Cebu City and Mactan Island are two of the most popular destinations in the Philippines. Cebu City is a bustling urban center, known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine. The city is home to several iconic landmarks such as the Sto. Niño Church, Magellan’s Cross, and Fort San Pedro, all of which offer a glimpse into the city’s colonial past.
Mactan Island, on the other hand, is a paradise for beach lovers. It is famous for its pristine white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and diverse marine life. The island is also steeped in history, as it was the site of the Battle of Mactan, where the native warrior Lapu-Lapu defeated Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan.
Both Cebu City and Mactan Island offer visitors a unique and unforgettable experience, with a perfect blend of culture, history, and natural beauty.
Meet your tour guide at your hotel and depart for a 6-hour tour of Cebu City and Mactan Island, starting with Sto. Nino Church, a historic religious landmark in Cebu known for its rich cultural significance and beautiful architecture.
Continue to Magellan’s Cross and Fort San Pedro, a centuries-old fortress built by the Spanish conquistadors. Visit San Diego-Yap Ancestral House or Museo Sugbo to delve into Cebu’s heritage and learn about its colonial past and cultural heritage.
After lunch (at your own expense), drive to the Taoist Temple, nestled in the hills of Cebu, offering stunning views and spiritual tranquility.
Next, proceed to Mactan Island and visit the Lapu-Lapu Shrine. Then, explore the renowned Alegre Guitar’s Factory, where world-class guitars are crafted using traditional methods. Optional visit to Cebu Ocean Park (entrance fee not included). Transfer back to your hotel after the tour.