Philippine Discovery

There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View later Philippine Discovery.

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  • 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31

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!

  • Jump into the adventure of lively Manila city
  • Be left breathless by the Banaue terraces
  • Take a village trek through lush rice paddies
  • Be mystified by the hanging coffins in Echo Valley
  • Go trekking to the summit of Mt Pinatubo
  • Enjoy a coastal getaway in Puerto Galera
  • Discover the warm and welcoming Filipino culture

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Day 1 Manila

An intriguing, bustling and overwhelmingly chaotic city, Manila is packed full of things to see, do, taste and experience.

Day 2 Banaue

Often touted as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World', the quaint town of Banaue is home to stunning rice terraces that appear to stretch like stepping-stones to the heavens.

Days 3-5 Trekking

Trek through forests and rice fields to local Ifugao villages where the local people are still farming the way their ancestors did 2000 years ago.

Days 6-7 Sagada

Fresh mountain air and stunning views await in the village of Sagada, where the locals retain their traditional way of life in tranquil surroundings.

Day 8 Baguio

High in the Cordillera Mountains, the bustling urban centre of Baguio offers town comforts and a welcome respite from the heat of the lowlands.

Day 9 Mt Pinatubo

An active volcano which experienced a massive eruption in 1991, Mt Pinatubo's photogenic crater lake is a popular trekking destination.

Day 10 Manila

A unique mixture of the modern and historic, Manila boasts attractions ranging from the walled city of Intramuros to the sprawling Mall of Asia shopping centre.

Days 11-13 Puerto Galera

Puerto Galera is the perfect base to explore the tropical paradise of Mindoro Island, which boasts beaches, waterfalls, lush forests and stunning reefs

Days 14-15 Manila

The Philippines' energetic capital, Manila has contradictions and surprises around every corner, spend time exploring what the city has to offer.