Davao Tours and Activities
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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Frequently asked questions
What is Davao City famous for?
Davao is located in the southern part of the Philippines and is known for its diverse culture, natural resources, and beautiful scenery. This major province is also the gateway to Samal Island, one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines. There are also a lot of things to do in Davao. A good example is exploring tourist sites such as the Philippine Eagle Center, Eden Nature Park & Resort, Malagos Garden Resort and Chocolate Museum, Crocodile Park, and the tallest mountain in the Philippines, Mount Apo.
When is the best time to visit Davao City?
The best time to take a flight to Davao and go on a Davao tour is during the dry season, which is from December to May. This is the time when the weather is generally sunny and ideal for outdoor activities. August is also a perfect time to go because of the Kadayawan Festival. No need to worry about activities to do in the city, as Davao has a lot of rainy season activities.
How long do Davao tours usually last?
The duration of Davao tours varies depending on the type of tour. A Davao city tour can last around 4-5 hours, while an island-hopping tour can last for a whole day.
How much does it cost to go on a Davao tour?
The cost of a one day tour in Davao City varies depending on the type of tour, duration, and inclusions. The price range can start from around $20 to $50 per person. It's best to check with Guide to the Philippines for specific details and pricing.
How much time should I spend in Davao?
If you’re exploring Davao City and planning to try a Samal Island hopping activity too, you can plan a trip for at least three days. But if you want to try more Davao activities, such as white water rafting in Davao, or have a staycation at a Davao hotel, plan for at least 5 days. You can opt to book a Davao tour package instead with Davao hotels or Samal Island resorts for a fuss-free experience.
What’s the best way to get around Davao City?
Can I rent a car in Davao?
Yes, there are car rental services in Davao, mostly centralized in the city center.
Can I customize my Davao tour itinerary?
Yes, Guide to the Philippines offers customizable itineraries based on your preferences and interests. It's best to inquire with them ahead of time to discuss your desired itinerary and any additional costs, especially if you’re also planning to visit other tourist spots in Mindanao.
Is Davao City safe?
Yes. Davao City is considered to be one of the safest places in the Philippines. Because there is still the threat of COVID-19, make sure to follow necessary precautions. Read more updates on our Philippine COVID-19 page.
What language is spoken in Davao?
Local speak in Cebuano, Tagalog, and English.
What should I bring on a Davao tour?
It's best to bring comfortable clothes, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, a water bottle, and a camera.