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Cebu Island & the Chocolate Hills

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 608

Historic Cebu combines perfectly with a full day to the nearby island of Bohol to view the Chocolate Hills, incredibly shaped limestone karsts seen on a barge cruise.


Cebu Island is 225 kilometres/140 miles in length north to south. It is made up of rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Cebu City is the second largest city in the Philippines and is a centre for commerce and industry. It is also the oldest city in the Philippines with much history.

During your stay, you will start with a city tour which takes in Magellan’s Cross housed in a chapel and planted there by Portuguese and Spanish explorers, the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino founded in the 16th Century and the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the country, Fort San Pedro built in 1738, a Spanish outpost where two sides face the sea and Casa Gorordo, a well preserved Spanish Colonial mansion with pleasant gardens. There will also be time to visit the Taoist Temple giving a unique look at the Chinese heritage .in the Philippines and to cross over the bridge to the small island of Mactan with its upscale hotels and good beaches.

The next day takes you to the neighbouring island of Bohol directly east of Cebu. Bohol has a mountainous interior which is home to rare flora and fauna including the Tarsiers, one of the world’s smallest primates. You will have a countryside tour which will include lunch on a river barge. A highlight in Bohol is the Chocolate Hills so-called because although covered in green grass, at dry times of the year they turn brown. There are between 1250 and 1750 of these strange looking hills covering a wide area, Return to Cebu in the late afternoon.


 

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Accommodation in Cebu

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    Plantation Bay Resort and Spa



    Set on 11.4 hectares of secluded grounds yet only one hour from Cebu City, Plantation Bay offers one of the largest privately-owned waterways in the world, with the clean elegance of colonial-plantation architecture. Decompress from life's pressures in the healing tranquility of an environment that ...

    Set on 11.4 hectares of secluded grounds yet only one hour from Cebu City, Plantation Bay offers one of the largest privately-owned waterways in the world, with the clean elegance of colonial-plantation architecture. Decompress from life's pressures in the healing tranquility of an environment that truly feels "away from it all".

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    Shangri La Mactan Resort



    The Shangri-La is located on a beautiful private stretch of white sand beach and offers an exciting range of recreational activities. This resort features 546 guest rooms and suites which are spacious and comfortable featuring balconies with panoramic views of the Visayan Sea and outlying ...

    The Shangri-La is located on a beautiful private stretch of white sand beach and offers an exciting range of recreational activities. This resort features 546 guest rooms and suites which are spacious and comfortable featuring balconies with panoramic views of the Visayan Sea and outlying islands. Shangri-La's Mactan Island Resort & Spa, is the Philippines' largest and most exclusive deluxe resort giving its guests the ultimate tropical paradise vacation experience.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Children's Activities
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Fishing Facilities
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Golf
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Padi Dive Centre
    • Parasailing
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sailing
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Watersport Activities
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms
    • Windsurfing

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 608

Itinerary

Day 1

Cebu Airport to Cebu Mactan Resort

Duration30 Minutes

Maribago Bluewater Resort

Maribago Bluewater Resort is a perfect balance of natural beauty and manmade luxury on the white-sand shores of Mactan Island. There's no better place to delight in the island experience. Just 15 minutes away from Mactan International Airport, Maribago is a prime location on the islands prized beach strip. And yet, the temptations of city life are only 40 minutes away. Just drive down to historical Cebu City for your fill of shopping, gambling or simply sightseeing.

All rooms have similar native rattan furniture and decor to match the parquet floors, yet modern facilities. Comfort and convenience is available as well, such as air conditioning, cable TV, phones with IDD access, well-stocked mini-bar, and even an electric mosquito repellant. The bathrooms are good size, shower and bath are available with hot and cold water from the tap.

Quiet beach location.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Maribago Bluewater Resort

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    Maribago Bluewater Resort



    Maribago Bluewater Resort is a perfect balance of natural beauty and manmade luxury on the white-sand shores of Mactan Island. There's no better place to delight in the island experience. Just 15 minutes away from Mactan International Airport, Maribago is a prime location on the ...

    Maribago Bluewater Resort is a perfect balance of natural beauty and manmade luxury on the white-sand shores of Mactan Island. There's no better place to delight in the island experience. Just 15 minutes away from Mactan International Airport, Maribago is a prime location on the islands prized beach strip. And yet, the temptations of city life are only 40 minutes away. Just drive down to historical Cebu City for your fill of shopping, gambling or simply sightseeing.

    All rooms have similar native rattan furniture and decor to match the parquet floors, yet modern facilities. Comfort and convenience is available as well, such as air conditioning, cable TV, phones with IDD access, well-stocked mini-bar, and even an electric mosquito repellant. The bathrooms are good size, shower and bath are available with hot and cold water from the tap.

    Quiet beach location.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Children's Activities
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Playground
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Watersport Activities

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Day 2

Cebu City Tour ex. Mactan Resort

Today, you will embark on a historical tour of the Philippines oldest city: Cebu. Visit Magellan's Cross, planted in 1565, Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, which dates back to 1565, and Fort San Pedro, the oldest triangular fortress in the country. Afterwards you will view the former house of Cebu's first Bishop, Casa Gorordo. See uptown Cebu with the Taoist Temple, which provides stunning views of Cebu City and Mactan. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Lunch is included.

Duration7 Hours
Day 3

Bohol Day Tour ex. Mactan Resort

Today, you will embark in the early morning on a lovely full-day tour to the nearby island of Bohol, where you will enjoy a beautiful showcase of history, culture and nature. This countryside tour that includes lunch on a river barge through the jungle and a visit to see tarsiers, one of the world's smallest primates. You will also see the famous Chocolate Hills; 1,268 incredible cone-shaped hills complete with hundreds of limestone karsts. Return to your hotel late in the afternoon. Lunch is included.

Duration9 Hours
Day 4

Cebu Mactan Resort to Cebu Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

3 nights accommodation, return transfers, half day tour, and meals as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, gratuities, items of a personal nature and drinks.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

*Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share in low season. Subject to availability.

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9 Oct 2017
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