Working to a Budget
If you have a budget, let us know. It will be helpful in allowing us to include as much as you want in a Philippines holiday. Let us know the destinations you wish to visit, number in your party, and kind of accommodation you require. If your budget is impractical, we will let you know.
At Philippine Trails, the majority of Holidays and Tours we plan are all privately arranged. As you may imagine, in a country made up of 7,107 islands, the combinations and possibilities are endless!
We are sometimes asked why we don't put prices on most of our itineraries, and the answer is simple. There are numerous dependant constituents, and it is rare that two requests are ever identical. We guarantee you a genuine personal, and bespoke service.
Some companies will quote holidays and accommodation, but leave out the cost of internal flights. Often they'll give a price "excluding Goverment Taxes and Service Charge" - which in itself can add almost a quarter (22%) to your bill! When we give a personal quote for our tours and holidays, we include internal flights and ferries, as well as Government taxes and service charge, correct at the time of pricing and subject to availability at the time of booking.
We are sure you won't find our privately tailored tour itineraries, with the same accommodation, excursions, and inclusions, offered at a cheaper price anywhere! Check the great feedback we've received from guests, too.
When planning an itinerary we take into account many factors, including:
• Length of Stay
• Dates of Travel
• Super Peak, Peak, or Low Season
• Destinations to be visited
• Domestic Flight & Ferry Costs
• The Number Travelling
• If Children are Included
• Room Sharing Options. (Triple-sharing is often possible, and/ or extra beds can be included for young children.)
• Standard of Accommodation
• Excursions & Activities
Working to a Budget
Although it is not necessary, it can be helpful to let us have a guide to your budget, as well as your proposed dates of travel, interests (beaches, history, scenery, activities etc.,) plus number travelling. A lot of work goes into preparing itineraries, to ensure they are suitable, and having a rough idea of your budget, plus other factors, can save a lot of time on both sides.
We will endeavour to work to your budget whenever possible, and will let you know if it isn't, or is impractical!
Many of our guests are first-time visitors, and we are quite used to answering the questions they may have. We hope those considering a holiday in the Philippines will find much of the information they need on this website, but if you have any questions, please dont hesitate to ask.
We are delighted when we receive great feedback from guests whose arrangements we have made!
Please note, we quote holidays as an overall package, (excluding international flights). It is impractical for us to quote in any other way.
We work closely with hotels and resorts with whom we have built a good relationship and trust. Tours, transfers and excursions are arranged by our own staff in Manila, or by associates and partners throughout the Philippines.