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The Best Philippines Tour for the First-time Travelers

Take your time to explore the Phinppines in this 8-day trip, you will be completely obsessed with this intriguing country, for its majestic architectures, dramatic waterfalls, breathtaking natural scenery, incridable historical sites.

In addition to top atttractions, you will also have a chance to get close to some of the most playful, intelligent animals such as whale shark, dolphins.
Travel Route: Bohol - Cebu - Dumaguete - Cebu
Day: 8
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
Why Travel with Us
We Live in this Country:
The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
Worry-Free Planning:
We guarantee 100% deposite refund during the pandemic, and provide 24/7 emergency service during the trip.


Explore the scenic roads and hotspots of Bohol’s

Go on a quick adventure in Bohol by cruising along the Loboc River, enjoying the dishes at floating restaurants, and viewing the iconic landscape of the Chocolate Hills.

Experience the buildings and historical sites in a cultural atmosphere of Cebu

Explore Magellan’s Cross which housed in a chapel and planted there by Portuguese and Spanish explorers. And visit the oldest Fort San Pedro.

Get close to some of the most playful, intelligent animals

Watching whale shark in Oslob Whale Shark Encounter and watching Dolphins which are the most popular attractions of Philiooines.

Get to know Dumaguete City, the City of Gentle People

Visit various tourist attractions of the city that mark rich history, such as Silliman University Campus, Rizal Boulevard, and St. Catherine of Alexandria Church.

Albur Church
Watching Dolphins in Bais
Rizal Boulevard

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Bohol Arrival
Welcome to Bohol!
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Bohol Panglao International Airport and take you to your hotel.
After a short rest, you can free to go to Alona beach for a walk and enjoy the beautiful beach scenery.
Stay overnight in Bohol.
Day 2: Bohol Tour
After breakfast, you will head to Albur Church. It is also known as Santa Monica Parish Church of Alburquerque and Alburquerque Church. You’ll be able to appreciate the neo-Gothic facade, huge rectory, and ceiling murals of the church on your visit.
Then you will transfer to Loboc River, where a scrumptious plated lunch is waiting for you in one of its floating restaurants. Relax and enjoy the sights as you cruise along the river while the locals present a folk performance for your entertainment.
After the cruise, you’ll head to the Tarsier Conservation Area where you can see the tiny animals with large eyes. Please make sure not to use flash photography or make too much noise to avoid startling the cute animals.
Finally, you will visit Chocolate Hills, which is one of the most popular tourist spots not only in Bohol but in the whole Philippines. Thousands of green and brow-open hillocks dot the landscape as far as the eyes can see, truly a natural wonder that can only be seen in Bohol.
Stay overnight in Bohol.
Tarsier Conservation Area, an eco-tourism destination in Bohol.
Day 3: Bohol to Cebu; Cebu City Tour
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Cebu.
Upon arrival, you will start with a Cube city tour that takes you to explore Magellan’s Cross which is housed in a chapel and planted there by Portuguese and Spanish explorers.
Then, you will head to visit Fort San Pedro, which is the oldest and smallest fort in the Philippines. Here, you are able to visit the museum inside the fort that holds several preserved Spanish artifacts, such as paintings, sculptures, old photographs and items, and documents.
Finally, you can visit the Heritage of Cebu Monument and the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House to learn about the history of Cebu.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Cebu.
Magellan's Cross holds a very big part of the history of Cebu.
Day 4: Cebu to Dumaguete
Before transfer to Dumaguete, your guide will take you to Oslob for whale shark watching. The Oslob Whale Shark Encounter is truly a thrill of a lifetime. With this world’s largest gentle fish, you will realize how blessed we are with the abundance of nature.
After whale shark watching, you will be transferred to Dumaguete, a component city in the Philippines.
Upon your arrival, you can have a good rest in the hotel.
Stay overnight in Dumaguete.
Shark watching is the most popular tourist attraction in Cebu.
Day 5: Watching Dolphins in Bais
Today, you will head to Bais which is about 45 kilometers north of Dumaguete. When you arrive at Bais, your guide will bring you to board a boat to watch dolphins. Keeping an eye out for wild dolphins jumping up and down through the water.
Pods of dolphins may play in the nearby area, leaping out of the water and swimming under and around the boat, sometimes for up to an hour. Clear water makes it easy to see the dolphins. You might have the chance to see species such as pantropical spotted dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and long-snouted spinner dolphins here.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Warm notice:
Swim with the dolphins or feed them, both actions are prohibited.
Stay overnight in Dumaguete.
Dolphin is leaping out of the water.
Day 6: Dumaguete City Tour; Back to Cebu
Today, you will head to visit the Silliman University Campus, whcih is the first Protestant University in the Philippines.It showcases the popular American buildings architecture in the late 19th century.
Then, you will visit Rizal Boulevard, named after Dr. Jose Rizal. This tourist spot is more popular as a leisure spot of the locals. During festivals, the Rizal Boulevard turns into a place where parades, live music, and food stalls are present.
Afterwards, you will move to St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, also known as the Dumaguete Cathedral Church. It is originally built in the 1700s. And it's a symbol and has witnessed the rich history and culture of the city.
In the afternoon, you will be transfered to Cebu. Upon your arrival, you can have a good rest in the hotel.
Stay overnight in Cebu.
St. Catherine of Alexandria Church
Day 7: Caohagan Island Tour
Today's tour will bring you to enjoy your day at Caohagan Island, one of the world's seven beautiful beaches. Caohagan is also known as "Forget Worry Island" where the sea is crystal clear, with blue sea, blue sky, and white sand fine. On this island, you are free to do ball sports, snorkeling, or swimming. Moreover, you are able to enjoy fresh and authentic seafood here.
If you want to meet the locals, this island is the best place for you because it has residents. What better way to enjoy the place than exploring it like a child, right?
Stay overnight in Cebu.
Amazing view of Caohagan Island.
Day 8: Cebu Departure
Say goodbye to Philippines.
You are free to arrange your time before taking the scheduled transfer to the airport.
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Service Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeing listed in the itinerary
Private van for land transportation
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International air tickets
Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee
Meals as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

The Philippines Travel Restriction

As of April 1, 2022, the Philippines is fully open to international travelers who have been fully vaccinated. In addition to the necessary tourist visa, you will only need to provide the vaccination certificate and travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage.

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