THE ENCHANTING ISLAND COUNTRY ( PRIVATE TOUR )

  
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PRICE : £3,795 per person

A fascinating 16 day Philippines island hopping tour from North to South.

MANILA - BANAUE RICE TERRACES - CHOCOLATE HILLS IN BOHOL - CEBU - BORACAY PARADISE BEACH - PALAWAN NATURAL TREASURES, AND MUCH MORE ....

BEST TIME TO GO : Feb - May

Price includes : Private car and English speaking local guides, hotels with daily breakfast, boat & jeepney rides, admission fees, internal flights, main meals where indicated.

Price excludes : International flights , other meals, optional trips, tipping and any service not specified. Price based on a minimum of 2 persons travelling together. Single Supplement £1,295.

Day 01 : DEPARTURE

Day 02 : Manila (-/-/-)
You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel in the city. Overnight at 5* Manila Hotel.

Day 03 : MANILA (B/L/-)
Enjoy a tour of the walled city of Intramuros today. Built by the Spaniards in the 16th century, it is the oldest district of the city and its Spanish name, (Intramuros) literally means 'within the walls' and is surrounded by thick, high walls and moats. Visit Rizal Park and tour Fort Santiago, then proceed to San Augustin Church and Makati financial district followed by American Memorial Park and Ayala Museum. Leisure time at the Philippines Cultural Centre and the Mall of Asia. Lunch at local restaurant during visits. Overnight in Manila.

Day 04 : MANILA- BANAUE (B/L/D) visit asia - tours to asia
Day excursion to Northern Luzon up from Manila to Banaue's famous rice terraces - admire the stunning views of the UNESCO World Heritage rice terraces - they are the most dramatic in the world and have been here over 2,000 years. The gateway to Banaue is through the land-locked evergreen provinces of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya where terraced ricefields surround small villages. Lunch break at San Jose city and stop at Dalton Pass then on to Bagabag where mountains & rivers start to ascend to the Ifugao land. Dinner & overnight at Banaue Hotel.

Day 05 : BANAUE – MANILA (B/L/-)
Onboard a local jeepney, ride in Banga-an a traditional village nestled in a panoramic valley of terraces. The 20 minute walk in a descending trail permits a closer look of the Ifugao world. Mingle with the friendly natives and see how their daily life goes on. Climb up to the vantage viewpoint for a panoramic view of the Rice Terraces known as the 8th Wonder of the World. Leave Banaue and car return to Manila.

Day 06 : MANILA/BOHOL - PANGLAO (B/L/-) visit asia - tours to asia
Flight departure for Bohol island in the Visayas group. On arrival visit the historical sites : Baclayon Church and blood compact, walk through the man-made forest of mahogany trees before proceed to a deck to view the fabulous Chocolate Hills. Then board a motorised boat for a cruise on Loboc river with a chance to see tarsiers in captivity. Drive to Panglao island. Overnight at South Palm resort.

Day 07 : PANGLAO (B/-/-)
Day at leisure in Panglao island to enjoy the beaches.

Day 08 : PANGLAO – BOHOL ~ CEBU (B/-/-)
visit asia - tours to asiaDrive back to Bohol and board a ferry from Bohol to Cebu City. Trace history with Cebu city tour : Fort San Pedro, the relic cross of Magellan and the Basilica of Sto Nino. Drive through the oldest street onto Beverley Hills, visit a butterfly sanctuary. Overnight in Cebu at Movenpick Resort & Spa Mactan island.

Day 09 : CEBU/BORACAY (B/-/-)
Fly to Caticlan, boat from Caticlan Jetty Port to Boracay island. Overnight at The Lind Boracay Resort.

Day 10 : BORACAY (B/-/-) visit asia - tours to asia
Optional activities such as Parao sailing, Snorkelling. Beach relaxation staying at The Lind Boracay resort

Day 11 : BORACAY ~ CATICLAN/EL NIDO (B/-/D)
Ferry to Caticlan then flight to El Nido, Palawan, via Manila. Rest of the day is at leisure. Diner &overnight at El Nido Miniloc Resort.

Day 12 + 13 : EL NIDO (B/L/D)
Days free for optional activities : Sunrise kayaking, Snorkelling/diving, Swimming with Jack fish, Fish feeding, Island hopping and cave exploring. Lunch at the Beach Club & dinner at the resort.

visit asia - tours to asiaDay 14 : EL NIDO/MANILA (B/-/D)
Transfer to airport for flight to Manila for overnight at Bayleaf Hotel. Farewell dinner at the rooftop restaurant.

Day 15 : DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Transfer to airport for flight home

Day 16 : Arrive home