COVID-19 information & support

7-Day Philippines Countryside, Falls & Islands Tour to Bohol Island, Cebu City & Dumaguete City

Scenic aerial shot of Apo Island in Dumaguete
Likely to sell out soon
Perfect travel plan
Fully customizable
24/7 customer support

Description

Details

Tour starts
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Starting time
at 09:00
Duration
7 days
Ending place
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Languages:
English
Difficulty:
Easy
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Description

Make the most of your vacation to the Philippines with this 7-day package that explores the countryside and outdoor attractions of Visayas. You’ll get to visit both quiet sites and tourist favorites. The itinerary included in this package covers the very best of 3 Visayas provinces (Dumaguete, Cebu, and Bohol). Expert tour guides will join you to make your trip more fun and also educational. Entrance fees, accommodations with breakfast, and transfers for land, sea, and air, are also already included.

In just 7 days, you’ll get to see islands with white sand beaches to churches that are over a hundred years old. This package offers a good mix of sights to see and sites to explore. You’ll have leisurely tours and ones that are jam-packed with activities.

This 7-day vacation package begins in Manila where you will get to visit the walled area that is Intramuros. See what lies hidden in this historical fortification. You’ll then fly off to the islands of the Visayas where you can have a relaxing day at Dumaguete’s Apo Island.

Be prepared to be enchanted by what Cebu has to offer. This will include the wonderful Kawasan Falls in the countryside and the colorful Sirao Flower Farm not far from the city center. You will also go to the island of Bohol where you can go on the Loboc River Cruise. Of course, your trip is not complete without catching a glimpse of one of the best attractions in the province, and maybe even the country, the Chocolate Hills. 

You will get to see and experience all of these and more with the 7-day vacation package. This will be a fuss-free trip with everything already taken care of for you.

Go on the 7-day trip to the Philippines to see outdoor attractions and the countryside of the Visayas. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Read more

Included

6 nights accommodation (budget category)
6 days breakfast
6 days lunch
Day 1 - Intramuros Tour (Manila)
Day 2 to 6 - Dumaguete, Cebu and Bohol Tour (Central Visayas)
Day 7 - Back to Manila
All local flights with 20kg baggage allowance
All environmental, port fees, and all other applicable taxes
All transportation to and from included activities and destinations

Activities

Culture, Arts and Historical Tour

Daily itinerary

Day 1
View of MAnila from Intramuros during daytime

Day 1 - Day 1: Intramuros Tour

You will arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport and your van will take you to your hotel in Manila. The Manila Tour is dedicated to the walled area of Intramuros where you will find interesting museums, historical structures, and religious buildings.

You will visit the 16th-century Fort Santiago, a defense fortress, which also has a prison. The national hero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal, was even imprisoned here in 1896. Plaza Roma is now a quiet green space but during the Spanish period, it was a public square used for bull fights and other events.

You will find out about the early contacts of the Ethnic Chinese to the presence of the Chinese community in present Manila and everything in between at Bahay Tsinoy. This museum also has a ceramics collection and a rare seashell collection. At the next museum, Casa Manila, you’ll enter into a grand Spanish house. This will give you an insight into the colonial lifestyle during the Spanish era.

You’ll also visit the pleasant San Diego Gardens and take a peek into the solid Baluarte De San Diego fortifications. Before the Manila Tour ends, you’ll also go to the Baroque San Agustin Church and Museum and the Manila Cathedral. Both are historically-significant, religious structures of Intramuros.

Read more
Day 2
Anthropology Museum of one of the oldest universities in the Philippines

Day 2 - Day 2: Dumaguete City Tour

You will fly out of Manila and head to Dumaguete City, known as the City of Gentle People. From NAIA, it’s a little over an hour to get to Dumaguete-Sibulan Airport. You will visit Silliman University, which is the country’s and Asia’s first American higher learning institution.

At Rizal Boulevard, you can enjoy a refreshing scenery at this seafront promenade. The street is also lined with interesting local shopping and dining establishments. The grand St. Catherine De Alexandria church stands out in town with its ornate architecture. The church along with its belfry, Dumaguete Campanario, were both built in the 1700s.

You’ll get to visit a lot of other destinations in the city of Dumaguete including the Dumaguete Public Market, the Provincial Capitol and Freedom Park, plus shopping sites like Claytown Pottery and Sidlakang Negros Village. After that, you will stop for a good meal at Lab-as Seafood before heading out of the city.

In the town of Valencia, you will come upon the mountain hideaway Valencia Forest Camp and the interesting Cata-al War Museum. Then in the town of Bacong, you will visit the 19th-century San Agustin de Hippo Church and the Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage Center, where you can purchase local handicrafts.

Read more
Day 3
A sea turtle in the clear blue waters of Apo Island

Day 3 - Day 3: Apo Island Tour

The wonderful Apo Island has become one of the best dive sites in the country. The area surrounding the island is home to numerous sea creatures and is now a marine reserve. On Day 3 of your vacation, you get to explore Apo Island.

Apo Island has a land area of only 74 hectares, it has white sand beaches and amazing rock formations. Over 600 species of fish have been found in the area, such as angelfish and parrotfish. One of the most visited sites on the island is known as Turtle Point. Aside from seeing the turtles, you might even get a chance to swim with the green sea creatures.

The wonders of Apo Island are not only below the sea. The island’s beaches are a great place to relax. You might also consider going on a hike to 2 spots on the island. One is the Apo Reef Light, which was once the site of a historic light tower in the country. It has since been replaced by a modern white tower. The other one is the Apo View Deck. It may be a bit of a challenge to climb up, especially for beginners, but the view at the top will be worth it.

Read more
Day 4
A guy on a raft enjoying the beautiful view of Kawasan Falls

Day 4 - Day 4: Kawasan Falls & Moalboal Sardine Run Tour

After exploring the beauty of Dumaguete on Negros Island, it’s time to move to another major island in the Visayas. You will ride a ferry from Dumaguete to reach the island of Cebu.

You will first explore the countryside of Cebu and visit the must-see Kawasan Falls. This attraction has a series of connected waterfalls, pools, and lagoons. It is a popular site for cliff diving, swimming, and trekking. After a trip to a freshwater source, it’s time for some seawater. You will go to Moalboal, which is an excellent site for island-hopping, diving, and snorkeling.

The first island you will visit is Pescador Island. It is located in between the islands of Cebu and Negros, on Tanon Strait. It has hard and soft corals and is home to some exotic fish. The next island on the itinerary is Turtle Island. With clear waters, it will be easy to spot turtles if you are on shallow waters or even on the shore.

The next and final stop on the tour is one of the most exciting, the Sardine Run. Right on Moalboal’s Panagsama Beach, a natural phenomenon occurs. Millions of sardines swim together, they can almost block out the sun when you are underwater.

Read more
Day 5
Residents and tourists alike visit the Magellan's Cross to say their prayers

Day 5 - Day 5: Cebu City Tour

On Day 5, you will go on a tour of the Queen City of the South, Cebu. It is the oldest city in the country, so you can expect to see several historic structures during the day. You will first visit the multi-hued Taoist Temple. The city has a significant Chinese community and they built the massive Taoist Temple in the 70’s. It is truly grand and even has a Great Wall of China replica.

Up next is the Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino, the oldest Roman Catholic church in the Philippines. It was founded in 1565 but the building that stands today was completed during the 18th century. Outside the church is a small chapel where Magellan’s Cross can be found.

You can learn more about the rich history of the province and city of Cebu at the next site. The Heritage of Cebu Monument is a large piece of art that shows important events in Cebuano history. You will also get to visit one of the country’s oldest houses, the Yap - San Diego Ancestral House. It combines both Chinese and Spanish architecture and is made of coral stone and wood.

The next attraction is another interesting structure. Temple of Leah may be made during the 21st century, however, it has a grand Roman-inspired architectural style. The last stop of the day is the Sirao Flower Farm, which is a treat for the eyes. Aside from lavish blooms, you can also take in the scenery of the surrounding mountains.

Read more
Day 6
Chocolate Hills in Bohol during summertime

Day 6 - Day 6: Bohol Countryside Tour

You will be leaving Cebu and heading to the island of Bohol. At your first destination, you will meet one of the smallest primates in the entire world. Corella Tarsier Sanctuary is home to the small nocturnal animals with big eyes. There’s also a souvenir shop at the site.

You will then go to Loay Bridge where the Loboc River Cruise starts. The river is about 1.5km and the slow ride will have you enjoying the sight of the lush surroundings. After the cruise, you will then go to Baclayon Church, a National Cultural Treasure of the country.

At the next attraction, you will learn everything you need to know about butterflies. At the Butterfly Conservatory, you can observe the different stages of life of the butterfly. There are about 200 species at the conservatory. Bilar Forest is a 2km stretch of mahogany trees. What’s unique about this forest is it is man-made, the mahogany trees were planted during the 20th century.

The final stop of the day is an amazing geological formation. The Chocolate Hills is comprised of over 1,000 hills that cover around 5,000 hectares of land. During the dry season, the grass on the hills turns brown making them look like chocolates.

Read more
Day 7
Silver chairs in the waiting area of Manila International Airport

Day 7 - Day 7: Departure to Manila

Your tour has come to a close and it is time to leave Visayas and return to Manila. Your van will pick you up from your hotel on Panglao Island and take you to Panglao International Airport. The flight back to Ninoy Aquino International Airport takes about an hour and a half.

Read more

What to bring

Facemask and Face shield
Extra Clothes
Personal Medicine
Passport (Valid for 6 months from date of departure)

Good to know

Please bring appropriate clothing. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better.

All our guides speak English. For other languages, contact us for availability and rates.

Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.

The season for dolphin watching in Dumaguete is from March to October and is subject to weather and wind conditions. If off-season or on days when the northeast monsoon is strong, dolphin watching may not be possible. During Habagat/ Southwest monsoon Season (June-October), boat ride to Apo Island may be rough.

Accommodation

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. All accommodation levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double, and odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur. For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to the Philippines will provide you with the best available accommodation 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.

Budget

Private rooms with private bathrooms in guesthouses or small hotels with basic amenities.

Comfort

Private Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels or resorts located in the city center, in close vicinity, or near the beach area. Breakfast is included and with basic room amenities and toiletries.

Quality

Rooms at four-star to a five-star hotel in the city center or beachfront resort with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations with the best amenities, facilities, and services.

Terms of service

Similar tours