THE PHILIPPINES


From the wonderful chaos of Manila to the seemingly endless islands scattered along the coast, this is the destination that will surprise you on so many levels.

All the destinations we feature offer amazing holidays options and many of them are easy to combine. We have put together some touring ideas to help you with holiday planning. Don’t forget that if you can’t see what you’re looking for one of our team will be happy to put together the itinerary which suits you.

Philippine Highlights  11 nights

Day 01 – On arrival in Manila you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to the Hotel Jen where you’ll send 2 nights.

Day 02 – After breakfast head out to discover contrasting parts of old and new Manila.  You’ll visit Rizal Park, the walled city of Intramuros and tour Fort Santiago before heading to San Agustin Church. Take a drive through the reclaimed area where the cultural centre of the Philippines stands before travelling on to Makati  the  financial and commercial district of today. Afterwards return to your hotel for overnight.

Day 03 – Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the airport for your short flights to Puerto Princesa.  On arrival you’ll be met and transfer to Asturias hotel or similar city hotel. In the afternoon head out on a city tour to explore the raw and rugged beauty of Palawan.  The tour includes a visit to the crocodile farm (except Sunday) where you’ll find out a little about the different species and habitat before visiting city market for a spot of bargain hunting. Later visit the cathedral and butterfly farm before returning to your hotel for overnight.

Day 04 – After breakfast head off for a day’s adventure with an underground river tour, first trek through the monkey trail and take in the beauty of the rainforest.   As you come to the end of the trail, watch out for the playful monkeys who are well known for being rather cheeky!  Afterwards board a paddle boat at the mouth of the river to view the incredible glittering stalactites and stones rising from the water.  The subterranean River National Park which lies in the Saint Paul Mountain Range, 81 kilometres from the centre of the city and is considered to be among the longest in the world at 8.2 kilometres in length.  After lunch head back to your hotel for overnight.

Day 05 – For this morning’s adventure you head out after breakfast to Honda Bay where you board a motorised banca at the wharf. Enjoy take in a sunshine and enjoy being out on the ocean as you visit a few islands to snorkel, swim or simply relax. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the islands. Return to your hotel later in the afternoon for overnight.

Day 06 – This morning after breakfast transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Cebu.  On arrival you’ll be met and transfer to your hotel where you spend the next 3 nights. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 07 – After breakfast transfer to the ferry terminal for a trip to Tagbilaran, Bohol. Today you’ll visit historical landmarks such as the Baclayon Church and walk through a mahogany plantation and take in the view of the fabulous Chocolate Hills. Afterwards cruise the Loay/Loboc river with buffet lunch on-board, there will be some stops at places of interest en route before returning to your hotel in Cebu.

Day 08 – Enjoy a lazy breakfast before transferring to Cebu Airport for your flight to Boracay, on arrival you’ll be met and transfer to your hotel for the next 4 nights. Enjoy some laid back beach time, swim, snorkel or simply relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Day 09 – 11  Spend time enjoying the facilities of the resort and the surrounding area.

Day 12 – It’s time to head home as you transfer to the airport for flight back to Manila and onward to your next destination.

 

Ultimate Escape – 7 nights

Day 01 – On arrival in Manila you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to the Hotel Jen where you’ll spend 2 nights.

Day 02 – After breakfast head out to discover contrasting parts of old and new Manila.  You’ll visit Rizal Park, the walled city of Intramuros and tour Fort Santiago before heading to San Agustin Church. Take a drive through the reclaimed area where the cultural centre of the Philippines stands before travelling on to Makati the financial and commercial district of today. Afterwards return to your hotel for overnight.

Day 03 – Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the airport for your short flight to Puerto Princesa.  On arrival you’ll be met and transfer to Asturias hotel or similar city hotel. In the afternoon head out on a city tour to explore the raw and rugged beauty of Palawan.  The tour includes a visit to the crocodile farm (except Sunday) where you’ll find out a little about the different species and habitat before visiting city market for a spot of bargain hunting. Later visit the cathedral and butterfly farm before returning to your hotel for overnight.

Day 04 – After breakfast head off for a day’s adventure with an underground river tour, first trek through the monkey trail and take in the beauty of the rainforest.   As you come to the end of the trail, watch out for the playful monkeys who are well known for being rather cheeky!  Afterwards board a paddle boat at the mouth of the river to view the incredible glittering stalactites and stones rising from the water.  The subterranean River National Park which lies in the Saint Paul Mountain Range, 81 kilometres from the centre of the city and is considered to be among the longest in the world at 8.2 kilometres in length.  After lunch head back to your hotel for overnight.

 Day 05 – After breakfast head off on a road trip of around 5 hours to El Nido airstrip, taking in the scenery along the way. After the short flight you’ll be met and transferred to the Miniloc Resort where you’ll spend 3 nights. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please, swim, snorkel or enjoy the beach. This charming hotel is set right at the water’s edge and is perfect for a few days relaxation.

Day 06-07  After breakfast you have a choice of daily activities from an island tour, big and small lagoon tour and cave exploration, snorkelling, swimming and use of non-motorized equipment such as hobbie cats, windsurfing or kayaks.

Day 08 – Enjoy breakfast in the resort before heading to the airport for your flight to Manila and onward to your next destination. You might like to extend your stay in the Philippines or head off elsewhere for your next adventure.