On this tour of the Philippines you will start in Manila and end in Puerto Princesa. Travel with a group of like-minded adventurers. We visit World Heritage listed sites, Asia's best beaches and swim in some of the most fantastic swimming spots. This 10 day trip will take you out of your comfort zone and off the beaten track to experience the unique culture of the Philippines.
All about the 5 Day Whale Sharks and Waterfalls Philippines Adventure
Visit the oldest city on the Philippines, Cebu. This trip is a budget way to experience one of your bucket list items; swimming with Whalesharks. It also takes you to a stunning waterfall. An add on to the One Life Adventures 10 day Philippines tour
5 Day Whale Sharks and Waterfalls Philippines Adventure Itinerary - 5 days
Arrival in Cebu
Welcome to Cebu City! From the airport take a taxi to you guest house. Your first day you can explore Cebu and try lots of the local food. Conde Nast Traveler Magazine named Cebu the 4th best island destination in the world, so you know its going to be phenomenal. Your personal driver, will be waiting for you in the airport as you land to transfer you directly to your hostel in the bustling centre of the city. Once you get there, you can take the rest of the day to explore this wonderful city and treat yourself to some famous Cebu Lechon! Cebu is one of the food capitals of the Philippines, so plenty of local food to try. Or take a walk down the beginnings of the Philippines’ Spanish Heritage with visits to sites such as Basilica del St. Nino Church, Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, Heritage of Cebu Monument, Casa Gorordo, Museo Sugbo, Yap San Diego Ancestral House, Cathedral Museum of Cebu, Taoist Temple, and Mactan Shrine. If you’re up for something a bit more extreme, you can make your way to Crowne Hotel, and walk on the ledge of their Sky Walk!
Cebu to MoalBoal
Gorge yourself on the huge breakfast in the guesthouse before meeting your driver outside who will transfer you to the Ceres South Bus Station. Hop on the plush air conditioned bus, sit back and relax whilst enjoying the stunning Cebu scenery as you whizz through its centre. After a couple of hours you’ll arrive in the town of Moalboal where your hostel will pick you up and transfer you to your room. After which, you have the chance to explore Panagsama Beach, grab a devious burger in Chilli’s or throw on a snorkel and swim with the millions of Sardines swimming just off the coast, the choice is yours.
Adventure Day Around Central and Southern Cebu
This is your free day to explore the area around Moalboal, our recommendation is to head to Kawasan Falls. This stunning 2 tired waterfall is a popular destination for tourists around the world and always makes it onto any Philippine Travel Video. The water is milky-blue and the lush greenery to flanks the flowing whitewash make a heck of a profile picture. If you’re feeling adventurous you can book a canyoneering tour through your hostel and jump, slide and rope swing your way downstream.
Make sure you get an early night as your driver will be arriving to pick you up at 4am in the morning. The reason for this is that today is your day to swim with the biggest fish in the ocean, the Whale-sharks. A truly mind-blowing and unforgettable experience as you spend 30 minutes surrounded by these friendly giants just off the coast, make sure you charge that GoPro. After your swim, you’ll be directed to your breakfast spot before getting back in the car to head down the cost to Aguinid Waterfalls. Aguinid Falls is smaller version of Kawasan but nevertheless still a spectacular 5 tiered waterfall. Once you’ve finished posing for photos under the falls, your driver will then take you to your last spot, Tumalog Falls. This majestic and quiet waterfall is the perfect spot for some relaxation and reflection after a busy morning. You’ll then be transferred back to Cebu City and your original hostel where you can finally pinch yourself after a day to remember.
Departure from Cebu
One Life Adventures will provide you with a handy Cebu city guide which you can use to aid you in your DIY tour around the City. Cebu city is one of the oldest and proudest cities in the Philippines with a rich colonial and religious history to sink your teeth into. Some of the oldest cathedrals in the country are here and prime for you to explore. Cebu is also the food capital of the country with some incredible eateries detailed on your guide, make sure you attempt to try them all!
Depart Philippines second city at any time today. When you’re ready to leave, you’re driver will be waiting for you 2 hours before your flight at your hostel to take you to the airport. Relax in your seat as your plane takes off over Cebu and admire the beauty of the islands out of the window.
*Not including any domestic flights. Please note trip is unguided
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