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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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Full Day Whale Shark Experience with Tumalog Falls from Cebu, Cebu, null
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Full Day Whale Shark Experience with Tumalog Falls from Cebu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 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
Mactan-Cebu Island Hopping Cruise with Round-Trip Hotel Transport, Cebu, Day Trips
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Mactan-Cebu Island Hopping Cruise with Round-Trip Hotel Transport

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

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

From USD $131.00
Whale Shark Swimming Experience and Aguinid Falls from Cebu, Cebu, Day Cruises
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Whale Shark Swimming Experience and Aguinid Falls from Cebu

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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 $125.00
Private Aloguinsan Day Tour with Bojo River Cruise from Cebu, Cebu, Shark Diving
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Private Aloguinsan Day Tour with Bojo River Cruise from Cebu

The Bojo River in Aloguinsan town has recently been named by Green Destination as one of the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the world. This is a relaxing ...  Read more

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

From USD $44.00
Caohagan and Nalusuan Islands Hopping from Cebu, Cebu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Caohagan and Nalusuan Islands Hopping from Cebu

Spend a relaxing day during your holiday in Cebu exploring two beautiful islands for snorkeling and meet the locals. Enjoy the scenic ocean view of Caohagan ...  Read more

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

From USD $63.00
Private Half-Day Cebu Landmarks and Historical Tour, Cebu, Day Trips
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Private Half-Day Cebu Landmarks and Historical Tour

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Join the private half-day tour during your holiday in Cebu and visit the historical places and notable landmarks with the experienced English-speaking guide. ...  Read more

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

From USD $36.15
5-Hour Evening Tour from Cebu with Dinner, Cebu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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5-Hour Evening Tour from Cebu with Dinner

Head up to the Tops Lookout to watch the sunset over Cebu and have dinner at a mountainside restaurant with sweeping views. Your tour includes round-trip ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.00
Three-Dive Scuba Diving Tour with Morning Thresher Shark Dive from Malapascua Island, Cebu, Cebu, ... 
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Three-Dive Scuba Diving Tour with Morning Thresher Shark Dive from Malapascua Island, Cebu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Experience some of the most varied diving in the Philippines during your visit to Malapascua Island in Cebu. Get an early start for the chance to view ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.66
Small-Group Cebu City Afternoon Fun Tour by Coach, Cebu, Scuba Diving
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Small-Group Cebu City Afternoon Fun Tour by Coach

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This afternoon Cebu city tour includes guide and visits to some of Cebu's most famous landmarks. View important areas such as Taoist Temple and Cebu Provincial ...  Read more

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

From USD $20.00

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