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This family holiday in Philippines has been specially designed for those who wish to discover the Philippines as a family. By avoiding long journeys, you take the time to take advantage of the incredible setting offered by the Visayas archipelago and alternate excursions in the wilderness with relaxing moments to enjoy quality family time.
Welcome to the Philippines!
Welcome to the start of your family holiday in Philippines! Upon arrival at Cebu International Airport, you are greeted by your private driver and transferred to your hotel in the heart of Cebu, the second largest city in the Philippines and the oldest city in the archipelago. After settling in, you can rest at the hotel or take the opportunity to stroll around the city center and enjoy a typical Filipino dish in one of the city's many restaurants, such as lapu-lapu, a delicious grilled fish. First night in the Philippines.
Head for Bohol Island
After having breakfast at the hotel, you are transferred to the port of Cebu to board a speedboat to Bohol Island. You arrive in Tagbilaran where you are met by your driver who then drives you to the Panglao peninsula. Drop off your things at your hotel, located by the sea on Dumaluan Beach, and enjoy some family time in the idyllic setting that awaits you. In the evening, why not enjoy a coconut with your feet in the sand while admiring the sunset? The perfect way to celebrate the start of your family holiday in Philippines!
This morning, you wake up slowly and have breakfast with your family at the hotel. The rest of your day is a free day to spend at your leisure based on the interests of your family. You can go for a walk in the surrounding area, enjoy the hotel swimming pool or set off with a mask and snorkel to discover the seabed of Dumaluan Beach. Between two activities, let yourself lounge by the sea while the children play on the beach. Night at the hotel.
Discover the Chocolate Hills and tarsier sanctuary
Today, you will take an excursion to the famous Bohol Hills, also known as the Chocolate Hills, a fascinating geological formation that consists of over a thousand perfectly round hills - a must-see on your trip to the Philippines! On the way, you stop to admire charming Spanish churches and have lunch with your English-speaking guide. You then go to the tarsier sanctuary, located in Corella, where you can observe these adorable wild monkeys up close. At the end of the day, you return to your hotel near Dumaluan beach.
Discovery of Balicasag Island and Virgin Island
After waking up in the morning, you board a private boat to reach Balicasag Island. During the trip, you may come across some wild dolphins, to the delight of young and old alike. Immerse yourself in crystal clear water with your masks and snorkels and discover the magnificent seabed of this protected reserve, before picnicking on one of the wild beaches of the island. You then leave for another small paradise island, Virgin Island, located in Panglao Bay, before returning to your hotel at the end of the day.
After a hearty breakfast, you are taken to the port of Tagbilaran. You climb aboard a speedboat and after two hours of crossing, you reach Dumaguete on Negros Island, nicknamed "Sugar Island" because it contains the largest plantations of sugar cane in the Philippines. You will then be transferred to your hotel in the south of Dumaguete, located on a black sand beach. Relax at your hotel or, if you are feeling adventurous, why not go for a walk in the town of Dumaguete or along the sea? Overnight at the hotel.
Snorkeling at Apo Island
This day promises to be particularly exciting for you and your children! You leave by boat to reach Apo Island, a real corner of paradise in the middle of the Visayas archipelago. The crossing takes approximately 1 hour. You put on your masks and snorkels and set off to explore the corals and multicolored fish of this natural maritime reserve, ideal for snorkeling. If you are lucky, you might even have the chance to see giant turtles, a highlight of this excursion for the whole family. In the evening, you spend the night at your hotel in Dumaguete.
Excursion to Lake Balanan
This morning, you climb into a minivan to reach Lake Balanan located in the mountains of the hinterland of Dumaguete. This area offers one of the most exotic landscapes of the region with its lush vegetation and famous lake. You picnic near the lake, then walk along the banks and have fun with the family discovering a wide array of tropical plants, tree ferns and exotic birds that you come across. You return to your hotel in the afternoon with enough time to have a last dip in the ocean.
Back to Cebu Island
Today, you are transferred to the port of Sibulan and leave Negros Island to return to Cebu Island. You arrive at your accommodation in time for lunch, and spend a relaxing afternoon with the family. Enjoy the facilities of the hotel and splash around in the hotel's swimming pool which directly overlooks the sea. In the evening, why not taste some grilled fish and seafood, the local delicacy of the region, at a restaurant overlooking the beach of your hotel, rested and happy to share this special moment together. Night at the hotel.
Between natural pools and waterfalls
Start your day with a big breakfast facing the sea at your hotel before leaving to spend the day in the middle of the tropical jungle: you go up the Kawasan River and swim in natural turquoise blue pools, fed by pretty waterfalls . You enjoy a picnic lunch by the water and have the possibility of canyoning according to your level and the age of your children. In the evening, you dine at the hotel before spending the night there again.
Today you have a free day and it is completely up to you how you want to spend it. You can stay at the lodge and relax with the family, or you can opt for one of the excursions offered on-site: you can, for example, board a banka, a traditional Filipino boat, and set off for the Strait of Tañon where many dolphins are known to join you to swim around the boat - an activity that will enchant your children! In the evening, you return to your hotel and enjoy a delicious local specialty one last time while admiring the sunset from the beach.
Transfer to Cebu and return flight
You have breakfast at the hotel and, depending on the schedule of your return flight, you might have time to take a last dip in the sea or in the pool, and enjoy a last coconut with your feet in the sand. You are then driven to Cebu International Airport, which you reach after 4 hours by car, and board your plane, delighted to have experienced this family trip to the Philippines and to have shared these wonderful moments with your family.
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