12-Day Philippines Island Hopping & Nature Tour to Bohol, Cebu, Bacolod, Negros & Iloilo from Manila
Make the most of your vacation to the Philippines with this 12-day tour package that will bring you to some of the top attractions in the Visayas. This vacation package already includes airfare from and to Manila, a baggage allowance of 20kg, land and sea transportation to destinations and activities, accommodations at comfort-level hotels for 11 nights, and day tours in Bohol, Cebu, Bacolod, and Iloilo. You may also purchase more day tours as add-ons to this package. This is perfect for travelers who want to discover both natural spots and heritage sites in the Philippines.
You’ll begin your adventure in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. After arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, you will be picked up by a designated driver and brought to your comfort-level hotel in Manila. Once you have checked in, you have the option to just relax at the hotel or go on an add-on walking tour in the historic walled city of Intramuros.
The next day, you’ll head to Bohol. This island province is home to the iconic Chocolate Hills, which you will be able to see on one of your complimentary day tours. You will also get to see Bohol’s other natural wonders, like Balicasag Island and Virgin Island.
You’ll then ride a ferry to reach Cebu, where you will be able to visit some of the top attractions in the city. You will also be able to choose your second complimentary day tour in Cebu. You can either visit the Kawasan Falls and Moalboal or enjoy whale shark watching and other activities in Oslob, Sumilon Sandbar, and Tumalog Falls.
Your next destination is Bacolod in Negros Occidental. On the same day of your arrival, you will explore the heritage houses of the city. You will explore an island resort in the same province the next day. If you still want to see more of Negros Occidental, you can book an add-on tour of Sagay Marine Reserve on day 9.
Iloilo is your last destination on this vacation package. You have two tours scheduled here. The first one will bring you to the historical spots of Iloilo City, while the second one will take you to Islas de Gigantes, one of the most popular natural attractions in the province.
After your vacation in the Visayas, you will head back to Manila via a short flight.
Spend your vacation in the Philippines in an exciting way with this 12-day vacation package to Bohol, Cebu, Bacolod, and Iloilo from Manila. Check the availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in
After you arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, you need to meet up with your designated driver, who will bring you to your comfort-level hotel in the city. Head to the reception desk so you can check in for one night. Once you have settled in your room, feel free to just relax or take advantage of the hotel’s facilities. You also have the option to go on an add-on walking tour of the walled city of Intramuros.
You can choose to go on a morning or night tour. The morning tour will bring you to spots with historical significance, including the Manila Cathedral and Plaza Moriones. It will also take you to Casa Manila, which is a museum that will give you a peek into the life of some Filipinos during the Spanish colonial era. You will also see Fort Santiago, a fortress built in 1571, and Memorare-Manila 1945, which honors the civilians who perished during the battle of Manila. The night tour will also take you to Casa Manila, Fort Santiago, Memorare-Manila 1945, and other stops, but take note that it will tackle and go into detail about the atrocities done during the war.
Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Bohol + Check-in
From your hotel in Manila, you will be escorted back to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, where you will board your flight bound for Bohol. The flight will take approximately one hour and 30 minutes. After landing at the Bohol-Panglao International Airport, you will be picked up by your driver, who will take you to your comfort-level hotel in Bohol.
Head to the reception area so you can check in to your room, which will be your home for three nights. After getting settled in your room, feel free to enjoy the facilities of the hotel or explore the nearby areas.
Day 3 - Day 3: Bohol Countryside Tour with Loboc River Cruise Lunch & Transfers
Today you will enjoy your first complimentary tour. You will go on a countryside tour of Bohol, which will take you to some of the province’s top tourist attractions, including the famous Chocolate Hills.
The first stop on this tour is the Blood Compact Monument, which is a sculpture depicting the symbolic treaty made by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi and Rajah Sikatuna in 1565. Next, you will head to Baclayon Church, which is made out of coral stones and is believed to be Bohol’s oldest church. After crossing the Hanging Bridge, you will stop at the Bilar Man-Made Forest and the Bohol Enchanted Zoological & Botanical Garden before making your way to a viewing deck for the Chocolate Hills. Take in the sights of the beautiful hills before heading back to your hotel.
Day 4 - Day 4: Bohol Island Hopping Tour at Balicasag & Virgin Islands with Dolphin Watching
Your last full day in Bohol will be spent island-hopping. You need to wake up early in the morning as leaving early can increase your chances of seeing dolphins frolicking in the waters of Bohol. You will also visit Balicasag and Virgin Islands.
After boarding the boat that will take you around the waters of Bohol, you will head to the dolphin-watching area in the waters of Bohol. Seeing dolphins is not guaranteed, but if you are one of the lucky ones to spot them, take in the moment and snap some photos while watching them from the safety of your boat. You’ll then head to Balicasag Island. The waters of the island are filled with various marine life, including sea turtles, so snorkeling here will give you an amazing experience. Finally, you’ll head to Virgin Island, which is famous for its beautiful white sandbar. Stroll along the beach or swim in its waters before you end your tour and head back to your hotel.
Day 5 - Day 5: Arrival in Cebu via OceanJet Ferry + Check-in + Cebu City Top Attractions Half-Day Private Tour with Transfers
Check out of your hotel in Bohol and wait for your driver to pick you up. You’ll head to the port, where you will board a ferry that will take you to Cebu. When you get to the port in Cebu, a driver will be waiting for you so you can be escorted to your comfort-level hotel. Here you will check in for two nights. You will then go on your complimentary tour of the top attractions in Cebu City.
Your first stop for the day is Magellan’s Cross, a wooden marker that is believed to be the same cross that Ferdinand Magellan planted on the shores of Cebu when he and his ship arrived in the Phillippines in 1521. Afterward, you’ll head to the Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño, the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the country. You will also visit the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, the Pedro Calungsod Church, and the Fuente Osmeña Circle.
Day 6 - Day 6: Cebu Natural Attractions Day Tour
It’s your last full day in Cebu today, and you can choose which day tour you want to go on. Your first option is canyoneering in Kawasan Falls and island-hopping in Moalboal. Your other choice is whale shark watching in Oslob and exploring Sumilon Sandbar and Tumalog Falls.
If you choose to go with the first option, you will make your way through the many levels of Kawasan Falls via trekking, swimming, rappelling, cliff jumping, and rock climbing. Afterward, you will head to Moalboal and visit Pescador Island and Turtle Point, where you can snorkel. Your last activity is witnessing the majestic sardine run in Moalboal’s waters.
The second tour option will start with a visit to Oslob, where you will get the chance to see whale sharks. If you are lucky enough to spot them, make sure not to disturb them for everyone’s safety. Afterward, you will head to Sumilon Sandbar, where you can relax in the white sand or enjoy a refreshing dip in its waters. You will also visit Tumalog Falls, which features a picturesque cascade.
Day 7 - Day 7: Arrival in Bacolod + Check-in + Bacolod City, The Ruins & Heritage Houses History Tour with Lunch & Transfers
You will check out of your hotel in Cebu and make your way to Bacolod City via flight. After arriving in the city, you will be picked up by a designated driver and brought to your comfort-level hotel. You will stay here for three nights. When you are ready, you will go on your complimentary tour of the heritage houses and the other historical spots in and nearby Bacolod City.
On this tour, you will visit Balay Negrense, a mansion that used to be owned by a sugar magnate. It is now a museum which tourists can freely explore. You will also visit the Hofileña Ancestral House and The Ruins, two structures that will let you take a peek at the past of Negros Occidental. You will also drop by the San Diego Pro Cathedral, the Provincial Capitol Lagoon, the Negros Museum, the San Sebastian Cathedral, the Pope John Paul II Tower, and the New Government Center.
Day 8 - Day 8: Lakawon Island Resort Tour & Souvenir Shopping with Transfers from Bacolod
On your second day in the province of Negros Occidental, you will go on a complimentary tour of Lakawon Island Resort. The island resort is located in Cadiz City, and you will need to travel by land and sea to reach it.
After reaching the resort, you are free to enjoy its sandy shores and blue waters. If you want an even more chill vibe, head to the resort’s Tawhai Floating Bar. It is one of the largest floating bars in Asia, and it even has daybeds where you can relax while having a drink. Before heading back to your hotel in Bacolod City, you will pass by Pasalubong Centers so you can shop for souvenirs and snacks.
Day 9 - Day 9: Free & Easy + Optional Tour
This is your last full day in Bacolod, and you can decide how it will go. You can try the local cuisine in the restaurants near your hotel, or you can explore more of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental on your own. If you want another guided tour, you can book an add-on experience that will bring you to Sagay Marine Reserve.
The reserve is located in Sagay City and can be reached via boat ride. At 32,000 hectares, it is the largest marine reserve in the Philippines. Here you can find Carbin and Panal Reefs, where you can swim, snorkel, or just take in the beautiful sights.
Day 10 - Day 10: Arrival in Iloilo + Check-in + Iloilo City History & Heritage Landmarks Tour with Transfers
Your last destination on this 12-day vacation package is Iloilo. You’ll head to Iloilo on day 10, after checking out of your hotel in Bacolod City. After your ferry ride, a driver will pick you up from the port and bring you to your comfort-level hotel in Iloilo. After checking in, you will go on your complimentary Iloilo City tour.
On this tour, you will visit several historical sites in the city, including Casa Mariquit, the oldest heritage house in Iloilo; Jaro Cathedral, the biggest cathedral in the whole of Panay Island; Molo Mansion, which features the work of local artists; and Molo Church, which is famous for the red spires on its bell towers. You will also visit other sites, including the Iloilo Business Park, Millionaire’s Row, Casa Real, Fort San Pedro, Muelle Loney, General Luna Street, and Biscocho Haus.
Day 11 - Day 11: Iloilo Islas de Gigantes Island Hopping Private Tour with Lunch
Your last complimentary day tour is scheduled for day 11. On this tour, you will explore the top natural wonder of Iloilo province, Islas de Gigantes. This island chain is home to several beaches and islands. Enjoy your time as you visit Antonia Beach, Lantangan Beach, Cabugao Gamay Island, Bantigue Sandbar, Tangke Salt Water Lagoon, and Pulupandan Island.
Day 12 - Day 12: Departure + Check-out
Your vacation package has come to an end. Enjoy breakfast in Iloilo, and explore the nearby areas for some last-minute shopping before you check out. Make sure you have packed all your belongings before heading to the reception desk and checking out. Once you are ready, your designated driver will pick you up, and you will make your way to the Iloilo International Airport and board a plane bound for Manila.
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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.
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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.