Scenic 9-Day Nature Tour to Cebu, Bohol & Dumaguete Visayas Package from Manila

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Summary

Tour starts
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Starting time
Flexible
Duration
9 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 9-day Philippine vacation package that will allow you to explore the countryside and outdoor attractions of Visayas. You’ll get to visit both quiet sites and tourist favorites on this multi-day tour. The itinerary included in this package covers three Visayas provinces, Dumaguete, Cebu, and Bohol. Expert tour guides will join you to make your Visayas tour package more fun and educational. Entrance fees, environmental fees, port fees, applicable taxes, accommodations with breakfast, free tours, and all transfers for land, sea, and air are also already included in this 9-day itinerary in the Philippines.

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

This 9-day vacation package to the Philippines begins in Manila. After checking in at a comfort-level accommodation, you will have the option to visit the walled city of Intramuros. See what lies hidden in this historical fortification. 

You will then fly off to the islands of the Visayas, where after checking in to your hotel, you can have a relaxing day exploring some of Dumaguete’s natural attractions on an optional tour. The next day, you will also visit Pulangbato Falls and other tourist spots.

You will also go to the island of Bohol on this Philippine holiday package, where after checking in, 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 the country, the Chocolate Hills. You’ll also visit some of the gorgeous islands of the province.

Be prepared to be enchanted by what Cebu has to offer. After checking in at the hotel, you will be able to enjoy either an Oslob whale shark-watching tour with a trip to Sumilon Sandbar and Tumalog Falls or a Moalboal sardine run, Mantayupan Falls, and Basdaku White Beach tour. You will also be given the option to book a tour of historical attractions in Cebu City, including Magellan’s Cross and the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño.

You will get to see and experience all of these and more with this 9-day Philippine travel package. This will be a fuss-free trip, with everything already arranged for you, as you will also have a Philippine Airlines flight back to Manila.

Go on this 9-day trip to the Philippines to see outdoor attractions and the countryside of the Visayas region. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

1 night accommodation a comfort level accommodation in Manila
2 nights accommodation a comfort level accommodation in Dumaguete
3 nights accommodation a comfort level accommodation in Bohol
2 nights accommodation a comfort level accommodation in Cebu
Roundtrip airfare from Manila to Dumaguete & Cebu to Manila via Philippine Airlines with 20kg baggage allowance
One-way tourist class ferry transfer from Dumaguete to Bohol & Bohol to Cebu
All private airconditioned land transfers in Manila
All private airconditioned land transfers in Dumaguete
All private airconditioned land transfers in Bohol
All private airconditioned land transfers in Cebu
Daily breakfast
Day 3 - Dumaguete City, Pulangbato Falls & Hot Spring Day Tour with Lunch & Transfers
Day 5 -Bohol Countryside Tour with Loboc River Cruise Lunch & Transfers
Day 6 - Bohol Island Hopping Tour at Balicasag & Virgin Islands with Dolphin Watching
Day 8 - Choose Tour: Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching, Sumilon Sandbar, Tumalog Falls with Lunch & Transfers from City OR Cebu Moalboal Sardine Run, Mantayupan Falls & Basdaku White Beach Private Tour with Transfers
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access inside hotel premises
Complimentary access to hotel facilities and amenities

Activities

Island Hopping
Canyoneering & Spelunking
Hotel + Flights + Transfers
Sightseeing
Outdoor & Adventure Activities

Daily itinerary

Day 1
View of MAnila from Intramuros during daytime

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in 

You will arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, and your van will take you to your comfort-level hotel in Manila. After checking in to your hotel, feel free to just relax and rest before your flight to the Visayas tomorrow. If you are still up for some exploring, you can choose to add an optional tour of the historic walled city of Intramuros to your Philippine itinerary.

You can either go on a morning or a night walking tour. The morning walking tour will take you to places including Fort Santiago, a Spanish citadel built in 1571, and Casa Manila, a museum that lets you see what it was like to live during the Spanish era. It will also bring you to Plaza de Armas, the Rajah Sulayman Theater, Palacio Del Governador General, Ayuntamiento de Manila, and the Manila Cathedral.

While the night tour will also stop at Fort Santiago and Casa Manila, it is a much darker tour that details the atrocities that happened during the war. If you choose this tour, you will also see the Philippine Military Academy, as well as the Memorare-Manila 1945, which commemorates the unarmed civilians who became casualties of the Battle of Manila.

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

Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Dumaguete + Check-in 

You will fly out of Manila and head to Dumaguete City, known as the City of Gentle People. From the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, it’s a little over an hour to get to Dumaguete-Sibulan Airport. After landing at the airport, look for your driver, who will bring you to your comfort-level hotel in Dumaguete City. Once you have settled in your room, you have the option to explore on your own or go on an add-on guided tour of some of the attractions of the city.

If you decide to book the add-on tour, you will visit Silliman University, which is the country’s and Asia’s first American higher learning institution. At Rizal Boulevard, you can enjoy refreshing scenery at the 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 many 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.

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Day 3
Pulangbato Falls in Dumaguete which is known for the red rocks in its catch basin.

Day 3 - Day 3: Dumaguete City, Pulangbato Falls & Hot Spring Day Tour with Lunch & Transfers

Your first complimentary tour is scheduled for day 3. On this tour, you will explore the natural and historical attractions in and nearby Dumaguete City, including an old church, waterfalls, and a hot spring. 

The first stops are Silliman University, the Provincial Capitol, Claytown Pottery, St. Catherine de Alexandria, and the Dumaguete Public Market. After seeing these Dumaguete attractions, you’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before going to Pulangbato Falls, which is known for the red rocks in its catch basin. You can take a dip in the pool or just admire the beautiful surroundings at the site of the falls. Your last stop for this tour is the Red Rocks Hot Spring. Here you can enjoy a soothing dip into its hot waters

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Day 4
Aerial view of Panglao island in Bohol

Day 4 - Day 4: Arrival in Bohol + Check-in 

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel in Dumaguete City and do some last-minute exploring and shopping at nearby areas before checking out. After you have checked out, you will make your way to your next destination, Bohol. Bohol is known for its Chocolate Hills, as well as its beaches and islands, some of which you can visit in the following days. 

After checking in to your comfort-level hotel and getting settled in your room, you have free time to explore Bohol on your own. Take note that you have two complimentary tours of Bohol as part of this package, so make sure you get enough rest for today.

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Day 5
The magnificent Bohol Chocolate Hills

Day 5 - Day 5: Bohol Countryside Tour with Loboc River Cruise Lunch & Transfers

Today, you will visit some of the top attractions 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 long, and the slow ride will have you enjoying the sight of the lush surroundings. 

After the cruise, you will go to Baclayon Church, a National Cultural Treasure of the country. At the Butterfly Conservatory, you can observe the different stages of the life of the butterfly. There are about 200 species at the conservatory. Bilar Forest is a 2 km stretch of mahogany trees. What’s unique about this forest is it is man-made, and 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 chocolate mounds.

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Day 6
Bohol's Balicasag Island

Day 6 - Day 6: Bohol Island Hopping Tour at Balicasag & Virgin Islands with Dolphin Watching

You will be going on a boat and exploring the islands and waters of Bohol today. Be ready to wake up early, as this tour can start as early as 5 AM. Your first agenda for the day is dolphin watching. While seeing these creatures is not guaranteed, those lucky enough to spot them will be treated to a breathtaking view of dolphins swimming and playing in Bohol’s waters.

After that, you will head to Balicasag Island, one of the top snorkeling and diving spots in the country. You can explore the island on foot and swim in the waters, but the best way to see its wonders is by putting on snorkeling gear and exploring underwater. You have a high chance of spotting sea turtles grazing on the ocean floor.

Your last stop in this tour is Virgin Island, a pristine sandbar that makes for stunning travel photos. You can wade in the waters, lounge in the sand, or just enjoy the 360-degree view of Bohol’s natural attractions.

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Day 7
Magellan's Cross in Cebu City

Day 7 - Day 7: Arrival in Cebu + Check-in + Optional Tour

From Bohol, you will make your way to Cebu via ferry. You will be picked up from the port and brought to your comfort-level accommodations in Cebu. Once you have rested in your room, feel free to explore the city on your own. For a guided tour, you may book an add-on experience that will bring you to some of the top attractions of Cebu City.

The optional tour will first take you to Magellan’s Cross, which marks the start of Catholicism in the country. You’ll then head to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. To learn more about the history of Cebu, you’ll also drop by the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House and the Pedro Calungsod Church, which is dedicated to the Filipino saint. You’ll wrap up your tour with a running tour of South Road Properties, Colon Street, and the Fuente Osmena Circle. You will end your tour at the Capitol Site.

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Day 8
Swim with the whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu

Day 8 - Day 8: Choose Your Tour

On the last full day of your vacation package, you can decide which tour to go on. You can decide to embark on an exciting Oslob whale shark-watching activity. During this free day tour, you'll explore the charming landmarks and natural wonders of Oslob, located south of Cebu City. The highlight of the tour is the incredible whale shark encounter, where you'll have the chance to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Additionally, you'll visit the stunning Sumilon Sandbar, a stretch of white sand perfect for lounging and observing marine life. Next, head to the mesmerizing Tumalog Falls, which resemble a cascading curtain amidst rocks. Remember, while this adventure promises a thrilling experience, sightings of whale sharks are not guaranteed.

You also have the option to book a tour of Moalboal, Mantayupan Falls, and Basdaku White Beach. In Moalboal, you will head to the water and experience the majestic sardine run, where thousands and thousands of sardines swim in unison to create a massive glimmering wall underwater. You'll also visit Mantayupan Falls, the highest waterfalls in Cebu, before relaxing at Basdaku White Beach.

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Day 9
Cebu Mandaue Marcelo Fernan Bridge

Day 9 - Day 9: Checkout + Departure

Your tour of the Philippines has come to an end, and it is time to leave the Visayas and return to Manila. Before you check out of your hotel, you can enjoy your complimentary breakfast and shop for souvenirs in the nearby local stores. When you have checked out and are ready, your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport. The flight back to Ninoy Aquino International Airport takes about an hour and a half.

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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.

Comfort - 2-3 star accommodations offer the basic necessities of a bed and bathroom and limited amenities, like a television, phone, and closet. Front desk services, along with daily housekeeping and breakfast are also available. 2-3 star accommodations are usually located near major intersections, public transportation centers, and affordable tourist attractions.

Deluxe - 4-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.

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.

Comfort

Comfort level accommodations offer basic room amenities, a private bathroom (typically shower only), TV, telephones, clothes racks or small closets. Breakfast is included.

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.

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 Dumaguete

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

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 Transfers

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

Dumaguete to Bohol

• Dumaguete to Tagbilaran (Bohol) via Oceanjet | Dumaguete City Port

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.

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