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Dumaguete Tours in English
Looking for fun things to do in the Dumaguete area for 1-4 people? Want to explore all the incredible natural beauty of the Dumaguete area on a private, customized 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 favorite places with travelers visiting the beautiful Province of Negros Oriental. What we’ll do: • I’ll pick you up at your lodging in an air-conditioned Hyundai Tucson SUV, complete with sun and moonroof for your viewing enjoyment! • Take your pick of my listed attractions. All tours have a basic itinerary, but are fully flexible and customizable based on your interests! • Try my recommendations for the best local Filipino & International cuisine, locally made craft beer and unique souvenirs(cost not included in tour price).
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.
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.
Siquijor Island Tour From Dumaguete
Discover the mystical island paradise of Siquijor, also known as the island of fire which refers to the eerie luminescence produced by swarms excursion nestled among the foliage of molave trees. Welcome to Siquijor I Love Siquijor Paliton Beach (donation) Balete Tree (w/ fish spa) Broom Shot Challenge (donation) Old Convent and Old church Triad Overlooking – Where you can eat Lunch Cambugahay Falls (optional tour guide P150) Salagdoong Man-Made Forest Salagdoong Beach Resort Guiwanun Spring Park
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 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 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.
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 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 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.