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Manila • Legaspi • Donsol • Puerto Princesa • El Nido • Boracay • Cebu • Bohol • Manila

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Manila Bay, Manila

ITINERARY: Day 1 - Arrival

Arrival Manila - Our representative will meet you at the airport and facilitate your hotel transfer. The remainder of the day is free at leisure for you to relax.

Our holidays usually start and finish in Manila - the Philippines’ vibrant, bustling, capital. Many of the cities that make up Metro-Manila consist of a sophisticated collection of tall, modern buildings, and shopping malls. Manila has plenty of attractions, modern shopping centres, lively nightlife, restaurants and cafés. Its people are polite, and very welcoming to visitors.

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Mt Mayon, Legaspi, Philippines

Day 2 - Manila to Legaspi & Transfer to Donsol

Check out Hotel. Transfer to Airpor for Flight to Legaspi. Arrive Legaspi, transfer to Donsol.

Legaspi City is one of the Bicol Region's top tourist destinations, famous for the Philippines' most active, and almost perfectly formed, Mayon volcano.

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Whale Shark, Donsol, Philippines

Day 3 - Whale Shark Interaction. Evening Firefly Watching River Tour

The largest annual congregation of Whale Sharks is in Donsol from December to May.

These gentle giants are migratory animals, found in warm tropical waters as they follow their food supply.

Evening Firefly Cruise on Sogod River. The Fireflies should not be missed, and it is easy to get mesmerised by their dancing!

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Intramuros, Manila

Day 4 - Donsol to Legaspi

Enjoy a tour of Albay, first taking the road up Mt Mayon to enjoy spectacular views. See surrounding areas that have been affected by the volcano over the years, such as the Cagsawa Ruins, the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Porteria (Our Lady of the Gate), Deraga, and the Padang barangay of Legaspi City, which was buried in a landslide of ash and giant boulders as recently as 2006.

Also explore the Hoyop-Hoyopan cave, with its impressive stalagmites and stalactites, and Japanese tunnels. Ligñon Hill Nature Park offers commanding views over Legaspi and the city airport, as well as on Mt Mayon. The brave can also enjoy a zip-line ride here!

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Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

Day 5 - Legaspi to Puerto Princesa

Transfer to Airport. Flight back to Manila. Connecting flight to Puerto Princesa. Transfer to Resort.

Puerto Princesa is the capital of Palawan, and is built alongside the beautiful Honda Bay.

The bay offers boat trips, and there are good snorkelling opportunities for lovers of marine life.

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

Day 6 - Puerto Princesa - Honda Bay Island Hopping

Honda Bay Island Hopping, joining small group, inclusive of lunch

Other local attractions include the Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Centre, which looks after the two species of Philippines' crocodiles.

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St Paul's Underground River, Palawan, Philippines

Day 7 - St Paul's Underground River Tour

St Paul's Underground River: Awarded World Heritage Site status in 1999, this national park runs for 5 miles through a limestone cave before opening out into a lagoon. A sandbar separates the lagoon from the sea.

The site is approximately 50 miles north of Puerto Princesa, and one first takes the road to Sabang, which has one of Palawan's most beautiful beaches.

This area is extremely active with wildlife, including Philippine macaques, monitor lizards and the highly endangerd, flightless, tabon bird.

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Palawan scenery, Philippines

Day 8 - Puerto Princesa to El Nido

Transfer to EL Nido. Arrive El Nido, check into your Resort

From the towering marble cliffs and enchanting lagoons to its white sandy beaches and lush jungle, El Nido is one of the top tourist destinations in Palawan, which is often referred to as the Philippines' Last Frontier.

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El Nido, Philippines

Day 9 - El Nido Island Hopping Tour

Island Hopping Tour joining small group, inclusive of lunch

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El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Day 10 - El Nido Free Time at Leisure

Today, enjoy the scenery, or maybe take a trek into the jungle, with an experienced guide, to see both hot springs and cool pools, (where you can take a refreshing dip), before enjoying a barbecue lunch.

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Boats at Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

Day 11 - El Nido to Puerto Princesa

Check out Resort. Return to Puerto Princesa.

Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

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Puerto Princesa Airport, Palawan, Philippines

Day 12 - Puerto Princesa to Boracay

Transfer to Airport for Flight to Manila, and onward connecting flight to Panay island

Here we transfer to the port at Caticlan, on Panay Island, for the short boat ride across to Boracay. Arriving on Boracay, we transfer you to your Resort.

Tripadvisor recently voted Boracay as the No.1 beach & sun destination in the whole of Asia. The famous White Beach has powdery sand and stretches for two and a half miles.

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Boracay, Philippines

Day 13 - Free Time at Leisure on Boracay

Free time at Leisure on Boracay Island

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Boracay, Philippines

Day 14 - Free Time at Leisure on Boracay

Free time at Leisure on Boracay Island

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Boracay, Philippines

Day 15 - Boracay to Cebu

Check out Resort. Ferry to Caticlan Port, and Transfer to Airport for Flight to Cebu.

Arrive in Cebu. Transfer to Hotel for an overnight stay.

Cebu is an island in central Philippines which has Cebu City as its capital.

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Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines

Day 16 - Cebu to Bohol

Transfer to Cebu Port for Fast Ferry to Tagbilaran, Bohol

Transfering to Cebu Port, today you'll take a fast ferry to Tagbilaran, the capital of Bohol. Arriving at Tagbilaran, we transfer to Panglao Island, which is connected to Bohol by a short bridge, and which boast many sandy beaches.

A wonderful island, Bohol has not only beautiful tropical beaches, but also coral reefs, and the famously distinctive Chocolate Hills.

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Chocolate Hills, Bohol, Philippines

Day 17 - Bohol Countryside Tour

We spend today exploring much of what Bohol has to offer, including its six main attractions:

• The Blood Compact, a marker which commemorates the spot where Datu Sikatuna, a native chieftain, forged a blood compact with Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi representing the king of Spain, for the purpose of fostering friendly relations between the two countries. This is considered to be the first treaty of friendship between brown and white races

• The centuries-old Baclayon church and museum

• The Loboc-Bilar man-made forest

• The remarkable Chocolate Hills, the provinceʼs signature attraction.

• A Loboc River cruise. This is a fascinating boat ride along palm-fringed banks, where locals will entertain you with traditional song and dance.

• See Philippine tarsiers, considered the smallest living primate, whose existence dates back more that 45 million years.

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Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines

Day 18 - Free time at Leisure in Bohol

Free time at Leisure in Bohol. Overnight on Panglao Island

Manila, Philippines

Day 19 - Whale and Dolphin Spotting

An early start to go Whale and Dolphin Spotting with an expert crew! Pamilacan Island lies between the deep sea of Bohol and Mindanao, and is noted for its huge whales and manta rays. Whale and dolphin-watching has become a popular ecotourism activity in the area where sightings have been almost certain.

We next enjoy a Balicasag Island Tour, including lunch. The tour includes a visit to an uninhabited yet beautiful white sandy islet where a group can swim or go snorkeling.

Intramuros, Manila

Day 20 - Bohol to Manila

Check out Resort. Transfer to Airport for Flight to Manila, overnight stay

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Mall of Asia, Manila

Day 21 - Departure

Check out Hotel. Transfer to Airport for your flight home

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