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Philippines Express  
Holiday Length: 7 days
Departs: Daily
Start City: Manila
End City: Cebu
Type of Holiday: Private Holiday    
  Discover the wonders of The Philippines archipelago with a 7 day itinerary combining beach, nature and culture.  Explore vibrant Manila, catch a glimpse of Cebu's rich history and relax on the pristine beaches of Bohol where you can also get up close to the adorable bug-eyed tarsiers.

 

ITINERARY           
   
Day 1 - Arrive Manila

  Arrive in Manila.  Meet, assist and private transfer to your hotel with the rest of the day free to relax and explore.
     

Day 2 - Manila







 

  This morning discover Manila's highlights; Walk along the cobblestone streets of the historic walled city of Intramuros. Visit the medieval fortress of Fort Santiago, built by the Spaniards in 1571 and the UNESCO protected San Agustin Church. Pass by the beautiful Rizal Park before exploring Manila's central district, Quiapo with its markets, jeepney terminals and bazaars. 
Continue to the Chinese Cemetery, the flower market & the University of Santo Thomas. The afternoon at leisure for shopping and further exploration at your own pace. (B,L)
     
Day 3 - Manila to Tagbilaran (Bohol)



  Morning transfer to Manila Domestic Airport for your flight to Tagbilaran (Bohol).  Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel with free time to freshen-up before joining your local guide on the streets of Tagbilaran City for an orientation tour (B, L, D).
     

Day 4 - Bohol


 

 

  Depart on a tour visiting Bohol's main sights including the centuries-old Baclayon church, the Tarsier sanctuary and the Chocolate Hills, several hundreds of uniformly-shaped limestone hills that turn brown like chocolate during the dry season. Continue to Loboc for a cruise down the Loay River, passing riverside villages & mangroves while savouring lunch on board. Return to your hotel in the afternoon. (B,L,D)
     
Day 5 - Bohol

  Today is free to do your own thing - relax at your beach hotel or perhaps take an optional sightseeing tour. (B)
     
Day 6 - Bohol - Cebu








  This morning transfer to the pier and catch the ferry to Cebu. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel with remainder of your morning at leisure. This afternoon, discover the heritage of Cebu; visit the imposing Taoist Temple, the magnificent Basilica Minore de Santo Nino built in 1565, Magellan's Cross and San Pedro Fort. Continue to Mactan Island visit the Lapu-Lapu Monument which marks the defeat of Magellan and visit a renowned guitar & ukulele factory. Dinner at local restaurant. (B,D)
     
Day 7 - Cebu departure

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

INCLUSIONS



                               

                                 
  * Private air conditioned transfers and transportation
* Modern ferry from Bohol to Cebu
* Accommodation in your choice of tourist, first or deluxe class hotel
* Professional private English-speaking local guides
* Private sightseeing, activities, meals and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
     
NOTE:

  Sightseeing is private except for the Loboc River lunch cruise in Bohol, which is on a cruise with other passengers.
     
EXCLUSIONS:




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

     
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