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11-Day Tour in the Philippines

Date:2017-09-07 15:13Source:Audley TravelBy:ErinEditor:ErinViews:4179
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Day 1 International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Manila.

Day 2 Manila

On arrival in Manila, you will check in at your hotel and then hort for your 1.52.5 hours ferry journey across to Bohol. This ferry is heavily air conditioned, so please pack a jumper or fleece. Upon arrival in Bohol, you will be collected and taken to the peaceful surroundings of the Ananyana. This boutique property boasts an excellent spa and a great restaurant with direct access to a small beach.

The beach near Manila

Day 3 Manila

This morning you will be collected from your hotel for a full day tour of Manila, including Intramuros and St. Agustin Church. You will make a stop for lunch at a typical Filipino restaurant.

St. Agustin Church

Day 4 Banaue

Today you will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast for a long journey by road up into the Mountain Provinces of Luzon. Inclusive of stops, this journey takes roughly eight to nine hours. The change in scenery is fantastic from suburban Manila, through the plains of paddy fields and up into mountainous hills and river valleys. It gets chilly at night in the highlands, so please pack a fleece or jumper.


Rice Terrace in North Luzon 

Day 5 Banaue

You will spend the day around the Banaue area marveling at the rice pyramids that the town is famous for as well as heading further afield to a local village to actually wander amongst a valley of rice terraces.

Banaue Rice Terrace

Day 6 Sagada

Today you will leave the Banaue area and head to the relaxed, hillside town of Sagada where you will break for lunch. This journey has many good photo stops and you will see not only rice terraces but also vegetable terraces planted in aesthetic geometric patterns. In Sagada, there is the opportunity to see tribal coffins stacked in their hundreds in a local cave and also various coffins hanging to limestone rock faces. Then you will stop off in the town of Bontoc and head to a small museum with an interesting collection of tribal artifacts and historical information. In the afternoon you will drive from Sagada to Mt. Data where you will overnight. The scenery on this drive is stunning.

 tribal coffins

Day 7 Baguio City

In the morning you will be driven back towards Baguio City. This drive gradually takes you from the rice and vegetable terraces in the mountains and back towards the plains.

Baguio City

Day 8 Cebu

Your journey today will take you back to Manila along a slightly different route to the one that was taken on your way north. This journey will take roughly six hours. Upon arrival in Manila, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Cebu. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

The beach in Cebu

Day 9 Cebu

You have a half day city tour of Cebu today.

The beach in Cebu

Day 10 Cebu

A further day at leisure to enjoy the hotel, relax on the beach or maybe head out to explore the Cebu city and the surrounding area.

The beach in Cebu

Day 11 International return flight

Today you will be taken to the airport for your flight back to Manila. You will arrive with enough time to be collected and taken across town to the international airport terminal for your onward flight home.

The best time to visit: 

From January to May; December

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