Cebu Vacation for Chinese New Year 2015

Gong xi fa cai, 2015! Have you made your travel plans already?


Here’s a possible tour itinerary for Cebu and Bohol, Philippines for you to consider. It’s possible to shorten or lengthen it; and we can customize and pair up Cebu with other destinations like Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan or Boracay, which are each 1-hour flight away from Cebu. The Cebu and Bohol package works best though, since you get a good combination of city + beach + nature + adventure all-in-one; and Cebu and Bohol are just 2-hours by ferry away via fast ferry. Cost-wise, roundtrip tickets via Ocean Jet costs approximately Php850 only, compared to airfare which can cost you Php3000 to Php6000, depending on seat availability.

18 Feb 2015

  • Pick-up from airport, drop-off to hotel
  • 1400H Standard check-in time
  • Free-and-easy
  • Overnight

19 Feb 2015

  • Breakfast
  • 0700H Proceed to Oslob for Whale Shark Watching inclusive of van transportation, licensed tour guide, life vest, all entrance fees. Travel time to Oslob from the city takes 3 hours.
Oslob is fast becoming a tourism destination due to the whalesharks, locally known as Butanding.

Swim with the Whalesharks in Oslob

Kawasan Falls Adventure Tour in Badian, Cebu

Kaswasan Falls

  • 1000H Whale watching proper after briefing. Interaction itself is only 30 minutes. To add value to the tour, our guide will conduct a running commentary when passing through Cebu’s southern countryside, notably when passing by the quaint city of Carcar
  • 1100H Proceed to Kawasan Falls after tour, inclusive of transportation, raft rental, life vest, all entrance and parking fees applicable, picnic lunch with 1 round of drinks
  • 1600H Head back to the Cebu City. Drop-off hotel
  • Overnight

20 Feb 2105

  • Breakfast
  • 0800H Cebu City Tour with lunch inclusive of transportation, licensed tour guide, all entrance and parking fees, buffet lunch. Spots to visit: Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino, Fort San Pedro, Casa Gorodo, Taoist Temple, Souvenir Shop, and a running tour of Cebu’s business and civic districts
The Pariam Monument in Cebu depicts the history of the Philippines in general and Cebu in particular.

Parian Monument, Cebu

Ayala Center Cebu is one the premier mall in Cebu, which houses The Terraces, rows of restaurants and lifestyle hubs.

Ayala Cebu, Terraces at Night

  • 1200H Buffet unch at local restaurant
  • 1300H Drop-off to pier
  • 1400H ETD Cebu via Ocean Jet (roundtrip ferry tickets included)
  • 1600H ETA Tagbilaran. Pick-up from pier, drop-off to resort
  • Overnight

21 Feb 2015

  • Breakfast
  • 0900H to 1630H Bohol Countryside Tour inclusive of transportation, licensed tour guide, all entrance and parking fees, buffet lunch onboard river cruise. Spots to visit: Blood Compact Site, Baclayon Church and Museum, Bilar Manmade Forest, Tarsier Sanctuary, Loboc River Cruise, Chocolate Hills, Butterfly Sanctuary, Souvenir Shop)
The Tarsier is the world's smallest monkey and may be found in Bohol

Say hi to the Tarsier

Reward yourself with a relaxing tour to Bohol where you will get to cruise along the meandering Loboc River while being serenaded by loncal singers.

Idyllic Loboc River Cruise

  • Overnight

22 Feb 2015

  • Breakfast is NOT included, but pax can order from restaurant
  • 0530H to 1130H Dolphin Watching, Island Hopping, Fish Feeding, Snorkeling at Balicasag Island inclusive of boat use, licensed tour guide, services of boatman, life vest, sanctuary fees, environmental fees. Tour starts early because dolphins come out and play in the water surface shortly before sunrise. When sun has fully-risen, they won’t get to see dolphins anymore.
Alona Kew Panglao Beach, Panglao Bohol Beach Resort

Alona Kew Panglao Beach

Dining Al Fresco, Isis Bungalows Resort, Panglao Bohol

Dining Al Fresco

  • 1200H Check-out. Guests have option to have lunch at resort or have organic lunch at Bohol Bee Farm for only Php660/lunch. The lunch is highly-recommended, and guests will also enjoy shopping for honey-based food like muffins, spreads and breads; as well as locally-made handbags and trinkets to take back home
  • 1445H Head to Tagbilaran
  • 1620H ETD Tagbilaran via Ocean Jet
  • 1820H ETA Cebu. Pick-up from airport, drop-off to hotel
  • Overnight

23 Feb 2015

  • Breakfast
  • 1200H Standard check-out time
  • Drop-off to airport

Do you find the itinerary to hectic? Or would you like spruce it up some more? For the more adventurous ones, we offer buggy and ATV rides, dive tours, hiking tours, and stand-up paddle tours.

Taking a buggy tour down southern Cebu is the hippest thing to do.

Buggy Tours in Dalaguete

Sky Walk is one of the activities during the Sky Adventure Tour Package at Crown Regency Hotel in Fuente.

Sky Walk, Image credits to Crown Regency

Peak season rates apply for most hotels and resorts during Chinese New Year, but if you happen to travel to Cebu or Bohol or any part of the Philippines on dates not falling during CNY and other periods like Christmas, New Year, Holy Week or local festivals, it will be our pleasure to offer you with competitive hotel rates, which for most time will be way cheaper compared to what you would get if you booked directly online.

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