Natural Philippines - Volcano, Whalesharks, Tarsiers, & Turtles - 14 Days
Manila • Legaspi • Donsol • Bohol • Dumaguete • Apo Island • Manila
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ITINERARY: Day 1 - Arrival in Manila
Meet & Greet at the Airport. Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 - Manila to Legaspi
Flight from Manila to Legaspi. Transfer to Hotel
Legaspi City is one of the Bicol Region's top tourist destinations, famous for the Philippines' most active, and almost perfectly formed, Mayon volcano.
Day 3 - Albay Provincial Tour
Pick up from Hotel. Start of Albay Province Day Tour, visiting the Mayon Volcano, and seeing the effects this magnificent volcano has had on local communities over the centuries. Also exploring the Cagsawa Ruins, Daraga Church, and Hoyop-Hoyopan Caves, amongst other places of interest.
Day 4 - Whale Shark Interaction. Evening Firefly River Tour
The largest annual congregation of Whale Sharks is in Donsol from December to May. These gentle giants are migratory animals, found in warm tropical waters as they follow their food supply.
They migrate to Donsol in vast numbers to take advantage of the dense food concentration of plankton and krill.
In the evening we take a boat along the river to marvel at the spectacle of fireflies.
Day 5 - Sula Channel Cruising & Bacacay Island Hopping
Enjoy a day cruising amongst the beautiful islands off Bacaycay, in the Sula Channel
Day 6 - Bicol - Bohol
Transfer to Airport. Flight back to Manila. Arrive Manila, connecting flight to Tagbilaran Bohol. Arrive Bohol transfer to Accommodation.
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.
Day 7 - Bohol Countryside Tour
Today we spend on a Countryside Tour, exploring the main Bohol attractions:
• Philippine tarsiers, considered the world's smallest living primate.
• Bohol Habitat Butterfly Sanctuary
• 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, which includes lunch
Day 8 - Panglao Island
Today relax on Panglao Island, or take a half-day tour, visiting Bee Farm, the Coconut Farm, Alona Beach, and Tarsier Botanika.
Day 9 - Whale and Dolphin Spotting
Whale and dolphin-watching has become a popular ecotourism activity in the seas off Bohol, where sightings have become 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 includes a visit to an uninhabited yet beautiful white sandy islet where visitors can swim. The more curious, who love to explore the underwater marine life, may opt to go snorkeling or diving.
Day 10 - Bohol to Dumaguete
Check out of Resort. Transfer to port for fast ferry to Dumaguete. Accommodation in Dumaguete Resort.
Day 11 - Apo Island - Swimming with Turtles
Ferry to Apo Island. Experience the thrill of swimming and snorkelling, with guide, amongst turtles at the marine sanctuary.
These creatures are thriving, and protected, so you get up close, but don't touch!
Return to Dumaguete. Overnight in Dumaguete.
Day 12 - Bais - Dolphins and the Manjuyod Sandbar
We travel to Bais and take a boat to the Manjuyod Sandbar, hopefully enjoying the company of the numerous pods of dolphins that frequent the Tañon Strait, along the way!
Day 13 - Dumaguete to Manila
Transfer to Dumaguete for flight back to Manila. Pick up from airport and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free time at leisure.
Free time until Pick up from accommodation and transfer to Airport for flight home.
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