A university town and provincial capital, Dumaguete is the ideal base for exploring what Negros Oriental has to offer. It is nicknamed The City of Gentle People because of the warm hospitality of locals. Your half day tour begins with a visit to Silliman University where you can stroll across the campus lined with acacia trees dating back a century. This stop also includes an informative tour of the university’s Anthropological Museum, better known as the Silliman Hall, which is only open on weekends. Built in 1909, Silliman Hall is considered the oldest wooden structure of Eastern Stick Style of American architecture in the Philippines. Next stop is a visit to St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral, the oldest stone church on the island, and Campanario de Dumaguete, considered as one of the oldest heritage landmarks of Negros. Your guide will then take you for a walk along the historic Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete's harbor-front promenade lined with upmarket bars, restaurants and food stalls. Come noon, you can drop by the Sidlakang Negros Village, one-stop shop for Negros Oriental’s finest arts, crafts and delicacies.
Make the most of your Dumaguete visit by exploring not just famous city spots but also the tranquil and lush forests nestled at the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park! Tucked away in the mountains of southern Negros are the captivating Lake Balinsasayao and its twin, Lake Danao. These freshwater crater lakes rise 1,000 feet above sea level, separated by a narrow mountain ridge. Your guide will show you around the forests, teeming with diverse flora and fauna, including rare species such as the Japanese Night Heron. Conclude your trek with a kayak ride to the center of the lakes. There is a small canteen selling beverages and light snacks in the area should you prefer to have lunch along the lake shore. After your commune with nature, your guide will bring you back to the city for a visit to prominent locations such as the Siliman University and do a bit of shopping at Handumanan Souvenir Shop before returning to your hotel.
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What people are saying about City Tours in Dumaguete
Superb personalized experienced as led by our tour partner/guide, Ms. Eva!
She is very keen and sensitive on what you may be looking for or need. Food is prepared ahead as Eva helps you to order your select dishes on the way. I think this is very helpful so as not to waste time on waiting during the lunch break. Interesting trivia and stories are given in the right amount. Eva of course also takes the best-est pictures!
She is also very professional! Eva is consistent in promoting Klook, highlighting the cost saving benefits of checking available tours as offered by Klook; at the same time she is prepared to make recommendations should a guest be looking for experiences not currently offered by Klook. She seems to really enjoy what she is doing and that is inspiring. She speaks highly of her boss and company. Her smiles and kindness are genuine and it made our trip and memories even more beautiful. Thank you! God bless Eva, Ms. Mae and her family, Travis Tours and Klook!
What I also love about the tour, the transportation! It was so comfortable and hassle free! We felt like a VIP all throughout. Very good investments on the transport units used by the local operators - all clean and well-kept. Kudos!
Lastly, very goood choices for where to eat! We totally let go of our low-carb diet and we did not regret it!
Overall, because of these, it's just going to be Klook whenever and wherever we decide to go for another memories-chase. Thank you!
Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao is an awesome mountain experience. Giant trees all around you and reach the quiet, peaceful lake that makes you forget all the hustle and bustle of the city life. You hear birds chirping and butterflies fleeting all around makes you feel you are in a Jurassic movie minus the dinosaurs. To make the trip complete, try boating around the lake and have a sumptuous meal at the mountain pavilion. Just prepare for the treacherous climb for it is still dirt tracks and narrow.
Visit in the City was also nice. Got to see the Siliman University and ate at the famous Sansrival Cakes and Pastries.