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 in Boracay.

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      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.
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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

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

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2