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Day 1 - Welcome to Philippines!

Today you will fly to Manila, which is the capital of the Philippines and is the home to many significant architectural and cultural landmarks of the country. On arrival, your private guide will welcome you at the arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: City Garden Hotel Makati

Day 2 - Manila City Tour

Your full-day private tour today will start with the Casa Manila Museum and the San Agustin Church. Afterward, you will take a ‘calesa’, a horse-drawn carriage which is still being used as a form of public transport, to the Manila Cathedral


You will then walk to Fort Santiago and Rizal Shrine. Continue to see the bizarre Chinese Cemetery, the oldest district of Manila-Quiapo, and the vibrant Binondo in Chinatown. Your last stop is Makati, the top-notch shopping, many dining districts.

Makati
Makati
Fort Santiago
Fort Santiago
Manila Cathedral
Manila Cathedral
Horse-drawn Carriage Ride (Calesa)
Horse-drawn Carriage Ride (Calesa)
Accommodation: City Garden Hotel Makati

Day 3 - Tekking Tour of Taal Lake and Volcano

Head south through the Manila’s suburbs to Taal Lake and Volcano. Reputed to be the world’s smallest active volcano, last erupting in 1965, it sits, rather uniquely, within a large crater lake, on an island, within another lake! Hop aboard an outrigger boat to cruise across the water to Taal Volcano Island. Trek uphill to the rim of the crater for impressive panoramic views across the green crater lake, to the mountains in the distance and down into the center of the volcano itself. Visit the heritage town of Taal: one of the best-preserved Spanish colonial settlements in the country, home to some beautifully restored 18th and 19th-century ancestral houses, as well as the imposing Basilica de San Martin de Tours, allegedly the largest church in Asia.

Taal Lake and Volcano
Taal Lake and Volcano
Basilica de San Martin de Tours
Basilica de San Martin de Tours
Accommodation: City Garden Hotel Makati

Day 4 - Fly to Bohol Island

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the airport for your onward flight.


Today you will fly to Bohol. On arrival, your private guide will welcome you at the arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa

Day 5 - Chocolate Hills & Tarsier Sanctuary

Today, you will visit the highlights of Bohol, including the UNESCO site of the Chocolate Hills, the Tarsier Sanctuary for those awesome little creatures, and a cruise on the scenic Loboc River.

Chocolate Hills
Chocolate Hills
Tarsier Sanctuary
Tarsier Sanctuary
Loboc River Cruise
Loboc River Cruise
Accommodation: Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa

Day 6 - Free Day

Day of leisure. Relax at your hotel or explore the surrounding area, or join more resort-programmed activities.

Accommodation: Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa

Day 7 - Dumaguete Discovery

You will be escorted to the seaport for your ferry boat to Dumaguete. 


Today, you will take a city tour of Dumaguete, including the Silliman University and Anthropological Museum. Next is a visit to the Hikaban Cooperative and Clay town Pottery where you can observe how locals weave pina cloth and craft earthenwares. Continue to the well-landscaped Freedom Park, the new Aqua Sports Center, the bustling public market, and the cathedral bell tower built-in 1811 to forewarn the townsfolk against Muslim marauders.


A quick trip down south of Dumaguete takes you to Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage which houses the stonecraft factory and showroom in Bacong, as well as the century-old Bacong Church. Lastly, you will ride a calesa through the stretch of Rizal Boulevard, and visit the souvenir shops along the downtown strip of the city.

Silliman University
Silliman University
Cathedral Bell Tower
Cathedral Bell Tower
Bacong Church
Bacong Church
Horse-drawn Carriage Ride (Calesa)
Horse-drawn Carriage Ride (Calesa)
Accommodation: Rovira Suites

Day 8 - Dolphin Watching & Manjuyod Sandbar

Less than two hours away from Dumaguete lies a pristine, 7 kilometer stretch of premium white sand known as the Manjuyod Sandbar. Start your island escapade with an early hotel pick up and you'll soon be on your way to Bais for a chance to see majestic dolphins. If you're lucky, you may spot some pantropical spotted dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and maybe even some long-snouted spinner dolphins! A friendly boat guide will then bring you to the Manjuyod White Sandbar, where you can picnic, swim, sunbathe or just chill out. Also called the Sumapao Shoal, the sandbar has an estimated 600-hectare total strip area, including the submerged portions. On the island, you can find native wooden houses built on stilts, which look like they are floating on the sea during high tide. Shortly afternoon, you'll hop back on your boat for a hearty lunch as you cruise back to Bais. You’ll surely be refreshed as you head back to your hotel after a fun-filled day of exploration.

Watch Dolphin
Watch Dolphin
Manjuyod Sandbar
Manjuyod Sandbar
Accommodation: Rovira Suites

Day 9 - Departure

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation

  • 3 Nights in Manila
  • 3 Nights in Bohol
  • 2 Nights in Dumaguete
City Garden Hotel Makati
City Garden Hotel Makati
City Garden Hotel Makati
City Garden Hotel Makati
City Garden Hotel Makati
Room Type:Executive Twin Room
Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa
Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa
Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa
Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa
Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa
Room Type:Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
Rovira Suites
Rovira Suites
Rovira Suites
Rovira Suites
Rovira Suites
Room Type:Deluxe Queen

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-3 City Garden Hotel Makati
Day4-6 Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa
Day7-8 Rovira Suites

Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast

Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

  • Well screened Hotels

    Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.

  • Super nice location

    Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.

TransportPrivate & Air-conditioned

All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises

Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space

  • Best-time flight

    No early get up. No late arrival.

  • Better seats

    Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.

GuidePrivate & Professional

Expert English-speaking local guide

MealsSafe & Authentic

All meals specified in the itinerary

  • Satisfying food

    Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!

  • Local specialities

    Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!

  • Little snack

    Wanna try authentic local snack? Please follow us!

SupportUseful Package & 24/7 Local Service

Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day

24/7 helpline while you are travelling

ExcursionsAll listed in the above Itnerary

All excursions specified in the itinerary

All entrance fees specified in the itinerary

Not included
Flights

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

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Professional Guides & Drivers

We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

our hotel
Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

local
Local Available 7/24

You will have our local team's urgency contact number and we are available whenever and wherever. If you meet any problem or need any help, just make a phone call and everything will be settled down at a time.

welcome kit
Warm Welcome Kits

We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.