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Philippines Discovery

15 days Fully Inclusive Go Beyond Group Tour

Philippines Discovery

On this 15-day adventure you will uncover stunning scenery – from the vivid green rice terraces of Luzon to the magnificent Chocolate Hills of Bohol and powder white beaches. Combined with intriguing history and remarkable culture, this tour will take you right into the heart of this magnificent destination and its people. Mabuhay!

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 12 , Lunches: 11 , Dinners: 12
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    12 nights in 3+ star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 4
    A good level of fitness is required as you can expect to be walking, or taking part in a physical activity like cycling, for longer periods of time on several days throughout the tour, and may be required to tackle some more challenging terrain.
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    Extended walking. Physical activities on challenging terrain.
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15 DAYS
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Manila (1N+1N) - Pampanga (2N) - Banaue (3N) - Baguio (1N) - Vigan (1N) - Laoag - Bohol (2N) - Cebu (1N)
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Tour Highlights

Our Philippines Discovery tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Manila (1N+1N) - Pampanga (2N) - Banaue (3N) - Baguio (1N) - Vigan (1N) - Laoag - Bohol (2N) - Cebu (1N)
  • Days 1-2
    Fly to Manila
    Dinner
    DAYS 1-2: Fly to Manila

    Fly overnight to the bustling capital city of Manila.

    Dinner
  • Day 3
    Northern Bound
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 3: Northern Bound

    Enjoy a relaxed morning tour of Intramuros, Manila's old colonial centre. This afternoon, depart the city and drive north to the hills of Pampanga province, where you'll stay at an ecological resort.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Volcanos, Lakes & Villages
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 4: Volcanos, Lakes & Villages

    Today, take a 4x4 partway up Mount Pinatubo and hike to the summit; at the top, you'll be rewarded with majestic views across the volcano's breathtakingly blue crater lake. En route back to the hotel, visit a local indigenous village. Those seeking a more relaxed day can enjoy independent exploration of the green nature trails around the resort.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Into the Highlands
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 5: Into the Highlands

    Today enjoy a road trip into the Cordillera, Luzon's northern highlands. Admire the passing scenery as you journey up to Banaue, gateway to the Philippines' famous rice terraces. Break your journey at the town of Bacolor, where you'll stop to visit San Guillermo Church. Your hotel in Banaue is your base for the next three nights.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Hapao Rice Terraces
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 6: Hapao Rice Terraces

    Board a jeepney and head into the remote highlands to enjoy a largely flat hike through the photogenic Hapao rice terraces. At the top of the terraces, arrive at a hot spring where you can bathe in the stream and in the warm rock-pool before enjoying lunch with fantastic views over the valley.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Sagada's Hanging Coffins
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 7: Sagada's Hanging Coffins

    Today's day trip to Sagada includes a two-hour drive through beautiful mountain passes. Learn about local traditions at the famous burial caves and look out for the hanging coffins suspended on the rock faces. Return to the hotel in Banaue.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    The City of Pines
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 8: The City of Pines

    Travel to the pleasantly cool city of Baguio, known as the City of Pines and home to a presidential mansion, market area, weaving workshops and municipal park. Visit Camp John Hay, established in 1900 as a military hill station of the US army, later occupied by WWII Japanese forces and finally returned to Philippine ownership in 1991.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Colonial Vigan
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 9: Colonial Vigan

    This morning, head north along the coast and arrive at the colonial settlement of Vigan, distinctly Spanish in character and now a UNESCO World Heritage town. Wander the scenic cobblestone streets, visiting colonial houses, museums and a pottery maker.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Laoag
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 10: Laoag

    A 90-minute drive brings you to Laoag on the island's north-western tip. Stop to visit its coastal sand dunes. Later this evening, fly back to Manila.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Beaches and Cream
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 11: Beaches and Cream

    Take a short morning flight over to beautiful Bohol and explore Panglao island, including the stalactite-studded Hinagdanan Cave and the lovely ocean-facing Bohol Bee Farm, where you can enjoy organic ice cream. Your beachfront hotel is perfectly placed for some well-earned time on the sand.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    Bohol Countryside Tour
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 12: Bohol Countryside Tour

    Venture out on a full day countryside tour, encompassing the iconic Chocolate Hills, a rolling geological landscape of hundreds of dome-shaped hills named for their resemblance to chocolate drops when they turn brown in the autumn. Enjoy a lunchtime river cruise before continuing to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella to learn about conservation efforts to protect the world's second smallest primate.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13
    The Roof of Cebu
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 13: The Roof of Cebu

    Take a ferry over to the neighbouring isle of Cebu for a city tour and a photographic opportunity at the Roof of Cebu, the highest point on the island, where you can enjoy a refreshing glass of beer as you take in the incredible views. Check in to your hotel before this evening's farewell dinner.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 14-15
    Fly Cebu to Australia
    Breakfast
    DAYS 14-15: Fly Cebu to Australia

    Transfer to Cebu's international airport for your flight home, arriving the following day.

    Breakfast
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Accommodation

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

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When to go

City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Baguio
  • 13
    23
    18
  • 12
  • Manila
  • 22
    30
    26
  • 14
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Baguio
  • 13
    24
    18
  • 36
  • Manila
  • 22
    30
    26
  • 7
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Baguio
  • 14
    25
    20
  • 56
  • Manila
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 21
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Baguio
  • 16
    25
    20
  • 103
  • Manila
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 19
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Baguio
  • 16
    25
    20
  • 331
  • Manila
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 139
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Baguio
  • 16
    24
    20
  • 481
  • Manila
  • 25
    32
    29
  • 284
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Baguio
  • 16
    23
    20
  • 671
  • Manila
  • 25
    31
    28
  • 364
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Baguio
  • 16
    22
    19
  • 848
  • Manila
  • 24
    30
    27
  • 476
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Baguio
  • 16
    23
    19
  • 582
  • Manila
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 334
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Baguio
  • 15
    24
    19
  • 262
  • Manila
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 200
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Baguio
  • 15
    23
    19
  • 152
  • Manila
  • 24
    30
    27
  • 111
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Baguio
  • 14
    23
    18
  • 29
  • Manila
  • 23
    30
    26
  • 56

Pricing & Availability

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    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 June 2022. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Customary tipping amount of approximately US$60pp (AU$87pp) is paid locally in Philippines.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

    Group Tour includes

    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • All Meals (refer to itinerary)
    • Domestic transportation
    • Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • 3 – 4 star accommodation

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