11 Days Ultimate Manila and Cebu Tour

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11 Days
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Visit the best spots in Manila and Cebu on this 11-day independent Philippines tour! Starting and ending in Manila you will visit Manila, Bohol, Panglao, Siquijor, Dumeguete, Moal Boal and Cebu City in 11 days!


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Take a sunset bike tour and discover the historical sites of Manila, visit the famous Chocolate Hills, Lombok River and Tarsiers in Bohol, Venture out Island hopping and dolphin watching in Panglao, take a day trip to Siquijor Cambugahay Falls, discover Pescador Island and the famous Sardine Run in Moalboal and much more!
The Ultimate Manila and Cebu tour is an independent tour package that includes accommodation in 3-4* hotels and resorts, all internal flights, expert local guides, some meals, transportation and amazing activities.

How many days



6B 2L

Travel Style

Independent | Comfort

Good For

Couples | Families

Price Includes

  • 10 nights in 3-4 star accommodation
  • Internal Flights with 20kg luggage allowance per person
  • Some Meals
  • All Transport
  • All activities as per itinerary

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visas
  • Some Meals

Day 1Manila - Your adventure begins!

Mabuhay! Welcome to the Philippines! Upon your arrival at Manila Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure to settle-in and explore the city on your own.

Day 2Manila Bamboo bike tour

Enjoy the day in Manila at leisure before heading off in the evening on a 2-hour historical sunset bamboo bike tour. Enjoy a view of the sunset, a buffet of Spanish Filipino food in a heritage restaurant, and a live Filipino cultural show with this Sunset experience! You will be leisurely toured around the historic walled city of Intramuros Manila using bamboo bikes (Bambikes). Our local tour guide will share with you stories of Intramuros and the Philippines while you enjoy the sightseeing. Just before the sun sets, we will lead you to the skydeck of The Bayleaf Hotel where they will serve you a complimentary drink as you watch the sunset over Manila Bay. When you’ve finished your refreshing drink, it’s almost time for dinner. We will make our way to Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant where an eat-all-you-can buffet of Filipino food is waiting. A live Philippine cultural show will play as you dine.

Day 3Manila to Bohol

Today you will be picked up from your Manila hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cebu. Upon arrival in Cebu, our transfer van will pick you up at the airport and take you to tagbilaran pier where you’ll board a ferry and head to Bohol. Once on the island another car will take you from the pier to your Bohol Accommodation. Tonight you will have free time to explore the beach front in Bohol at your leisure

Day 4Chocolate Hills, Lombok River and Tarsiers

Today you will venture out and see the best of Bohol’s countryside with a full day tour! Starting with a pick up from the hotel, you’ll be taken directly to the historical Blood Companct Shrine. Locally known as Sandugo (which roughly translates to one blood), the Blood Compact Shrine is the exact site where Spanish explorer Captain General Miguel Lopez de Legaspi and Datu Sikatuna, a chieftan of Bohol, drew blood from their palms, poured it into a cup, and drank it – a symbol of their friendship. Next, you’ll be brought to the Baclayon Church, one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, and was declared a National Treasure of the country. From there, head to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary, where you’ll get a very rare chance to see the world’s smallest primate, the adorable, bug-eyed tarsier. Next up: a delightful buffet lunch on the Loboc River, on a floating and moving restaurant no less. After lunch, head to the Bilar Manmade Forest, a man-made mahogany forest that stretches 2 kilometers long, so beautiful you’ll actually feel like you’re in a movie while walking down the road. Finally, a highlight in Bohol and one of the most favourite tourist destinations: the world famous Chocolate Hills, made up of 1,268 cone shaped hills that turn brown in the summer, baffling many geologists.

After a long day of exploring, this evening will be yours to spend at your leisure.

Day 5Panglao Island Hopping and Dolphin Watching

Today is an early start, but trust us, it will be worth it!
See three of Bohol’s most beautiful islands with this half day island hopping tour. Discover what makes Bohol such a favourite for locals and foreigners with a visit to Balicasag Island and Virgin Island. Begin the day with an early wake up call and pick up at your hotel, immediately followed by departure for your first stop of the day, Balicasag Usland, famous for its colourful corals and abundant marine life! Once you arrive, enjoy watching the dolphins at the reef, and then get close encounters with the fishes and more with some snorkeling and fish feeding in the crystal-clear waters. End the tour by heading over to Virgin Island and strolling along the beautiful white sand sandbar before going back to your hotel.

Day 6Bohol to Dumeguete

Be picked up from your accommodation and transferred back to the ferry port to catch the ferry to Dumaguete. Once arrived, take a van to your accomodation in Dumeguete. The night is yours to spend at your leisure

Day 7Siquijor Cambugahay Falls and Heritage Day Trip

Adventure travelers, look no further! Siquijor, best known to locals as an island shrouded in mystery and the supernatural, also boasts of undisturbed beaches and virgin forests. During the colonial full stop, the Spaniards referred to Siquijor as Isla del Fuego (Island of Fire) because of the luminiscence produced by swarms of fireflies nestled among the foliage of molave trees. It will definitely be worth your while to discover what this quaint island has to offer! You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Dumaguete in the morning to go to the pier and board a ferry bound for Siquijor Island. After a ~90-minute journey, your island exploration begins with a quick stop at the St. Francis de Assisi Bell Tower and the St Vincent Bell Tower before heading up a hill to Triad Cafe for lunch. From the cafe, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the town of Larena and the surrounding islands of Negros and Cebu. Next is a rolling tour of the coastal towns of Enrique Villanueva and Maria, where Salagdoong Beach and Cang-Isok House are located. Your guide will then bring you to the town of Lazi, where you can take a refreshing swim at the Cambugahay Falls and later visit a huge Balete Tree, which is said to be over 400 years old and is believed by the locals to be enchanted. Finally, you’ll be brought back to the Siquijor pier for your ferry ride to Dumaguete

Day 8Cebu City

This morning you will take a private transfer van from your hotel in Dumaguete back to Cebu City. Once arrived, settle in and spend the night exploring the bustling and vibrant city

Day 9Pescador Island Hopping and Sardine Run Private Tour with Boat Charter in Moalboal

Pescador Island’s rich biodiversity is yours to explore in this thrilling snorkeling tour! In this amazing journey, you’ll be going on a journey to dive into the blue waters and enjoy snorkeling among the gorgeous underwater life found in the island. Your stop at the this world-class diving and snorkeling location will allow you to see protected corals and examine the marine species that call it their home. The marine sanctuary will allow you to swim among the fish and even feed them! You might even get a glimpse of sea turtles as you go! Cebu’s famous sardine run is one adventure you also can’t miss: you’ll find yourself surrounded by huge schools of swimming sardines! You chance to swim with sea turtles in Talisay Point is next, and after this comes an amazing boat ride that’ll get you glimpsing dolphins playing in the sea. This journey will conveniently take you to and from your hotel, allowing you to focus on creating priceless underwater memories.

Day 10Private Cebu Rediscovery Tour

Discover the oldest city in the Philippines on a fun half-day private tour with hotel pick up and drop off. Founded all the way back in 1521, Cebu City is home to some of the most iconic historical landmarks. Here you can learn about Cebu’s rich Spanish heritage and explore some of the most popular things to see in Cebu. Kick-off your day early in the morning and start with a visit to Fort San Pedro and go on to see Plaza Sugbu, Magellan’s Cross, and Santo Nino Church. Regain your peace of mind at the quiet Taoist Temple and explore Magallanes Street, South Road Properties, Osmena Boulevard, and other urban attractions. The trip concludes with the modern Asiatown IT Park & Ayala Business Park before you head back to your hotel.

Day 11Cebu - Checkout

Sadly all good things must come to an end.. This is the final day of the tour. You will be picked up from your hotel in Cebu and transferred to the airport to take your flight back to Manila (included)

What else do I need to know?

Arrival Information

You can arrive at any time on day 1 however if you want a day or two in Manila prior to the planned itinerary we can arrange your accommodation for approximately $60 AUD per night

After the trip

This trip starts and finishes in Manila making it perfect for those who want a full Philippines holiday package from arrival to departure. If you would like to stay on longer in the Philippines, we can help organise all of your onward travel including any of our add-on packages.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is not compulsory but is highly recommended. We can help you out with that too! 


Most nationalities including Australia, UK, Europe, NZ, Canada and US do not need a visa to enter the Philippines. If you plan to stay in the Philippines for longer than 30 days you will need to extend your visa for a fee of approximately $80 AUD. We recommend checking with your local Philippines consulate for up to date visa requirements and costs. If you need any further help with visas just contact us.



How much spending money will I need?

All your activities, accommodation, transport and some meals are included, so you’ll just need money for any extra meals, drinks, shopping and any onward travel. We recommend you bring at least $500 AUD spending money per person.

What luggage do you recommend?

We always recommend travelling with a backpack and packing light! 10-20kgs of stuff should be plenty. It’s generally quite hot in the Philippines so dragging around a huge suitcase is not much fun.

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