Top 20 Experiences in Dumaguete City
Dumaguete Half Day City Tour
Discover and experience Dumaguete, dubbed the “City of Gentle People” –a fitting compliment to the unhurried lifestyle of Dumagueteños. First stop is the Silliman University, where we take you on a walking tour of the campus dotted with century- old acacia trees. A tour of the Anthropological Museum is worth it (weekdays only). Next is a rolling tour of the city’s landmarks, including Claytown Pottery, Ninoy Aquino Park, the Convention Center, the bustling Public Market, and the historical Sta Catalina de Alexandria Church & Bellfry.
Dumaguete Oslob Whaleshark Tour
Whale Shark Watching is on the bucket list of many people around the world. For a few years, the “Butanding Tours to Oslob” on Cebu Island are famous among tourists and locals. While many are using local operators to organize the trip or go from one of the Dive Resorts in Dauin on a day trip to dive or snorkel with the whale sharks, it can also be done by public transport from Dumaguete.
Full Day Apo Island Tour from Dumaguete
Well known for its dive sites and snorkeling, a visit to this incredible island is not to be missed. First, you’ll get to stop at Turtle Point where you can swim with the turtles interact without touching them or marvel at them even from shallow waters. Enjoy a delicious island lunch, after which you may choose to explore the island with a 30-minute trek to the Habagat Trail where you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the coastline and marine sanctuary. This is the perfect getaway, stress-free way to enjoy the natural beauty of Apo Island
Dumaguete Casaroro Falls
Get intimate with nature as you explore Negros Oriental's scenic waterfalls and stunning rock formations. Its a challenging hike to Casaroro Falls, a single column that drop 70m into a pool surrounded by steep rocks and thick foliage. A steep, long staircase leads to this scenic waterfall site, popular for swimming & picnicking.
Dumaguete Lake Balanan
Located in Sitio Balanan, Siaton- about an hour and half drive from Dumaguete, Lake Balanan is 285 meters above sea level and is fed by the Lamarao, Balanan and Managobsob creeks. For those who love nature-trekking, there is a four-kilometer circumferential pathway around the Lake under a canopy of vaious indigenous forest trees. Trekkers will also get a chance to see three waterfalls at the other side of the Lake.
Dumaguete Countryside Tour with Silliman University and Pulangbato Waterfalls
DUMAGUETE CITY is known as “The City of Gentle People.” It’s easy to see why – this is a serene university town filled with genteel locals, and its atmosphere is conducive to artistic and scholarly pursuits. Silliman University is the most prominent among Dumaguete’s universities and colleges. Established in 1901, it is the oldest American-founded university in Asia. Stroll around the campus and visit the Silliman Anthropological Museum, which contains artifacts that date back 2,000 years and an ethnographic compendium of the different indigenous groups of the Philippines. Silliman University Campus Tour City Capitol Rolling Tour Exotic University Zoo (if open) Valencia Sulfur Vents Swimming at Pulangbato Twin Waterfalls Redrock River Swimming at Red Rock Hot Spring Tierra Alta Sightseeing (if open) Kataal WW2 Museum (if open)
Dumaguete Casaroro Falls & Balinsasayaw Twin Lakes Tour
Get the best of the outdoors and combine the tours to the Casaroro Falls and the Balinsasayaw Twin Lakes in one day! Be ready for an hour’s technical hike to the falls and back.
Private Half Day Tour in Dumaguete
Looking for fun things to do in the Dumaguete area for 1-4 people? Want to experience the natural beauty of the Dumaguete area on a half-day tour with an English-speaking guide? Want recommendations for the best restaurants, things to do and activities? Hi, I’m James! Originally from Los Angeles, California, I’ve been living in the Philippines since 2019. I am happy to share some of my very favorite places and things to do with travelers visiting the beautiful Province of Negros Oriental. What we’ll do: • I’ll pick you up at your lodging at a time convenient for you in an air-conditioned Hyundai Tucson SUV, complete with sun and moonroof for your optimal viewing enjoyment! • Take your pick of tour destinations from the World War 2 Battlefield & Legacy Tour, Waterfall Swim Experience Tour, Cool Breezes Mountaintop Driving Tour, and Mountain Lake Experience! • I can recommend you some of the best in local Filipino or International cuisine(cost not included in tour price).
Dumaguete Dolphin Watching & Manjuyod Sandbar
An hour's drive north of Dumaguete brings you to Bais CIty, where an outrigger motorboat will cruise you along Tanon Strait to spot dolphins, and if lucky, whales too! You will also isit the Campuyo White Sandbar where you can swim and snorkel in its clear blue waters, or just laze around the fine white sand beach. Cap off the morning with a hearty lunch onboard of mixed grill. Headback to wharf by noontime and proceed to Sibulan. TUcked 850M above sea level, northwest of Dumaguete, the twin lakes of Balinsasayao offer scenic views and excellent nature hikes. SPend the afternoon kayaking or padding on a local banca or trek your way through a 30 minutes rock trail around the Lake. Bring a windbreaker or jacket as the weather can be completely different, always, some shower. For a unique, adventurous experience, you can Stand-up-Paddle on the lake, where the water is generally flat. We have SUP (STAND UP PADDLEBOARD) rentals. (SUP Board P800 per board + transportation P2000).
Dumaguete Caving & Canyoning Adventure
For the more adventurous type who have had some basic caving experience, we will take you to more challenging caves with opportunity to rappel and apply vertical caving techniques and single rope technique, as well as hiking, swimming in an underground river, crawling under and squeezing in tight spaces, guided by your headlamps and the cavern naturalist.