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ROMANTIC ISLANDS OF PHILIPPINES – CEBU AND BOHOL

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Cebu. Philippines
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 86 86 88 91 91 90 90 90 90 90 88 88
Average Low 73 73 73 75 77 75 75 75 75 75 75 73
Average Rainfall 4.3 3.1 2.1 2.0 3.8 7.0 7.5 6.4 7.2 7.3 6.9 4.8
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(GMT+08:00)
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220-240V
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Philippine Peso
$1.00 USD = 45.22 PHP
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Yes Apply
Bohol. Philippines
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 86 88 90 91 91 90 90 91 90 90 90 88
Average Low 72 72 72 73 75 75 75 75 75 75 73 73
Average Rainfall 4.1 2.8 2.5 2.2 3.1 5.0 5.0 4.5 5.6 7.1 7.3 4.5
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
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Time zone
(GMT+08:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Philippine Peso
$1.00 USD = 45.22 PHP
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
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ROMANTIC ISLANDS OF PHILIPPINES – CEBU AND BOHOL

8 days/6 nights - from $1,199 per person Including airfare from Los Angeles
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Take this incredible 7-day vacation to the beautiful islands of the Philippines. Spend three nights in Cebu, known as “The Queen City of the South” and the first Spanish settlement in the country. Relax on the gorgeous beaches or take one of many optional day tours available. The sweetest mangoes, the freshest seafood and beautiful guitars are the few of the attractions. Then take a short ferry to the island of Bohol where you will be staying for three nights.Visit UNESCO World Heritage listed Chocolate Hills, 16th century Spanish colonial churches and marvel at the lovely and tiny Tarsier monkeys. From $1,199 per person

Day 1 - Los Angeles /Philippines
Depart US for Cebu.

Day 2 - Cebu
On arrival to the beautiful island of Cebu, known as “The Queen City of the South” transfer, via coach, to your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. (Palm Beach Resort & Spa or similar)
 
Day 3,4- Cebu
Spend four days on your own to relax on an array of comfortable beaches, walk around the city, or take one of many optional day tours. (Palm Beach Resort & Spa) (B)

Day 5 – Cebu/Bohol
After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the pier, where you will take a short ferry to Bohol. Then transfer to your hotel. (Dumaluan Beach Resort or similar) (B)
 
Day 6,7 - Bohol
Spend two more nights in Bohol and sign up for the optional tours to Chocolate Hills,  (B)

Day 8 – Bohol-Cebu
Transfer back to Cebu via ferry and then transfer from pier to international airport and fly back to US.

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Los Angeles
Land Only *Single Supplement

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Tour Features

  • Roundtrip airfare from US to Cebu, couch class
  • Roundtrip airport/pier transfers in both cities
  • 3 nights stay in Cebu
  • 3 nights stay in Bohol
  • Daily breakfast at both hotels (5 or 6 per person depending on departure time from Cebu)
  • Applicable service charge and prevailing government tax


Remarks

  • Book by March 31,2017 for these promotional rates.
  • Travel valid on select dates only in Sep, Oct and Nov 2017
  • If above hotels and are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category could be used. Prices may differ.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received within 3 days of reservation
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Nonrefundable and no changes once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies; optional Travel Insurance not included.

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Optional Tours in Cebu

TOUR: CEBU CITY TOUR – Adult $119 Child $59


DURATION: 4-5 HOURS

Visit Cebu’s historical landmarks including Magellan’s Cross, marks the spot where the first Christian Filipinos were baptized. In 1525 to 1740, the Agustinian Priests built an open shrine for the cross but the natives began to take chips from the cross from the total destruction. To protect it further, a hollow cross of tindalo wood was made to encase the original cross which still stands today; Basilica Minore del Sto.Niño, this church was built where the image of the Sto.Niño was found in 1565. The first structure of the church was, however, destroyed by fire in 1568. Rebuilt in 1602, it was conferred the title of Basilica Minor del Sto.Niño by Cardinal Antonuitte; along the way, appreciate the creative mix of foreign influences and local tradition in places like Casa Gorordo, the home of the First Filipino Bishop of Cebu, Juan Gorordo. A tour inside the residence is a brief journey into a Filipino lifestyle in the period amid 1860 to 1920. The place presently features noted paintings, museum relics, a courtyard, antique household items and furniture; Fort San Pedro, the smallest and oldest tri-bastion fort in the country. This served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines; guitar factory and the colorful native market.

TOUR: MACTAN TOUR – Adult $85 Child $45

DURATION: 3-4 HOURS

An orientation tour of Mactan, visit Mactan’s landmarks like Lapu-lapu’s monument, site where the battle between Mactan Island Chieftain Lapu-lapu and the foreign aggressor Ferdinand Magellan. It depicts the hero holding a bolo in one hand and a pestle on the other. Said weapons were believed to have been used during his combat with Magellan. This monument stands as a reminder of Filipino bravery; Marian shrine and the Shrine of Our Lady of Rule, the home of the Miraculous Lady of the Rule which is the Patron of this City. Get a chance to see how guitars are crafted, visit a Mactan stone factory and drive by the native wet market. Get a glimpse of the white sand and blue sea Mactan is famous for.

TOUR: SOUTH COUNTRYSIDE TOUR – Adult $175 Child $85

DURATION: 7-8 HOURS

Drive down Cebu’s southern coastal road and visit a working fishing village, see the Spanish styled homes in the town of Carcar, visit the Tisa House, an old Spanish house which has been converted to a Museum showing the typical Filipino setting during the Spanish time and see native handicrafts made in the beautiful countryside. If the timing is right, see how native delicacies like chicharon (crispy pork rind) and ampao (rice cakes) are made. Visit the historical churches of the South and experience the history imbedded in their walls.

TOUR: ISLAND ADVENTURE TOUR – Adult $220 Child $110


DURATION: 7-8 HOURS

Take a motorized banca and cruise by the islets of Mactan. Try fish feeding at the Marine sanctuary and/or snorkeling. Barbeque Lunch on Nalusuan Island with time to enjoy the sand, sun and sea.

Arrive at the Snorkeling Area: The Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary where many fishes came to gather in this sanctuary especially if a snorkeler feeds bread up close to the fish. Shallows are about 100 meters extensions from the upheaval of a coral reef. It becomes deepen slowly and is depressed perpendicularly. The small fishes could be reach in just around 5 meters depth and bigger fishes could be encountered in 10-15 meters depth. A diving or a snorkel plus (originally by K I Marine) comes closer to underwater species and really can appreciate the marine world activities. In Hilutungan, guests could just stay in a boat and going in and out of the sea to do all these. One has to wear life jacket for a snorkel and swimming as a compulsory. Then proceed to Nalusuan Island, considered the smallest island. Though it is also a white sand beach but it’s not suitable for swimming and snorkeling because of its shallow water sea level. In reaching the island, a boat should docked at a far distant especially on a low tide, therefore a long walk at the seashore to the pier. The island is best for picnic, playing games for children. Corals is not so much visible in the area. Picnic lunch at Nalusuan and time to enjoy the sun, sand and sea

TOUR: KAWASAN FALLS TOUR (BADIAN ISLAND) – Adult $195 Child $95

DURATION: 8-9 HOURS


Drive down Cebu’s southern coastal road and visit a working fishing village, see the Spanish styled homes in the town of Carcar, visit the Tisa House, an old Spanish house which has been converted to a Museum showing the typical Filipino setting during the Spanish time and see small scale handicrafts being made in the beautiful countryside. A whole day tour to Kawasan Falls in Matutinao, Badian. One can feel the coolness of the surrounding lush greenery of this panoramic waterfall located in Southern Cebu.

Optional Tours in Manila

TOUR: HISTORIC CORREGIDOR ISLAND - Adult $169 Child $59

DURATION: FULL DAY (8 HOURS)


Across the bay from Manila is Corregidor Island, a fortress in Spanish times. It became a symbol of courage in the World War II for it was there that Filipino and American soldiers put up a gallant stand to resist the enemy.

The tadpole-shaped island of Corregidor is the largest of five islands situated off the coast of Manila Bay in the south-western part of Luzon. Its strategic location made the island an ideal natural harbor defense for the

TOUR: MAJESTIC PAGSANJAN RAPIDS - Adult $219 Child $55

DURATION: FULL DAY (8 HOURS)


Embark on an adventure when you visit Pagsanjan, a small town in Laguna province, only two hours away from Manila.

Ride a banca (native canoe) upriver through a gorge hemmed in by rocky cliffs as high as 300 feet, lush with tropical vegetation to the majestic Pagsanjan Falls. The base of Pagsanjan Falls is a huge natural swimming pool with clear cool waters which one can swim in. A good swimmer can dive and swim to his heart’s delight. Experience the ride of a lifetime as you travel downriver with expert Pagsanjano boatmen who will guide your banca through fourteen rapids, winding through boulders and roaring downstream.

TOUR: SPECTACULAR SUBIC ESCAPADE - Adult $245 Child $45

DURATION: FULL DAY (8 HOURS)

The largest Naval Base outside the USA before being transformed into a commercial free port, just 210 kilometers northwest of Manila (about three hours’ drive) is a destination of historical significance. It also promises a myriad of experiences, from majestic beaches with fascinating shipwrecks to a multitude of outdoor adventures.

Subic is now being transformed into a business and industrial area. It offers diverse activities like swimming, scuba diving, horseback riding, golf, jungle survival training, ecological tour, etc.

Stop at the Ocean Adventure, a marine conservatory and Adventure Park located in Subic Bay and founded by animal behaviorists and trainers. Experience the dolphin & whale watching and sea lion shows. One of the unique experiences in Ocean Adventure is getting to know the Dolphin up close and personal. The dolphin will swim with you and bring you from the beach area to the platform training area on a minimal fee.

TOUR: MARVELOUS TAAL VOLANO TREK - Adult $235 Child $55

DURATION: FULL DAY (8 HOURS)


Taal Volcano is an active volcano inside a lake, formed through one major eruption at the center of a lake. Taal volcano is a complex volcanic system with more than 33 eruptions since it was first recorded in 1572. This picturesque volcano is about 70 kilometers south of Manila, in the province of Batangas.

The hike begins on the island's shore and ends at the rim of the main Crater Lake via the regular trail. No worry, a Taal volcano trek is easy. On-board a motorized outrigger boat for the 20-minute ride to Volcano Island, which was created by subsequent eruptions up to 1754. Assisted by guide and local coordinator, ride local ponies along wide expanses of hardened black lava flows up to the crater rim viewpoint overlooking the two-kilometer Crater Lake. Within Crater Lake is another volcanic cinder cone called Vulcan point, which appeared during the Taal’s last major eruption in 1977.

TOUR: MYSTICAL HIDDEN VALLEY SPRING - Adult $229 Child $39

DURATION: FULL DAY (8 HOURS)

Hidden Valley Springs is a secluded and private resort naturally landscaped at the crater of an extinct forested volcano in Laguna Province, 75 kilometers (approximately two hours’ drive) from Manila. This 110-acre crater is more than 300 feet deep and is said to have been formed after a fiery volcanic upheaval hundreds of centuries ago. A natural botanical garden, it has superb irresistible natural thermal pools scented by exquisite tropical plants and canopied by giant ferns and centuries-old trees.

Relax and unwind in the resort’s six natural pools of varying temperatures, fed from natural mineral spring waters that are said to be medicinal and rejuvenating; or hike through the surrounding rainforest, following the path among ancient Amlang trees, to the “scattered springs” and the “hidden waterfall”.

Activities in the area: Swimming, light trekking, camping, biking & billiards

 

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