1-Week Scenic Nature & Islands Tour Package to Cebu & Puerto Princesa Palawan from Manila

Entering the majestic Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan
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Summary

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

Description

UPDATE: Tumalog Falls in Cebu has been temporarily closed by the local government of Oslob starting March 17, 2024, until further notice. Please be advised that should you choose the corresponding tour, instead of visiting the falls, you will enjoy a monkey-viewing activity in Oslob.

Visit some of the most interesting attractions of Cebu and Palawan in the Philippines with this 7-day Philippine vacation package. This hassle-free Cebu to Puerto Princesa package includes your land, sea, and air transfers, entrance fees, and 6 nights of accommodations. Knowledgeable and experienced tour guides will be with you to accompany you during your tour of the Philippines.

The Philippine travel package starts in Manila. When you arrive at the country’s capital region, you will check in to your deluxe-level accommodations. You may spend the rest of your day here, or to make the most of your short visit to Manila, you may want to book an add-on shared walking Intramuros tour to your existing vacation package to the Philippines. You have the option to do a morning or night tour.

You will then go to the island province of Cebu. Cebu City is a major commercial and business hub in Visayas, but it also has some wonderful countryside attractions. Your first day in Cebu on your 1 week in the Philippines is a free day, but you may add a tour that will take you to either top tourist sites in the city or the highlands of Cebu, which will give you overlooking views of the province. This Philippine vacation package includes a whale shark watching experience, which you can pair with either a visit to Sumilon Sandbar and Tumalog Falls or the tropical attractions of Moalboal. (Tumalog Falls is temporarily closed and will be temporarily replaced by a monkey-viewing activity in Oslob.)

The next part of the Philippine holiday package is Palawan, one of the top island destinations not just in the Philippines but also in the world. You will visit some of the most breathtaking white-sand beaches and pristine islands in Palawan, including a UNESCO World Heritage site. The itinerary in Palawan includes both tourist favorites and hidden gems.

In Puerto Princesa, you will visit islands at the famous Honda Bay. You will also get to explore Puerto Princesa’s Underground River. You may also book an add-on tour of Puerto Princesa’s top attractions.

This 7-day itinerary in the Philippines is an excellent choice for sea and beach lovers. It’s also a good option for travelers who are looking for a little bit of adventure without sacrificing comfort.

See some of the top attractions of Cebu and Palawan with this 7-day vacation package to the Philippines. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

1 night accommodation in a deluxe level hotel or similar in Manila
2 nights accommodation in a deluxe level hotel or similar in Cebu
3 nights accommodation in a deluxe level hotel or similar in Puerto Princesa
Economy seat class with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage | Manila - Cebu - Puerto Princesa - Manila via Philippine Airlines
All private airconditioned land transfers in Manila
All private airconditioned land transfers in Cebu
All private airconditioned land transfers in Puerto Princesa
Daily breakfast
Lunch (3) included during tours
Day 3 - Choose between Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching, Sumilon Sandbar & Tumalog Falls Private Tour OR Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching & Moalboal Island Hopping Private Tour
Day 5 - Palawan Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour with Lunch & Transfers
Day 6 - Palawan Puerto Princesa Honda Bay, Cowrie & Pandan Island Hopping Tour with Lunch & Transfers
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access inside hotel premises
Complimentary access to hotel facilities and amenities

Activities

Island Hopping
Hotel + Flights + Transfers
Outdoor & Adventure Activities

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Rock formation of Baluarte de San Diego inside Intramuros

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in (Deluxe-Level Accommodations)

Your tour of the Philippines, specifically from Cebu to Puerto Princesa, starts at the capital of the country, the City of Manila. Once you have arrived at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, your van will pick you up and bring you to your deluxe-level accommodations in the city.

You have the option to rest and prepare for your flight to Cebu tomorrow, but you may also book an add-on walking tour to the walled city of Intramuros. If you are a morning person, you may book the morning tour, which will take you to attractions like Fort Santiago, which dates back to 1593, Casa Manila, a house slash museum seemingly frozen in time to showcase what it was like to live in the Spanish era, and Manila Cathedral, a Neo-Romanesque structure.

If you want to explore the city after dark, you may book the night tour, but be warned that his tour focuses on the atrocities that happened during the war and may be graphic. On this tour, you will visit Fort Santiago and Casa Manila, as well as the Philippine Military Academy and the Memorare-Manila 1945, which was built to commemorate the unarmed civilians who died during the Battle of Manila.

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Day 2
Magellan’s Cross, Cebu

Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Cebu + Check-in (Deluxe-Level Accommodations) + Optional Tour

On the second day of your vacation package, you will leave Manila and fly off to Cebu. The flight from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Mactan-Cebu International Airport is about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Once you reach Cebu, you will be fetched at the airport and brought to your deluxe-level accommodations. After checking in, feel free to relax or explore the city on your own.

You may also book an add-on tour for this day. You can choose to go on a half-day tour of the city’s top attractions, which will allow you to visit historical and religious sites like Magellan’s Cross, the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, the Yap-San Diego Ancestral House, and the Pedro Calungsod Church. You will also go on a running tour of South Roud Properties, Colon Street, and Fuente Osmeña Circle.

Another option is the highlands tour, which will bring you to the hills near the city. You’ll visit the Temple of Leah, a Roman-style temple constructed in 2012, and Sirao Flower Farms, which, thanks to its many blooms, is nicknamed Little Amsterdam. You’ll get more amazing overlooking views of Cebu when you drop by Tops Lookout, Top of Cebu, Balay sa Busay, and La Vie in the Sky. You may also enjoy a snack or a meal at these places at your own expense.

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Day 3
Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watchin

Day 3 - Day 3: Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching + Sumilon Sandbar or Moalboal Island Hopping Tour

It’s your last full day to tour the Philippines in Cebu, and you will end it with a whale shark watching tour. You’ll head to Oslob and ride a boat to its open waters so you can get close to these majestic creatures. Just remember that while it is very likely that you will spot whale sharks, it is never guaranteed. 

After whale shark watching, you will either head to Moalboal or Sumilon Sandbar and Tumalog Falls, depending on your choice. The Sumilon Sandbar is known for its shape-shifting feature, while the Tumalog Falls has picturesque cascades. (Tumalog Falls is temporarily closed and will be temporarily replaced by a monkey-viewing activity in Oslob.) If you choose to go on a Moalboal island-hopping tour, you will get to swim and snorkel in the waters of Moalboal.

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Day 4
Aerial view of the white sand and azure blue waters in Starfish Island

Day 4 - Day 4: Arrival in Puerto Princesa + Check-in + Optional Tour

On the 4th day of your Philippines holiday package, you will leave Cebu and go to Palawan. After checking out of your accommodations in Cebu, your van will take you to Mactan-Cebu International Airport. The flight to Puerto Princesa International Airport is normally less than 2 hours. When you arrive at your accommodations in Puerto Princesa, you will check in, and you may rest, or you can book an add-on tour of Puerto Princesa.

This part of the multi-day tour will bring you to Baker’s Hill, where you can purchase baked goods to eat or to take back home. One of the best sellers at the shopping site is hopia, a moon cake-like pastry filled with pork, mongo beans, or ube. At Mitra’s Ranch, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of Puerto Princesa City from the view deck. This hilltop tourist site also has picnicking, horseback riding, and zip-lining facilities. You will also visit Puerto Princesa Cathedral, where it is believed that the first mass in Puerto Princesa took place.

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Day 5
Rock formations at the entrance of Puerto Princesa Underground River

Day 5 - Day 5: Puerto Princesa Underground River Shared Tour with Lunch & Transfers

From your accommodations in Puerto Princesa, you’ll go on a short ride to the port where your Puerto Princesa Underground River starts. You will ride a boat going to the river. On the way to your destination, you’ll be treated to views of lush forests and dramatic limestone cliffs. The Underground River has impressive stalactites and stalagmites that your guide will point out to you. You can also expect to see some bats that call the underground river their home.

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Day 6
Aerial view of the boats going to the beautiful beach of Port Barton in Palawan

Day 6 - Day 6: Palawan Puerto Princesa Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour with Lunch | Starfish, Luli, & Cowrie Islands

Your final full day of this vacation package is today, and you will go island hopping in Honda Bay. You will visit two islands on this tour, Cowrie Island and Pandan Island. On Cowrie Island, you can swim in the clear waters, relax at the white sand beach, or try water activities like kayaking and snorkeling at your own expense. On Pandan Island, which is also known as Makesi Island, you can snorkel and get close to the thriving marine life. You might even spot a sea turtle or two! 

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Day 7
Manila International Airport during sunrise

Day 7 - Day 7: Departure + Check-out

It’s your last day in Puerto Princesa. If you’re up for waking up early, you can explore the nearby neighborhoods or shop for souvenirs before checking out of your accommodations. When you are ready, a van will pick you up from your accommodations and take you to the airport. The flight from Palawan to Manila is just a little over an hour. Your 7-day journey has come to an end, and you will be back where you have started, at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

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What to bring

Passport (Valid for 6 months from date of departure)
Vaccination Card
Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Swimwear and extra clothes
Sunblock

Good to know

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.

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Accommodation

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.

Deluxe - 3-star accommodations providing average amenities with higher quality service and design. Deluxe accommodations are often located near airports, tourist and business areas, convenient for sightseeing and shopping trips. It also feature access to guest lounge, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool.

Premium - To make your trip extra special, you may also upgrade your hotel accommodation on selected destinations to a premium level. You will stay in 4-5-star accommodation which include above-average to opulent interior design and meticulously chosen furnishings. Guests may anticipate complimentary access to a variety of top-notch recreational facilities, such as an all-day dining, spa services, swimming pool and a fitness center. Please note that not all locations offer premium level accommodation.

Standard check-in time is 1500H PST. Standard check-out time is 1200H PST. 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.

Deluxe

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.

Premium

Rooms on the premium level feature large queen or king-sized beds, premium beddings and toiletries, private bathroom with rain shower head and a plenty of room space. Nightly turndown and full housekeeping services each day is also available to guests upon request. Breakfast is included.

Flights

This package includes economy class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage via Philippine Airlines. Below are your flight details:

Manila to Cebu

• Manila (MNL) - Cebu (CEB) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2

Cebu to Puerto Princesa

• Cebu (CEB) - Puerto Princesa (PPS) via Philippine Airlines | Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Puerto Princesa to Manila

• Puerto Princesa (PPS) - Manila (MNL) via Philippine Airlines |Puerto Princesa 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.

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