Philippines for families: City and island escape

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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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Overview

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 transport included (including local flights)
Start CityManila
End CityCebu

Travel Themes

  • Family Friendly

Destinations

  • Asia
  • Philippines

Attractions

  • Manila

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Nature

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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

Upon arrival in Manila and clearing immigration formalities you will be greeted by an Audley representative and taken to your hotel.On route your guide will give you a short introduction to the city and detail your arrangements for the coming days.After checking in to your hotel you will have the remainder of the day free to relax or explore at your own leisure.

Day 3 : Manila

Today you will join your local guide for an alternative tour around one of most historical parts of Manila. You will saddle a bamboo bike for a cycling trip around Intramuros, a well preserved fortified area in the heart of the capital. You will learn about the early ...

Day 4 : Manila

This morning is free to relax or explore at your own leisure. You may wish to make use of the hotel's large pool area or perhaps take a walk to nearby Rizal Park and the National Museum.This afternoon you will accompany your guide to the Chinatown district, otherwise ...

Day 5 : Bohol

After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport in time for your flight to Bohol. Upon arrival on Bohol you will be met by your local guide and taken to your hotel. On route your guide will give you a short introduction to the island and...

Day 6 : Bohol

Today you will spend your time exploring the highlights of Bohol including the beautiful Chocolate Hills, local markets and Tarsier Sanctuary. Time permitting you will have the chance to meet the man behind the Tariser project, Carlito the Tariser man. He will explain...

Day 7 : Bohol

Enjoy a full day trip to nearby Pamilacan Island where you will have the opportunity to swim, snorkel and enjoy a beach front BBQ. During the boat journey you will have the chance to spot dolphins or even whales during the correct season.This evening is free to relax at your hotel.

Day 8 : Bohol

You will have the full day to relax or explore Panglao Island. This evening it is recommended you dine out at the Tarsier Paprika restaurant, one of the finest in the area.

Day 9 : Cebu

This morning you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the ferry terminal in time for your boat journey across to Cebu.From the ferry terminal you will be transferred to Mactan Island, home to your five star resort the Shangri-La.Here you will have a few days to relax and enjoy the many facilities on offer including the resident marine park.

Day 10 : Cebu

Enjoy an unforgettable Cessna flight over Cebu and the surrounding islands before relaxing again at the hotel.

Day 11 : Cebu

Spend your last full day relaxing or exploring at your own leisure.This evening you may want to try out one of our recommended restaurants for a special meal.

Day 12 : International return flight

This morning you will bid farewell to the Philippines and transfer to the airport in time for your onward flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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Price per day$277
Last Updated: 0/11/2022

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