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Grand tour of the Philippines

23 days from €7,710pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Join a round trip to visit the magnificent rice terraces of Banuae and the surrounding countryside.

  • Visit the stunning clear waters and sheltered lagoons of the El Nido region.

  • Snorkel with the amazing whale sharks at Donsol.

  • Relax on the beaches of Siquijor and Dumaguete.

  • Witness the unusual Chocolate Hills on Bohol, and spot the world's smallest primate - the tarsier.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Manila
  • Banaue & Northern Luzon
  • Manila
  • Banaue & Northern Luzon
  • Manila
  • Mount Data
  • Manila
  • Baguio City
  • Manila
  • Legazpi
  • Donsol
  • Legazpi
  • Cebu
  • Bohol & Panglao Island
  • Dumaguete
  • Dauin
  • Dumaguete
  • Cebu
  • El Nido
  • Manila

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

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

Day 2 Manila


Arriving into Manila you will be met and taken to your hotel, with the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3 Manila


Enjoy a tour of the walked city of Intramuros - full of history and charm.

Day 4 Banaue & Northern Luzon

Manila , Banaue & Northern Luzon

Begin your northern Luzon round trip with a long drive up from Manila to Banaue's famous rice terraces.


Day 5 Banaue & Northern Luzon

Manila , Banaue & Northern Luzon

Take a local jeepney to small and remote villages, visit local markets and admire the stunning views of the UNESCO World Heritage rice terraces - they are the most dramatic in the world and have been here over 20,000 years.


Day 6 Mount Data

Manila , Mount Data

On your trip through the beautiful countryside you will stop to see the Ifugao burial caves before finishing in Mount Data.


Day 7 Baguio City

Manila , Baguio City

Spend the day exploring Baguio City including the large public market that sees villages from all over the region come to sell their wares.


Day 8 Manila


Finish your tour today with the drive south back to Manila where you will overnight in the city.

Day 9 Donsol

Manila , Legazpi , Donsol

Fly to Legaspi today where you will be transferred to your beach resort in Donsol. Spend the day at leisure relaxing.


Day 10 Donsol


Today you have an excursion to snorkel with the amazing whale sharks that inhabit the waters around Donsol.


Day 11 Donsol


Spend the day at leisure relaxing or head out with the whale sharks again.


Day 12 Bohol & Panglao Island

Donsol , Legazpi , Cebu , Bohol & Panglao Island

Today you will be transferred back to the airport for your flight to the island of Cebu. From here you will catch your ferry onwards to Bohol. You will be met and transferred to your beautiful beach resort.

Day 13 Bohol & Panglao Island

Bohol & Panglao Island

Your private guide will take you on a tour of Bohol's main sights and attractions today including the spectacular Chocolate Hills and very rare Tarsier Monkey Sanctuary.

Day 14 Bohol & Panglao Island

Bohol & Panglao Island

You have a snorkelling trip today to the beautiful Pamalican Island to see some of the amazing marine wildlife in the area.

Day 15 Dauin

Bohol & Panglao Island , Dumaguete , Dauin

You will catch the ferry to Dumaguete today where you will be transferred to the charming Atmosphere boutique resort. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, snorkelling or diving.

Day 16 Dauin


Why not visit the amazing Apo Island today to snorkel or dive on the spectacular coral reef.

Day 17 Dauin


Spend the day at leisure.

Day 18 El Nido

Dumaguete , Cebu , El Nido

Today you will take the ferry across to Cebu where you will transfer to the airport in time for your flight to El Nido. This flight is operated by El Nido Resorts and upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The evening is free to relax or explore at your own leisure.

Day 22 International return flight

El Nido , Manila , International return flight

Spend the morning at leisure before being transferred back to Manila for your flight home.

Day 23 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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The specialist who designs your trip to the Philippines will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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Banaue & Northern Luzon
Bohol & Panglao Island
El Nido