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The Most Classic Philippines Tour to Explore Dumaguete & its Surroundings

During this 7-day Philippines tour, you will not only visit the top sights of Dumaguete city, but also explore the nearby hot spots for various wonderful experiences like whale shark watching and Sardine Run.

First have a city sightseeing of Dumaguete to explore its landmarks including Silliman University Campus, Rizal Boulevard and St. Catherine of Alexandria Church. Then travel to Apo Island to snorkel with the turtles. Next head to Bais for dolphins watching and Manjuyod sandbar tour. At last travel to Moalboal to swim with the sardines, and watch while shark in Oslob.
Travel Route: Dumaguete - Apo Island - Bais - Moalboal- Dumaguete
Day: 7
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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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.

Snorkel & dive with turtles in Apo Island

Travel to Apo Island, which offers offers snorkeling at its best; snorkel and swim with the sea turtles, trek to Habagat Trail for panoramic view of the coastline and marine sanctuary.

Enjoy dolphins watching in Bais

Travel to Bais and take a boat trip along Tanon Strait to watch dolphins, see wild dolphins jumping up and down through the water.

Get close to whale sharks in Oslob

Enjoy an unforgettable whale shark watching experience, and swim and snorkel with these huge yet friendly creatures living under water.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Dumaguete Arrival
Welcome to Dumaguete!
Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at Dumaguete Airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for your to have a rest or freely explore the surroundings.
Stay overnight in Dumaguete.
Day 2: Dumaguete City Tour
Today, you will have a city sightseeing in Dumaguete, or locally known as The City of Gentle People, the largest city in Negros Oriental.
You will first head to visit the Silliman University Campus, which 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.
Stay overnight in Dumaguete.
Dumaguete St. Catherine of Alexandria Church
Day 3: Dumaguete to Apo Island
Today, you will head to the Apo Island, which is 30 kilometers off the coast of Dumaguete and offers snorkeling at its best. From Dumaguete, you will be transferred to the Malatapay boat station for a 30-minute boat ride to the Apo Island.
Upon arrival, you will first go to the Turtle Point, where is a great snorkeling spot to see turtles. Here you will snorkel and swim with the sea turtles, and even watch them from the shallow waters. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
After lunch, you can choose to enjoy the trek to Habagat Trail, where you'll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the coastline and marine sanctuary. Or, you can also do a second-round of snorkeling or swimming.
The rest of the day is at your leisure to freely go swimming, or just relax at the white pebble beach.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to Dumaguete.
Stay overnight in Dumaguete.
Swim with the Sea Turtles in Apo Island
Day 4: Dumaguete to 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 cruise along Tanon Strait to watch dolphins. Keeping an eye out for wild dolphins jumping up and down through the water. If lucky, you may see whales too!
You will also visit the Manjuyod White Sandbar, where you swim and snorkel in its clear blue waters, or just laze around the fine white sand beach.
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.
Tanon Strait to watch dolphins
Day 5: Dumaguete to Moalboal
Today, you will head to Moalboal. Upon arrival, you will move on to Sardine Run, where you will snorkel with thousands of sardines.
There are over 1 million sardines in each school. So, snorkeling and swimming with the sardines in Moalboal is an incredible experience. You can swim through the schools as they surround you and block out the light with their sheer numbers.
Stay overnight in Moalboal.
Swimming with the sardines in Moalboal
Day 6: Oslob Whale Sharks Watching Experience
Today, you will head to Oslob, where you can enjoy an unforgettable whale shark watching experience. You will swim and snorkel with the whale sharks, which are huge yet quite friendly, and also explore the surrounding colorful corals.
Then, you will also enjoy island hopping on Sumilon Island. Sumilon Island is a small sandbar island located just a short boat ride around from Oslob. It is an epic spot for spending the day relaxing, exploring and swimming in some of the clearest water in Cebu.
After the tour, you will be transferred to Dumaguete.
Stay overnight in Dumaguete.
Swim with the Whale Sharks in Philippines
Day 7: Dumaguete Departure
Say goodbye to the Philippines.
You are free to arrange your time until the guide transfer you 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.

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