Siquijor Tours and Activities

Siquijor Tours and Activities

Immerse in the beauty of the mystical island of Siquijor with these tours. Try the tarzan swing at Cambugahay Falls, pray at Lazi Church, lounge in its beaches, and more.
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What are the most popular tourist spots in Siquijor?

Siquijor, a mystical island province in the Philippines, features beaches, enchanting waterfalls, and rich cultural heritage. Visit Siquijor’s popular spots like Cambugahay Falls, Paliton Beach, Old Enchanted Balete Tree, Cantabon Cave, and Lazi Church, to name a few. These tourist attractions are usually included in a Siquijor day tour.

When is the best time to visit Siquijor?

The climate in Siquijor is generally warm all year round. However, if you’re planning to do some heavy sightseeing and water activities, you might want to visit during the dry season from October to June, so you can enjoy the views and the calm waters.

Since Siquijor is one of the underrated places in the Philippines, you can visit the island province during the peak season from March to May, where most tourists go to popular tourist destinations like Boracay, Palawan, and Cebu.

How do I get to Siquijor?

After you arrive at Dumaguete City Airport, you have to go to Dumaguete port via jeepney or tricycle. Upon arrival, you have to ride a boat or ferry going to Siquijor.

For a hassle-free trip, book a tour to Siquijor that includes transfers to and from your accommodation or to Siquijor tourist spots.

What's the best way to get around Siquijor?

In order to get around Siquijor, you have to ride public transportation like jeepneys and tricycles. However, you have the option to join a guided tour with transfers, or rent a car or motorcycle, if you want to explore the city at your own pace.

Is it necessary to rent a motorcycle or car to explore Siquijor?

Renting a motorcycle or car is a popular option for exploring Siquijor as it offers flexibility and convenience, but it's not necessary. Tricycles and habal-habal (motorcycle taxis) are also available for hire. For your convenience, you can book Siquijor tours with transfers so you can go to the island’s tourist spots without hassle.

What Siquijor tours and packages can I book?

There are usually two types of tours available to book: private tour or joiner tour. A Siquijor private tour is for those who want an exclusive tour of the island’s attractions with included transfers. If you want to opt for a cheaper alternative and meet different tourists, go for a Siquijor joiner tour.

A half-day Siquijor tour is available for those who want a short visit to the island's top attractions.

What activities can I do in Siquijor tours?

In Siquijor tours, you can enjoy a variety of activities catering to different interests and preferences. You can go beach hopping in Siquijor to the best beach destinations in the Philippines, such as Salagdoong Beach, Paliton Beach, and Kagusuan Beach, where you can swim, sunbathe, and enjoy water sports like snorkeling and kayaking. There are several dive sites and snorkeling spots around Siquijor, including marine sanctuaries with vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life.

For adrenaline junkies, go for a Siquijor Island adventure tour with activities such as cliff diving at Salagdoong Beach, zip-lining at Cantabon Cave Park, and motorbiking along scenic coastal roads. You can also visit enchanting waterfalls like Cambugahay Falls, which is one of the famous waterfalls in the Philippines, Lugnason Falls, and Lazi Falls, where you can swim in natural pools, take refreshing dips, and enjoy the lush surroundings.

Other Siquijor activities you can also include in your tour are eco-friendly activities such as nature walks or birdwatching, or go on a cultural immersion tour and learn about Siquijor's rich cultural heritage by visiting local communities and attending festivals and events.

Can I book guided tours or activities in advance, or is it better to arrange them upon arrival?

It's possible to book guided tours or activities in advance through tour and travel agencies, like Guide to the Philippines, especially if you have specific preferences or limited time. There are available Siquijor island tours and attractions that you can also upgrade and customize with transfers and accommodations. Typically, these tours include Siquijor tour guides and transportation. You can also arrange tours and activities upon arrival through local agencies or accommodations.

Check out the best Philippines itinerary vacation packages to get an idea of what to book for your trip to Siquijor.

How many days in Siquijor should I spend and book for tours?

Spend at least 2-3 days to see the best of Siquijor. You’ll be able to try various recreational activities, from sightseeing to island-hopping to nature excursions. If you only want to spend a day in the island province, there are also available Siquijor day tour packages.

If you want to spend a week or so in Siquijor, there are Philippine guided tours available in travel agencies, with Siquijor-Dumaguete package tour or Visayas tour packages.

Are there accommodations available in Siquijor?

Yes, Siquijor offers a range of accommodations, including resorts, hotels, guesthouses, and homestays to suit various budgets.

What should I pack for my trip to Siquijor?

Essential items to pack include sunscreen, insect repellent, swimwear, light clothing, comfortable footwear for walking or hiking, and a camera or smartphone to capture the scenic views.

Is Siquijor safe?

It is safe in Siquijor. But as with any unfamiliar destination, make sure to take care of your belongings.

Is there an airport in Siquijor?

No, there is no airport in Siquijor. The nearest airports are Sibulan Airport in Dumaguete City and Bohol-Panglao International Airport in Tagbilaran City. You can book Dumaguete tours with side trips to Siquijor to enjoy both destinations.

How far is Siquijor from Cebu?

Siquijor is approximately 60 kilometers (37 miles) away from Cebu. You can reach Siquijor from Cebu by taking a ferry or fast craft, which typically takes around 4-5 hours, depending on the mode of transportation chosen.

What languages do locals speak in Siquijor?

The most widely used language in Siquijor is Cebuano and Tagalog, but many can understand and speak English.

Are there any cultural or religious practices I should be aware of in Siquijor?

Siquijor is known for its folklore and traditions surrounding healing practices and mysticism. It's important to respect local customs and beliefs.
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