Welcome to the Philippines! Upon your arrival at Manila airport, your group leader will be there ready and waiting to take you back to our hotel. Tonight we will have a welcome dinner and drinks with the rest of the Wanderlands groupies, but today is about relaxing and settling in after that long flight, so hit the streets for some shopping or just head out to explore some of the local sites.
Today it’s a group orientation talk so we can give you a full run down of what you can expect from your Wanderlands Philippines trip. Bellies full we board our first flight of the tour and make our way to the awesome city of Puerto Princesa, where after we get settled in to our accommodation, we head out for a delicious local dinner and a few drinks to get to know each other better.
It’s up and at ‘em this morning as we embark on an experience that is completely unique to the Philippines – a day exploring the Underground River by a local boat in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Subterranean River National Park. Late afternoon will see us head to El Nido where we arrive just in time to enjoy a good feed and a few beverages with all your new found friends as a group.
The Philippines is famed for its many beautiful islands and today we get to explore some of them. We’ll spend the day on our local boat whilst stopping off at some truly stunning beaches, where we can enjoy some snorkeling and kayaking. We also get the chance to visit the breathtaking ‘Small and Big Lagoon’s which are among some of the most picturesque places on the planet!
Today is about catching your breath, working on your tan on a stunning white sand beach and reflecting on the fun so far. El Nido is home for the day and this coastal settlement which boasts clear waters, jungle, steep limestone cliffs and stunning coves, it is also a major tourist destination on the island of Palawan so there is plenty to do here if sunning yourself isn’t your thing. Head out and get a massage, hit the shops for some retail therapy or simply explore all of what El Nido has to offer.
R&R over it’s time to get on the move again, so get ready for a long day of travelling. We take a five-hours bus back to Puerto Princesa today where we board another quick one-hour flight to Cebu. From Cebu we drive four-hours to Moalboal, which is our home for the next three nights. Once checked in we will have time to explore the area and enjoy a well earned dinner and an early night after such a long day.
Rested and refreshed from a good night’s sleep, we head deep in to the hills of Cebu to visit some of the Philippines most beautiful waterfalls. Cool down in the crystal clear azure waters of Kawasan Falls, which is one of many natural springs in the area, we jump in and cool off in these stunning lagoons and get some pictures that will make your friends back home seriously jealous.
Today we head out for a truly unforgettable experience - we jump in the water to swim with the huge (but very friendly) whale sharks. Bring your underwater camera, as trust us you will want to remember this forever. After we dry off it’s back on the bus back to Moalboal where we will snorkel with thousands of sardines on a “sardine run” - this will take your breath away!
This morning we hop on our bus and make our way back to Cebu city where we board our last flight of the tour to visit our final destination - the stunning Boracay Island. Arriving by evening we will all enjoy dinner together before heading out to experience Boracay’s crazy beachfront nightlife for a night of partying and good times! You can’t beat a party on the beach!
Life is better at the beach and today we make the most if it as we get the chance to take a well earnt relax and work on topping up our tans at Boracay Beach. Today is for full on beach chill out vibes, so grab yourself a beer or a fancy cocktail, lounge about or even play some beach games in in the sun for a while as we all enjoy this stunning setting which has been listed as one of the worlds best beaches!
On Day 11 we head to Ariel’s Point, which is set just a short boat trip away from Boracay Island. We will spend the day here relaxing, exploring the area by kayak and we will also get in some more snorkeling in the blue quartz waters. You can even try hand at stand up paddle boarding if you’re up for it. For lunch we dine on the delicious local cuisine, so get ready to take your taste buds on a journey. In the evening we enjoy our farewell meal and party, which is the perfect way to end the perfect day!
It’s time to say goodbye and end our unforgettable 12 day trip! After check out your group leader will sit down with you and help plan any onwards travel whether you plan to stay in the Philippines, visit other destinations in South East Asia or just go home we are here to help and assist you with your next adventure.
EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE HAVE LOADS OF FUN GO ON AN ADVENTURE!
Welcome to The Philippines! See amazing sights, explore stunning beaches, splash around in waterfalls, swim with whale sharks, snorkel the crystal clear waters, discover the filipino culture and enjoy the best sunsets of your life. Meet the locals, kayak through caves, take the leap of cliff jumping, relax in a lagoon, indulge in delicious food and party the night away.
SHARE YOUR PHILIPPINES ADVENTURE WITH A GREAT GROUP!
Our small intimate groups (up to 20 people) are the perfect way to make new friends and share the experience – after all, who wants to explore The Philippines alone? You will meet some fun and young people from all over the world and our awesome group leader who will be there with you for the whole week from the moment you step off the plane.
DON’T WORRY WE’VE GOT EVERYTHING SORTED FOR YOU!
We know you may be worried, we know sometimes it’s a big step travelling to a new country but that’s what we are here for! Everything is fully organised for you, we will pick you up from the airport, look after your accommodation, all transport and even help you set up your bank account and all the little things it takes to make sure your time in the Philippines is awesome.
Duration: 12 days/11 nights
* Airport pick up!
* 11 nights accommodation!
* All transport (including 3 domestic flights)
* All activities!
* Private guide & driver!
* Some meals & drinks!
* Support & advice for onward travel around South East Asia!
DAY 1 (Manila)
* Airport Pick Up
* Welcome Dinner & Drinks
DAY 2 (Puerto Princesa)
* Welcome Talk
* Flight to Puerto Princesa
* City Tour
DAY 3 (Puerto Princesa / El Nido)
* Subterranean River National Park
* Mini Van to El Nido
DAY 4 (El Nido)
* Island Hopping *
* Small & Big Lagoon
DAY 5 (El Nido)
* Beach Day
* Snorkeling *
DAY 6 (El Nido / Cebu)
* Flight to Cebu
* Mini Van to Oslob
DAY 7 (Cebu)
* Swimming with Whale Sharks *
* Snorkel with Sardines
DAY 8 (Cebu)
* Canyoneering *
* Cliff Jumping
DAY 9 (Cebu / Boracay)
* Flight to Boracay
* Beach Day
* Big Night Out
DAY 10 (Boracay)
* Ariel’s Point *
* Cliff Jumping
DAY 11 (Boracay)
* Sailing Boat *
* Island Tour
* Sunset from Spider House
* Farewell Dinner & Drinks
DAY 12 (Boracay)
* Plan Onward Travel
* Check Out
International flights, some meals, drinks and transport back to Manila after the ending of the tour.
* Activities dependant on weather conditions!