Philippine Discovery Itinerary

Embark on an adventure holiday in the Philippines, from the mountains to the sea. Visit Manila, Banaue, and Mt Pinatubo and relax on the Boracay islands.

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Rice terraces

Beautiful beach

Fish market, Baguio

Day 1 Manila

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.
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Day 2 Banaue

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.
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Days 3-5 Trekking

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.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2, Hotel - 1

Days 6-7 Sagada

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.
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Day 8 Baguio

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.
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Day 9 Mt Pinatubo

Trek to the crater on Mt Pinatubo and camp for the night near the crater's lake.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1

Day 10 Manila

Stock up on supplies back in Manila.
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Days 11-13 Puerto Galera

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.
ACCOM: Resort - 3

Days 14-15 Manila

Well rested and relaxed, head back to the hustle and bustle of Manila where the Philippine Discovery comes to an end.
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