The province of Cebu is one of the Philippines’ most astonishing islands, boasting rich marine life, secluded beaches, and festive culture. The island is 122 miles long and 32 km in width, located in the Malay archipelago in the Visayas region.

Coming from the metropolitan and capital city, Manila, in Luzon, you need to ride a plane to get to Mactan airport in Cebu. If you are planning to visit the island of Cebu, know that you can get discounted packages for as low as 758 per person, with one year to pay and no interest!

Interested in how you can score this excellent Cebu travel package? Read on to find out more information about the best time to visit, where to go, which travel agency to use, what the package includes, and more.


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Best Time To Visit Cebu

The Philippines only has two main seasons: rainy from June to mid-October and dry from the later part of October to May. To enjoy water activities in Cebu, you can visit during teh dry season. Summer or peak season starts from February to early April, and tourists flock to the island during these months.

If you hate the crowd and want a more relaxed vacation, you can fly to the island in November, early December, and January. However, note that Cebu celebrates its biggest annual festival, Sinulog, every third Sunday of January. Millions of people gather in Cebu City during this festival, so make sure to skip dates a few days before and after Sinulog.

Going Around The City

Just like in Manila, you can find the same transportation options in Cebu, including jeepneys, cabs, buses, and ride-hailing services via the Grab app. If you are in Cebu City, you can enjoy all these options, however, outside the city, you can only find buses and jeepneys on the road. There’s also what the locals call ‘habal-habal’ or a motorcycle ride.


Private vehicles for hire are famous transport options for group travelers. However, this option is more expensive compared to public transport utilities.

Cebu City Tourist Spots

Cebu City is pretty huge, but you can explore the area and try activities for one full day or two, depending on the itinerary. Famous sites can like Magellan’s Cross, Sirao Garden, and Temple of Leah attract tourists, so it’s better to go early to explore the location.

Other popular spots in the city include:

  • 10,000 Roses Café
  • Tops of Cebu Lookout
  • Mountain Side Tour
  • Basilica del Santo Nino
  • Fort San Pedro
  • Casa Gorordo Museum

For food, you can try the famous spicy Lechon, seafood, and SuTuKil. Price ranges from ₱300 or $6 USD per meal or more, depending on the quantity of orders and restaurants.


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Cebu City Travel Package 

If you want to save money, you can get the Cebu City package which starts at 758 with 1 year to pay and no interest. This 4 day, 3 night deal is offered by Shadow Travel & Tours. The package includes the following:

  • Roundtrip airfare via Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines or AirAsia
  • Roundtrip airport-hotel transfer
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Lunch during tours
  • Upland tour with a guide
  • 7kgs hand-carry baggage allowance going to Cebu
  • 7kgs hand-carry baggage allowance returning to Destination
  • Free travel voucher worth 3,000

Note that this package is not valid during Sinulog Festival and other Holidays. Other tours availed must be coordinated with Shadow Travel & Tours.

Optional tours are:

  • Mactan Island Hopping
  • Oslob Whale Shark 
  • Sumilon Island

It is important to be reminded that prices start at ₱758 and will vary based on where you are departing from. Terminal fees for domestic and international flights are also not included in the package. Additional baggage allowance should be shouldered by the traveler.

To help spread out the cost of the tour package, the travel agency offers a one-year-to-pay promo. Check the website or call the agency to check the availability of tours every month. Rates can change depending on the airline of your choice, hotel, and travel dates.

Planning a trip to Cebu is hassle-free with tour packages. You don’t need to book your flights and look for accommodation because everything’s already planned. For more information, visit the Shadow Travel & Tours website.