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Philippines Discovery

  • Duration
    15 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Go Beyond
  • Price From
    $6,390pp

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
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 3Learn More
    X A good level of fitness is required as you need to be comfortable walking for 2-3 hours and covering longer distances. Other activities such as cycling will be at a gentle pace and will involve straightforward terrain. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Longer walking and gentle paced physical activities.
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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.

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Authentic Experiences

Our Philippines Discovery Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2
    Fly to Manila
    DAYS 1-2: Fly to Manila

    Fly overnight to the bustling capital city of Manila.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Northern Bound
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    DAYS 14-15: Fly Cebu to Australia

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

    • Breakfast

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.

  • Nights 2
    City Garden Grand
    City Garden Grand
    Superbly located in chic Makati with lovely rooms and a great rooftop bar, City Garden Grand is a perfect option in Manila.
  • Nights 2
    Green Canyon Resort
    Green Canyon Resort
    Green Canyon is located in beautiful grounds with nature trails on the site of an organic farm. There is a huge pool and a separate wave pool separated by a hanging bridge, as well as an outdoor restaurant.
  • Nights 3
    Banaue Hotel
    Banaue Hotel
    This is a large hotel located in the rice terrace region with well sized rooms and many facilities including a swimming pool, buffet restaurant and bar.
  • Night 1
    Burnham Suites
    Burnham Suites
    Burnham Suites is a classic city hotel with large rooms and offers a good breakfast.
  • Night 1
    Hotel Luna
    Hotel Luna
    This is a charming place to stay with lots of colonial character and features a courtyard with small swimming pool. Rooms are cosy and the hotel has a lovely bar and gourmet restaurant on site.
  • Nights 2
    Bohol Beach Club
    Bohol Beach Club
    Bohol Beach Club is situated on the best stretch of white beach on Panglao Island. The resort is well laid out with excellent facilities, featuring bright, airy rooms and a superb restaurant serving local and international cuisine.
  • Night 1
    Marco Polo
    Marco Polo
    Marco Polo is an international style hotel with great facilities including several dining options and an outdoor pool. Nestled in the prestigious Nivel Hills, the hotel provides a spectacular view of the city and Mactan Island.
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Manila
  • 26°c
  • 14mm
  • Baguio
  • 18°c
  • 12mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Manila
  • 26°c
  • 7mm
  • Baguio
  • 18°c
  • 36mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Manila
  • 28°c
  • 21mm
  • Baguio
  • 20°c
  • 56mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Manila
  • 29°c
  • 19mm
  • Baguio
  • 20°c
  • 103mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Manila
  • 30°c
  • 139mm
  • Baguio
  • 20°c
  • 331mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Manila
  • 29°c
  • 284mm
  • Baguio
  • 20°c
  • 481mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Manila
  • 28°c
  • 364mm
  • Baguio
  • 20°c
  • 671mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Manila
  • 27°c
  • 476mm
  • Baguio
  • 19°c
  • 848mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Manila
  • 28°c
  • 334mm
  • Baguio
  • 19°c
  • 582mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Manila
  • 28°c
  • 200mm
  • Baguio
  • 19°c
  • 262mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Manila
  • 27°c
  • 111mm
  • Baguio
  • 19°c
  • 152mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Manila
  • 26°c
  • 56mm
  • Baguio
  • 18°c
  • 29mm
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Philippines Discovery map

Places Visited: Manila (1N+1N) - Pampanga (2N) - Banaue (3N) - Baguio (1N) - Vigan (1N) - Laoag - Bohol (2N) - Cebu (1N)

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