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Best of the Philippine Islands - 21 Days



Day 1 - Arrival Manila

Meet and Greet at Airport. Overnight in Manila.

Day 2 - Half Day Manila City Tour

Explore historic areas such as Intramuros and Fort Santiago. The historic heart of Manila is found inside the walls of Intramuros - the original fortress built by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi when he took control of the city on behalf of Spain in 1571.
American bombing destroyed much of the city in the Battle of Manila at the end of World War II, but San Augustin Church survived. The church was nominated as a World Heritage site in 1993 due to its historical and cultural value.
Casa Manila, a restored 19th century Spanish colonial house, is now a museum, and close by, alongside the Pasig River, is Fort Santiago - once the main defense fortress and centre of power for the Spanish colonial military.
Containing various personal effects of the national hero, Dr Jose Rizal, is the Rizal Shrine.
Here, he was imprisoned, writing his final farewell (Mi Ultimo Adios) before being executed on 30th December 1896.
Rizal Park is located in the centre of Manila at the northern end of Roxas Boulevard, overlooking Manila Bay. This is a major tourist attractions of Manila, with regular concerts being played at its open air auditorium.

Overnight in Manila.

Day 3 - Manila to Banaue

Travel by private vehicle to Banaue. Overnight in Banaue.

Day 4 - Sagada Tour

Exploring Sagada township, the hanging coffins, Lumiang caves, and the picturesque surrounding scenery
Overnight in Banaue

Day 5 - Tour of Banga-An Village and surrounding Rice Terraces

Tour includes trekking some of the pathways. Also visit the ampitheater-shaped rice terrace slope of Banga-an.
Overnight in Banaue.

Day 6 - Banaue to Manila.

Travel by private vehicle back to Manila.

Overnight in Manila.

Day 7 - Manila to Legaspi

Transfer to Donsol.

Overnight in Donsol Resort.

Day 8 - Donsol Whale Shark Interaction

Early morning sailing by traditional bangkas (Philippines style boats with outriggers), with local boatmen in search of whalesharks.
Evening fire fly watching river tour, sailing along the Sogod River to witness the spectacle of fireflies. This is a fascinating area for birds also and you could see colourful kingfishers etc.
Overnight in Donsol Resort.

Day 9 - Tour of Albay Province

Tour of Albay Province includes Legaspi, Mt Mayon Volcano, Mayon rest stop and Planetarium, Cagsawa Ruins, Daraga church, Tiwi pottery, the Hoyop-Hoyopan Caves, Japanese tunnels, and Ligñon Hill

Overnight in Legaspi.

Day 10 - Legaspi to Bohol (via Manila)

Arrive into Tagbilaran, Bohol. Transfer to Panglao Island.

Overnight on Panglao Island.

Day 11 - Bohol Countryside Tour

Countryside Tour of Bohol includes Chocolate Hills, Butterfly Farm, Baclayon Church and Museum, a Loboc River cruise, Blood Compact Marker, Bilar Man-Made Forest, as well as an opportunity to see Tarsiers.
Overnight on Panglao Island.

Day 12 - Bohol to Cebu

Travel from Bohol to Cebu by fast ferry. Overnight in Cebu.

Day 13 - Cebu City Tour

Cebu City Tour Highlights include Sto. Nino Church, Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, San Diego-Yap Ancestral House, Museo Sugbo, Taoist Temple, & Heritage Monument.
Overnight in Cebu.

Day 14 - Cebu to Boracay

Flight to Panay Island. Ferry transfer from Caticlan Port to Boracay Island.
Overnight on Boracay.

Day 15 - Boracay Island Hopping

Boracay Island Hopping Tour, joining small group, sailing by traditional bangka around the island of Boracay and stopping off at neighbouring island spots, such as Magic Island, plus Swimming and Snorkelling at Crocodile Island, and Sight-seeing at Puka beach (weather dependent). Trip includes lunch. beach (weather dependent). Trip includes lunch.
Overnight on Boracay.

Day 16 - Boracay

Free time at leisure on Boracay.

Overnight on Boracay.

Day 17 - Boracay to Palawan

Travling to Puerto Princesa, Palawan, via Manila (or Cebu). Overnight in Sabang or Puerto Princesa.

Day 18 - St Paul’s Underground River Tour

St Paul's Underground River was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1999. This national park runs for five miles through a limestone cave before opening out into a lagoon. A sandbar separates the lagoon from the sea. The tour is taken in small canoe-style boats travelling for around 45 minutes through a network of caves.
Onward travel to El Nido. Overnight in El Nido Resort.

Day 19 - Island Hopping and Snorkelling Tour

This is a tour by traditional bangka sailing around the stunning scenery of the Bacuit Archipelago. Stops are made on various islands such as Matinloc Island and Tapiutan Island, with a visit to the Secret Beach. You have a big chance to see Turtles.

Overnight in El Nido Resort.

Day 20 - El Nido to Manila

Direct flight from El Nido to Manila. Overnight in Manila.

Day 21 - Departure

Transfer to airport for flight home.

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