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  • Cebu: Three Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

    1. Cebu: Three Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

    Your day begins with a 1.5-hour scenic drive from Moalboal to Samboan. Catch views of the coast as you head to the first stop of the tour, Aguinid Falls. See the system of waterfalls that runs for a couple of kilometers along the Tangbo River and take an easy hike upstream to five-tier waterfalls with jump-off points and swimming pools. Afterward, enjoy a traditional snack called budbud, a sticky cassava wrapped in palm leaves, before driving to Mainit Hot Spring. Be delighted by the natural, untouched, and hidden attraction. Move on to Malabuyoc Waterfall via a short hike amongst stunning rocks. Hop back into your ride and drive about 50 minutes along the coast to enjoy lunch with refreshing drinks on an idyllic sandy beach. Digest and stretch out with a short walk on a wide riverside trail until reaching Kawasan Waterfall. Bear witness to the cascading water as it tumbles over a vert...

    Amazing, we got picked up from our hotel, taken straight to the meeting point, from there a guide took us to three beautiful waterfalls, which were only a short walk away from the road. The guide takes videos and pictures with a gopro which are quickly uploaded. Water, snacks and lunch were provided, where we sat and ate near the beach. would highly recommend

  • Oslob Whale Shark Swimming and Kawasan Falls Canyoneering

    2. Oslob Whale Shark Swimming and Kawasan Falls Canyoneering

    Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime swimming experience with whale sharks. Your private guide will take you on a scenic journey from Cebu's East Coast to the town of Oslob to capture a sight of this magnificent fish. Snorkel and swim alongside these gentle giants in their natural habitat. After swimming alongside your new fish friends, you'll arrive at Badian for lunch before your canyoneering adventure. You'll travel to the jump-off point and swim, climb, rappel and more all over Badian's picturesque cliffs—don’t miss an opportunity to jump off of cliffs as high as thirty feet. Come down from your heart-pounding jumps with a relaxing swim in the beautiful waters of the beautiful and serene Kawasan Falls. You'll be brought back to your hotel carrying priceless memories and the thrill of adventure in your heart.

    Experience was super awesome. These are must do’s when in Cebu. Our driver was great and very helpful and our cayoneering guide was the best.

  • Cebu: Mactan Hilutungan, Nalusuan & Pandanon Island Hopping

    3. Cebu: Mactan Hilutungan, Nalusuan & Pandanon Island Hopping

    Explore the best of the clear blue ocean waters around Mactan Island on a 6-hour island-hopping tour. Visit Hilutungan, Nalusuan, and Pandanon Islands. Stop to swim and snorkel in the waters of Hilutungan and Nalusuan. Savor a local-style BBQ lunch in Pandanon. Start your day with either a hotel pick-up, meeting on Mactan Island. After a brief safety tutorial, grab your snorkeling gears and set sail on a traditional Banca boat. Stop at the Hilutungan Island Marine Reserve. Admire exotic fish as they swim through crystal-clear waters. You may even spot a large big jack fish passing by. After swimming and snorkeling, sail to Pandanon Island which is famous for its soft and white sandbars. Walk or sunbathe on the beach. Sit down for a local-style BBQ lunch prepared by the boat crew. After lunch, set sail for the Nalusuan Island Reserve, where you’ll enjoy a swim and discover underwater s...

    Everything was perfect. The planned schedule was held. Lunch was delicious. Tour guides were engaging, helpful and friendly. Excellent boat.

  • From Cebu: Private Whale Shark Tour & Tumalog Falls Option

    4. From Cebu: Private Whale Shark Tour & Tumalog Falls Option

    Travel via private car charter to Oslob where you'll get up close to the friendly whale sharks on your trip to Cebu. This slow-moving filter-feeding carpet shark is one of the largest known fish species - and a true sight to behold. On the trip, get to snorkel and swim with the whale sharks. To begin your adventure, wake up bright and where you will be picked up in your hotel lobby at 3 AM. Take a scenic drive along the Southern Cebu coastline. Once you arrive in Oslob, get your snorkeling gear and hop in the water for your whale shark encounter. After a briefing regarding what to look for and basic safety rules, enjoy your time in the beautiful ocean filled with amazing sea creatures. Take your time to get used to the water and snorkeling gears and have a truly unique experience of making friends with Oslob's famous whale sharks. At the end of the experience, enjoy a local lunch to re...

  • Cebu: Moalboal Swimming with Sardines & Dolphin Watching

    5. Cebu: Moalboal Swimming with Sardines & Dolphin Watching

    Explore Pescador Island's rich biodiversity on this thrilling island hopping and snorkeling tour. Throughout this amazing day trip, embark on a journey to dive into the blue waters and enjoy snorkeling among the gorgeous underwater life found on the island. Start the day with a convenient hotel pick-up then meet your friendly guide at Moalboal to hop on your pump boat. Spot jumping dolphins, and take in the stunning island views as you approach Panagsama Beach. Next, gear up with your snorkel, mask, and fins. Stop at a world-class diving and snorkeling location where you can see protected coral, and examine the native marine species. The marine sanctuary will allow you to swim among the fish, and even feed them. You might even get a glimpse of sea turtles or Cebu's famous sardine run - one adventure that you can't miss as you find yourself surrounded by huge schools of swimming sardine...

  • Cebu City: Kawasan Falls Full-Day Luxury Canyoneering Tour

    6. Cebu City: Kawasan Falls Full-Day Luxury Canyoneering Tour

    Take a fun and adventurous canyoneering tour that will lead you to a beautiful waterfall. Jump from high rocks, swim in crystal clear pools, and walk through the jungle beside a stunning river. Follow the water up to the famous Kawasan Falls. Start your tour with hotel pickup in Cebu City, then relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 2.5 to 3-hour drive to Moalboal. Get kitted out with all the necessary equipment, the hop back into the vehicle to head to the canyoneering start point. Enter the canyon and explore the stunning landscapes of this natural feature. Trek, swim, jump, and play as you make your way downriver. The water isn’t very cold, but full body wetsuits will prevent you from getting scratched or chilly. Afterward, enjoy a late lunch beside the river where it flows into the ocean, before starting the journey back to Cebu City.

  • From Cebu: Day Trip to Bohol Highlights

    7. From Cebu: Day Trip to Bohol Highlights

    A day of scenic grandeur - you start with a fast ferry ride for an hour and a half to Tagbilaran, capital city of Bohol Island, an eco-tourism destination. Upon arrival, you proceed on a tour of the Bohol Countryside, passing by a major landmark, the Blood Compact Monument; then rural scenes like a man-made mahogany forest (a reforestation project), a nipa palm village, the 15th Century Baclayon Church & Museum, and finally the scenic, serene river in town of Loboc. Cruise up the river while you take your lunch on a local floating restaurant. Be entertained by a guitar duet who will serenade you with local folksongs and international pop music. Take time to enjoy an encounter with the world’s smallest primate - the Tarsier, before travelling on to Carmen town to marvel at the famed Chocolate Hills, a thousand or more uniformly-shaped hills that turn brown during summer, resembling choco...

    Actually I am about to give an excellent score but the only problem is the way the driver drove to those windy and small road. But overall we had a great experience especially the lunch buffet at the floating boat.

  • Cebu Island Hopping with Lunch

    8. Cebu Island Hopping with Lunch

    Experience the fun of island hopping in the province of Cebu, one of the most beautiful regions in the Philippines. Start your tour by riding in a banca, or a motorized canoe. Feel the breeze and fresh air as we travel to the Gilutungan Marine Sanctuary, enjoying snacks and drinks on the way. When we arrive at the shore, hop off the boat to see the abundant marine life, and the variety of corals and reef dwellers. Feel free to feed the fish with your hands for a close encounter with the local wildlife. As we leave Gilutanga, enjoy a delicious meal of local specialties as we move along to our next destination, the Caohagan Island. Take your pick of diving or dining (or both!) enjoying the clear waters and the delicious food on offer at the buffet. From here we will carry on to the next island, Sulpa, with more chances for both diving and dining. As the waters around Sulpa are deeper w...

  • Cebu: Private Sumilon Island & Optional Whale Shark Swim

    9. Cebu: Private Sumilon Island & Optional Whale Shark Swim

    Discover the pristine beaches and crystal clear blue water of Sumilon Island on this private full-day tour from Cebu. Rise early, meet your driver at your hotel lobby in Cebu City, Mactan, or Lapu-Lapu City, and then head to Oslob city. From there, take a boat from a small port to arrive near Sumilon Island, then enjoy the island and its surroundings for approximately 4-5 hours. Explore the island's natural lagoon protected by mangroves and watch for local wildlife. Sunbathe on clean beaches and swim in the clear blue water. If you're lucky, you might spot a turtle or wild whale shark. Once your time around the island is up, head back to your accommodation in Cebu City, Mactan, or Lapu-Lapu City. If you're seeking an adventure, extend your trip by swimming with whale sharks before the trip to Sumilon Island. After a briefing about what to look for and basic safety rules, embark on a on...

  • Full-Day Bohol Countryside Tour

    10. Full-Day Bohol Countryside Tour

    This tour brings you 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, built in 1595. 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. The river cruise will surely relax both your body and mind as you view nature’s beautiful rolling hills, graceful coconut trees and green nipa-palms lining the riverbanks. You may even get the chance to see a Tarsier, one of the worlds smallest primates with its gentle...

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What people are saying about Cebu City

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 176 reviews

Amazing, we got picked up from our hotel, taken straight to the meeting point, from there a guide took us to three beautiful waterfalls, which were only a short walk away from the road. The guide takes videos and pictures with a gopro which are quickly uploaded. Water, snacks and lunch were provided, where we sat and ate near the beach. would highly recommend

Very informative and not stressing. The tour guide was really good in historical details

An amazing time, I would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting cebu

Very enjoyable day island hopping on a boat that had plenty of shade.

The price was reasonable. We enjoyed everything. Thank you!