Philippine Discovery Overview

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

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,310
      CAD $2,345
      AUD $2,430
      EUR €1,795
      GBP £1,455
      NZD $2,885
      ZAR R22,120
      CHF FR2,195
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Philippine Discovery.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

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 Boracay - 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 Boracay
  • Discover the warm and welcoming Filipino culture

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Manila, Philippines
  • Finish:

    Boracay, Philippines
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Guesthouse (2 nts), Hotel (8 nts)
  • Transport:

    4x4, Bus, Plane, Private minibus
  • Included activities:

    3-day trek with local guide, Bontoc Museum, Guided walk to Hanging Coffins and Bokong Falls, Island Hopping - Boracay, Mt Pinatubo climb

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    462kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Please note in 2015 the duration of this trip will be 11 days and will finish in Manila. In 2015 we will no longer visit Boracay. The updated itinerary for 2015 will be available online by the 1st of October.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,310
    CAD $2,345
    AUD $2,430
    EUR €1,795
    GBP £1,455
    NZD $2,885
    ZAR R22,120
    CHF FR2,195
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $192
    CAD $195
    AUD $202
    EUR €149
    GBP £121
    NZD $240
    ZAR R1,843
    CHF FR182
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Philippine Discovery Summary

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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.

Days 10-12 Boracay

With stretches of powdery white sand and crystal clear water, Boracay is the perfect place to finish up this Philippines adventure. Choose to chill out on the beach, explore the notoriously creepy Bat Caves or discover the Philippine's best dive spot with an expert. Afterwards, get the group together for a final meal of lechon (spit-roasted pig), arroz caldo (chicken rice porridge) and an icy cold San Miguel.
    • 12
    • TTSL
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,310
      CAD $2,345
      AUD $2,430
      EUR €1,795
      GBP £1,455
      NZD $2,885
      ZAR R22,120
      CHF FR2,195
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Explorer
    • Original
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