Multi-Day Tour

Northern Philippines & Islands on a Shoestring (18 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Manila, Philippines To Moalboal

Valid for Departures: 02 Jun 2018 - 21 Dec 2019

Northern Philippines & Islands on a Shoestring (18 days)

Day 3

Baguio/Sagada

Day 4

Sagada

Day 5

Sagada/Batad

Day 6

Batad/Banaue

Day 7

Banaue/Manila

Day 11

Siquijor

Day 12

Siquijor/Bohol

Day 13

Bohol/Panglao

Day 14

Panglao

Day 15

Panglao/Cebu City

Day 16

Cebu City/Moalboal

Day 17

Moalboal

Day 18

Moalboal

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Manila, Philippines
None None
Day 1 Manila: Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Manila, Philippines
None Breakfast
Day 2 Manila/Baguio: Travel north by bus, then enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival to Baguio. Opt to get a massage. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus
Day 3
Baguio/Sagada
None Breakfast
Day 3 Baguio/Sagada: After another long day of travel, arrive at the outdoor paradise of Sagada, a base for adventuring. Transport: Local bus
Day 4
Sagada
None Breakfast
Day 4 Sagada: The natural beauty of the area features caves perfect for exploring, hikes along an underground river system, a waterfall and delightful pool to cool off in after a day of exploring. Relax in the quiet serenity only found off the beaten path—this is a place to just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.
Day 5
Sagada/Batad
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Sagada/Batad: Travel via jeepney along scenic mountain roads and then by foot on local hiking trails to reach a local village for an overnight homestay experience. Discover the daily lives of the Ifugao people. Enjoy a cultural performance and a local dinner. Additional Notes: The trekking here can be challenging, especially in inclement weather. If you don't feel fit enough for the activity, your CEO can help you organize some optional activities. Included Activities: Rice Terraces Trek and Ifugao Village Visit Batad Homestay Transport: Jeepney
Day 6
Batad/Banaue
None Breakfast
Day 6 Batad/Banaue: Hike back to the main road and hop in a jeepney bound for beautiful Banaue. Enjoy free time and views of the famous rice terraces. Transport: Jeepney
Day 7
Banaue/Manila
None Breakfast
Day 7 Banaue/Manila: Free time to trek along the terraces or relax. After soaking in the last of the spectacular views hop on an overnight bus to Manila. Transport: Overnight bus
Day 8
Manila, Philippines
None None
Day 8 Manila: Explore this bustling city with free time.
Day 9
Manila, Philippines
None None
Day 9 Manila: Please look out for signs in the hotel with details of the group meeting this evening. The meeting is a chance to meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the rest of the group before heading out for an optional evening meal. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 10
Manila, Philippines
None Breakfast
Day 10 Manila/Siquijor: Fly to Dumaguete and transfer to the port to board a boat bound for the mystical island of Siquijor. Transport: Tuk-tuk Plane Ferry
Day 11
Siquijor
None Breakfast
Day 11 Siquijor: Enjoy free time to explore caves, waterfalls, coral-filled waters, and 106km (65 mi) of white-sand beaches. Snorkelling and diving are both great options here.
Day 12
Siquijor/Bohol
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12 Siquijor/Bohol: Enjoy a homestay at a community tourism project. Please note accommodations here are basic. Included Activities: Bohol Island Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle Ferry
Day 13
Bohol/Panglao
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Bohol/Panglao: This morning opt to join your host family as they tend to the farm before helping prepare a barbecue feast for lunch. After lunch together, say good bye to your hosts and head out to explore the famous Chocolate Hills. Included Activities: Chocolate Hills Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 14
Panglao
None Breakfast
Day 14 Panglao: Free day to tour the island or go snorkelling.
Day 15
Panglao/Cebu City
None Breakfast
Day 15 Panglao/Cebu City: Board a boat to bustling Cebu, home to the country's busiest sea port. Opt to take a tour of the city. Transport: Boat Private Vehicle Private Vehicle
Day 16
Cebu City/Moalboal
None Breakfast
Day 16 Cebu City/Moalboal: Transfer from Cebu to Moalboal. Beautiful beaches and bright, turquoise waters await. Transport: None
Day 17
Moalboal
None Breakfast
Day 17 Moalboal: Today enjoy canyoneering at the beautiful Kawasan Falls and it's surrounding fresh water streams and pools. Additional Notes: The included canyoneering activity is appropriate for anyone with a moderate level of fitness (and brave enough to make required jumps of up to 4 metres!). For travelers that would not like to join this activity, a full day snorkeling trip to Pescadora Island will be offered as an alternative. Included Activities: Kawasan Canyoneering
Day 18
Moalboal
None Breakfast
Day 18 Moalboal: Depart at any time. Departure transfer included. Included Activities: Departure Day

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This 17-day trip brings together the very best of Filipino culture and hospitality with its simply perfect island beaches. Begin by heading north to explore remote villages and see stunningly green rice terraces. Then island-hop around Siquijor, Bohol, and Cebu, snorkelling and swimming to your heart's content. Check out Moalboal and swim with whale sharks off the coast (seasonally). With two unique homestays to experience the warmth of the Philippines and its welcoming people, this tour is a...

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