A Quick Cebu-Bohol Trip (Itinerary + Guide + Budget)
As of 2020, there are 7641 islands in the Philippines. That sounds like a lot right? How can you get the taste of the Philippines if there are thousands of islands out there? Luckily, there are two that you can visit aside from Manila to get that authentic Philippine experience and those two are Cebu and Bohol.
How to Get to Cebu
There are two options to get to Cebu from Manila. You can opt to ride a ferry or purchase a direct flight to Cebu.
Manila to Cebu Ferry
The travel time from Manila to Cebu is approximately 22 hours. Ticket prices may vary. It is usually around 1,000 Php for Tourist Class, 1,200 Php for Cabin for 4, and 3,800 Php for a Suiteroom for 2.
Manila to Cebu Flights
The travel time from Manila to Cebu via flight is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Ticket prices vary but they are usually around 1500 – 3000 Php for a one-way fare.
From Other Countries
Luckily, you may be able to fly directly to Cebu to Mactan Cebu International Airport. Check out 12goasia for Cheap flights.
One of the best places to have Instagram worthy pics is in Sirao Garden also known as Little Amsterdam. The entrance Fee to this place is only 50 Php.
Countless backdrops of blooming flowers to emphasize the beauty of mother nature.
Temple of Leah
Built in 2012 by Teodorico Soriano Adarna for his late wife Leah Albino-
The exterior of the place is eerily similar to the ancient Greek structures.
Fort San Pedro
Basílica Menor del Santo Niño de Cebú
We all know about the history of how the Spaniards came to our country. Famous Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan under the blessing of the King of Spain to search for Spice Islands ends up in an island that would later become Cebu instead. Upon arriving to Cebu, this cross is planted next to the Basilica Menor del Santo Niño.
More Fun Things to Do in Cebu
Cebu to Bohol
The best way to get to Bohol from Cebu is through a Ferry. Travel time may take around 2 hours. Two main companies that frequently travel to Bohol is Super Cat and Ocean Jet. The price is usually around 600 PHP to 1,300 PHP.
One of the must-do here in Bohol is the Loboc River cruise. Dine while you explore the natural beauty of Loboc River and its evergreen waters.
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One of the most famous tourist attractions here in Bohol. The Chocolate Hills is also one of the Seven Wonders of Nature.
Meet the world’s smallest primates in Bohol’s Tarsier Sanctuary. Tarsiers are known for their small stature and wide eyes. They are also nocturnal so if you visit in the morning, they are probably asleep. They can only be found here and Indonesia.
After spending days of touring, take time to relax on Panglao Beach.
Panglao Beach Accomodation
More Fun Things to Do in Bohol
Estimated Budget and Cost
Manila to Cebu Airfare
Manila to Cebu one-way ticket approximately 1500 Php – 3000 Php (1pax)
and 3000 – 6000 Php (1pax) for roundtrip tickets.
Manila to Cebu Ferry
1,000 Php for Tourist Class (1pax)
1,200 Php for Cabin for 4
3,800 Php for a Suiteroom for 2.
Cebu to Bohol Ferry
Ferry to Bohol 600 PHP to 1,300 PHP (1pax)
Bohol to Panglao Transfer
Private Transfer – 350 Php – 1000 Php (1pax)
Shared Transfer – 250 Php – 500 Php (1pax)
Activities and Entrance Fees
Cebu Day Tour – 800 Php – 2000 Php (1pax)
Bohol Day Tour – 2000 Php – 3500 Php (1pax)
Panglao Tour – 2000 Php (1pax)
Approximately around 1500 Php – 3000 Php per night for a budget room.