Classic Philippines tour

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Culturally and geographically removed from the rest of Southeast Asia, this green archipelago is best known for its pristine beaches. But, moving inland, there are many other places to visit on your holiday in the Philippines, as our specialists have discovered from their exploratory trips there. With more than 7,000 islands, it can be hard to decide what to...
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Trip type
Private Guided
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

What's this trip about?

    Culturally and geographically removed from the rest of Southeast Asia, this green archipelago is best known for its pristine beaches. But, moving inland, there are many other places to visit on your holiday in the Philippines, as our specialists have discovered from their exploratory trips there. With more than 7,000 islands, it can be hard to decide what to see in the Philippines. You might take a few days in Manila to explore the capital’s heady mix of Asian, Spanish and Middle Eastern cultures. Continue south and you can visit the rumbling slopes of Taal Volcano or the emerald crater lakes of Luzon, while in the north you can discover the vast and ancient rice terraces of Banaue. And, reserving the end of your trip for the Philippines’ telltale white sands, you can enjoy world-class diving through the World War II wrecks off Coron or the bright corals of Malapascua.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityManila
End CityManila

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Local Immersion & Homestays

Destinations

  • Asia

Attractions

  • Banaue
  • Manila

Activities

  • Culture
  • History
  • Nature
  • Trekking

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Itinerary

Day 1 : International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Manila.

Day 2 : Manila

On arrival in Manila you will check in at your hotel and then have a short tour of the Malate and Ermita districts of the city.

Day 3 : Manila

This morning you will be collected from your hotel for a full day tour of Manila including Intramuros and St. Agustin Church. You will make a stop for lunch at a typical Filipino restaurant.

Day 4 : Banaue

Today you will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast for a long journey by road up into the Mountain Provinces of Luzon. Inclusive of stops, this journey takes roughly eight to nine hours. The change in scenery is fantastic from suburban Manila, through plains ...

Day 5 : Banaue

You will spend the day around the Banaue area marvelling at the rice pyramids that the town is famous for as well as heading further afield to a local village to actually wander amongst a valley of rice terraces.

Day 6 : Sagada

Today you will leave the Banaue area and head to the relaxed, hillside town of Sagada where you will break for lunch. This journey has many good photo stops and you will see not only rice terraces but also vegetable terraces planted in aesthetic geometric patterns. In...

Day 7 : Baguio City

In the morning you will be driven back towards Baguio City. This drive gradually takes you from the rice and vegetable terraces in the mountains and back towards the plains.

Day 8 : Cebu

Your journey today will take you back to Manila along a slightly different route to the one that was taken on your way north. This journey will take roughly six hours. Upon arrival in Manila, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Cebu. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Day 9 : Cebu

You have a half day city tour of Cebu today.

Day 10 : Cebu

A further day at leisure to enjoy the hotel, relax on the beach or maybe head out to explore Cebu city and the surrounding area.

Day 11 : Bohol

This morning you will be taken from your hotel to the ferry port for your 1.5 - 2.5 hour ferry journey across to Bohol. This ferry is heavily air conditioned, so please pack a jumper or fleece.Upon arrival in Bohol you will be collected and taken to the peaceful surroundings of the Ananyana. This boutique property boasts an excellent spa and a great restaurant with direct access to a small beach.

Day 12 : Bohol

Today you have a private tour of Bohol's main sights and attractions including the spectacular Chocolate Hills and Tarsier Monkey Sanctuary.

Day 13 : Bohol

Day at leisure.

Day 14 : International return flight

Today you will be taken to the airport for your flight back to Manila. You will arrive with enough time to be collected and taken across town to the international airport terminal for your onwards flight home.

Day 15 : International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Last Updated: 0/11/2022

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