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Day 1 - Welcome to Philliphines!

Today you will fly to Manila, which is the capital of the Philippines and is the home to many significant architectural and cultural landmarks of the country. On arrival, your private guide will welcome you at the arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: City Garden Hotel Makati

Day 2 - Manila Discovery

Your full-day private tour today will start with the Casa Manila Museum and the San Agustin Church. Afterward, you will take a ‘calesa’, a horse-drawn carriage which is still being used as a form of public transport, to the Manila Cathedral


You will then walk to Fort Santiago and Rizal Shrine. Continue to see the bizarre Chinese Cemetery, the oldest district of Manila-Quiapo, and the vibrant Binondo in Chinatown. Your last stop is Makati, the top-notch shopping, many dining districts.

Makati
Makati
Fort Santiago
Fort Santiago
Manila Cathedral
Manila Cathedral
Horse-drawn Carriage Ride (Calesa)
Horse-drawn Carriage Ride (Calesa)
Accommodation: City Garden Hotel Makati

Day 3 - Fly to Dumaguete

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the airport for your onward flight.

Today you will fly to Dumaguete. On arrival, you will take a private transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Accommodation: Rovira Suites

Day 4 - Dumaguete Discovery

Today, you will take a city tour of Dumaguete, including the Silliman University and Anthropological Museum. Next is a visit to the Hikaban Cooperative and Clay town Pottery where you can observe how locals weave pina cloth and craft earthenwares. Continue to the well-landscaped Freedom Park, the new Aqua Sports Center, the bustling public market, and the cathedral bell tower built-in 1811 to forewarn the townsfolk against Muslim marauders.


A quick trip down south of Dumaguete takes you to Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage which houses the stonecraft factory and showroom in Bacong, as well as the century-old Bacong Church. Lastly, you will ride a calesa through the stretch of Rizal Boulevard, and visit the souvenir shops along the downtown strip of the city.

Silliman University
Silliman University
Cathedral Bell Tower
Cathedral Bell Tower
Bacong Church
Bacong Church
Horse-drawn Carriage Ride (Calesa)
Horse-drawn Carriage Ride (Calesa)
Accommodation: Rovira Suites

Day 5 - Free Day

Day of leisure. Relax at your hotel or explore the surrounding area, or join more resort-programmed activities.

Accommodation: Rovira Suites

Day 6 - Take a Ferry Boat to Bohol

You will be escorted to the seaport for your ferry boat to Bohol. Bohol is a throbbing island-province with breathtaking sceneries and rich histories. Upon arrival, be escorted to your hotel and enjoy some leisure time.

Accommodation: Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa

Day 7 - Chocolate Hills & Tarsier Sanctuary

Today, you will visit the highlights of Bohol, including the UNESCO site of the Chocolate Hills, the Tarsier Sanctuary for those awesome little creatures, and a cruise on the scenic Loboc River.

Chocolate Hills
Chocolate Hills
Tarsier Sanctuary
Tarsier Sanctuary
Loboc River Cruise
Loboc River Cruise
Accommodation: Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa

Day 8 - Whale Shark & Dolphin Watching

Start in the early morning at Baclayon or Panglao to Pamilacan Island, and then board a motorized outrigger boat. The boat's crews are former whale shark hunters who now work as “whale shark spotters”. Several species of dolphins including the playful spinner dolphins are considered inhabitants in the area. At least six different species of whales shark (toothed and baleen) are also seen between March to June. The toothed whale sharks are reportedly sighted from February to November while the baleen whales are sighted from February to August.

Watch Whale Shark
Watch Whale Shark
Watching Dolphins
Watching Dolphins
Outrigger Boat
Outrigger Boat
Accommodation: Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa

Day 9 - Take a Ferry Boat to Cebu

You will head to Cebu by ferry boat. Upon arrival at the pier of Cebu, your guide will escort you for hotel check-in.

Accommodation: Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

Day 10 - Cebu Discovery

This day's private tour of Cebu covers many of its historical landmarks: Lapu-Lapu MonumentMagellan's Cross, and Santo Nino Church. Drive through scenic Beverly Hills and then visit the Chinese Taoist Temple and Fort San Pedro. Indulge yourself in the shopping bargains of Cebu's handicrafts at the local souvenir shops and the colorful Carbon market.


Lunch will be served at a local restaurant where you can sample the famous Cebu Lechon (roasted pig). You will also have the opportunity to visit a guitar factory and take a short Tricycle ride - means of local transport on Mactan Island. 

Lapu-Lapu Monument
Lapu-Lapu Monument
Santo Nino Church
Santo Nino Church
Fort San Pedro
Fort San Pedro
Cebu Lechon
Cebu Lechon
Tricycle
Tricycle
Accommodation: Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

Day 11 - Island-hopping

You will have an island-hopping tour today. Drop anchor near a small island in the marine reserve and snorkel over the reef, swim or sunbathe.

Accommodation: Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

Day 12 - Departure

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation

  • 2 Nights in Manila
  • 3 Nights in Dumaguete
  • 3 Nights in Bohol
  • 3 Nights in Un-known
City Garden Hotel Makati
City Garden Hotel Makati
City Garden Hotel Makati
City Garden Hotel Makati
City Garden Hotel Makati
Room Type:Executive Twin Room
Rovira Suites
Rovira Suites
Rovira Suites
Rovira Suites
Rovira Suites
Room Type:Deluxe Queen
Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa
Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa
Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa
Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa
Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa
Room Type:Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Room Type:Deluxe Room

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-2 City Garden Hotel Makati
Day3-5 Rovira Suites
Day6-8 Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa
Day9-11 Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast

Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

  • Well screened Hotels

    Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.

  • Super nice location

    Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.

TransportPrivate & Air-conditioned

All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises

Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space

  • Best-time flight

    No early get up. No late arrival.

  • Better seats

    Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.

GuidePrivate & Professional

Expert English-speaking local guide

MealsSafe & Authentic

All meals specified in the itinerary

  • Satisfying food

    Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!

  • Local specialities

    Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!

  • Little snack

    Wanna try authentic local snack? Please follow us!

SupportUseful Package & 24/7 Local Service

Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day

24/7 helpline while you are travelling

ExcursionsAll listed in the above Itnerary

All excursions specified in the itinerary

All entrance fees specified in the itinerary

Not included
Flights

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

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Professional Guides & Drivers

We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

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You will have our local team's urgency contact number and we are available whenever and wherever. If you meet any problem or need any help, just make a phone call and everything will be settled down at a time.

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Warm Welcome Kits

We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.