Bacolod City and Negros Occidental Tour
Most often when we remember Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, it’s about the colorful MassKara Festival. But the city and the province per se are more than this vibrant annual event. There are in fact more interesting destinations and adventures that await the eager visitors. Because Negros Occidental is the eighth largest province and is surrounded by the vast Sulu Sea and Visayan Sea, Panay Gulf and Tañon Strait, naturally it possesses diverse marine and terrestrial wealth.
Architectural masterpieces in the form of national historical landmark, seats of government, cathedral, museums, sculptures and ancestral houses are packaged in this tour around the City of Smiles. These attractions provide a solid introduction to the richness of its resources, history and culture.
- Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol
- Provincial Capitol Lagoon
- NFEFI Biodiversity Conservation Center
- Bacolod City New Government Center
- San Sebastian Cathedral
- Negros Museum
- Ramos-Dizon Museum
During its golden days, Silay City was the center of commerce, arts and culture in Negros. The beginning of industrialization of Silay City coincided with the growth of sugar cane plantations in the island. Its collection of around 30 ancestral houses and museums has made Silay City the Paris of Negros.
- Balay Negrense (Victor Fernandez Gaston)
- El Ideal (Cesar Lacson Locsin Ancestral House)
- Manuel Hofileña Ancestral House
- Cinco de Noviembre Monument
- Don Bernardino Jalandoni Ancestral House
- Soledad and Maria Montelibano Lacson Ancestral House
- Jose Pitong Ledesma Ancestral House
- San Diego Pro-Cathedral
Talisay City Tour:
One of the most photographed structures in Negros Occidental is The Ruins. Used to be the Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson Ancestral House, The Ruins is now a magnificent structure that strives to remind its glorious yet tragic past.
- The Ruins
- Tana Dikang Lizares Ancestral House
- Campuestohan Highland Resort
Sagay City Tour:
The cone-shaped city of Sagay is one of Negros’ marvels. Located on the northeastern part of the island, Sagay City is an emerging important destination because of its government-initiated eco-tourism projects. Foremost of its attractions is the Sagay Marine Reserve, a 32000-hectare marine sanctuary within the Visayan Sea. The Reserve includes Carbin Reef, Panal Reef, and Macahalum Reef.
- Carbin Reef
- Panal Reef
- Macahalum Reef
- Museo Sang Bata Sa Negros
- Legendary Siete
- Veloria’s Special Squid Rings Factory
Victorias City Tour:
The main draw of this tour is Gawahon Eco Park which is found at the northwestern part of Mount Silay located in the upper half of the vast North Negros National Park. Gawahon in fact is Hiligaynon for “to look over”. Within the eco-park are seven waterfalls, their beauty and splendor are distinct from the other, with the most famous are the Cigarette Falls and Twin Falls.
- Gawahon Eco-Park
- Victorias Milling Corporation
Murcia and San Carlos City Tour:
Tucked on the northwest slopes of Mount Kanlaon National Park is Mambukal Falls. At around 1000 meters above sea level, Mambukal Falls has 12 waterfalls, seven of them can be visited on a day tour. Then below Mambukal Falls is Mambukal Mountain Resort where guests can stay overnight or take a dip in its hot spring.
- Mambukal Mountain Resort
- Mambukal Waterfalls
- La Vista Highlands Mountain Resort
The number of bird species that flock the swampy area of Pulupandan has drawn the attention of bird watching die hards and enthusiasts. At any given time, one can get awed at the sights, colors, numbers and behaviors of Black-winged Stilt or Common Stilt, Purple Heron, Common Stern, Whistling Duck, Intermediate Egret, White-collared Kingfisher, and other species. Then there are the gentle giants in Guimaras Strait: pods of Irrawaddy dolphin.
- Birding / bird watching
- Dolphin watching
Danjugan Island Tour:
Lying in the northeastern corridor of the vast Sulu Sea, Danjugan Island is a marine reserve and wildlife sanctuary managed by Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation Inc. (PRRCFI). Established in 2000, Danjugan Island is teeming with natural resources. Awarded as the Best Managed Reef in 2002, Danugan Island is surrounded by numerous coral reefs and white beaches, and dotted with six lagoons. The 43-hectare island has a rainforest which is a sanctuary to white-breasted sea eagles, Tabon scrubfowls, pigeons, doves, bats and many other fauna and flora species.
- Tabon Beach
- Turtle Beach
- Six lagoons
Sipalay City Tour:
“Unspoiled beauty and old-world charm, combined with all the richness that nature holds, make it a sparkling destination. For a relaxing retreat, Sipalay is the place to be in.” Thus claimed by the City Government of Sipalay. And why not? There are a lot of beautiful sights and experiences that can soothe its road-weary visitors.
- Sugar Beach
- Punta Ballo Beach
- Tinagong Dagat
- Campomanes Bay
- Air-con room accommodation in Bacolod City with daily set breakfast
- Round-trip airport transfers: pickup and drop off
- All land and sea transfers (private/chartered cars and boats)
- Applicable picnic lunch and snacks
- Use of available resort facilities and equipment
- Services of tour coordinator and guides
- Entrance fees
Rate: (ask us)
Things To Bring:
- digital cameras (point and shoot or DSLR)
- extra batteries and memory cards
- camera accessories
- telescope / binoculars
- snorkeling gears
- trekking sandals/shoes
- dry bag