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Philippine Discovery Overview
- 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!
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An intriguing, bustling and overwhelmingly chaotic city, Manila is packed full of things to see, do, taste and experience.
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.
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.
Fresh mountain air and stunning views await in the village of Sagada, where the locals retain their traditional way of life in tranquil surroundings.
High in the Cordillera Mountains, the bustling urban centre of Baguio offers town comforts and a welcome respite from the heat of the lowlands.
An active volcano which experienced a massive eruption in 1991, Mt Pinatubo's photogenic crater lake is a popular trekking destination.
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.
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