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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 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
Full Day Whale Shark Experience with Tumalog Falls from Cebu, Cebu, Day Trips
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Full Day Whale Shark Experience with Tumalog Falls from Cebu

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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
Whale Shark Swimming Experience and Aguinid Falls from Cebu, Cebu, Shark Diving
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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 $167.00
Cebu-Mactan Twin City Tour from Cebu, Cebu, Shark Diving
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Cebu-Mactan Twin City Tour from Cebu

Travel with us on a journey through time as we explore historic sites of Cebu and Mactan. Trace the journey of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan from his ...  Read more

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

From USD $97.00
Private Half-Day Cebu City Tour, Cebu, City Tours
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Private Half-Day Cebu City Tour

Join this private half-day tour to explore and learn the history of Cebu, the oldest city in Philippines. This small-group tour is cater for maximum 6 person ...  Read more

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

From USD $42.00
Half-Day Cebu Island Arts and Crafts Tour, Cebu, City Tours
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Half-Day Cebu Island Arts and Crafts Tour

Take the time to marvel at the expert craftsmanship that has made Cebu world renowned. Get to know the city more through its fantastic arts and crafts. Hotel ...  Read more

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

From USD $97.00
Full-Day Cebu Mountain Biking Tour, Cebu, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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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
Small-Group Cebu City Afternoon Fun Tour by Coach, Cebu, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Small-Group Cebu City Afternoon Fun Tour by Coach

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Reviews

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
Half-Day Cebu Rediscovery City Tour, Cebu, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Half-Day Cebu Rediscovery City Tour

Explore the Philippine´s oldest city on this exciting half-day city tour. Founded in 1521, Cebu City´s recent development projects have given rise to its ...  Read more

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

From USD $83.00
Half Day Cebu City Tour, Cebu, City Tours
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Half Day Cebu City Tour

This half-day tour allows you to discover the charm of Cebu's major landmarks and churches, in addition to the fantastic shopping.

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

From USD $55.00

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