian Capital of the Philippines. Whether you’re visiting for a week or staying for a day, this tour is perfect for those who want to get the most of Davao in just half a day. Your driver will be picking you up at your accommodation within Davao City and take you straight to the Lon Wa Buddhist Temple. Built with a wall made of Italian marble slab, the temple makes for a perfect backdrop for your photos. From there, you will be having a quick stopover at the Puentespina Compound for more photo-ops before you make your way to the Kadayawan Village located inside Magsaysay Park. The village aims to immerse its visitors in the lives of the 11 ethnic tribes, such as Bagobo-Klata, Ata, Matigsalug, and Ovu Manovu, through a showcase of their tribal houses. You can witness their cultural dance while in the village. After exploring the village, you will be taken to the Magsaysay Fruitstand to buy some fresh fruits for you to take home. You will then be off on a running tour of Davao Chinatown. Just like the other Chinatowns of the country, this place features various Chinese restaurants and businesses you will surely enjoy. Some two kilometers from the Chinatown is the San Pedro Cathedral. Being the city's oldest church, San Pedro Cathedral also doubles as the city’s premier historical landmark. It features the initial carvings of the statues of different saints that have been well-kept inside.  From the church, you will make your way to the City Council of Davao (Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Davao) before you enjoy a stopover at the People’s Park. The site was transformed into a park from a sporting and events venue and now serves as a leisure and recreation space for the locals. Just a short walk away from the park is the Pasalubong (souvenir) Center. This one-stop-shop features anything Davao, from delicacies to handicrafts. One of the must-visit store here is the Cacao City Center, where you can get a taste of Davao-made chocolate and cacao products. While in here, make sure to buy souvenirs before getting dropped off at your accommodation. Enjoy your visit to one of the most beautiful cities in the Philippines by joining this family-friendly tour of Davao City. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7 hours
Available:
All year
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About Davao Tours

Explore the Crown Jewel of Mindanao with these Davao tours. Go island-hopping in Samal Island, visit the Philippine Eagle Center and Crocodile Park, go sightseeing in Eden Nature Park, taste chocolates at Malagos Chocolate Museum, or climb Mt. Apo.

1. What is Davao City famous for?

Davao City is popular for being the gateway to Samal Island. You can also explore tourist attractions within the city like the Philippine Eagle Center, Eden Nature Park, Malagos Garden Resort and Chocolate Museum, Crocodile Park, and the tallest mountain in the Philippines, Mt. Apo. 

2. When is the best time to visit Davao City? 

It’s best to explore Davao City during the dry and summer months from January to May. August is also a perfect time to go because of the Kadayawan Festival

3. Is Davao City safe?

Yes. Davao City is considered to be one of the safest places in the Philippines.

4. What language is spoken in Davao?

Local speak in Cebuano, Tagalog, and English.

5. How much time should I spend in Davao?

If you’re exploring Davao City and Samal Island only, you can plan a trip for at least three days. But if you want to explore more destinations in Davao Region, plan for at least 5 days.

6. What’s the best way to get around Davao City?

The primary transportation option in Davao City is the jeepney. There are also multicabs, buses, and tricycles. You can also hire taxicabs or rent a car. There are also guided tours with transfers for convenience.

7. Can I rent a car in Davao?

Yes, there are car rental services available in Davao, mostly centralized in the city center.