Philippines Explorer

By | April 30, 2021

Join us on a journey to the sunny archipelago of the Philippines! During the tour you will visit some of the most beloved islands and you will experience the fantastic nature of the Philippines and get to know the country’s fascinating culture and history. But above all, get a chance to enjoy some of Southeast Asia’s most wonderful sandy beaches! In the Philippines you will find everything that makes for a wonderful holiday!

Philippines Explorer 2

Day 1: Flight to Manila
We fly to the capital Manila on the largest main island of Luzon. Meals are included on board the long-haul flight.

Day 2: Arrival in the Philippines
We arrive in Manila later in the evening. We check in at our hotel, have a welcome drink and rest a bit after the flight before we meet again before dinner with local specialties. Overnight in Manila. (Noon.)

Day 3: Manila – Bohol – Panglao
After breakfast we go on a short guided city tour in Manila during which we visit Intramuros – Manila’s walled historic city center which served as the Spanish crown’s headquarters in the Philippines during the colonial era. We also visit the associated citadel Fort Santiago, built by Spanish conquistadors in the late 16th century. We then take the domestic flight south (approx. 1 hour) to Tagbilaran City on the island and the province of Bohol for transit to the island of Panglao (approx. 40 min). Panglao is connected to Bohol by two bridges and is known for its wonderful white sandy beaches and its azure sea. Our hotel is located on the beach where you are happy to spend the rest of the day. Overnight at Panglao. (Breakfast and dinner.)

Day 4: Bohol – Chocolate Hills
After breakfast we head to the Chocolate Hills on Bohol whose peculiar landscape is an enchanting sight. The area looks like a sea of ​​a thousand rolling hills with uniformly rounded peaks. During the dry season, they adopt a chocolate-colored tone that contrasts with the surrounding greenery. From one of the viewpoints we look out over the hills that extend as far as the eye can see. During the day we also get to know the Filipino ghost and the island’s beautiful butterflies. We have lunch on board a River Cruise while traveling along the peaceful and emerald green waters of the Loboc River. We are expected to return to our hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight in Panglao. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner.)

Day 5: Balica saga
In the early morning we head to the smaller island of Balicasag just outside Panglao with modern banca boats (about 1 hour). We travel over turquoise shimmering and crystal clear water to the marine nature reserve Balcasag Marine Sanctuary which offers excellent opportunities for snorkeling among fantastic coral gardens and tropical fish – otherwise you can just take it easy on the beautiful beach. We eat a picnic lunch and do a beach break during the return journey to the hotel. Overnight in Panglao. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner.)

Day 6: Bohol – Cebu
After breakfast we go jetfoil (carrier boat) to the island of Cebu from Tagbilaran City (about 2 hours). When we arrive we get a short guided tour of Cebu City and visit the Philippines’ oldest church building Basilica del Santo Nino built in 1565 and see Magellan’s Cross – the cross that the Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan had built here in 1521. We also visit the island’s magnificent Taoist temple, erected on a hill above the city by the island’s Chinese-born population. At lunchtime we make a stop at Ayala Center with excellent opportunities for shopping and lunch on your own at one of the many fresh restaurants there. We then head to our hotel on the smaller island of Mactan just outside Cebu. Overnight in Cebu. (Breakfast and dinner.)

Day 7: Cebu – Boracay
After breakfast we head to the nearby Mactan-Cebu International Airport before the flight to Caticlan Boracay Airport (about 1 hour). Upon arrival, transfer to our hotel on Boracay awaits before a few lazy days in what many would describe as the epitome of paradise. Overnight in Boracay. (Breakfast.)

Day 8: Boracay The
day is open for lazy days on the wonderful four kilometer long white sandy beach which is ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. In the immediate area there are good opportunities for various water and beach activities and there is a large selection of restaurants, bars and boutiques etc. nearby. Overnight in Boracay. (Breakfast)

Day 9: Boracay
Another day to enjoy swimming and sunbathing. Overnight at Boracay. (Breakfast)

Day 10: Boracay – Manila
After a morning of sun and swimming, we head in the afternoon to Caticlan Boracay Airport before the flight to Manila. The flight takes about an hour. Upon arrival, a transfer to the hotel awaits. Overnight in Manila. (Breakfast)

Day 11: Manila and return The
day for your own adventures in Manila. Feel free to ask your tour guide for tips on sights and shopping routes. In the late afternoon we go to the airport for the journey home. (Breakfast)

Day 12: Return
Arrival in Sweden.

Philippines Explorer