9:00 AM or 1:00 PM: Pick-up at the hotel for Manila City Tour (5-6 hours) with either lunch or dinner
MANILA, the country’s capital is a melting pot of the different cultures that make up the Philippines. Here you will be getting in touch with the country’s history and feel the pace of its growth as nation with places that breathe in the dynamism of the times.
Manila Cathedral (Intramuros), constructed in 1571, is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Intramuros, the historic walled area within the modern City of Manila, Philippines; dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines.
Casa Manila (Intramuros) will transport you back to the Spanish era Manila. It is a replica of Spanish colonial mansion of the late 19th century Manila. It is filled with period furniture and furnishings of the Philippines, Chinese and European origiins.
Fort Santiago (Intramuros) is located at the mouth of the Pasig River and served as the premier defense fortress of the Spanish Government during their rule of the country.
Rizal Park, also known as Luneta Park or simply Luneta is a historical urban park and a major tourist attraction of Manila. It is located along Roxas Boulevard, Manila, and adjacent to the old walled city of Intramuros. Rizal Park is an important site in Philippine history because this was the site of execution of our national hero, Jose Rizal on December 30, 1896.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, also known as CCP Complex, is an 88-hectare reclaimed property along Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines. The complex is bounded by the Manila Bay, Philippine Navy Headquarters, and Roxas Boulevard. It is divided into two zones: the Art Zone, and Commercial and Entertainment Zone.
Roxas Boulevard – has become a trademark of Philippine tourism, famed for its yacht club, hotels, restaurants, commercial buildings and parks. Its original name was Dewey Boulevard in honor of the American Admiral George Dewey.
Makati is a city in the Philippines’ Metro Manila region and the country’s financial hub. It’s known for the skyscrapers and shopping malls of Makati Central Business District, and for Ayala Triangle Gardens, an area dotted with trees and sculptures. Ayala Museum houses the Filipinas Heritage Library and craft collections documenting the country’s history.
Bonifacio Global City, (also known as BGC, Global City, or the Fort) is a financial district southeast of the center o Manila. The entire district used to be the part of Philippine Army camp. BGC has been developed into a hub for style a nd leisure with a lot of options for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Return to the hotel.
Accommodation at Belmont Hotel in RWM or similar hotel
DAY 2: SUMILON ISLAND RESORT
Early breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to NAIA Domestic Airport
Department Manila for Dumaguete City in the morning (flight duration: 1.5 hours)
Sumilon Resort Representative will meet the guests upon arrival and facilitate the transfers to Sumilon Island (15-minute land transfer from Dumaguete’s Sibulan Airport to Dumaguete Port; 1.5-hour boatride from Port of Dumaguete to Sumilon Island, Southern Cebu)
Sumilon Island is located in Bancogon, Oslob, Cebu and hosts the Bluewater Sumilon which was developed into an eco-friendly resort. Sumilon Island is the first marine-protected area in the Philippines and was created as a marine sanctuary in 1974 under the guidance of the Siliman University Marine Reserved of Dumaguete City. The island is famous for its serenity, abundant marine species, and sandbar because of its changing shapes and shifting locations, depending on the season. Other places of interest in the island are the natural lagoon with high mangroves, natural caves used by fishermen to seek cover during the storms. The island also has a lighthouse, a historical watchtower built as part of a warning system to prevent attacks from slavers and marauders in the 19th century.
Check-in at the resort
The rest of the day is free to enjoy the resort’s facilities & activities such as: bird-watching and hiking, kayaking, snorkeling (free use of mask and snorkel), island trekking, fish feeding, use of resort facilities such beach, infinity pool, picnic grove, payags (open cottages), and shower rooms.
Lunch is on personal account
Dinner at the resort (included in room package)
Accommodation at Bluewater Sumilon Resort
DAY 3: OSLOB WHALESHARK WATCHING TOUR
Breakfast at the resort
8:00AM - Depart for Oslob Whaleshark Watching Tour (15-minute boatride from Sumilon Resort to Sumilon Jetty, 10-minute land transfer to Tan-awan, Oslob)
This tour will take you to Oslob for an intimate encounter with the gentle giants of the sea. This tour includes a paddle boat rental to the whalesharks area, mask with snorkel, life vest, entrance and environmental fees.
The whale shark (Rhincondon typus) is a slow-moving filter-feeding carpet shark and the largest known fish species. The name “whale shark” directly refers to the size of the fish, being as large as some species of whales. They feed on plankton and are not known to pose threat to humans.
11:00AM - Return to Sumilon Island
Lunch is on personal account Afternoon is free to enjoy the resort facilities and activities Dinner at the resort (included in room package) Overnight at Sumilon Island Resort
DAY 4: KAWASAN FALLS & CANYONEERING TOUR
Early breakfast at the resort and check-out
8:00 AM - Leave Sumilon Island for Kawasan Falls & Canyoneering Tour in Badian Cebu (1.5-land transfer from Sumilon Jetty Port to Badian, Cebu).
Kawasan Canyoneering Tour is an adrenaline-pumping activity that involves traveling down creeks or stream within a canyon through variety of means including walking, jumping, swimming, climing, abseiling. All tours are accompanied with local accredited tourist guides. Lunch at a local restaurant or picnic lunch.
2:00 PM - Transfer to Cebu City via a private transportation service (travel time is 1.5 hours). The guests may do a quick stop in Carcar City for sampling or shopping of Cebu’s best chicharon (port skin cracklings), lechon baboy (roasted pig), and puso (triangular rice wrapped in coconut leaves).
Check-in at your hotel in Cebu City. Freshen up and get ready for a rolling tour of Cebu City By Night. Dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 5: MANILA – BGC NIGHT TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel Check-out from the hotel and transfer to Mactan International Airport Depart Cebu City for Manila Meet at NAIA Domestic Airport and transfer to Seda Hotel, BGC Check-in at the hotel, freshen up and get ready for BGC Night Tour
Note: A private transport is at your disposal from 7:00pm to 12 midnight for your dining and bar hopping activities in BGC.
Overnight in Seda Hotel, BGC or similar hotel
Day 6: DEPARTURE / POST TOURS
Breakfast at the hotel Check-out from the hotel and transfer to NAIA International Airport Depart Manila for the U.S.