Discover the wonders of the philippines
You will start your stay by surveying the rice terraces of the Ifugao region. It’s classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it will offer you breathtaking and scenic walks.
The second part of this trip is aimed at letting you discover one of the islands of the central region of the Visayas.
We’ll let you explore the flora and fauna of Bohol and meet the tarsiers, the smallest primates in the world. You can also swim or snorkel on the coral reef of the small island of Pamilacan.
During the last part of your stay, you will discover one of the most exotic tropical islands of the Philippines. You will sail from island to island, swim in the company of turtles, multicolored fish, and corals, and walk in the heart of tropical forests.
This fabulous trip to the land of 7,641 islands combines adventure and comfort. Offering utopian moments of relaxation on deserted white sand beaches, you will not fail to admire the richness of the underwater flora and fauna surrounding these islands and islets whose beauty will exceed your imagination.
DAY BY DAY
Day 1: Touchdown Manila
Transfer to a small boutique hotel in Makati at a commercial area surrounded by restaurants and shopping centers.
Day 2: Manila-Sagada
Departure early in the morning for your first destination in the heart of Cordillera: Sagada. You travel in a private van for your convenience (9-12 hours transfer). Night in a hostel in Sagada.
Day 3: Sagada and its funeral rites of hanging coffins
Visit the main attractions of Sagada, the Echo Valley and the main Ifugao burial sites, the graves, the many coffins hanging from the cliffs, and the explanation of the local rites (about 3-4 hours of discovery). Night in a hostel in Sagada.
Day 4: Sagada-Bontoc-Banaue: Waterfall or Museum of Headhunters
Depending on the season, visit the Bomod’ok waterfalls (allow about 3 hours of walking. Ideal for a picnic) OR you will leave for Bontoc directly by van (2 hours) with a visit to the market and its museum on the theme of tribes Ifuago and the headhunters. Then transfer to Banaue (2 hours). Night in an Inn in Banaue.
Day 5: Batad and its circus of rice fields
Departure for the start of the path (1 hour by jeepney), starting point to reach the small scenic village of Batad. Hike to the village of Batad (2 hours walk). In the afternoon, you will discover the surroundings of Batad during a 3-hour walk to the waterfalls of the village below (optional for good walkers only).
Night in an inn in the heart of the village with an impressive view of the valley and the rice terraces of Batad, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Day 6: Return to Manila
Departure in the morning on foot to join the road (2 hours), then return to Banaue (1 hour by jeepney or tricycle). And return with your van for your return to Manila (9-12 hours).
Day 7: Manila-Bohol
After breakfast, you will depart for the airport for your flight to Bohol (1 hour flight). Then transfer by car (30 minutes) to your hotel, you will stay in a hotel 5 minutes on foot from Alona beach. You’ll have a free afternoon to explore.
Day 8: Visit of Bohol
After breakfast, you will set out to conquer the main attractions of Bohol. First, with a majestic view of the Chocolate Hills, then you will meet the astonishing tarsiers, this small atypical primate with protruding eyes that we find exclusively on Bohol.
You’ll have a pitstop at one of the oldest Spanish churches. You will set off for a jungle cruise on the wild Loboc River. You will have lunch on the boat and discover traditional Filipino dances and songs.
Then you will meet a blacksmith who will teach you the techniques to make a “bolo” (Filipino dagger). And you will end the day with a lesson in palm leaf braiding.
Day 9: Pamilacan Island, firefly, and fish market
Departure very early in the morning for the island of Pamilacan on a bangka, a traditional Filipino outrigger boat. There’s a chance to meet dolphins while you swim and snorkel. You’ll return in the early afternoon.
In the evening, you can visit the fish market for your dinner and observe fireflies by boat in the middle of a mangrove forest!
Day 10: Relaxation in Panglao
Enjoy your last day however you want!
Day 11: Bohol-Cebu
After your breakfast, transfer by car to the port of Bohol (30 minutes) for your ferry to Cebu (about 2 hours by boat). Transfer from Cebu Port to your hotel (30min-1 hour). Free afternoon in your hotel by the sea on the island of Mactan.
Day 12: Departure for Palawan
Breakfast and departure for the airport. Flight to Palawan (1 hour). Immediate transfer from the airport to El Nido by private van for your convenience (5-6 hours). Night by the sea, 10 minutes from the small town of El Nido.
Day 13: El Nido
Breakfast and free day to rest from your trip or enjoy the activities of your hotel.
Day 14: El Nido: Mini-cruise in a traditional "bangka" to discover lagoons, beaches and corals
After your breakfast, go for a day trip by boat! Discover the three lagoons of Miniloc Island, the small island of Simizu and enjoy your grilled fish on the beautiful white sand beach of Entulala Island. Swim in the middle of beautiful coral reefs, chase fish, crabs, and turtles. Return to El Nido at the end of the day.
Day 15: El Nido: Mini-cruise in a traditional “bangka” to discover lagoons, beaches and corals
A second tour in El Nido bay, discover Snake Island and its grandiose sandbank. You will also discover other islands, Lagen and Pinagbuyutan, the Cudugnun, and Catherdral caves. You may encounter harmless white tip sharks and many turtles. Return to the hotel at the end of the day.
Day 16: El Nido
Enjoy a relaxing day at your hotel, take the opportunity to take a last tour of the islands, or enjoy a treatment with aloe vera!
Day 17: Transfer to Sabang
After your breakfast, you will depart by private van for the small village of Sabang (6 hours by van). Then you’ll have a free afternoon to discover the beautiful Sabang Beach and stay in a beautiful hotel by the beach.
Day 18: Sabang: Underground river
After your breakfast, you will take a tour at the longest underground river in the world called “Underground River of Puerto Princesa” and voted 8th wonder of the world in 2011. Meet the monitor lizards which can reach up to 2 meters long, so open your eyes! You’ll have a free afternoon afterward.
Day 19: Sabang
Free day. Take the opportunity to rest on the beach, walk in the small village of Sabang, or take a boat ride in the century-old mangrove!
Day 20: Tagaytay
Return to Puerto Princesa by car or van (2 hours) for your flight to Manila (1 hour). Immediate transfer to the small town of Tagaytay perched above the lake and Taal volcano (1H30-2H transfer by car).
Day 21: Tagaytay
Free day. You can opt to take little trek to the small crater of Taal Volcano (excursion menu available at your hotel reception).
Day 22: International Flight
Breakfast at the hotel, leave your room before 12 noon. Transfer to the airport for your international flight from Manila.
21 nights in a hostel or hotel
Meals mentioned in the “pension” tabs during your itinerary
A private air-conditioned van for long trips for the part in the rice fields
Transfer by Jeepney / private tricycle from Batad to Banaue round trip (rice fields)
An English-speaking Filipino mountain guide during the trekkings (rice fields)
Domestic transfers indicated included in the itinerary (planes, van, car, ferry)
Flights Manila/Bohol, Cebu/El Nido and Puerto Princesa/Manila, (20kg in the hold per person per flight)
Tours/excursions indicated as included on your itinerary
Itinerary changes in the event of bad weather, natural disasters, or cancellation of flight/boat/excursion by airline/boat/tour operator/hotel.
Change at the customer’s request after reservation.
Tips and all personal expenses
meals not included in your itinerary
International flights. You can consult our list of tour operators offering dry flights.
Rental of masks, fins, and snorkels during your excursions
AIRPORT TAXES (from 2-4 € per person to be paid after checking your luggage, directly at the airport)
Main meals (count from 2 to 10 € per meal/person), except mentioned