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Nestled on the scenic coast of Negros Oriental in the Philippines, Dumaguete is a destination that holds a special place in the hearts of travelers seeking natural beauty, adventure, and culture. Known as the “City of Gentle People,” this charming city offers a wide array of tours and experiences that will leave you enchanted and yearning for more. Get ready to embark on a journey to discover the best tours in Dumaguete, all while staying at the vibrant Mad Monkey Hostel.


We’ve Uncovered the Best Tours in Dumaguete

Apo Island Snorkeling Adventure

Apo Island is a marine sanctuary and a snorkeler’s paradise located just a short boat ride away from Dumaguete. Dive into crystal-clear waters to witness vibrant coral reefs and swim alongside gentle sea turtles. Madventures offers guided snorkeling tours to Apo Island, ensuring a safe and unforgettable underwater experience.

Snorkel amongst turtles at Apo Island, photo courtesy of Mad Monkey

Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao and Danao

For nature enthusiasts, the Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao and Danao are a must-visit. Surrounded by lush rainforests, these twin crater lakes offer breathtaking views, cool mountain air, and opportunities for kayaking, zip-lining, or simply enjoying a serene picnic by the lakeside. Explore these natural wonders on a day tour from Dumaguete.

Explore the twin lakes of Balinsasayao + Danao, photo courtesy of Canva

Casaroro Falls Adventure

Casaroro Falls is a hidden gem tucked away in the jungles of Valencia, a town near Dumaguete. The trek to reach the falls involves navigating through a forested trail and descending a steep staircase, but the reward is truly spectacular. The falls cascade down into a deep ravine, creating a pristine pool for a refreshing swim. Local guides are available to lead you safely to this awe-inspiring location.

Make new friends at the Casararo Falls, photo courtesy of Mad Monkey

Dumaguete City Heritage Walking Tour

Explore the rich history and culture of Dumaguete with a heritage walking tour. Stroll through the city’s streets and discover landmarks like Silliman University, Dumaguete Cathedral, and Rizal Boulevard. Immerse yourself in the local arts scene by visiting galleries and shops along the way.

Dumaguete City Tour with Mad Monkey
Explore the city and learn about the history of Dumaguete, photo courtesy of Mad Monkey

Manjuyod Sandbar Escape

Known as the “Maldives of the Philippines,” Manjuyod Sandbar is a stunning stretch of white sand emerging in the middle of the sea. Take a day trip from Dumaguete to this idyllic sandbar and enjoy swimming, picnicking, and basking in the sun. It’s a perfect spot for creating lasting memories.

The Maldives of the Philippines, Manjuyod, Dumaguete
Aerial view at Manjuyod Sandbar in Negros, Oriental Philippines, photo courtesy of Mad Monkey

Mad Monkey Adventure Tours

Don’t forget to check out the Madventure Tours + Events offered by us at Mad Monkey. From canyoneering in Cebu to exploring the captivating landscapes of Siargao, Mad Monkey’s tours are designed to provide thrilling experiences that connect you with the best of the Philippines (and beyond).

Dumaguete is a destination where every tour is an opportunity to create unforgettable memories. Whether you’re exploring the underwater wonders of Apo Island, trekking to hidden waterfalls, or simply savoring the local culture, this city has something for every traveler.

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Mad Monkey Dumaguete, the perfect spot to meet new friends and explore together! Photo courtesy of Mad Monkey

So, if you’re planning a trip to Dumaguete, make Mad Monkey Hostel your base camp. With comfortable accommodations, friendly staff, and a vibrant social atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to start and end your daily adventures.

Experience the very Best Tours in Dumaguete with Mad Monkey!

Pack your bags, choose your tours, and get ready to fall in love with Dumaguete – a city that’s sure to leave you with lasting memories and a yearning to return.

More Information on the things to do + the best tours in Dumaguete

11 Best Things To Do in Dumaguete — by Charlie Pauly

This Years Ultimate Guide to Dumaguete — by Jonny Melon

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Mad Monkey is Southeast Asia’s leading hostel operator — born in Cambodia with more properties in Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Laos, and the Philippines. We pride ourselves in creating meaningful and sustainable travel experiences for our guests, whilst promoting socially responsible tourism.