Immerse yourself in the beauty of Cebu’s natural wonders with this full-day tour that will take you on to the top of Osmeña Peak and the depths of Kawasan Falls. Those looking for an active day exploring the province should definitely get this tour booked.
After being picked up from your Cebu City or Mactan hotel, you will head to Dalaguete to start your trek to Osmeña Peak. Osmeña Peak stands at 1,013 meters above sea level. It is part of the Mantalungon mountain range and features numerous hills that look similar to the Chocolate Hills of Bohol, except for its sharp crests. Despite being the highest point in the province, Osmeña Peak can be hiked quite easily, with the trail only extending to 700 meters from the jump-off point.
How about a Mountain climbing?
You will enjoy the view over Moalboal and the Cebu coastline from Osmena Peak.
It is the highest mountain in Cebu, Osmeña Peak is the “peak” spot from which you can get stunning 360-degree views of Cebu island. It’s the most famous and beautiful viewpoint on Cebu.
From here you can see cool rock formations and farms stretching for thousands of kilometers that are reminiscent of the scenery of the famous chocolate hills of
Osmeña Peak is an hour and a half to two-hour drive from the municipality of Moalboal.
Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and a bring a sunscreen lotion with you.
Dalaguete’s ever astonishing Osmeña Peak, which stands at 1,013 meters above sea level, is quiet rejuvenating as you go up to the mountains as it is also time for the sun to rise in the early morning.
It is, definitely, one of the mostly visited spots and the pride of this municipality. You can bring your loved ones there and spend the rest of the day and even the night/s as you create astounding memories with them to cherish.
Bus Fare (South Bus Terminal to Dalaguete’s Junction for Osmeña Peak) – Php120. 00
Distance (South Bus Terminal to Dalaguete’s Junction for Osmeña Peak) – 100.4 kms.
Travel Time (Dalaguete’s Junction for Osmeña Peak to Osmeña Peak trailhead) – about 1 hour
Motorbike Fare – Php 100.00
Travel time (Osmeña Peak trailhead to the mountain peak by walk) – about 30 minutes
Entrance Fee – Php30.00
Tour Guide Fee – Average of Php150.00 (Optional)
How to get there?
From South Bus terminal, take a bus bound for Alcoy and pay the bus fare. Be sure to inform the conductor or the bus driver to drop you off at Dalaguete’s junction for Osmeña Peak. At the point, you can actually see landmarks such as 7-Eleven and Julie’s Bakeshop right across it. Then, you can ride a motorbike going to Osmeña Peak’s trailhead from that junction. As you reach the trailhead, you have to pay the entrance fee. Then, start the trekking!
In the small town of Alegria in the Philippines, I woke at 3 am, gathered my gear and met our driver at the front of our hostel. For 500 Pesos per person or $10 USD we had a return trip to Osmeña Peak, the tallest peak on Cebu.
The three of us crammed onto the habal-habal, which was easy on the wallet but incredibly uncomfortable on the butt cheeks. If you are a budget traveler it will be your only choice from Alegria when looking to hike Osmeña Peak, but if you have the cash rent a car or get some other way up there!
Book a tour: You can do it DIY like me but there is a really good tour you can book as well. The tour I can recommend to you actually includes a visit to Kawasan Falls and Osmena Peak on the same day for just $30!
#maydaytrip #maydaytrip #urbanexplorer