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Philippine Islands Explorer
 
Holiday Length: 13 days
Departs: Daily
Start City: Manila
End City: Manila
Type of Holiday: Private Holiday

Visit Manila, Boracay, Cebu, Bohol and Palawan - each Island with something different to offer.  Highlights include the sights of Manila; Island hopping in Boracay and Palawan to beautiful white beaches; an underground river tour through limestone caves (pictured) in a biodiversity conservation area; see the smallest primate and the largest shark in the world.  Not to mention stunning architecture and hill/forest scenery.

ITINERARY          
   
Day 1
  Manila Arrival


Arrive at NAIA International airport and transfer to your hotel.  Tonight a pick up and transfer is arranged for a Welcome Dinner.  (D)
     
Day 2
  Manila sightseeing
    After breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up for your full day Manila sightseeing tour which includes lunch at a local restaurant.  Your tour includes the Mall of Asia, Rizal Park, The Walled City of Intramuros, San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago.
     
Day 3
  Manila - Boracay Island




  Transfer to the airport for a flight to Caticlan Airport followed by a land and boat transfer to Boracay island.  After checking into your hotel the remainder of the day is free to explore or relax in this island paradise known for its sun, sand, water sports, water activities and exhilarating nightlife.  (B)
     
Day 4
  Boracay island hopping tour


  Breakfast in the hotel followed to your Island Hopping Tour (including a picnic lunch).    (B, L)
     
Day 5
  Boracay to Cebu Island



  After breakfast set off for your sea and land transfer from the hotel to Caticlan Airport.  Depart for Cebu.  On arrival transferred to your hotel.  You will be picked up for your Twin City Tour followed by dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
     
Day 6    Cebu Whaleshark encounter


  After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Sumilon.  Proceed to Whaleshark watching with Southern Cebu Tours, including lunch.  (B, L)
     
Day 7
  Cebu - Bohol



  After breakfast check out of your hotel and transfer to the port of Cebu for the ferry trip to Bohol Port.  Transfer to the hotel with the rest of the day free.  Lunch at a local restaurant and dinner in the hotel tonight. (B, L, D)
     
Day 8
  Bohol countryside tour





  After breakfast you'll be picked up for the Bohol Countryside Tour, which included lunch on the River Cruise. Your tour includes a visit to the Blood Compact Site, Tarsier Conservation Centre, a Man-made forest of thousands of mahogany trees and the Chocolate hills (over 1000 haycock hills which turn brown during the dry season.  Return to your hotel at the end of the tour, with dinner there tonight.  (B, L, D)
     
Day 9
  Free day


  Free time in Bohol to do what you want - relax at the hotel, do more sightseeing etc - the choice is yours.  Dinner tonight at your hotel.  (B, D)
     
Day 10
  Bohol to Puerto Princesa 


  After breakfast check out of your Bohol hotel and transfer to Tagbilaran Airport for your flight to manilla and  onto Puerto Princesa.  There will be a brief city tour with lunch at a local restaurant.  (B, L)
     
Day 11
  Honda Bay island hopping tour





  Transfer to Honda Bay Wharf for the start of your Island Hopping tour.  Picnic lunch will be held on one of the islands.  There are many natural wonders waiting for you in the form of idyllic islands and islets where you can find a variety of interesting flora and fauna.  Be prepared for a day of snorkeling, swimming and fish feeding.  Island stops include Starfish, Luli and Cowrie Islands. (B, L)
     
Day 12
  Underground River Tour

 

  Your morning Underground River Tour includes a picnic lunch.  Nicknamed the Last Frontier of the Philippines, Palawan will astonish you with its natural wonders like this underground river that is part of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park - one of the most important biodiversity conservation areas in the Philippines.  A motorised banca (boat) will take you to the underground cave for a 1-hour cave tour.
     
Day 13
  Puerto Princesa to Manila


  After breakfast check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for departure of Puerto Princesa to Manila flight.  Free time until your departure from Manila. (B)

INCLUSIONS






  * 12 nights hotel accomodation
* Meals as specified in the itinerary
* Roundtrip airport transfers
* Transfers during tours
* Excursions and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
* Admission and entrance fees
* Services of a licensed English speaking tour guide

   
EXCLUSIONS





  * all domestic flights/airfares
* drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary
* Travel insurance
* Porterage in Hotel/Airport/Seaport
* Tipping and gratuities
* Other incidental charges that are personal in nature
     

     
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