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Philippines Express
   
Holiday Length: 7 days
Departs: Daily
Start City: Manila
End City: Cebu
Type of Holiday: Private Holiday

  Our 7 day Philippines Express itinerary is a combination of beach, bush and city with a free day on Bohol - known for its nearby diving, jungle interior, rice terraces and pristine white beaches.  A highlight of your time on Bohol will be viewing (and photographing) the adorable little bug eyed Tarsiers.

ITINERARY           
   
Day 1 - Arrive Manila



Arrive in Manila.  Reception and welcome at the Manila International Airport.  Transfer to your hotel with the rest of the day free to relax and explore.
     
Day 2 - Manila sightseeing






  This morning start your sightseeing tour of the city of Manila by visiting Rizal Park, the walled city of Intramuros, San Agustin Church, Casa Manila, Fort Santiago, Quiapo district, the Chinese Cemetery, flower market and the University of Santo Thomas.
Return to the hotel at the end of the tour, followed by free time for shopping and leisure.   (B, L)
     

Day 3 - Manila to Bohol

 

 

  After an early breakfast at your hotel transfer to Manila domestic airport for the flight to Tagbilaran.  On arrival transfer to your hotel.  The morning is free to enjoy the facilities of the hotel.  In the afternoon take a sightseeing tour of Tagbilaran City. (B, L)
     

Day 4 - Bohol countryside tour

 

 

 

 

 

  Today depart on a full day tour of the Bohol countryside, visiting the centuries old Baclayon church, a man made forest, a traditional blacksmith shop, the Tarsier sanctuary and the Chocolate Hills - several hundreds of uniformly shaped limestone hills that turn brown like chocolate during the dry season.  Proceed to Loboc town to board a boat for the cruise down the Loay River, passing riverside villages, mangroves and nipa palm plantations.  A picnic lunch will be served on board.  At the end of the boat ride board waiting private vehicles and transfer back to your hotel.  (B, L)
     
Day 5 - Bohol Free Day

  Today is free to do your own thing - relax at your beach hotel or perhaps take an optional sightseeing tour. (B)
     

Day 6 - Cebu twin city tour

 

 

 

  After breakfast transfer to the city pier to take the ferry boat to Cebu.  The boat ride will take 1 1/2 hours.  Upon arrival in Cebu transfer to your hotel.  In the afternoon take a tour of Cebu City visiting the monument to the Filipino chieftain Lapu-lapu, the Basilica of the 400-year old image of the Child Jesus, the shrine of the Cross of Magellan, the Spanish Fort of San Pedro and the fully restored 17th century Casa Gorordo mansion.  (B ,L)
     
Day 7 - Cebu departure

  After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

INCLUSIONS







  * 2 nights hotel accommodation in Manila
* 3 nights hotel accommodation in Bohol
* 1 night accommodation in Cebu
* Daily breakfast in the hotel
* Roundtrip private airport transfers
* sightseeing tours and lunch as specified in itinerary
* Ferry transfer from Bohol to Cebu
* Services of an English speaking tour guide
* Entrance fees during the tour

   
EXCLUSIONS:




  * Domestic flights/airfares
* Personal incidentals
* tipping and gratuities
* Drinks & meals not specified in the itinerary
* Travel insurance coverage

     
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