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PHILIPPINES DESTINATIONS

 

We take pride in bringing you to our landmark local destinations and get a personal contact and interaction with our rich Philippine Cultural Heritage. Your Asian discovery journey with friends or selected peers may kick-off right here at the heart of the Pearl of the Orient - The Philippine Islands - with all its colors, sun and sea glories.

Ready to go? Get to the heart of Philippines and experience why It’s more fun in the Philippines.



 

  

BATANES

The highlights of your tour to Batanes are the landscape,seascape, and physical structure of the community full of houses made with 1 meter to ½ meter wall with cogon roof tops. Malboro Countryside, Ghost town and other town of Itbud, Ivana, Mahataw and Uyugan are all in the appearance of antiquity. This tour is recommended if time permits and weather is good.

Itinerary

4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS BATANES

DAY 1  ARRIVAL (B/L/D)

  • Upon arrival, meet and greet by local representative.
  • Proceed to the lodge for check-in. Breakfast. Freshen up and prepare for the tour.
  • Lunch. After lunch, start the tour. Ride to the North of Basco at the Department of Agrarian Reform beneficiary Land.
  • Overlooking the Rocky Beach of Chadpidan, facing the Northern Island towards Taipei viewing the pasturelands of the Ivatan Folks. 
  • View the mountain ridge, similar to the pasture lands of the Holland. Proceed to the Light House to catch a breathtaking view of Basco.
  • Proceed to the Chanpan Fishing Village in Valugan, facing the Pacific ocean. Back to lodge. Overnight

DAY 2  SABTANG ISLAND TOUR (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast. Land transfer to Ivana port.
  • Ferry to Sabtang. Upon arrival in Sabtang port, ride all day through the 4 towns of Sabtang.
  • Proceed to Barrio Savidug and Idjang, an old settlement, where local wine is made and where people take refuge when attacked by other clans during the old times.
  • View the Bundok Susong Dalaga (Sleeping Beauty) in Sum na nga where the Duvek Bay is found, also locally known as “Little Hongkong”. 
  • See the beautiful place of Chavayan, known for its cobble stone pavements, steps, and vernacular houses. 
  • It is recommended to the UNESCO for its preservation and protection.
  • Catch the last ferry trip going back to Batan Island.
  • Land Transfer going back to lodge. Dinner. Overnight.

DAY 3  TOUR THE REST OF BATAN MAIN ISLAND (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast. Start tour.
  • Ride to Tukon and enjoy 360 degrees view of Basco on the West China Sea and on the East Pacific Ocean.
  • Pass by the Wind Turbine at Mahatao, also known as “Mahatao Idjang Windmill” which is only found in Batanes.
  • Visit Diura Fishing Village. Proceed to Crystal Cave.
  • Visit Batanes’s local version of Marlboro Country, which offers a breathtaking view, velvet green grass and tamed farmed animals.
  • Exit to Imnajbu, pass by Loran Coast Guard station then to the Ghost Town. 
  • Visit the Saint Joseph the Worker Church in Ivana, which is the Oldest Roman Catholic Church in 1860. 
  • Visit the old Spanish Bridge, which was built in 1850. 
  • Proceed to the existing Old House called the Dakays, a home which was built in 1887. 
  • The cogon on its roof change every 30 years. 
  • Then proceed to Mahatao and visit the (San Carlos Church) the oldest church in Batanes about 17th century.
  • Back to Lodge. Dinner. Overnight

DAY 4  RETURN TO MANILA (B)

  • Breakfast. Check-out. Transfer to airport for flight back to Manila.


 

  

BORACAY

Boracay is a small Island in the Philippines located approximately 315km (196 mi) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies.

The Island comprises the barangays of Manoc-Manoc, Balabag, and Yapak municipality of Malay, province of Aklan. The Island is administered by the Philippine Tourism Authority and the provincial government of Aklan. Apart from its white sand beaches, Boracay is also famous for being one of the world’s top destination for relaxation. It is also emerging among the top destinations for tranquillity and nightlife.

In 2012, Boracay was awarded as the best Island in the world from the international travel magazine.

The time from mid-November till mid-May is officially called the dry season. There are mostly blue skies and temperatures range between 25 ° and 32 ° C. But as already said, it can rain up into December here and there sometimes.

From mid-May to the middle of July is the hottest time of the year. Temperatures range up to 38 ° C and from mid-June you may also expected occasional showers in the afternoon and in the night.

From the middle of July to November is the rainy season on Boracay. The sky is often cloudy and there is a fresh breeze, which also leads to some occasional swell. Occasional showers, mostly in the evening and in the night are not uncommon.

At the same time, this is also the Typhoon Season in the Philippines. Typhoons usually travel from the south east to the north west over the Philippines and Boracay will sometimes get it's share of bad weather. This means stormy weather and some heavy rain, in the worst case over several days.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MANILA (D)

  • Upon arrival, meet and greet by local representative. Proceed to short sightseeing tour. Dinner. Check-in hotel. Overnight in Manila.

DAY 2: MANILA – BORACAY (B/D)

  • Breakfast hotel. Morning free time until transfer to airport for flight to Boracay. Upon arrival, meet and greet by local representative. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Free time. Dinner at the resort. Overnight in Boracay.

DAY 3: ISLAND HOPPING (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast, proceed to full day swimming and Island hopping visiting with picnic lunch. Dinner at the resort. Overnight in Boracay. 

DAY 4: HELMET DIVING / REEF WALKING (B/L/D)

  • Take a dip in the waters of Boracay and do some leisurely walk under the sea through Helmet Diving. Enjoy feeding and mingling with the fishes in their natural habitat. You can also have your photos taken with them which you can get within the day. Don’t know how to dive? Don’t worry, you will be taught how to before you go diving. Plus, there will be dive masters who will guide you all throughout your reef walking experience.

DAY 5: IN BORACAY (B)

  • Breakfast. Full day free time for own leisure. Overnight in Boracay. 

DAY 6: BORACAY – MANILA (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport for flight back Manila. Upon arrival in Manila, meet and greet by local representative, lunch at local restaurant. Proceed to Pasalubong Shopping. Dinner at local restaurant. Back to hotel. Overnight in Manila.

DAY 7: DEPARTURE

  • Free time until transfer to airport for flight back home.


 

  

CARAMOAN

Very little is known about Caramoan. Isolated from the rest of Camarines Sur, it is no surprise why Philippine's Secret Paradise remains unexploited from commercial tourism. Caramoan gives 'island hopping' a new meaning. Enjoy its beauty in many ways. Great ocean adventures for kayakers, snorkle and scuba dive to experience the diverse marine life, trek and search for the enigmatic lagoon, rock climb the limestone cliffs, explore the caves or just star gaze at night.

Camsur Watersports Complex is a unique watersports park designed for wakeboarding, wakeskating and waterskiing. For beginner riders to the professional wakeboarders and skiers from all over the world, CWC offers a 6-point cable ski system, coupled with restaurants, sand bars, spas, pro-shops and grand stands to hold guests. Riders can also enjoy their favourite water sports at night as the park will be equipped with spotlights that allow for it even to be open on evenings.

Itinerary

DAY 1:  MANILA-PILI (L/D)

  • Upon arrival, meet and greet by local representative, After proceed to port for transfer to Caramoan Island.  Overnight

DAY 2:  CARAMOAN ISLAND HOPPING (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast. proceed to Caramoan Island hopping. Overnight

DAY 3:  CARAMOAN – CWC (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast. early transfer to CWC. Enjoy water sports activities. Overnight

DAY 4:  CWC – LEGAZPI (B/L)

  • Early check out. Enroute to Legazpi. Along the way, visit Cagsawa Ruins, Ligñon Hills, Mt. Mayon photo shop. Transfer to airport for flight back to Manila.


 

  

CEBU

Is also known as the Queen City of the South. The city’s most popular landmark is Magellan’s Cross. This cross was planted by Ferdinand Magellan when he arrives in the Philippines in 1951. The Magellan’s cross is very important symbol of Christianity in the Philippines.

The Basilica Monore del Sto Nino (Church of the Holy Child) is a few steps away from the Magellan’s Cross. This church was the first to be established that until today they maintain the oldest relic the figure of the Sto Nino de Cebu(Holy Child of Cebu).

The Cebuanos celebrated a religious event every year they called Sinulog Festival; it celebrates the festival of Santo Nino. It is held every third Sunday of January. A lot of tourists visit Cebu to participate in the Sinulog Festival. The Sinulog dance is a dance accompanied by drums with a very simple dance step, two steps forward and one step backward.

Cebu has a lot to offer when it comes to Tourism. We recommend spending your few days in the resort and back to the city to experience new and exciting activities. Try the local Cebu delicacies and the famous Cebu Lechon that will complete your Cebu experience. The city is very accessible to tourist by air via Mactan-Cebu International Airport by commercial flights. There are flights going out of Cebu direct to Japan, Singapore, China, Hongkong, Malaysia, and South Korea and domestic destination. We listed the some of interesting and a must see places in Cebu; Taoist Temple, St Peter and Paul Church, Port San Pedro, Casa Gorordo, TOPS, Mactan Monument, Lapu-Lapu Shrine, Cebu Heritage Monument, Colon Obelisk Marker, Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, Edge Coaster and Sky Walk Extreme in Crown Regency Hotel.


 

  

CORON

Coron Island, a part of the Calamianes group of islands in Philippine frontier of Northern Palawan, boasts a staggering array of magnificent seascapes, jaw-dropping scenery and world-class wreck diving – virtually a platter of adventure for the intrepid.

Coron Island is best known for the eight out of twelve Japanese supplies shipwrecks that were sunk by the United States Navy during a massive air bombing campaign during World War 2. These ships were sunk at depths of 10 to 43 meters and some of the wrecks are 160 meters in length, with most of the ships still intact (a dive at the Irako Wreck, a Japanese refrigeration ship reveals pots and pans in its galley.) The water is incredibly clear and perfect that you’d be able to spot different species of fish like the yellow fin tuna, groupers, scorpion fish and lionfish. Beautiful corals and more fish inhabit other wrecks like the Okikawa Maru, Akitsushima, Kogyo Maru, and the Olympia Maru amongst others. The best part of diving in Coron is that it is not overrun by tourists; it was so that Coron was considered as one of the world’s best kept secrets in wreck diving – the high concentration of wrecks in one area, the water quality, and the spectacular marine life puts Coron on top of any global diver or adventurer’s list.

Best Time To Go Visit Coron Island

Most travel guides would say that the best time to go is late March until June because it is generally summertime in the Philippines. BUT, you would have to contend with a bigger crowd descending into the islands then, and obviously rates will go up. If you are feeling a little bit anti-social- head to Coron during the months of September-December – not only you will be getting lower rates because it is towards the end of the low season, your chances of getting a quieter and more relaxed vacation is higher. Just make sure that you check the weather if you are going to Coron on those months as you run the risk of smacking into the middle of typhoon season.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MANILA (D)

  • Upon arrival, meet and greet by local representative. Proceed to short sightseeing tour. Dinner. Check-in hotel. Overnight in Manila.

DAY 2: MANILA – BUSUANGA - CORON (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast hotel. Morning free time until transfer to airport for flight to Busuanga. Upon arrival in Busuanga airport, meet and greet by local representative and transfer to Coron Proper. Proceed to half day town tour visiting cashew stalls, lualhati park, St. Augustine Church, maquinit hot spring and Mt. Tapayas trail. Dinner. Check-in hotel. Overnight.

DAY 3: CORON ISLAND HOPPING (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast, proceed to Coron Island Hopping, swimming and snorkeling. Picnic lunch included. Back to hotel. Dinner. Overnight. 

DAY 4: CALAUIT SAFARI TOUR (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast, proceed Calauit Safari tour visiting Calauit Safari Park, Concepcion Falls and Malbato Church. Back to hotel. Dinner. Overnight. 

DAY 5: IN CORON (B)

  • Breakfast. Full day free time for own leisure. Overnight. 

DAY 6: CORON – MANILA (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport for flight back Manila. Upon arrival in Manila, meet and greet by local representative, lunch at local restaurant. Proceed to Pasalubong Shopping. Dinner at local restaurant. Back to hotel. Overnight in Manila.

DAY 7: DEPARTURE

  • Free time until transfer to airport for flight back home.


 

  

MANILA

The Philippines’ tropical climate can discourage you from staying for very long. Since the country has wet-dry seasons which can overlap on each other for up to two months, there is a chance that your trip to the beaches will be delayed by bad weather, even in the supposedly dry months of March to May.

The months of June to November are drenching wet due to the serial typhoons which enter or skirt by the country on its way to the northern countries. From December to May, the climate is generally dry, but can get dense and humid during the summer months of March to May, when average temperatures can be as high as 35oC. So if you’re concerned about your health and the weather, the best time to visit Philippines is during the dry season – but braces yourself for the balmy temperature.

Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities (along with the municipality of Pateros) that comprise the national capital region of Metro Manila.

The City of Manila is located on the eastern shore of Manila Bay and is bordered by the cities of Navotas and Caloocan to the north; Quezon Cityto the northeast; San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east; Makati to the southeast, and Pasay to the south.

The city is divided into six legislative districts and consists of sixteen geographical districts: Binondo, Ermita, Intramuros, Malate, Paco, Pandacan, Port Area, Quiapo, Sampaloc, San Andres, San Miguel, San Nicolas, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Santa Mesa and Tondo. Bustling commerce and some of the most historically and culturally significant iconic landmarks in the country, as well as the seat of the executive andjudicial branches of the government are found in the city. Manila is also home to many scientific and educational institutions, numerous sport facilities, and other culturally and historically significant venues.

Listed as a global city, Manila has its strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport making it the historical, cultural, political, economic and educational center of the Philippines.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MANILA (D)

  • Upon arrival, meet and greet by local representative. Proceed to short sightseeing tour. Dinner. Check-in hotel. Overnight in Manila.

DAY 2: MANILA – TAGAYTAY (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast, proceed to Tagaytay tour visiting Taal Lake, Picnic Grove and Palace in the Sky and Tagaytay Highlands. Overnight.

DAY 3: TAGAYTAY – VILLA ESCUDERO – MANILA (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast, proceed to Laguna Tour with lunch at Villa Escudero. After the tour, back to Manila. Overnight. 

DAY 4: MANILA - CORREGIDOR (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast, proceed to full day Corregidor tour with picnic lunch. Back to hotel. Overnight.

DAY 5: IN MANILA (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast, proceed to shopping tour visiting, Market-Market, Glorietta Mall, Mall of Asia. 

DAY 6: IN MANILA (B)

  • Breakfast. Full day free time for own leisure.

DAY 7: DEPARTURE

  • Free time until transfer to airport for flight back home.


 

  

SIARGAO

Siargao Island is the premier surfing destination in the Philippines nestled in the pristine and preserved backdrop of the Surigao del Norte paradise. Fed by the mighty waves of the Pacific Ocean, this island presents itself as the Philippine alternative to Oahu and Tahiti.

Siargao Island is situated west of Surigao del Norte and is the biggest of the islands belonging to the province. It is approximately 800 kilometers southeast of Manila. This island of roughly 200,000 people boasts a well-preserved wetland of mangroves (the largest in Mindanao) in the west and south, and a sprawling coastline composed of white sand beaches and unspoiled lagoons in the east which faces the Pacific Ocean. The most important town and port of entry is Dapa located south of the island. Other municipalities include General Luna, Pilar, Del Carmen, Burgos, San Benito, San Isidro and Santa Monica.

The island maintains a simple and laid-back economy, lifestyle and culture. The locals rely mostly on copra farming, seaweed propagation and tourism as their sources income. They speak Surigaonon, just as the rest of the province, but English and Filipino are very well understood. Being a haven for surf-loving tourists, the locals are very friendly and hospitable, and have remained loyal and pious in their local traditions and belief systems. With the development of its road network, jeepneys can now take locals, tourists and goods around the island, but the ingenious invention called habal-habal (a motorcycle fitted with iron grills at the sides) still continues to carry passengers between towns. For those who want to hop on the island’s assortment of islets, boats are available to take you one island at a time.

Best Time to Visit
The best time to go surfing in Siargao is from July to November, when the easterly Mindanao current feeds the islands with waves that come from one of the deepest parts of the Pacific. This is the height of the surfing season in the island. If you want to get a glimpse of the other islands around Siargao, then extend up to March or May to get the perfect conditions for island hopping. For game fishers, game fishing season is on August. An annual game fishing competition is sponsored by the provincial government during this month.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MANILA (D)

  • Upon arrival, meet and greet by local representative. Proceed to short sightseeing tour. Dinner. Check-in hotel. Overnight in Manila.

DAY 2: MANILA – SIARGAO (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast. Transfer to airport for flight Siargao. Upon arrival, meet and greet by local representative. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight in Siargao.

DAY 3: ISLAND HOPPING (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast, enjoy Island hopping, swimming and snorkeling with picnic lunch. Dinner at the resort. Overnight in Siargao. 

DAY 4: SOHOTON SUBMARINE CAVE (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast, proceed to Sohoton Submarine Cave Tour with Jellyfish site. Overnight in Siargao.

DAY 5: IN SIARGAO (B)

  • After breakfast, free time for own leisure. Overnight. 

DAY 6: SIARGAO – MANILA (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport for flight back Manila. Upon arrival in Manila, meet and greet by local representative, lunch at local restaurant. Proceed to Pasalubong Shopping. Dinner at local restaurant. Back to hotel. Overnight in Manila.

DAY 7: DEPARTURE

  • Free time until transfer to airport for flight back home.


 

  

PUERTO PRINCESA

The name “Puerto Princesa” to a princess-like maiden who in the early days is said to have roamed around the place on certain nights of the year. On the other hand, practical people attribute the name to the geographical advantages of the place as a seaport, naturally protected the whole year round and endowed with a depth that can accommodate any size of shipping, a royal heaven for vessels or a virtual princess of ports as thus indicated by Spanish Colonizers on the country’s map.

Itinerary

DAY 1:  MANILA-PUERTO PRINCESA (L/D)

  • Upon arrival, meet and greet by local representative, proceed to city tour visiting plaza cuartel, baywalk, rancho mitra, baker’s hill, crocodile farm, binuatan handicrafts, downtown, tiangg-tiangge, wahig. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight

DAY 2:  UNDERGROUND RIVER (B/L/D)

  • Leave resort for Underground river, salvacion view deck, ulugan bay view deck, sabang beach, underground river, underground river park. Overnight

DAY 3:  HONDA BAY TOUR (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast hotel, leave hotel for Honda Bay Tour; for swimming, snorkelling, Island Hopping. Back to hotel. Overnight

DAY 4:  PUERTO PRINCESA-MANILA (B)

  • Free time until transfer to airport for flight back to Manila