Country
Philippines
Duration
14 Days/13 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tour
 

Come and discover THE PHILIPPINES!

Beautiful beaches, amazing wildlife, stunning landscapes, ocean adventures, cultural and culinary delights, the warmth and hospitality of the Filipino people.

THE CORDILLERAS

Described by some as ‘the Eighth Wonder of the World’ the spiny Cordilleras Central mountains lure those who like to get active in the fresh air, with wonderful hiking, biking and caving locations.

CEBU AND BOHOL

A gateway to spectacular islands, dazzling beaches and adventurous activities – with everything from diving, canyoneering, and skydiving on offer. Neighbouring island-provinces Cebu and Bohol are the most accessible destinations in the glorious Central Visayas region, with the greatest choice of things to see and do. But they also serve as hopping points to thousands of spectacular smaller islands within their provinces and the rest of the region.

BORACAY

Despite its small size, two of Boracay’s beaches – White Beach and Yapak – were listed among TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Beaches in Asia in 2020. Boracay covers only 10km², including farming land and preserved forest. Its main White and Bulabog beaches are on opposite sides of the island’s central area, the narrowest point of which measures just 1km. Once well-known as a party island, this is now a laidback getaway destination perfect for everyone from couples to families.

PALAWAN

The Philippines last ecological frontier with plant and wildlife biodiversity this stunning archipelago-province regularly tops the travel lists for worlds best beaches and islands. Palawan’s best-known spots are El Nido and Coron with their spectacular dive sites. Meanwhile, the capital Puerto Princesa City is a great place to soak up some history at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral and WWI site Plaza Cuartel, as well as to shop and eat.

Inclusions

13-night accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels
13 meals: 13 breakfasts
Domestic flights and ferries throughout the itinerary (Manila – Cauayan – Baguio – Manila, Manila – Cebu, Tagbilaran – El Nido – Caticlan – Manila, ferry Cebu – Tagbilaran)
Sightseeing with English-speaking guide as per itinerary
Entrance fees of all visited sites
Surface transportation in private vehicle on Cauayan-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada-Mt. Data-Baguio-Manila, including the use of a local jeepney in Banaue.

Exclusions

International flights – Gratuities – Meals (other than mentioned) – Beverages – Travel insurance – Local city tax (if applicable), varies from city to city, to be paid directly to the hotel in destination – Visas (if required) to visit this country – All other items not mentioned in the inclusions.

Additional Information

Special Notes

Cebu Pacific flies to Cauayan five times a week – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. It departs Manila at 10:00h, and will arrive in Cauayan at 11:10h. The flight schedule is current and subject to change.
Because of low-lying clouds brought about by monsoon weather conditions, flight disruptions for Cauayan may occur during the months of June to October. While we do not discourage guests to travel during these months, it is best that they are warned about the conditions beforehand. The best time to make this tour is from November to May.

1

DAY 1 MANILA - BANAUE

Check in at Manila airport for your flight to Cauayan where a private vehicle that will take you on a 3-hour journey to Banaue. En route you stop for lunch in a local restaurant before passing through Kiangan, a village located near the banks of the picturesque Ibulao River. Kiangan is said to be the first village of the mythological ancestors of Ifugao, Wigan and Bugan. Upon entering the town of Banaue, immediately proceed to Barangay Viewpoint to catch an all-encompassing view of the rice terraces. These terraces, built by sturdy men from unleveled ground at the base of the mountains up to its topmost ends, represent Ifugao’s ingenuity and engineering prowess. Dinner and overnight in Banaue.

Accommodation : Banaue for 1 night

2

DAY 2 BANAUE - SAGADA

Early wake up call, then leave the hotel on board a local jeepney to catch the first stirrings of daybreak at Bangaan Village. The trip to the village entails a 45-minute ride on a mountain trail that zigzags its way through deep gorges and ridges of dizzying heights. A short trek downhill will take you to the heart of the village where you can observe how the villagers go about their daily chores, or walk along the narrow edges of the rice paddies and examine closely the structure of the rice terraces and its irrigation processes. Afterwards, return to the hotel for breakfast. Check out and depart for another overland journey, traversing through Mt. Polis, Ifugao’s third highest mountain. Come to a stop at Bontoc, a village that lies along the Chico River, and visit a museum that features artifacts and old photos, some of which are of the Igorot headhunting days. Short stroll to the local market too before continuing on to yet another tranquil highland settlement, Sagada. With its beautiful landscape, a cool climate, cave- studded limestone formations, and excellent hiking amid pine trees Sagada is also world famous for its hanging coffins. Afterwards, depart for Bauko, atop of which lies Mt. Data Lodge. Dinner and overnight.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Sagada for 1 night

3

DAT 3 SAGADA - BAGUIO

Make an early start for another long trip ahead. Drive along Halsema Highway, pass Mt. Timbak, the third highest mountain in Luzon, before you will begin your 1,5-hour trek to the summit. At the summit, enjoy panoramic views of vegetable terraces and the villages that dot the landscape. If the caretaker is on hand, view the mummies that are kept under lock and key in one of the caves. Then trek back down and carry on with your trip until you reach Baguio City. Late lunch in a local restaurant then embark on a brief rolling tour of the city.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Baguio for 1 night

4

DAY 4 BAGUIO - CEBU

Make an early start, stransfer to Baguio Loakan Airport for your flight to Cebu. Upon arrival in Cebu, transfer to resort in Mactan.
NOTE: PR 2231 Baguio-Cebu - every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday - departing at Baguio at 11:10 AM, arriving in Cebu at 01:00 PM.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Cebu for 1 night

5

DAY 5 CEBU CITY TOUR

Cebu City’s reputation as one of the country’s top tourist destinations is due to its all year round warm climate and accessibility. Named as the country’s second international gateway, Cebu is rich in history, and is the oldest city (1565) in the Philippines.
The city tour starts with a visit to the majestic Taoist Temple. Situated 6 km from the city centre is this impressive and highly ornate temple of the Taoist religious community. Its size and architecture are evidence that a considerable part of Cebu’s population is ethnically Chinese. On the way to the Basilica, pass by Cebu’s Provincial Capital and Carbon Market. Stop by the Basilica de San Agustin, which houses the statue of the Infant Jesus.
A short walk away is Magellan’s Cross, the place where Christianity was first planted in Cebu. Not far away is Fort San Pedro, the first military stronghold in the country. Proceed to Casa Gorordo, the last stop of the tour. The Parian district in today’s downtown area was the residential home of Cebu’s wealthy at the turn of the century. Of the remaining four houses, the Gorordo residence was restored and furnished in the style of the period. Apart from its furniture, there are porcelain, liturgical pieces, clothes and old photographs of Cebu. Lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Cebu City Pier for your Ferry transfer to Tagbilaran.
Upon arrival in Tagbilaran Port, transfer to resort. Overnight at resort.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Bohol for 3 nights

6

DAY 6 FASCINATING BOHOL TOUR

Breakfast at the Hotel. Pick-up and proceed for your Fascinating Bohol Tour with lunch. Leave your resort early in the morning for a day trip that will introduce you to the wonders of Bohol. First stop is the Philippine Tarsier Foundation in the town of Corella, which serves as a refuge for the smallest primate in the world, the tarsier. Observe these rare, nocturnal creatures in their natural habitat and be amazed by their agility as they move about, leaping from one tree to the other, and swivel their heads nearly 360 degrees. Then proceed to Baclayon, make a short stop at the historical Blood Compact site, where Spain’s Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna, a native chieftain, sealed their friendship with a symbolic drink. In Baclayon, visit a centuries-old stone church that houses a museum containing a collection of religious art, ecclesiastical vestments, as well as librettos of church music inscribed in Latin on animal skins. Proceed with the tour, passing by Bilar man-made forest, a thick undergrowth of towering mahogany trees grown on the fringes of the highway leading to the Chocolate Hills, the country’s geological wonder. From a distance, these hills look like huge candy drops that change in color with the season, and are aptly named ‘chocolate’ when the hill grasses turn deep brown in summer. Hike up to the viewpoint for a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area before moving on to Loboc River where a cruise downstream on a floating restaurant is made more enjoyable with a delectable lunch served on board. Return to the hotel by late afternoon.

Meals : Breakfast

7

DAY 7 BOHOL

Spend the day at leisure or opt for Balicasag Island Tour or Pamilacan Island Tour.

Meals : Breakfast

8

DAY 8 BOHOL - EL NIDO

Check out and transfer to Panglao Airport for your flight to El Nido, Palawan. Overnight at the resort.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : El Nido for 3 nights

9

DAY 9 EL NIDO

Start with early breakfast to catch the sunrise of the breathtaking Bacuit Bay. Visit the Small OR Big Lagoons. Enjoy swimming and kayaking in the crystal waters surrounded by lime rock formations. Visit another island while cruising the bay. Overnight at resort.

Meals : Breakfast

10

DAY 10 EL NIDO

Day at leisure or visit the Small OR Big Lagoons. Enjoy swimming and kayaking in the crystal waters surrounded by lime rock formations. Visit another island while cruising the bay. Overnight at resort.

Meals : Breakfast

11

DAY 11 EL NIDO-BORACAY

Transfer back to El Nido Airport for your flight to Caticlan Boracay scheduled at 1215H (subject to change).
Upon arrival in Caticlan transfer to Boracay Island. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at resort.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Boracay for 3 nights

12

DAY 12 BORACAY

Boracay at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

13

DAY 13 BORACAY

Boracay at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

14

DAY 14 BORACAY - CEBU OR MANILA

Day at leisure until your departure for Caticlan Airport for your flight to Cebu or Manila. End of program.

Meals : Breakfast

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

Banaue

Banaue Hotel 3* – Deluxe room

Sagada

Masferre Inn – Standard room

Baguio

El Cielito Inn 3* – Standard room

Cebu

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort & Spa 4* – Deluxe room

Bohol

Bohol Beach Club 4* – Deluxe room

El Nido

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island 4* – Garden Cottage

Boracay

Coast Boracay 4* – Deluxe room

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from

Land Package

Daily departures valid until March 31st, 2025Single
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy

Triple
Occupancy

One person travelling alone9470
Minimum 2 people80455845
3-6 people764554455125

*Peak season surcharges can apply. Please consult one of our agent if your dates fall between:

– 18Apr24-21Apr24
– 01May24-05May24
– 01Aug24-15Aug24
– 14Sep24-18Sep24
– 20Dec24-05Jan25
– 8Jan25-03Feb25

Conservation Fee: All visitors to El Nido 12 years old and above are required to pay a Conservation Fee of PHP 200 (approx  CAD $4.75) per person for the duration of their stay. This fee is collected for various conservation projects and may be settled at the resort. Fee is subject to change

*Require a non-refundable deposit of $1000.

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.

14-day Escape – Banue, Cebu, Bohol, El Nido, Borocay-Detailed itinerary
14-day Escape – Banue, Cebu, Bohol, El Nido, Borocay-Detailed itinerary