If you’re willing to explore beyond the Philippines' splendid beaches, you’ll discover a lush interior offering a diverse range of things to see and do. Wander the cobbled streets of the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila, head north to Banaue to see the remarkable concentric rice terraces that cling to the mountainsides, or visit Palawan and Boracay for the clear waters and white-sand beaches that have given the islands their reputation. Meanwhile, on Bohol, you can spot the tarsier monkey and visit the 1,268 conical limestone mounds that have become known as the Chocolate Hills.
Ideas for experiencing the Philippines
The experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the Philippines, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed.