Philippines Island Explorer

The Philippines | 12 D
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NZD 8,200.00 /Person

On this unforgettable journey through the captivating beauty of the Philippines begin in Cebu, where warm hospitality welcomes you. Immerse in t...

Philippines Island Explorer

On this unforgettable journey through the captivating beauty of the Philippines begin in Cebu, where warm hospitality welcomes you. Immerse in the rich culinary heritage with a bamboo cooking class. Fly to Siargao for stunning landscapes and thrilling adventures at Magpupungko and Sugba Lagoon. Explore Bohol’s countryside and enjoy a magical firefly boat tour. Conclude in Cebu’s Highlands, where historical landmarks and natural wonders await, offering a perfect finale to your unforgettable Philippine odyssey.

Upon your arrival in Cebu, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel located on Mactan Island just across the Mactan Channel from Cebu City. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

Today, immerse yourself in a traditional bamboo cooking class, a method still favoured by many local tribes in the Philippines. Over four hours, you will delve into the preparation of three classic Filipino dishes — chicken, shrimp, and fish, accompanied by a Filipino garden salad, hanging rice (rice boiled in palm leaves), and a delightful local dessert. The experience begins with an engaging introduction to the history of Filipino cuisine, setting the stage for your culinary adventure. As you master the art of blending spices and herbs, a seasonal fruit dessert will be crafted for you to enjoy. Meanwhile, your main dishes will sizzle over charcoal, infusing them with a distinctive, smoky flavour. While the flavours develop, you are invited to enjoy a refreshing dip on the nearby beach, rounding out a truly authentic and enjoyable cultural experience.

After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Siargao Island, arguably one of the most desired islands for travellers in The Philippines. Upon your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

Set off for an exhilarating day of discovery on the enchanting island of Siargao. Your first destination is the renowned Magpupungko rock pools, where crystal-clear waters invite you to relax and indulge in a savoury BBQ lunch in this picturesque setting. Next, journey to the stunning Sugba Lagoon, famed for its vivid emerald-green waters and considered one of the island’s premier attractions. Here, you can fill your afternoon with thrilling activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and cliff diving, or simply bask in the serene tropical beauty that surrounds you. Cap off your adventure with a visit to the iconic Coconut Viewpoint. As the sun sets, watch the sky transform into a breathtaking palette of colours over a sea of coconut palms, providing a perfect, peaceful end to your day.

Enjoy a leisurely day to explore at your own pace. Take advantage of this free day to recharge or immerse yourself further into the delights and tranquility of your surroundings. Whatever you decide, make the most of your day at leisure to do as much or as little as you please.

After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Panglao Island in Bohol Province. Upon your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred by road to the Loboc River Resort on Bohol Island where you will stay for three nights in a Premier River View Room. Bohol Island stands out as a crown jewel among the Philippines’ 7,600 islands, famed for its pristine natural beauty, stunning white-sand beaches and unique wildlife. This enchanting island is a must-visit destination, offering a captivating escape into the heart of the Philippines’ archipelagic charm.

Prepare for a magical evening on your firefly boat tour, a unique aquatic adventure that transforms the river into a captivating nocturnal landscape. As you gently glide across the water, enveloped by the tranquil sounds of nature, you will be taken to the secluded mother tree of fireflies. This exclusive location, accessible only by boat, becomes a spectacle of natural luminescence as countless fireflies light up the surroundings, creating an ethereal atmosphere that feels like navigating through a starlit sky.

Embark on a captivating journey through the natural splendours of Bohol’s countryside today where you will explore the island’s most remarkable landmarks. Discover the historical charm of Baclayon Church, the Blood Compact shrine, and wander through the enchanting man-made mahogany forest of Biliran. Delight in the vibrant colours of the Butterfly Garden and experience a thrilling walk across the Sipatan Hanging Bridge. Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Loboc River aboard a traditional “pontoon” boat, where a delightful buffet lunch awaits, accompanied by the melodious tunes of local Filipino singers. You will end today’s adventure with a visit to the iconic Chocolate Hills, Bohol’s most famous attraction offering stunning vistas.

Late this morning, you will transfer to Panglao Island to enjoy three nights beachside.

Spend the day exploring Panglao Island. Your first stop will be a delightful visit to the Bohol Bee Farm, where you will have the opportunity to savour delectable treats crafted from local ingredients. As the day unfolds, immerse yourself in the island’s rich cultural heritage by exploring its historic churches, reflecting the deep-rooted Roman Catholic tradition that shapes the lives of over 80% of the Filipino population. These iconic landmarks stand as testaments to the island’s spiritual and cultural significance, offering insight into the devout faith and traditions cherished by the locals. Prepare to be captivated by the architectural beauty and spiritual resonance of these sacred sites as you journey through the region’s cultural tapestry.

Today you will enjoy a day at leisure. For diving enthusiasts, Panglao boasts a renowned diving scene, offering thrilling opportunities for both free diving, scuba diving and snorkelling alike!

After breakfast, you will transfer to the port for the fast ferry to Cebu City. Upon your arrival, travel to the Highlands of Cebu where a treasure trove of captivating landmarks awaits your discovery. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Temple of Leah, soak in the serene ambience of the Taoist Temple, and wander amidst the vibrant hues of Sirao Gardens. Delve into the historical significance of Magellan’s Cross, a symbol steeped in legend, and explore the storied walls of Fort San Pedro. This enchanting expedition offers a delightful fusion of historical exploration and natural splendour. Trace the footsteps of Magellan’s legendary voyage to the Philippines as you unravel the secrets of the past, all while basking in the breathtaking vistas of the scenic Cebu highlands. Each landmark serves as a testament to the rich tapestry of Cebu’s cultural heritage, promising an unforgettable journey filled with wonder and discovery.

After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport where your journey through The Philippines concludes.

  • Tailor-made journey
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • 11 breakfasts and 3 lunches
  • Meet & Greet at all airports and the ferry terminal
  • Commercial flights Mactan-Cebu > Siargao > Panglao
  • Fast ferry Tagbilaran City, Bohol > Cebu City
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Private transfers as per the itinerary
  • Private sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
Departures :
Daily, year round

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The Philippines | 12 D
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