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Cebu, Bohol and Palawan Escapade | 8 Days

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Cebu, Bohol and Palawan are the most popular destinations in the Philippines, perfect for every type of traveler.  This tour package offers a great variety of experiences from beautiful caves to pristine islands.

Price is indicative only. Please contact us to request a personalised tour quote based on your accommodation preferences, travel dates and number of participants.

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All about the Cebu, Bohol and Palawan Escapade | 8 Days.

In 8 days experience some highlights of the Philippines. Starting in Bohol, travel to the tranquillity of the Chocolate Hills where you can enjoy the view of the grassy hills that span far into the horizon.

Get up close and personal with the whale sharks in Oslob before heading to the beautiful El Nido for an exciting island hopping experience.

This tour ends in the Underground River, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Tailor Made

Price is indicative only. Please contact us to request a personalised tour quote based on your accommodation preferences, travel dates and number of participants.


Brief Travel Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE TAGBILARAN BOHOL – PANGLAO ISLAND

Day 2: CHOCOLATE HILLS BOHOL

Day 3: BOHOL – FERRY TO CEBU – CEBU AND MACTAN SIGHTSEEING

Day 4: OSLOB WHALE SHARKS

Day 5: CEBU – FLY TO EL NIDO

Day 6: EL NIDO ISLAND HOPPING

Day 7: EL NIDO – SABANG

Day 8: UNDERGROUND RIVER – DEPART PUERTO PRINCESA


Recommended things to bring along: 

  • Swimsuit and swim shirt UV Protection
  • Lightweight Travel Clothing
  • Insect repellent
  • Waterproof camera
  • Flip-flops, water shoes and comfortable walking shoes
  • Cash for personal expenses
  • Packable rain jacket or poncho (just in case of rain)
  • Waterproof roll-top dry bag

Best time to visit

It’s possible to do this tour year-round. However, the best season is from November to April.

Inclusions and Exclusions
What's included in the price?Items that are included
  • Accommodation for the nights listed in the itinerary
  • All internal transports (excluding flights)
  • Sightseeing tours and activities where specified
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Ferry tickets one way Bohol – Cebu
Not included in the priceitems that are not included
  • Internal flights
  • Underground River Environmental fee
  • El Nido Environmental Fee
  • Fee for swimming with whale sharks
  • Port/airport terminal fees
  • Snorkeling gears
  1. Day 1: Arrive Bohol

    Meet upon arrival at Bohol airport and transfer to your hotel on Panglao Island. Check in after 2.00pm. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
    Overnight at the hotel in Panglao.

  2. Day 2: Chocolate Hills

    After breakfast depart for Bohol Countryside Tour. You’ll get to see all the essential attractions in a single day including the Blood Compact Shrine, Baclayon Church, the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary and Bilar Man-made forest. Enjoy a Filipino-style lunch cruise on the Loboc River and discover the verdant forest of Bohol aboard a floating restaurant. After lunch proceed to Bohol most unique attractions: the Chocolate Hills. Walk up to the observation point and enjoy the panoramic view of the hills. The Chocolate Hills consist of 1,268 rounded hills with an altitude ranging from 40-120 meters. The Hills are covered in green grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry season, hence the name. After the tour return to your hotel.
    Overnight at the hotel in Panglao.
    BREAKFAST | LUNCH

  3. Day 3: Ferry to Cebu - Mactan

    Transfer to Tagbilaran Terminal and board the ferry to Cebu. Upon arrival in Cebu port, meet the guide and proceed to a city sightseeing. The highlights of Cebu City are: Ferdinand Magellan’s Cross, the 18th century Casa Gorordo Museum and  the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño where is displayed the image of Jesus as a child. Cross over to Mactan Island and proceed to Virgen dela Regla National Shrine, a Guitar Factory to see how renowned Philippine guitars are made and the final stop is the Liberty Shrine, erected on the battlefield where Magellan met his defeat at the hands of the chieftain of Mactan, Datu Lapu-Lapu. After the tour transfer to the hotel.
    Overnight at the Hotel in Cebu.
    BREAKFAST | LUNCH

  4. Day 4: Oslob Whale Sharks

    Early morning at 4:00am travel south to Tan-awan Oslob (about 4 hour drive). Upon arrival proceed for a quick briefing and registration, then set off in search of the whale sharks. When we locate them, you can enter the water and swim with them for a limited time of 30 minutes. To be underwater with these enormous, gentle creatures is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences.
    Return to the mainland and proceed to Sumilon sandbar.  Afterward continue to Tumalog Falls,  one of the most beautiful falls in Cebu – the perfect place for a cool and refreshing dip. Head back to Cebu after the tour.
    Overnight at the hotel in Cebu.
    BREAKFAST | LUNCH

  5. Day 5: Fly to El Nido

    Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Transfer to Mactan-Cebu airport in time for your flight to El Nido (preferably book Air Swift).
    Arrive in El Nido and transfer to your hotel. The rest od the day is free at leisure.
    Overnight at the hotel in El Nido.
    BREAKFAST

  6. Day 6: El Nido Tour A

    Discover El Nido’s most beautiful natural landmarks on this popular full-day boat trip. Visit multiple islands and beaches including the stunning Miniloc Island’s Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island and 7 Commandos Beach. Picnic lunch in Shimizu Island.
    Snorkel among tropical fish, soak up the sun on the beach, or explore the lagoon by kayak. Head back to El Nido town around mid-afternoon and transfer to your hotel.
    Overnight at the hotel in El Nido
    BREAKFAST | LUNCH

  7. Day 7: El Nido - Sabang

    This morning is free for you to relax and enjoy the facilities at your resort at leisure. Check out before 12:00hrs.
    Mid-afternoon transfer for about 5 hours to Sabang.  Stop enroute in Taytay for visiting the Spanish Fort (entrance fee not included).
    Overnight at the hotel in Sabang
    BREAKFAST

  8. Day 8: Underground River - Depart Puerto Princesa

    Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Proceed to the registration area at the wharf and wait for your assigned boat.
    When it’s your turn take a short boat ride to the entrance of the Underground River National Park. Then hop on a park-operated canoe equipped with a search light, and wind your way down the Underground River. During the 1.5 kilometer cruise you will see stunning formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
    Return to Sabang wharf area for lunch at a local restaurant, and if time permits, experience a thrilling Zip Line through the scenic Ugong Rock (optional activity not included in the price).
    After lunch, transfer to Puerto Princesa airport (about 2-hour drive).
    BREAKFAST | LUNCH

Featured Accommodation

Henann Resort Alona Beach, Panglao Island

The biggest beach resort in Panglao Island, Bohol sits on a lush 6.5 hectare property on the pristine shores of Alona Beach.  Upon arriving at the resort, beautifully designed structures and warm, open spaces will welcome you to begin your most unforgettable Bohol trip. The Coastal elements of the interiors give out a relaxing vibe, immediately preparing you for a tranquil stay.
Henann Resort has the longest beachfront in Alona beach measuring up to 120 meters of powdery white sands. Apart from having the most space, the resort is also located in the less busy part of the strip, which makes it the perfect location for a little bit of buzz and relaxation at the same time.


Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, Cebu

Located at the prestigious Nivel Hills at 600 feet above sea level, Marco Polo Plaza Hotel provides a panoramic view of Cebu City and Mactan Island.
All 329 spacious and comfortable guest rooms and suites are well-appointed and equipped with modern amenities. Marco Polo Plaza is home to some of the award-winning restaurants of Cebu.
The hotel offers free shutlle service to major locations in the city at scheduled times of the day.


Huni Lio Resort, El Nido

Overlooking the magnificent, pristine and turquoise waters of Bacuit Bay and Lio Beach, Huni Lio, is a two-story resort designed for families and couples looking for a new destination for relaxation. Located at the ecologically sustainable area of El Nido, Huni Lio is highly accessible to El Nido Town – the jump off point to the impressive and awe-inspiring limestones of Small and Big Lagoon.
Highlighting a modern contemporary interior, this tropical resort is made up of 34 sqm to 54 sqm spacious rooms and a full-length glass door to accentuate the impressive natural scenery of the location.


Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa, Sabang

Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa is Nestled between towering mountain ranges and the clear blue waters of the West Philippines Sea lies the premier property of Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa, the first green resort in the Philippines known to champion environmental sustainability in Sabang Beach, Puerto Princesa, one of the country’s most protected areas.
Experience a world of wonderment – of jungle trails and mangrove forests, where the sun, sand, sea meet and an unforgettable holiday of adventure and relaxation awaits.

Accommodation

Henann Resort Alona Beach

 

Deluxe room at Henann Resort Alona Beach, Bohol, Philippines

 


Marco Polo Plaza, Cebu

Exterior of Marco Polo Plaza Hotel

 

Deluxe room at Marco Polo Plaza Cenu

 


Huni Lio Resort, El Nido

Huni Lio Resort El Nido

 

Room at Huni Lio Resort, El Nido

 


Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa, Sabang

 

Yes, it is our pleasure to create a unique tailor made itinerary for you.
The tailor made itinerary will suit your requirements perfectly and allows you to maximise your time.

We can match the style of accommodation to your budget or requirements.
We work with Guest Houses, Small Hotels and Luxury beach Resort.

We are more than happy to advise you of the airlines and schedule, however we do not arrange flights. You can book them online on the website of the airline company at the best discounted rates.

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