Discover the best of the Philippine landscape with this 9-day tour to the top attractions of Baguio, Bohol, Dumaguete, and Cebu. Roundtrip flights, land and sea transfers, accommodation with daily breakfast, and entrance fees are included in the package. For travelers who want to see the Philippines’ natural beauty and know about its rich history and culture, this trip is for you.
The Philippines is filled with historical sites and natural wonders. This package will bring you to some of them. Starting in Manila, the country’s capital city, you will visit a historic walled area called Intramuros, which encloses multiple significant churches, fortresses, and more.
You will also head north to explore Baguio. Here you will visit Camp John Hay, a tourist attraction that is a former military base during World War II. At present, people are drawn to this place because of its shopping, dining, and entertainment sites.
The famous Strawberry Farm in Benguet is also part of the itinerary. You will get the chance to pick strawberries that you can take home. This package also includes a visit to the islands of Visayas. You’ll first go to Bohol and enjoy its natural attractions. You will also go on a relaxing Loboc River Cruise and make a stop at the well-known Chocolate Hills to see the unique geological formations.
You will also be spending a day on Apo Island in Dumaguete. This island offers a spectacular marine ecosystem, making it one of the best dive sites in the world. After Dumaguete, you’ll travel to Cebu to tour around its bustling metropolitan area and countryside. The stops include the marvelous Kawasan Falls famous for its turquoise waters, the incredible Temple of Leah likened to India’s Taj Mahal, and the vibrant Sirao Flower Farm, or what is also referred to as Little Amsterdam of Cebu.
Take home unforgettable memories from the Philippines’ best attractions with this 9-day vacation package of Baguio, Bohol, Dumaguete, and Cebu. Check availability by choosing a date.
Visiting the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila is your agenda for Day 1. Once you arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, your van will bring you to your accommodation in Manila. Then, you will proceed with your day tour after checking in.
Your Intramuros tour begins with a stop at Fort Santiago. Established in 1593, this historical landmark has survived several earthquakes and wars. Next is Plaza Roma, a public square where you’ll find a monument of King Charles the IV built in 1824.
You will drop by two museums during this tour. First, you’ll visit Bahay Tsinoy, which exhibits the long relationship Filipinos had with the Ethnic Chinese, from the past until the present. You’ll then head to Casa Manila, which showcases the lifestyle Filipinos had during the Spanish Colonial era.
Afterward, you’ll visit the San Diego Gardens, one of the few public parks located in Metro Manila. Not far from the gardens is the Baluarte De San Diego, which is known to be the oldest stone fortress in the city. Before heading to your hotel, you will drop by two of the iconic churches inside Intramuros: the San Agustin Church and Museum and the Manila Cathedral.
The City of Baguio will be your destination on this day. It boasts a cool climate as it stands 4,600ft above sea level, thus earning the title “Summer Capital of the Philippines.” The tour will include visiting lush parks and historical places.
The Philippine Military Academy will be your first stop. It was built as early as the 19th century and has become the leading military institution. Baguio is also home to The Mansion, the summer palace of the Philippine President that has a presidential museum inside.
The next stop is Camp John Hay. Initially a U.S. military base, this tourist attraction now features gardens, shopping establishments, and more. You’ll then head to Mines View Park, which overlooks the mining town of Itogon, specifically its defunct gold and copper mines.
After that is Wright Park, known for its Pool of Pines and offers horseback riding. The last park you’ll visit is called Centennial Park. This site features a bronze sculpture that shows the builders of Baguio, such as native Cordillera, Chinese, Americans, and Japanese.
Before going back to your Baguio hotel, you will make a stop at Good Shepherd Convent, which sells peanut brittle, ube, jams, and more.
On the third day, you will head further north to discover the stunning attractions of Benguet. Your tour starts at the popular La Trinidad Strawberry Farm, which is approximately 8km from Baguio. This 79-hectare farm lets visitors pick strawberries on their own.
Next, you will pay a visit to the Atok Sakura Flowers. Here you will find more than 30 Sakura trees that the Japanese government gave as a gift to the locals back in 2016. These trees will soon bloom every year.
Set on rolling fields, the Northern Blossom attracts locals and tourists with its various flowers such as roses, sunflowers, cabbage roses, and more. Northern Blossoms also offers splendid views of the surrounding mountain ranges, which make a perfect backdrop.
Afterward, your van will take you to the 2nd Highest Point. This spot boasts the second-highest altitude in the country. It is situated along the Halsema Highway, which traverses eight towns in Benguet and covers four municipalities in Mountain Province.
Your Benguet Tour will end at Spanish Trail. It is a man-made trail constructed during the Spanish colonial era and extends up to about 3km long. You will then go back to your hotel in Manila.
On Day 4, you will travel to the province of Bohol in the Visayas via plane. After checking out of your Manila accommodation, your van will drive you to Ninoy Aquino International Airport. After a short flight, the plane will land at Panglao International Airport.
From your Bohol hotel, you’ll make your way to Corella Tarsier Sanctuary. It houses one of the world’s smallest primates that are typically no bigger than an average-sized hand. Flash photography is not allowed during the visit as tarsiers have sensitive and large eyes.
A relaxing Loboc River Cruise will be the next part of the itinerary. You will get on a floating restaurant that offers a buffet and cultural presentations. Your next stop will be Baclayon Church, which was severely destroyed during a 2013 earthquake and has since been rebuilt.
From there, you will then drop by the Butterfly Conservatory, where you will find a variety of butterfly species flying around a garden full of colorful flowers. The next attraction is Bilar Forest, a man-made mahogany forest created during the mid-20th century.
The final leg of your Bohol countryside tour is the province’s most iconic spot, Chocolate Hills. It is made up of more than 1,000 mounds that change color depending on the season.
Your fifth day is dedicated to Pamilacan Island, which is another must-visit destination in the province of Bohol. This island is situated over 10km away from mainland Bohol and is home to 2,000 locals. It used to be a go-to site for hunting whale sharks and manta rays. This activity has since been prohibited and locals focus on dolphin-and-whale-watching tours at present.
Your van will pick you up at your accommodation on Panglao Island and take you to a pier. You will board a boat that will take you to Pamilacan Island. Lying in the middle of the sea, this island is only 1.75sq.km. Be sure to keep a watchful eye for marine animals, like dolphins, you might spot some while sailing. There are also reports of sharks and whales sighting in the area.
Once you reach Pamilacan Island, expect to find white sand beaches and crystalline waters. You are free to unwind on the shore or go for a swim to escape the heat of the sun. You can also go snorkeling to see the island’s beautiful corals, schools of fish, sea turtles, and more. After some island fun, you will be taken back to your Panglao hotel.
Day 6 will be dedicated to another beautiful island located near Dumaguete, Apo Island. This is one of the most famous dive sites in the world. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Dumaguete and bring you to the town of Dauin, where you’ll board a boat. It will only be a short boat ride from Dauin to the volcanic island.
Apo Island is home to a marine sanctuary that is perfect for sea lovers. So be sure to bring your swimsuit to this tour. Feel free to go snorkeling to spot vibrant schools of fish. You can also explore the island's 400 species of corals and see if you can encounter sea creatures like tuna, manta rays, and hammerheads.
The Turtle Point is one of the favorite spots on the island. Here, you can find or even swim with sea turtles. Going on a trek is also a fun activity to do while on the island. The 600m Habagat Eco Trail will lead you to a site that offers a sweeping view of the sea. After the tour, you will return to the mainland before dark and get a well-deserved rest at your Dumaguete accommodation.
The next destination on your 9-day trip is the island province of Cebu. You will check out of your hotel in Dumaguete and ride the van to a pier. You will then board a ferry bound for Cebu.
Upon arrival here, the town of Badian will be your first destination. It is famous for its Kawasan Falls, which comprises three waterfalls, as well as natural pools and lagoons. If you wish to better explore this natural wonder, you can add the canyoneering activity to your itinerary.
From Badian, your van will take you north towards the coastal town of Moalboal. This location is popular among divers because of its splendid coral ecosystem. Moalboal is also the jump-off point for visiting Cebu’s beautiful islands, including your next stops. Pescador Island is an excellent place to discover exotic fish and both soft and hard corals.
At Turtle Island, you will not only spot sea turtles but you can also swim with them. The tour will conclude at Panagsama Beach where the striking Sardine Run takes place. You’ll get to see millions of sardines swimming at the same time. After that, you will head back to the mainland and recharge at your hotel in Argao, Cebu.
It’s time to explore the bustling city of Cebu. After checking out of your Argao accommodation, your van will bring you to the city to begin the tour. Cebu is the Philippines’ oldest city and the regional center of Central Visayas.
The first attraction you will visit is the Taoist temple. Constructed in 1972, this multi-tiered temple has a chapel, a wishing well, a library, and a souvenir shop. You will head downtown afterward to see the Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino. This 16th-century structure is the Philippines’ oldest Roman Catholic Church.
Outside the basilica is the famous Magellan’s Cross. It is another notable historical site in Cebu and is housed in a small chapel. Next is the Heritage of Cebu Monument at Parian Park. It illustrates the important events that occurred in Cebu, including the Battle of Mactan. A short walk away is the Yap - San Diego Ancestral House, the oldest house standing in Cebu.
From there, you’ll visit the Temple of Leah, which was established in 2012 for a Cebuano’s wife. Finally, you’ll drop by Cebu’s Little Amsterdam, the Sirao Flower Farm that features gorgeous blossoms. Once your tour ends, you’ll make your way to your Mandaue hotel.
On the last day of your 9-day trip, you will leave Cebu and fly back to Manila. After being picked up at your accommodation in Mandaue, your van will take you to Mactan-Cebu International Airport. The plane will land at Ninoy Aquino International Airport after a little over an hour.
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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.
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.
Private rooms with private bathrooms in guesthouses or small hotels with basic amenities.
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.
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.