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Island Explorer
Holiday Length: 13 days
Departs: Daily
Start City: Manila
End City: Cebu
Type of Holiday: Private Holiday
Priced from NZD4,445 pp share twin

The Islands Explorer tour is the perfect choice for those wishing to explore as many islands as possible on a two week holiday and embrace the variety offered by the Philippines. Take in buzzing cities, volcanoes, subterranean
rivers and some of the world's greatest beaches on this perfect holiday. A truly memorable combination of stunning beaches and natural splendour. 


ITINERARY          
   
Day 1
  Manila Arrival


Arrival transfer to your hotel located in the commercial district of Makati.
     
Day 2
  Manila
    Set out for a tour of Manila. See Rizal Park, the historic city of Intramuros, San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago. After lunch drive to Quiapo District, often referred to as the heart of Manila and visit the Chinese Cemetery. (B,L)
     
Day 3
  Manila - Legazpi

  Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Legazpi famous for the majestic Mayon Volcano considered the 'world's most perfect' due to its symmetrical conical shape. Visit the site of the buried town of Cagsawa destroyed by an eruption in 1814. See Our Lady of the Gate Parish Church famous for its rich baroque architecture. Later attend a cooking demonstration and help the chef prepare traditional local dishes such as Bicol Express and Laing that you will then savour for lunch. (B,L)
Afternoon optional adventurous ATV tour to the Lava Wall of Mayon Volcano.
     
Day 4
  Legazpi - Puerto Princesa (Palawan)

  Transfer to the airport and flight to Palawan (via Manila). On arrival take a short orientation tour of Puerto Princesa and transfer to your hotel. (B)
     
Day 5
  Palawan (Honda Bay)

  This morning board a shared motorised boat and head out to Honda Bay. Cruise the beautiful waters of the bay and visit various islands. A picnic lunch will be served and there will be time for snorkelling and relaxing before you return to your hotel. (B, L)
     
Day 6    Palawan (Underground River)

  Today explore the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, one of the most important biodiversity conservation areas in the Philippines and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Embark on a small boat that will take you for a fascinating tour of the caves. (B,L)
     
Day 7
  Puerto Princesa - Boracay

  Transfer to the airport for your flight to Boracay (via Manila). Arrival transfer by land and boat to your hotel.
(B,L)
     
Day 8 - 9
  Boracay

  Two days at leisure to relax in Boracay and its stunning 4km long white sand beach . (B)
     
Day 10
  Boracay - Bohol

  Fly to Bohol (via Manila ). Arrival transfer to your beach hotel on Panglao Island. (B)
     
Day 11
  Bohol

  Spend the day exploring Bohol on tour taking in the main sights of this beautiful island. See the famous Chocolate Hills and get a chance to spot the rare world's smallest primate as you visit the Tarsier Sanctuary. Later board a river boat for a leisurely lunchtime cruise down the Loboc River. (B,L)
   
Day 12
  Bohol

 

  Day at leisure to relax or optional dolphin watching and snorkelling tour to Pamilacan Island. (B)
     
Day 13
  Bohol - Cebu

  Morning transfer to the port to board your modern ferry to Cebu. On arrival, depart for a tour of Cebu.  See the imposing Taoist Temple, the magnificent Basilica Minore de Santo Nino built in 1565, Magellan's Cross and San Pedro Fort. Later, on Mactan Island visit
the Lapu-Lapu Monument which marks the defeat of Magellan and visit a renowned guitar and ukulele factory. (B,L)

     
Day 14
  Cebu departure
    Departure transfer to the airport for your onward flight.  (B)

INCLUSIONS




  Private air conditioned transfers and transportation
• Accommodation in your choice of tourist, first or deluxe class hotels (or best available)
• Sightseeing, activities, meals and entrance fees as per the itinerary
• Professional private English speaking local guides
• Modern ferry Bohol/Cebu

   
NOTES




  • Domestic flights are not included (as they can usually be purchased at a more advantageous rate when booked in conjunction with international airfares) but can be included if required.
• Sightseeing is private in Manila, Bohol and Cebu, and on a shared basis in Legazpi and Palawan.
     

     
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