Explore the historical centre and war relics of Manila.
Be awe-struck by the stunning Ifugao rice terraces around Banaue.
Sample the famed spicy dishes of Bicol as well as the chance to spot whale sharks.
End your trip on the island of Siargao, an untouched wonder of the Philippines.
- Banaue & Northern Luzon
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Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Manila.
Day 2 Manila
Day 3 Manila
After breakfast you will visit the home of a local family and delve into a hands-on Filipino cooking experience. You will learn how to prepare a few of the country's favourite dishes before sitting down with the family to enjoy lunch. Later you will visit the historical heart, Intramuros, which you will explore by bicycle. End the tour with sunset drinks before returning to your hotel.
Day 4 Manila
Today you will visit the nearby island of Corregidor. The island was once a formidable defence bastion against the Japanese onslaught of the Philippines during World War II. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the pier to board the ferry across to the island. You will then take a tour of the island including the mile- long barracks and Pacific War Memorial Museum. Afterwards you will return to the mainland and back to your hotel.
Day 5 Mayoyao
Manila , Cauayan , Mayoyao
Head to the airport this morning for your flight up to north Luzon. Upon arrival into Cauayan you will climb further into the mountains by road and pass hill tribe villages and towns with a breathtaking backdrop. Arriving into Mayaoyao you will need to register at the local office before heading out with your local guide to explore the rice terraces. The village is really off the beaten track and it is very unlikely that you will see other visitors in the area. After exploring and trekking the terraces you will check into your basic but comfortable local lodge for the evening.
Day 6 Banaue & Northern Luzon
Day 7 Banaue & Northern Luzon
After enjoying the views from the hotel at breakfast you will board a local jeepney and head to the hilltribe of Bangann nestled in among the rice terraces and meet some of the native locals, Afterwards head to the stunning Batad Amphitheatre for some trekking along the terraces before returning to Banaue in the evening.
Day 8 Bacacay
An early rise today as you travel back to Cauayan in time for your flight to Manila and on Legazpi. On arrival you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your accommodation, a small colonial heritage property and perfect base from which to explore the area.
Day 9 Bacacay
Legazpi , Bacacay
Enjoy a full day exploring the heart of Bicol, taking in stunning volcanoes, the very best Filipino cuisine and vibrant markets.
Day 10 Bacacay
Donsol , Bacacay
This morning you will head to Donsol and take a private boat out in order to swim and snorkel with whale sharks.
Day 11 Cebu
Legazpi , Cebu
Take an afternoon flight across to Cebu today and transfer to your new hotel for the evening. The small boutique hotel boasts an enviable ocean front location and serves up an array of fantastic international and local favourites.
Day 12 Siargao
Cebu , Siargao
After breakfast you will transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Siargao. On arrival you will check into your luxury boutique resort, Nay Palad Hideaway. The Resort operates on a full board basis and also has a number of excellent activities on offer. Spend the evening watching the surf at the world renowned Cloud 9 break.
Day 13 Siargao
There is a huge range of activities to choose from while here. Start the day with a nice beach walk before venturing further afield on a cycling trip round the island.
Day 14 Siargao
Enjoy a relaxing day on the island with spa treatments and an evening outdoor cinema session.
Day 15 Siargao
Start the day with morning yoga before enjoying some snorkelling in the surrounding waters.
Day 16 International return flight
Siargao , Cebu , International return flight
Bid farewell to Siargao and fly back to Cebu in time to connect with your onward flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.
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