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The Philippines is defined by its emerald rice fields, teeming mega-cities, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, smouldering volcanoes, 7,000 islands, pristine beaches, marvellous natural wonders, historic sites, bug-eyed tarsiers, fuzzy water buffalo and smiling, happy-go-lucky people.  As a destination if offers the opportunity to pack in many exciting things to see and do.

The Philippines is a land apart from mainland Southeast Asia – geographically, spiritually and culturally. The country's overwhelming Catholicism, the result of 350 years of Spanish rule, is its most obvious enigma. Vestiges of the Spanish era include fiestas, unique Spanish-Filipino colonial architecture and centuries-old stone churches. Modern day Malls, fast-food chains and widespread spoken English followed in later years. Yet despite these outside influences, the country remains very much its own unique entity. The people are, simply, Filipinos – and proud of it. Welcoming, warm and upbeat, it is they who captivate visitors.

The Philippines isn't just about finding an isolated beach and relaxing ... from kayaking, kiteboarding, canyoning surfing and spelunking, the Philippines can cater to the active outdoor market. Divers have long been aware of the country's great opportunities. Freshwater pursuits include rafting and wakeboarding. Back on terra firma, trekking can be done just about anywhere, while rock climbing is gaining popularity. Another highlight are the UNESCO sites, Nature Parks and stunning scenery.

Private Holidays

07 day Philippines Express - ex Manila
08 day Highlights of Luzon - ex Manila
09 day Philippines Family Holiday - ex Cebu
10 day Philippines Select & Mix - ex Cebu
10 day Highlands to Islands - ex Manila
13 day Philippine Islands Explorer
- ex Manila
13 day Best of the Philippines  - ex Manila
14 day Island Explorer - ex Manila              



MD Robyn Galloway discovered the amazing Virgin Island Sandbar on a day trip from the Island of Bohol. 
The Philippine beaches are vastly underrated: they are clean, the sea is warm and offers great snorkelling, swimming or diving.  Dining out is cheap and the locals are very friendly and welcoming.
Innovative travel is excited to be promoting this amazing destination to families, friends or couples.
Robyn flew with Philippine Airlines ex Auckland.  The friendliness of the crew was amazing; the on-board cuisine and full on-board service excellent. 
The airline offers excellent return fares & some great island add ons
- click on their logo above for timetable information -

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