"I needed to spend some time in The Philippines and South Korea for about a month pending a trip further on. I contact Nigel at Philippines Trails Ltd and was instantly impressed with his knowledge of the Philippines.
Whilst speaking he also stated he looked after Korea as well. The end result being we booked a comprehensive trip with Nigel, including flights between the 2 countries.
I would not hesitate to recommend Nigel, and Philippines Trails in the future. Thanks"
Dick and Sue - London, UK. April 2017
"We had a wonderful time and fell in the love with the place and people. Transfers all worked well, both land, sea and air.
Flower Island was paradise, everything we had hoped for and read about. The staff were delightful, couldn't do enough to make everyone's stay perfect. The trip to the pearl farm was excellent and so interesting along, with a fabulous lunch on a deserted beach."
Sally - UK
"Rishi and I had a great time in the north of Philippines, rice terraces et al.
The guide Leio was absolutely fabulous and a great cook too! Quite the multitalented one, he entertained us with his guitar and singing as well one night over dinner (and did a superb job at that!). Above all, a really nice and helpful person. We had a delightful experience with Leo and will refer Philippine trails to our friends as well. Our compliments to you for having such a wonderful guide.
To top it all, the weather was absolutely perfect, so all in all, had a wonderful time in Banaue, Hapao, Sagada and Banga'an.
Do convey our thanks to Ms. Lucy as well."
Rishi & Shibani - Hong Kong
"Thank you for arranging such a great tour for us of the Philippines. We had a wonderful time and everything ran like clockwork. The tours were all very good and comprehensive.
I was doubtful about the hand over between the tour to the underground river in Palawan and our drive to El Nido but there was no need for concern as the driver was waiting at the cross roads for us. You have clearly chosen local agents and individuals well. The hotels were well selected and in excellent locations.
We certainly will recommend the Philippines as an ideal destination and yourselves as agents. We will almost certainly visit again."
Anthony & Hilary - UK
"Just a quick email to say thank you to you and Lucy for all your help with organising our trip! We are home now and have had a lovely honeymoon it was amazing! Thanks again.
Katie & Edward - UK
"We had a lovely trip - Batad is AMAZING. It is right up there with Machu Picchu. For me, MORE impressive. Leo and the drivers were excellent and really fun to be with. Thank you for all your last minute help and flexibility."
Katie - Singapore
"Everything was smooth and professional. My guides/drivers were all good. Many thanks to Philippine Trails, and indeed to you personally for your unfailingly prompt help."
Stephen - UK
"Thanks to you and Lucy for organising our trip. El Nido was stunning, and Stunning Vistas was a lovely place from which to see it.
Taytay and Apulit Island were also terrific, especially the snorkelling, and your arrangements for moving us around all functioned like clockwork - not that clockwork is a good simile/metaphor for the relaxed and charming style of the Palawanese!"
Angus & Patricia - Singapore
"We owe you a big thank you for the organisation and selection of locations for us of what was an excellent holiday. We enjoyed every part of it and were lucky enough to achieve our No 1 aim to snorkel with a big whale shark at Donsol as well as seeing so many different fish whilst snorkelling around Bohol and Miniloc.
Birding trips also worked very well - especially the one to Villa Escudero, Olango Island and dawn at Rasa Island to see the Philippine Cockatoo's waking up.
All connections etc worked well and a big thanks must go to all the various contacts we had in the Philippines - all of whom were totally focussed on making our stay enjoyable - nothing seemed too much for them.
In Summary - a Great holiday, in a beautiful country, with lovely people, superb scenery and great activities"
Paul & Sue - UK
"Oscar and I had an excellent holiday in the Philippines, with the trip well organized, and we were happy to have the help of Carmen. The sailing was great fun and the Yacht Club was very welcoming. We also enjoyed our day in Manila, visiting Intramuros. It was a wonderful short break."
Ciska - Taiwan
"I just wanted to say a very big thank you to both you and Lucy for helping us organise such a wonderful trip to the Philippines. Everything went smoothly and we had no dramas at all. All of our drivers and guides were fantastic!
We haven't stopped talking about swimming with the whale sharks!!! We will definitely be recommending the Philippines as a holiday destination to all our family and friends and of course we will be pointing them in the direction of Philippine Trails!"
Sharyn - Australia
"We had a fantastic time in your country and even though we were a little apprehensive about the number of flights and other things which could go wrong, nothing did, so thank you for sorting out our holiday so well."
James - UK
"I just wanted to let you know what a great time I had in the Philippines and Borneo. Everything went without a problem. Great time, great pics, etc. Thanks for all of your help with this trip."
Peter - USA
"I know its been a while, but I just wanted to thank you again for all of your work and making our Christmas trip to the Philippines the best trip ever!
I have recommended you and Philippine Trails to a few friends who should be contacting you soon inquiring about a trip of their own for August!
Since I had been talking about how wonderful your services were, it just reminded me that I should thank you again for everything. I know without a doubt my friends will have a great trip if you guys are helping them out!
Thanks again for everything,"
Jenna - South Korea
"I just wanted you to know what an amazing time Tamara and I had in the Philippines.
All of our connections worked smoothly - always a nice thing - and we absolutely loved our time spent in such a beautiful land and with such lovely people.
Thank you for arranging such a wonderful vacation for us."
Evelyn - UK
"We have been back for a couple of weeks and have, already, been reminiscing about our time in the Philippines!
We have bought a couple of really nice photographic books from Amazon which, together with our own photographs, has brought back some lovely memories.
Thanks again for all your help. We will promote both the country and Philippine Trails to our friends."
Noel and Marie-Louise - UK
"Just a quick word to let you know we had a wonderful holiday.
Despite visiting out of the holiday season the weather was excellent.
Michael and Eileen - UK
"I just wanted to thank you for all your help with booking our recent trip. We had a truly fabulous holiday!
The Philippines was magical and all off the arrangements; transfers, pre-booked trips etc went perfectly. We hope to book with you again in the future."
"The trip your company organised to the Philipines for us to watch Dominique compete in Miss Earth World, will stay in my mind for ever !!! Awesome !!"
Kim - Wales
"Just to say we have arrived home safe and well, thank you for organising a great holiday."
Cathy - UK
"All in all it was a really good time in the Phillipines.
When we go again, I will contact you for sure."
Steve - UK
"We have returned back to Australia after our amazing trip to the Philippines. Stunning scenery and friendly happy people, very impressed. Our 28 day trip was fabulous and continued to surprise and delight us. It went like clockwork as per the itinerary.
The finale at El Nido resort was stunning and a great ending to our trip, loved it.
We would not hesitate to recommend your company to our friends, very happy with our tour, thank yo.."
Verena & Wes - Australia
"Thanks for everything, you have organised it perfectly and we are really happy! The places you have chosen were perfect!! We looooooved Sabang Beach! Total chillout.
P.S. Richard in Cebu was great."
Renata and & Magdalena - Poland
"A wonderful experience and will definitely suggest your company to my friends and relatives who wish to experience a fantastic journey as we have. Your team were very friendly, caring and have gone above and beyond what we were expecting. Thanks very much to you and your team in Philippine Trails."
Frances & Kevin - Dubai
"Thank you so much for everything in the Philippines! You created a perfect itinerary for our shoot! Time to write the show!"
@MissCindrich - USA - "Private Islands" TV Show Host
"Just a quick email to thank you, Lucy and Carmen for our wonderful holiday. This was our first tailored holiday and we really enjoyed all the tours you had organised for us.
We are very grateful."
Gaelle & Benjamin - France
"We have just returned home from our trip to the Phillipines, Vietnam and Cambodia.
I would like to compliment you on your service. Everything you planned for us we very much enjoyed. The guides were very nice and knowledgeable. We particularly liked the Microtel hotel in Manilla, but all the hotels were good.
We had a wonderful, up close and personal swim with a whale shark at Donsol which was definitely the highlight of the trip.
Thank you for organising such an enjoyable trip."
Christine & Larna - Australia
"Thank you and Lucy for organizing our great holiday, we had a fantastic time and enjoyed everything we did. I would recommend your company to anyone wishing to go to the Philippines."
Ronda & Merv - New Zealand
"Just a short note to tell you we really enjoyed our Philippine tour. Everything went well, we were met as per the itinerary.
We knew we were being well looked after as we kept hearing Lucy's name being mentioned as we travelled.
Please pass this on to Lucy and our thanks for a great itinerary and for looking after us so well.
Feel free to use our experience as an example of a satisfied client."
Bill & Sue - Australia
"We had such a wonderful time in your beautiful country. All the arrangements were perfect and so well organized. Thanks to everybody who were so helpful and pleasant.
The resorts you use were amazing. Travel arrangements out of the book. We never waited one second. We enjoyed every moment.
We will promote your Travel agency in South Africa if people ask us. Maybe we will be able to come again sometime."
Jan & Dalene - South Africa
"We have arrived back safely after an amazing few weeks - thank you so much for everything you did for us – we really feel we saw local life as much as we could as well as experiencing some of the must do things."
Rosemary & Terry - UK
"Back from the fabulous Philippines! We're back, and we had a great time. Thank you for all your work in organizing it. This was a really wonderful introduction to a fantastic country. We will definitely be heading back."
Linda & Nigel - Malaysia
"An amazing holiday that exceded our expectations - loved all the places we visited - especially El Nido.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your agency to others. One of our best trips ever (and we're very well-travelled)."
Mike - UK
"The trip was fantastic. Your young lady was waiting for me at the airport when I arrived. Golf PH picked me up everyday and took me to a really nice course to play golf. I didn't have to organise anything which is just what I wanted."
Craig - Papua New Guinea
"Thank you for the fantastic job you did in organising our recent holiday to the Philippines. All the conections went to plan, we even got put onto an earlier flight on one island transfer which had us wondering how we were going to make contact with the person meeting us but there was someone there. Well done."
Brian - UK
"I had a great time on my recent trip organised by Philippine Trails. Thanks very much. I will definitely ask Philippine Trails to help with my next trip to the Philippines."
Simon - UK
"I had this wonderful holiday with Sharyn and I will also be recommending Philippine Trails. Amazing holiday... so good I want to go back!! Thanks to Nigel and Lucy for organising everything for us, your hard work made it all go super smooth and easy."
Lia (via Facebook) - Australia
"A very big thank you for the arrangements you made which made our trip to the Phillipines very memorable. We shall recommend your services to our friends and relatives."
Mike - UK
"Had the most amazing time in the Philippines just wished I could have stayed out there longer.
Everything went really smoothly and nothing went wrong (thankfully). Thanks again"
Joanne (and everyone who went to Boracay)
"I tried to email a note of thanks when we were in Manila, but could only send half a message.
I would just like to say how impressed we were with the organisation of the transfers and trips whilst we were away."
Val - UK
"Congratulations on such a superb itinerary. Everything, without exception went according to plan. Transfers, meets, hotels and tours were all aware of our visit.
I was a bit sceptical, thinking that at least one of the transfers (because there were so many), might not go according to plan. I was wrong.
I loved the Philippines...... I consider myself an experienced traveler and have visited many countries, this latest one will go up there with my other favourite Best Trips"
Mal - UK
"Have returned from Paradise and wanted to thank you for selecting CoCo Beach resort for us - it was absolutely perfect! It ticked all of our boxes!
We plan to retun there - maybe next chinese new year, so we will be in touch again when that occurs.
Thanks so much"
Family Hobbs - Hong Kong
"First of all, thanks for all the pre-departure info, that was very helpful.
The dolphin watching tour was great.
Stunning - the best snorkelling site I have ever been to.
Alona is a great contact to have in Manila. She is always punctual, friendly and very helpful.
Your customer service has been excellent and I'm sure your company will be very successful."
Faye - UK
"The itinerary was brilliant!"
Paul - UK