3 Days in Cebu: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, December 2015

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Cebu, besides being the most densely populated island in the Philippines, is also densely populated with things to do. With the country’s second busiest airport, flying directly into Cebu makes a wonderful alternative to busy Manila.

Day 1: Cebu City Sights

Before Cebu's beautiful beaches draw you in for the remainder of your tip, take a day to tour historic Cebu City. Learn about the Philippine’s Spanish legacy with a visit to Fort San Pedro and Magellan's Cross. Also stop by the Basilica del Santo Niño, one of the oldest churches in the country. After lunch, ascend to Tops Lookout for 360-degree views of the city.

Day 2: Fun in the Sun

Now that you've seen the sights, you deserve some rest and relaxation on the beach, and Cebu's beaches are right up there with the best in the world. Try Malapascua for powdery white sand, gentle waters and fresh seafood. Bantayan's beach has been nicknamed Sugar Beach for it's fine white sand. For smaller, secluded beaches, waterfalls and natural pools, head to the Camotes Islands. If you simply can't decide, you can always charter a boat for some island hopping.

Day 3: An Underwater World

The Philippines ranks as one of the best destinations for scuba diving in the world, so strap on your fins and spend a day exploring the reefs, ship wrecks and vertical walls surrounding Cebu. Malapascua Island's dive sites offer thresher shark sightings, while Moalboal has a vertical wall and an underwater plateau, both known for shark and large fish sightings.

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Day Trip to Bohol from Cebu with Chocolate Hills and Loboc River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Cebu's city life and discover the natural beauty of the Philippine islands on a day trip to Bohol. You’ll take a ...  Read more

Location: Cebu, Philippines
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $219.94

Whale Shark Swimming Experience and Aguinid Falls from Cebu

A fun-filled day to meet the gentle whale sharks in Cebu. A scenic 3 to 4-hour drive to the southern coast passing by heritage houses, beautiful old churches ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $167.00

Full Day Whale Shark Experience with Tumalog Falls from Cebu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Join this full day tour from the Cebu city center to Oslob, to interact with one of the largest friendly fish called Butanding. You will spot the whale sharks ...  Read more

Location: Oslob, Philippines
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $190.00

Mantayupan and Kawasan Falls Day Tour from Cebu

Take an early morning drive southwest of Cebu along picturesque coastlines, heritage churches and Spanish houses and visit the the 98 meter Mantayupan Falls ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.00

Half-Day Cebu City Tour Including Round-Trip Hotel Transfers

Tour Cebu's rich past with century old churches, the iconic Magellan Cross, Fort San Pedro, and the 19th century restored Spanish house - Casa Gorordo. Drive ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.00

Mactan Island-Hopping Adventure from Cebu with Snorkeling and BBQ Lunch

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Spend the day snorkeling with tropical fish on an island-hopping excursion from Mactan Island near Cebu. You’ll cruise through the islands in a large motorized ...  Read more

Location: Cebu, Philippines
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $194.94

Danasan Eco Adventure Park Including Round-Trip Hotel Transfer

Live on the edge at the Danasan Eco Adventure Park! The park boasts of beautiful outdoors with caves, waterfalls, springs and a man-made lake. Surf, spin and ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $168.00

Island Hopping Cruise in Mactan Island with Round-Trip Hotel Transfers

Take an unforgettable island adventure on a motorized outrigger boat which will take you to 2-3 islands along the Mactan Channel. Bask under the sun, sink your ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $140.00

Full-Day Cebu Mountain Biking Tour

Explore the island of Cebu in this adrenaline-pumping, ultimately fun activity! Satisfy your cravings for great scenery and fresh air as we trail through the ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $140.00

Cebu Historical Tour Including Magellan's Cross and Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Discover Cebu's history and culture on a scenic tour on foot and by horse-drawn carriage. You’ll visit Old Cebu’s heritage sites of Fort San Pedro and ...  Read more

Location: Cebu, Philippines
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.94

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