DISCOVERY PACKAGE TOUR 3

3.)    PACKAGE 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

   Includes an optional " PADI OPEN WATER COURSE " and / or
11 DIVES ( 7 Day DIVES - 4 Night DIVES )

 

"CEBU, The BOHOL Sea islands, the Chocolate Hills, - CABILAO Island & BALICASAG Islands - The Diver's Paradises"


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

PUBLISHED PRICE : U.S. $ 989
See our Special Conditions for Children under 12 Years old in our GENERAL CONDITIONS.
 

AVAILABLE from :   January 1st, 1999
up to :   June 30, 1999


ITINERARY / PROGRAM

  DAY 1

  Welcome at the Mactan International Airport.
  Transfer to your hotel.
Please take a look at our SELECTED HOTELS LIST.
  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, snorkelling 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 for the non divers.
Real holidays day.
At any time this morning your Breakfast will be served at the restaurant of the Beach resort facing the sea.
Then you will be able to search and discover the many shells you will find easily on the beautiful beach, around the Cape.
The Divers will have a morning and an afternoon dive.


  12:15   Lunch served at the restaurant of the Beach resort.
  14:45  

Departure of the Divers for their second Dive of this day. The Non - Divers will be allowed to go with them and to snorkel around the boat. Many sea horses and colorful fishes are surrounding the Dive Site, and we have on board all the necessary snorkeling equipment - without any additional charges.

A discovery Island walk is organized for the non snorkelers.

  19:30  

Dinner at the restaurant of the Beach resort.

NIGHT in your bungalow..


  DAY 6

  8:30   Breakfast for the Divers.
The non-divers will be allowed to take their breakfast at any time during this morning.
  9:30   Departure of the divers for their last dive of this stay.
      Relaxation morning at the beach or volley ball, darts, … except if they prefer play with the monkeys of the resor, or dreaming into an hamoc.
  12:15   Lunch-Buffet at the Beach resort
  14:30   Departure by boat for Mactan Island.
Trip across the coral reefs , sand banks and passage nearby fifteen wonderful islets.
Your guide will narrate the story of each of these islets and describe to you the life of the fisherfolk men.
You will remember for long the local name of the islands of PANANAN, MOCABOC, MANTATAO, SULPA, NALUSU-AN, HILUTUNGAN which will deliver to you their Secrets.
  16:30/
17:00 
  Arrival at our Mactan nautical base.
Transfer to your hotel with our aircon mini-bus.
  19:15   Departure from your hotel by minibus for an italian diner at Cebu City.
  20:00   Diner at "La Hosteria" - Restaurant owned by one of our friend , an authentical noble Sicilian who will enjoy to prepare for you his " fresh pastas", as good as in PALERMO.
  21:30   or later, departure from "La Hosteria" to return to your hotel , except if the single participants like to go to the down town bars, a part of the night.

This activity…very particular, is not included in our Package, but an aircon car will be at your disposal a part of the night, and one of our guide will help you to avoid the non well frequented places and to accompany you back to your hotel.


Night at the Hotel.


  DAY 7

  Breakfast at your hotel.
Eventual transfer to the Airport.

 

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