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Northern Philippines Adventure
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With over 6,000 islands contained within its borders, the Philippines is one of the largest archipelagos in the world. While we cant possibly show you all of the islands in just nine days, we can show you the countrys northern half on land which will feel more than comprehensive enough. Up here, youll discover the arresting inland beauty of Luzon, known for world-famous (and incredibly picturesque) terraced rice paddies. Learn about colonial history and life in tiny villages. Looking for the road less travelled? It runs through here.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: AQPN/144990
  • Starts: Manila, Philippines
  • Finishes: Manila, Philippines
You will Visit
  • Manila

Itinerary

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Day 1: Manila

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Manila/Banaue

Travel through the stunning mountainous landscape to Banaue. Stop en route for lunch and photo ops. Visit the Provincial Museum in Bayombong to learn more about Luzon. After the long drive, stretch your legs on a short hike to the rice terrace viewpoint and the nearby village of Tam-an.

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Day 3: Banaue/Sagada

Hop into a local Jeepney and visit the rice terraces of Hapao. In the afternoon, continue on to Sagada with a visit to the Museum of Mountain Culture in Bontoc.

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Day 4: Sagada

Explore the outdoor paradise of Sagada. Opt to hike or visit caves, the hanging coffins, or waterfalls set into the lush green landscape.

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Day 5: Sagada/Vigan

Travel via Cerventes to Vigan, a beautifully preserved Spanish colonial town. In the evening, opt to visit the World Heritage-listed Santa Maria Church or to view the dancing fountain.

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Day 6: Vigan

Spend a free day exploring this lovely city. Opt to visit the pottery shop and local handloom weavers or take a horse drawn carriage tour.

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Day 7: Vigan/Laoag

Continue on north to Laoag, visiting the World Heritage-listed Paoay Church and a scenic lake on the way. In Laoag, opt to visit the La Paz sand dunes, the sinking bell tower, or the local market.

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Day 8: Laoag/Manila

Opt to check out the La Paz sand dunes with a free morning. Later, hop on a short flight back to Manila and enjoy a final night in the capital.
Opt to join the group for a final dinner together in the evening.

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Day 9: Manila

Depart at any time.
We recommend booking post nights to see more of Manila, the historic sites of Intramuros and Fort Santiago are worth a visit.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Bayombong museum visit
    • Ancient rice terraces visit (Banaue)
    • Museum of Mountain Culture (Sagada)
    • World heritage-listed Paoay Church visit
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (8 nts)
    • 8 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, Jeepney, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Visit remote villages and meet friendly locals
  • Explore World Heritage rice terraces
  • Soak in the colonial charm of Vigan
  • Savour Filipino cuisine