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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.
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.
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.
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 Park, Mines View Park, Camp John Hay, Baguio Cathedral, Tam-Awan Village with reconstructed Ifugao and Kalinga huts and also a venue for art exhibits and workshops, Woodcarver's Village, Saint Louis Filigree Shop.
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 Falls, Danum Lake, and Weaving Shops. Hike through simple trails which lead to some picturesque summits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 11 - Head to El Nido
You will take a transfer from Puerto Princesa to El Nido.
Day 12 - Free Day
Day of leisure. Relax at your hotel or explore the surrounding area, or join more resort-programmed activities.
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All excursions specified in the itinerary
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 !!!
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.
Best experience of my life thanks to Cathy & UME Travel.
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