1-Week Beautiful Countryside & Islands Tour to Bohol & Cebu Package from Manila

Chocolate hills in Bohol, Philippines
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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

Explore the best of the Philippines’ Visayas Islands on this 7-day Cebu Bohol tour package. This Philippines tour package will take you through the top tourist spots included in a Bohol Cebu tour. Aside from an incredible 7-day itinerary in the Philippines, this package also includes the convenience of pre-booked accommodations, entrance fees, and tour guides. All transfers will also be arranged, including all land, air, and sea travel in the Philippines. You also have the option to book an add-on tour for your first day in Manila.

Your 7-day vacation will take you to sandy beaches, quiet islands, mesmerizing geological formations, and even a mountainside full of flowers. This vacation package will start in Manila. You can choose to just relax at your deluxe-level accommodations, or you can book an add-on shared walking Intramuros tour. You can tour the walled city in the morning or from late afternoon to early evening. 

The rest of your 1 week to the Philippines will take place in the Visayas. You will be taken to the province of Bohol, where you can see riveting views of the Chocolate Hills, one of the top attractions in the entire country. You also have the option to enjoy a scenic Loboc River Cruise. 

You will also explore the wonderful island of Cebu on this vacation package to the Philippines. There is more to Cebu than its bustling metropolitan city. It also has exciting countryside and fantastic outdoor attractions. You’ll get to visit Cebu’s highland attractions, which include the awesome blooms at Sirao Flower Farm, Cebu’s very own “Little Amsterdam.” You will also get the chance to see whale sharks in Oslob and have the option to visit either the Sumilon Sandbar and Tumalog Falls or the islands of Moalboal on this multi-day tour.

Enjoy a dose of history, a little sun and sand, and a lot of nature and culture with this 7-day vacation package. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

1 night accommodation in a deluxe level hotel or similar in Manila
3 nights accommodation in a deluxe level hotel or similar in Bohol
2 nights accommodation in a deluxe level hotel or similar in Cebu
Economy seat class with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage | Manila to Bohol and Cebu to Manila via Philippine Airlines
One-way tourist class ferry transfer from Bohol to Cebu via OceanJet
All private airconditioned land transfers in Manila
All private airconditioned land transfers in Bohol
All private airconditioned land transfers in Cebu
Daily breakfast
Day 3 - Bohol Countryside Tour with Loboc River Cruise Lunch & Transfers
Day 4 - Bohol Island Hopping Tour at Balicasag & Virgin Islands with Dolphin Watching
Day 5 - Cebu Highlands Vista Private Tour with Transfers
Day 6 - Choose between Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching, Sumilon Sandbar & Tumalog Falls Private Tour OR Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching & Moalboal Island Hopping Private Tour
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access inside hotel premises
Complimentary access to hotel facilities and amenities

Activities

Island Hopping
Culture, Arts & Historical Tours
Hotel + Flights + Transfers
Sightseeing

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Casa Manila illuminated by the sunlight

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

After arriving in Manila, you will check in to your deluxe-level accommodation. Get settled in your room and enjoy the facilities of your hotel. If you want to see more of Manila before you fly to Bohol tomorrow, you may book an add-on shared walking tour of Intramuros. 

There are two options for the walking tour in this part of your Philippines itinerary. A morning tour will take you to stops like Fort Santiago, a citadel that dates back to 1593. You’ll also visit Casa Manila, a museum that showcases the colonial lifestyle. It has a display of preserved furniture and even original wooden floors. You will also drop by the Manila Cathedral, which was reconstructed in the mid-1900s and has a Neo-Romanesque style.

Should you decide to go on the night tour, you will visit Fort Santiago and Casa Manila, as well as other stops like the Philippine Military Academy, the official training academy of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 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
Stretch of white sand along the shores of Bohol Beach Club in Panglao, Bohol

Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Bohol + Check-in (Deluxe-Level Accommodation)

The second day of your vacation package during this tour of the Philippines will have you flying off to the Visayas Islands. The first stop is the province of Bohol. From Manila, it’s just a little over an hour by plane to Panglao International Airport. After arriving there, you will be picked up by your designated driver and driven to your hotel, where you can relax or do some exploring on your own.

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Day 3
Bohol Loboc River Cruise

Day 3 - Day 3: Bohol Countryside Tour with Loboc River Cruise Lunch & Transfers

The Bohol Countryside Tour is a mix of natural attractions and man-made sites. Your day starts with a little bit of history and cultural lessons as you visit the Blood Compact Monument and the Baclayon Church, which is believed to be the oldest church in the province. It was first completed in 1727 and is made of coral stones. However, it had to be restored in 2017 due to a massive earthquake that hit the region in 2013.

You’ll go to Bilar Forest, which is man-made. This mahogany forest is located along the main road in the town of Bilar. Before the day ends, you’ll get to visit the must-see attraction of the province, the Chocolate Hills, which are hundreds of seemingly-uniform hills that turn to a shade of chocolate brown during the hot season.

You also have the option to include a Loboc River Cruise in this Philippine holiday package, where you will go aboard a floating restaurant. It’s a treat for the eyes as the boat lazily floats through the Loboc River. There’s even a cultural presentation along the way. 

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Day 4
Balicasag Island in Bohol

Day 4 - Day 4: Bohol Island Hopping Tour at Balicasag & Virgin Islands with Dolphin Watching

Today is your last full day in Bohol, and you will enjoy an island-hopping tour of Balicasag and Virgin Islands. Before heading to the two islands, you will try your luck spotting dolphins in Bohol’s open waters. Keep your fingers crossed and your eyes peeled! After that, you’ll head to Balicasag Island. The waters here are a protected marine sanctuary and is the perfect spot to go snorkeling. Last on your tour is Virgin Island, a stunning sandbar that is the perfect backdrop for travel photos.

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Day 5
Temple of Leah in Cebu

Day 5 - Day 5: Arrival in Cebu + Check-in (Deluxe-Level Accommodations) + Cebu Highlands Vista Private Tour with Transfers

On day 5, you will leave the province of Bohol and visit another major province of Visayas via ferry. It’s an easy trip from Bohol to the island of Cebu. You will also enjoy another tour today. You’ll explore the highlands of Cebu.

The Temple of Leah is a temple that was constructed in 2012, yet it has Roman-style architecture. At Sirao Flower Farms, be ready to be amazed by the wonderful views. The farm has such beautiful blooms, giving it the nickname Little Amsterdam. It’s also a plus that the farm has a good vantage point of the surrounding mountains. You will also visit Tops Lookout, Top of Cebu, Balay sa Busay, and La Vie in the Sky, all of which offer stunning overlooking views of Cebu and delicious food and drinks, which you can try at your own expense.

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Day 6
Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching

Day 6 - Day 6: Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching + Sumilon Sandbar or Moalboal Island Hopping Tour

On your last full day on this vacation package, you will head to South Cebu to try and spot whale sharks. Please note that seeing these majestic creatures is likely but can not be guaranteed. Apart from whale shark watching, you also have the option to either go island-hopping in Moalboal or visit Sumilon Sandbar and Tumalog Falls.

If you choose to go to Moalboal, you’ll board a boat that will take you to the different tropical attractions of Moalboal, where you can swim and snorkel. On the other hand, the other option will allow you to marvel at the shape-shifting Sumilon Sandbar and see the picturesque cascades of Tumalog Falls. 

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Day 7
Chairs inside NAIA Terminal 2

Day 7 - Day 7: Departure + Check-out

Your tour has come to an end. You will be leaving the Visayas and heading back to Luzon today, but before checking out, you still have time to explore the nearby areas of your hotel so you can try more local food or shop for souvenirs. When you are ready, your van will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the airport. The flight from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to Ninoy Aquino International Airport is just a little over an hour.

 

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What to bring

Passport (Valid for 6 months from date of departure)
Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
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.

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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. Deluxe accommodations provide guests with a brief, efficient but comfortable stay.

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. These accommodations are usually located strategically with high accessibility to shopping centers, tourist attractions and business districts. 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 Bohol

• Manila (MNL) - Tagbilaran (TAG) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Cebu to Manila

• Cebu (CEB) - Manila (MNL via Philippine Airlines | Mactan-Cebu 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.

Sea Transfer

This package includes business class seat with 15kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage via Oceanjet. Below are your trip details:

Bohol to Cebu

• Tagbilaran (Bohol) to Cebu via Oceanjet | Tagbilaran Pier

Pre-boarding Reminders:

• 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.

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