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South Cebu Itinerary 2024: 6D5N DIY Itinerary and Budget (Moalboal, Kawasan Falls, Badian Canyoneering, Oslob Whale Shark, Sumilon Island)

Our South Cebu Itinerary 2023 details the schedule of activities and budget for 6 days and 5 nights in Moalboal, Badian, Oslob, Sumilon Island, and more.
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In South Cebu, you will find the best outdoor activities in Cebu that make the province popular among tourists. Our South Cebu Itinerary 2023 details the schedule of activities and budget for 6 days and 5 nights.

Cebu is best explored in two parts: North Cebu and South Cebu. If you are heading to Siquijor or Dumaguete after Cebu, visit North Cebu first. The gateway to these places is in the south. Check out our North Cebu Itinerary 2023!

Our South Cebu Itinerary 2023 takes you to the following tourist spots in South Cebu:

At the end of this guide, you will know the total budget for this North Cebu itinerary.

6D5N South Cebu Itinerary 2023

Five days and four nights is the minimum number of days I would recommend to explore the best of South Cebu. I recommend spending more days if you have more time to make the best of your South Cebu trip.

Here’s our ultimate 6D5N South Cebu Itinerary 2023!

6:00MyBus to SM City Cebu50 PHP (~1 USD)Alternatively, take a taxi directly to Cebu South Bus Terminal. Fare is 350 (~7 USD).
6:45Taxi to Cebu South Bus Terminal150 PHP (~3 USD)
7:30 -10:00Bus to Moalboal bus stop200 PHP (~4 USD)
10:30Habal-habal/tricycle to hotel150 PHP (3 USD)Pawikan Beach Resort
11:00Leave bags, check in, brunch
1:00 – 4:00 pmDIY Snorkeling Tour
Panagsama BeachFreeOpen entry snorkeling site
Pescador Island500 PHP (~10 USD) boat fee for 1 pax
5:00White BeachFree
8:00Party at Blue Mango Bar

NOTE: If you need a direct ride from Mactan Airport or Cebu City to Moalboal and do Pescador Island, get this Pescador Island Hopping Private Tour!

9:00Lambug BeachFree
11:00Travel to Badian/Alegria for canyoneering briefing
12:30 – 4:30Badian Canyoneering Tour + Kawasan Falls1,500 (~27 USD)Book your Badian Canyoneering Guided Tour here to get a discount!
6:00 – 7:00Badian to hotel
9:00 – 5:00Chasing Falls and Caving Tour
Cangkalanog Falls50 PHP
Cambais Falls50 PHP
Montpellier FallsFree
Cambusay CaveFreeIf you can’t find Cambusay Cave and Salay Cave on the map, head to Alegria Public Market and ask locals where the exact location is.
Salay CaveFree
5:00Back to hotel
7:00Breakfast, check out
8:00Habal-habal/tricycle to Moalboal Bus Stop
9:00 – 10:00Bus to Fantasy Lodge Cebu, Samboan100 PHP (~2 USD)
10:00Leave bags, check in at Fantasy Lodge
11:00 – 5:00Chasing Falls Tour
Aguinid Falls300 PHP (~6 USD) entrance, gear, guide
Binalayan Hidden Falls100 PHP (~2 USD)
Balay’g Sawa FallsFree
Dao Falls200 PHP (~4 USD) entrance, gear, guide
Inambakan Falls50 PHP
5:00Back to hotel
7:00Breakfast, check out
8:00Habal-habal/tricycle to Bato Bus Terminal in Samboan60 PHP
8:10Bus to Island Front – Bangcogon Resort and Restaurant40 PHP
9:00Leave bags, check inIsland Front – Bangcogon Resort and Restaurant (Jump-off point to Sumilon Island)
1:00 – 1:10Boat to Sumilon Island
1:10 – 3:10Sumilon Island300 PHP boat fee share for 5 pax, 50 PHP environmental feeGet the Bluewater Sumilon Day Pass to ensure your visit to the island. Includes boat transfer and other fees.
3:10 – 3:30Boat to Island Front – Bangcogon Resort
3:30Habal-habal/tricycle to Tumalog Falls200 PHP (~4 USD) 2 way
4:00Tumalog Falls20 PHP entrance
5:00Back to hotel
5:45Habal-habal/tricycle to Oslob Whale Shark Watching20 PHP per pax
6:30 – 7:00Oslob Whale Shark Watching500 PHP (~10 USD)Book Oslob Whale Shark Watching Joiner Private Tour
12:00Check out
1:00 – 6:00Bus to Cebu South Bus Terminal270 PHP (~5 USD)If you’re heading to Dumaguete or Siquijor, proceed to Bato Port or Liloan Santander Port, respectively. Leave as early as possible.
6:00Taxi to hotel/airport/pier100-300 PHP (~2-6 USD)

South Cebu Budget

The estimated budget for our South Cebu Itinerary is 4,960 (~100 USD). We did not include meals and accommodation as they are relative. Adjust accordingly based on your budget and taste.

Also, we did not include transportation between tourist spots, assuming you are renting a scooter. A scooter for rent costs 500 PHP (~10 USD). You might be able to haggle if you are renting for multiple days. A liter of gas costs around 75 PHP (~1.5 USD).

Meanwhile, a basic meal in these towns costs around 200-300 PHP (~4-6 USD). You can also find several budget accommodations in Moalboal, Badian, Alegria, and Oslob for less than 500 PHP (~10 USD) per night.

Overall, here’s the total expense for a North Cebu trip:

Meals200 PHP x 3 meals x 6 days3,600 PHP
Accommodation1,500 PHP x 6 nights9,000 PHP
Scooter500 x 4 days2,000 PHP
Other expenses4,960 PHP
TOTAL19,560 PHP (~360 USD)
sumilon island south cebu itinerary
An aerial shot of Sumilon Island’s beach area (CEBU INSIDER PHOTO)

Cebu and North Cebu Itinerary

Continue your trip to Cebu by checking out our Cebu Itinerary and North Cebu Itinerary.

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Mario Manlupig
Mario Manlupig

Mario is the Founder of CEBU INSIDER. In March 2018, he left his full-time job at the Philippines' biggest TV network and became a digital nomad, traveling all over the country until the pandemic happened. He now calls Cebu City his home.

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