Cebu, Bohol and Palawan Escapade | 8 Days
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.
This tour package is not available for purchase online because we create a personalised tour quote based on your accommodation preference (Luxury, Mid-Range or Budget) and travel dates.
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Travel Style Holiday TypeBeaches and Islands
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Category Private Tour
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.
For this tour package, we can create a personalised tour quote based on your accommodation preference (Luxury, Mid-Range or Budget) and travel dates. Contact us for more information.
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:
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Flip flops or water shoes
- Lightweight clothes
- Beach towel
- Small backpack
- Cameras and/or video
- Sunblock lotion and sunglasses
- Drinking water
- Insect repellent
- Raincoat (just in case of rain)
Best time to visit
It’s possible to do this tour year-round. However, the best season is from November to April.
- All internal transport by land/sea
- Hotel accommodation for the night listed in the itinerary
- English speaking guide
- Meals as stated in the itinerary
- Ferry tickets one way Bohol – Cebu
- Internal flight
- Travel insurance
- Underground River Environmental fee
- El Nido Environmental Fee
- Fee for swimming with whale sharks
- Port/airport terminal fees
- Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
Upon arrival in Tagbilaran/Bohol you will be met at the airport and transported to your hotel.
Check in after 2.00pm
The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Overnight at the Henann Beach Resort
Meet the guide at the lobby and proceed with full day Bohol Countryside Tour.
Pay a visit to the historical Blood Compact Shrine and learn the story behind its name. Continue to Baclayon Church, the oldest church in Bohol made from coral stones.
Enjoy a Filipino-style lunch cruise on the Loboc River and discover the verdant forest of Bohol aboard at a floating restaurant.
Visit the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary, which was built to protect the tarsiers, one of the world’s smallest primate.
After the Tarsier, drive thought the Bilar Man-made forest, a beautiful mahogany forest stretching in 2 kilometers long.
Arrive at the Chocolate Hills area and walk up to the observation point. 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.
Overnight at Henann Beach Resort
CEBU & MACTAN
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Transfer to Bohol Tagbilaran Ferry Terminal for boarding the ferry to Cebu.
Upon arrival in Cebu port proceed for a city sightseeing. The first stop will be at the iconic Magellan’s Cross. Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies and came to Cebu in April 1512, claiming it for King Phillip of Spain and planting a cross to symbolize its Christianization.
Proceed to the Basilica Minore of the Christ Child, where is displayed the image of Jesus as a child – a Magellan’s baptismal gift to Queen Juana, the first Christian Filipina.
Continue to Fort San Pedro, a military defence fort in Cebu, built during colonial Spanish period in 1565.
Drive to Plaza Parian via the country’s oldest street and make a short stop at Casa Gorordo. This museum showcases the elegant lifestyle of the Spanish and Filipino elite of the 18th century.
Cross over to Mactan Island and proceed to the Church of our Lady of the Rule, a national shrine visited by many who attribute Mactan’s economic success to her devotion.
Next, visit a guitar factory to see how renowned Philippine guitars are made. 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. Today a statue of Lapu-Lapu towers over mangroves on the very shores of his triumphant battle.
After the tour transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Harolds Hotel Cebu
OSLOB WHALE SHARKS
In the morning around 4.00am, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven for 3 hours south, bound for Oslob where you will have the opportunity to see whale sharks up close and personal.
Upon arrival proceed for a quick briefing and registration at Tan-awan, then set off in search of the whale sharks. When we locate them, you can enter in the water and swim with them for a limited time of 30 minutes. To be underwater with these enormous, gentle creature is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences.
Return to the mainland and board another boat to Sumilon sandbar. Enjoy leisure time in Sumilon.
Proceed to Tumalog Falls, which is one of the most beautiful falls in Cebu and perfect place for a cool and refreshing dip.
After lunch head back to Cebu. Arrive in Cebu around 4:00pm.
Overnight at Harolds Hotel Cebu
CEBU - FLY TO EL NIDO
Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
You will be transferred to Cebu airport in time for your flight to El Nido (preferably book Air Swift).
Upon arrival in El Nido airport you will be transported to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Overnight at the Casa Kalaw Resort
EL NIDO ISLAND HOPPING
Meet the guide at the lobby and transfer to El Nido town to board the boat for a full day excursion around the exotic islands of Bacuit Bay in El Nido.
With this tour (El Nido tour A), you will visit the following islands and beaches: Miniloc Island, Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, 7 Commandos Beach and Shimizu Island.
The islands are great for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.
Head back to El Nido town around mid-afternoon. Transfer to your hotel
Overnight at the Casa Kalaw Resort
EL NIDO - SABANG
This morning free for you to relax and enjoy the facilities at your resort at leisure.
Mid-afternoon you will be picked up from your hotel and driven for about 5 hours to Sabang. Stop enroute in Taytay for visiting the Spanish Fort.
Overnight at the Sheridan Beach Resort
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.
Transfer to the registration area at the wharf and wait for your assigned boat. When it’s your turn take a short boat ride to entrance beach 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. The boatman will point out the formations that, with imagination, resemble animals, religious images, and vegetables.
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, you will be driven for about 2 hours to Puerto Princesa city.
Drop off at the airport
Henann Resort Alona Beach
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.
Harlods Hotel Cebu
Harolds Hotel offers spacious and modern rooms just a 10-minute drive from Cebu Business Park, Ayala Centre Cebu and and major shopping centers. The cozy rooms are fully equipped with the hotel’s world class amenities and services. Ideal for business and leisure travelers, the room provides comfort with a perfect view of the city.
Casa Kalaw Beach Resort El Nido
Nestled within Lio Tourism Estate, the first eco-master-planned development in El Nido, Palawan. Casa Kalaw is a Filipino-inspired hotel which provides warmth, comfort, and convenience for getaways and intimate gatherings.
Featuring 42 well-appointed guestrooms, each room is equipped with air-conditioning, hot and cold shower, wireless internet, 42” cable television, coffee and tea making facilities, safety deposit box and bathroom amenities to ensure a delightful experience for everyone.
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.
Henann Resort Alona Beach
Harolds Hotel Cebu
Casa Kalaw Resort
Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa
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.