Thursday, March 1, 2012

Getting Intimate With The Gentle Giants of Cebu; Mango Tours in Balitang America



Roll in the deep for a chance encounter with the Butanding. Known in the animal kingdom as whale sharks, these creatures have found themselves in the waters Oslob, Cebu. Get on your scuba gear and swim along with these majestic fish, the biggest in the world. For relaxing accommodations, Blue Water Resort in scenic Sumilon Island is a welcome respite to cap a busy day of activities.  

Bluewater Sumilon Resort is located in Sumilon Island, Oslob Boncogon, 125km from Cebu City, and in close proximity to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental.

The easier way to get to Sumilon is via Dumaguete, Negros Oriental.

Transfers:
Land transfer:  Dumaguete Airport – Sibulan Port (Dumaguete) – 15 minutes
Boat transfer:  Sibulan Port (Dumaguete) – Liloan Port (Cebu) – 30 minutes
Land transfer:  Liloan Port (Cebu) – Oslob Bancogon (Cebu) – 15 minutes
Boat transfer:  Oslob Bancogon – Sumilon Island – 15 minutes

TWO-NIGHT BLUEWATER SUMILON PACKAGE
Package Cost:  US$ 420.00 per person based on Twin occupancy
                           (subject to change depending on the available fare & room class at the time of actual booking)

Package inclusions:
  • Round-trip airfare (Manila-Dumaguete-Manila) via PAL
  • Round-trip land and boat transfers as specified above
  • Two-night accommodation at Bluewater Sumilon Resort on twin-share basis
  • Two (2) set breakfasts at the resort
  • Resort-based activities such as snorkeling, kayaking and trekking

Itinerary:

Day 1
Depart Manila for Dumaguete City via PAL
Meet and assist by an operator-partner in Dumaguete
Transfer to Sibulan Port
Depart for Liloan (Cebu) via Fast Craft
Meet and assist at Liloan Port, proceed transfer to Sumilon Jetty
15-minute boat ride to Sumilon Island
Check-in at the resort
Lunch at the resort on personal account
Enjoy the following activities in the resort --
  •  Snorkeling (fees apply for rental of equipment)
  • Scuba Diving (fees apply per dive)
  • Swimming at designated areas in the Western Beach or at the “Shifting” Sand Bar (free of charge)
  • Swimming at the infinity pool (free of charge)
  • Kayaking within the island (free of charge)
Dinner at the resort on personal account
Overnight at Bluewater Sumilon Resort

Day 2
Set breakfast at the resort

Optional activities (on guests' account):
  •  Whaleshark (Butanding) interaction in Oslob Bancogon.  Tour packages are available at the resort that will include boat rides to/from Oslob, land transfers to/from tour point, use of non-motorized banca during the interaction, services of boatmen, packed breakfast
  • Trekking, Cave Exploration in Sumilon island (free of charge)
Lunch and dinner at the resort on personal account
Overnight at Bluewater Sumilon Resort

Day 3
Set breakfast at the resort
Transfer to Dumaguete Airport via Liloan (Cebu) and Sibulan (Dumaguete)
Shop for “pasalubong” at Dumaguete City (silvana cakes and pastries are best sellers in the city)
Depart for Manila via PAL
Arrive at Domestic Airport Terminal 2

End of tour

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Our guests may continue the tour of Cebu City from Sumilon Island, and here’s what we can offer –

TWO-NIGHT BLUEWATER SUMILON PACKAGE WITH OVERNIGHT STAY IN CEBU CITY
Package Cost:  US$ 475.00 per person based on Twin occupancy
                           (subject to change depending on the available fare & room class at the time of
                             actual booking).  Add US$ 70.00 for an optional Guided Cebu City Tour with Dinner


Package inclusions:
  • Round-trip airfare (Manila-Dumaguete and Cebu-Manila) via PAL
  • Land and boat transfers from Dumaguete to Sumilon Island
  • Two-night accommodation at Bluewater Sumilon Resort on twin-share basis
  • Two (2) set breakfasts at the resort
  • Resort-based activities such as snorkeling, kayaking and trekking
  • Private land transfer from Oslob Boncogon to Cebu City
  • Overnight accommodation at Quest Hotel with breakfast
  • Transfer from Quest Hotel to Mactan Airport

Itinerary

Day 1
Depart Manila for Dumaguete City via PAL
Meet and assist by an operator-partner in Dumaguete
Transfer to Sibulan Port
Depart for Liloan (Cebu) via Fast Craft
Meet and assist at Liloan Port, proceed transfer to Sumilon Jetty
15-minute boat ride to Sumilon Island
Check-in at the resort
Lunch at the resort on personal account
Enjoy the following activities in the resort
  •  Snorkeling (fees apply for rental of equipment)
  • Scuba Diving (fees apply per dive; on guests' account)
  • Swimming at designated areas in the Western Beach or at the “Shifting” Sand Bar or at the infinity pool (free of charge)
  • Kayaking within the island (free of charge)
Dinner at the resort on personal account
Overnight at Bluewater Sumilon Resort

Day 2
Set breakfast at the resort

Optional activities (on guests' account):
  • Whaleshark (Butanding) interaction in Oslob Bancogon.  Tour packages are available at the resort that will include boat rides to/from Oslob, land transfers to/from tour point, use of non-motorized banca during the interaction, services of boatmen, packed breakfast
  • Trekking, Cave Exploration in Sumilon island (free of charge)
Lunch and dinner at the resort on personal account
Overnight at Bluewater Sumilon Resort

Day 3
Set breakfast at the resort
Transfer to Oslob Boncogon to Cebu City
3-hour land transfer to Cebu City
En route, the guests will experience a scenic drive through southern coastal towns of Cebu City.  The ride offers glimpses of both Filipino urban and rural lives as well as historical past.

The following are the points of interest along the way –

In Oslob Town
Old Spanish ruins, Spanish-era gazebo, centuries-old tree called “Nigad”
In Boljoon Town
Centuries-old church with separate belfry, Eli-natural barrier against Moro raids
In Dalaguete Town
Centuries-old church and Mantalongon Market
In Argao Town
Beaches and caves
In Carcar Town
Heritages houses, Famous Cebu “chicharon” stores and kiosks

Check-in at the hotel
Rest of the day is free at leisure
Overnight at QUEST HOTEL

Day 4
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the airport
Depart Cebu for Manila via PAL
Arrive Manila at Domestic Airport Terminal 2

End of Tour




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