Touring Southern Cebu was one of my successful backpacking tour ever. Though me and my friend did not follow exactly what is in our itinerary even from the start since our Cebu Pacific Flight was delayed, we still managed to enjoy exploring the southern part of the famous “Queen City of the South”, Cebu.


Aiming to explore Cebu within our set budget of three thousand pesos (P3000.00 – airfare not included) each, we eventually discovered and experienced the simple life, together with some hustle and bustle, Cebu can offer. To share how exactly we finished our tour, here is our revised D-I-Y itinerary and expenses. 🙂

Day 1  Arrival / Osmeña Peak                                                 TIME             EXPENSES         
NAIA 04:00 Flight (Delayed) – Cebu City                        Arrival (0800)
Airport to Southern Terminal for Bus (3 rides via jeep)                                            26
Ride Ceres Bus (Dalaguete or Bato-Oslob) to Mantalongan    (1000)                   101
Hire Habal-Habal From Dalaguete Junction (vice-versa)          (1300)                    200
Start 15 minutes trek to Osmeña’s Peak                     Summit (1400)          Guide-50
Descent and back to Dalaguete Junction                                   (1430)
Dalaguete Town Proper – Obong Spring
Obong Watchtower & Canon
Tingko Beach (Alcoy) if possible – public beach
Ride Bus to Brgy. Tan-awan (Oslob)                                          (1500)                      40
Rent Room near Oslob Beach (P300.00)                                   (1630)                    150

DAY 2    Butanding Feeding / Falls

Oslob Whale Shark (Tuki) Feeding/ Watching                Shore (0600)         Camera 250
Briefing Area and Watching / Check-out                        Depart (1200)               Fee 500
Ride Bato Bound bus to bus terminal                                                                         20
Ride Moalboal via Barili bus to Ginatilan (Julie’s bakeshop)                                        15
Hire Habal-Habal (two-way)                                                                                         60
Start 5-10 mins trek                                                                                entrance fee 10
After Inambakan, 5-10 mins trek to Bugnawan Falls
Return to town proper via Habal and visit Calungsod Church
Ride Bus to Moalboal                                                                                                    50
Stay @ Moalboal Backpackers Lodge (200.00) Rent Room       Arrive (1400)            100

DAY 3    Beach Bumming / City Tour / Departure

Moalboal Town Proper – Pagnagsama Beach or Basdako Beach Shore (0600)        50
Leave Basdako Beach to Town Proper (Habal-Habal)        Depart (1230)                  30
Ride Bus to Barili for Mantayupan Falls or ride a trike to Kawasan Falls
Ride Bus to Cebu City and start city tour (3.0 Hrs Ride)      Depart (1300)               107
–          Taoist Temple (From City Proper Jeep, Habal-Habal, 2-way)                          46
–          Magellan’s Cross
–          Malacañang of the South
–          Sto. Niño Church Ruins
–          Lapu-Lapu Shrine
–          Fort San Pedro                                                                               entrance   30
–          Plaza Independencia
Travel to Airport (Commute – Jeep)                                        Depart (2000)              33
Depart Cebu (2140-Delayed) – Manila (NAIA)                         Arrival (0100)


Food (Cheap but delicious, available just around the corner… PROMISE!)              600
Cottage Rental & Bath (HK Resort) Basdako                                                            120

                                                                                            Total Expenses:        2,588


There are some places we missed during our tour which I crossed out but at least, there will be a lot of reasons for us to come back again and by that time, hopefully, we can visit all those places. 🙂

credits: for the map


    1. HI rigel4taleza! Sorry pero hindi ako nakahingi ng contact number. Madali lang naman hanapin yung house since tapat lang yun halos ng Oslob Barangay Hall. Parang dalawang room lang yun, pero nabanggit nung landlady namin na tinatapos na yung pinapagawa nilang transient house (likod-bahay lang din nila). So mas marami ng room na pwede i-rent. Check my SOUTHERN CEBU-DAY 2 write-up for more info!

    1. Underwater Camera for rent is available in Oslob for P500.00 (unlimited shot). Just prepare your SD Card/flashdrive para makapag-copy kayo after. Just ask your guide kung san pede mg-rent, pero they will offer it to you pag nalaman nila na mag-suswim ka.

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