Manila • Legaspi • Donsol • Manila • Banaue • Sagada • Baguio • Vigan • Laoag • Pagudpud • Manila
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Having been introduced to Manila, the Philippines' capital, we explore the south of the island in Bicol, including the Mt Mayon Volcano and Donsol Whale Sharks. Then we head north to the Rice Terraces and Sagada, before travelling via Baguio to Ilocos, and the historic towns of Vigan and Laoag, plus the beaches of Pagudpud.
ITINERARY: Day 1 - Arrive Manila
Meet & Greet at Airport. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 2 - Manila Old & New City Tour
Pick up from Hotel for Manila Old & New City Tour. Drop off at Hotel after the Tour.
Day 3 - Manila to Legaspi
Pick up from Hotel Transfer to Airport for Flight to Legaspi. On arrival in Legaspi, (also spelt Legazpi), you will be met by our guide who will facilitate your transfer to Donsol, a small fishing resort around 40 kilometres, (25 miles), to the south. Rest and relax at your Donsol resort.
Day 4 - Whale Shark Interaction and Evening Fire Fly Tour
Donsol is famous for its Whale Sharks, the world's largest fish, and between November and May, we'll take you out into the bay on the look-out for these gentle giants. Sightings are almost guaranteed!
In the evening you'll board a boat to cruise the river to enjoy the spectacle of the region's Fire-Flies.
Day 5 - Albay Provincial Tour
Following your morning check-out from the Donsol Resort, we'll transfer you to Legaspi, and the start of an Albay Provincial Tour. During the tour you'll see so much of what makes Bicol such a fascinating region of the Philippines.
The area is dominated by the magnificent Mayon Volcano, and in its shadow you'll see the Cagsawa Ruins, Daraga Church, Embarcadero, Lignon Hill, Mt Mayon Rest House and Planetarium, and Tiwi Pottery, as well as the Abaca Handicraft and Pili Shops.
Day 6 - Legaspi to Banaue
Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to Airport for Flight to Manila.
Pick up from Manila Airport. Travel by Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle to Banaue and the Rice Terraces. Overnight in Banaue
Day 7 - Banaue Rice Terraces Trek and Village Tour
After Breakfast start of Banaue Rice Terraces Trek and Village Tour. Overnight in Banaue
Day 8 - Banaue to Sagada
After Breakfast we head on to Sagada, visiting Banaue View Point and Bontoc along the way. Overnight in Sagada.
Day 9 - Sagada Tour
After Breakfast start of Sumaguing & Lumiang Cave Connection Tour. We also view the Hanging Coffins, & tour Sagada Town. Overnight in Sagada.
Day 10 - Sagada to Baguio
After breakfast, travel by road to Baguio. Baguio Tour. Overnight in Baguio.
Day 11 - Baguio to Vigan.
Today, we travel north from Baguio to Vigan. Overnight in Vigan
Day 12 - Ilocos Tour
After Breakfast, we start a Vigan, Laoag , Paoay and Batac Tour.
Places to visit in Vigan include: Antay Bell Tower, Loom Weavers, Burgos Museum, St. Paul’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Pagburnayan Pottery, Syquia Mamsion, Hotel Luna, Crisologo Museum, Baluarte, Hidden Garden, and Calle Crisologo
Places to Visit around Laoag, Paoay and Batac include: Laoag Sinking Bell Tower, St William’s Cathedral, Aurora Park, Sta. Monica Church, Museo Diocesano de Laoag, Marcos Birth Place, Malacanan of the North, Paoay Church, Marcos Mausoleum and Museum, and Paoay Sand Dunes.
Day 13 - Pagudpud Tour
After Breakfast, start of Pagudpud Day tour. Places to visit include Pagudpud, Burgos Light House, Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, Bangui Windmills, Saud Emohrou for Lunch by the Sea Shore, Kabigan Falls (Swimming Optional), Patapat Viaduct, Paraiso Ni Anton, Blue Lagoon (Swimming Optional).
Evening Flight back to Manila. Transfer to Hotel
Free at Leisure until Pick up from your Hotel and Transfer to Airport for Flight Home.
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