best of the philippines 10 day private tour
Experience some of the highlights of this spectacular destination. Begin with Cebu; one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines, then on to Bohol; home of the Chocolate Hills which are hundreds of dome-shaped limestone hills. Relax on the white sandy beaches on the island of Boracay, before a brief stay in Manila; the capital and cultural centre of the Philippines.
Day 1 Cebu
Met on arrival at Cebu International Airport where you will be met by an English speaking guide. You will then be transferred to your hotel for a 2-night stay at Crimson Mactan. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2 Cebu
Breakfast at the resort. Get ready for a day of sun, sea and sand! The adventure begins after breakfast when your tour guide escorts you to board the outrigger canoe from a designated jetty. Cruise along the waters of the Mactan Channel and swing around Nalusuan, Sulpa and Hilutungan Islands. Drop anchor at Hilutungan Island for swimming, snorkelling and enjoy Cebu’s underwater attractions before moving on for a delicious picnic lunch at Pandanon Island. Note this is a small group tour.
Day 3 Cebu – Bohol
Breakfast at the resort. Your English-speaking guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to Cebu Pier for the 2-hour ferry journey to Bohol. Met on arrival and privately transferred to the beautiful Panglao Island for a 3 night stay. Enjoy this tranquil retreat and watch Bohol’s colourful sunsets and explore the local restaurants that face the crystal-clear water and white sand beach of Panglao. Standard: Bellevue Bohol; Superior: Amorita Bohol
Day 4 Bohol
Breakfast at the resort. Day at leisure.
Day 5 Bohol
Tour Breakfast at the resort. Enjoy a full day tour of Bohol’s scenic countryside, a beautiful showcase of history, culture and nature in one destination. This tour brings you to the historic Blood Compact Shrine, a historical landmark commemorating the 1st Treaty of Friendship between the east and the west. Next stop is the centuries-old Baclayon Church & Museum then proceed to the Tarsier Sanctuary and visit to the Tarsiers, the smallest known primate. En route to the Chocolate Hills,drive through the lush mahogany forest and the green farmlands in Bilar and Batuan. In Bilar visit a Butterfly Farm. View the awesome cone-shaped hills known as the Chocolate Hills from a viewing deck on top of one of these hills. Drive back to Loboc for a 50-minute river cruise along nipa-lined river on board a native catamaran. A sumptuous lunch of local cuisine is served on board. Relax and enjoy the view of nature’s beauty; rolling hills, graceful coconut trees and green nipa-palms lining the riverbanks. Head back to your accommodation.
Day 6 Bohol – Boracay
Breakfast at the resort. Transfer to Bohol pier for the ferry back to Cebu. Arrive in Cebu pier where you will be welcomed by an English-speaking guide who will transfer you to the airport for your short flight to Caticlan (nearest airport for Boracay). You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel by boat and road for a 3-night stay in Boracay. Standard: Coast, Boracay; Superior: Crimson Resort Borocay (including a one-time complimentary dinner)
Days 7-8 Boracay
Breakfast at the resort. Two full days at leisure. We can offer an Island- Hopping day tour if this is of interest. Price on request.
Day 9 Boracay – Manila
Breakfast at the resort. Transfer to Caticlan airport by boat and road for your flight to Manila. Met on arrival and proceed to begin the Manila City Tour. Take a step back in time as you discover the “Charms of Old Manila”. The tour starts with a visit to historic Rizal Park, where the remains of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, lie within the cornerstone of the Rizal Monument. The tour then heads on to the old walled city of Intramuros built during the Spanish colonial period. The first stop is Fort Santiago which served as headquarters of the military might of the Spanish, American and Japanese colonisers until its destruction in 1945. You will also get a chance to view indigenous fabrics and artworks at Manila Collectible. Tour then proceeds past the San Agustin Church, the oldest structure in the country which dates back to 1571. The next stop is Casa Manila, a reconstructed 19th century mansion replete with 16th to 19th century furniture and furnishings. The last stop to visit is Baluarte De San Diego, located along the walls of Intramuros, Manila, it was designed and built by Jesuit priest Antonio Sedeno from 1586 to 1587 and it is one of the oldest stone fortifications in Intramuros. Lunch will be at a local restaurant inside the walled city. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel for a 1-night stay. Standard: Dusit Thani Manila; Superior: Conrad Manila
Day 10 Depart Manila
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport assisted by an English speaking guide.
Prices from £1499 Standard. £1879 Superior.per person, based on twin share
- 9 nights hotel accommodation
- Breakfast daily and 2 lunches
- All land and boat transfers
- Flights Cebu-Borocay-Manila
- Touring as shown
4-Day El Nido Extention
Add a 3 night stay at El Nido Cove Resort on the Palawan Islands.
• Flight Caticlan (Borocay) – El Nido –Manila
• 3 nights at Casa Kalaw with breakfast
• Roundtrip airport transfers
Prices from £620 per person based on twin share
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