10-Day Philippines Island Hopping & Heritage Tour to Cebu, Bacolod, Negros & Iloilo from Manila
See the majestic attractions and scenic spots in Cebu, Bacolod, and Iloilo with this 10-day vacation package to the Philippines. This package already includes airfare from and to Manila, a 20-kg baggage allowance, land and sea transportation to and from destinations and activities, nine nights of accommodation at comfort-level hotels, and day tours to historical and natural attractions, including islands, sandbars, and heritage houses, ensuring that your experience is hassle-free. You also have the option to book add-on tours.
You will start this 10-day trip in Manila. After arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, you will be shuttled to your hotel in the city. You have the option to just rest at your comfort-level hotel and prepare for your flight to Cebu the next day or book an add-on walking tour of the historic walled city of Intramuros. You can choose a morning or a night tour.
The next day, you will fly to Cebu, where you will stay for three nights. During your time here, you will explore the top attractions of Cebu City, as well as some of the province’s popular natural attractions, like Kawasan Falls, via complimentary day tours. If you want to explore more of Cebu, you can also purchase an add-on tour to get the chance to see whale sharks.
After Cebu, you will make your way to Bacolod City via land and ferry transfers. Once you arrive, you will check in to your comfort-level hotel before exploring the heritage houses of the city. The next day, you will go on a tour that will take you to Lakawon Island Resort. You may also book an add-on tour of the Sagay Marine Reserve.
The last destination on this vacation package is Iloilo. Once there, you can enjoy two day tours. One will take you to the historical spots of Iloilo, while the other will bring you to Islas de Gigantes.
Make the most of your vacation and discover some of the top sights and attractions in the Philippines as you travel to Cebu, Bacolod, and Iloilo with this 10-day vacation package. Check the availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in
You will be picked up from the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Wait for your driver, who will assist and bring you to your comfort-level hotel in Manila. After getting settled in your room, take advantage of the hotel facilities or just rest for your flight to Cebu. If you still have the energy for it, you can arrange an add-on walking tour of Intramuros.
You can choose to explore this historic walled city in the morning or at night. The morning tour will take you to spots like the Manila Cathedral, Postigo del Palacio, and Plaza Moriones. Both tours will bring you to Casa Manila, a museum that will allow you to see what the houses were like during the Spanish period, Fort Santiago, a fortress built in 1571, and Memorare-Manila 1945, which commemorates the civilians who died during the Battle of Manila. However, note that the night tour will focus on the war and its horrific details.
Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Cebu + Check-in + Cebu City Top Attractions Half-Day Private Tour with Transfers
A driver will pick you up from your hotel, and you will head back to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport so you can catch your flight to Cebu. After landing at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, you will be escorted to your comfort-level hotel, where you will check in for three nights. You will also go on your first complimentary day tour and explore some of the top attractions of the city.
Your first stop on this tour is Magellan’s Cross, a wooden monument that encases the cross that is believed to be the one Ferdinand Magellan planted on the shores of Cebu. You will then head to Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the country. Other stops on this tour are the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, the Pedro Calungsod Church, and the Capitol Site. You will also go on a drive through South Road Properties, Colon Street, and Fuente Osmeña Circle.
Day 3 - Day 3: Cebu Kawasan Falls Canyoneering, Moalboal Island Hopping & Sardine Run Tour with Lunch & Transfers
You will go on another tour of Cebu’s top attractions today, but this time you will get to explore natural attractions, including stunning waterfalls and beautiful islands.
Your first stop is Kawasan Falls in the municipality of Badian. You will be able to trek, swim, rappel, cliff-jump, and climb through the different tiers of the waterfalls. Canyoneering here is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the whole province. In Moalboal, you will enjoy island-hopping. You will swim and snorkel in the waters of Pescador Island, explore Turtle Point, and witness the majestic sardine run.
Day 4 - Day 4: Free & Easy + Optional Tour
Today is your last full day in Cebu, and you can spend it however you want. You can explore the nearby restaurants and try the local fare like Cebu Lechon and SuTuKil. If you want to visit more spots in Cebu, you can book an add-on tour to Oslob, Sumilon Sandbar, and Tumalog Falls.
In Oslob, you will get the chance to spot whale sharks. If you are lucky enough to encounter them, you can go in the water and snorkel near them, but be mindful not to disturb them for everyone’s safety. You will then head to the stunning Sumilon Sandbar, where you can enjoy the stunning views or have a refreshing swim in its waters. Your last stop on this add-on tour is Tumalog Falls, a picturesque waterfall with a natural pool perfect for a dip. You will also be able to go on a running tour of Baluarte, Cuartel, Boljoon Church, and Carcar Shoe Expo.
Day 5 - Day 5: Arrival in Bacolod + Check-in + Bacolod City, The Ruins & Heritage Houses History Tour with Lunch & Transfers
Today, you will leave Cebu and travel to Bacolod City via land and air transfers. Once you arrive in the city, you will head to your comfort-level hotel, where you will check in for three nights. Afterward, you will go on a complimentary tour of the historical spots of Bacolod City and its nearby attractions.
Your first stops are the Provincial Capitol Lagoon, the Negros Museum, the San Sebastian Cathedral, the Pope John Paul II Tower, and the New Government Center. Afterward, you’ll head to Silay City and see its heritage houses before making your way to San Diego Pro Cathedral, the only church with a dome in Negros Occidental. You will also visit Balay Negrense, a mansion-turned-museum that used to be owned by a sugar baron. Your last two stops are the Hofileña Ancestral House and The Ruins, two structures that tell the story of the past of Negros Occidental.
Day 6 - Day 6: Lakawon Island Resort Tour & Souvenir Shopping with Transfers from Bacolod
Your second day in Negros Occidental will be spent exploring Lakawon Island Resort in Cadiz City. You’ll make your way to the city via a car and then board a boat at the port of Cadiz Viejo so you can reach the island resort.
Lakawon Island Resort features sandy shores and turquoise waters that are perfect for beach lovers who just want to chill and enjoy the tropical vibe. You can also visit the resort’s Tawhai Floating Bar, one of the largest floating bars in Asia. Order a drink or two and relax on one of the daybeds before wrapping up your stay on the island. Before going back to Bacolod City, you will also get the chance to visit Pasalubong Centers so you can buy snacks and souvenirs.
Day 7 - Day 7: Free & Easy + Optional Tour
Day 7 is a free day on your itinerary. You can explore the attractions that are near your hotel or indulge in delicious cuisine from local restaurants. If you want to see more of Negros Occidental, you can also go on an add-on tour of Sagay Marine Reserve.
This tour will take you to Sagay City, where you will board a boat that will bring you to the Sagay Marine Reserve. This marine reserve spans 32,000 hectares, making it the largest in the country. The marine reserve is home to Carbin Reef and Panal Reef, where you can swim, snorkel, or just relax and enjoy the serene scenery.
Day 8 - Day 8: Arrival in Iloilo + Check-in + Iloilo City History & Heritage Landmarks Tour with Transfers
On day 8, you will head to Iloilo, your last destination on this vacation package, via ferry. Once you have arrived in the city, you will head to your comfort-level hotel. Here you will check in for two nights. Get settled in your room and prepare for your Iloilo City tour.
This tour will take you to Casa Mariquit, the oldest heritage house in Iloilo; Jaro Cathedral, the largest cathedral on Panay Island; Molo Mansion, a museum that houses the work of Ilonggo artists; and Molo Church, which is known for the red spires on its bell towers. Other sites you’ll visit on this tour are the Iloilo Business Park, Millionaire’s Row, Casa Real, Fort San Pedro, Muelle Loney, General Luna Street, and Biscocho Haus.
Day 9 - Day 9: Iloilo Islas de Gigantes Island Hopping Private Tour with Lunch
This is the last full day in your vacation package, and you will end it with a splash as you explore Iloilo’s Islas de Gigantes via a private island-hopping tour. Islas de Gigantes is located in the municipality of Carles. Here, you will visit several beaches, islands, and lagoons, including Antonia Beach, Lantangan Beach, Cabugao Gamay Island, Bantigue Sandbar, Tangke Salt Water Lagoon, and Pulupandan Island.
Day 10 - Day 10: Departure + Check-out
Before checking out of your accommodations in Iloilo, have breakfast. If you still have time, you can explore the neighborhood and go for some last-minute shopping for snacks and souvenirs. After packing all your belongings, check out and wait for your driver to pick you up at your hotel. You will then head to Iloilo International Airport so you can board your flight back to Manila, ending your 10-day vacation package.
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Tours and Itinerary - Please wear appropriate clothing based on the itinerary. Please also be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better. For any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour package, we, unfortunately, cannot offer refunds.
Other Important Notes - Bring cash as not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.
Travel Requirements - Guests are solely responsible for meeting the passport & visa conditions of the country of travel. We do not accept any responsibility if the passenger cannot travel because of any passport or visa issue, and the cancellation policy will be applicable as per the booking terms.
Government Guidelines - This tour is subject to community guidelines mandated by the Philippine Government and Local Government Units. Travel requirements and COVID restrictions might change anytime without any notice.
This package is inclusive of accommodation during your trip in the Philippines.
Guide to the Philippines curates only the accommodation for each and every destination so you can enjoy your trip and worry less about finding a place to stay. See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners together with your rooms under each day in the daily itinerary.
Comfort - 2-3 star accommodations offer the basic necessities of a bed and bathroom and limited amenities, like a television, phone, and closet.
Deluxe - 4-star accommodations providing average amenities with higher quality service and design. It also feature access to guest lounge, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. .
Standard check-in time is 1500H PST. Standard check-out time is 1200H PST. Requests for early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and fees. Refundable incidental deposit is required upon check-in. Guest/s are required to present a valid credit card guarantee or cash deposit. Bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double, or triple room(s). Children will be arranged in the same room with their parents. If additional room(s) is needed and for special requests, additional costs will incur.
Guide to the Philippines will select the accommodations best suited for you at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.
We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.
Comfort level accommodations offer basic room amenities, a private bathroom (typically shower only), TV, telephones, clothes racks or small closets. Breakfast is included.
Deluxe accommodation is equipped with room air-conditioning, private bathroom with shower, cabled television, average in-room amenities such as toiletries, fresh towels and coffee and tea-making facilities, comfortable bed with linens and access to Wi-Fi internet. Breakfast is included.
This package includes economy class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage. Below are your flight details:
Manila to Cebu
• Manila (MNL) - Cebu (CEBU) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2
Cebu to Bacolod
• Cebu (CEB) - Bacolod (BCD) via Cebu Pacific | Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Iloilo to Manila
• Iloilo (ILO) - Manila (MNL) via Philippine Airlines | Iloilo International Airport
Seat selection can be made during online-check-in 24-48 hours prior to flight departure. Seats with corresponding additional fees are on personal account. For domestic flights, it is recommended to check-in at the airport 3 hours prior to your estimated time of departure.
Guide to the Philippines will select the best available flight to maximize your vacation in the Philippines.
This package includes business class seat with 15kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage via Oceanjet. Below are your flight details:
Bacolod to Iloilo
• Bacolod (BCD) to Iloilo (ILO) via Oceanjet | Bacolod City Port
• Please present a valid ID that matches the name on the ticket upon check-in.
• To check-in, pre-printed tickets must be presented together with the check-in slips.
• Passengers must check-in at least 30-minutes before time of departure.
• One trolley bag (hand carry) policy for passenger for business class accommodation. The total dimension (L+W+H) of trolley must not exceed 130cm, otherwise, it shall be checked-in together with other bag(s) or belongings. Hand-carried baggage must contain valuables and must not exceed fifteen (15) kilograms.
Guide to the Philippines will select the best available flight to maximize your vacation in the Philippines.