This 17-day trip brings together the very best of Filipino culture and hospitality with its simply perfect island beaches. Begin by heading north to explore remote villages and see stunningly green rice terraces. Then island-hop around Siquijor, Bohol, and Cebu, snorkelling and swimming to your heart's content. Check out Moalboal and swim with whale sharks off the coast (seasonally). With two unique homestays to experience the warmth of the Philippines and its welcoming people, this tour is an experience you'll talk about for years to come.
Arrive at any time.
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.
Explore this bustling city with free time.
Arrive at any time.
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.
Transfer from Cebu to Moalboal. Beautiful beaches and bright, turquoise waters await. Opt to snorkel in an underwater wonderland surrounded by a school of sardines.
Today enjoy canyoneering at the beautiful Kawasan Falls and it's surrounding fresh water streams and pools.
Depart at any time. Departure transfer included.
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Trip Name: Northern Philippines & Islands on a Shoestring
Duration: 18 Days
From Price: $3,293
Supplier Tour ID: APNS/154223
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