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Classic Philippines tour

15 days from £3,725pp

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Tour highlights

  • 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.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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

  • On arrival in Manila you will check in at your hotel and then have a short tour of the Malate and Ermita districts of the city.

  • This morning you will be collected from your hotel for a full day tour of Manila including Intramuros and San Agustin Church. You will make a stop for lunch at a typical Filipino restaurant.

  • 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.

  • You will spend the day around the Banaue area marvelling at the rice pyramids that the town is famous for as well as heading further afield to a local village to actually wander among a valley of rice terraces.

  • 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 Mount Data where you will overnight. The scenery on this drive is stunning.

  • In the morning you will be driven back toward Baguio City. This drive gradually takes you from the rice and vegetable terraces in the mountains and back toward the plains.

  • 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.

  • You have a half day city tour of Cebu today.

  • A further day at leisure to enjoy the hotel, relax on the beach or maybe head out to explore Cebu City and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Amorita Resort. This boutique property boasts an excellent spa and a great restaurant with direct access to a small beach.

  • Today you have a private tour of Bohol's main sights and attractions including the spectacular Chocolate Hills and Tarsier Monkey Sanctuary.

  • Day at leisure.

  • Today you will be taken to the airport for your flight back to Manila. You will arrive with enough time to be collected and taken across town to the international airport terminal for your onward flight home.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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Bohol & Panglao Island