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Philippine Discovery Overview
An adventure holiday in the Philippines, from mountains to sea
The Philippines is an incredibly diverse mix of cultures, traditions and sights, each intended to entice and intrigue. With more than 7,000 islands packed to the brim with natural wonders, and unlike anywhere else in the world, this country is just waiting to be explored. Be embraced by the friendly locals, gaze in awe at untouched landscapes and get ready for an exhilarating taste of the real Philippines. From trekking Mt Pinatubo to exploring the stunning Banaue rice terraces to the coastal getaway of Puerto Galera - this country will really grab a hold of your senses. So pack your bags and take a dive into the unknown - we promise you won't want to leave!
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Dive into this Philippines adventure in the country's capital city, Manila. With contradictions and surprises around every corner, Manila is packed full of things to do, see, taste and experience.
Travel by bus to the quaint town of Banaue. Famous for its stunning rice terraces that appear to stretch like stepping-stones to the heavens, it'll be easy to understand why Banaue is sometimes referred to as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. Take a walk to a nearby vantage point for sensational views or rest up in preparation for the trekking ahead.
Set off through rice fields and forests on a trek. Stay overnight in local Ifugao villages and meet people farming rice in the same way their ancestors did 2,000 years ago.
Travel across alpine mountains, stopping off in Bontoc to peruse its museum and arriving in the tranquil surrounds of Sagada. Visit the hanging coffins in Echo Valley, which dangle high up on limestone cliffs - the coffins are both mystifying and eerie.
Located high in the Cordillera Central mountain range, the bustling metropolis of Baguio will be a welcomed retreat from the heat of the lowlands below.
Trek to the crater on Mt Pinatubo and camp for the night near the crater's lake.
Stock up on supplies back in Manila.
Catch a ferry to the island of Mindoro and spend days relaxing in this tropical paradise. From our base in Puerto Galera, explore the nearby pristine beaches where swimming, snorkelling and serenity await.
Well rested and relaxed, head back to the hustle and bustle of Manila where the Philippine Discovery comes to an end.
Philippine Discovery Reviews
Our Philippine Discovery trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.
Philippine Discovery, January 2014
The tour has been a great experience to get to know the country and the people from a local guide. It was very diverse in activities including trekking and relaxing at the beach. However I am of the opinion that the tour should be longer in order to not rush from one place to the other. ON top of that I would prefer a quieter place as a finishing beach resort since Boracay is very crowded.
Review submitted 05 Feb 2014
Philippine Discovery, January 2014
Good trip, tour leader Bryan Ocampo was great, expected better accommodation for the relatively high price of the trip.
Review submitted 30 Jan 2014
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