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Grand tour of the Philippines

23 days from £6,535pp

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Tour highlights

  • Join a round trip to visit the magnificent rice terraces of Banaue 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
  • 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.

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

  • Enjoy a tour of the walked city of Intramuros which is full of history and charm.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • Spend the day at leisure.

  • 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.

  • Spend the day at leisure.

  • Spend the day at leisure.

  • Spend the day at leisure.

  • Spend the morning at leisure before being transferred back to Manila for your 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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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Bohol & Panglao Island
El Nido

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