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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 Discovery

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 - Taal Lake & Volcano Trekking

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 - Baguio Discovery

Today, you will head to Baguio with a short stop at Bacolor. Bacolor town is among hundreds of towns and villages, which have been devastated by Mt. Pinatubo's eruption in June 1993. Proceed to Baguio (about 4 hours' drive), the summer capital of the Philippines, and the gateway to the Cordillera, 1,500 km high up in the Cordillera Mountains.


You will visit Burnham ParkMines View ParkCamp John HayBaguio CathedralTam-Awan Village with reconstructed Ifugao and Kalinga huts and also a venue for art exhibits and workshops, Woodcarver's Village, Saint Louis Filigree Shop.

Mines View Park
Mines View Park
Camp John Hay
Camp John Hay
Baguio Cathedral
Baguio Cathedral
Tam-Awan Village
Tam-Awan Village
Accommodation: The Orchard Hotel Baguio

Day 5 - Sagada Discovery

Depart for Sagada via the La Trinidad Valley. Stops can be made at Bell Church where on request you get your fortune told by one of the priests. The scenic drive along the Halsema mountain highway will give you breathtaking views of the vegetable terraces farmed by Benguet tribes.


You will explore Sagada, the quaint little town with its towering pine trees, hanging coffins, subterranean caves used as burial grounds by the natives, eminent limestone cliffs, and nearby scenic falls. Other stunning destinations are Bomod-ok and Bokong FallsDanum Lake, and Weaving Shops. Hike through simple trails which lead to some picturesque summits.

Bomod-ok and Bokong Falls
Bomod-ok and Bokong Falls
Danum Lake
Danum Lake
Accommodation: Agape Log Cabin And Restaurant

Day 6 - Banaue Rice Terrace

In the early morning, you will be driven to Bontoc along the winding mountain trail. Bontoc is the mountain province's capital and crossroads. Your private tour today will show you the Bontoc Museum, which was founded by the Belgian sisters who have been active in the area for decades.


Afternoon, drive to Banaue. The spectacle is breathtaking. Whole chains of mountains terraced from top to bottom for the cultivation of rice sculptured and curved from the steep mountainside by the Ifugaos with their bare hands and crude stone implements centuries ago.

Bontoc Museum
Bontoc Museum
Banaue Rice Terrace
Banaue Rice Terrace
Accommodation: Baleh Boble Guesthouse

Day 7 - Banga-an Village Tour

You will head to the village of Banga-an with a stop at a viewpoint by jeepney this morning. 2 km further at the junction is leading to Batad, and then meet the Ifugao Village folks. In the afternoon, you may want to trek to Banga-an Village from your hotel to visit the wet market and witness a typical Ifugao market day.

Banga-an Village
Banga-an Village
Banaue Jeepney
Banaue Jeepney
Ifugao Village Folks
Ifugao Village Folks
Accommodation: Baleh Boble Guesthouse

Day 8 - Fly to Puerto Princesa

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

Today you will fly to Puerto Princesa. On arrival, you will take a private transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Accommodation: Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa Managed by HII

Day 9 - Trek around Batak Tribe

After breakfast, you will have a full-day trek to the Batak Tribe community, which is believed to arrive in the Philippines about 50,000 years ago. Head to San Rafael where you will start the trek. En route, you can buy a bag of rice, sugar, coffee to donate to the tribal folks. You will have lunch with the Bataks. After the tour, return to the resort.

Batak Tribe Community
Batak Tribe Community
Accommodation: Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa Managed by HII

Day 10 - Subterranean River National Park

This morning, you will head to Sabang (about 1.5 hours' drive) to discover the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. A world heritage site features an 8.2-kilometer navigable underground river, reputed to be the world's longest that winds through a spectacular cave. You can explore the surrounding area near the cave, including bird watching, mountain trekking, a mangrove paddleboat tour, and exploring the deeper part of the forest.

Accommodation: Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa Managed by HII

Day 11 - Head to El Nido

You will take a transfer from Puerto Princesa to El Nido.

Accommodation: Mahogany Resort & Spa

Day 12 - 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 13 - Departure

You will transfer from El Nido to Puerto Princesa airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation

  • 3 Nights in Manila
  • 1 Night in Un-known
  • 1 Night in Un-known
  • 2 Nights in Un-known
  • 3 Nights in Un-known
  • 2 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
The Orchard Hotel Baguio
The Orchard Hotel Baguio
The Orchard Hotel Baguio
The Orchard Hotel Baguio
The Orchard Hotel Baguio
Room Type:Superior Room
Agape Log Cabin And Restaurant
Agape Log Cabin And Restaurant
Agape Log Cabin And Restaurant
Agape Log Cabin And Restaurant
Room Type:Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Baleh Boble Guesthouse
Baleh Boble Guesthouse
Baleh Boble Guesthouse
Baleh Boble Guesthouse
Baleh Boble Guesthouse
Room Type:Triple Room with Private External Bathroom
Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa Managed by HII
Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa Managed by HII
Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa Managed by HII
Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa Managed by HII
Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa Managed by HII
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 The Orchard Hotel Baguio
Day5 Agape Log Cabin And Restaurant
Day6-7 Baleh Boble Guesthouse
Day8-10 Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa Managed by HII
Day11-12 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

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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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Lilah

Well organized tour. All sightseeing, dining. Accommodation and guide service was perfect. I wan't hesitate to go again with UME Travel. Prearrangements were perfect.

Na'im

The Underground River is an amazing work of nature. If you are in Palawan, I would recommend doing this tour. I actually got to do it twice as the first time we headed into the cave system, the audio device was synched up properly. Wear shoes that you don't mind getting wet or bring an extra pair with you. I also went cave spelunking and zip lining. All in all, I enjoyed the tour.

Venijamin

I would recommend the underground river of Puerto Princesa. Such a spectacular visit to this nature-made site! No words or pictures can truly describe the beauty - this is a must-visit for everyone!!! And our guide made our tour extra fun and interesting with his ad-lib, even my teenager enjoyed it as much as me.

Lambaer

Cathy was Amazing at getting our tours together! I really recommend her! She puts your tour together exactly how you want it! And will respond back to you in the same day!

Santiago

This is one travel company that does what it says. This is the second time we have travelled with UME Travel and have found them to be extremely helpful from advice on tours to booking our trips and help both during and after the tour. We would strongly recommend that if you are travelling in any of the regions covered by UME Travel that you take full advantage of their service because you would find it hard to beat them.

Belle

Cathy at UME Travel has been a pleasure to deal with. She has helped us with all aspects of our trip with great efficiency and courtesy. We will be booking with her in the future.

Adelyn

I had the opportunity to see the main attractions of Manila, the tour is very informative and I would recommend anyone to book with UME Travel. The highlight of the tour was the guide , he was well informed as well as professional and very talkative. He was able to give me information about the country as well as the city of Manila. Thanks you so much !!!

Kia

I went to Baguio which is my first time to visit. I saw how nice and cold the place was. Me and my siblings had joined this tour, our guide and driver were always on time. Leo our guide really made it a very comfortable and fun experience. I felt like I was with a longtime friend enjoying the city. I wished I had more time. I would recommend UME Travel and Leo to anyone.

Beelzebub

Best experience of my life thanks to Cathy & UME Travel.

Esta

My Fiance and I had the pleasure of working with Carrie. We recently booked out honeymoon for next year, and so far the process has been great. We had numerous email exchanges in order to get the perfect itinerary. We are excited for our vacation!

Sanjeev

Professional planning & experienced, friendly local guides and drivers.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Warm Welcome Kits

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