WHALE SHARKS & WATERFALLS
CEBU SHORT BREAK 2019
DATE: 9-13 December 2019
DURATION: 5 days / 4 nights
This short break adventure in Cebu offers 5 action-packed days of adventure where you’ll swim with whale sharks, turtles and inside of giant bait balls. You’ll be cliff jumping, leaping off waterfalls, floating down rivers and clambering over boulders in a canyon. You’ll island-hop, beach comb and soak in thermal hot springs, and - if you’re certified - you’ll even have tie for some scuba diving on amazing coral reefs.
Cebu is a long and narrow island that stretches 196 km from north to south, and 32 km from east to west. It is the largest island in the Visayas region and is particularly rich in historical significance, thanks to its early colonisation by the Spanish.
Cebu City is the second largest city in the Philippines and is where the airport and main shipping port are located.
Cebu’s prime attractions are its white-sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls, and snorkelling opportunities with marine life.
We’ll be basing ourselves in the lively coastal town of Moalboal; some 90km southwest of Cebu City. On our drive there from the airport, we’ll pass by rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges.
The coastal road affords a great view of the island’s many beaches, fishing villages, mangrove forests and rich fishing grounds. There are a huge variety of manmade and natural attractions that draw adventure-seekers, but we’ll be focussing our time on a select few.
Canyoneering is an exhilarating activity that has become very popular in Cebu, thanks to Kawasan Falls. It can be rather demanding as it blends climbing, walking, leaping, swimming and scrambling all into one spectacular day of fun.
Snorkelling is another popular activity and as its possible to snorkel with harmless whale sharks, turtles, sardine bait balls and even thresher sharks. We’ll take a boat out for the day and island-hop our way from Pescador Island to the many other west-coast sites, and will also spend a morning on the east coast, swimming with the harmless yet massive whale sharks.
Waterfalls abound and we’ll take in our fair share (about 13); leaping from the top of many and bathing under a few. We’ll also head to the thermal springs for an evening soak, and check out the fireflies that light up the trees like it’s Christmas every day of the year.
Arrive in Cebu City, Air-conditioned transfer to Moalboal. Check in to hotel. Free afternoon to explore the many incredible local beaches and explore. Sunset soak at thermal hot springs.
Board private boat for day of snorkelling, starting at Pescador Island, before visiting the turtle spot and sardine run.
Full day of canyoneering at Kawasa Falls. 12 waterfalls, cliff jumping, river floats and bouldering. Wahoo!
Free day to go scuba diving or hand out at the beach, get a massage or jump on the back of a motorbike to take in some more of the area’s many astoundingly beautiful waterfalls
Early rise to and check out before driving to Tan-Awan to swim with friendly whale sharks. We can then visit Tumalog Falls by motorbike and scale the highest peak on the island to take in the view.
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Trip style: small group travel, adventure travel, short breal
Activities: snorkelling, wildlife encounters, swimming, island hopping, beach combing, waterfall jumping, canyoneering, thermal pools.
Group size: Min 4 pax/ Max 8 pax (incl trip leader)
Minimum age: 12 years
Fitness level: Moderate
Commences: Cebu City
International arrivals to/ from: Manila or Cebu City
Recommended airline: Cebu Pacific
In addition to your international flights, you will need to book the following domestic flight if coming from Manila but you may find you can catch an international flight directly into Cebu City:
Flights 5J 567 ETD 07:50 / ETA 09;20 PHP 4085.28 (one way flight and baggage)
Au$1940 / USD1400
A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place. All participants must first speak with us prior to any booking requests being accepted.
ACCOMMODATION (twin share)
FOOD & BEVERAGES
4 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Full day Kawasan Falls canyoneering
Whale shark swim
Swim with turtles & sardines
Island-hopping day trip
Hot Springs soak
Land transfers in Cebu
FEES & TAXES
Marine, island, waterfall and hot springs entrance fees
English speaking group leader
SUP Wilderness Adventures t-shirt & cap
SUP Wilderness Adventures comfort pack
International flights, domestic PI flights & departure taxes
Visas & departure taxes
Travel medicine & insurance
Food & beverages where not stated