Philippines

Duration

11 nights/12 days

Reviews
545 Reviews
The Route

Manila, El Nido, Cebu & Boracay

Trip Overview

12 days of fun, culture and adventure await on our amazing Philippines tour package, which will see you visit some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Welcome to paradise!

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Welcome to the Philippines! See amazing sights on our 12-day tour of the Philippines and explore stunning beaches, splash around in waterfalls, swim with whale sharks, snorkel in crystal clear waters, discover the Filipino culture and enjoy the best sunsets of your life!

Our Philippines group tour is an absolute gem of a trip as you spend 12 days in paradise. You’ll travel with one adventure leader & driver throughout and they will be on hand 24/7 to help in any way possible!

Our small intimate groups (up to 16 people) are the perfect way to make new friends and share the experience together – after all, who wants to explore paradise on their own?

You will meet some fun and young people from all over the world, as well as our awesome group leader who will be there with you throughout!

 

 

 

Description

Tick off some of the most stunning islands in the world on our 12-day Philippines travel package.

After a night in Manila, you’ll have 3 to 4 nights on your islands which will give you all the time in the world to soak up life in paradise. Plus, you’ll be getting involved in all of your activities throughout the tour (which are included in the price) as you explore the best of the sights in the Philippines.

Throughout the trip you’ll have plenty of time to hang out with other like-minded travellers too from your activities and lazy beach days to nights out and your farewell party.

What's Included?

  • All transport within the Philippines including 3 domestic flights and airport pickup on arrival.
  • A private adventure leader and driver throughout your trip.
  • All listed activities
  • Some meals (breakfast in El Nido & Cebu and lunch during your island hopping excursion)
  • Support & advice for onward travel around Southeast Asia

What's not Included?

  • International flights to/from the Philippines
  • Return transfer/onward travel from Boracay
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas

The Route

Euroventure philippines group tour

Key Information

Duration

11 nights/12 days

Starts & finishes:

The tour starts in Manila and ends in Boracay.

Places Visited:

Manila, El Nido in the Palawan Islands, Moalboal on the island of Cebu and Boracay.

Transport:

All transport within the country including 3 domestic flights and your airport transfer on arrival.

Group size:

4-16

Age range:

18-35

Price:

£1199 per person

Dates:

Range of departures throughout 2019 (January to May & October to December)

Itinerary

 

Day 1 – Manila

Welcome to the Philippines! Upon your arrival at Manila airport, your group leader will be ready and waiting to take you back to your accommodation. 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. We have a quick orientation talk then head out for a welcome dinner and drinks with the rest of the group.

Day 2-4 – Borocay

Bellies full, we board our first flight of the tour and make our way to one of the best islands in the world, Borocay. As soon as we land we will travel by private bus to El Nido, which will take around 5 hours – trust us, it’s worth it! Once checked in, we’ll head out for food and drinks as a group and experience Borocay’s crazy beach nightlife.

On day 3, we are going beach hoping! Soak up some sun of some of the island’s most beautiful beaches, before heading out on a sailboat cruise. Depending on wind and weather conditions, we will do anything from snorkeling, sailing and taking a tour around the entire island by boat!

The next day, grab a towel and some sun screen and join us at White Beach. Put your feet in the sand and find a nice spot to relax before we meet for dinner at 7:30pm.

 

Day 5-7 – Moalboal, Cebu

It’s time to move on from Borocay as we board a short flight to Cebu. From Cebu, it’s a four-hour drive to Moalboal, which is our home for the next three nights.

Rested and refreshed from a good night’s sleep, we head deep into the hills of Cebu to visit some of the Philippines’ most beautiful waterfalls. Cool down in the crystal clear waters of Kasawan falls. We jump in and cool off in these stunning lagoons and get some pictures that will make your friends back home seriously jealous.

On our final day in Cebu, 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 to Moalboal where we will snorkel with thousands of sardines on their “sardine run” – this will take your breath away!

Day 8-12 – El Nido

After breakfast, we get ready for a long day of travel to El Nido. We will drive up to Cebu airport, where we catch a flight to Puerto Princesa. From there, it will be another 5-hour drive until we reach El Nido, where we will stop for a quick meal.

The long journey will be worthwhile, as El Nido boasts clear waters, jungle, steep limestone cliffs and stunning caves you simply cannot miss! After a long day of travelling, we will reward ourselves with drinks and a stunning views from a rooftop bar.

Day 9 is all about relaxation, as we’ll head north for our first dip in the ocean at Nacpan Beach! We will go lut for dinner and drinks as we get excited for the next few days.

The Philippines is famed for its many beautiful islands so on day 10, we’ll island hop! We’ll spend the day on our local boat whilst stopping off at some truly stunning beaches, as well as the ‘small and big lagoons’ which are some of the most picturesque places on the planet!

Our final day in El Nido is about catching your breath and working on your tan on Las Cabanas Beach. If you want a break from sunning yourself under Coconut trees, you can head out and get a massage, hit the shops for some retail therapy, or simply explore all of what El Nido has to offer.

On our last 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 onward travel.

Optional Extras

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3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time interrailing around Europe in July 2019 thanks to this company. The communication was excellent, fast replies and no ask was too much. We must have changed our route 5 times and they accommodated everything we asked for. We mainly dealt with Tolly but all of the staff we spoke to were friendly and enthusiastic. Booking through this company took the stress of organising away from us. All of the documents arrived well in advance of our start date, and the personalised booklet they include with train times/maps/tips/phrases is a game-changer! So unique and we were constantly using it to refer to. We had never stayed in a hostel before this and we were slightly apprehensive but all of the hostels were spotless, great atmosphere and in safe areas - we requested a private dorm room and this was sorted for us immediately. They even upgraded us to some hotels when it made no difference to the price! I priced the trip up independently and Euroventure was the same price/cheaper in some respects. Definitely recommend and will be booking again!

Emily Fisher Verified Reviewer

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3 weeks ago

I can not thank these guys enough. I'm a solo traveler about to start a month travels round Europe. I was so confused with the different options and what to do but they were amazing. They organised everything for me and I paid it up monthly. As promised tickets arrived 2 weeks before. Amy was amazing thank you for your help. The travel pack included is incredible so much detail and I booked a good few excursions as well because I know I'm safe with the company Already planning next year's!!.

Lynsey Verified Reviewer

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3 months ago

Did the 3 week Eastern Europe tour and it was amazing! Couldn't recommend Euroventure enough! Took all the hassle out of travelling, particularly for someone as unorganised as I am! All the hostels were clean, comfortable and friendly. Our tour guide Dave was great too! Knew all the good places to go to, even gave us a free walking tour in Prague. Couldn't do enough for us. Thanks everyone involved!

Anonymous Verified Reviewer

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3 months ago

We had a wonderful experience working with Amy. She helped us work out so many details and made sure we were taken care off after complications with our booking. We are so grateful for her help and so excited for our trip

Georgia Newman-Taylor Verified Reviewer

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3 months ago

Just recently got back from the Iron Curtain tour and already have post tour blues! I enjoyed the trip immensely, met some fab people and felt like I laughed the whole week. I liked using euroventure as having everything planned out in advance took all the stress away compared to if I planned it myself. Big shout out to our tour leader David who was great to hang out with. He made the transitions between places and cities very easy and stress free. His sarcastic wit and humour made my week. He also had great knowledge on the sights we visited. The itinerary was jam packed with activities to do. Would highly recommend using Euroventure, will definitely be using them again!

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Questions and Answers

How do I book flights?

International flights aren’t included however we are happy to help you with advice on what flights to book. All domestic flights are included.

What type of accommodation do we stay in?

We stay in 2 hotels and 2 hostels in the Philippines. They all have air conditioning and are clean, comfortable and come with good showers.

What if I need pre-trip accommodation?

We’ll be happy to arrange this for you. The prices are £10pp for dormitory accommodation and £30 for a private room staying in Manila.

How much spending money shall I bring?

It all depends on how much money you want to spend on food & drink but the Philippines is similar to Southeast Asia so you can budget on approx £15 per day. The majority of destinations we visit have ATM’s so you’re able to withdraw money out in country. Street food costs approx £3-4 and drinks and beer cost £1.

How do I get a visa?

The Philippines grants a 30 day visa free entry to passport holders of most major countries including most EU nations, as well as the US, Canada and Australia but please check for the most up to date visa requirements. For British passport holders, please refer to FCO website.

When is the best time to visit the Philippines?

November to April are the most popular months to travel in the Philippines as this is the dry season and you can explore all of the country, including all of the islands. Temperatures are at their highest during March and April so the best months for travel are between December and February.

Is the Philippines safe?

150,000 British nationals visited the Philippines last year and had trouble free visits. All of the islands you’re visiting are safe areas and are well and truly on the tourist path so you’ll certainly meet other travellers in your tourist destinations. If you’d like any further info, please refer to the FCO website or get in touch 🙂

How do I get back to Manila?

The easiest and quickest way is to fly back to Manila via Caticlan or Kalibo airports. Public transport is available to both airports and includes a boat to the mainland and transport to the airport. If you need help with any of this, just get in touch 🙂