This 17-day trip brings together the very best of Filipino culture and hospitality with its simply perfect island beaches. Begin by island-hopping from pristine Cebu to gorgeous Bohol and Siquijor, snorkelling and swimming to your heart's content. Then fly north to ride through Manila in a jeepney, swim with whale sharks off Boracay (seasonally), and experience the warmth of Filipino culture and its welcoming people. With two unique homestays and a few short flights to avoid longer ferry rides, this tour of the Philippines is an experience you'll talk about for years to come.
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Please look out for signs in the hotel with details of the group meeting this evening. The meeting is a chance to meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the rest of the group before heading out for an optional evening meal.
Fly to Dumaguete and transfer to the port to board a boat bound for the mystical island of Siquijor.
Enjoy free time to explore caves, waterfalls, coral-filled waters, and 106km (65 mi) of white-sand beaches. Snorkelling and diving are both great options here.
Hop on a ferry to the island of Bohol, home to the tiny tarsier primates and beautiful Chocolate Hills formations. Enjoy a stay at a G Adventures supported homestay and learn about local life from the community.
Enjoy a homestay at a community tourism project. Please note accommodations here are basic.
This morning opt to join your host family as they tend to the farm before helping prepare a barbecue feast for lunch. After lunch together, say good bye to your hosts and head out to explore the famous Chocolate Hills.
Free day to tour the island or go snorkelling.
Board a boat to bustling Cebu, home to the country's busiest sea port. Opt to take a tour of the city.
Fly back to Manila, and get ready to explore Luzon island.
Travel north by bus, then enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival to Baguio. Opt to get a massage.
After another long day of travel, arrive at the outdoor paradise of Sagada, a base for adventuring.
Free day for hiking or a caving excursion. Opt to visit the hanging coffins the area is famous for.
The natural beauty of the area features caves perfect for exploring, hikes along an underground river system, a waterfall and delightful pool to cool off in after a day of exploring. Relax in the quiet serenity only found off the beaten path—this is a place to just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.
Travel via jeepney along scenic mountain roads and then by foot on local hiking trails to reach a local village for an overnight homestay experience. Discover the daily lives of the Ifugao people. Enjoy a cultural performance and a local dinner.
Hike back to the main road and hop in a jeepney bound for beautiful Banaue. Enjoy free time and views of the famous rice terraces.
Free time to trek along the terraces or relax. After soaking in the last of the spectacular views hop on an overnight bus to Manila.
Fly south from Manila and transfer to the breathtakingly gorgeous island of Boracay. White-sand beaches and bright, turquoise waters await.
Free day. Opt to go snorkelling, scuba diving, or just chill out on the beach.
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Trip Name: Northern Philippines & Islands on a Shoestring
Duration: 17 Days
From Price: $2,239
Supplier Tour ID: APNS.A/201415
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