12 Days Philippines Island Explorer

Manila - Cebu- Bohol - Puerto Princesa-El Nido Island

Tour Code: TAT-Philippines-03

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: on request Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • Enjoy your great time and leisure holiday on beautiful islands of the Philippines
  • Get close contact with the diverse wildlife, such as Tarsier, the endemic species in the Philippines
  • Be impressed by the unique culture of the Philippines

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Day 1 Arrival Manila

Transfer to hotel

Meals: no meal
Accommodation: In Manila

Upon arriving in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, you will be met and picked up by our local tour guide at the airport and transferred to hotel. Enjoy your free time later.

Manila City View
Manila City View

Day 2 Manila

Intramuros: Fort Santiago, Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Imaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral), San Agustin Church, National Museum, Binondo, Kalesa ride

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Manila

Enjoy a full day old and new Manila exploration tour today. In the morning, we will firstly visit Intramuros, a historic walled city, which is one of the most notable Spanish settlements in Manila. Although most parts of this walled city were destroyed during WWII, some parts of Intramuros still stands and preserved as symbols of the Philippines' past. One famous stop of the Intramuros is the Fort Santiago, which is a significant defense structure to the Philippines. Then we walk for a while to Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral), which is only short walking distance to the Fort. Then move to the other left church, the San Agustin Church, listed as a World Heritage Site in 1993, which was regarded as a National Historic Landmark in 1976 by the Philippines government.

The next stop is the National Museum, which is only a few kilometers from San Agustin Church, where you will have the chance to enjoy the national fine arts and history. After a long walking trip in the morning, we will have lunch and have a leisure break at Rizal Park. Then hop on a Jeepney, the symbol transportation way in the Philippines. It is a unique experience. Then we will arrive at Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world, where you can find lots of shops and many notable places to eat offering delicious Chinese food, such as dumplings cooked in different ways. Then we will step on a Kalesa (horse-driven carriage), which is an important transportation way for the high-ranking officials in the Spanish Era. At the end of the Kalesa ride, you will have a chance to enjoy a beautiful sunset of the Manila Bay. Then we will drop you off at the hotel. Enjoy your leisure night.

Manila Cathedral
Manila Cathedral

Day 3 Manila – Cebu

Fly to Cebu, Magellan's Cross, Fort San Pedro, St. Nino Church, the Heritage Monument, Yap-San Diego Ancestral House

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Cebu

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport to catch a flight to the island of Cebu, the largest and oldest city of the Philippines. Upon arriving in Cebu, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Upon arrival, we will spend half a day to discover the oldest colonial city of the Philippines, experiencing the charm of old Cebu. At first, we will visit Magellan's Cross, the most famous landmark of this old city.  Then we will move to the Fort San Pedro, the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. Currently, it has been turned into a museum park. The tour continues to the St. Nino Church, the Heritage Monument, Yap-San Diego Ancestral House as well as the Taoist Temple at Beverly Hills. The tour will stop at the handicraft stores, where you could enjoy pleasant shopping time. Then we will drop you off the hotel and leave you enough free time.

Cebu Night View
Cebu Night View

Day 4 Cebu

Free day on the island of Cebu

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Cebu

Enjoy your beautiful free time on the island of Cebu.

We suggest you enjoy an optional whale shark watching. This optional tour will take you to Oslob, the most beautiful place in Cebu.  Enjoy an amazing experience of whale shark watching and snorkeling with the whale sharks with the assistance of local tour guides. Then you will go to admire the breathtaking view of Tumalog Falls and Sumilon Sandbar, the 1st marine protected area in the country.

Cebu Sea View
Cebu Sea View

Day 5 Cebu - Bohol

Free and travel to Bohol by ferry

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Bohol

After breakfast, we will go to the island of Bohol by ferry. Enjoy your free time for the rest of the day.

Bohol Sea View
Bohol Sea View

Day 6 Bohol

Blood Compact Shrine, Baclayon Church, Tarsier Sanctuary, Loboc River, Bilar's Man-made Forest, Bohol Butterfly Conservation Center, Chocolate Hills

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Bohol

Today, we will take a Bohol exploration tour. In the morning, you will be picked up from the hotel. The stop will be the Blood Compact Shrine commemorates the first treaty of friendship between the white and brown races. Then we will visit Baclayon Church, one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines Then we will take a wildlife trip to the largest python in captivity and the Tarsier Sanctuary. Tarsier is the smallest primate and a kind of endangered species in the world. Then we will move to Loboc River, enjoy a relaxing cruise by boarding a floating restaurant. In the afternoon, we will go to Bilar's Man-made Forest with thousands of mahogany trees planted. Move to the Bohol Butterfly Conservation Center to get close contact with hundreds of butterfly species. Chocolate Hills is a must-visit site in Bohol. It is considered one of the most famous natural wonders in the world. Before back to the hotel, we will have a stop at Aproniana Souvenir Shop.

Philippines Tarsier
Philippines Tarsier

Day 7 Bohol - Puerto Princesa (Palawan)

Travel to Puerto Princesa

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Puerto Princesa

Free at leisure and then fly to Puerto Princesa (Palawan), the capital city of Palawan Province.

Philippines Sea View
Philippines Sea View

Day 8 Puerto Princesa (Palawan)

Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Eulalia Park, Plaza Cuartel, Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, Baker's Hill

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Puerto Princes

Free at leisure in the morning. Meet at the hotel about 13:00-13:30, and we will enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour to visit the main landmarks of Puerto Princesa City. At first, drive along the Rizal Avenue passing the City Hall to visit the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, a blue-colored church, a century-old historical landmark of Puerto Princesa. Eulalia Park and the Plaza Cuartel are just adjacent to the church. It is a restored ruin of a Japanese military base during World War II. Then we will move to St. Monica area to visit the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (formerly known as Crocodile Farm) or Palawan Butterfly Garden. After that, we will take a panoramic view of Puerto Princesa from Mitra's Ranch and enjoy the beautiful garden view at Baker's Hill. After the tour, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Day 9 Puerto Princesa (Palawan) - El Nido

Travel to El Nido, Underground River National Park

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: on the Island of El Nido

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and head to the Island of El Nido, which is known for its large limestone karsts emerging from the turquoise ocean. El Nido has a variety of ecosystems such as white sand beaches, mangroves, coral belts, limestone reefs, and non-polluting scenery. The peaceful and cozy atmosphere is perfect for spending a relaxing holiday. It will be a long-time drive. En route, we will take a short boat ride to visit the Underground River National Park, one of the most impressive caves systems in the world. It features spectacular limestone karst landscapes, the pristine natural beauty as well as the intact old-growth forests and distinctive wildlife. It is regarded as one of the 7 wonders of the UNESCO heritage.

the Underground River National Park
the Underground River National Park

Day 10 El Nido

Free time on the Island of El Nido

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: On the Island of El Nido

Enjoy your free time in this beautiful island.

We suggest you take an optional Island-Hopping Trip: Small Lagoon-Big Lagoon-Secret Lagoon-Seven Commando Beach – Simizu Island. Hop on a small kayak, drive into large and small caves, and enjoy the incredible lagoon scenery. Heading to the Big Lagoon, the wide view is full of rippled clear sea water, layers of cliffs and underwater rock formations, like a poetic ocean channel. The Secret Lagoon is more like a story book. You can peek into the secluded crystal pool surrounded by rocks at the small entrance, arousing your memories of mermaids and fairy tales. After lunch, you will head to the white sand beach of Sumizu Island to understand the origin of the Seven Commando Beach. You can also experience snorkeling and swimming along the way, and relax in the clear blue ocean. There is no doubt that this El Nido trip will take you into a world full of wonders in the water.

El Nido Island
El Nido Island

Day 11 El Nido

Free time on the Island of El Nido

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: On the Island of El Nido

Enjoy your free time in this beautiful island. Relax yourself on the beach or taking some water activities.

Relax on the beach
Relax on the beach

Day 12 El Nido - Manila, Departure

Fly to Manila for departure

Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure before taking a flight to Manila for departure.

Service Ends

Price Includes

  • Internal flight or train as specified
  • Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  • Private licensed English speaking guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary

 

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets or train tickets for arrival and departure
  • Gratuities to your tour guide and driver at your own discretion
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours, meals, activities, and services
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

 

Remarks:

-The reference prices are based on a group of 6 persons, with local 4- start superior accommodation

-The prices are not valid during the national holidays. Please feel free to contact us to ask the detailed prices based on your traveling dates and group size.

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