Day 1 :
Arrival in Manila. Private transfer from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport
to your hotel. Check-in and overnight at your hotel.
Day 2 :
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, take a half-day city tour of Old Manila.
The tour starts with a drive through Roxas Boulevard to Rizal Park, named in honor
of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. After a brief picture stop, proceed
to the Walled City of Intramuros to visit the remnants of Spain’s conquistadores.
Travel through the cobbled streets to San Agustin Church, the country’s oldest stone
church, and view its wide collection of ecclesiastical icons, vestments and other
religious articles. Across it is Casa Manila, a reproduction of a 19th century house
equipped with oriental and european décor, as well as Philippine antique furniture.
Then proceed to Fort Santiago, Manila’s main line of defense against invaders from
the sea. It is a stone fort guarding the entrance to the city from Manila Bay. It
has been the site of many tragic moments in Philippine history. From Fort Santiago,
drive on to Manila’s central district, Quiapo, often referred to as the heart of
Manila with its market, pilgrimage church of the Black Nazarene, jeepney terminals
and bazaars. Then, proceed to the Chinese cemetery, the only one of its kind in
the world, where the mausoleums are as big and as elaborate as houses and where
the fusion of eastern and Christian religions are very much in evidence. End the
tour with a short sightseeing tour of the bustling financial and commercial district
of Makati City. In the afternoon, proceed to shopping either at the Asia’s 2nd largest
mall – Mall of Asia, or Greenhills Shopping Center, a mecca for those in search
for electronics, mobile phones, and latest jewellery fashion trends at the most
Day 3 :
Breakfast at the hotel. Take a tour to Pagsanjan. Ride up the river in a small dug-out
canoe, and experience the natural beauty of the tropical rainforest. The climax
of the ride is the Pagsanjan waterfalls. Go underneath the waterfall to experience
the raw power of nature. Return to Manila in the late afternoon. Overnight at the
Day 4 :
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer from your hotel to Manila Domestic Airport
for your flight to Cebu. Arrive in Cebu, and take a private transfer to the beach
resort. The afternoon is free for you to relax by the beach.
Day 5 :
Breakfast in the hotel. Private transfer from your hotel to the Cebu Port. Travel
on a fast ferry from Cebu to the island of Bohol. This day trip will introduce you
to the wonders of Bohol. First stop is the Philippine Tarsier Foundation in the
town of Corella, which serves as a refuge for the smallest primate in the world,
the tarsier. Observe these rare, nocturnal creatures in their natural habitat and
be amazed by their agility as they move about, leaping from one tree to the other,
and swivel their heads nearly 360 degrees. Then proceed to Baclayon, make a short
stop at the historical Blood Compact site, where Spain’s Miguel Lopez de Legazpi
and Datu Sikatuna, a native chieftain, sealed their friendship with a symbolic drink.
In Baclayon, visit a centuries-old stone church that houses a museum containing
a collection of religious art, ecclesiastical vestments, as well as librettos of
church music inscribed in Latin on animal skins. Proceed with the tour, passing
by Bilar man-made forest, a thick undergrowth of towering mahogany trees grown on
the fringes of the highway leading to the Chocolate Hills, the country’s geological
wonder. From a distance, these hills look like huge candy drops that change in color
with the season, and are aptly named ‘chocolate’ when the hill grasses turn deep
brown in summer. Hike up to the viewpoint for a bird’s eye view of the surrounding
area before moving on to Loboc River where a cruise downstream on a floating restaurant
is made more enjoyable with a delectable lunch served on board. Return to the hotel
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afternoon, take the fast ferry back to Cebu. Private transfer from the port to your
hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 :
Breakfast in the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at the resort.
Day 7 :
Breakfast in the hotel. Private transfer from your hotel to the Mactan International
Airport for your flight.
Air ticket : Manila – Cebu can be arranged
- Three (3) Nights accommodation in Manila at preferred hotel with daily breakfast.
- Three (3) Nights accommodation in Cebu at preferred hotel with daily breakfast.
- Roundtrip private airport transfers in Manila and Cebu.
- Combination Manila City & shopping tour with private basic transfers & English speaking
- Private Pagsanjan Falls tour with transportation, entrance fees, lunch, boat ride
and services of an English speaking guide.
- Roundtrip ferry tickets Cebu-Bohol-Cebu, round trip transfers resort/hotel-pier-resort/Hotel,
Fascinating Bohol Tour with private transportation entrance fees, Loboc river cruise
with lunch and services of a local English speaking guide.