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Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol

Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines


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Philippine Trails HolidaysWe are often asked, "Where are the best places to visit in the Philippines?" and "How do I book a Philippines holiday?" This page show you our most popular Philippines holiday itineraries.

If you are looking for a holiday or vacation in the Philippines, pick a suggested itinerary, or combine several to create a longer tour.

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Tours can start on any day, and at any time of the year. The number of days can usually be extended, or adjusted, so you can travel at a pace that suits you, and that fits in with your dates of travel.


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Bicol and Mt Mayon Volcano

Best of the Philippine Islands - 21 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Sagada - Banaue - Legaspi - Donsol - Bohol - Cebu - Boracay - Puerto Princesa - El Nido

After touring the Rice Terraces, we head south to Bicol, seeing Legaspi's Mayon Volcano, & the Whale Sharks of Donsol.

Next we visit the Central Visayas - Bohol, Cebu, and the lively island of Boracay, before exploring the westerly island of Palawan, including stunning El Nido.


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Bicol and Mt Mayon Volcano

Explore the Philippine Islands - 21 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Legaspi - Donsol - Puerto Princesa - El Nido - Boracay - Cebu - Bohol - Manila

At a slightly slower pace than the "Best of the Philippine Islands" itinerary, this tour omits the northerly Rice Terraces, and allows more time to travel amongst some of the most popular areas of the Philippines.

Main regions visited include Bicol, in South Luzon, Palawan, including El Nido, and Bohol, Cebu, and Boracay, in the Central Visayas.


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El Nido, Philippines

Culture, Countryside & Coast - 21 DaysPhilippines Map

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

After a city tour, travel north to the spectacular mountain scenery of the Rice Terraces. Heading on to Palawan, explore the famous St. Paul's Underground River.

Travelling north to El Nido, enjoy the spectacular limestone scenery as you island-hop around this archipelago.

Moving on to Cebu, in the Central Visayas, tour the city, as well as Olango Island, with its nature reserve.

On the island of Bohol, see the Chocolate Hills on a Countryside Tour, and also go in search of whales and dolphins off the coast of Panglao Island.

N.B. If your arrival and departure airport is Cebu we will adjust the itinerary to suit.


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Naga, Philippines

North & South Luzon Heritage Tour - 21 Days

Manila - Rice Terraces - Baguio - Vigan - Laoag - Pagudpud - Tagaytay - Taal - Donsol - Legaspi - Naga - Caramoan - Manila

Explore the fabulous northern countryside of Luzon, north of Manila, including the Rice Terraces, Ilocos, Paoay, and Baguio, by private vehicle.

Then head to the south of the island, including Bicol, with its volcanoes and beaches, Naga, and Caramoan.

This tour reflects Philippines culture, history, and breathtaking scenery!


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Miniloc Island, Philippines

Visayas & Palawan Luxury Tour - 21 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Bohol - Cebu - El Nido - Sabang - Puerto Princesa - Manila

First travelling to Bohol, we stay in a Luxury Resort on Panglao Island. We then move to the island of Cebu, where our Luxury Resort is on Mactan Island.

Flying directly to El Nido, we enjoy one of the most stunning parts of the Philippines. Accommodation is on one of the self-contained luxury islands.

From El Nido we head to Sabang, right alongside its extensive and beautiful Beaches, and close to St Paul's Underground River.

We drive south to Puerto Princesa, Palawan's capital, where we stay in a luxury resort right by the sea.

N.B. Please note that this tour can also start and end in Cebu.


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Miniloc Island, Philippines

Visayas & Palawan Luxury Tour - 14 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Boracay - Cebu - Bohol - El Nido - Sabang - Manila

We first travel to Boracay, then move to the island of Cebu, where our Luxury Resort is on Mactan Island. After a visit to Bohol we fly directly to El Nido, one of the most stunning parts of the Philippines. Accommodation is on one of the luxury islands.

From El Nido we head to Sabang, right alongside its extensive and beautiful Beaches, and close to St Paul's Underground River, just north of Puerto Princesa.

N.B. Please note that this tour can also start and end in Cebu.


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Luxury in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

Palawan Luxury Tour - 14 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Puerto Princesa - Sabang - El Nido - Manila

We fly from Manila to Puerto Princesa, Palawan's capital, where we stay in a luxury resort right by the sea.

From Puerto Princesa we head to Sabang, right alongside its extensive and beautiful Beaches, and close to St Paul's Underground River.

We then travel from Sabang to El Nido, where we enjoy one of the most stunning parts of the Philippines. Accommodation is on one of the luxury islands.

We fly directly from El Nido back to Manila.

N.B. Please note that this tour can also start and end in Cebu.


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Manjuyod Sandbar, Philippines

Natural Philippines - Volcano, Whale Sharks, Tarsiers, & Turtles - 14 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Legaspi - Donsol - Bohol - Dumaguete - Apo Island - Manila

In Bicol, you'll see the perfectly symetrical Mt Mayon Volcano, and enjoy interaction with whale sharks and fireflies in Donsol.

Explore Bohol with a Countryside Tour, and also island-hop looking for whales and dolphins. Visit Apo Island and swim with turtles.

At Dumaguete, sail out to the Manjuyod sandbar.


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Osmena Trek, Cebu, Philippines

The Visayas & the Rice Terraces - 14 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Bohol - Cebu - Banaue - Sagada - Manila

In Bohol we take a Countryside Tour and also enjoy island-hopping, searching for whales and dolphins along the way, staying on Panglao Island. In Cebu, we explore the south countryside, as well as interacting with gentle whale sharks. After a trek of Osmena Peak, we head on to the Rice Terraces, with its fantastic scenery, north of Manila.


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Boracay

Central Visayas Discovery - 14 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Bohol - Cebu - Boracay - Manila

After a Manila city tour, we fly to Bohol, staying at a resort on Panglao Island. We explore the countryside of Bohol, and also go island-hopping, in a search for wales and dolphins.

We tour Cebu city, and also the island of Olango, with its nature sanctuary.

Finally we enjoy the fabulous beaches of Boracay, one of the Philippines most popular destinations.

N.B. Please note that this tour can also start and end in Cebu.


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Ilocos

Ilocos & Palawan Discovery - 14 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Laoag - Vigan - Pagudpud - Puerto Princesa - El Nido - Manila

We start with a tour of Ilocos, including Laoag, Batac and Paoay. We then visit Pagudpud to enjoy the beaches. Travelling to Vigan, we take a City Tour to see the full scope of this fantastic heritage city.

Returning to Manila, we stay overnight before flying to Palawan, where we tour Puerto Princesa, experience the Underground River, and then head north to enjoy the stunning and unrivalled scenery of El Nido.


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Natural Philippines

The Visayas & Palawan - 14 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Cebu - Bohol - Puerto Princesa - El Nido - Manila

Explore Cebu and Olango Island; see the countryside of Bohol, relax on Panglao Island, and go island-hopping in a search for whales and dolphins.

On the island chain of Palawan, experience the Underground River, near Puerto Princesa, and also the stunning scenery of El Nido.

N.B. If your arrival and departure airport is Cebu we will adjust the itinerary to suit.


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Vigan, Ilocos, Philippines

The Best of Luzon - 14 Days

Manila - Legaspi - Donsol - Manila - Banaue - Sagada - Baguio - Vigan - Laoag - Pagudpud - Manila

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, visiting Paoay, plus the beaches of Pagudpud.


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Cagayan Valley, Philippines

Best of Philippines Beaches - 14 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Boracay - Cebu - Bohol - Puerto Princesa - Manila

This itinerary includes some of the Philippines best beach destinations, in the Central Visayas, including Boracay, Bohol, Cebu, and also Palawan.

N.B. Please note that this tour can also start and end in Cebu.


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Philippines Rice Terraces Tour

Rice Terraces & Palawan - 14 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Sagada - Banaue - Puerto Princesa - El Nido - Manila

North of Manila, Sagada - a town nestled among picturesque mountain scenery, is famous for its caves and hanging coffins. The neighbouring Banaue Rice Terraces stand as the most awe-inspiring man-made landscape in the Cordilleras.

Palawan - known as the Philippines "last frontier". From its capital, Puerto Princesa, you can enjoy boat trips, diving and snorkeling. Take a tour of the St Paul's Underground River, for which this part of Palawan is particularly famous.

At El Nido - one of the country's top tourist destinations, (yet still remarkably unspoilt), you'll find a stunning landscape of limestone cliffs, blue lagoons, and amazing wildlife.


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Cagayan Valley, Philippines

Explore Palawan - 14 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Puerto Princesa - Sabang - El Nido - Manila

Discover the attractions of Palawan, exploring Puerto Princesa, island-hopping in Honda Bay, and travelling through the Underground River.

Then travel north seeing for yourself the fantastic scenery and beauty of El Nido and its archipelago of islands.

N.B. Please note that this tour can also start and end in Cebu.


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Paoay Church, Ilocos, Philippines

North Luzon Discovery - 12 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Laoag - Pagudpud - Vigan - Baguio - Banaue - Sagada - Manila

Explore the fabulous countryside of North Luzon, including Ilocos, Paoay, and the Rice Terraces travelling by private vehicle.

On this tour you will experience Philippines culture, history, heritage towns, and breathtaking scenery.


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Paoay Church, Ilocos, Philippines

Bicol Experience - 12 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Naga - Donsol - Legaspi - Manila

We first fly to Naga, exploring this old city, before heading to the coastal village of Donsol, renowned for its whale sharks, (between November and May). We also enjoy an evening firefly watching tour on the Ogod River.

In Legaspi, Bicol, we explore Albay Province, enjoying a Bicol culinary experience. We also trek the slopes of the famous Mt Mayon volcano.


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Chocolate Hills, Bohol, Philippines

Explore Bohol & Cebu - 12 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Cebu - Olango Island - Bohol - Panglao Island - Manila

From Manila we fly to Cebu, exploring the city and countryside. Also Olango Island, a major stopping-off point for migrating birds, with its nature reserve.

On Bohol, we relax at a resort on Panglao Island, whilst also enjoying a Countryside Tour, and also an island-hopping boat trip with whale and dolphin-spotting.

N.B. Please note that this tour can also start and end in Cebu.


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Underground River, Palawan, Philippines

Palawan Discovery - 11 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Puerto Princesa - El Nido

Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, lies on Honda Bay, good for diving and watersports, and close to St Paul's Underground River.

El Nido is one of the top tourist destinations in Palawan, often referred to as the Philippines' "Last Frontier". Here you'll find a stunning landscape of limestone cliffs, blue lagoons, and amazing wildlife.

N.B. Please note that this tour can also start and end in Cebu.


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Ilocos, Philippines

North Luzon Heritage - 10 Days

Banaue - Sagada - Baguio - Vigan - Laoag - Pagudpud

We travel during daylight hours, in a private air-conditioned vehicle, to the Rice Terraces, to see for ourselve the amazing scenery that has been created by man over many hundreds of years.

Tthen it's on to Baguio, known as the "City of Pines" due to its cooler temperatures, and subsequent proliferation of evergreen conifers.

Wo continue north to one of the Philippines most charming and historic cities, Vigan, with its numerous heritage houses, which have made this a UNESCO site. We travel on to Ilocos, visiting Laoag, and also Paoay, with its impressive historic church. After this, we can enjoy the beautiful beaches of Pagudpud, at the very northern tip of Luzon.

At the end of the tour we fly directly back to Manila from Laoag.


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Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines

Visayas Vacation - 10 DaysPhilippines Map

Manila - Bohol - Panglao Island - Cebu - Boracay - Manila

From Manila we fly to Bohol to explore the island with a Countryside Tour, and enjoy whale and dolphin-spotting whilst island-hopping, staying on Panglao Island.

We take a Cebu City tour, and then move on to the lively, popular island of Boracay for rest and relaxation, with a boat trip with snorkelling included.

N.B. Please note that this tour can also start and end in Cebu.


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Locals tinikling on Loboc River, Bohol, Philippines

Visayas Vacation - 7 DaysPhilippines Map

Cebu - Bohol - Panglao Island

This itinerary includes tours of the islands of Cebu and Bohol, where we elax at a resort on Panglao Island.

We take a boat to search for whales and dolphins, and also to visit smaller islands in the Tañon Strait, a channel rich in marine life between Bohol and Cebu.

N.B. This tour can start and end in either Manila or Cebu.

 


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Baguio, Philippines

Terraces, Mountains & Pines - 7 Days

Banaue - Bontoc - Sagada - Baguio

Explore the Rice Terraces, visiting Banaue, Bontoc, and Sagada.

This itinerary also takes in Baguio, with its high altitude. Baguio is commonly known as the "City of Pines".

The cooler air in this city makes it a popular retreat for locals, and the pine trees are a distictive feature, as they thrive in the cooler conditions.


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Ilocos, Philippines

Ilocos Heritage, History, & Beaches - 7 Days

Laoag - Pagudpud - Vigan

On this tour we discover the rich history of Ilocos travelling through Laoag, Batac and Paoay, where we can admire the impressive church.

Moving on we experience the beautiful sandy beaches of Pagudpud.

Further south you'll explore the ancient city of Vigan, where the entire city is a UNESCO heritage site.

Here there are numerous historic heritage buildings, making this one of the most charming destinations in the country.


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Puerto Galera, Philippines

Taal, Batangas, & Puerto Galera - 7 Days

Lake Taal - Taal Volcano - Taal Town - Batangas - Puerto Galera

This tour includes trekking Taal Volcano, Taal Lake, exploring Tagaytay, and visiting Taal Town - a historic collection of charming heritage buildings, including the famous Basilica.

Next we cross the Verde Island Passage by ferry from Batangas to Mindoro Island to enjoy the beaches of Puerto Galera, a popular tourist resort with numerous hotels, resorts, cafés and bars.

Puerto Galera bay is one of the world's most beautiful natural harbours, and is a superb area for diving and sailing. (Lessons for both are available by request.)


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Cagsawa Ruins, Philippines

Best of Bicol - 7 DaysPhilippines Map

Legaspi - Donsol - Albay Province

Explore Bicol, visiting Legaspi and Donsol.

Here you may explore Albay Province, visiting Cagsawa and Daraga. You may have a chance to enjoy a Bicol culinary experience.

The famous Mt Mayon volcano is a majestic backdrop for this part of the tour itinerary as it dominates the skyline with its almost perfectly symetrical cone-shape.

In Donsol, between November and May, there's an opportunity to sail out to sea to witness Whale Sharks, (although sightings are not always guaranteed).


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Palawan, Philippines

Palawan Discovery - 7 DaysPhilippines Map

Puerto Princesa - El Nido

Explore Palawan, visiting Puerto Princesa and El Nido.

This tour starts by exploring Puerto Princesa, island-hopping in Honda Bay, and experiencing a boat trip through the Underground River.

Then, travelling north, you will see for yourself the fantastic scenery and beauty of El Nido and its surrounding islands.


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Calauit Island Giraffe, Philippines

Explore the Calamian Islands - 7 DaysPhilippines Map

Busuanga, Coron, Calauit Island

With this itinerary you'll explore the natural beauty of the Calamian Islands.

Your point of arrival will normally be Busuanga. Coron is the main town in this region of the Philippines. A visit to this archipelago of islands isn't complete without a trip to Calauit Island, which is unique in the country for its "African" wildlife, folowing their introduction many years ago!


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Philippines Rice Terraces Tour

Mt Pinatubo & the Rice Terraces Tour - 6 DaysPhilippines Map

This itinerary is flexible. We travel during daylight hours to Mt Pinatubo, and then on to the Rice Terraces, in a private air-conditioned vehicle.

Depending on your flight arrival into Manila, you may require a night in the capital before and/or after the tour. Let us know.


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Philippines Rice Terraces Tour

Rice Terraces Private Tour - 5 DaysPhilippines Map

This itinerary is flexible. We travel during daylight hours, to and from the Rice Terraces, in a private air-conditioned vehicle.

Additional nights accommodation may be arranged in Manila, before and/or after the tour, if required, and other excursions in and around Manila may be added, depending on the number of days you have available. Simply let us know what you are looking for.


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Philippines Rice Terraces Tour

Rice Terraces Escorted Tour - 5 DaysPhilippines Map

This tour includes escorted travel with one of our staff, by overnight air-conditioned bus, between Manila and the Rice Terraces.

Additional nights accommodation may be arranged in Manila, before and/or after the tour, if required. Additional Manila-based local excursions can also be included if you want to extend your stay.


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Philippines Rice Terraces Tour

Rice Terraces Budget Tour - 5 DaysPhilippines Map

Ideal for those on a budget, this tour includes travel overnight by air-conditioned bus between Manila and Banaue Rice Terraces.

Additional nights accommodation may be arranged in Manila, before and/or after the tour, if required.


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Philippines Rice Terraces Tour

Batanes Tour - 4 Days

There are numerous activities that await intrepid visitors to the islands of Batanes. Swim at any one of its magnificent beaches, visit authentic fishing villages, explore historic churches and lighthouses, enjoy island hopping, but most importantly, simply take it easy, unwind, and be at one with nature!

The people, the place, and the surroundings of Batanes are enough to make any visitor appreciate the joy of trouble and stress-free living.


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