Philippines Islands Hopping Tour

Highlights:

This Philippines Island Hopping Tour will take you to visit: Banaue, the center of the rich Ifugao culture and the portal to the rice terraces of Majestic Banaue; Sagada, impressive cave and cliff coffins; Vigan, the well preserved Spanish colonial town; Panglao, white sand beach free time. Bohol chocolate hills and tarsiers watching cruise.

Dear Clients

This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
Travel Seasons:

Most countries in Asia can be visited throughout the year. Taking all factors into account, such as weather, traffic, cost..., there are always good places worthy visiting whenever you travel Asia. According to your personal schedule, we will arrange the proper and suitable itinerary of your targeted countries.

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Route:

Manila - Banaue - Sagada - Cerventes - Vigan City - Laoag - Cebu - Tagbilaran City - Panglao Island - Bohol

Itinerary

Day1:

Manila

Mabuhay! Welcome to Philippines. Meet your tour guide who holds Bravo Asia Tours’ greeting board at Manila International Airport. We will transfer to hotel so you can fresh up after your long flight. The rest of day will be free; you can arrange it according to your personal needs. Overnight in Manila

Day2:

Manila

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 our country's national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, lie within the cornerstone of Rizal Monument. Tour 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 colonizers until its destruction in 1945. 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 reconstruction 19th century mansion replete with 16th to 19th century furniture and furnishings. The rest time of today will be at your leisure. Overnight in Manila

Day3:

Manila - Banaue

There is no flight from Manila to Banaue and driving will take 9-10 hours, so we will depart at 7:00AM in the morning with your packed breakfast. 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. Overnight in Banaue

Day4:

Banaue

Be board on a local jeepney for a tour of the rice terraces as well as a local village. Banga-an is a traditional village nestled in a panoramic valley of terraces. The 20 minute walk on a descending trail permits a closer look of the Ifugao world. Visit a typical home to see their way of life. Proceed to the viewpoint to witness the Rice Terraces, acclaimed as the "8th Wonder of the World" and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built over 2000 years ago. Overnight in Banaue

Day5:

Banaue - Sagada

After a leisurely breakfast, visit the picturesque town of Sagada. Here you will stop and see ancient burial caves with mummified coffins. You will also visit the Bontoc Museum, founded by a Belgian Sister, which houses a varied collection of authentic artifacts and photos from the mountain tribes. Watch a tribal Show of songs and dances interpreting local culture and traditions, some of which are still being practiced today. Overnight in Sagada

Day6:

Sagada - Cerventes - Vigan City

Today, we will drive (approximately 5 hours) via Cerventes to Vigan, a beautifully preserved Spanish colonial town. In the evening, you will pay a visit to the World Heritage-listed Santa Maria Church or to view the dancing fountain. Overnight in Vigan

Day7:

Vigan City - Laoag

Continue on north to Laoag, visiting the World Heritage-listed Paoay Church and scenic Paoay Lake on the way. Overnight in Laoag

Day8:

Laoag - Cebu

Board on vehicle and drive to airport of Laoag, from where, you will catch your flight to Cebu. Meet your tour guide who holds Bravo Asia Tours’ greeting board at Mactan–Cebu International Airport. We will transfer to hotel for rest after your long flight. Overnight in Cebu

Day9:

Cebu

Today, you will embark on a historical tour of the Philippines oldest city: Cebu. Visit Magellan's Cross and Basilica Minore del Santo Nino. Then, Fort San Pedro, the oldest triangular fortress in the country. Afterwards you will view the former house of Cebu's first Bishop, Casa Gorordo. See uptown Cebu with the Taoist Temple, which provides stunning views of Cebu City and Mactan Island. Overnight in Cebu

Day10:

Cebu - Tagbilaran City - Panglao Island

Today you will be escorted to the wharf of Tagbilaran City (capital city of Bohol Island) then take a boat trip to Cebu (approximately 2 hours). Meet your guide-chauffeur at the wharf of Tagbilaran then transfer to your hotel in. You are free to enjoy the beautiful resort in Panglao Island. Overnight in Panglao Island

Day11:

Panglao Island - Bohol

Today, we will enjoy a full-day private tour of Bohol Island. Meet your tour guide then drive to the historic Blood Compact Shrine, a historical landmark commemorating the 1st Treaty of Friendship between the east and the west. Next, visit the centuries-old Baclayon Church & Museum. En route to the Chocolate Hills, we will drive through the lush Mahogany Man-Made Forest and the green farmlands in Bilar and Batuan. A stop at a viewing deck offers one the vista of the the awesome cone-shaped hills known as the "Chocolate Hills" in the town of Carmen. Drive back to Loboc for a 50-minute river cruise along nipa-lined river on board a native catamaran while lunch is served on board. You’ll have the opportunity to spot indigenous Philippine tarsiers. After the cruise, the tour will continue to see the backyard industries in Loay (nipa weaving and knife making). Back to hotel in Panglao Island then this full day Bohol tour is finished. Overnight in Panglao Island

Day12:

Panglao Island

Free at your leisure. Overnight in Panglao Island

Day13:

Panglao Island

Free at your leisure. Overnight in Panglao Island

Day14:

Panglao Island

Free at your leisure. Overnight in Panglao Island

Day15:

Panglao Island - Tagbilaran City - Cebu

Today you will be escorted to the wharf of Tagbilaran City then take a boat trip to Cebu (approximately 2 hours). Meet your guide-chauffeur at the wharf of Cebu then transfer to Mactan – Cebu International Airport. Catch your onward flight. The whole team of Bravo Asia Tours looks forward to serving you again in your next trip to Asia.

Ends

Dear Clients

This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
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