You fly from Amsterdam airport, or any other airport. with a scheduled flight of your own choice. Filitravel buys the ticket for you and the bill goes at the cost.
You will be met at Manila Airport and taken to your hotel in the old town. We have chosen The Bayleaf Intramuros, a hotel in the historic center of Manila. It is perfect to discover the sights of the city and the service is also perfect.
Day 3 to 6
With a guide and private transport you travel from Manila to the rice terraces in the Cordillage Mountains. You walk through the ancient terraces of Banaue and see the hanging coffins on the mountain walls of Sagada. The overnight stays are planned at Native Village Inn, a resort built in the style of the original Ifugao people. If you prefer something more luxurious, you can also opt for a stay at the Banaue Hotel.
On the last day you will be driven back to Manila and you will stay at the Bayleaf Hotel again. It is a tiring journey but definitely worth it!
Days 7 and 8
You will be picked up from the hotel and taken to Manila Airport.
With a domestic flight, a course is set for Puerto Princesa on the island of Palawan. The hotel there is Acacia Tree Garden with a nice swimming pool on site.
Puerto Princesa is known for its underground river that can be sailed. It is a wonderful experience because the river has been left untouched on the inside. So there are no paths, lights etc.
Furthermore, Honda Bay, a cove of the sea, is very popular to visit for a day. There are several islands that are moored on and the closing is Sombrero Island, where you can enjoy a drink.
Day 9 to 13
From Puerto Princesa you head north with a minibus shuttle service. It is an adventurous journey of 4 to 5 hours on sometimes bad roads but those hardships are worth it. El Nido is located on the Bacuit Archipelago and the area is characterized by an overwhelmingly beautiful nature with blue lagoons, small islands and beaches and rising chalk cliffs. It is an ideal environment to fully immerse yourself in the omnipresent nature.
The El Nido Beach hotel is located in the village of El Nido itself, so in the evenings you can visit the company of others, go to a restaurant or entertain yourself in a different way.
Day 14 to 18
From El Nido you take a propeller flight to the village of Caticlan. From Caticlan you go by bus and boat to the right landing place on the island of Boracay. Boracay is known for the enormously white beaches and is counted among the 'top 10' of best beaches worldwide. In the evenings, the island becomes a nightlife paradise thanks to countless discos and restaurants and during the day you can fully enjoy beach fun. You should not go here if you are looking for tranquility: there are other places in the Philippines for that.
The nights are planned in the beautiful Nigi Nigi Nu Noos resort, a stay that lies directly on the beach. Because of the sheltered location you have a quiet stay in the crowds.
You will be taken by boat and bus to Caticlan airport and with a domestic flight you will return to Manila. Our driver will take you to the Bayleaf Intramuros hotel, where you also stayed on arrival, for a final overnight stay in the Philippines. You can also choose to stay the last night on the island of Boracay. That of course means that the next day will be a tough one.
Day 20 and 21
Our driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to Manila airport for your international return flight. The next day you will arrive in your departure city again.