Highlights of The Philippines

PHILIPPINES TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Join other Solo Travellers on this irresistible 10-day journey through one of South East Asia’s most beautiful countries. Start your Philippines tour with a night in the country’s capital, Manila, where skyscrapers contrast with expansive shanty towns and you can drink cocktails to your hearts content in one of the cities many speakeasys. Departure from this bustling metropolis takes you to the beautiful white sand beaches of Boracay, the place perfect for island hopping, snorkelling and watching the most amazing Filipino sunsets. Next, visit the ancient city of Cebu, rich in culture and heavily influenced by its Spanish and Chinese past. The island of Palawan will be the final stop on your Philippines tour, and here you can explore the islands capital, Puerto Princesa, canoe through St. Paul’s Underground River, and spend your last days relaxing in El Nido. A perfect end to this 10-day adventure through The Philippines.

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Day 1 – Arrive Manila

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Manila.

Day 2 – Manila / Boracay

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for domestic flights to beautiful Boracay. When you arrive at this tiny island, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day will be spent at your leisure. Overnight in Boracay.

Day 3 – Boracay

After breakfast at the hotel, you will begin your island-hopping tour by boat, around the beautiful beaches of Boracay. You will go snorkelling at Tulubhan and Tambisaan Reef, visit Crocodile Island and Crystal Cove Island and enjoy a buffet lunch at Diniwid Beach (snorkelling equipment included). Overnight in Boracay.

Day 4 – Boracay / Cebu

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for domestic flights to Cebu. Upon arrival in Cebu, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day will be spent at your leisure. Overnight in Cebu.

Day 5 – Cebu

Today you will discover the Philippines’ oldest city and sample its rich culture of Spanish and Chinese influence. Begin your city tour by driving through the scenic Beverly Hills, where the impressive Taoist Temple lords over the whole mountainside. From here, visit Fort San Pedro, the smallest and oldest tri-bastion fort in the country, and the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, before a visit to the Casa Gorordo Museum to learn about Cebu’s colonial past. After lunch at a traditional Filipino restaurant, proceed to Mactan Island to visit the Lapu-lapu shrine before heading back to the hotel for overnight in Cebu.

Day 6 – Cebu / Palawan

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for domestic flights to Palawan. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day will be spent at your leisure. Overnight in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

Day 7 – Palawan

Today you will be given a tour of one of the world’s longest underground rivers. The St. Paul’s Underground River, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located within Puerto Princesa’s Subterranean National Park. You will take a drive through the countryside, followed by a boat ride to the national park, and then board canoes for the journey inside the underground river (visitors are asked to bring swimming attire). The boats travel 3km into the cave, and once inside you are treated to a spectacular display of rock formations and cathedral-like chambers which have been carved out by mother nature over millions of years. Overnight in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

Day 8 – Puerto Princesa / El Nido

After breakfast, you will begin a 5-hour drive to El Nido, located in Northern Palawan. Upon arrival, you will be checked-in to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in El Nido.

Day 9 – El Nido

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in El Nido.

Day 10 – El Nido / Depart Manila

After breakfast, you will be transferred to El Nido Airport for domestic flights to Manila, where your Philippines tour will end.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PHILIPPINES TOUR
  • Sharing a twin room at 3-star hotels with breakfast
  • English-speaking local guides throughout trip
  • Tours as stated in itinerary
  • Airport transfers if arriving on suggested flights
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • All applicable entrance fees
BOOKING PROCEDURE
  • Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved for the Northern Philippines Tour on payment of a deposit of £200.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
  • Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
  • The outstanding balance is due 6 weeks before travel.
  • Flights are not included in the cost of this trip and will need to be booked separately. You will also need to book 4 domestic flights for this trip. Do not book flights until we have given the go-ahead. Please get in touch for recommended flights and feel free to ask us if you need any help with booking.
  • Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
  • Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Trip Type Explore & Relax

Group Size Maximum of 10

Physical Rating Moderate

Currency & Spending Money Philippine Peso / Spending £25 and upwards per day

Hosts A local guide will be your point of contact for this trip.

Clothing The weather will be beautiful of course – you’re going to South East Asia! Take comfortable shoes and swim wear!

Health The WHO recommends the following vaccinations before travelling to South East Asia: Diptheria & Tetanus, Hepatitis A & B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Polio, Typhoid, and Varicella. This is just a guideline and you should always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse a minimum of 8 weeks before you travel.

Single Supplement £299

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Find out more about this exciting Country and all that it has to offer!

We have a variety of Top Up Activities to choose from to make the most out of your travels. Your tour doesn’t have to end!

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