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Northern Philippines and Palawan Adventure

Northern Philippines and Palawan Adventure
From £ 2149
Duration 17 Days
From £2149
Duration 17 Days

Go off the beaten Southeast Asia path – you know you want to. This 17-day journey takes you from the northern end of this 6,000-plus island archipelago to the famed crystal blue waters of Palawan. Start your adventure in bustling Manila before paying a visit to the dramatic rice terraces of Banaue. Next up is Sagada, a place that feels shrouded in mystery. Then, hop on over to Palawan for subterranean rivers, beaches, and stunning scenery. Ready for something different? Say hello to the Philippines.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Manila

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Manila/Banaue (1B)

Travel through the stunning mountainous landscape to Banaue. Stop en route for lunch and photo ops. Visit the Provincial Museum in Bayombong to learn more about Luzon. After the long drive, stretch your legs on a short hike to the rice terrace viewpoint and the nearby village of Tam-an. Included Activities: Provincial Museum Visit Tam-an Village Visit Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 3 Banaue/Sagada (1B)

Hop into a local Jeepney and visit the rice terraces of Hapao. In the afternoon, continue on to Sagada with a visit to the Museum of Mountain Culture in Bontoc. Included Activities: Museum of Mountain Culture Visit Rice Terraces Tour Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 4 Sagada (1B)

Explore the outdoor paradise of Sagada. Opt to hike or visit caves, the hanging coffins, or waterfalls set into the lush green landscape.

Day 5 Sagada/Vigan (1B)

Travel via Cerventes to Vigan, a beautifully preserved Spanish colonial town. In the evening, opt to visit the World Heritage-listed Santa Maria Church or to view the dancing fountain. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 6 Vigan (1B)

Spend a free day exploring this lovely city. Opt to visit the pottery shop and local handloom weavers or take a horse drawn carriage tour.

Day 7 Vigan/Laoag (1B)

Continue on north to Laoag, visiting the World Heritage-listed Paoay Church and a scenic lake on the way. In Laoag, opt to visit the La Paz sand dunes, the sinking bell tower, or the local market. Included Activities: Paoay Church Visit Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 8 Laoag/Manila (1B)

Opt to join the group for a final dinner together in the evening. Transport: Plane

Day 9 Manila (1B)

Explore this bustling city with free time.

Day 10 Manila/Puerto Princesa (1B)

Fly to Puerto Princesa, the capital of the island paradise of Palawan. Tour the town visiting Bakers Hill and the Iwahig Penal Colony. Included Activities: Puerto Princesa City Tour Transport: Plane

Day 11 Puerto Princesa/El Nido (1B, 1L)

Explore the underwater cave of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park on an included tour. Later, travel north on Palawan to stunning El Nido, known for its large limestone karsts emerging from the turquoise ocean. Included Activities: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park Visit Transport: None Private Vehicle

Day 12 El Nido (1B, 1L)

Enjoy an included snorkelling tour and beach barbecue. Included Activities: Snorkelling Tour

Days 13-14 El Nido

Spend the day relaxing on the beach or opt to visit Bacuit Bay, Simezu Island, or Intalula Island.

Day 14 El Nido/Port Barton (1B)

Due to the remote and idyllic location of the beach, conveniences are limited. The resort is powered by generators and electricity is only available between 6pm and 12am. There are no ATMs or shops. Transport: Private Vehicle Boat

Day 15 Port Barton (1B)

Spend another laid-back day in paradise. Opt to snorkel, hike through the rainforest to a waterfall, or relax on the beach.

Day 16 Port Barton/Manila (1B)

After a quick boat ride, drive back to Puerto Princesa for an afternoon flight to Manila. Enjoy one last evening in Manila. Transport: Boat Private Vehicle Plane

Day 17 Manila (1B)

Depart at any time.

Region Asia
Country Philippines

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Tour Dates & Prices

February 2019

Start: 08/02/2019

Finish: 24/02/2019

£ 2299.00
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March 2019

Start: 08/03/2019

Finish: 24/03/2019

£ 2299.00
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April 2019

Start: 19/04/2019

Finish: 05/05/2019

£ 2149.00
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May 2019

Start: 17/05/2019

Finish: 02/06/2019

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October 2019

Start: 25/10/2019

Finish: 10/11/2019

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November 2019

Start: 15/11/2019

Finish: 01/12/2019

£ 2149.00
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December 2019

Start: 06/12/2019

Finish: 22/12/2019

£ 2299.00
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Start: 27/12/2019

Finish: 12/01/2020

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