DISCOVERY PACKAGE TOUR 2

2.)    PACKAGE 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

   Includes an optional " PADI OPEN WATER COURSE " and / or
16 DIVES ( 12 Day DIVES - 4 Night DIVES )

 


CEBU, the city called "The Queen City of the South", the BOHOL SEA's Islands, The CHOCOLATE HILLS, Cabilao Island, the "Kawasan Falls", the Divers' village of Moalboal, Sampaguita Beach, "Paradise Valley", a mountain resort.


DAY DIVE U.S. $   20 including weight, belt, tank, Guide
NIGHT DIVE U.S. $   25 including weight, belt, tank, Guide

PUBLISHED PRICE: U.S. $ 1,750
See our Special Conditions for children under 12 years old in our GENERAL CONDITIONS page.
 


AVAILABLE from :   December 15th, 2000
up to :   October 31st, 2001


ITINERARY / PROGRAM

  DAY 1

  Welcome at the Mactan International Airport.
  Transfer to your hotel.
(Please take a look at our list of selected hotels.)
  Evening including a Dinner-Show - Folk dances of the Philippines. (Depending of your Arrival day)
  NIGHT at the Hotel.

  DAY 2

  8:00   Breakfast at the restaurant of your hotel.
  9:00   Information-Meeting regarding all the activities of this Package.
Then special Meeting, for the Diving-students and DIVE No 1 for the confirmed Divers.
  11:30   Departure with air-con Minibus for Cebu City, distance of around 25 kilometers.
Passage in front of the monument of Lapu-Lapu, the warrior who killed MAGELLAN.
Passage on the Mactan bridge, connecting Mactan island and the city of Cebu.
  12:15   Lunch "EAT AS MUCH AS YOU CAN" in a Japanese restaurant. Located in a giant Department store.
Eventual shopping of last minute into the Department store.
  14:30   The DIVERS and the Diving student will go back to Mactan island for their second DIVE of the day, or their basic training skills.
The NON-DIVERS will have a guided visit of the historical Landmarks of the town of Cebu, and of the Harbour (Basilica SANTO NIÑO, MAGELLAN CROSS, CASA GORORDO, TAOIST Temple, the TOP and the view of the bay.)
  17:00   Back to the hotel.
  19:30   Dinner at the Chinese restaurant "TALK on the TOWN" Free Evening.  NIGHT at the Hotel

  DAY 3

  7:30   Breakfast at the restaurant of the hotel.
  8:30   Departure by private Motor-boat.
  9:15   Stop for DIVE No 3, or snorkelling for the non-Divers, near an island in the middle of the strait.
(Equipment on board)
  11:45   Arrival at Inanuran island, a small island made of sand and coral.
Check in at the Beach-resort of the island.
  12:30   Lunch at the island.
  AFTERNOON

 

Visit of the fishermen village, the bird sanctuary.
Relax, sunbathing, snorkeling for the non-Divers.
Special skills for the Diving students.
Eventual afternoon DIVE for the Divers, at a nearby island.
Sunset on the islands is scheduled at 17.55 - Do not miss it.
 
  19:30   French Dinner at the restaurant of the island.
      Optional free Evening at the beach, with the crew of the boat, guitars, songs, fire on the beach.
NIGHT at the Hotel.

  DAY 4

  7:15   Breakfast at the restaurant of the Hotel.
  8:15   Departure by boat, for Tubigon - Around thirty minutes trip.
  8:45   A Boholano Guide is waiting for you.
After boarding in your air-con bus, you will proceed to The Chocolate Hills.
Trip of around two hours, passing along the sea, then by a mountain road from where you will can see: rice fields, sugar cane plantations, banana plantations, and secular forests.
  10:45
to
11:00
  Arrival at The Chocolate Hills.
Considered as one of the Wonders of the world, more than One thousand Hills are waiting for the pictures you will probably take, when you will arrive.
  11:30   Departure from the Chocolate Hills, for Loboc City.
  12:45   Arrival at Loboc City. Ancient Convent, old tower, interesting church. Good pictures to take.
  13:00   Boarding on a river raft at the Loai river.
Lunch cruise on board.
Travel inside the Filipino traditions, into an exceptional scenery.
  14:00   Arrival at Loai - Boarding in the air-con bus.
  14:30   Stop for a short visit at the oldest church in the Philippines. Baclayon church.
  16:30
to
17:00
  Arrival at you Beach-resort at Panglao island. Check-in.
   

 
  During all this day, you will not have to take care of your luggage. Our Crew will transfer them from Inanuran island to Panglao island.
  19:30   Dinner at the restaurant of the hotel.

Free evening.

NIGHT at the Hotel on the island.


  DAY 5

Day without scheduled activities, except for the Diving students and the Divers, who will have one morning DIVE and one Afternoon DIVE.
For the other members of the Group, they will can accompany the Divers or have some Beach activities (Jetski, Windsurf), non included in our Package.
Breakfast - Lunch and Dinner, taken at the restaurant of the Beach-resort, where your are staying, are included into the Package.
Free Evening.
NIGHT at the Hotel.


  DAY 6

  MORNING - choices for non-divers
    The Divers will have to go, automatically, with the option No 1, and they will have one DIVE at Pamilacan island, or at Balicasag island.
   
OPTION 1 OPTION 2
5:30 Breakfast at the restaurant of the Hotel.
6:15 Departure for a fishing morning
(free fishing lines and baits on board) bath in deep sea - May be, depending of the season, opportunity to see some whales and/or dolphins (mainly during the months of May to June).
9:00 Visit of Pamilacan island. Formerly, this island was a whale fishermen place.
11:00 Stop at Balicasag island. Very known island, for the exceptional "porcelane shells", the collectors are looking for.
7:00 Breakfast at the restaurant of the Hotel.
7:45 Departure with a traditional Jeepney for a visit of Tagbilaran City, the capital of the island of Bohol.
Short trip across the coconut forests.
Visit of the market, and some antic shops.
Visit of the Inagdagan Cave..
Cave located under the sea level, with sweet water where you can take a refreshing bath.
  12:30   Lunch at the restaurant of the Beach resort
   
AFTERNOON
No scheduled activities - Relax at the beach - Postcard writing, books reading and so on … except for the Divers and the Diving students, who will have an afternoon DIVE.
 
  19:30   Dinner at the restaurant of the Hotel
  Free Evening
NIGHT at the Beach-resort Hotel.

  DAY 7

  7:15   Breakfast at the restaurant of the Hotel.
  8:15   Departure from the Hotel, by boat for Cabilao island.
2 hours and thirty minutes of coastal navigation. Crossing the Tagbilaran Bay.
  9:45   Arrival at CABILAO island - Lighthouse, wonderful white sand beach, small lagoon, formed by the tide.
Divers Paradise.
Check in - Installation in your cottage.
  10:30   Departure for a DIVE for the Divers and the Diving students.
The non divers will can start to explore the island.
  12:15   Lunch buffet at the restaurant of the Beach resort La Estrella.
  14:45   Departure for a DIVE, for the Divers and the Diving students.
  15:00   The non divers will have an organised excursion across the island, unless they prefer to start a mini Parlor game contest.
You will have the choice, between a 6 kilometres walk or to stay at the beach. If you opt for the 2 hours thirty minutes walk, our boat will wait for you at 17.30.
  19:30   Dinner at the restaurant of La Estrella Beach resort.

Free evening.

NIGHT at the Beach resort


  DAY 8

  8:30   Breakfast for the DIVERS and the Diving students.
The non divers will can have their breakfast served at any time until 10.30.
  9:30   Departure of the DIVERS who will have their last DIVE around Cabilao island.
Free morning for the non divers.
  11:30   Check out from La Estrella.
  12:15   Lunch at the restaurant of La Estrella.
  14:30   Departure by boat to go to Mactan island.
Interesting navigation across some coral banks, white sand bank, and some 15 islands.
  16:30
17:00 
  Arrival to our Nautical base.
Transfer to your hotel by air-con bus.
  19:15   Departure from the Hotel for a Dinner at the restaurant La Hosteria, the best Italian restaurant of Cebu City.

Free evening.
NIGHT at the Beach resort.


  DAY 9

  6:30   Breakfast
  7:30   Departure with air-con bus, for the southern part of Cebu island.
  8:45   Stop at CARCAR, for a short break of around thirty minutes.
Quick snacks at a local place.
  9:15   Departure from CARCAR by a mountain road crossing all the island from East to West, to reach Barili.
  10:30   Arrival at Panagsama Beach, Moalboal.
This village where only Divers are staying, is probably the cheapest place to Dive, in the world.
In that village, you will can understand a lot of different languages: Suedish, German, Spanish, Australian.
Check in at the Beach resort, located, right on the beach.
  12:15   Lunch at the restaurant of the beach resort.
AFTERNOON
ALTERNATIVE 1 ALTERNATIVE 2 - DIVERS
14:30 Departure with air-con bus for SAMPAGUITA Beach.
One of the most beautiful coral white sand beaches in the Philippines
Travel of around thirty minutes along passing in the middle of small villages.
15:00 Arrival at the Beach. Bath, snorkelling, farniente
14:30 Departure by boat for your first Dive.
Discovery of PESCADOR Island.
Dive done with the current.
You will not have to use your fins …
A very enjoyable and relaxing Dive.
  17:00   Back to the Beach resort.
  19:15   Dinner at the Hotel Beach resort.

Billiard Tournament
Night at Hotel


  DAY 10

  8:15   Buffet Breakfast at the terrace of the Beach resort.
  9:00   Check out from the Hotel.
  9:15   Departure with air-con bus for the KAWASAN Falls.
Bus trip of around one hour, along the West coast of Cebu island.
30 minutes easy walk in the jungle, along a nice river.
Crossing of some wooden bridges, to reach the location of the falls.
Exploration of the falls, bath into the natural swimming pool carved into the rocks.
  13:00   Lunch at the terrace of the Falls.
  15:00   Departure from the Falls
Trip along the sea, passing by a particular road. Many pictures to take on the way.
  17:50   Sunset … generally an exceptional one to admire at the second plan of a fleet of fishing boats, anchored at a few meters of your position.
  18:15   45 minutes trip along a mountain road.
  19:00   Arrival at Paradise Valley. The "kitchest" Hotel in the world
Check in - very nice bungalows.
  20:15   Dinner at the restaurant of the Hotel.

Bowling Contest
Night at the Hotel.


  DAY 11

  7:30
9:30 
  Breakfast at the restaurant of the Hotel.
Visit of this extraordinary Hotel, his garden, his 5 swimming pools, and a lot more.
  9:30   Departure for a light trekking in the mountain or bath and farniente into or around the swimming pools.
  12:30   Lunch at the restaurant of the Hotel.
  14:00   Check out from Paradise Valley.
  14:30   Departure for Cebu City and Mactan Island.
  18:00   Arrival at Delta Philippine Dream
Floating Hotel - Entertainment Resort, owned by Allan Glick, Emperor of the gambling in Las Vegas, owner of the biggest Casino of Las Vegas who won his fight against the Maffia, if we believe the history of the movie "Casino".
Check in - Installation in the cabins.
Visit of the boat.
  19:00   Evening Dinner, and may be Dinner-Show.
There are, sometimes, very good shows in this exceptional place.
      Distribution of the Diplomas & Awards to the Divers.
NIGHT on board

  DAY 12

  Morning - Breakfast on board of Delta Philippine Dream.
Airport transfer.


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