Leyte Tours
Rich in historical sites that date back to World War II, pristine white sand of Kalanggaman Island, and home to the iconic San Juanico Bridge. Discover Leyte with these tours.

Leyte Tours

Rich in historical sites that date back to World War II, pristine white sand of Kalanggaman Island, and home to the iconic San Juanico Bridge. Discover Leyte with these tours.
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Leyte Hinunangan Twin Island Hopping Tour with Lunch & Transfers from Tacloban

Discover the beauty of Southern Leyte’s unspoiled twin islands in Hinunangan with this island hopping tour from Tacloban. If serene beaches and picturesque landscapes are what you’re looking for, then this tour is for you. The tour begins after your driver picks you up from your accommodation in Tacloban. From there, you will be traveling to Hinunangan Bay, where you will be boarding a boat that will take you to the twin islands of Hinunangan. These two islands are called San Pablo and San Pedro and have transformed Southern Leyte from the rice granary of the province to a tourist destination.  You will first be taken to San Pablo Island, also known as Pong Gamay, and was formerly called “Cabugan Chico,” which means “small island.” You will fall in love with the island’s white sand beach and crystal blue waters. San Pablo also offers medium-sized waves perfect for skimboarding or surfing on the Pacific side. Make sure to try snorkeling or scuba diving while in San Pablo, as it boasts a vibrant marine life. Afterward, you can relax on the cottages or just lay under the sun while enjoying the serenity of the island. From there, you will be taken to San Pedro Island next.  Also known as Pong Dako and was formerly called “Cabugan Grande” which translates to “big island,” the island is popular for its view of the coral beach, lined by palm and breadfruit trees. The island has a rich biodiversity, with lots of rare birds and wildlife found within the vicinity. Spend the rest of your day lounging by the shore or dipping in the waters. Don’t forget to capture your memories and the beauty of these islands before heading back to Hinunagan Bay. Then, your driver will take you back to your accommodation in Tacloban. Prepare your swimsuits and don’t miss out on Hinunangan’s stunning twin islands, San Pablo and San Pedro, with this island hopping tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
14 hours
Available:
All year
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Leyte Sayahan Falls Day Tour with Lunch and Transfers from Ormoc City

Embark on a thrilling water adventure to the hidden Sayahan Falls in Leyte with this day tour from Ormoc City. Sayahan Falls is one of Leyte's top natural attractions and a favorite summer destination. If you love being up close and personal with nature, then this day trip is the perfect adventure for you. From the city proper of Ormoc, you will travel to Brgy. Gaas where the jumping point to the falls is located. The fall is hidden deep within the mountain of Sitio Maglahug. Upon arriving at the site, your guide will lead you to a trek up the falls. This would take around an hour or two, depending on your pace. While the trek might be a bit challenging, it will give you a glimpse of the local wildlife and the area’s unique terrain. Once you reach the falls, you will be welcomed by its refreshing atmosphere and cool waters. Thanks to Sayahan Falls' natural and unspoiled beauty, the area has quickly become an emerging tourist destination for nature lovers and trekkers.  It boasts clear, emerald green, and ice-cold water. It is made up of two layers of waterfalls but only the first one is open for swimming and wading. There is an open space near the first layer where guests can rest after the long trek, eat the complimentary packed lunch in picnic style, and relax with the breathtaking view of Sayahan Falls. After enjoying the falls, you will be led back to the jump-off point and be driven back to Ormoc City. Enjoy a day immersed in the lush beauty of Sayahan Falls in Leyte with this day tour from Ormoc City. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Leyte Canigao Island Day Tour with Lunch & Transfers from Ormoc

Embark on a family-friendly day trip to the powdery white sands of Canigao Island in Leyte with this day tour from Ormoc. With its lush vegetation and unspoiled marine life, the island is sure to capture the heart of beach lovers visiting Leyte.  After getting picked up from Ormoc City, you will be taken to the pier in the town of Matalom. Your boat ride will be waiting for you there. Once you’re settled with your life vests and personal belongings, you will sail through the sparkling sea towards Canigao Island. The island once served as the sanctuary of the local fishermen during their lazy days but in 2005, Canigao Island has been transformed into a summer destination.  This small island is mostly composed of greenery with its sides blanketed with white sandy beaches. The beach here is perfect for strolling and sunbathing, thanks to its powdery sands. If you went exploring, you will see an old lighthouse on the island, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Eastern Visayas at the top. From the top, you can see the neighboring islands from other regions like Camotes, Limasawa, Cagayan, and even Cebu. If you prefer being on the water and have brought your equipment, you could also go snorkeling and diving in its inviting waters. Canigao Island is home to a colorful coral bed and a thriving seagrass and anemones. Since there are anemones here, healthy and fat clownfishes are seen everywhere. There are also dozens of other fish in the area that you will encounter during your dive. However, make sure to ask your guide which spots are open for snorkeling and diving, as one area of this island is a protected marine sanctuary. Other water activities that guests can do near the shore include kayaking, jet skiing, and paddle boating, although you need to bring your own gear.  Although the island has been in the tourist destination list since 2005, the local government makes sure to preserve the natural beauty of the island and not overdo the development. That said, only basic facilities have been built on the island to cater to guests, like an information center, small treehouses, open cottages, and a few grilling stations. You will be served lunch on the island, as well.  Experience the undeveloped but well-kept beauty of Canigao Island in Leyte with this whole day trip. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Ormoc City Leyte Top Tourist Attractions Half-Day Tour with Transfers

Discover the top attractions of Ormoc City in Leyte on this guided half-day tour. You will enjoy the convenience of a transport service, as well as a complimentary lunch while visiting the top sights of Ormoc City from historical, cultural, and serene nature spots. Ormoc City is called “Beauty by the Bay”. It is a well-deserved title since this charming city faces the equally stunning Ormoc Bay.  Your tour will start once your driver picks you up from your accommodation in Ormoc City. As you make your way to your first stop, your tour guide will discuss with you the day's itinerary.  Located in the province of Leyte, Ormoc City is a captivating place that has preserved a part of the country’s history through its best spots. During this tour, you will get the chance to admire the beautiful seascape from the Ormoc Bayfront Walking Plaza.  Another tourist spot you will be visiting is the Puente de la Reina, which directly translates to “Bridge of the Queen”. This beautiful cobblestone bridge is a remnant of the Spanish colonization in the city. Known as the oldest bridge in Ormoc, it was completed in 1861. During the Spanish Era, the bridge served as a docking area for boats of traveling merchants. Just a few steps from Puente de la Reina is the old Ormoc City Hall. The old city hall now houses the Ormoc City Museum. Explore the museum and marvel at the Art Deco American Colonial architecture of the building. The museum is the perfect place to learn about the history and culture of Ormoc City. Other important historical landmarks you will be visiting are the World War II Veteran’s Park and Centennial Marker, and the Philippine-Japan Friendship Marker. These sites commemorate the events of the Japanese Occupation in the Philippines. You will also be stopping by the Flash Flood Memorial. This memorial features a sculpture that is built on the mass grave of the victims of the 1991 Flash Flood. Caused by Typhoon Oreng, the tragic flash flood devastated the city and took the lives of thousands. Be respectful as you walk around the memorial. You will also be driving past the JICA Flood Mitigation Project and River Wall, which was built to prevent history from repeating itself. As the Philippines' development partner, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has built four bridges and three dams to mitigate floods and landslides in Ormoc City.  Aside from monuments that look back on tragic events that the province has been through, Ormoc is also home to beautiful structures that highlight the city’s rich culture. One of which is the charming St. Peter and Paul Church. This church features Spanish architectural design.  Similar to other cities in the Philippines, there is always a venue dedicated to festivities and social events in Ormoc. You will visit the Ormoc Superdome, a big auditorium that can accommodate up to 5,000 people.  You will also be visiting a Pineapple Plantation or Farm since Ormoc City is quite known for being home to "Queen Pineapples". They are smaller than the usual pineapples but they're sweet and juicy.  Be captivated by the charm of Ormoc City as you visit its scenic spots on this half-day guided tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Leyte Lake Danao Day Tour with Lunch & Transfers from Ormoc

Escape to the famous Lake Danao in Leyte with this day tour from Ormoc City. Located on the eastern side of the city, Lake Danao is among the frequently visited attractions in the area. With its serene environment, calm and cold waters, and natural rock formations, it will appeal to visitors wanting to immerse themselves in a relaxing fun day out.  You will be picked up by a tour vehicle within Ormoc City and take you to Brgy. Lake Danao. While Lake Danao serves as one of the key tourist spots for those visiting the province, this 200-feet deep lake also serves as a source of potable water to at least seven towns in Eastern Leyte. The lake is positioned 700 meters above sea level where it lies on an altitude similar to the highlands of Tagaytay in Luzon. Because of this, the whole area of Lake Danao has a cooler temperature than the average Philippine temperature.  Upon arrival at the site, you will be greeted by a stunning view of the lake backdropped by the green mountain range in the distance. Lake Danao is the perfect destination to go swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, and even paddleboarding. There is also a view deck in the area, where one can enjoy a breathtaking, panoramic view of the peaceful guitar-shaped lake and the lush greenery around it. Make the experience in Lake Danao more memorable by availing of the floating cottage.  These cottages, inspired by the traditional nipa huts, are floating in the middle of the lake. Lunch will be served in one of these cottages. Once you’re done with lunch, you will be given enough time to spend the rest of the day however you like before you are driven back to Ormoc City.  Chill on this relaxing trip to Lake Danao in Leyte. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Leyte Cuatros Islas Island-Hopping with Lunch & Transfer from Ormoc

Explore the pristine islands of Leyte on this island hopping tour to Cuatros Islas from Ormoc. Cuatros Islas is composed of four islands namely Himokilan, Mahaba, Digyo, and Apid. This tour package already includes the entrance fees and lunch. It's perfect for beach-lovers who want to have the ultimate island-hopping experience in Leyte. Your tour will start once your driver picks you up from your accommodation in Ormoc City. Your tour guide will meet you at the dock and brief you on the day's itinerary. Afterward, hop on the boat and enjoy the cruise to Cuatros Islas. Your first stop will be Himokilan Island. It is the nearest island from mainland Leyte. You will be taken to the northeastern part of Himolikan. This part of the island is blessed with vibrant coral reefs, so make the most out of it by going snorkeling. The southwestern part, however, is a marine sanctuary where any water activity is prohibited.  Next up is Mahaba Island. Mahaba is a Filipino word that directly translates to “long”. Once you arrive on the island, you will see that it is an apt name because of its form. Mahaba is also a protected marine sanctuary. It boasts a stunning coral reef wall underneath its clear blue waters. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of sea turtles. There is also a sandbar where you can lounge in. You will next head to Digyo Island. This is the smallest island out of the four, but it is equally as beautiful as the others. Similar to the Mahaba and Himolikan, Digyo has a white sand beach and clear waters. You will also find small native cottages in Digyo Island, which makes it the perfect island to have your lunch in. Enjoy the complimentary lunch meal with a stunning view of the beach. Your last stop will be Apid Island. This island is home to a small fishing village. Apid also receives the least number of visitors since it is the farthest one from the mainland. Enjoy the less-crowded beach, and swim to your heart’s content. Take photos of this island paradise before wrapping up your island-hopping tour. Book this island-hopping tour and have an exciting beach trip to Cuatro Islas. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Ulot River Samar Extreme Boat Adventure | With Lunch & Transfers

Ride the rapids and prepare to get wet on this adrenaline-pumping Torpedo Extreme Boat Ride on Ulot River in Samar. If you are up for an extreme adventure while vacationing in the province, then this exciting activity is perfect for you.  The tour begins after your driver fetches you from your accommodation in Tacloban and takes you straight to Samar Island Natural Park. This 333,300-hectare protected area nestles several of the province’s popular landmarks, including Ulot River. Once you arrive at the drop-off site, you will stop by the registration booth, where you will be given safety gear, before you board your boat to begin your adventure. Each boat can carry a maximum of five guests, and together with you is a guide, a watchman, and the captain. The boat is motorized, making it steadily fast as it goes against the current of the river. If this is your first time trying this activity, no need to worry because as action-packed as this tour is, it is also very safe.  First, you will be navigating Ulot River, the longest river in Samar spanning 90 kilometers. Enjoy its astonishing biodiversity and lush, verdant forests lining the riverbanks. Marvel at the scenic view of the area while speeding along the calm waters of Ulot river.   After several kilometers of calmness comes to the rapids. Prepare yourself for a wet and wild adventure as your boat cuts through the green-hued river, where you will encounter splashes and strong bumps. The rage goes on until you reach Deni’s Point. Once you get there, you will be trekking the rock formations. Here, you can swim, do cliff diving, and take lots of pictures. The strong current of the river is what makes this part exciting. Make sure to try all the fun activities before heading back to the jump-off point. You will then get back on the road and be taken back to your accommodation. Prepare for an exciting boat ride on Ulot River in Samar with this guided day tour that will surely get your adrenaline pumping. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Lake Danao & Pineapple Plantation Leyte Day Tour | With Lunch

Get ready to enjoy the picturesque scenery of Ormoc City with this day trip to Lake Danao and Pineapple Plantation. If you’re looking for a laid-back and fun excursion while staying in the province of Leyte, then make sure to get this trip booked.  The tour begins after your driver picks you up within Tacloban and takes you to Ormoc City proper, where Lake Danao is situated. Lake Danao National Park is a protected area in Leyte. It is famous for its guitar-shaped lake, which is backdropped by lush forests and the Amandiwin mountain range. Upon arriving on the site, you will be given plenty of time to enjoy the cool atmosphere and swim around. There are also several other water activities offered here, such as kayaking, fishing, and boating. Boat rentals are readily available on the site. If you go exploring, make sure to visit the view deck, where you can see a panoramic vista of the entire lake.  Afterward, settle down and relax on the floating cottage while enjoying a sumptuous lunch. Right after your meal, you will be heading to the pineapple plantation. This is where you will witness the vast pineapple fields of Ormoc. With over 500 hectares of agricultural land in the area, around 200 hectares are dedicated to pineapple alone. Don’t forget to try their famous “Queen Pineapples,” freshly picked out from the plantation. They might be smaller in size, but every slice is sure to be sweet and juicy. Take Instagram worthy photos as you stroll around the plantation’s vast surroundings. You may also encounter some farmers working on the site. End the day relaxed as your driver safely takes you back to Tacloban. See Ormoc’s countryside attractions with this full-day tour to Lake Danao and Pineapple Plantation. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
11 hours
Available:
All year
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Lulugayan Falls Samar Day Tour | With Transfers from Tacloban

Be ready to get soaked on a day packed with water activities as you explore Lulugayan Falls in Samar. Nature lovers and thrill-seekers visiting the province will surely adore this exhilarating tour. After being picked up from Tacloban, your driver will take you Calbiga, Samar. The town is roughly 70 kilometers away, so feel free to enjoy the ride as you make your way around long winding roads backdropped with green hills and fruit plantations. Upon arrival at the town, you will register at the jump-off area before heading to Lulugayan Falls.  From the jump-off point, you will be trekking about a 740-meter trail. The trek is relatively easy to hike, and it will not take an hour before you reach the waterfall. Lulugayan Falls is not the widest nor the tallest waterfall in the country, but its magnificent cascading waters will surely capture your attention. In fact, it is popular among locals as a go-to place for family bondings and friendly get-togethers. The falls have been dubbed as the Mini Niagara Falls of the Visayas, mainly because of its resemblance to the famous falls in Canada.  Lulugayan’s multi-tiered falls provide a beautiful view for visitors, so don’t forget to take your photos with the cascading waters as your background. Its many pools provide a perfect respite from the heat, too. After taking photos, jump into the enticing, cool waters of Lulugayan Falls and feel free to swim around. Afterward, you may relax in the available picnic area. There are several huts and chairs for rent for visitors here who want to have a picnic. You will enjoy a relaxing lunch while admiring the view of the picturesque falls before going back to the jump-off point. After a fun-filled excursion, your driver will take you back to Tacloban. Witness the beauty of Lulugayan Falls in Samar with this full-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Sohoton Cave Samar Full-Day Tour | With Lunch and Transfers from Tacloban

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Sohoton Cave in Samar with this full-day tour to famed the national park. Complemented with a river cruise and cave spelunking, this guided cave tour will definitely appeal to nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike. The trip begins after your guide picks you up within Tacloban City and take you to the neighboring town of Basey, Samar. While on your way, you will get a glimpse of the area’s untainted natural surroundings.  Once you arrive in the Sohoton Visitor Center and Eco Lodge, you will first register and undergo a quick orientation about the natural park and the activity ahead. Afterward, you will board a boat for the river cruise towards Sohoton Cave.  Located at the southern part of the Samar Island Natural Park, Sohoton Cave is a protected area and tourist attraction that boasts of many natural wonders. It covers a total land area of 841 hectares and is known for its geographical beauty characterized by its winding caves, limestone formations, subterranean rivers, verdant forest, and natural stone bridge. To get to the cave, you will cruise along the Kadak-an River. This scenic waterway is lined by lush greenery and greenish waters that turn to brown during the rainy season. After admiring the natural wonders of the Kadak-an river, the views will change to limestone cliffs as you approach Panhulugan Cliff. Panhulugan takes its name from the Tagalog word “hulog” meaning “drop,” referring to the time in history when Filipino Guerillas would drop large stones on unwanted guests along the river. From there, you will proceed to Sohoton Cave and Natural Bridge Park. Along the way, you will pass by musicians that entertain tourists with Waray songs. Sohoton Cave and Natural Bridge Park is composed of three different caves, the Sohoton Cave, Panhulugan Cave I, and Panhulugan Cave II. These natural wonders are fun to explore because of its unique limestone formations. Use your imagination and try to identify the cluster of stalagmites inside. After exploring the caves, you will kayak your way to Sohoton Natural Bridge, a massive forested rock formation connecting two mountain ridges. Enjoy swimming and taking lots of pictures in the area before making your way back to the jump-off site. Explore the marvelous natural wonders of Sohoton Cave in Samar with this guided tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Tacloban City Highlights Private Half-Day Tour

Make the most out of your stay in Tacloban City with this half-day sightseeing tour. This trip is perfect for travelers who want to immerse themselves in the city’s best tourist spots upon arriving at the province. Your tour begins when you are picked up within Tacloban City. You will then travel to your first destination, the Sto. Niño Shrine and Museum. One of the most iconic spots in the city, this historical shrine and museum is known to house a vast collection of art pieces and artifacts dating back to the Marcos regime. From there, you will proceed to MacArthur Landing Memorial Park, where life-sized statues are located to commemorate the landing of former US General Douglas MacArthur. Learn about the historical significance of this landmark before moving to San Juanico Bridge. It is said to be the longest bridge in the Philippines that stretches from Samar to Leyte across the San Juanico Strait.  About ten kilometers from the bridge is the Eva Jocelyn Shrine, a memorial built in remembrance of the people who died during Typhoon Yolanda in 2013. M/V Eva Jocelyn was a part of the shipwreck that ran aground in Tacloban, killing the residents of the area. After paying your respects, you will be heading to Sto. Niño Church. Sto. Niño is the patron saint of Tacloban City, and this church is home to the miraculous image of the Senyor Santo Niño.  You will also be visiting the Tacloban City Hall for photos before making your way to the Leyte Provincial Capitol, the seat of power in the province. This historic building in Tacloban was once the location of the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines. From there, you will drop by the Tacloban Astrodome, also known as the Tacloban Convention Center, an indoor arena with a seating capacity of 4,500. Before heading home, you will be stopping by the Pasalubong Center to buy souvenirs and delicacies. Enjoy a hassle-free excursion around the iconic landmarks of Tacloban City with this half-day sightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Cuatros Islas Leyte Island Hopping | With Lunch & Boat Transfer

Sail through the sea and experience the beauty of Cuatros Islas in Leyte. If you fancy spending a day under the sun and getting tanned on the beach, then this shared island-hopping tour is the perfect option for you. The tour begins after your guide picks you up within Tacloban City and takes you to the town of Inopacan. This is where you will be transferred to a boat going to the beautiful islands of Cuatros Islas. Cuatros Islas, which translates to “four islands” in Spanish, is composed of four beautiful islands off the coast of the municipalities of Inopacan and Hindang. Once one of Leyte’s many underrated charms, Cuatro Islas is now a rising island destination for beach lovers. Your first stop will be Himokilan Island, the only island in the group that is under the rule of the municipality of Hindang. This is also considered the largest of the four islands and is marked by a hat-shaped hill, turquoise waters, and white sand. While on the island, you can go for a quick dip or trek up the hilly terrains. From there, you will make your way to Mahaba Island. The island is elongated in shape and features lush verdant forest, rock formations, and white sand beach. Make sure to take plenty of photos by the rocks and enjoy swimming in its clear blue waters. You can also lounge on its long stretch of powdery white sand.  Next is Apid Island, a fishing village that is also known for its mat weaving industry. It is the most populated island in the group and the second biggest, as well. When you go strolling around the island, you will find plenty of women weaving mat under the cool shade of breadfruit trees. There are also souvenir stalls in the area run by the local community.  You will cap off your tour with a visit to Digyo Island, the smallest among the four and sits just across Apid Island. Its name actually translates to “small” in the Cebuano dialect. Digyo boasts of a beautiful sandbar, where you can stroll around and enjoy the panoramic open sea. Visitors are also treated to a gorgeous view of palm trees and white sugary sand. You can also go snorkeling here as the waters are calm and inviting.  See the beautiful beaches of Cuatros Islas of Leyte on this shared day trip. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
15 hours
Available:
All year
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Sambawan Island Leyte Full-Day Tour | With Lunch & Boat Transfers

Pack your sunblock and prepare to explore the stunning Sambawan Island, hidden in the town of Biliran, Leyte. This shared day trip is perfect for travelers who love off-the-beaten-path places and unique beach destinations.  After your guide picks you up within Tacloban City, you will be taken to Naval Port. The tour boat will be waiting for you here. Once you arrive at the site and geared up with your life vest, you will sail through the sea to Maripipi Island. From there, you will be traveling to Barangay Ol-og to transfer to another boat going to Sambawan Island.  Known as Biliran’s little paradise, Sambawan is a small inhabited island located west of Maripipi Municipality in Leyte. What makes this destination unique is its interconnected islets, which dot across the sea. This picturesque island also features a semi-curved beach with soaring rock formations. Among the interconnecting landmasses, Sambawan has two main islands, both of which have rocky and hilly terrains.  Upon arriving on the island, you will be rewarded with tree-lined shores and turquoise blue waters. Hike on top of the hill, going to the watchtower and marvel at the panoramic view of the ocean with the neighboring islands of Maripipi, Biliran, Samar, Leyte, and Masbate on the background. For campers on the island, the watchtower is perfect for watching the sunrise or sunset. Don’t forget to take pictures of the stunning scenery. Aside from going on a sightseeing escapade, you may also try other water activities, including kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Sambawan Island is a popular dive site, and its marine sanctuary is full of thriving underwater world. It has an extensive wealth of corals and various fish species. Enjoy a delicious lunch by the beach while admiring the serenity and beauty of the place. Before the day ends, you will be returning to Naval Port, where your guide will safely take you back to Tacloban. Discover the beauty of Sambawan Island in Leyte with this shared tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
15 hours
Available:
All year
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Kalanggaman Island Leyte Day Tour | With Lunch and Boat Transfer

Witness the untainted beauty of Kalanggaman Island in Leyte with this shared day tour. This trip appeals to beach lovers and adventure-seekers who look forward to enjoying the beach scene without that much crowd.  From Tacloban City, you will make your way to the town of Palompon, where you will be transferred to a boat. The ride will give you a glimpse of the vibrant seascape of the area, so make sure to take plenty of photos while on the way to Kalanggaman Island.  Derived from the word “langgam,” which translates to “bird” in the Cebuano dialect, Kalanggaman Island got its name because of its peculiar shape. When viewed from above, the island looks much like a bird in flight. Apart from its unique shape, the island has been slowly turning into a beach destination thanks to its turquoise blue waters and long sandbars from both sides of the island. Upon arrival on the island, you will be welcomed by its gorgeous white sand beach lined with numerous palm trees. The sandbar is best viewed in the morning so make sure that you’re up and early. Enjoy walking along the stretch of white sand before taking a dip in the island’s pristine waters. Feel free to roam around the vicinity before enjoying a picnic-style lunch by the beach. Aside from swimming, you may also try the other activities available in the island, such as kayaking and snorkeling. Banana boats and jet skis are also available for rent. Kalanggaman Island is not only beautiful from above, but it is also rich in marine biodiversity. Because of its calm waters, it is easy to explore underwater where you will witness an abundance of corals, marine life, and varieties of fish. Before the day ends, you will be riding a boat back to Palompon Port.  See firsthand what Kalanggaman Island has to offer with this shared day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
15 hours
Available:
All year
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Sambawan Island Biliran Day Tour | With Lunch and Boat Transfers

Wear your swimsuits and pack your sunscreen in this family-friendly tour at Sambawan Island in Biliran. This escapade is perfect if you’re looking for an island that can accommodate your much needed solitary wandering. After your driver picks you up from your hotel, you will arrive at the Naval Port, where you will be transferred to a boat. Once you’re all set, you will then set sail to the beautiful Sambawan Island, just off the coast of the municipality of Maripipi. Enjoy the cool breeze and the different virgin islets dotting the horizon on your way to your destination. Upon docking on the island, you will be mesmerized by its clear and crystal water and white sand beach. Considered as one of the best diving destinations in the country, Sambawan is home to rich marine biodiversity, making it suitable for snorkeling and diving. Swim with the different fishes and explore the coral reefs underwater, all while snapping away pictures with your underwater camera.  After having your fill of the water activities, feel free to sunbathe and chill by the beach. The vibe of the island offers perfect isolation from the buzz and fuzz in the metro. You can also walk along the fine white sand as you explore the entirety of Sambawan, including the nesting area for Hawksbill Turtles. Some parts of the island are protected areas set by the locals for the nesting area of these animals. Soon, these protected eggs will hatch and return to the sea. With the help of the locals, there’s a higher chance of survival for these turtles. If you’re up for a more exciting time inland, go trekking in one of the hills to catch sight of the magnificent view of the surrounding seascape. Take a photo of this postcard-worthy view and snap some selfies, as well. At the end of the day, you will be brought back to the mainland. Experience the beauty of island life in Sambawan Island in Biliran with this guided day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
14 hours
Available:
All year
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Balangiga Bells Samar and Tacloban City Tour | With Lunch

Get introduced to the iconic Balangiga Bells of Samar and the must-see landmarks of Tacloban City on this guided day tour. Taking you to two islands in one day, this private combination tour is perfect for those who want to get the best of their Eastern Visayas trip. Your tour will start when your driver picks you up from your accommodation in Leyte and drives you to your first destination, the San Lorenzo de Martyr Church. Also known as St. Lawrence the Martyr Church, the church houses the famous Balangiga Bells. These historical relics are the new attractions in town after it was returned to Balangiga in December 2018 after 117 years in America. The three bells are now considered as a national treasure but in 1901, they were used as an instrument in the war between the Philippines and America. Get to know the bravery of the Samareños while on the site.  Head next to Tacloban City to get the best views of the town and be charmed by the rich culture of the place. Visit the famous San Juanico Bridge dubbed as the longest bridge in the Philippines, which connects the provinces of Samar and Leyte. Admire its beautiful architecture and take a picture of the panoramic view you’ll get from the place. Your next stop is the MV Jocelyn Shipwreck. This was originally a cargo ship before the 2013 Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) washed it ashore, killing many. It is now a memorial dedicated to the lives it took that day.   Around three kilometers from the shipwreck is the Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Park, where you will find luxurious facilities, including a grand ballroom, dining hall, and glamorous furniture, among others. From there, you will make your way to the Astrodome for some photo-ops before you head to the Yolanda Memorial Monument in Sagkahan. Similar to the MV Jocelyn Shipwreck, this marker is erected as a remembrance of the devastating typhoon. Not far from the memorial is the MacArthur Landing Memorial Park. It sits at the Red Beach in Palo, a small town close to Tacloban, and serves as a tribute to the American-Filipino alliance. After some photo-ops here, you will head downtown for a running tour around the City Hall, Provincial Capitol, Divine Word Hospital and Divine Word University,  UP Tacloban, and the Magsaysay Blvd.  Appreciate the history of Eastern Samar and the culture of Leyte with this day tour of Balangiga Bells and Tacloban City. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Balangiga Bells Samar Day Tour | With Lunch and Land Transfers

Learn about the rich history of Eastern Samar as you go sightseeing to the famous Balangiga Bells. If you’re a history enthusiast, this popular attraction should be on your next travel list when you go to Eastern Visayas. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Leyte and take you to San Lorenzo de Martir Church in the town of Balangiga. Also known as the St. Lawrence the Martyr Church, this newly repaired place of worship was extremely hit by the super typhoon Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan) in 2013, completely destroying the exterior facade of the church. The church is home to the famous Balangiga Bells. Considered as a national treasure that symbolizes the freedom and resistance of Filipinos, the Balangiga Bells became a resounding topic in 2018 when it finally returned to its hometown in Balangiga, Eastern Samar after 117 years. The bells were taken by American soldiers as their war trophies during the Philippine-American war in 1901. Before its return to the country, two of the bells were previously installed in a US military base in Wyoming, a western state in America; and the other one is in a US military base in South Korea. Now, the return of the historical relics symbolizes the strong bilateral relations between the two countries. Upon arrival at the church, you will be greeted by the three metal bells, each between 23 inches and 30 inches tall. As you pace around the church, you will learn about the story behind these artifacts and how these were used as instruments of war. Pay a tribute to the Samarenos who fought bravely during the war and feel free to explore the insides of the church, as well.  Apart from the bells, the church also hosts one of the sculptures made by the Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture and National Artist, Napoleon Abueva. Take a photo with the sculpture before heading back home. Appreciate one of the national treasures of the Philippines with this day tour to Balangiga Bells in Samar. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Sohoton Cave and Balangiga Bells Samar Day Tour | With Lunch

Paddle your way through a river and see a beautiful cave on this tour of Sohoton that's combined with a visit to Balangiga Bells. For those who want to make the most of their limited time in Samar, this day trip to the two popular destinations is perfect for you.  The tour will start when you are picked up from your accommodation in Tacloban City and taken to the drop-off point. From there, you will board a boat for a cruise through Sohoton River. Along the way, you will be stopping by the historic Panhulugan Cliff. The cliff is known as a vital part of history, where Filipino guerillas would drop large stones on unwanted guests along the river. It has great views, too, so make sure to take a lot of pictures. You will then proceed to Sohoton Cave and Natural Bridge Park. There, you'll see different rock formations inside three caves: Sohoton Cave, Panhulugan Cave I, and Panhulugan Cave II. Some of these caves were used as guerilla hideouts and burial sites back in the days.  After exploring the caves, kayak your way around the river and to the Natural Bridge, a massive stone connecting two mountain ridges. Feel free to swim all you want here and have a sumptuous lunch with a view of the river and the lush jungle. Once you get back on the road, you will proceed to Balangiga Bells.  The bells are located at the San Lorenzo de Martir Church. These three historic bells have been recently returned to their hometown after being taken by American soldiers in the 1900s. The return of the bells symbolizes the strong Philippine-American relations to date. Apart from the bells, the church is also home to a brass monument made by National Artist for Sculpture, Napoleon Abueva.  Get introduced to Samar’s two iconic destinations, Sohoton Cave and Balangiga Bells on this day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Leyte Hinunangan Twin Private Island Hopping Tour with Lunch & Transfers from Tacloban

Dive into the crystal clear waters of the unspoiled Twin Islands of Hinunangan, Southern Leyte: San Pablo and San Pedro with this private island hopping tour from Tacloban. This tour is best for nature lovers who love pristine beaches, rich marine life, and amazing views of the sea. Your transfer will pick you up at your accommodation in Tacloban City and take you to the port. From there, you will be boarding a boat and setting sail to your first destination, San Pablo Island. Also referred to as Pong Gamay, San Pablo Island is best known for its 12-meter deep lagoon referred to as Lelang Lagoon. The lagoon makes for the perfect first plunge to beat the heat. Chill by the lagoon for a few moments before you go snorkeling by the beach.  San Pablo Island boasts an abundant number of colorful tropical fish and healthy corals so expect to see a vibrant display underneath the water surface. Get up close and personal with them and take a few snaps for souvenirs. Enjoy the medium-sized waves of the island by skimboarding or surfing. If you want a more chill activity, you can walk along the shore and sunbathe all you want before heading to San Pedro Island.  San Pedro Island is much larger than the first one and has rich marine biodiversity and unspoiled beaches, as well. Feel free to jump off the diving dock on the island and make sure to take plenty of photos. You will enjoy a hearty lunch by the beach here. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the views. Afterward, you will make your way back to the mainland and be taken back to your hotel in Tacloban.  Enjoy the quiet island life for a day with this private island hopping tour of Leyte's Twin Islands in Hinunangan, San Pablo and San Pedro Islands. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
14 hours
Available:
All year
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Canigao Island Leyte Day Tour | With Lunch and Boat Transfers

Experience the island life for a day with this one-of-a-kind tour of the stunning Canigao Island in the heart of Matalom, Leyte. This tour best appeals to backpackers looking for a secluded island for your private getaway. The driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Leyte and take you straight to Matalom port, where you will be transferred to a boat. From there, you will set sail to Canigao Island, known as the fishermen’s sanctuary. The island is popular for its scenic coral reef areas, as well as its white sand beach and amazing rock formation.  Once you dock on the island, feel free to stroll along the white powdery island and soak in the beauty of the surrounding seascape. You can also set up a hammock between the palm trees or sunbathe by the shore as you listen to the soothing sound of the waves. Swimming and snorkeling are also highly encouraged. Bring out your snorkeling gear and explore the extensive coral reefs and tropical marine wildlife just less than a hundred yards off the shore. Since the island is placed under nature protection, it makes it a suitable location to find unpolluted scenery with abundant marine life.  If you’re done exploring the waters of Canigao, get closer to nature as you explore the hiking trail of the island leading to its secluded sandbar. In the middle of the island, you will find one of the oldest lighthouses in Leyte. Climb the lighthouse to have a panoramic view of the whole Eastern Visayas. Cap off your day tour by watching the sunset by the beach. Take a lot of photos as this island offers the best view by this time. You will then be taken back to the mainland and dropped off at your hotel. Appreciate the beauty of Leyte’s secluded island on this private tour to Canigao Island. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
14 hours
Available:
All year
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Cuatro Islas Island Hopping & 16,000 Blossoms Leyte Day Tour | With Lunch

Discover the many wonders of Leyte on this island-hopping tour of Cuatros Islas and sightseeing of 16,000 Blossoms. If you are craving for both land and water adventure, then this private excursion is just for you.  After being picked up from your accommodation in Leyte, you will arrive at the port in time for your departure to the Cuatros Islas (“Four Islands” in Spanish). This group of islands, composed of Apid, Digyo, Mahaba, and Himokilan, belongs to two different municipalities, Inopacan and Hindang.  You will first be taken to Mahaba Island. As its name suggests, Mahaba Island has a nice long stretch of powdery white sand beach and remarkably clear and crystalline water. Once you arrive here, you will be welcomed by the long sandbar and stunning rock formations, making for a perfect backdrop for photos. Put on your snorkeling gear and enjoy the thriving marine sanctuary below, as well. If you’re lucky, you might see some of the local sea turtles here.  From there, you will be heading to Apid Island. Considered as the most populated island in the group, Apid is a fishing village, where you can immerse yourself in the locals’ culture and way of living. Buy fresh fish and souvenirs or learn pandan stripping and mat weaving from the locals themselves. If you want more adventures, you can also trek in this island. Head to Digyo Island next. This island is best known for its sandbar that stretches about 50 meters. Go sunbathing in its white powdery sands or explore the island’s turtle nesting site. You can also enjoy snorkeling and reef diving here. Lunch will be served in Digyo before you head over to Himokilan Island.  Known to be one of the richest reefs in the region, Himokilan Island is a marine sanctuary, making it perfect for diving, snorkeling, and swimming. Feel free to go on a nature trekking and cave adventure around the island, as well. You will then head back to mainland Leyte to cap off your day with a visit to 16,000 Blossoms. Go around Leyte’s mountain-top garden and take photos of the 16,000 red and white LED lights forming the phrases “I love Baybay.” Appreciate the beauty of Leyte on this island hopping tour to Cuatros Islas with a side trip to 16,000 Blossoms. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
14 hours
Available:
All year
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Kalanggaman Sandbar Leyte Day Tour | With Lunch & Boat Transfers

Get ready for a whole-day getaway on a postcard-perfect island located in the Province of Leyte. This private tour in Kalanggaman Island is perfect for those looking to spend a sunny day of swimming and sunbathing away from the bustling city.  After being picked up from your accommodation in Leyte, you will hop on a boat that will take you straight to Kalanggaman Island. This gem is located off the coast of the municipality of Palompon and was declared a marine sanctuary since 2009. It is said that Kalanggaman Island is named after “langgam,” a Cebuano word for birds since according to locals, it resembles the shape of a bird when viewed above. Aside from this, the island used to be a home for migratory birds many years ago, which makes the name even more fitting. On your boat ride to the island, you will get a glimpse of the waving palm trees and fine white sand at the center of the turquoise water of Leyte. Once you arrive here, you will be greeted by a long stretch of white sandbar. You can walk along sandbar stretching on both sides of the island, but make sure to pay attention to the signs to avoid getting caught in the rip current, especially during high tide. Bask under the sun and take some snapshots around the paradise-like island, as well.  If you’ve brought some snorkeling or diving gear, feel free to do so, too. Get up close and personal with Leyte’s turquoise underwater paradise. You can also do kayaking and paddleboarding, but the equipment is to be arranged before you leave the mainland. After having your fill of the beach activities, you will have a sumptuous lunch under the shade of the palm trees, while you enjoy the surrounding seascape.  Sail across the blue sea and visit Kalanggaman Sandbar off the coast of Leyte with this day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
14 hours
Available:
All year
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Tacloban City Private Day Tour

Discover the rich history of Tacloban City on this private tour that will take you to the popular historic and religious sites. If you consider yourself a history buff, this tour is perfect for you. Your tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Tacloban and take you straight to San Juanico Bridge. This bridge spans over two kilometers long, making it the longest bridge in the Philippines. It has spectacular views of the sea and sky and connects two towns from different islands: Santa Rita in Samar and Tacloban City. This makes trading and exporting easier. Your next stop is the MV Jocelyn Shipwreck. Unveiled back in 2015, this cargo ship was washed ashore during the storm surge caused by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. The original ship was converted into a memorial dedicated to the lives it took that day.   Around three kilometers from the shipwreck is the Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Park, one of the many projects of the former First Lady Imelda Marcos outside of Manila. In your tour of this extravagant property, you will find a shrine dedicated to Sto. Niño and a great collection of art pieces from different parts of the Philippines. Because the property used to be a vacation home of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, you will find luxurious facilities here, as well. There are several guest rooms, a grand ballroom, dining hall, and glamorous furniture, among others. From there, you will make your way to the Astrodome for some photo-ops before heading to Yolanda Memorial Monument in Sagkahan. Just like MV Jocelyn Shipwreck, this marker is erected as a remembrance of the devastating Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Another site you will be visiting is the MacArthur Landing Memorial Park. Located at the Red Beach in Palo, a small town near Tacloban, the park serves as a tribute to the American-Filipino alliance. From there, you will head downtown where you will go on a running tour around the City Hall, Provincial Capitol, Divine Word Hospital and Divine Word University,  UP Tacloban, and the Magsaysay Blvd.  Discover a big chunk of the country’s history in the city of Tacloban with this sightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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