The Visayas & the Rice Terraces - 14 Days
Visiting: Manila • Bohol • Cebu • Banaue • Sagada • Manila
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ITINERARY: Day 1 - Arrival in Manila
Arriving in Manila, you will be greeted at the Airport and transfered to your Hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to relax and enjoy at leisure.
Day 2 - Manila - Bohol
Pick up from Hotel. Transfer to Airport for Flight to Tagbilaran, Bohol. Arriving in Bohol, we will be met and transferred to Panglao Island, connected to Bohol by a short bridge, where we find our Accommodation
Day 3 - Bohol Countryside Tour
Today we take a Coutryside Tour of Bohol, visiting its major attractions, including:
• The 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
• The Centuries-old Baclayon church and museum
• Loboc-Bilar man-made forest
• The Chocolate Hills, the province’ signature attraction
• Loboc River, where we take a fascinating boat ride along palm-fringed banks, with lunch
• We see Philippine tarsiers, considered the smallest living primate, whose existence dates back more that 45 million years
Day 4 - 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.
Your 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 5 - Panglao Island
Today you can relax on Panglao Island, or maybe take a half-day tour, visiting attractions such as Bee Farm, the Coconut Farm, Alona Beach, and Tarsier Botanika.
Day 6 - Bohol - Cebu. South Cebu Heritage Tour
Transfer to Port for Fast Ferry to Cebu, and the start of a Southern Cebu Heritage Tour.
Enjoy a day excursion down to the south of Cebu, passing by centuries-old churches, colourful markets; impressive church facades, and religious shrines. Most significant are the church of Carcar, dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria; and the Theotokos Shrine. Overnight accommodation is in Oslob
Day 7 - Oslob Whale Shark Interaction
Early morning start to board boats to experience the famous Oslob whale sharks. These creatures are protected and although you can swim with them, you should keep a distance, remove all sun-block, and there’s a strictly enforced rule of “no touching”. Overnight in Oslob
Day 8 - Osmena Peak Trekking
Transfering to the starting-point, you’ll meet your guide and trek through valleys and jungles to experience nature with breathtaking views in a rugged mountain range that divides Cebu Island into East and West. Osmena Peak is the highest point on the Island of Cebu. Meet friendly locals and experience a mountain market place where local produce is sold.
The difficulty of trek options ranges from medium to hard, (where a fairly good physical condition is required). What to wear? Shorts & T-shirt, with trainers or trekking sandals. Sun block and a hat is recommended.
Overnight in Oslob
Day 9 - Cebu - Manila - Banaue Rice Terraces
Today, after breakfast, transfer to the Airport for your Flight back to Manila.
Having landed in Manila, you'll start your onward journey to Banaue by Private air-conditioned vehicle. Arriving in Banaue, your guide will check you in to your Hotel.
Banaue is the centre of the Ifugao culture and is a perfect base for visiting the various rice terraces. On your first evening you will be entertained by a Cultural Show at the Hotel (depending on show schedule).
Day 10 - Banaue Rice Terraces
Pick up from Hotel for Banaue Rice Terraces Trekking and Village Tour. Nick-named the “Eighth wonder of the world”, Banaue and its surrounding rice terraces have evolved over 2000 years. Overnight in Banaue
Day 11 - Banga an Tour and Bontoc Tour
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your Hotel Lobby for a Banga an and Bontoc Tour. Destinations to visit include Cambulo village, Batad village, the waterfall at Tappiya, (where some may like to swim) and Banga-an.
We'll make a rest stop at the Bayyo Rice Terraces, before visiting the museum at Bontoc. Overnight in Sagada
Day 12 - Sagada Township Tour
Pick up from Hotel Lobby for Sagada Township Tour. You'll see the famous Hanging Coffins and Burial Caves, including the caves at Sumaguing and Lumiang.
Overnight in Sagada
Day 13 - Sagada - Manila
Today, after breakfast, we return by Private air-conditioned transport to Manila, with rest stops along the way. Overnight Stay in Manila
Free time at Leisure until your Transfer to the Airport for your Flight home.
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