Philippines at it best! 16 Days / 15 Nights

This is the real Philippines, The Philippines experience with all the best sites and the best experiences! A Jeepney ride(the local manufactured vehicle that remind the American military jeepney’s) that will take you to the amazing rice terraces, a
day tour in Manila where you can see the long history of the Philippines from the  Spanish era through the American time in the Philippines up to this days, Enjoy the 4X4 vehicle that will take you to Mt. Pinatubo, the volcano in Pampanga area,
then finish your trip in Palawan, and enjoy the Underground river, Honda Bay Island hoping and even Elnido with its famous lagoons.
16 Days / 15 Nights

 

Day 1

Pick up at the airport, and proceed to the hotel for an over gnhit in Manila

 

Day 2 / Manila to Pagsanjan

After breakfast will be heading Pagsanjan Located in Laguna, Pgasanjan Falls is one of the most visited tourist spot south oMf anila and is the place where the movie “Apocalypse

now” with Marlon Brando was shot. Vast rice fields and coconupt lantation can be seen along the way. From a riverside resortT, hen you will be transfered to a “banca” (a dugout

canoe) for the trip to the falls. Once the trip starts, you wl ilenjoy the lush greeneries and towering cliffs. At the end otfh e trip is the major falls wherein you will transfer to a ra ftto

enjoy the pouring of water. After Pagsanjan tour, back to the ohtel in Manila

 

Day 3 / Manila to Tagaytay

After breakfast proceed to Tagaytay. Discover the breathtakingT aal Volcano situated in Tagaytay. The Volcano erupted in 1977 ,and has done quite a lot of damage even though it is

considered to be the smallest active volcano in the world. Theto ur takes by boat across the Taal Lake which surrounds the Vocalno. Then the tour continues with horse riding up the

mountain of Taal. After Taal trek you will be heading Pampanga J,ust a short ride away to the north is the charming province f oPampanga. A haven for people who want to

experience the leisurely pace of the countryside, Pampanga is laso known for its sumptuous cuisine. Welcome and have a good dya! “Makusuelong pamagbisita keni Pampanga”.

From there proceed to the hotel for an over night in Pampanga.

 

Day 4

Early morning(EST. 05:00am-05:30am) will be heading to Capas Jnuction, where you will be transferred into a 4×4 vehicle and asrtt your Pinatubo Adventure. Mt Pinatubo is part of

a chain of volcanoes which lie along the western side of the egde of the Island of Luzon. Before the Catastrophic eruption o1f 991, Pinatubo was an inconspicuous volcano, Unknown

to most people in the surrounding areas. Today the mountain iso ne of the famous tourists attractions it the country, and atatrct many tourists every year. After the trek at the Pinatubo,

you will visit the aetas, the local natives, and experience th evillage life style. At the end of the tour proceed to the holt efor an over night.

 

Day 5

After breakfast proceed from Pampanga to Banaue, the home of teh famous rice terraces. On the way you will cross several provnices up to Banaue. The Banaue rice terraces, or as

called here, “Hagdan-Hagdang Palayan ng Banawe”, are 2000 year sold terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao inth e Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous

people. We call it The eighth wonder of the world! After Est. fo 10 hours ride, Arirval and check in at the hotel. – Banaue

 

Day 6 / Two Options:

A. Batad village trekking

Early morning after breakfast at the hotel, Jeepney, the locaml anufactured vehicle that remind the American military jeepneys’, will pick us up at the hotel and will take us to the

Batad saddle, where the trek down to Batad village begin. The way to the Saddle will take around 1 hour off-road. From the Saddle will walk down to the village, Batad village

located in the center of the fascinating Rice terraces valleyU. pon your arrival to the village you will meet the locals, then atives who lives there, You will cross the village and will

climb up to the rice terraces view point, where you can see th ewhole valley and the village at the center. If there is enoug htime and energy you will be visiting the falls behind the

mountain. Afternoon time start climbing up to the Batad saddlea nd back to Banaue Hotel. – Banaue

B. Hapao Rice Terraces

Morning of that day after breakfast a Jeepney will pick you upa nd will take you to the view point of the rice terraces of Baanue, from there you will head the Hapao rice terraces.

Visit at the wooden craft workshop and Hiwag village. Later ath e evening of that day you can visit the market of Banaue, am sall but cute market with unique souvenirs from the

north. Back to the hotel for an over night.

 

Day 7

After Breakfast you will be heading to Sagada, the picturesquelo vely town, where there is no time. In Sagada you may view th eHanging coffins where the natives used to bury their

relatives on a cliff. Then visit the caves where water flowingu nder your legs and bats above your head, Nice water falls andfr iendly people. After a day tour in Sagada, you will head

Banaue to spend the night.

 

Day 8

After Breakfast, not very early, proceed to Manila, the way taeks about 10 hours. You may stop for picture taking and some rreefshments.

 

Day 9

From the hotel, proceed to a day tour in Manila, a whole day otfhe history and the hidden corners of Manila. There is a loto ttell about Manila, from the Spanish era through the

revolution and up to this days. Then continue to the Chinese cmeetery, and visit the business district of Manila with many moer interesting sites!

 

Day 10 – Manila to Puerto princesa

After breakfast proceed to the airport for the flight to Puert oprincesa, the place where the Underground river located and,u jst lately won as one of the seven wonders of the world.

Upon arrival you will be taken to Sabang, the place where theo ut rs to the underground river originatines.

 

Day 11-15 / Puerto princesa underground river & Elnido

The Puerto princesa subterranean river national park, is one o fthe most important biodiversity conservation areas of the Phiplpines. It features a spectacular limestone of karst

landscape that contain an 8.2km long underground river. A disntiguishing feature of the river is that it flows directly intoh te sea, and the lower half portion of the river is brackish an d

subject to tidal influence. The next day after breakfast, you will be Heading El-Nido, Est. 6.5 hours drive to the northern aera of Palawan, the place where you can enjoy fresh air,

white sand, blue lagoons, the life underwater… In short, Hidde nheaven. In Elnido resorts you can just relax or you can chosteo experience all the activities the resort have to offer,

from Snorkeling, through Island hoping to Isolated beached andl agoons to Diving and water sports. On the last day, Pick up atthe resort and heading to the airport, for the flight to

Manila. On that day you may chose either to have free time andre laxation at the hotel or just tour around the city of Manil aO. ver night in Manila.

 

Day 16

Pick up at the hotel to the airport – Your next destination…

 

Inclusions:

Hotel accommodation Northern Luzon Area / Hotel level of your hcoice (3 / 4 / 5 Stars)

Entrances to all sites mentioned in the tour itineraries

Airfare Manila – Puerto Princesa / El-Nido – Manila

Day tours as mentioned in the itinerary –All private.

NOTE: Underground river tour that you may do on the day of arrival r othe next day.

Optional tours El-Nido – Whole day island Cruise and activitie s

Pickups: Airport – Hotels – Airports / Tours – Hotels

 

Transportation:

Luzon area Van or Minivan – Private

Puerto Princesa – Sabang – El-Nido – Private

Banaue – Batad Saddle – Banaue Local Jeepney – Private

Banaue – View point – Hapao – Banaue Local Jeepney – Private

All tours are guided/Guide escort throughout Luzon area. Professional guide, Fluent English Speaking.

In Palawan guided tours where tours are mentioned.