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    Places visited:

  • Manila
  • Banaue
  • Southern Luzon
  • Bohol & Panglao Island
  • Cebu
  • El Nido
  • Explore the bustling and often chaotic capital city, Manila.

  • Journey to Banaue, home to magnificent rice terraces, excellent trekking and five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Visit the well preserved heritage town of Taal and one of the world's smallest active volcanoes nearby.

  • Spot the endangered Tarsier on the Visayan island of Bohol.

  • Enjoy world class snorkelling and diving in the clear waters around El Nido.

Audley Travel specialist Alex
Audley Travel specialist Mat
Audley Travel specialist David

What our specialists say...

This itinerary takes in the highlights of the Philippines including the regions of Luzon, Visayas and Palawan. Beginning in the capital city Manila you will uncover the historic centre of Intramuros before heading north to the spectacular Ifugao province. Spot the Tarsier (one of the world's smallest primates) on Bohol before finishing up in El Nido's Bacuit Archipelago.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Manila
  • Cauayan
  • Banaue
  • Cauayan
  • Manila
  • Tagaytay
  • Manila
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • El Nido
  • Manila

Itinerary idea in detail

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

Manila

Upon arrival in Manila you will be greeted by an Audley representative and taken to your hotel. Depending on what time your flight arrives you may wish to do some exploring or simply just have some time to relax after your long journey.

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Day 3 Banaue

Manila , Cauayan , Banaue

This morning you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport in time for your flight to Cauayan in the eastern province of Isabella. Upon arrival in Cauayan you will be met by your guide and transferred north to the Ifugao town of Banaue. The area is home to no less than five World Heritage Sites, all of which are spectacular rice terraces dating back over 2,000 years. This evening is free to relax or explore at your own leisure.

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Day 4 Banaue

Banaue

Today you will explore the stunning rice terrace amphitheatre at Batad before trekking down into the beautiful village of Bangaan.

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Day 5 Banaue

Banaue

Stray off the beaten track today and visit the hidden terraces of Mayoyao. Not many travellers venture this far and you will be greatly rewarded with towering peaks, small farming communities and nice trekking opportunities.

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Day 6 Manila

Banaue , Cauayan , Manila

This morning you will be collected from your hotel and taken back to Cauayan in time for your flight to Manila. Upon arrival in Manila you will be met by your guide and taken to your hotel. On route you will make a stop in the Binondo district, home to some of the city's most interesting and exciting cuisine. Here you will embark on a short food tour of the area before checking in to your hotel. The rest of the evening is free to relax or explore at your own leisure.

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Day 7 Manila

Manila

After breakfast you will enjoy a guided tour around Intramuros, a historic walled city in the heart of Manila. The area is quite well preserved with cobbled streets, colonial buildings and an old fort. The afternoon is free to relax or explore at your own leisure.

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Day 8 Tagaytay

Manila , Tagaytay

This morning you will journey south from Manila to Tagaytay and the nearby heritage town of Taal. Tagaytay is quite well developed and beautifully situated with wonderful views over Lake Taal and the Volcano. Taal Heritage town is located around 45 minutes away close to the lake's edge and has a vast collection of well preserved colonial buildings. Before lunch you will enjoy a guided tour of the area before having the afternoon at leisure.

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Day 9 Bohol

Tagaytay , Manila , Bohol

After breakfast you will journey back to Manila in plenty of time for your flight to Bohol. Upon arrival in Bohol you will be met by your local guide and taken to your beachside hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore at your own leisure. This evening you may want to dine out at Tarsier Paprika, one of the island's best restaurants.

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Day 10 Bohol

Bohol

Today you will enjoy a full day tour of the island taking in some of the major highlights including the Chocolate Hills, bee farm and tarsier sanctuary. The sanctuary was set up by the 'the tarsier man' and is a wonderful project which allows visitors to see the small primates in a protected environment. If you are feeling active you can accompany the owner on a short trek into the forest where you may be lucky enough to spot the resident animals in the wild.

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Day 11 Bohol

Bohol

You will have the full day free to relax or explore at your own leisure. There are plenty of world class snorkelling and diving opportunities nearby.

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Day 12 Cebu

Bohol , Cebu

This morning you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the nearby ferry terminal for your boat ride across to Cebu. Upon arrival in Cebu you will be met by your local guide and taken to your hotel. The evening is free to relax or explore at your own leisure.

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Day 13 El Nido

Cebu , El Nido

Today you will be transferred to the airport in plenty of time for your flight to El Nido. Upon arrival in El Nido you will be met by a resort representative and taken to your hotel on Miniloc Island. Approaching the island by boat you will get your first glimpse of the ruggedly beautiful limestone karst jutting out of the water, white sand beaches and secluded turquoise coves. You will have the rest of the day free to relax or explore at your own leisure.

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Day 14 El Nido

El Nido

Full day free to relax or explore at your own leisure. El Nido is home to some amazing marine life with numerous snorkelling and diving opportunities nearby. Watch the sunset from the comfort of the beachside bar or restaurant.

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Day 15 El Nido

El Nido

Another full day free to explore the natural wonders around El Nido. You may wish to take a boat trip and do some island hopping. An afternoon swim is also recommended. Enjoy some of the island's fresh seafood for dinner this evening.

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Day 16 International return flight

El Nido , Manila , International return flight

Bid farewell to El Nido and the Philippines today as you transfer back to the airport in time for your flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Audley Travel specialist Alex
Audley Travel specialist David

Contact a specialist

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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