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The Fantastic Philippines Family Tour to Explore Siquijor, Cebu and Bohol

Combining both bustling and low-key destinations, this 12-day Philippines tour starts from Manila and will take you to explore three idyllic islands in central Visayas.

You will first visit the must-see attractions in the capital city, before head to Siquijor via Dumaguete, to explore the waterfalls, big old tree, and white sand beaches in the magic island. Then travel to Bohol to discover its scenic spots and enjoy island hopping trip to nearby Balicasag Island. At last, you will make the most of Cebu, by visiting the Kawasan Falls, watching whale sharks, swimming with sardines, and also city sightseeing.
Travel Route: Manila - Dumaguete - Siquijor - Bohol - Cebu - Moalboal - Cebu
Day: 12
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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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.
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We guarantee 100% deposite refund during the pandemic, and provide 24/7 emergency service during the trip.


Get to know about Manila, the capital of the Philippines

Visit landmarks of the capital city, including Rizal Park, San Agustin Church, Manila Cathedrall, Fort Santiago, Casa Manila Museumand etc.

Discover the charm of Siquijor, the magic island of the Philippines

Enjoy a full-day exploration of Siquijor island; visit the Salagdoong Beach where you can try cliff jumping, swim in the blue water of Cambugahay Falls, admire the Old Enchanted Balete Tree, and watch gorgeous sunset at Paliton Beach.

Explore Bohol’s top attractions including Chocolate Hills

Spend one day exploring the countryside of Bohol, visiting the Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Sanctuary, Bilar Man-made Forest etc., and cruise along Loboc River.

Get intimate with nature in Moalboal and Cebu

Visit Kawasan Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Philippines; swim with the whale sharks in Oslob, and snorkel with thousands of sardines in the Sardine Run.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Manila Arrival
Welcome to Manila!
Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at Ninoy Aquino International Airport and escort you to your hotel to check in. The rest of the day you are able to go to Manila Bay for a walk and enjoy the beautiful bay scenery.
Stay overnight in Manila.
Day 2: Manila City Tour
Today, you will spend a full day exploring the city of Manila.
In the morning, you will first visit Rizal Park, also known as "Luneta". Dedicated to the Philippines' national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, Rizal Park has gardens, historical monuments, a 3D map of the Philippines, picnic grounds, a grand stadium, and an open-air concert hall.
Next, you will head to visit Manila Cathedral. It is the main building of the Catholic archdiocese of Manila, founded in 1581, the church's appearance is very solemn style, the front wall is carved with six white religious figures and all kinds of exquisite decorations, and the top is carved with two lovely little angels and solemn cross, sending out a strong religious atmosphere and classical charm.
Then, you will explore San Agustin Church which was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993. It is one of the country’s oldest churches. You are able to get a closer look at the old walls, church ruins, and other remains from the Spanish colonial era.
After visiting San Agustin Church, you will visit the Chinese Museum. The museum is the world's first Chinese history museum founded by a private group, recreating nearly thousands of years of Chinese Filipinos.
Later, you will visit Fort Santiago, one of Manila's most important historical sites. It was built by the Spanish in the late 1500s and surrounded by a wooden fence. In the 16th century, the Spanish governor transformed the city village into a stone city.
Your final leg is to explore Casa Manila Museum. This museum is a replica of a Spanish colonial mansion in 19th-century Manila. It recreates the rich merchant’s way during the Spanish colonization, showcasing period furniture coming from Chinese, European, and Philippine origins. It also shows the Philippines, Austria, Malacca, France, Britain, the Qing Dynasty, and other colonial antiques, including furnishings and furniture.
Stay overnight in Manila.
Manila San Agustin Church
Day 3: Manila to Siquijor via Dumaguete
In the morning, you will first take a flight from Manila to Dumaguete. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you and transfer you to the ferry station, where you will set sail for Siquijor island.
Enveloped by mystic traditions, Siquijor island has a laid-back atmosphere and is famous for its epic jungle waterfalls, beautiful corals, caves, forests, and white sand beaches.
Upon arrival, you can have a good rest in your hotel or freely explore this beautiful island.
Stay overnight in Siquijor.
Day 4: Siquijor Tour
In the morning, you will first go to visit a local faith healer, before head to a stunning hilltop lookout point where can take in amazing views over Siquijor.
Then move on to the Salagdoong Beach, one of the best beaches in Siquijor which is most popular for snorkeling around the colorful reefs, relaxing on the secluded beaches, and epic cliff jumping.
Next move on to Cambugahay Falls, which is famous for its tiered levels, strikingly blue water, and freshwater cascades. Here you can swing across waterfalls and swim under the plunging waters.
After that, go to visit the Old Enchanted Balete Tree with a cool spring at its base. Feel free to dip your feet in the cool waters and be nibbled on by the fish!
Before the end of the day, you will go to visit the Paliton Beach, where you can lounge on the soft white sand and appreciate the stunning sunset.
Stay overnight in Siquijor.
Salagdoong Beach
Day 5: Siquijor to Bohol
Today, you will leave Siquijor and take a ferry to Bohol. Upon arrival in the port of Tagbilaran, your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Bohol.
The rest of the day is for you to have a rest in the hotel or freely explore the surroundings.
Stay overnight in Bohol.
Day 6: Bohol Countryside Tour
In the morning, you will first visit the Blood Compact Shrine, which is a monument made to honor the first international treaty between the Philippines and Spain. It symbolizes the historical traces of the Philippines' changing international status.
Then go to visit the Baclayon Church, one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines. It was the first church built by the Spanish in the Philippines.
Next, you will take a wildlife trip to the Tarsier Sanctuary, where you can see tarsier in its natural habitat. Tarsier is the smallest primate and a kind of endangered species in the world. Please make sure not to use flash photography or make too much noise to avoid startling the cute animals.
Later move to Loboc River, where a delicious 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.
In the afternoon, you will head to Bilar Man-made Forest, which comprises thousands of mahogany trees stretching more than 2 kilometers between the towns of Bilar and Loboc.
After that, continue to the Bohol Butterfly Conservation Center to get close contact with hundreds of butterfly species.
Finally, you will visit the Chocolate Hills, which is one of the most popular tourist spots not only in Bohol but in the whole the 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 is the smallest primate in the world.
Day 7: Dolphins Watching & Balicasag Island Tour
In the morning, you will go to Dolphin Playground to watch dolphins, keeping an eye out for wild dolphins jumping up and down through the water. Please take note that seeing dolphins is not guaranteed. If you’re lucky, you might see these creatures jumping up close.
Then, you will go to Balicasag Island which is an incredible marine sanctuary for snorkelers and sea lovers. Here, you are able to freely soak up the crystal clear turquoise waters around the island where you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and diving.
You will see different species of fish, various beautiful corals in shallow and deep waters, and even sea turtles. If you’re lucky enough, you might see the funny dolphins that usually follow the boats and play in the wild!
In the late afternoon, return to your hotel to rest or arrange your own activities.
Stay overnight in Bohol.
Dolphin watching in Pamilacan Island
Day 8: Bohol to Moalboal via Cebu
Today, you will continue your journey to Moalboal. You will first take a ferry to Cebu, and then transfer from Cebu to Moalboal.
Upon arrival, you can have a rest in your hotel or freely explore the surroundings.
Stay overnight in Moalboal.
Day 9: Moalboal to Kawasan Falls
After breakfast, you will head to Kawasan Falls, one of Philippines’ most beautiful waterfalls, located in the southern end of Cebu.
Kawasan Falls is one of many natural springs in the area, and you can swim in one of the nature pools of the falls, cool down in the crystal clear waters, jump in the stunning lagoons, and take some impressive photos.
After the tour, you will get back to Moalboal.
Stay overnight in Moalboal.
Kawasan Falls
Day 10: 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.
After that, drive back to Moalboal and move on to the Sardine Run, where you can 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.
Swim with the Whale Sharks in Oslob
Day 11: Moalboal to Cebu; Cebu Tour
In the morning, you will leave Moalboal and transfer to Cebu. The drive takes around 2 and half hours.
Upon arrival, you you will start with a Cebu 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.
Visit Magellan’s Cross
Day 12: Cebu 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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