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Northern Philippines Adventure

8 nights from £1,479 per person

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

The Philippines is one of the largest archipelagos in the world and, as such, has a wealth of interesting and beautiful areas to explore. While it’s not possible to see them all in just nine days, this tour is a great way of taking in the main sights and getting a feel for the history and culture of this stunning destination. You will discover the beauty of inland Luzon, where you’ll be met with sights of beautiful rice paddies, and journey on to see the unique hill tribe culture which dominates the region. (GCL)

Highlights

  • Visit the Casa Manila
  • Hike around Banaue
  • Explore the rice terraces of Hapao
  • Wander around Sagada, including scenic hikes and caving
  • Explore the Spanish colonial town of Vigan
  • Discover the La Paz sand dunes
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the oldest part of Manila

Details

Day 1

Manila

You will arrive into Manila – arrive early to get a chance to see this unique city with such rich culture. Be sure to check out the colonial past with a visit the Casa Manila, a reproduction of a 19th century Spanish home. Alternatively, you could take a trip to Rizal Park to people-watch and enjoy a picnic. In the evening you will meet your tour group and guide.

Day 2

Banaue

Today you will venture through dramatic mountainous landscapes to the town of Banaue. On the way, stop for lunch and various photo opportunities, as well as taking a visit to the Provincial Museum in Bayombong. Once you've arrived in Banaue you'll take a short hike to the rice terrace viewpoint for stunning views.

(Breakfast included)

Days 3-4

Sagada

On day three you will ride a local Jeepney to visit the rice terraces of Hapao, before continuing on to Sagada to visit the Museum of Mountain Culture in Bontoc. The next day you will have free to explore Sagada, including scenic hikes, cool caves, hanging coffins, and lush landscapes.

(Two breakfasts included)

Days 5-6

Vigan

Day five will see you venture to Vigan, a wonderfully preserved Spanish colonial town. The evening is free for you to explore - wander to the World Heritage-listed Santa Maria Church, or marvel at the dancing fountain. The next day is at your leisure - by sure to visit a pottery shop, see the local handloom weavers, or take a scenic horse drawn carriage around the historic streets.

(Two breakfasts included)

Day 7

Laoag

Journey north to Laoag, and along the way stop off at the World Heritage-listed Paoay Church. Once you've arrived, head out to discover the La Paz sand dunes, the sinking bell tower, or the local market.

(Breakfast included)

Day 8

Manila

Today you will take a short flight back to Manila, where you will embark on a guided tour to the oldest part of the city – founded by the Spanish in the 16th century, giving you a true sense of the history of this area.

(Breakfast included)

Day 9

Manila

Your tour ends on arrival in the early afternoon. From here you'll fly home. (Transfer is not included)

(Breakfast included)

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: Private vehicle, Jeepney, plane, walking
  • Hotels (8 nights)
  • 8 breakfasts (Allow USD150-195 for meals not included)
  • Manila city tour, rice terrace trekking (Banaue), Bayombong visit, museum of mountain culture (Sagada) and the World heritage-listed Paoay Church visit
  • Tour guide throughout, plus local guides.
  • Small group experience (maximum 15, average 12)

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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