Manila/Coron/El Nido/Bohol (with option to Boracay or Cebu)
12 Days/11 Nights - Tour Code 2411
Prepare to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty and rich cultural tapestry of the Philippines with our captivating "Islands Swing Around" adventure. Delve into the history and vibrant traditions of Manila before embarking on a breathtaking journey through the pristine islands of Coron and the natural wonders of El Nido. Continue your exploration with a visit to Bohol's iconic Chocolate Hills and serene river cruises. Whether you extend your stay in Boracay or Cebu, you're in for an extraordinary experience.
Here's an in-depth itinerary of your 12-day voyage:
Day 01 - Arrival in Manila
As you touch down in Manila, we will extend a warm welcome and ensure a seamless transfer to your hotel. Your first night will be a relaxing prelude to the adventure ahead.
Day 02 - Old and New Manila (B)
Awaken to a delightful buffet breakfast, setting the tone for your day of exploration. We'll journey through time, where history and modernity merge harmoniously. Discover the iconic Rizal Park, a place of immense historical significance where the country's national hero was executed. Next, you'll venture into the walled city of Intramuros and explore Fort Santiago, a Spanish medieval fortress with a storied past. Your day will include visiting the San Agustin Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a drive through the bustling streets of Makati, the nation's dynamic commercial and financial hub. You'll conclude the day with a visit to the American Memorial Park, a poignant tribute to the brave souls who lost their lives during World War II. An overnight stay will cap off a day filled with cultural treasures.
Day 03 - Manila/Coron (B)
After a hearty breakfast, we'll whisk you to the Domestic Airport for your flight to Coron. Upon arrival in Coron, we'll greet you and provide a comfortable transfer to your hotel. The charm of Coron awaits as you check in and settle in for an enchanting overnight stay.
Day 04 - Coron Island Tour (B/L)
Breakfast heralds the beginning of an exciting island-hopping adventure in Coron. The azure waters beckon as you explore the pristine beauty of Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, Balinsasayaw Reef, Malwawey Reef, Skeleton Wreck, Beach 91, and CYC Beach. A delicious picnic lunch on one of these idyllic islands will fuel your explorations. As the sun sets, you'll return to your hotel with memories of a well-spent day.
Day 05 - Island Escapade (B/L)
Awaken to another day of discovery, after which you'll head out to uncover more of Coron's hidden gems. The Calamian Islands reveal their secrets as you visit the exquisite Bulog, Banana, and Malcapuya beaches. A picnic lunch amidst nature's splendour will nourish your senses. Returning to your hotel, you'll find serenity and comfort for your overnight stay.
Day 06 - Coron/El Nido (B)
Your day begins with a sumptuous breakfast, after which you'll transfer to Coron Airport for a direct flight to El Nido, courtesy of Airswift. Lio Airport welcomes you, and we ensure a smooth transfer to your resort. It's time to check in and relish the comfort and beauty that El Nido offers. You'll savour an overnight stay in this enchanting paradise.
Day 07 - Island Hopping (Big Lagoon) Tour (B/L)
After a morning feast, you'll embark on a captivating island-hopping adventure in El Nido—the crystal-clear waters of the Big Lagoon beckon for a kayak excursion. Shimizu Island and West Entalula Beach offer an underwater world of wonder for swimming and snorkelling. For Premium Package guests, delightful non-motorized water activities await coordination with Reception. The day is brimming with unforgettable experiences.
Day 08 - El Nido at Leisure (B)
Savour a leisurely breakfast at the resort and embrace a day of personal choice. Whether it's the embrace of the gentle waves or the sun's warmth, you can tailor your day to your heart's desire.
Day 09 - El Nido/Bohol (B)
A delectable breakfast sets the stage for your day as you prepare for your flight to Bohol. Scheduled flights are available every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Upon landing in Bohol, we extend a heartfelt welcome and ensure a seamless transfer to your resort. Check-in heralds a night of restful comfort in embracing Bohol's natural beauty.
Day 10 - Chocolate Hills/Loboc River cruise (B/L)
After a fulfilling breakfast at the resort, you'll embark on a journey that fuses history, nature, and culture. Baclayon Church and the Blood Compact monument offer glimpses into Bohol's rich heritage. As you traverse an artificial forest of majestic mahogany trees, you'll journey through local industries, culminating in a splendid view of the iconic Chocolate Hills. Your day continues with a river cruise along the Loboc River, offering lunch amidst the lush surroundings and a chance to encounter the charming Tarsiers at the sanctuary. The evening brings you back to your resort for an overnight stay.
Day 11 - At Leisure in Bohol (B)
Another buffet breakfast at the resort beckons, setting the tone for a day of leisure. Whether you unwind by the pool, explore the resort's amenities, or venture into the local charm of Bohol, the day is yours to embrace as you wish.
Day 12 - Bohol/Manila or Boracay/Cebu (B)
Your final day in Bohol begins with a sumptuous buffet breakfast at the resort. We'll ensure a seamless transfer to the airport for your flight back to Manila or onward journey to Boracay, Cebu, or Dumaguete, should you choose an extended adventure. Your 12-day odyssey culminates, but the memories and experiences linger on.
- Manila: Airport transfers with coordinator on arrival
- Half-day Manila City Tour
- El Nido: Round trip airport transfers by hotel shuttle
- El Nido Island Hopping Tour A with Lunch
- Coron: Round trip airport transfers by hotel shuttle
- Coron Island Tour with Lunch
- Coron Island Escapade with Lunch
- Bohol: Airport transfers in Bohol with coordinator on arrival
- Bohol Countryside Tour with Rivercruise Lunch (Private Land Tour and shared river cruise)
- Other inclusions: all entrance fees, bottled water, and services of an English-speaking guide during tours
- Superior Package: Kingsford Manila (Deluxe), Bacau Bay (Deluxe Room), Huni Lio (Deluxe), Bohol Beach Club (Deluxe)
- Premium Package: The Peninsula Hotel (Deluxe), Two Seasons Bayside (Bayview), Lagen Resort (Forest room), Amorita Resort (Jr. Suite)
**Separate cost of airfare:**
Manila/Coron/El Nido/Bohol/Manila – approximately GBP520.00 PER PERSON
**Supplement for upgraded rooms:**
- Amorita Resort – One-Bedroom Suite: plus GBP48.00 per room per night
- Pangulasian Island Resort – Canopy Villa: plus GBP416.00 per room per night
- Pangulasian Island Resort – Pool Villa: plus GBP578.00 per room per night
**Extensions available in Boracay and Cebu. Please inquire for rates and details.**
Your Philippine adventure beckons, promising an unforgettable experience, and we eagerly anticipate guiding you through this remarkable journey.
Day 01 - Upon your arrival in Manila, you will be greeted at the airport and transported to Hotel Jen, where you will stay for two nights.
Day 02 - After enjoying breakfast, embark on a journey to explore the diverse facets of old and modern Manila. Your day will include visits to Rizal Park, the historic walled city of Intramuros, a tour of Fort Santiago, and a stop at San Agustin Church. Following these cultural experiences, you will drive through the reclaimed area, home to the cultural heart of the Philippines, before continuing to Makati, the contemporary financial and commercial district. After a day of exploration, return to your hotel for the night.
Day 03 - Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for a short flight to Puerto Princesa. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Asturias Hotel or a similar city hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a city tour to discover the rugged and unspoiled beauty of Palawan. The time will include visiting the crocodile farm (except on Sundays) to learn about various species and their habitats. Afterwards, explore the city market for some bargain hunting, visit the cathedral, and drop by the butterfly farm before returning to your hotel for the night.
Day 04 - Following breakfast, embark on an adventurous day with an underground river tour. You'll begin with a trek through the monkey trail, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rainforest's natural beauty. Keep an eye out for the mischievous monkeys known for their playful antics! After completing the trail, board a paddle boat at the river's mouth to witness the breathtaking, glittering stalactites and rock formations rising from the water. The subterranean River National Park, located in the Saint Paul Mountain Range, is one of the world's longest, spanning 8.2 kilometres. After lunch, return to your hotel for the night.
Day 05 - After breakfast, embark on a scenic 5-hour road trip to El Nido airstrip, savouring the picturesque scenery. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted and transferred to Miniloc Resort, where you will spend three nights. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy as you please, whether it's swimming, snorkelling, or basking on the beach. This charming resort is located at the water's edge and is the perfect place for a few days of relaxation.
Day 06-07 - After breakfast, you have a range of daily activities to choose from, including island tours, exploring the big and small lagoons, cave exploration, snorkelling, swimming, and the use of non-motorized equipment such as Hobie Cats, windsurfing, and kayaks.
Day 08 - Start your day with breakfast at the resort before heading to the airport for your flight to Manila and onward to your next destination. Whether you extend your stay in the Philippines or embark on another adventure elsewhere, the choice is yours.