Temple of Leah Tours
Marvel at the beauty of Cebu's Temple of Leah with these tours. Learn about the romantic history behind this majestic structure in the Queen City of the South.

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Temple of Leah Tours

Marvel at the beauty of Cebu's Temple of Leah with these tours. Learn about the romantic history behind this majestic structure in the Queen City of the South.
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Mactan Cebu Panoramic & Highlands Guided Day Tour with Transfer

Discover the beauty of Mactan Island and Cebu City’s famous attractions with this whole day guided tour. If you’re a nature lover and a history buff visiting the island, then this trip is for you. The tour begins after your service picks you up from your accommodation. From there, you will be heading towards your first stop, Mactan Shrine. The Mactan Shrine in Punta Engaño was where the Battle of Mactan took place during the 1500s. Here, you will see two important sites that serve as an important reminder of Cebu’s history: Lapu-Lapu’s monument and Magellan’s shrine. Lapu-Lapu’s monument is a 20-meter bronze statue that commemorates the first Philippine national hero, Lapu-Lapu, who opposed the forces of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer who introduced Catholicism in the country. Not far from this site is Magellan’s Shrine, a large memorial tower erected in 1866. After learning about this historic place, you will be moving to Alegre Guitar Factory, where Mactan’s world-class handcrafted guitars are made. Have a quick tour around the factory before your stopover at the Balay sa Busay, a homey cliffside restaurant in Cebu, for your sumptuous lunch.  Right after the meal, you will make your way to West 35 Eco Mountain Resort. The resort boasts of a wide variety of flora and fauna and a 360-degree view of the Balamban mountains. You will see more of Cebu’s scenic countryside at your next stop, Sirao Flower Farm. One of Cebu’s most popular attractions, this flower farm on top of the mountain has a vast field full of lovely flowers and Instagrammable spots where you can take plenty of photos to your heart’s content. Finally, you will be proceeding to the Temple of Leah to conclude your tour. Get a taste of Ancient Greece in this majestic temple that overlooks downtown Cebu. With its Doric columns, Greece-inspired statues and elaborate architecture, there’s no shortage of picture-perfect sights here. Take on a memorable trip around Mactan Island and Cebu’s highlands with this full-day guided tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Cebu Panoramic & Highlands Guided Day Tour with Transfer

Come along on this scenic highland guided tour of Cebu and witness its beautiful panoramic views by booking this trip. If you’re a nature lover then this tour is perfect for you! The trip begins right after your guide picks you up from your accommodation in Cebu City or Mactan Island. Then, your guide will discuss the itinerary for the day. Once settled, you will be heading to your first stop, Sirao Flower Farm. Also known as “Little Amsterdam of Cebu”, the Siaro Flower Farm has become a popular attraction because of its vast flower fields and instagrammable designs. Both foreign and local guests flock to Sirao Flower Farm to witness its beauty. Enjoy taking as many photos as you can in this lovely flower garden before moving on to the next destination, West 35 Eco Mountain Resort. Situated on top of the mountainous Balamban, West 35 Eco Mountain Resort is the perfect place to relax with its 360-degree view of Balamban mountains. The Eco Resort also boasts of lush vegetation, a wide variety of insects and birds, and activity areas such as a children’s playground and zipline. Afterwards, you will be heading to Tops Lookout, a popular observation spot in Cebu. Perched on top of Mt. Busay, Tops lookout is well-known among travelers because of its fortress-like viewing deck and spectacular views. If you want to stay longer, the place also has a mini-bar where you can buy drinks, while admiring the view. Finally, you will be heading to the Temple of Leah. Built in 2012, this elaborate Greek-style temple is the architect’s grand gesture of love towards his late wife. It has been likened to Taj Mahal in India because of its purpose and grandeur. Inside the temple is a museum and library that houses the family’s antiques. Enjoy the panoramic views that Cebu has to offer as you embark on this wonderful journey along the highlands of Cebu. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Cebu City Landmarks & Highlands Guided Tour with Transfers

Get ready to fall in love with Cebu, a recently-awarded UNESCO Creative City, with this guided tour! This is perfect for those who want to get a little bit of everything this city has to offer — from city treasures, gastronomic adventures, and magnificent views! You will be picked up at the Ayala Center Turista Desk, at the New Wing Entrance of Ayala Center Cebu. The first part of this tour takes you around the city, with the Magellan’s Cross and Basilica del Sto. Niño as the first stops. These religious landmarks paint a picture of the city’s rich history, back to the time when Christianity was introduced to the island by Portuguese explorers. The latter is regarded as the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country. From here, you will visit the Heritage of Cebu Monument where you can see sculptures depicting events such as the pre-colonial times of Rajah Humabon to the beatification of Pedro Calungsod, a popular Cebuano martyr. The journey continues to more historic sites, a mix of old charm and new wonders. You will next visit the well-preserved Yap - San Diego Ancestral House, known to be one of the country’s oldest houses. You will then proceed to the famous Taoist Temple, where you end up at a viewing deck with magnificent views overlooking the city. The last leg of the city tour takes you around the vibrant local scenery: from the busy streets of Colon, the Fuente Osmeña Circle, and Capitol Site. It is in these sites where you get to see how Cebuanos go on with their everyday life.  From bustling city streets, the tour takes you on a whole new level of adventure with the second part, the Highlands Tour. You will visit spectacular landmarks and restaurants atop mountains for sweeping views of the city. The first stop is the Sirao Garden, now popularly known as “Mini Holland” because of its fresh, colorful blooms and windmill replicas.  From one mountaintop landmark to another, the tour proceeds to the Tops Lookout. This has definitely become one of Cebu’s most Instagrammable spots, with its fortress-like structure and circular stone architecture towering over the city skyline. Beside it is the Tops of Cebu, the first stop on a resto-hopping itinerary that rounds up this tour. It has been awarded as the Best Outdoor Dining Experience in the city, given you enjoy mouth-watering Filipino dishes as you overlook the Cebu skyline. From Tops of Cebu, you will get to sample French cuisine at the La Vie in the Sky restaurant, a charming establishment where you can enjoy good food and wine. The food tour ends at Balay sa Busay, serving modern Filipino cuisine with yet again, fantastic views of the city. Marvel at the magnificent views and cultural treasures of Cebu with this full-day guided tour and discover why this place has been named the Queen City of the South! Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Cebu City Countryside Temple of Leah & Nature Parks Day Tour

Hop on board and enjoy Cebu City’s countryside and its scenic views with this private tour along the highlands. With visits to flower farms and parks, this tour is perfect for nature lovers and those who seek peace and quiet away from the city. The trip begins when you are picked up from your accommodation in the city. You will then meet your tour guide who will discuss the day’s itinerary and give you tips on how to maximize your trip. Your first stop will be the Temple of Leah, also known as Cebu’s Taj Mahal. This Parthenon-inspired temple is frequented by tourists who want to see the ivory-white marbled structure built as a symbol of Teodorico Adarna’s undying love and devotion to Leah, his late wife of 53 years. The temple has an art gallery, museum, and a library that houses some of its deceased owner’s most valuable possessions. Its grandiose is displayed through the elegant golden lion sculptures at the entrance to the 7-story structure. From the entrance, you will see the brass angel sculptures adorning the grand staircase leading to the 10-ft statue of The Queen of the Temple. From the temple, you will head to Mountain View Nature’s Park in Busay. Besides a park, the multi-use property also has function halls, a swimming pool, playgrounds, party area and cottages that visitors can rent. Next, you will go to Terrazas De Flores Botanical Garden, Philippine’s first flower terraces. This 2-hectare estate boasts of its gracefully grown flowers lined up meticulously on a mountain slope. Make sure to take photos of this beautiful scenery before heading to your next stop. Capping off this tour is a stopover at the famous Sirao Flower Garden, which takes inspiration from the famous flower farms of Amsterdam. From Celosia to Tulips, the picturesque hillside garden offers rows and rows of colorful flowers that stand out against the bluish sky. Gaze into the sweeping views of the city as you stroll around and breathe in the fresh air. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Cebu City and Mactan Sightseeing Private Day Tour with Lunch

Explore the historical sites of Cebu and Mactan in this private sightseeing day tour of top tourist spots. With stopovers at Lapu-Lapu Shrine and the Virgen de la Regla Church, this trip is perfect for those who want to get an insight into the cities' history filled with remnants from the Spanish colonial times. Your tour begins when you are picked up from your accommodation in Cebu City. You will then meet your tour guide who will discuss the day’s itinerary as you make your way to the first stop, Fort San Pedro. You will find there the historical elements preserved through the ruins and the monuments displayed in the park. You will head next to Magellan’s Cross, the first cross planted in the country, signifying the conversion of its people into the Catholic religion by the Spanish Empire. You will also check out Basilica del Sto. Niño, the Temple of Leah, and the Taoist Temple. The temples are a stark contrast to the city’s history that is heavily influenced by Catholicism. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the different but equally stunning architectures of these places of worship. From Cebu City, you will head next to Mactan Island to pay homage to the first Philippine Hero when you visit the Lapu-Lapu Shrine. You will also see the Magellan Shrine, a marker of where the Datu killed the Portuguese explorer. Cap off your day by visiting the Virgen de la Regla Church, known as the “Lady of the Rule.” Light a candle (or say a prayer) before you head back to your accommodation in Cebu City as the patron saint is believed to bless her devotees with prosperity. Hop on this tour and learn about the rich history and culture of the cities of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu. Check availability by selecting a date above.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Cebu Sirao Flower Farm & Temple of Leah | Private Tour with Free Pick Up

Head to the highlands of Cebu City on this half-day tour that will fill your eyes and tummy. Those looking to see Cebu City from a whole new perspective should have this package booked.  You will meet with your guide at the Ayala Center Cebu. From there, you will make your way to the mountain barangay of Busay, where you will find the Sirao Flower Farm. Known to many as the “Little Amsterdam” of Cebu, the farm is one of the city’s most popular attractions because of its seemingly endless rows of colorful celosia flowers. Their red, yellow, and orange blossoms create the perfect backdrop for your photos. The site is made up of two gardens -- the original Sirao Flower Garden and the Sirao Pictorial Garden and Camping Site. Aside from celosia flowers, the farm also has sunflowers, hyacinths, and daffodils, as well as interesting garden structures such as windmills and playhouses which make for fantastic selfie spots.  Your third stop will be the Tops Lookout, or simply, “Tops." Here you can get a panoramic view of Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Mactan Island. The site also makes for a great place for a picnic. Around the property are unique, circular structures and round hallways that provide a perfect backdrop for photos. You will then be back on the road to proceed with the next half of the tour, the resto-hopping. You will be taken to the Top of Cebu, where you can dig in various Filipino cuisines while enjoying the view of the rolling green hills surrounding you. If you prefer French dining, La Vie in the Sky is the perfect destination. This elegant resto-bar comes complete with a French ambiance and a stunning skyline of the city. From there, head over to Balay sa Busay, another mountain-top restaurant providing you with modern Filipino dishes and a panoramic view of Cebu.  Spend a relaxing day on the highlands of Cebu City with this half-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Cebu City Full-Day Tour | With Hotel Pickup and Lunch

Get introduced to Cebu City’s heritage and history as you go around the town’s iconic hotspots. If you’re looking for a way to best spend a day in the province, then nothing is better than visiting the Queen City of the South’s highlights.  Your private tour begins early in the morning when you’re picked up from Cebu City or Mactan and taken to the mountain barangay of Busay. This is where the Sirao Flower Garden and the Temple of Leah are located. The Sirao Flower Garden attracts hundreds of visitors thanks to its sprawling sunflower and celosia fields that are reminiscent of the colorful flower beds in Holland. That is why the garden has been dubbed the “Little Amsterdam of Cebu.” Aside from the flowers, the farm has charming garden accents like a small windmill, colorful hanging hats, hand- and heart-shaped sculptures, and other decors that make for a perfect backdrop for photos. You will then proceed to the Temple of Leah, also referred to as the “Taj Mahal of Cebu.” It is a Roman/Greek-inspired structure built as a man’s symbol of love for his late wife. It has a library, an art gallery, and a museum of items that once belonged to her.  From Busay, you will go back to Cebu City to visit several historic attractions, starting with the Magellan’s Cross. The iconic Magellan’s Cross is believed to be the wooden cross planted in Mactan by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. It is considered an important symbol in the establishment of Roman Catholicism in the country.  From there, you will be taken to the Basilica del Sto. Niño. It serves as the first Roman Catholic church in the Philippines and the home to the country’s oldest Catholic relic. The church has been through fires and earthquakes, yet it remains one of the oldest surviving — and functioning — churches in the country. You will have a quick stopover at the Heritage of Cebu Monument for some photo-ops before you head over to the Yap-Sandiego House. It is one of the oldest houses in the Philippines and its original structure still stands to this day.  You will also visit the Taoist Temple of Cebu before you go on a running tour of Colon Street, the oldest surviving street in the Philippines; Fuente Osmeña Circle, and the Capitol. Afterward, you will head back on the road to your accommodation.  Maximize your time with a historic day tour of Cebu, Sirao Garden, and the Temple of Leah with this full-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
7 hours
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All year
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About Temple of Leah Tours

See the majestic Temple of Leah in Cebu. Learn about the romantic story behind it. Enjoy a sightseeing and city tour in this beautiful destination in the Philippines.

1. Where is Temple of Leah located?

Temple of Leah is located in Busay, Cebu City. It’s 20 kilometers from Mactan-Cebu International Airport and 11 kilometers from Cebu City proper.

2. Why is Temple of Leah a popular tourist spot in the Philippines?

It is famous because of its romantic roots and the grandeur of the structure. It was built as a representation of Teodorico Soriano Adarna's unconditional love for his wife, Leah Villa Albino-Adarna for 53 years.

3. How do you get to Temple of Leah??

You can get here by either using public transport such as jeepney or habal-habal (motorcycle taxi) or by joining a guided tour that has free pick-up and drop off.

4. Is there an entrance fee in Temple of Leah?

Yes, there is an entrance fee. There’s also a parking fee inside the premises. Most guided and private tours in Temple of Leah include the entrance fee.

5. What should I wear during a tour of Temple of Leah?

Wear light and comfortable clothes, especially if you plan to visit during the afternoon. It gets a bit humid especially during the dry season.

6. What are some of the best tours that include Temple of Leah as an attraction?

Most Temple of Leah tours are bundled with other attractions in Cebu such as Sirao Flower Farm, Tops Lookout, Magellan’s Cross, Taoist Temple, Yap-San Diego Ancestral House and many more.

7. What activities can I do in the Temple of Leah?

Aside from taking pictures, you can admire its architecture and learn about the history of the place.

8. Are there available restrooms within the area?

Yes, there are separate restrooms for boys and girls.

9. Will there be Temple of Leah tours during the rainy season?

You can still visit Temple of Leah during rainy days. However, if there’s a storm signal warning, you might not enjoy the tour.