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From Cebu: Private Whale Shark Tour & Tumalog Falls Option

1. 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 recharge your energy.  Return back to your accommodation in Cebu by around 1-2 PM with a convenient private transfer. Upgrade your tour to include a 1-hour full body relaxing massage. Choose from the signature Swedish, Shiatsu, or Thai Massage. Soothe your mind and energize your body after a long day of traveling. Alternatively, after your Whale Shark experience, upgrade your tour to visit Tumalog Falls. Your tour guide will take you for a hike and motorcycle ride to see unique rock formations and clear water falling from the top. Return to Cebu City/Mactan by 4 PM.

Cebu: Kawasan Falls Canyoneering & Cliff Jump Private Tour

2. Cebu: Kawasan Falls Canyoneering & Cliff Jump Private Tour

Visit one of the most beautiful falls in the Philippines. Located in Badian, Kawasan Falls is famous for it's 3-layered waterfall. If you've got a taste for a real, heart-stopping adventure in the heart of Cebu, canyoning at the famous cliffs of Badian is the answer. Start your day with a comfortable pick-up from your hotel to Badian. You will be given some time to find a place to have breakfast. Meet up with your friendly guide and learn the basic safety procedures of canyoneering to fully enjoy the tour. The day will be filled with picturesque scenes of the waterfalls and thrilling adventures through Cebu's natural sites. Test your nerves as you trek through creeks and streams along Badian River, as you weave through caves and through rapid rivers. Many exciting activities await you such as the opportunity to jump and rappel from cliffs and swim through canyons. After canyoneering, unwind by Kawasan Falls, Cebu’s famous 3-tiered waterfall before enjoying a hearty lunch by the crystal-blue pools and lush forests. The falls are in turquoise color and perfect for amazing photos. Afterward, if you're feeling adventurous, take the opportunity to jump from 7 cliff-diving points that reach up to 6 meters high into the deep blue water.

From Cebu City: Cebu Safari and Adventure Park Day Tour

3. From Cebu City: Cebu Safari and Adventure Park Day Tour

At your scheduled tour, the driver will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel. You will then take a ride atop the beautiful and scenic hills of Carmen, about an hour’s drive away from Cebu City, an adventure beckons for those who are ready to escape into something new and wonderful. The Cebu Safari & Adventure Park is the premier Safari park with over 170-hectare property features more than a thousand animals from 120 different species. The Park’s main features for now are the African Savanna, Michelle’s Garden, Gardens of the World, and the White Lion Safari.

Cebu: Osmeña Peak and Kawasan Falls Tour

4. Cebu: Osmeña Peak and Kawasan Falls Tour

Enjoy a pickup from your hotel and start the day with this exciting tour to Cebo south.  The first stop is Osmeña Peak, the highest peak in Cebu with a cluster of green jagged hills and an elevation of around 1,000 meters above sea level. Take an easy hike to the peak where you are able to watch the sunrise and get a birds-eye view of Cebu.  Before the tour continues, take a break and enjoy lunch at Kawasan. The Kawasan Falls is 131 feet high and considered one of the most beautiful falls in the Philippines. Take a refreshing dip at the picturesque falls and try adventurous dives.  Come back to your accommodation in Cebu by approximately 6 PM.

Cebu: Private Sumilon Island & Optional Whale Shark Swim

5. 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 once-in-a-lifetime swimming experience with amazing whale sharks. Snorkel and swim alongside these gentle giants in their beautiful natural habitat. For a relaxing day trip, select the option with whale shark swimming and Sumilon Island beach resort access. After swimming with the whale sharks, enter the one and only resort on Sumilon Island where you can enjoy a lunch buffet, water activity gear rental, and the facilities within the resort. Freely use the lagoon swimming pool, the beach, the kiddie park, and sunbeds.

Cebu Island Hopping with Lunch

6. 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 with more lively marine life, take the chance to use one of our snorkels and goggles free of charge, and explore the clear and beautiful waters. We will then return to Cebu City, giving you a chance to relax and take in your surroundings after this unique island-hopping experience.

Cebu: Moalboal Swimming with Sardines & Dolphin Watching

7. 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 sardines. After this, take the chance to swim with sea turtles at Talisay Point. Then take an amazing boat ride that'll get you glimpsing dolphins playing in the sea. This journey will conveniently take you to and from your hotel, allowing you to focus on creating priceless underwater memories.

Oslob: Sumilon Sand Bar, Whale Sharks & Snorkeling Day Trip

8. Oslob: Sumilon Sand Bar, Whale Sharks & Snorkeling Day Trip

Take a scenic drive along the Southern Cebu coastline, spot some turtles and whale sharks, and lounge in the sun on this day trip. Begin your adventure bright and early, and be picked up from your hotel lobby at 5 AM. Hear a short briefing on basic safety and what to look for, kit yourself out in snorkeling gear, and hop in the water for a whale shark encounter. Have a truly unique experience with Oslob's famous whale sharks. Next, visit the gorgeous Sumilon Island with its stunning beaches and cerulean blue water. See the famous and beautiful white sand bar of Sumilon Island up close. Lastly, gear up with your snorkel, mask, and fins. Stop at a world-class diving and snorkeling location in Badian and see protected coral and native marine species. Swim among the fish, and even feed them. Catch a glimpse of sea turtles at Turtle Bay or find yourself surrounded by huge schools of Cebu's famous sardines.

Full-Day Bohol Countryside Tour

9. 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 demeanor and large bulbous eyes. After the cruise, the tour takes you back to Tagbilaran, after a brief stop to see the backyard industries in Loay (nipa weaving and knife making).

Cebu: Private One-Way Airport Transfer

10. Cebu: Private One-Way Airport Transfer

Take the stress out of your journey with this one-way private transfer. Benefit from the advantage of the safety and comfort of riding in a private air-conditioned vehicle between Cebu's Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) and your hotel or resort. Receive expert service, including a meet-and-greet service at the airport for arriving flights. Transfers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and operate between Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Cebu City, Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City including Mactan area. Feel safe in the knowledge that you are being transferred by local, experienced and professional drivers - all whilst riding in style and comfort.

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What people are saying about Cebu

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 123 reviews

It was an amazing day!! To see the Tarisers and then the lovely relaxing lunch cruise on the river followed by the stunning Chocolate hills…a day to remember!!! But the other highlight of the day was our wonderful wonderful guide Laurean ….she was just a lovely caring and informative guide …. Made our day extra special

Magical experience. It’s great that proceeds go to the community which lacks other means of income. Sad that tourist like me polute the waters but it does save the turtles and sardines. Also tourism helps build schools, hospitals and roads.

We enjoyed seeing nearby islands in cebu. Although some are still recovering from last years devastating typhoon.

Wonderful experience! I can’t recommend Mark (Mac) enough: exceptional guide

great for couples and big groups with private boat