Having now travelled to the Philippines twice, I want to take you with me! The Philippines is often not considered when deciding upon your holiday destination. Yet, the Philippines is a stunning destination, beautiful beaches, mountain sides and lovely people. I have narrowed the itinerary down to the following destinations: Manila, Puerto Princesa, Sabang, Cebu, Bohol & Boracay. Each destination offers something different from the last. Prepare to fall in love with the Philippines.
Paradise in Philippines
MANILA, PUERTO PRINCESA, SABANG, CEBU, BOHOL & BORACAY
Travel Dates 9 – 20 November 2019
The Philippines is an archipelago bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east the Bashi Channel to the north, and the Suli and the Celebes Seas to the south. You can find us east of Vietnam, north of Indonesia. The country is divided into the geographical areas of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Its capital, the city of Manila, is in Luzon. You can also enter through the cities of Cebu in the Visayas, and Davao In Mindanao. Welcome to our isles. We are made up of 7,107 islands. Some have grown into cities. Some are the epitome of tropical dreams. Some are just long enough to lay down on and get a tan Big, small, sandy, sunny, relaxing and exotic the Philippines has it all. Our little clutch of islands make for one long stretch of beach – more than 15,500 kilometres. Here, no one is more than two hours away from a beach-side lounge chair – which explains why everybody knows how to smile and have fun!
ITINERARY IN DETAIL
Day 01: Manila Arrival
Arrive in Manila, meet and greet. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight at St. Giles Hotel (3*) OR Hotel Jen (4*) OR The Manila Hotel (5*).
Day 02: Manila (B/-/-)
After breakfast, meet in the hotel lobby for your Manila half day tour. Your tour starts right in the heart of Philippines’s financial district, the city of Makati. Have a glimpse of Makati’s hustle and bustle as you drive through on your way to the capital city, Manila. Onwards Rizal Park on scenic Roxas Boulevard, arrive in Intramuros, “The Walled City”, to see ancient walls, church ruins and relics from Spain’s Conquistadores. Sites to visit: American War Cemetery, Rizal Park, Fort Santiago, San Agustin and Manila Cathedral, running tour at Cultural Centre Complex along Roxas Boulevard if time allowed. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 03: Manila – Puerto Princesa (B/-/-)
Today the day is free at your leisure until departure transfer to NAIA Domestic for flight to Palawan. Arrive at Puerto Princesa Airport, meet and greet with your guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight at Microtel Palawan (3*) OR Hotel Centro (4*) OR Sheridan (5*)
Day 04: Underground River Tour (B/L/-)
After breakfast join the day excursion from Sabang to River National Park. The Park is Puerto Princesa City’s premiere ecotourism destination. It was inscribed in the prestigious UNESCO world heritage lists for its outstanding universal value and ecological significance and as a natural site of intense beauty. The excursion begins by boat (1h30) until arrival at the park. Walk in the park to observe the animals (Monitor Lizard/monkeys).
Day 05: Puerto Princesa – Cebu (B/-/-)
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Puerto Princesa Airport for your flight to Cebu. Upon arrival, meet and greet, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Overnight at Be Resorts Mactan (3*) OR Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort (4*) OR Mactan Shangri-La Hotel (5*)
Day 06: Cebu City Tour (B/-/-)
Today visit Fort San Pedro, Magellan’s Cross, Colon Street, which is the oldest street in Cebu and the famous Carbon Market where goods are sold at the lowest price. Appreciate Cebu’s rich culture, creatively assimilating foreign influences with local folk, as seen in old churches like the Basilica Minore and the majestic Taoist Temple. Enjoy the scenic beauty as we drive through hilly residential areas and colourful gardens of Beverley Hills. Short shopping stops for Cebu’s handicrafts may be done at the end of the day, before returning to your hotel.
Day 07: Cebu – Bohol – Cebu (B/L/-)
After breakfast, transfer to Cebu Pier and take the ferry to Bohol. On arrival, meet and greet, then proceed to Bohol countryside tour with lunch. A full day tour to the scenic countryside of Bohol which showcases the history, culture and nature of the province. Visit includes Blood Compact Shrine, Baclayon Church & Museum, Chocolate Hills, Bilar Man-made forest, Loboc River lunch cruise, Tarsier Sanctuary. Return ferry back to Cebu and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 08: Cebu Free Day (B/-/-)
After breakfast, the day is at your leisure.
Day 09: Cebu – Boracay (B/-/-)
Free at leisure until departure transfer to Cebu Mactan International Airport for your flight to Boracay via Caticlan Airport. On arrival, transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight at Best Western Boracay Tropics (3*,Non Beachfront) OR Coast Boracay (4*) OR The Lind Boracay (5*)
Day 10: Boracay Island Hopping (B/L/-)
Boracay is home to more than a dozen undeveloped beaches, turquoise waters and colourful coral reefs. Enjoy this day at your leisure, soaking in the wonders of this paradise.
Day 11: Depart Boracay (B/-/-)
Free at leisure until departure transfer. Depart Caticlan for your flight back to Australia.
Hotel list or similar:
*We do not guarantee the hotel list below. theses are subject to change (price & availability) without notice at anytime
|LOCATION||HOTEL NAME||ROOM TYPE|
|MANILA||Hotel Jen||Standard Room|
|PALAWAN||Hotel Centro||Standard Room|
|CEBU||Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort||Standard Room|
|BORACAY||Coast Boracay||Standard Room|
$3,300 PER PERSON
(price based on twin share, sharing with a friend or another lady ) Single Supplement $1600.00
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INCLUSIONS: (*schedule & price is subject to change at any time without notice)
- Deluxe Accommodation
- Breakfast daily
- Arrival and departure airport transfers
- English speaking local guide
- International and domestic airfares
- Admission fee to the advised sites and attractions
- Tipping and gratuities (at your own discretion)
- Visas (if applicable)
- Compulsory Travel insurance is required – Sister Act Travel can offer 20% discount on all policies.
- Train tickets,
- meals not mentioned,
- personal expenditures (drinks etc.)
- Upgrades, surcharges
- Any other service not mentioned in the above
*Please note all prices are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice. The price is only guaranteed when paid in full. Please note that prices quoted are subject to change. Price changes may occur by reason of matters outside our control which increase the cost of the product or service. Such factors include adverse fuel surcharges, currency fluctuations, taxes and airfare increase.