Best of Philippines

From AUD $ 4,236

Duration
14 Days
Departure Day
Daily
Group Size
Private Tour
Tour Type
Destination Trip
Trip Grading
Easy
Breakfast
Daily Breakfast
Other Meals
2 Lunches
Hotel Category
3 Star Hotels
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Discover the history, culture and nature of Bohol as you explore the scenic countryside. Cruise the picturesque waters of Pamilacan Island in search of local dolphins and other marine life. Spend four unforgettable days relaxing by the secluded beaches of Boracay.

Travel Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival in Manila

On arrival in Manila, be transferred to your hotel. Stay the next three nights at Hotel Celeste.

DAY 2

Manila

Catch a glimpse of Makati’s hustle and bustle as you drive through this up-market suburb of Manila. After visiting Rizal Park on scenic Roxas Boulevard, continue onto Intramuros, “The Walled City”, to see ancient walls, church ruins and relics from Spain’s Conquistadores. Later walk the aisles of Greenhills Shopping Centre before returning to your hotel for the evening.

DAY 3

Manila

Depart for Corregidor, which is a small rocky island in the Philippines about 48 kilometres west of Manila which is strategically located at the entrance of Manila Bay. This island fortress stands as a memorial for the courage, valour, and heroism of its Filipino and American defenders who bravely held their ground against the overwhelming number of invading Japanese forces during World War II.

DAY 4

Manila to Bohol

After breakfast, transfer to Manila airport for your onward flight to Bohol. The afternoon is free at leisure. Stay the next four nights at Bohol Beach Club.

DAY 5

Bohol

Enjoy a full day tour of the scenic countryside. A beautiful showcase of history, culture and nature in one destination, this tour brings you to the historic Blood Compact Shrine, a historical landmark commemorating the 1st Treaty of Friendship between the east and the west before visiting the century old Baclayon Church & Museum. Enroute to the Chocolate Hills, drive through the lush man-made Mahogany Forest and the green farmlands in Bilar and Batuan. In Bilar visit a butterfly farm which showcases a variety of butterfly species of the Philippines. View the cone-shaped hills known as the Chocolate Hills from a viewing deck on top of one of these hills. Drive back to Loboc and enjoy a river cruise along Loboc River on board a native Catamaran.

DAY 6

Bohol

Set out on an early morning boat trip to the seawater southeast of Tagbilaran City on board a motorized outrigger boat. The seawater around Pamilacan Island are home to at least six species of whales and dolphins. If you are lucky, these whales may be sighted between February to August.

DAY 7

Bohol

Enjoy a day of leisure, perhaps rise early and explore the picturesque surroundings or sip a cocktail by one of the hotel’s pools.

DAY 8

Bohol to Cebu

After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to Tagbilaran Ferry Terminal and depart for Cebu. Stay the next three nights at Bluewater Maribago Resort.

DAY 9

Cebu

Trace the journey of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan when he landed in Cebu on April 1521, till his defeat by chieftain Lapu Lapu in the Battle of Mactan. Visit major landmarks in Cebu such as Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, Basilica of the Santo Nino and Casa Gorordo. Make a short stop at Museo Sa Sugbo, a showcase of archeological diggings and artifacts of Pre-Hispanic and Spanish eras.

DAY 10

Cebu

This morning, venture to Oslob where whalesharks can be spotted. Observe these creatures of the sea as you enjoy watching and swimming with these gentle giants.

DAY 11

Cebu to Boracay

After breakfast, transfer to Cebu airport for your onward flight to Caticlan airport. Upon arrival proceed to Caticlan Jetty for a boat transfer to Boracay Island where you will stay the next three nights at Coast Boracay.

DAY 12

Boracay

Indulge in a long walk on a secluded beach, or take a dip in the swimming pool.

DAY 13

Boracay

Today is a day of leisure. Spend the day unwinding and relax by the secluded beach.

DAY 14

Boracay Departure

After breakfast be transferred to Caticlan airport for your onward journey.

Hotel Description

Hotel Celeste

3/5

Bohol Beach Club

3/5

Blue Water Maribago Resort

3/5

Coast Boracay

3/5

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Best of Philippines
Best of Philippines

From AUD $ 4,236

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