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Natural Philippines - Volcano, Whalesharks, Manta Rays & More - 11 Days
Legaspi is famous for the Mount Mayon volcano, and you can enjoy interacting with magnificent Whale Sharks & Manta Rays in Donsol.
Bohol has beautiful tropical beaches, the amazing Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, and of course, the Philippines Tarsier - the world's smallest primate.
Day 1 - Arrival in Manila. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 2 - Flight from Manila to Legaspi. Transfer to Hotel.
Legaspi City is one of the Bicol Region's top tourist destinations, famous for the Philippines' most active, and almost perfectly formed, Mayon volcano.
Day 3 - Pick up Hotel. Albay Province Tour
Pick up from Hotel. Start of Albay Province Day Tour, visiting the Mayon Volcano, and seeing the effects this magnificent volcano has had on local communities over the centuries. Also exploring the Cagsawa Ruins, Daraga Church, and Hoyop-Hoyopan Caves, amongst other places of interest.
Day 4 - Transfer to Donsol. Arrive Donsol. Free Time
Day 5 - Whale and Shark Interaction inclusive of lunch
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.
They migrate to Donsol in vast numbers to take advantage of the dense food concentration of plankton and krill.
Day 6 - Manta Bowl Dive
The strong current from the San Bernardino Straight from December to May makes Donsol an ideal feeding center for the Manta Ray - the largest and most harmless ray in the world.
Manta Rays are known to be extremely curious animals, and often approach and make themselves known to divers, but have never been known to attack.
Day 7 - Transfer to Airport. Flight back to Manila. Arrive Manila, connecting flight to Tagbilaran Bohol. Arrive Bohol transfer to Accommodation.
A wonderful island, Bohol has beautiful tropical beaches, coral reefs, and the famously distinctive Chocolate Hills.
Take a cruise on the Loboc river, enjoy scuba-diving, or go dolphin and whale-watching. See the Philippines tarsier - the world’s smallest primate. Relax on the beautiful beaches of Panglao Island.
Day 8 - Country Side Tour of Bohol inclusive of lunch
Explore six main Bohol attractions:
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; considered as the ﬁrst treaty of friendship between the brown and white races
Centuries – old Baclayon church and museum
Loboc - Bilar Man-made forest
Chocolate Hills, the provinceʼs signature attraction
Loboc River cruise, a fascinating boat ride along palm – fringed banks with lunch
Philippine tarsiers, considered the smallest living primate, dating its existence to more that 45 million years ago
Day 9 - Whale and Dolphin Spotting and Balicasag Island Tour
One of the countryʼs richest scuba diving sites is Pamilacan Island noted also its huge whales and manta rays, between the deep sea of Bohol and Mindanao.
Whale and dolphin - watching has become a popular ecotourism activity in the area where sightings have been almost certain.
Dolphin species abundant in the area are bottlenose, spinner, and spotted while 13 species of cetaceans are found including the melon-headed and baby sperm whales.
The tour likewise includes a visit to an uninhabited yet beautiful white sandy islet where a group can bathe exclusively by themselves. For the more curious who love to explore the underwater marine life, one may opt to go snorkeling or diving.
Day 10 - Check out Resort. Transfer to Airport. Flight back to Manila.
Day 11 - Pick-up from Hotel. Transfer to Airport for your flight home.
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