Heritage Tour of Cebu and Negros

Both Cebu and Negros have a rich history and cultural heritage. This trip focuses on the Spanish heritage of Cebu and the history of the sugarcane industry and the haciendas of Negros. You will visit hertitage houses, museums, haciendas and one of the oldest sugar mills of Negros. Here is a short description of this tour. We can customize this tour according to your interests.

Day 1
Arrival in Cebu City. Your driver will meet you at the airport or pier. He will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Cebu City.

Day 2
Your guide and driver will take you on a full day in-depth visit of Cebu: visit Magellan’s Cross, Cebu Cathedral, Basilica del Sto.Niño, Museo Sugbo, Fort San Pedro, The Yap-San Diego Ancestral house and other historical  sights of interest. Overnight in Cebu City.

Statues and artefacts in Yap-San Diego Ancestral house Cebu City

Interior of Yap-San Diego Ancestral house Cebu City

Day 3
Full day tour to Carcar and Dalaguete.Together with Vigan, Taal and Silay, Carcar is recognized as one of the most important heritage towns in the Philippines. We will make a walking tour of Carcar. Continue to Dalaguete. Visit the San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish Church. Visit the small museum and make a tour by pedicab through Dalaguete. Overnight in Cebu City.

Front of San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish Church in Dalaguete

San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish Church in Dalaguete

Day 4
Fly from Cebu City to Bacolod. Visit the Negros Museum as well as the Dizon-Ramos Museum. Visit the Museum Negrense de La Salle. Continue to Silay. Silay is also known as the “Paris of Negros”.
Overnight in a heritage house in Silay.

Day 5
Full day in-depth visit of Silay City. The town has more than 30 houses that have been declared heritage houses. We visit the Balay Negrenses, the Hofileña House and the Jalandoni House amongst others. We will meet some of the owners of a heritage house. Overnight in a heritage house in Silay.

Picture of the beautiful historic Hacienda Sta Rosalia Manapla

The beautiful historic Hacienda Sta Rosalia Manapla

Day 6
Today we will focus on the history of sugarcane. We will visit the “Ruins” or what remains of the Don Mariano Lacson Mansion,The sugar mills of the Hawaiian-Philippine Company and the hacienda Sta.Rosalia aka the Gaston mansion. Overnight in Bacolod.

Day 7
Today the tour ends. Continue your travel onwards.

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