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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 - Fly to Bohol

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: City Garden Hotel Makati

Day 4 - 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 5 - Whale Shark & Dolphin Watching

Start in the early morning at Baclayon or Panglao to Pamilacan Island, and then board a motorized outrigger boat. The boat's crews are former whale shark hunters who now work as “whale shark spotters”. Several species of dolphins including the playful spinner dolphins are considered inhabitants in the area. At least six different species of whales shark (toothed and baleen) are also seen between March to June. The toothed whale sharks are reportedly sighted from February to November while the baleen whales are sighted from February to August.

Watch Whale Shark
Watch Whale Shark
Watching Dolphins
Watching Dolphins
Outrigger Boat
Outrigger Boat
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 - Ferry Transfer to Cebu

You will be escorted to the seaport for your ferry boat to Cebu. Upon arrival, be escorted to your hotel and enjoy some leisure time.

Accommodation: Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

Day 8 - Cebu Discovery

This day's private tour of Cebu covers many of its historical landmarks: Lapu-Lapu MonumentMagellan's Cross, and Santo Nino Church. Drive through scenic Beverly Hills and then visit the Chinese Taoist Temple and Fort San Pedro. Indulge yourself in the shopping bargains of Cebu's handicrafts at the local souvenir shops and the colorful Carbon market.


Lunch will be served at a local restaurant where you can sample the famous Cebu Lechon (roasted pig). You will also have the opportunity to visit a guitar factory and take a short Tricycle ride - means of local transport on Mactan Island. 

Lapu-Lapu Monument
Lapu-Lapu Monument
Santo Nino Church
Santo Nino Church
Fort San Pedro
Fort San Pedro
Cebu Lechon
Cebu Lechon
Tricycle
Tricycle
Accommodation: Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

Day 9 - Fly to Puerto Princesa and Transfer to El Nido

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


Today you will fly to Puerto Princesa. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a scenic drive to El Nido (about 5 hours), and then take a boat ride to check in the resort.

Accommodation: Mahogany Resort & Spa

Day 10 - El Nido Island Hopping

The islands hopping tours in El Nido are organized into 4 different itineraries (creatively named, A, B, C, & D). Generally, Tour A is known for lagoons and beaches, B for caves and islands, C for great snorkeling and a shrine, and D somewhere in between, featuring island beaches. Each individual tour is unique and will take you on a journey to explore a different area of El Nido’s surrounding islands.


Today you will join the El Nido Tour A

The El Nido Tour A Lagoons and Beaches tour will take you to the most awe-inspiring rock formations and lagoons which can only be found in Bacuit Bay. The tour will take you to the following lagoons and beaches:

Secret Lagoon is located in a small island reminiscent of the movie "The Beach" surrounded by limestone karst cliffs. As you enter into a small hole, you will see a massive caldera that was once a cave which collapsed and now is surrounded by karst cliffs. In the middle is a lagoon.

Shimizu Island - is an island with stunning limestone cliffs where swiftlet nest and produce the much sought after bird's nest soup, believed by Asians to have healing powers. Here the guides will prepare for you a sumptuous meal while you snorkel in the nearby coral reef.

Big Lagoon - a visit to Big Lagoon is a running tour onboard the outrigger boat, approaching the lagoon in the middle of karst limestone formations you are welcomed by water so clear and full of marine life. The big lagoon is a breeding ground for fishes and crustaceans.

Payong - Payong Beach - a past alternative to Shimizu Island when overpopulated, this beach is another beautiful white-sand beach in Matinloc. The karst cliffs here are easier to manage compared to the other areas and can be climbed comfortably for a view of the surrounding area.

Seven Commandos Beach - The final destination after a long day on tour. Seven Commandos is named after the 7 remaining Japanese commandos who lived on the island as stragglers after World War II. The island has a long white sandy beach lined with palms trees.

Secret Lagoon
Secret Lagoon
Shimizu Island
Shimizu Island
Seven Commandos Beach
Seven Commandos Beach
Accommodation: Mahogany Resort & Spa

Day 11 - Free Day

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

Accommodation: Mahogany Resort & Spa

Day 12 - Transfer to Puerto Princesa for Onward Flight

You will take a private transfer to Puerto Princesa for your onward flight.

Accommodation

  • 3 Nights in Manila
  • 3 Nights in Bohol
  • 2 Nights in Un-known
  • 3 Nights in Un-known
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
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Room Type:Deluxe Room
Mahogany Resort & Spa
Mahogany Resort & Spa
Mahogany Resort & Spa
Mahogany Resort & Spa
Mahogany Resort & Spa
Room Type:Bungalow with Garden View

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-3 City Garden Hotel Makati
Day4-6 Blue Planet Panglao Hydrospa
Day7-8 Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Day9-11 Mahogany Resort & Spa

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.

13 Reviews

4.78/5
Koby

Alex Quan had been very helpful in planning it as we made many changes. Everything was great except the service at one hotel, but when we informed UME Travel about it they were very responsive. Really enjoyed the trip.

Mignon

Thank you ALEX for the greatest tour ever. It was three years ago that my daughter and I visited your country and we are still talking about it. Our tour guide, Leo was the best and we miss him. Please say Hello to him for us and extend our best wishes for a happy holiday season.

Lucrè

Second time with UME Travel, Exceed our expectations.All suggestion about hotels, visits were very apropriate. Everything is ready in time, the guides were very kind and made their best to make our visit unforgettable.

Ruprecht

Alex Quan was very responsive to emails and to all of my many questions. He was very helpful in putting together an excellent itinerary.He reviewed different options and was able to modify his original suggested plan to incorporate activities and locations that I requested.

Rachel

Phoebe fromUME Travel has been very professional and super reactive, answering all our specific requests and questions.Thank you for your great support in organising this trip!

Rizwana

We looked at many tours before choosing UME Travel. From first contact Alex was polite, friendly and totally accommodating to our questions and changes. Nothing was too much trouble. He was proactive in suggesting changes to enhance our holiday plans. Thanks Alex!

Aeschylus

Carrie is totally superb. She is so helpful and positive, getting everything organised and coming up with great, creative ideas for our family holiday. I love her positive, 'can do' attitude. Outstanding service. Thanks.

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WOW! So glad we booked with UME Travel, had great tour guides and great hotels! Thank You.

Dzvonimir

This is my second time using UME Travel and for both tours Carrie has organised everything perfectly. She is so helpful and responsive and goes out of his way to ensure that our holiday is perfect. Thank you Carrie.

Iapetus

I have traveled to many places in the world just for snorkeling and I must say that EL NIDO tour c is one of the most beautiful, cleanest, and coolest destinations to do so. But not only that, the food of the tour is very very good, and the view during the whole tour is just breathtaking. It took me 3 days to get to EL NIDO from Mexico, and it was completely worth it. I have rarely seen so many colorful fish together.

Aemiliana

Boat trip to the hidden lagoon was excellent and the guide provided first class guidance. The tour guide, namely JACK and the group is very friendly and preparing our yummy lunch.We really enjoyed it, will definitely recommend.

Hajni

The team of tour guides and boatmen is incredible. They are very funny and have great attitudes. Made the experience a whole new level better. Of course the tour itself is a 100% worth it. The snorkelling, island hopping and the lagoons are out of this world.

Adinah

Swimming with the whale sharks is something I'll never forget. The tour was very well organised. The tour guide (Lina) and driver were lovely and very efficient. I would highly recommend to all of you!

service

our driver
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.