Ifugao ladies, Banaue

Classic Philippines

15 days from £3,340pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

This itinerary is designed to give you a flavour of what is possible.

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements

  • Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation

Highlights of this Itinerary

  • Spend time in the capital city of Manila, to gain an understanding of the varied history of the archipelago.

  • Visit the stunning rice terraces of Banaue.

  • Trek to an Ifugao village in the highlands.

  • Relax on one of the stunning beaches of the archipelago.

  • Visit the chocolate hills and see the tiny tarsier monkeys on Bohol.

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Your Itinerary

Day By Day

Day 1

International Outbound Flight

Today you will begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Manila.

Day 4

Manila

On arrival in Manila you will check in at your hotel and then have a short tour of the Malate and Ermita districts of the city.

Accommodation: Manila Hotel

Day 5

Manila

This morning you will be collected from your hotel for a full day tour of Manila including Intramuros and St. Agustin Church. You will make a stop for lunch at a typical Filipino restaurant.

Accommodation: Manila Hotel

Day 6

Manila , Banaue

Today you will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast for a long journey by road up into the Mountain Provinces of Luzon. Inclusive of stops, this journey takes roughly 8-9 hours. The change in scenery is fantastic from suburban Manila, through plains of paddy fields and up into mountainous hills and river valleys. It gets chilly at night in the highlands, so please pack a fleece or jumper.

Accommodation: Banaue Hotel

Day 7

Manila , Banaue

You will spend the day around the Banaue area marvelling at the rice pyramids that the town is famous for as well as heading further afield to a local village to actually wander amongst a valley of rice terraces.

Accommodation: Banaue Hotel

Day 8

Manila , Sagada

Today you will leave the Banaue area and head to the relaxed, hill side town of Sagada where you will break for lunch. This journey has many good photo stops and you will see not only rice terraces but also vegetable terraces planted in aesthetic geometric patterns. In Sagada there is the opportunity to see tribal coffins stacked in their hundreds in a local cave and also various coffins hanging to limestone rock faces. En route to Sagada you will stop of in the town of Bontoc and head to a small museum with an interesting collection of tribal artefacts and historical information. In the afternoon you will drive from Sagada to Mt. Data where you will overnight. The scenery on this drive is stunning.

Accommodation: Masferré Country Inn

Day 9

Manila , Baguio City

In the morning you will be driven back towards Baguio City. This drive gradually takes from the rice and vegetable terraces in the mountains and back towards the plains.

Accommodation: El Cielto Inn

Day 10

Manila , Cebu

Your journey today will take you back to Manila along a slightly different route to the one that was taken on your way north. This journey will take roughly 6 hours Upon arrival in Manila, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Cebu. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Accommodation: Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa

Day 11

Cebu

You have a half day city tour of Cebu today.

Accommodation: Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa

Day 12

Cebu

A further day at leisure to enjoy the hotel, relax on the beach or maybe head out to explore Cebu city and the surrounding area.

Accommodation: Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa

Day 13

Cebu , Bohol

This morning you will taken from your hotel to the ferry port for your 1.5 - 2.5 hour ferry journey across to Bohol. This ferry is heavily air conditioned, so please pack a jumper or fleece. Upon arrival in Bohol you will be collected and taken to the peaceful surroundings of the Ananyana. This boutique property boasts an excellent spa and a great restaurant with direct access to a small beach.

Accommodation: Amorita Resort

Day 14

Bohol , International Return Flight

Today you have a private tour of Bohol's main sights and attractions including the spectacular Chocolate Hills and extremely rare Tarsier Monkey Sanctuary.

Accommodation: Amorita Resort

Day 15

Bohol

Day at leisure

Accommodation: Amorita Resort

Day 16

Bohol , Manila

Today you will be taken to the airport for your flight back to Manila. You will arrive with enough time to be collected and taken across town to the international airport terminal for your onwards flight home

Day 15

International Return Flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Route Map

  • Manila
  • Banaue & Northern Luzon
  • Cebu
  • Bohol & Panglao Island

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