- Baguio City
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.
What our specialists say...
This trip gives you a good variety of cultural experiences throughout the Philippines, combined with time to relax in a couple of different beach resorts. In depth exploration of Manila is followed by a few days visiting the rice terraces and traditional grave sites of Northern Luzon. A flight takes you to Cebu for some beach time, combined with a historical tour, and then a ferry takes you to visit the Chocolate Hills and Tarsier monkeys on Bohol.
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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
Day 4 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 eight to nine 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.
Day 5 Banaue
Day 6 Sagada
Today you will leave the Banaue area and head to the relaxed, hillside 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 off 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.
Day 7 Baguio City
Day 8 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 six 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.
Day 9 Cebu
Day 10 Cebu
Day 11 Bohol
This morning you will be 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.
Day 12 Bohol
Day 13 Bohol
Day 14 International return flight
Day 15 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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