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El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

The Town of El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

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PhilippinesCulture, Countryside & Coast - 21 Days

Manila • Sagada • Banaue • Puerto Princesa • El Nido • Cebu • Bohol • Manila

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ITINERARY: Day 1 - Arrival in Manila

Arrival Manila - Our representative will meet you at the airport and facilitate your hotel transfer. The remainder of the day is free at leisure for you to relax.

Most of our holidays start and finish in Manila - the Philippines’ vibrant, bustling, capital city. Makati, just one of many cities that make up Metro-Manila is a sophisticated collection of tall, modern buildings, and shopping malls.

Manila has plenty of attractions, modern shopping centres, lively nightlife, restaurants and cafés.

Manila skyline, Philippines

Day 2 - Manila City Tour

A guided tour of historical places in Manila, includes Old Town of Intramuros, Fort Santiago, Plaza San Luis and Casa Manila.

Cordilleras, Luzon, Philippines

Day 3 - Manila to Banaue

Travel North of Manila to Banaue

Arrive Banaue. Check in to hotel.

Rice Terraces, Philippines

Day 4 - Rice Terraces Tour

Whole day Banga-an Tour – Inclusive of jeepney transfer and guide, and including lunch. Banga-an is a small village located in the center of rice terracing area in Ifugao.

It takes about one hour from Banaue by jeepney. Banga-an Village is the home to rice terraces that were declared world heritage sites by UNESCO.

Often called “the eighth wonder of the world”, the Banaue Rice Terraces stand as the most awe-inspiring man-made landscape in the Cordilleras!

More than 2,000 years ago, the lfugaos, with only simple tools and bare hands, carved the rice fields out of the mountainsides with several peaks rising as high as 6,000 feet.

Overnight in Hotel

Rice Terraces, Philippines

Day 5 - Sagada Tour

Sagada Tour plus side trip to Bontoc and Banaue View Point. Points of Interest: Echo Valley, Sumaging Cave, Lumiang Burial Cave, Lake Danom

Sagada is a town nestled among the pine forests and although it also boasts of picturesque mountain scenery and rice terraces, it is best known for the hanging coffins on the limestone cliffs.

Hanging coffins are also found in the caves of Sumaging and Lumiang, both of which are less than an hour away.

Overnight in Hotel

Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

Day 6 - Banaue to Manila

Check out Hotel. Travel back to Manila through north Luzon countrside. Overnight in Hotel

Crocodile Farm, Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Day 7 - Manila to Palawan

Transfer to Airport for flight to Puerto Princesa. Arrive Puerto Princesa - Transfer to hotel/resort

Puerto Princesa is the capital of Palawan, and is built alongside the beautiful Honda Bay. The bay offers boat trips, and there are good snorkelling opportunities for lovers of marine life.

There are a number of local attractions including the Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Centre, which looks after the two species of Philippines' crocodiles.

Overnight in Hotel/Resort

Underground River, Palawan, Philippines

Day 8 - St Paul's Underground River Tour

After breakfast, transfer to Sabang to board boat to St Paul's Underground River. Awarded World Heritage Site status in 1999, this national park runs for 5 miles through a limestone cave before opening out into a lagoon. A sandbar separates the lagoon from the sea.

The site is approximately 50 miles north of Puerto Princesa, and one first takes the road to Sabang, which has one of Palawan's most beautiful beaches. The national park can be reached by walking along the beach and then through rainforest (around 2.5 miles), or by taking a 15 minute boat ride.

This area is extremely active with wildlife, including Philippine macaques, monitor lizards and the highly endangerd, flightless, tabon bird.

Overnight in Hotel/Resort

Honda Bay, Palawan, Philippines

Day 9 - Puerto Princesa to El Nido

Check out of Hotel. Transfer to El Nido.

From the towering marble cliffs and enchanting lagoons to its white sandy beaches and lush jungle, El Nido is one of the top tourist destinations in Palawan, which is often referred to as the Philippines' Last Frontier.

Take a boat to explore the many nearby islands which include Miniloc, Vigan, & Snake Island.

Overnight in Hotel/Resort

Palawan, Philippines

Day 10 - El Nido Island Hopping and Snorkelling Tour

Island Hopping and Snorkelling Tour. Overnight in El Nido Resort.

Palawan, Philippines

Day 11 - Free Time at leisure in El Nido

Free time at leisure in El Nido. Overnight in El Nido Resort

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines


Day 12 - El Nido Cadlao Island Kayaking Tour

El Nido Cadlao Island Kayaking Tour. Overnight in El Nido Resort.

Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Day 13 - Check out Resort. Return to Puerto Princesa

After breakfast, transfer to Puerto Princesa. Overnight in Puerto Princesa.

Palawan Puerto Princesa Airport, Philippines

Day 14 - Puerto Princesa to Cebu

Arrival Cebu. Transfer to Hotel.

Cebu is an island in central Philippines which has Cebu City as its capital. Mactan Island has a number of beach side resorts, with fabulous hotels, bars and restaurants, plus world class diving spots nearby.

Enjoy a countryside tour, boat trips, watersports, or just take it easy and relax in the sun.

Overnight in Hotel/Resort

Cebu, Philippines

Day 15 - Cebu City Tour

Highlights: Visit to significant historical and cultural landmarks in Cebu City such as Magellan's Cross, Fort San Pedro, Basilica Minore del Sto, Niño and Taoist Temple in the Beverly Hills Subdivision and souvenir shops.

Overnight in Hotel/Resort

Olango Island, Cebu, Philippines

Day 16 - Olango Island

Transfer by small craft to Olango Island. Olango Island has an international wildlife sanctuary and nature centre situated in an important wetlands area. It is a major stopping off point for migrating birds. The island also features quiet lanes, and is a peaceful haven just a short boat trip away from Mactan Island and Cebu.

Return to Cebu after the tour. Overnight in Hotel/Resort

Ferry from Cebu to Bohol, Philippines

Day 17 - Cebu to Bohol

Check out Hotel. Transfer to Cebu Port. Fast Ferry to Bohol.

Arrival Tagbilaran Port. Transfer to Resort.

A wonderful island, Bohol has beautiful tropical beaches, coral reefs, and the famously distinctive Chocolate Hills.

Take a cruise on the Loboc river, enjoy scuba-diving, or go dolphin and whale-watching. See the Philippines tarsier - the world’s smallest primate. Relax on the beautiful beaches of Panglao Island.

Overnight in Hotel/Resort

Olango Island, Cebu, Philippines


Day 18 - Whale and Dolphin Spotting Tour

One of the countryʼs richest scuba diving sites is Pamilacan Island noted also its huge whales and manta rays, between the deep sea of Bohol and Mindanao.

Whale and dolphin-watching has become a popular ecotourism activity in the area where sightings have been almost certain.

Dolphin species abundant in the area are bottlenose, spinner, and spotted while 13 species of cetaceans are found including the melon-headed and baby sperm whales.

The tour likewise includes a visit to an uninhabited yet beautiful white sandy islet where a group can bathe exclusively by themselves. For the more curious who love to explore the underwater marine life, one may opt to go snorkeling or diving.

Overnight in Hotel/Resort

Hanging Bridge, Loboc River, Bohol, Philippines

Day 19 - Bohol Countryside Tour

Bohol Country Side Tour inclusive of lunch. Visit to 6 major attractions:

• Blood Compact, a marker which commemorates the spot where Datu Sikatuna, a native chieftain forged a blood compact with Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi representing the king of Spain for the purpose of fostering friendly relations between the two countries; considered as the first treaty of friendship between the brown and white races

• Centuries-old Baclayon church and museum

• Loboc - Bilar Man-made forest

• Chocolate Hills, the provinceʼs signature attraction

• Loboc River cruise, a fascinating boat ride along palm-fringed banks with lunch

• Philippine tarsiers, one of the world's smallest living primates

Overnight in Hotel/Resort

Bohol Countrside, Philippines

Day 20 - Bohol to Manila

Check out Resort. Transfer to Airport. Flight Back to Manila. Transfer to Hotel. Remainder of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight in Hotel

Manila Bay, Philippines

PhilippinesDay 21 - Departure

Check out Hotel. Transfer to Airport for flight home

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