DUMAGUETE CITY TOUR


These tours are available daily from July 1 to 3. Please allocate 3 hours.

Tour fee: P580 per person inclusive of snacks & transportation [Minimum of 10 pax]

Tours are available at 8am, 9am, 10pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm

RIZAL BOULEVARD
The boulevard stretch, with its white lamp posts and stately trees, is immediately visible when arriving at the Dumaguete port, is one of the historical sites of the city. It is named after the country’s National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, who was said to have strolled on the thoroughfare during a quick visit before departing to the neighboring island of Dapitan, Dipolog City where he was exiled for four years following the Spanish authorities’ suspicion that he was about to lead a revolution.

THE DUMAGUETE BELFRY
When Dumaguete was constantly threatened by Muslim marauders in search of slaves in 1811, the Bell Tower was built to forewarn locals of any incoming danger. It is now a famous architectural landmark in the city and the oldest bell tower in the Visayas.

Negros Oriental Arts & Heritage (NOAH)
NOAH is a factory open to the public on weekdays where foreign and local tourists go to see export quality stone craft being manufactured. It has a showroom and store where folks can buy excellently crafted Philippine souvenirs to bring home.

SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY
Silliman University was established in 1901 by Protestant missionaries of the Presbyterian church in the United States. The man burdened to give the initial seed money was Dr. Horace B. Silliman.
The Presbyterian Board sent David Hubbard and his wife Laura, two Christian teachers to begin the school. It became the first Protestant school founded in the Philippines and the oldest Christian University in Asia. It began as an elementary school composed of only 15 all male students and having only the very basic amenities — several desks, a couple of tables and two chairs. The student population steadily increased as the years went on and in the year 1938, Silliman officially became a university. At present it holds a total population of 6,000 students and 500 faculty members.

The campus is a sprawling 610,000 square meters of prime land area dotted with full grown giant acacia trees. It has a state of the art auditorium for cultural shows & concerts, a museum, a huge library, an Olympic size swimming pool, archery range, tennis and pelota courts, football field, gym, and chapels. At the center of the campus is the church to symbolize the fact that the university was founded on Christian principles and John 14:6 I am the way, the truth and the life.

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