6-Day Cebu Itinerary

Updated June 10, 2019
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We tried to travel like a local for the most part of this Cebu trip. Ordinary buses, local jeepneys, habal-habal rides, A LOT of walking… And in the most unfortunate scenario, we missed the last scheduled ferry to Bantayan Island, so we had to take an unofficial, probably illegal, pump boat. More of that in a future post, but all I can say is, that boat ride was one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had (although I still wouldn’t recommend it).

This itinerary is fully packed with only a few resting hours. Better for adventurers and thrill-seekers. And definitely not for a family trip, sorry parents with kids.

Day 0

  • Arrive at Mactan Cebu International Airport aboard flight 5J 579
  • Ride a taxi to Cebuview Tourist Inn
Typical view at Colon Street

Typical view at Colon Street

Day 1

  • Have breakfast at Colon Street
  • Walking tour downtown
  • Fort San Pedro
  • Plaza Independencia
  • Magellan’s Cross
  • Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño
  • Check out of hotel
  • Walk to Cebu South Bus Terminal
  • Ride ordinary bus to Moalboal (Bato via Barili)
  • Check in at Maya’s Native Garden
  • Dinner at Last Filling Station
Basílica Menor del Santo Niño on a bright morning

Basílica Menor del Santo Niño on a bright morning

Day 2

  • Tour pick-up via Highland Adventures PH
  • Osmeña Peak
  • Breakfast at an eatery by the highway
  • Canyoneering activity
  • Free Lunch at Kawasan Falls
  • Back at hotel by 4PM
  • Rest
  • Dinner at Maya’s Native Garden Restaurant
Clear blue water at Kawasan Canyoneering

Clear blue water at Kawasan Canyoneering

Day 3

  • Breakfast at Maya’s Native Garden Restaurant
  • Tricycle to the highway
  • Private van to Cebu North Bus Terminal
  • Ride ordinary bus to Hagnaya Port (We missed the last ferry to Bantayan)
  • Ride an unofficial pump boat to Bantayan
  • Check in at Adelaida Pensionne Hotel
  • Dinner at an eatery in Sta. Fe
Inside a Ceres non-aircon bus

Inside a Ceres non-aircon bus

Day 4

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Island hopping tour pickup
  • Virgin Island (Swimming and Cliff Diving)
  • Hilantagaan Island (Nothing to do)
  • Back in Sta. Fe
  • Late lunch/merienda at MJ Square
  • Sunset at Kota Beach and Sugar Beach
  • Dinner at MJ Square
Sunset + low tide at Sugar Beach

Sunset + low tide at Sugar Beach

Day 5

  • Ride tricycle to Sta. Fe Airport
  • Skydive Activity
  • Back to hotel then check out before lunch
  • Tricycle to Sta. Fe Port
  • Lunch at a barbeque place near the port
  • Ride 1:30 PM ferry to Hagnaya Port
  • Ride aircon bus to Cebu City
  • Arrive at SM City Cebu
  • Ride GrabCar to hotel
  • Check in at Fuente Oro Business Suites
  • Dinner at Larsian
The why-did-i-do-this moment

The why-did-i-do-this moment

Day 6

  • Free breakfast at hotel
  • Check out of hotel, leave bags
  • Lunch at Cebu’s Original Lechon Belly
  • Buy souvenirs at Shamrock Pasalubong Center and Taboan Public Market
  • Back to hotel to leave the pasalubongs
  • Merienda at Ayala Center
  • Ride jeep 04M to JY Square
  • Take a habal-habal tour to Tops Lookout and Temple of Leah
  • Ride jeep back to Ayala Center
  • Dinner at Tiktilaok!
  • Ride jeep 14D back to hotel
  • Get bags, ride Uber to the airport
  • Board flight 5J579 back to Manila
Temple of Leah at night

Temple of Leah at night

Are you ready to take on Cebu’s crazy challenges? Share this itinerary to your travel buddies and watch out for that piso sale!

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