Philippines Visayas Islands Hopping Tour

Highlights:

dolphin and whale shark watching excursion in Dumaguete; Magnificent white sand beaches of Panglao Island; Chocolate Hills and cruise to watch Philippine tarsiers on Bohol Island.

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This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
Travel Seasons:

Most countries in Asia can be visited throughout the year. Taking all factors into account, such as weather, traffic, cost..., there are always good places worthy visiting whenever you travel Asia. According to your personal schedule, we will arrange the proper and suitable itinerary of your targeted countries.

High season
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Philippines
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Route:

Manila - Dumaguete - Tagbilaran City - Panglao Island - Bohol - Cebu - Mactan

Itinerary

Day1:

Manila

Mabuhay! Welcome to Philippines. Meet your tour guide who holds Bravo Asia Tours’ greeting board at Manila International Airport. We will transfer to hotel so you can fresh up after your long flight. The rest of day will be free; you can arrange it according to your personal needs. Overnight in Manila

Day2:

Manila

Take a step back in time as you discover the "Charms of Old Manila". The tour starts with a visit to historic Rizal Park, where the remains of our country's national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, lie within the cornerstone of Rizal Monument. Tour heads on to the old walled city of Intramuros built during the Spanish colonial period. The first stop is Fort Santiago which served as headquarters of the military might of the Spanish, American and Japanese colonizers until its destruction in 1945. Tour then proceeds past the San Agustin Church, the oldest structure in the country which dates back to 1571. The next stop is Casa Manila, a reconstruction 19th century mansion replete with 16th to 19th century furniture and furnishings. The rest time of today will be at your leisure. Overnight in Manila

Day3:

Manila - Dumaguete

After a leisurely breakfast, we will flight to Dumaguete today. Meet your guide-chauffeur at airport then transfer to Dumaguete hotel. The rest time will be free. You may get some advices from your chauffeur when visiting Dumaguete. Dumaguete is called “The city of gentle people.” You will fall in-love with the warm and friendly vibe of this city, moreover, by its many charming hidden paradises. The secrets of Dumaguete are the fantastic 7 kilometer-long sandbar in the middle of the ocean; the mystical Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao amidst a virgin forest and amazing dive spots on Apo Island. Dophine and whale shark watching in Tanon Straight is also the highlight of Dumaguete. Overnight in Dumaguete.

Day4:

Dumaguete

Today is free for you to independently explore Dumaguete and the surrounding areas. If it is the right season you will have the chance to arrange a dolphin and whale shark watching excursion. Optional excursion details: During the months of March – October the Tanon Strait is awash with dolphins and whales! The trip starts with a 1.30 hour drive from Dumaguete to Bais City, from here a banka boat with local guide will sail you the 45minutes through Bais Bay out to Tanon Straight where you simply wait for the ‘cetaceans’ to come to you. After this boat trip, it is off to the glorious Manjuyod white sand bar for lunch. This pristine sand bar is only accessible by boat at low tide. After lunch it is possible to visit the Bais Mangrove Bird Sanctuary. It is a long day out, but well worth the adventure! Overnight in Dumaguete

Day5:

Dumaguete - Tagbilaran City - Panglao Island

Check out of your hotel in Dumaguete, your guide-chauffeur will escort you to the Dumaguete wharf, from where you will board on boat to Tagbilaran wharf (approximately 2 hours). Meet your chauffeur at the wharf then transfer to your resort in Panglao Island. Enjoy the resort. Bohol, is a province of the Philippines, in the country’s Central Visayas region, comprising Bohol Island and 70-plus smaller surrounding islands. Tagbilaran City is the capital of Bohol province. Overnight in Panglao Island

Day6:

Panglao Island - Bohol

Today, we will enjoy a full-day private tour of Bohol Island. Meet your tour guide then drive to the historic Blood Compact Shrine, a historical landmark commemorating the 1st Treaty of Friendship between the east and the west. Next, visit the centuries-old Baclayon Church & Museum. En route to the Chocolate Hills, we will drive through the lush Mahogany Man-Made Forest and the green farmlands in Bilar and Batuan. A stop at a viewing deck offers one the vista of the the awesome cone-shaped hills known as the "Chocolate Hills" in the town of Carmen. Drive back to Loboc for a 50-minute river cruise along nipa-lined river on board a native catamaran while lunch is served on board. You’ll have the opportunity to spot indigenous Philippine tarsiers. After the cruise, the tour will continue to see the backyard industries in Loay (nipa weaving and knife making). Back to hotel in Panglao Island then this full day Bohol tour is finished. Overnight in Panglao Island

Day7:

Panglao Island

Free at your leisure. Overnight in Panglao Island

Day8:

Panglao Island

Free at your leisure. Overnight in Panglao Island

Day9:

Panglao Island - Tagbilaran City - Cebu

Today you will be escorted to the wharf of Tagbilaran City then take a boat trip to Cebu (approximately 2 hours). Meet your guide-chauffeur at the wharf of Cebu then transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cebu

Day10:

Cebu - Mactan

Today you will enjoy a half-day private tour to the Philippines' Twin Cities – Cebu and Mactan. Cebu‘s icon, Magellan’s Cross, is the first stop of the tour. We then proceed to the Basilica Minore of the Child Jesus, home of the image of Jesus as a Child. Fort San Pedro is the next stop on the tour. Then you'll drive down the country’s oldest street, Colon Street, to Plaza Parian. Here you'll enjoy a short stop at Casa Gorordo, a museum showcasing the elegant lifestyle of the 18th–century Spanish/Filipino elite. A visit to Museo sa Sugbu completes the tour of the Cebu City’s heritage sites. Cross over to Mactan Island passing through the industrial city of Mandaue. The first stop in Mactan is the Church of our Lady of the Rule. Next you'll visit a guitar factory to see how renowned Philippine guitars are made. Your final stop is the Liberty Shrine, on the battleground where Magellan was defeated by Mactan chieftain, Datu Lapu-Lapu. Overnight in Cebu

Day11:

Cebu

Board on vehicle and drive to airport of Cebu, from where, you will catch your flight onward to your next destination. Our tour of 11 days Philippines Visayas Tour is finished now. The whole team of Bravo Asia Tours looks forward to being your tour operator again in your next trip to Asia.

Ends

Dear Clients

This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
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