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7-Day Philippines Vacation Package to Top Cebu & Palawan Attractions from Manila
A boat full of tourists exploring Puerto Princesa Underground River

7-Day Philippines Vacation Package to Top Cebu & Palawan Attractions from Manila

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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

Visit some of the most interesting and visited attractions of Cebu and Palawan in the Philippines with this 7-day travel package. This hassle-free package includes your land, sea, and air transfers, entrance fees, and even accommodations with breakfast. Knowledgeable and experienced tour guides will be with you throughout your trip.

The 7-day package starts off in Manila where you will get to see historic and interesting structures inside the walled area that is Intramuros. 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. You’ll get to visit Kawasan Falls in the town of Badian. There’s also the colorful Sirao Flower Farm, which is just a few kilometers from the city center.

Palawan is one of the top island destinations in not just 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 Palawan's Puerto Princesa, you will visit islands at the famous Honda Bay. Then, you will also get to explore Puerto Princesa’s Underground River. In the quaint town of San Vicente, you’ll get to see the beaches and islands of Port Barton. It’s almost the same as the other attractions of Palawan but with minimal commercialization and fewer visitors.

This 7-day vacation package 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 comforts.

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

Included

6 nights accommodation (budget category)
6 days breakfast
6 days lunch
Day 1 - Intramuros Tour (Manila)
Day 2 to 3 - Cebu Tour (Central Visayas)
Day 4 to 6 - Puerto Princesa and Port Barton Tour (Palawan)
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

Sightseeing and Walking
Island Hopping
City Tours
Culture, Arts and Historical Tour

Attractions

Manila Cathedral
Casa Manila
Bahay Tsinoy
Puerto Princesa
Starfish Island
Luli Island
Cowrie Island
Underground River
Magellan's Cross
Cebu
Temple of Leah
Sirao Flower Farm
Kawasan Falls
Taoist Temple
Honda Bay
Baker's Hill
Port Barton
Intramuros
Fort Santiago
San Agustin Church
Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño
Heritage of Cebu Monument
Pescador Island
Moalboal
Crocodile Farm
Mitra's Ranch
Plaza Cuartel
Sardine Run
Baluarte de San Diego
Yap-San Diego Ancestral House
Plaza Roma
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
Manila
San Diego Gardens
Inaladelan Island

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Rock formation of Baluarte de San Diego inside Intramuros

Day 1: Intramuros Tour

Your tour of the Philippines starts at the capital of the country, the City of Manila. Once you have arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, your van will pick you up and bring you to Manila. Your accommodation will be in the Roxas Boulevard area.

The Manila Tour will be for exploring Intramuros, its historic, walled area. It’s home to structures that are over a hundred years old and have survived the test of time as well as earthquakes and wars. Fort Santiago is your first stop, which was a citadel built during the 16th century.

Plaza Roma is now a quiet park but it used to be the city’s main square back in the olden days. It has seen numerous events, even bullfights hosted during the Spanish Colonial period.

The next two attractions are museums that will give you a deeper knowledge of the Ethnic Chinese and the Spanish Colonization. The first is Bahay Tsinoy and the second is Casa Manila.

The next site will have you seeing age-old structures and green spaces. The San Diego Gardens has been spruced up and this well-maintained park has been added with pergolas. Baluarte de San Diego is a 16th-century bastion with an interesting structure. From an aerial view, it looks like the ace of spades.

Before your Manila Tour ends, you will pay a visit to 2 historic and religious buildings. The 17th-century San Agustin Church and Museum and the country’s premier church, the Manila Cathedral.

Day 2
Millions of sardines with a diver in Cebu

Day 2: Kawasan Falls & Moalboal Sardine Run Tour

On the second day of your tour, you will be leaving Manila and flying 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 staying in the town of Argao.

The first attraction you will visit is the wonderful Kawasan Falls in Badian. These multi-layered waterfalls can be explored by canyoneering, however, the trek is long and physically demanding. The main waterfall is easily accessible and has a few tourist facilities. There are even natural pools and lagoons where you can go for a quick and refreshing dip.

After visiting Badian, it’s time to move to another countryside town of Cebu. Moalboal is known for its beach and dive sites. You will visit 2 islands and a beach at Moalboal.

You can better appreciate the riches of Pescador Island when you go snorkeling. Beneath the island is soft and hard corals and the area is home to more than 2,500 fish species. There’s even an underwater cave, called the Cathedral, that is popular among divers.

The next site is Turtle Island where you will get to see the green sea creatures. You might even get a chance to swim with them. Finally, at Panagsama Beach, you will witness a natural phenomenon. Millions of sardines come out and swim together during the Sardine Run.

Day 3
Red and yellow flowers in a spot in Sirao Flower Farm

Day 3: Cebu City Tour

Your van will pick you up from your hotel in Mandaue to start your Cebu City tour. It begins at the Taoist Temple, which is set atop a hill. This colorful site has a replica of the Great Wall of China, has dragon statues, and features Chinese architecture. The temple complex is open to visitors and it even has a souvenir shop.

In downtown Cebu, you will visit the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country. The Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino was founded in 1565 and the building that stands today was completed in 1740. There is a chapel just a few meters away from the church that houses Magellan’s Cross. The cross was planted by explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521.

At the Heritage of Cebu Monument, you will get to know more about the history of the province. This grand artwork depicts important events, symbols, and people of Cebu like Sergio Osmena, the 4th President of the country, a Spanish galleon, and the Battle of Mactan. Nearby, you’ll visit the ancestral Yap - San Diego Ancestral House.

Be in awe of what love and devotion can do as you visit the Temple of Leah. A Cebuano man had built this temple for his wife. Before the day ends, you’ll get to see Cebu’s own Little Amsterdam. The hilltop Sirao Flower Farm has majestic and colorful blooms.

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

Day 4: Puerto Princesa Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour

On the 4th day of your vacation, it’s time to leave Cebu and go to Palawan. After checking out of your Mandaue accommodation, your van will take you to Mactan-Cebu International Airport. The flight to Puerto Princesa International Airport is normally less than 2 hours.

You will go on an island-hopping tour at the famous Honda Bay. This bay is on the eastern side of Palawan and is around 15km from Puerto Princesa City. It’s home to several islands, a few of which you will get to visit.

Starfish Island is not named after its shape. It’s because it has many rock starfishes. This island is also home to a number of schools of fish, like the bloating puffers or the bright fusiliers.

Now, the next island you will visit is named after its shape. Cowrie Island has the outline of a seashell. It is Honda Bay’s largest island and has dining facilities. It’s a good place to go for a swim as it has a netted area to ward of any jellyfish that may come.

Luli Island has beautiful sandbars that disappear beneath the water during high tide. There’s a diving board on the island as well as a snorkeling area and a few hammocks to relax in. After your Honda Bay Tour, your van will take you to your Sabang hotel.

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

Day 5: Puerto Princesa Underground River and City Tour

From your Sabang accommodation, it’s a short ride to the port where your tour day starts. You will ride a boat going to the Puerto Princesa Underground 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. You’ll definitely see a bat or two during your trip.

The next part of your tour will take place in Puerto Princesa City. You’ll visit the tourist-stop 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 the hopia, a moon-cake like pastry filled with pork, mongo beans, or ube.

Downtown you will go to the historic Plaza Cuartel, a former prison with a tragic past. After that, you’ll get to see crocodiles and other animals at the Crocodile Farm. At Mitra’s Ranch, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of Puerto Princesa City at their view deck. This hilltop tourist site also has picnicking, horse-back riding, and zip-lining facilities.

Last but not least, you will go to the city’s promenade, the Puerto Princesa Baywalk. Your van will then take you back to your hotel in Sabang.

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

Day 6: Port Barton Island Hopping Tour

On this day, you’ll get to explore the “quieter” side of Palawan. Situated in the seaside town of San Vicente, the village of Port Barton isn’t as commercialized as other destinations on the island. The locals’ source of living is off-shore pearl farming and fishing.

Since Port Barton isn’t as accessible as other sites in Palawan, there are definitely fewer tourists coming in. Visitors of this laid-back town are mostly adventurous travelers or backpackers. There aren’t any big resorts or grand facilities in the area but the beaches, the waters, and the islands are definitely 5-star.

At Inaladelan Island, you’ll find a relaxing beach with facilities for camping and water sports. Depending on the season, you might chance upon sea turtles leaving their eggs or baby turtles coming out of their shells on the island.

Lulubog-Lilitaw, or Luli, for short, is a sandbar in Port Barton. The sandbar disappears underneath the water when the tides are high. It’s a great spot to find starfishes and to watch the sunset.

Your tour of Port Barton is not complete without exploring its rich waters. You will be taken to 2 interesting spots in the area. The first is the Turtle Snorkeling site while the second is the Fish and Coral Snorkeling site.

Day 7
Manila International Airport during sunrise

Day 7: Departure to Manila

Your van will pick you up from your hotel 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 to where you have started, at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

What to bring

Facemask and Face shield
Extra Clothes
Personal Medicine
Swimwear and Sunblock
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.

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.

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