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Cebu, Bohol and Palawan Escapade | 8 Days

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A tour that includes Cebu, Bohol, and Palawan, which are among the most beautiful and visited destinations in the Philippines, offering travelers a variety of amazing experiences.

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

Experience some of the highlights of the Philippines in 8 days. Start in Bohol and travel to the tranquility of the Chocolate Hills, where you can enjoy views of the grassy hills that stretch far to the horizon.

Get up close and personal with whale sharks in Oslob before visiting beautiful El Nido for some exciting island hopping.

This tour ends at the Underground River, one of the new 7 Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Tailor Made

The price for this tour is only a guideline. Please get in touch with us to request a custom quote based on your room preferences, travel dates and number of participants.


Brief Travel Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE BOHOL – PANGLAO

Day 2: BOHOL’S CHOCOLATE HILLS

Day 3: 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

This tour can be done all 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

    Pick up at Bohol airport and transfer to your hotel on Panglao Island. Check-in after 2:00 pm. The rest of the day is at leisure.
    Overnight stay at the hotel in Panglao.

  2. Day 2: Chocolate Hills

    Depart for a full-day tour, visiting first the Blood Compact shrine and the ruins of Baclayon Church. Take a cruise on the Loboc River and discover the green forests of Bohol aboard a floating restaurant.
    Continue to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary, built to protect the tarsier, one of the world’s smallest primates. After the tarsier, you will pass the Bilar Man-made Forest, a beautiful mahogany forest that stretches for 2 km, and reach the Chocolate Hills. Walk up to the viewpoint and enjoy the panoramic view of the hills. The Chocolate Hills consist of 1,268 rounded hills that range in height from 40 to 120 meters. The hills are covered with green grass that turns brown (like chocolate) in the dry season, hence the name.
    Overnight stay at the hotel in Panglao.
    BREAKFAST | LUNCH

  3. Day 3: Ferry to Cebu - Mactan

    Transfer to Tagbilaran terminal to board the ferry to Cebu. Upon arrival at Cebu port, meet your tour guide and go on a sightseeing tour of Cebu City and Mactan. The highlights of Cebu City are Ferdinand Magellan’s Cross, the 18th-century Casa Gorordo Museum, and the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, where the image of Jesus as a child can be seen. Cross to Mactan island and visit Virgen dela Regla National Shrine, a Guitar Factory where you can see how the famous Filipino guitars are made, and finally the Freedom Shrine, built on the battlefield where Magellan was defeated by the chief of Mactan, Datu Lapu-Lapu.
    Overnight stay at the hotel in Cebu.
    BREAKFAST | LUNCH

  4. Day 4: Oslob Whale Sharks

    Early in the morning drive south to Tan-awan Oslob (about 4 hours drive).
    Upon arrival proceed for a quick briefing and registration, then set off in search of the whale sharks.
    Once we find them, you can enter the water and swim with them for a limited time of 30 minutes. Being underwater with these huge, gentle creatures is one of the ultimate experiences on your bucket list.
    Return to the mainland and head to the Sumilon sandbar. Then, continue to Tumalog Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Cebu – the perfect place for a cool and refreshing swim. After the tour, we will head back to Cebu.
    Overnight at hotel in Cebu.
    BREAKFAST | LUNCH

  5. Day 5: Fly to El Nido

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

  6. Day 6: El Nido Tour A

    Discover the most beautiful natural sights of El Nido on this popular full-day boat tour. You’ll visit several islands and beaches, including the stunning Miniloc Island’s Big Lagoon, the Secret LagoonShimizu Island and the 7 Commandos Beach.
    Snorkel among tropical fishes, soak up the sun on the beach, or explore the lagoon by kayak.
    Overnight stay 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 of your resort. Check out before 12:00 noon.
    In the afternoon, transfer to Sabang (approximately 5 hours). En route, stop in Taytay to visit Spanish Fort (entrance fee not included/unguided).
    Overnight stay at the hotel in Sabang.
    BREAKFAST

  8. Day 8: Underground River - Depart Puerto Princesa

    After breakfast, meet the guide at the hotel, proceed to the registration area and wait for your assigned boat. When it is your turn, take a short boat ride to the entrance of Underground River National Park. Then board a park-operated canoe equipped with a searchlight and head down the Underground River. During the 1.5-kilometer cruise, you will see breathtaking formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
    Return to the pier and have lunch at a local restaurant and transfer to Puerto Princesa Airport for your flight to your next destination.
    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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