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Whale Shark Swimming, Tumalog Falls and Kawasan Canyoneering

Whale Shark Swimming, Tumalog Falls and Kawasan Canyoneering

By Mcrich Travel
• Head to Oslob for a once in a lifetime chance to get up close to real whale sharks • Tick off a bucketlist experience: swim and snorkel with whale sharks in the Philippines • Embark on an enchanting adventure with our Tumalog Falls tour, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Cebu • Scramble, climb, jump, rappel and swim through the rugged but scenic cliffs of Badian • Make a splash as you brave through jumping off towering cliffs as high as 30 feet!
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 8-60
Duration: 12h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English

  • Private tour
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Oslob whale sharks swimming experience
  • Snorkeling gears (mask & life jacket)
  • Tumalog Falls Tour
  • Lunch
  • Canyoneering gears (life jacket, aqua shoes, and helmet)
  • Trained Tour guide/s
  • Entry/Admission - Tumalog Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Kawasan Falls
What's not included
  • Breakfast
  • Tips

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Any hotel in Cebu City, Mandaue, Mactan and Oslob area
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Mactan Intl Airport, Philippines
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 101045P11

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • Participants are guaranteed a swim with whale sharks
        • This is a private tour
        • Hotel pick-up is available in Cebu City, Mactan, Lapu-lapu, Moalboal and Oslob area
        • Canyoneering is a very extreme sport that includes jumping off cliffs and trekking downstream. All participants of this activity are expected to be in good health before joining the activity.
        • Children age seven (7) years old and below must be accompanied by a private tour guide if they want to join the canyoneering activity. An additional rate of 700 php for the private guide and be paid on site.
        • Go pro rental is available for ₱600-800. Make sure to bring your own SD card and pay the driver the fee on site
        • Zipline is available add on for the canyoneering tour. The additional surcharge for the zipline is 600 pesos per person
        • In the event that canyoneering is canceled due to rough weather conditions, customers may opt to reschedule or receive a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Whale Shark Swimming, Tumalog Falls and Kawasan Canyoneering?
        Whale Shark Swimming, Tumalog Falls and Kawasan Canyoneering price starts from ₱10,097.61. Discover and book Whale Shark Swimming, Tumalog Falls and Kawasan Canyoneering on Tripadvisor
        What is the Whale Shark Swimming, Tumalog Falls and Kawasan Canyoneering cancellation policy?
        Whale Shark Swimming, Tumalog Falls and Kawasan Canyoneering cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Whale Shark Swimming, Tumalog Falls and Kawasan Canyoneering on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Whale Shark Swimming, Tumalog Falls and Kawasan Canyoneering?
        Whale Shark Swimming, Tumalog Falls and Kawasan Canyoneering is hosted by Mcrich Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Mcrich Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Whale Shark Swimming, Tumalog Falls and Kawasan Canyoneering on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 101045P11

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        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Stop: 30 minutes
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        • 2
          Tumalog Falls
          Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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        • 3
          Kawasan Falls
          Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
        Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
        • Mcrich Travel
          Badian, Philippines
          Joined in October 2018
        • teodoran1212
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Memorable experience!
          Great experience! Wait time at Oslob is quite long but definitely worth it. Our guide at canyoneering - Brian and our driver Soysoy were superb! Very memorable experience!
          Written February 18, 2024
        • _thylam_2024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Adventure of the Philippines island
          The tour guide was so friendly and nice, he helped us take a lot of beautiful pictures, took care of our safety That was a memorable trip
          Written February 18, 2024
        • NanC1021
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Canyoneering with our AWESOME guides, Jerome & Carlo was EXHILARATING!! We trekked along the river, chased waterfalls & jumped off cliffs into the bluest green waters! Our guides had the best energy and took lots of great pictures & videos! Truly a very memorable & fun experience!
          Written February 9, 2024
        • L4080AEhannahp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun day!
          This was one of our favourite days while travelling! Whale sharks swam right up to you, many times! There’s a long queue to get into the boat and water (about 2 hrs for us), but there are coffee/ breakfast shops and souvenir shops nearby. I don’t think there is a way to bypass the long wait and it was so worth it to swim with the whale sharks!! Canyoneering was definitely an adventure and adrenaline rush! The terrain getting to the waterfalls and cliffs can be tough (it’s all through water with lots of rocks). Our guides were spectacular and would literally hold my hand through tough areas or guide us where to put our hands and feet when climbing a cliff. They also were very encouraging to face your fear and jump off the high cliffs (some were 10ft!). The one guide filmed and took pictures using our own GoPro the whole time too. I’d definitely do this one again!
          Written January 13, 2024
        • Dmitriy1979
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very good!
          Everything was arranged at its best! We will definitely comeback for more! I recommend though to split it for two days, cause after sharks you re a bit tired for canyoneering and there are a lot of ppl in the afternoon.
          Written January 12, 2024
        • Vacation36738285308
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          One for the books!
          Booked this tour via Klook and honestly it did not disappoint. Shout out to our driver Joseph and our canyoneering tour guides Alric and Jowel for making this experience so memorable. For Oslob, be prepared to wait a while. When you reach the whale shark area, there will be lots of venders trying to sell you a phone pouch to protect your phone underwater. Would suggest buying it here as it should be no more than 100php. Whale sharks are beautiful creatures and you get up close and personal with these friendly giants! With regards to canyoneering, I found this activity quite difficult. However, our tour guides Alric and Jowel made sure I was well supported throughout the whole experience. They are an hilarious bunch, and made the trek super fun. They also gave me plenty of options if I was too scared to jump down any of the cliffs. Alric also takes the best photos! Couldn’t have asked for better tour guides. One thing I’d suggest if you’re not well versed in hiking is to take the zipline option at the start of the trek which cuts your hiking time by 45 minutes. The zipline costs 600php per person and well worth it for the views. Thanks again Mcrich Travels!
          Written January 12, 2024
        • geneent2023
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good Experience / Bad time wasting.
          Two rather dichotomous views of the experience. Let’s start with the good. The whale shark swim is so special. These creatures are amazing up close. And we were really lucky that day - about 7-8 were in the area. Apparently, on some day in November, they only had one whale shark! The swim at Kawasan Falls is also very refreshing! The water was chillingly wonderful! We enjoyed swimming against the current and floating in the cool water on a hot day. Guide her is really helpful and warm. Driver was fast, experienced and safe Now the bad. The travelling time is long. The waiting time for whale shark is long (in spite of us leaving at 3am from Cebu). The return trip was super long (5 hours including jam from Kawasan to Cebu city). Driver Elizer made it better with his entertaining stories and patient nature. It will be better to pair your whale shark visit with a visit to the Tumalog falls because that means you are not stuck in that little “street” waiting indeterminately for your number to be called. We were there at 6. We queued for the number and got the number and briefing by 6.45am. Only at 8.45am were we asked to go and get the life jackets for the outing. Bring your own snorkel if you think a snorkel is useful. They only provide life jackets and masks. Overall the two experiences are really nice, but the logistics and unknowns make this either a really enjoyable trip or one that is rather draining.
          Written December 26, 2023
        • Seaside42203939678
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Absolutely worth waking at 2am and staying up for 16 hours of activity fueled by endorphin and adrenaline
          My best bud and I had the most amazing time in Cebu when we embarked on this activity. The booking via Klook was extremely easy, and our hotel pickup details were emailed to us 2 days before the event. We were assigned a private car and driver for the entire day, which surprised us. Our driver, Dennis, was the sweetest and nicest tito ever. He was always smiling, and never too shy engaging with us. Heck, we had hours of non-stop karaoke sessions in his car that kept us awake with energy during the long drives between locations. We were able to store our belongings safely in this car while we embarked on both the Oslohb whale shark and Badian canyoneering activity. It is true: the whale shark activity is 3 hours driving, 3 hours waiting, and 30 minutes of actual snorkelling. On paper, that sounds too short. But in reality, every moment was an experience. The boat row out to sea felt like the calm before a storm—what was going to actually happen once we stopped? Turns out, the moment we dropped into the waters, we were barely a meter away from whale sharks of various sizes. In fact, we were even touched by some! The whale sharks were majestic, and being able to swim so up close to them was an experience of a lifetime. After the whale shark activity, we had to take an almost 90 mins drive (with Dennis) to Badian for our Canyoneering activity. The activity started with a serious indemnity form signing, briefing, and another short drive to the start point. There, we met hundreds of other thrill seekers, and was given another briefing before choosing to take a hike to the start point, or the zip line. We picked the hike and got some of the most amazing mountain views. The whole Canyoneering experience was nothing short of exhilarating fun!!! We will totally do it all over again. We were accompanied by the best guides ever—Jerome and his partner. They did not treat us like tourists—they treated us like their own pare (brothers) and took very good care of us, while making it fun all along the way. They guided and encouraged us to go through exciting routes, jumps, falls, and even served as our private photographers and videographers. Being experienced, they knew the best angles for all the shots. Badian Canyoneering was 3 hours+ of non stop climbing, jumping, swimming, and hiking. It was an amazing adventure in nature. All in all, no words can describe how enjoyable the whole day was. It was not just the activities, but also the company. We will remember the team who was with us, and hope we can visit them again.
          Written November 27, 2023
        • tamaratrily
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worth it!
          Such an amazing experience! More challenging than expected. I recommend wearing waterproof athletic shoes to protect your feet. Our tour guide did the most and took amazing photos and videos.
          Written June 12, 2023
        • Camper00465772004
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best adventure ever!
          Amazing adventure experiences, totally beyond my expectations. This is an exclusive tour, I booked by myself so the whole drive is only the great driver and me, he came to pick me up at 5 am, and on the way to the destination he passed by Jollibee so I got to get some breakfast (super yummy). The first stop is Scuba Dive, and see the Salatin fish and Sea Turtle, you can rent Go-pro so a tour guide will take pictures and videos for with very reasonable charge. Around 11 am we arrived at the adventure place, and had some lunch before the adventure, my guide was a total of 5 stars called Mac, definitely highly recommend it if you can choose :) He is very caring, and kind and great sense of photography. The canoeing was the best adventure I've had ever, it was scary for the first 2-meter jump, but once you tried you will enjoy it, btw I did my 10-meter jump, so good luck to you! The whole views are very stunning and felt so involved by the natural elements, very satisfying and relaxing. Another 5 stars for the driver Elizer, he is such a kind and humorous person, you won't be bored even for 4 hours driving :) Thank you everyone for offering such a great experience for me in Cebu, hope I'll be back here soon!
          Written May 21, 2023
        • chinyuw2023
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best adventure
          Kawasaki Canyoneering Adventure was super great! Please try this if you love exciting adventures! We really had a good time because of our coach. He is the best monkey coach ever🫶🏼🇹🇼
          Written May 10, 2023
        • 516junb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Once in a life time experience! One of the best thing to do in cebu.
          Canyoneering is thrilling! Jumping from a 4-10metres high and exploring the mountains and clear water is a great experience. Whereas for moalboal snorkeling, if you are a beginner like us (novice swimmer), it isn't as fun because most of the time, you will just be drinking sea water. Although we get to see sardine and 2 sea turtles, but it is quite tiring for starters. However, to be able to see the vast deep sea and groups of sardine swimming below us is a spectacular view. Our guide for canyoneering is great, he helped us took many photos and take care of us. Do note to go on a non-public holiday as our waiting line for zipline took more than an hour (zip line is not included in this package) Overall, I would recommend this package as it is well organised and thoroughly planned out.
          Written May 3, 2023
        • rotchenc
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Oslob and canyoneering
          Great tour. Great staff. Great experience. Got my money’s worth. Will definitely recommend Mcrich tour.
          Written April 18, 2023
        • 183jarrettb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Whale shark and Kawasan falls
          I highly recommend this tour, we hired Mcrich as our outfitter and guide service for trip. Our adventure was just as advertised for 120 USD per person which consisted of hotel pickup at 3am and drop off around 4:30pm from our hotel on Mactan island, the whale shark encounter and swimming was amazing and was the first thing we did right away in the morning and would highly recommend renting a GoPro camera there for 550 pesos if you don’t already have one as the boat men took some great underwater videos and pictures for us. After swimming with the whale sharks there is a short drive (1 hour or so) to Kawasan falls. Here at Kawasan falls we definitely had an experience of a lifetime seeing God’s beautiful creation through the beauty of nature and by one only being there for yourself to experience will you truly be able to appreciate it. We were very blessed with a personal guide for my wife and myself who is named Kuya Daniel from Mcriches outfitters, he went above and beyond to make our time spent there extra special, Kuya Daniel was very professional, patient, knowledgeable and very kind, knowing all the ins and outs of the canyon, answering many questions we had along the way all while taking professional high quality pictures at all the right places that will help preserve the memories we had there. This outfitter does provide all the necessary equipment for the excursion that you will need but I would possibly recommend bringing your own water shoes if they have a more firm bottom for the many rocks that you will be stepping on and over throughout the canyon. This adventure was finished off with a delicious lunch at the home base of Mcrich at the end of the canyon where the freshwater meets the sea. Thanks again Mcrich and Kuya Daniel and like you said “we will see each other again in dream land” my brother in Christ.
          Written April 13, 2023
        • jesterching
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Majestic experience + amazing people!
          Booked a private Oslob whale shark + canyoneering experience for $120/head. I was expecting to ride a van with lots of other people but I was surprised to be picked up with a private driver, Jerlan. Car was clean and comfortable, had a good sleep with the neck pillow I brought, it took 3.5 hrs from Cebu to Oslob. Driver was very accommodating and told us to tell him anytime we want to stopover for bathroom break or buy snacks. We get to Oslob area and rented a Go Pro hero 7 for $11 (it was worth it!) The whale shark experience was surreal and pictures/videos dont do it justice. Sad it was only 30mins but was grateful for the experience! The breakfast place (not included in package) which was Sunrise 888 served breakfast meals for around $3-4/meal. It wasnt worth it for me as portions were too small for the price they charged Next, we drove 1.5hrs to get to the canyoneering area and met with our tour guide Tam2x. We hiked for 30mins to get to the falls and he took lots of amazing pictures/videos of us. Hes such an amazing tour guide. We had a great meal at MC Rich center after consisting of rice, fried chicken, pork soup. Wish it was a little warmer but food was good! I tipped both of them $10 each because these are nice people and not money hungry like how most Western tipped workers are. Jerlan and Tam2x were just happy to do their jobs and be as welcoming as possible Wish it was cheaper but im very happy with all the people!
          Written April 11, 2023
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        2.5 of 5 bubbles2 reviews
        Very good

        Xuong Dat
        Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam16 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        This tour will surely give you unique experience in seeing (some) whale sharks close to you and jumping to the stream from (max) 12 meters high! However, be sure to get energized well as it surely take lots of your energy. If you're in Cebu, you will need to start the trip at 3am or 3:30am and it takes at least 2.5 hours to arrive Oslob. Then in Oslob, you should take breakfast while waiting for your slot because it would take around another 2-3 hours in queue as it's very very crowded there (but the driver will do that and call us when it comes to our slot). We only have 30min in snorkeling with whale sharks, hence let's enjoy every minute :-) ! After that, the driver will take us to Kawasan in around 1-1.5 hours. In Kawasan, it's short trekking trip and has a tour guide with us. You will go trekking in stream and have many points in jumping to another stream from 3, 5, 7, 10 and 12 meters - super fun if you dare :-)!!! But of course, jumping is optional. The tour guide is very friendly and enthusiastic in taking pictures for us and challenging us to jump :)). The final point of this tour is to watch a waterfall and swim here. We took around 4 hours in trekking and got back to Cebu at around 6:30pm.

        However, besides the tour day experience itself, there are two things that bothered me and I hope you can improve to fully satisfy customers:
        1. I booked the tour one week before and only got confirmation via automated systems. No one contacted me at least 1-2 days before day tour to introduce and confirm the time/ location to meet - it's just a message to get your customers feel secured. Then till 5pm before day tour, I had to contact 3rd party to ask whether you forgot us or not, and finally found your number to directly ask about it. I also had to find back-up solutions in contacting other vendors but thankful, finally I got message from your driver at 6:30pm! You should actively do it at least 24 hours instead.
        2. The car itselft is very uncomfortable and cramped. You cannot move your feets well and it 'fluctuated' very frequent as the car seemed to be old.
        Written April 13, 2019
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        Rae Y
        Seattle, WA2 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022 • Family
        Vendor stated that they can pick up at Pier one in Cebu. I purchased this tour for six people. Later, they text that the pick up is 3 hours away and we have to find our own ride there! We tried to cancel and they agreed to cancel but did not refund our money despite the fact that they posted the wrong information regarding their tour.
        Written December 26, 2022
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        I am sorry to hear that. I would like to confirm if this is the tour you have booked or you have book with other tour provider with the same name of this tour? We do not have bookings from the past six months for 6 persons on our system. There are other operator vendor on Viator and Trip Advisor with the same name of this activity. You might be referring to other vendor with the same name of tour. Please let me know if we could help you with anything. Thank you
        Written December 27, 2022
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