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Tour Overview

Discover the enchanting beauty of the Philippines on this 12-day adventure. Immerse yourself in the pristine beaches of El Nido, explore the iconic Chocolate Hills in Bohol, and indulge in the laid-back vibes of Siargao. Snorkel among colorful marine life, encounter playful dolphins, and marvel at the world's tiniest primates, the Tarsiers. Engage with local communities, cross bamboo bridges, and savor authentic Filipino cuisine. Whether it's kayaking in scenic lagoons or relaxing on secluded sands, each day promises new experiences and unforgettable moments in this tropical paradise.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Island Paradise Exploration: Embark on thrilling island-hopping adventures in El Nido, Bohol, and Siargao, discovering secluded beaches and vibrant marine life.
  • Enchanting Natural Wonders: Marvel at the unique Chocolate Hills, pristine rock pools, and lush mangrove villages, immersing yourself in Bohol and Siargao's natural beauty.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Encounter playful dolphins, the world's tiniest primates - Tarsiers, and colorful marine creatures while diving in Balicasag Island and Siargao's waters.
  • Cultural Immersion: Dive into Filipino culture at bustling markets, interact with local fishing communities, and traverse bamboo bridges, embracing the warmth of Bohol and Siargao.
  • Adventurous Activities: Kayak through scenic lagoons, explore hidden waterfalls, and ride tricycles to discover off-the-beaten-path villages, experiencing the thrill of the islands.
  • Beach Bliss: Relax on the powdery white sands of Naked Island and Seven Commando Beach, bask in the sun, and enjoy the serene ambiance of Siargao's beaches.
  • Memorable Leisure: Indulge in leisurely bike rides, savor local delicacies, and unwind in picturesque resorts, cherishing peaceful moments in El Nido, Bohol, and Siargao.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Manila, your guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Check in and take some time to rest after your journey. In the evening, you might explore the local neighborhood around your hotel, trying out some traditional Filipino cuisine and getting a taste of the vibrant Manila nightlife.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Manila

  2. In the morning, board a flight from Manila to El Nido. Upon arrival, a classic tricycle will take you to your hotel. After settling in, head to the southern area of El Nido, which offers breathtaking views of the sunset.

    El Nido Corong Corong Beach
    Sunset Watching in El Nido

    You can either hire a motorcycle or use the tricycle service to reach this area. Enjoy the stunning sunset and then take a leisurely walk in the charming town of El Nido, exploring its local shops and cafes.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in El Nido

  3. Embark on an exciting island-hopping adventure. Board a boat at the dock and first visit Helicopter Island, a perfect spot for snorkeling. Continue to Secret Beach, followed by a visit to an abandoned church on another island. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and a delicious lunch.

    Philippines El Nido Helicopter Island
    Helicopter Island in El Nido

    In the afternoon, experience kayaking in Big and Small Lagoon, marveling at the limestone formations. Conclude the day at Seven Commando Beach, relaxing on the pristine sands before heading back to El Nido.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in El Nido

  4. Today is yours to explore El Nido at your own pace. You can choose to tour the island by mountain bike, discovering hidden trails and scenic viewpoints. Alternatively, visit Bulalacao Falls, a refreshing natural attraction surrounded by lush greenery. If you prefer a relaxing day, spend your time lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the crystal-clear waters.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in El Nido

    El Nido Bulalacao Falls
    Bulalacao Falls

  5. After breakfast, catch a flight to Cebu and then take a ferry to Bohol. Upon arrival, your local guide will accompany you to your hotel for check-in. Rest and unwind, exploring the surroundings if you wish, before gearing up for the next day's adventure.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Bohol

  6. Start your day by visiting the iconic Chocolate Hills, a unique geological formation. Continue your journey to Pangas Falls, where you can enjoy the serene atmosphere and take a refreshing dip. Indulge in a delightful lunch at the Loboc River Resort.

    Philippines Bohol Chocolate Hills
    Chocolate Hills in Bohol

    In the afternoon, explore the butterfly farm and walk across the bamboo bridge. Finally, encounter the adorable Tarsiers, one of the world's smallest primates, in their natural habitat.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Bohol

    Philippines Wildlife Tarsier
    Philippines Wildlife - Tarsier

  7. Early in the morning, embark on a boat trip to Balicasag Island. Witness a mesmerizing sunrise and keep an eye out for dolphins accompanying your journey. Engage in diving activities, encountering turtles and vibrant schools of fish in the clear waters.

    Philippines Balicasag
    Balicasa Island

    Around noon, head to Virgin Island for a leisurely beach walk before returning to Panglao. The afternoon is free for you to relax or explore the area further.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Bohol

  8. Take a ferry back to Cebu and then catch a flight to Siargao. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps exploring the nearby beaches or relaxing by the pool.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Siargao

  9. Embark on an island-hopping adventure in Siargao. Visit General Luna Market to experience the local culture. Then, proceed to Naked Island, known for its turquoise waters and powdery white sand. Explore Daku Island, visit a fishing village, and savor a delicious lunch prepared by a local family. Conclude your island-hopping tour at Guyam Island before returning to General Luna.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Siargao

    El Nido Siargao Naked Island
    Naked Island

  10. Take a tricycle tour, starting with a visit to Magpupungko Rock Pools, natural tidal pools with stunning rock formations. Continue to Caridad Village, where you can immerse yourself in the local way of life. Proceed to Pacifico, a charming coastal town, and enjoy the scenic views of buffalo and rice fields along the way. Explore small villages nestled in mangroves, learning about the unique ecosystem and the communities living there.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Siargao

    Philippines Siargao Magpupungko Rock Pools
    Magpupungko Rock Pools

  11. Enjoy a free day at your leisure to relax or further explore Siargao on your own. You could rent a surfboard and catch some waves, discover hidden beaches, or indulge in local delicacies at nearby eateries.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Siargao

    Philippines Siargao Surfing
    Surfing in Siargao

  12. Savor your last moments on the island until your driver escorts you to the airport for your flight back to Manila. From Manila, you can catch your connecting flight to your next destination or return home, cherishing the memories of your wonderful Philippines adventure. Safe travels!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 11 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Air tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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