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Aerial Tour of the Visayans

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Visayas, Philippines

christer_isulat

The Philippines is divided into three broad regions, corresponding to north, central, and southern island groupings.  The middle portion is called the Visayan Islands, which consists of a half-dozen major islands and hundreds of smaller ones.  It's named after the Visayan ethnicity predominant in the region, which also includes peoples native to parts of the neighboring Luzon and Mindanao regions.  In this fantastic drone video by contributor christer_insulat, you'll get an aerial tour of this fascinating tropical paradise.  

The Central Visayan Islands

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The Visayas: Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte

Marc Piramide

In this video, Marc Piramide takes us on an aerial tour of the three islands which comprise the heart of the Philippines' Central Visayan Islands - Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte.  The opening shot is of Cebu City, the largest urban area in the region.  The remainder of the video focuses on the natural sights for which the region is famous - endless white sand beaches, tiny island sand bars, mangrove swamps, and shimmering, crystal blue waters.  

Kanlaon: Volcano of Negros

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Kanlaon Volcano, Philippines.

NAVA
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Part of the Ring of Fire, Kanlaon is one of the most active volcano in the Philippines. With an altitude of almost 2.5k meters (just under 8.1k ft.), it's the highest peak on Negros and indeed in the entire Vasayan Islands region.  From the waterfalls at the base, to the Margaja Valley caldera and rocky Lugud crater, the Canlaon volcano brings new meaning to the saying, "beautiful but deadly."  Contributor NAVA flew over the top of this marvel, creating one of the most-viewed drone videos on AirVuz.  

Tour of Boracay in Central Philippines

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Boracay, Philippines: DJI Mavic Pro and GoPro

Joe Criso

Boracay is a small island off the northern coast of Panay, which is the least well known of the five major Visayan islands (sometimes called the Central Philippines) - west to east, Panay, Negros, Bocol, Cebu, Leyte, and Samar.  Similar to other parts of the Visayan islands, Boracay has come on the radar of tourists seeking relaxing tropical beach vacations.  When you see this video by Joe Criso, which mixes drone and ground camera footage of Boracay, you will see why! 

Cebu: Heart of the Visayan Islands

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Amazing Cebu

Marc Piramide

Take a tour of the Philippines island of Cebu, compliments of contributor Marc Piramide.  The province of Cebu consists of the main island plus over 150 surrounding islands.  It's the most populous province of the Central Visayan Islands, one of the main regions of the country, which includes most of the central part of the country.  The video, which features footage from the length of the island, was created in collaboration with Mactan Cebu International Airport and the Department of Tourism.

Cebu: Philippines' Second City

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Cebu City, the Philippines

Marc Piramide

In this video, contributor and drone pilot Marc Piramide takes us on an aerial tour of the second largest city in the Philippines.  Cebu City, on the island of Cebu, is the center of a metropolitan area of about 3 million as of 2018, making it the second largest urban area in the Philippines.  It is the dominant city of the Visayan Islands, the central part of the country.  It is the site of the very first settlement of the Spanish explorers who   "discovered" the Philippines in the 16th century.  

The Chocolate Hills of Bohol

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Bohol from the Sky

Ben Freely

The Philippines are known for their geometric rice fields, roaring waterfalls, crystal clear waters, and lush foliage, but have you ever heard of the Chocolate Hills? Top contributor Ben Freely brings us this amazing aerial view of this phenomenon, located on the island of Bohol in the Central Visayan region of the country.  Depending on definition, there are up to 1,776 of these mini hills, which make for a breathtaking bird's eye view.  That's a lot of Chocolate Hills! 

Tacloban, Leyte Island

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Tacloban: The Risen

Carlo Caacbay

Contributor Carlo Caacbay brings us this beautiful aerial video of Tacloban, a port city on the island of Leyte in the Philippines which was devasted by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.  Tacloban was already in the history books from an earlier event.  In October, 1944, USA General Douglas MacArthur famously waded ashore here following an amphibious invasion of Leyte, fulfilling his "I shall return" promise from the early months of World War II when a Japanese attack overwhelmed American forces in the Philippines. 

Culasi, Panay Island

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Discover the Majestic Island of Culasi

choypictures

Panay is the westernmost of the major Central Visayan Islands which make up the central part of the Philippines.  Although it's one of the larger Visayan Islands in terms of land area, it's less well known than Negros, Cebu, and Bohol, the islands which line up moving southeast of Panay.  In this video, contributor choypictures // lights and shades gives us an aerial view of Culasi, a beautiful area in the northwestern part of Panay which is becoming Panay's first "hot" tourist destination.

Sandbar in the Central Philippines

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Manjuyod Sandbar: The Maldives of the Philippines

Daneger and Stacey

In this video, Daaneger and Stacy use a DJI Mavic Pro drone to bring us a bird's eye view of the Manjuyod Sand Bar in the Philippines' Central Visalyan Islands.  This small island is situated off the eastern coast of Negros in the  Tañon Strait, which separates the large islands of Negros and Cebu.  Manjuyod Sand Bar has earned the nickname the Maldives of the Philippines due to its resemblance to the sand bar islands of the Maldives archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

The Philippines' Tiny Balascag Island

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Balicasag Island, Philippines: A Sea, Air, and Land Experience

christer_isulat

Among the hundreds of islands of the Central Visayan region of the Philippines, one of the smallest may be its most beautiful.  The tiny island of Balicasag is situated southwest of Bohol and due east from the southern tip of Cebu, two of the larger Visayan islands.  Balicasag is a snorkeler's paradise, and its white sand beaches are perfect for a day of relaxation.  In this drone video by top contributor Chester Isulat, you'll see this nearly perfect circle of an island from above. 

Aerial Tour of Negros

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Philippines - Negros Canlaon Manjuyod Apo Island 4k Drone Footage

Mr. Gavintech

In this video, contributor Mr. Gavintech takes us on an aerial tour of Negros and its surrounding islands in the central part of the Philippines.  His video features aerial footage of most of the natural scenery which makes Negros one of the top tourist destinations in the entire Philippines archipelago.  Prepare to be amazed by the bird's eye views of the Manjuyod sandbar, the Canlaon volcano (the highest peak in the entire Visayan Islands region), Apo Island, Dumaguete, and more.

Cebu and Bohol: Visayan Islands

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Philippines From Above - Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor & Banaue (Part 3 of 4)

BigHeadGreg

The third part of Big Head Greg's award winning four part series of videos on Philippines focuses on the central part of the country.  Most of the footage is from Cebu and Bohol, two of the largest of the so called Visayan Islands which make up the central part of the country.  The video also includes footage of Siquijor, a small tropical paradise island just to the south of Bohol.  The last part of the video features footage of Banaue, which is in the northern region of Luzon.

Bohol by Drone

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My Travel Video: Part 2 Featuring Bohol, Philippines

Jermeister Deap

Bohol is a medium sized island in the south central portion of the Philippines, sitting between the somewhat larger islands of Cebu to its west and Leyte to its east.  With its distinctive Chocolate Mountains, it has caught the attention of drone pilots such as contributor Jermeister Deap who created this beautiful aerial video of the island, the 10th largest amongst the thousands that make up the archipelago, and one of the largest of the Visayan Islands of the central Philippines.

Rural Cebu

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CEBU 🏝

awkward_abbey

Cebu is a province of the Philippines with a prosperous port capital and over 150 smaller islands off the main Cebu island. But, don't expect to see any skycrapers in this piece by awkward_abbey, she is all about that beach life! With plenty of top-down shots of people swimming, banka the Philippine fishing boats, sharks, sandy beaches, and palm trees you'll definitely be craving a vacation after watching this video from the very heart of this tropical paradise country.

Lakawan: Private Island in the Philippines

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Mesmerizing Beauty of Lakawon Island

dROneY (Drone ne Roy)

With over 7,000 islands in the Philippines, it's probably not surprising that some of them are quite small - small enough to be a private resort.  Here is one of them.  It's called Lakawon Island, which is situated off the western coast of the island of Negros in the central Philippines.  It's only 32 acres, but as you'll see from this drone video by dROneY that's plenty of island when it's all one resort.  The white sand beaches here compare favorably to the best that legendary spots like Boracay have to offer.  

Kalanggaman : Tiny Treasure in the Philippines

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Stunning Kalanggaman Island, Philippines.

travelvlogs

With over 7,000 islands in the Philippines, it's not surprising that some of them are not only spectacularly beautifuly but also virtually unknown.  One of these gems is Kalanggaman Island.  It's part of the Central Visayan group, situated between the much larger Cebu and Samar.  Check out this spectacular island from a bird's eye perspective, compliments of contributor Travelvlogs.  As you'll see from the video, it's a magnificent little tadpole-shaped bit of tropical paradise, with a sand bar for a "tail".  

Highest Mountain on Cebu

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Osmeña Peak, Cebu's Highest Peak

choypictures

Check out this amazing drone video of Osmeña Peak, the highest mountain on the island of Cebu in the Philippines.  Also known as Mount Labalasan, it's located in the municipality of Mantalongon in the central part of the island, an area known as the Summer Capital of Cebu.  At 1k meters (around 3.3k ft.), it's not only the highest peak on the island but one of its top tourist attractions in the entire Visayan Islands region of the Central Philippines.  The video comes compliments of contributor Choypictures.

Palm Tree Island in the Philippines

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Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines

Marc Piramide

Bantayan is part of the Central Visayan Islands in the Philippines.  It is situated in the Visayan Sea, in an arc created by the three most well known Visayans: Panay, Negros, and Cebu. With a land area of about 110 square km (around 40 square mi.), it is mostly covered with coconut palm trees.  Unlike most of the Philippines, Bantayan went unmolested by Japanese forces during World War II.  Check out this beautiful island from the perspective of a drone, compliments of contributor Marc Piramide.  

Bridging Samar and Leyte

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The San Juanico Bridge, Philippines

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Check out this drone video of the longest bridge in the Philippines, compliments of contributor Omell.  The San Juanico Bridge runs between Samar and Leyte, two of the largest islands within the Central Visayan group which makes up the central part of the country.  Completed in 1973, the truss bridge has a total length of almost 2.2k meters (around 7.1k ft.).  It's part of a road system known as the Pan Philippines Highway, a system of roads and ferries which connects most of the country's largest islands.

Sumilon: Tiny Island in the Cebu Strait

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Sumilon Island Resort, Cebu, the Philippines

Marc Piramide

Contributor and drone pilot Marc Piramide created this beautiful aerial video of a tiny speck of an island in the Central Philippines.  It's called Sumilon, and it's a private resort island which sits off the southern tip of Cebu.  Barely visible on a map, it's accessible by boat from Santander, the southernmost municipality of the island of Cebu.    It's a stunningly beautiful spot in the Cebu Strait, which is known (among other things) for its whale sharks and other large sea creatures.

Boracay: #2 Island per CN Traveler

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Boracay philippines🎥🎬🚀

A2films

Boracay is a tiny island amidst the hundreds which make up the middle region of the Philippines known as the Central Visayan Islands.  It sits just to the north of Panay, one of the country's largest and most populous islands.  With its diminutive size and brilliant white-sand beaches, Boracay has emerged as one of the world's up-and-coming beach destinations.  A2films created this beautiful bird's eye view of Boracay, which was recently ranked #2 in the widely-followed CN Traveler survey of the world's best islands.  

Aerial Tour of Cebu

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Learn How To Fly In Paradise, Cebu. (Video for Airworks Aviation Academy)

Marc Piramide

The province of Cebu in the Philippines Central Visayas region is seen in all of its glory in this aerial video by pilot Marc Piramide. Cebu’s capital, Cebu City, is the oldest city in the Philippines and is home to many landmarks from its 16th-century Spanish colonial past. The island has many diverse plant, animal and geological wonders, making it a popular tourist destination. It is also home to the Airworks Aviation Academy, the group who commissioned Marc Piramide to create this video.

Fun on Malapascua Island

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Cliff Jumping on Malapascua Island, Cebu

michaelocana

With uncountable rocky cliffs amongst its 7k+ islands, the Philippines is cliff jumping heaven.  If BASE jumping is too intense for you, this drone video of cliff jumping in the Philippines by contributor Michaelocana might be more your speed (or it might be just slightly less terrifying!).  Here he uses a drone to film jumpers dropping off a 50 ft. cliff on the small island of Malapascua, just north of Cebu Island in the central part of the archipelago.

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