Getaway to the vibrant paradise of the Philippines.
Discover spectacular mountains, picturesque rice terraces, stunning beaches and vibrant cities on a 19-day exploration through the heart of the Philippines. See the fusion of the past and present in Manila, admire the world’s oldest rice terraces in Banaue, be intrigued by the curious Hanging Coffins in Echo Valley and relax on the beach in sunny El Nido. Snorkel in the sapphire waters of the South China Sea, discover the limestone caves of Sabang and see fireflies dancing at dusk at the Iwahig River. With plenty of free time to travel your own way, this is an island getaway abounding with natural beauty, stunning landscapes and welcoming local communities – you really are getting a true taste of what the fascinating Philippines can offer.
Embark on a three-day trek through rice fields, forests and villages, staying in local Ifugao communities along the way.
Just 25 years old, the lake-filled crater of Mt Pinatubo is a fresh wonder to explore – trek to the summit and camp right next to pristine emerald waters in the heart of the volcano.
Take an evening adventure to the Iwahig River where you’ll see swarms of fireflies dancing at dusk. The natural beauty of the Philippines continues to shine, whatever time of day.
Enjoy a full day of island hopping and snorkelling off the coast of El Nido. Look to the bottom of these clear waters, and glide among the coral and tropical fish.
Experience a unique meeting with one of Palawan's great indigenous groups – the Batak tribe. Interact with the locals of the village and witness daily life as it is today.
This trip includes a lot of energetic included activities, so a good level of fitness is required for this trip. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.
Due to some of the remote locations that are visited on this trip, some of the accommodation is basic. Some nights are in multishare rooms, with shared bathrooms with Asian style toilets. Hot water showers are available on most nights.
The rice terraces in this region are very steep, and at time you will be trekking on very narrow paths with steep drops on either side. Therefore a very good level of balance is required, and shoes with good grip are essential. Your leader can assist you by providing a walking stick to help you keep your balance on these sections.
When picking guesthouses, we value location and the things that come with it. The noise (whether we like it or not) is all part of the scene. Passengers may wake up to the sound of roosters or church bells in the morning, so if you’re sensitive to noise, we recommend bringing earplugs to the trip.
The Island of Palawan is less developed than other South East Asian countries, so you might experience delays when ordering food at local restaurants and major festival periods can cause a hold-up in travel journeys. Despite the possibilities of delays, the laidback nature of this destination is well worth the wait.
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