Women's Getaway to Philippines

Tour Type:
Small Group Journeys
Start:
Manila
Duration:
14 Days
End:
Manila
Departs:
GUARANTEED DEPARTURE, MIN PAX: TBA

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With us, you can go on a journey of fun, freedom and self-discovery a break from the daily rigmarole to focus on just yourself. Join our small, intimate groups of explorers and be part of an offbeat travel experience, whilst enjoying some me-time as well! The 14 days trip covers the must-see of Manila, Manila, Legazpi, Bohol, Cebu and Boracay

Itinerary

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DAY 1

On arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, you will be met by Tour Escort who will assist you with the transfer to the hotel. Stay two nights in Manila.

DAY 2

After breakfast enjoy a full-day guided excursion to the Villa Escudero. Experience Carabao Cart Rides and Stroll around to discover the history of the AERA memorial museum founded by spouses Arsenio and Rosario Escudero, which houses one of the largest collections in the country. Later tour the rural village onboard a colourful jeepney. After lunch at the local restaurant, watch a Cultural show showcasing ethnic to colonial diversity.

DAY 3

After breakfast transfer to board a flight to Legazpi City. On arrival meet our local Tour guide and enjoy the sightseeing tour of Albay. Visit majestic Mayon Volcano, Cagsawa Ruins then to Pili Nut Store, a fruit homegrown in the Bicol region. Later learn to cook Bikolinarya local dishes and enjoy cooked lunch. Stay two nights in Legazpi.

DAY 4

After breakfast get ready for an active day out to the ATV Trail. Ensure you are fit to walk up and downhill, wear comfortable clothes, shoes and carry your essential items in a backpack. The trail passes through pines and coconut trees surrounding Mayon volcano. The remaining day is free to relax or enjoy the surrounding area and local markets.   

DAY 5

After breakfast transfer to board a short flight to Manila. On arrival meet our local guide and enjoy a guided tour exploring Manila: a mix of the old and the new - from ancient Spanish churches to gleaming high-rise structures, quaint street stalls and modern shopping malls, historical landmarks to pulsating clubs and bars. We start with the financial district of Makati where you will see the first international airport terminal in the Philippines - now a popular trendy restaurant called Blackbird, the American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Rizal Park, travel through the cobbled streets of San Agustin Church, Casa Manila, Black Nazarene Church then to the local market and one of the oldest and largest Chinatowns in the world. Lunch will be served at the local restaurant and stay two nights in Manila.

DAY 6

Enjoy leisurely breakfast with the morning at leisure. Later take a guided excursion to Tagaytay, south of Manila for popular local dishes with a view of Taal Volcano, the smallest volcano in the Philippines and said to be the 2nd in the world. After lunch proceed to Nurture Wellness Village and indulge in a Filipino Spa “Hilot Kagalingan”  or “Dagdagay”  (60 Minutes).

DAY 7

After breakfast transfer to board flight to Tagbilaran, the principal gateway and capital of Bohol. On arrival meet and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or take a stroll in the local market. Stay two nights in Bohol.

DAY 8

Start your full-day tour of the Bohol countryside, visiting the centuries-old Baclaon church, a man-made forest, the Tarsier sanctuary and the Chocolate Hills, several hundreds of uniformly shaped limestone hills that turn brown like chocolate during the dry season. Later proceed to Loboc town and enjoy cruising on the Loboc river passing riverside villages, mangroves and nipa palm with lunch.

DAY 9

After breakfast transfer to Tagbilaran Port and aboard the ferry to Cebu.  On arrival met our local guide and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant followed by a half-day tour visiting Fort San Pedro, the Magellan’s Cross, the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino and Taoist Temple in upscale Beverly Hills Subdivision.  Stay two nights in Cebu.

DAY 10

After breakfast, we enjoy a guided city tour of Cebu and Mactan. Trace the steps of the conquistadors with a visit to Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, Casa Gorordo Museum, Basilica Minore del Sto, Nino and Taoist Temple in Beverly Hills Subdivision. Later experience the rustic ambience in a bustling metropolis with visits to the Monument of Lapulapu, a Guitar and Ukulele Factory. For your shopping pleasure, visit a showcase of handicrafts from all over the country and a well-established shopping mall where you can find high quality and reasonably priced goods.

DAY 11

After breakfast transfer to board the flight to Caticlan, known as one of the entry points to the famous beaches followed by a ferry to Boracay Island. Boracay is regarded as one of the best islands in the Philippines and is known for its white sand beach as well as shoreline dotted with a wide selection of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines from local Filipino favourites to International. The remaining day is free to relax and enjoy the hospitality of the hotel or book your optional tour. Stay two nights in Boracay.

DAY 12

Start the day with the Island hopping to Diniwid Beach, a rocky beach that brings you access to a small but secluded beach cove wrapped in mountains and sand.  Later visit Puka, Ilig-Iligan, Coral Garden and our last stop will be at Tabon beach for a picnic lunch.

DAY 13

After breakfast transfer to board a ferry back to Caticlan and your onward flight to Manila. Upon arrival assisted transfer to the hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Evening proceeds to a local restaurant to enjoy farewell dinner. Stay overnight in Manila.

DAY 14

After breakfast tour finishes with a direct transfer to Manila airport.

Inclusion


12 Nights deluxe accommodation,

Travel by air-conditioned vehicle and ferry,

Group assistance and transfers,

Meals as specified, 

THO Tour Manager (minimum 06 people)

Local English-speaking tour guide,

Monument entrance fees,

Airfare Manila - Legazpi - Manila – Tagbilaran, Cebu – Caticlan – Manila in economy class,

Sightseeing as specified,

Bottled water while travelling and all current collectable taxes.

Exclusion


Any international or domestic airfares

Train fares other than specified in the what's included a section 

Airport taxes, visa & passport fees

Extra baggage charges

Early check-in or late checkout

Meals other than specified in the what's included a section

Tips & gratuities

Travel & medical insurance

Camera & video permits

Expenses incurred due to flight/train cancellation or delay

Any expense of a personal nature, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, mini bar, postage etc

Any optional excursion or tour

Entry charges at monuments/forts etc

Any other expense not mentioned in the what's included sections