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.
In het hart van de historie!
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 Intramuros Hotel again. It is a tiring journey but definitely worth it!
Native Village Inn: ontbijt
Het dorpje Bangaan in de rijstterrassen
Sagada: hanging coffins
Day 7 to 9
You will be picked up from the hotel and taken to Manila Airport. With a domestic flight you go to the city of Legzpi in the south of the island of Luzon. Here you will be met at the airport and taken to your resort in the town of Donsol in just under two hours. Here you will spend the night at Vitton Beach Resort at the boarding point for excursions to the Whale Sharks. Discussion is therefore not necessary: you simply board one of the boats. This place shows you the Whale Sharks in 'free nature' on their natural migration across the world's oceans. These animals obviously do not adapt to the holiday wishes of visitors and the animals can only be seen in the period from mid-November to mid-May. At the Legazpi airport is the Mayon Volcano, which is known for its perfect shape. The volcano is quite active and can therefore not always be visited!
Donsol Whale Shark
From the resort you will be taken back to Legazpi airport. With an early domestic flight you go to the city of Cebu on the island of the same name. It is one of the larger cities of the Philippines and that is why we have planned a short stay in the city. You spend the night in the center of the city, at the Mandarin Plaza Hotel. In the evening you have the opportunity to discover the city yourself: you stay in the middle of the entertainment area.
Deluxe King Room
Fort San Pedro
Day 11 to 14
You will be picked up from the Mandarin Plaza Hotel and a minibus will take you to the town of Moalboal on the west coast of the island of Cebu. A few active days start: in addition to the excellent diving possibilities, Moalboal offers the opportunity to stretch your legs with 'outdoor activities'. In groups you can climb and descend river gorges, mountain biking in the area and much more. You simply have to see the Kawasan waterfalls: a short walk through the forest brings you to this beautiful place. You stay right by the sea at the Tipolo Beach Resort and your host Jochen takes good care of your well-being.
Tipolo Beach Resort
Mountain Biking Moalboal
Day 15 to 18
From Moalboal you will be brought to Cebu airport and with a domestic 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.
The perfect beach!
You will be taken to Caticlan airport and with a domestic flight you will return to Manila. Our driver will take you to the Bayleaf Intramuros hotel for a final night 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 travel day.
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.