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The Best Philippines Family Tour to Explore Central Visayas

A fun-filled itinerary suitable for the whole family, this 7-day Philippines tour will take you to three of the most attractive destinations in Visayas, admire nature and culture heritages, and meet rare animals both on land and underwater.

Starting from Bohol, you will first visit the famous Chocolate Hills, see unique and endangered Tarsier, cruise along Loboc River. Then take a ferry to Dumaguete, where you will jump to Apo Island to swim and snorkels with turtles. Before the cultural exploration in Cebu, you will also head to Oslob for whale shark watching, and have fun in the water of Kawasan Falls.
Travel Route: Bohol - Dumaguete - Cebu
Day: 7
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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Enjoy a relaxing sightseeing in Bohol

Spend one day exploring the top sights of Bohol, including Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Sanctuary, Bilar Man-made Forest etc, and enjoy a leisurely Loboc River cruise.

Snorkel & swim with turtles in Apo Island

Travel from Dumaguete to Apo Island, snorkel and swim with the sea turtles, trek to Habagat Trail for panoramic view of the coastline and marine sanctuary.

Encounter with whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu

Have a unique while sharks watching experience in Oslob, to get to know the world’s largest gentle fish.

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

Visit Cebu’s most popular attractions, such as Museo Sugbo, Heritage Monument, Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Magellan’s Cross, Temple of Leah etc.

Chocolate Hills

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.
The rest of day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around the Alona beach to enjoy the beautiful beach scenery.
Stay overnight in Bohol.
Day 2: Bohol 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 3: Bohol to Dumaguete
Today you will travel to Dumaguete from Bohol. In the morning, you will first be transferred to the Tagbilaran port, and then take a ferry to Dumaguete. The ferry takes around 2 hours only.
Upon arrival, you can have a good rest in your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Stay overnight in Dumaguete.
Day 4: 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.
Apo Island Turtle Point
Day 5: Whale Shark Watching & Kawasan Falls
Today, 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 the gorgeous Kawasan Falls. It is a peaceful natural place where you can enjoy many waterfalls of natural spring water.
After the tour, you will be transferred to Cebu city.
Stay overnight in Cebu.
Swim with the Whale Sharks in Oslob
Day 6: Cebu City Tour
Today you will spend the full day exploring the landmarks of Cebu city. First go to visit the Museo Sugbo, which is the Cebu Provincial Museum located in the former Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), four blocks from Plaza Independencia.
Then head to visit the Heritage Monument, also known as the Parian Monument. It is a representation and illustration of sculptures depicting significant and symbolic events in the history of Cebu back from the time of Rajah Humabon to the recent beatification of the Cebuano martyr, Pedro Calungsod.
Next, go to the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House. Dating back to the Spanish colonial era of the 1600s, the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House is a museum that sheds light on the Chinese settlements of the city.
After that, you will move to Magellan’s Cross which is housed in a chapel. It is believed to be a Christian cross planted by the Portuguese and Spanish explorers headed by Ferdinand Magellan, on their arrival day of March 15, 1521. That day also marked the birth of Christianity in the land.
Then continue to visit the Basilica del Santo Niño, which is the oldest church in the Philippines, built in 1565, and the world-famous "El Nino image" is stored here.
Also visit the Sirao Flower Farm, where you can see all sorts of flowers neatly arranged and in various colors. The flower farm is also called as "The Little Amsterdam of Cebu".
At the end of the day, you will visit the Temple of Leah. It is a beautiful Romanesque architectural shrine, also known as the Taj Mahal of Cebu. It is the hometown of the grandmother of Filipino actress Ellen Adana.
Stay overnight in Cebu.
Visit Magellan’s Cross
Day 7: Cebu Departure
Say goodbye to the Philippines. Cross

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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