We landed in Manila and spent one night there before getting on a whole 26 hour boat to Cebu! Manila was not very pleasant to walk around and wouldn’t recommend much time spent there. When finally arriving in Cebu city we found it was fairly similar but we had already planned on only staying a few nights. We then got on a bus to Moalboal which took about 4 hours. Moalboal was a nice quieter town and we managed to see the sunset on White Beach the evening we got there.
We spent a day canyoneering at Kawasan Falls. This was such a good day with our own personal tour guide, Onix, who took us jumping off 8-12 metre waterfalls. We booked through our hostel and the company was Action Pro Adventures, a small family fun business.
After Moalboal we took 2 buses to get to Oslob. Tan-awan, Oslob is a quiet town famous for Whale Sharks!! We booked an early morning swim with the gentle giants and it was amaaaazing! The only thing that was a bit disappointing is that they fed the sharks to entice them for the tourists.
After we spent 30 mins swimming with the whale sharks we got on the back of motorbikes and went to Tumalog Falls. This was an amazingly different waterfall!
Then we made our way back to Cebu city for a night. We booked a day trip to Bohol because we kept hearing how good it was, so we were on the 6am ferry to the island and got picked up by our personal tour guide. He took us to the Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Monkey Reserve, bamboo suspension bridges and we had a buffet lunch cruise on the Loboc river. We cut the day short so we could catch an earlier boat back to Cebu city as we had an evening flight over to Palawan, so the day was fairly rushed but still very enjoyable!