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Find the best and most popular tours in the Philippines. Make the most of your vacation experience unique attractions such as the Chocolate Hills, the Oslob Whale Sharks and the Underground River in Palawan.

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Find the best and most popular tours in the Philippines. Make the most of your vacation experience unique attractions such as the Chocolate Hills, the Oslob Whale Sharks and the Underground River in Palawan.
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3 Days 2 Nights Cebu Island-Hopping Tour Package to Hilutungan & Pandanon Island

Experience the best of what Cebu has to offer, from urban sights to its tropical treasures, with this city and island-hopping tour in one! This customizable 3 days and 2 nights package can either be laid back or jammed pack, depending on what you are looking for in an experience.  This is perfect for those who want to maximize their stay in Cebu, getting a glimpse of its rich cultural history, sweeping panoramic views, and laid-back vibe under the sun.   The Day 1 tour will take you around the vibrant city of Cebu, known for being a UNESCO Creative City, you’re definitely in for an amazing start with your journey. You can either kick off the trip with a Highlands Tour in several overlooking spots and restaurants nestled in mountaintops or choose to spend a lovely afternoon aboard a luxurious yacht and watch the sun go down Cebu’s horizon with our Sunset Cruise along the Mactan Channel. From a day out in the city, you’ll then be transported to a whole new experience with the tourist spots of Cebu! With over 160 islands and beaches around, Cebu is definitely one of the best places to enjoy the Philippines’ tropical island hopping gems known around the world. From Virgin Islands that lets you bask under the sun, down to a marine sanctuary that is teeming with underwater life, the island hopping tour of this package is ultimately the vacation you’ve long wanted to be in! There’s nothing more perfect than a trip that gives you the best of both worlds! Check available dates to book your tour now.

Duration:
3 days
Available:
All year
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Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour in Palawan with Lunch

Puerto Princesa, Palawan — Get ready to explore the hidden treasures within the pitch dark depths of Puerto Princesa Underground River. This boat trip is open for anyone who wants to explore the spectacular limestone landscape of Palawan’s prized attraction. Early in the morning, you will travel from your hotel within Puerto Princesa City to Sabang Wharf in the comfort of an air-conditioned van. Sabang serves as the main gateway to the Subterranean River National Park. There, a motorized boat will be waiting for you and will take you to the mouth of the cave. There will be paddle boats on standby at the entrance of the cave. You will be transferred to these vessels which will take you inside the river. Beforehand, a lifejacket, headgear, and audio device will be given to you. The Underground River is considered as one of the world's most impressive cave systems in the country, so expect to see several naturally carved rock formations on its walls. Your boatman will point to you various shapes these rocks form such as a naked lady, dinosaur skull, the last supper, the candle, to name a few. Other than the rocks, the stunning stalactites and stalagmites will catch your attention. The dazzling crystals and minerals, plus the cathedral-like caverns and halls will also leave you speechless. While enjoying the breathtaking view, listen to the audio device given to you for further information about the river. The river stretches up to 8.2 kilometers, but only 4.3 is open to the public as the remaining part lacks oxygen, making it too risky for visitors to go beyond. This part of the river is home to a few species like bats, birds, and reptiles. When looking up, be careful not to open your mouth as bats may come dropping. After that awe-inspiring underground river cruise, you will return to Sabang Wharf where a buffet lunch will be waiting for you. Climb aboard on this incredibly amazing ride amidst the cave walls of Puerto Princesa Underground River. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Leyte Sayahan Falls Day Tour with Lunch and Transfers from Ormoc City

Embark on a thrilling water adventure to the hidden Sayahan Falls in Leyte with this day tour from Ormoc City. Sayahan Falls is one of Leyte's top natural attractions and a favorite summer destination. If you love being up close and personal with nature, then this day trip is the perfect adventure for you. From the city proper of Ormoc, you will travel to Barangay Gaas where the jumping point to the falls is located. The fall is hidden deep within the mountain of Sitio Maglahug. Upon arriving at the site, your guide will lead you to a trek up the falls. This would take around an hour or two, depending on your pace. While the trek might be a bit challenging, it will give you a glimpse of the local wildlife and the area’s unique terrain. Once you reach the falls, you will be welcomed by its refreshing atmosphere and cool waters. Thanks to Sayahan Falls' natural and unspoiled beauty, the area has quickly become an emerging tourist destination for nature lovers and trekkers.  It boasts clear, emerald green, and ice-cold water. It is made up of two layers of waterfalls but only the first one is open for swimming and wading. There is an open space near the first layer where guests can rest after the long trek, eat the complimentary packed lunch in picnic style, and relax with the breathtaking view of Sayahan Falls. After enjoying the falls, you will be led back to the jump-off point and be driven back to Ormoc City. Enjoy a day immersed in the lush beauty of Sayahan Falls in Leyte with this day tour from Ormoc City. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Half-Day Church Tour in Naga I With CWC Watersports Complex Side Trip

Go on a road trip to Naga City’s revered cathedrals and shrines by joining this half-day pilgrim’s tour. You will also get to enjoy a side-trip to Camarines Sur Watersports Complex. This tour gives you the opportunity to travel to Naga City’s churches in the comforts of a private air-conditioned van, with the company of your local guide. Your pilgrimage tour begins after you are picked up from your accommodation in Naga. Among other churches, you will visit the former and present home of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the patroness of the Bicol Region. Our Lady of Peñafrancia is widely venerated not just in Naga City, but also all over the Philippines and East Asia. The huge devotion to the Lady Peñafrancia has made Naga one of the greatest sites of Christian pilgrimage in the region. The tour will take you to the Peñafrancia Shrine, which previously housed the Lady of Peñafrancia. You will also visit the Basílica Minore de Peñafrancia or the Peñafrancia Basilica, the new home of the venerated statue.   Another top pilgrimage destination is the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral. The cathedral is recognized as the biggest church in Southern Luzon. It also boasts a beautiful Roman Baroque architecture that adds to its grandeur.   You will also stop by San Francisco Church, the first church built by the San Franciscan friars in Southeast Asia in 1578. This historic church also witnessed the surrender of the Spanish soldiers during the Philippine Revolution. After your pilgrimage road trip to Naga City’s churches, the tour will also take you to other historical spots in the city.  One of which is the Quince Martires Monument which was built in honor of the 15 Bicolano martyrs who opposed the Spanish government. Another hero honored with a monument is Dr. Jose Rizal. Plaza Rizal was built to commemorate the national hero’s contribution to the country’s independence. Across Plaza Rizal is Plaza Quezon, the biggest among the city plazas. Plaza Quezon is where various cultural festivities, including the Peñafrancia Festival, are held. You will also be given the chance to catch a glimpse of Naga City during the Spanish Regime when you visit Plaza Nueva Caceres. Nueva Caceres is Naga’s old name. The plaza was constructed to highlight the city’s historical milestones. After your pilgrimage and historical tour, you will now head to your side trip to the Camarines Sur Watersports Complex (CWC). Just a few minutes away from Naga City, this world-class watersport park is one of Bicol’s must-visit. Wakeboard, wakeskate, and water ski to your heart’s content. It’s a great way to wrap up the day’s exploration. Join this pilgrimage tour to Naga, visit the city’s historical spots, and enjoy the exciting side-trip to a watersport complex. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Full-Day Iloilo Pilgrimage Tour | 7 Churches in 1 Day with Lunch

Join this pilgrimage tour where you get to see the top churches of Iloilo. From places of worship to historical attractions, this tour is suited for those who want to go on a sightseeing expedition while enjoying the religious side of the province.  The tour begins after your guide picks you up from your accommodation in Iloilo City. Your tour guide will discuss the itinerary as you travel to your first destination, Tigbauan Church. Be amazed with its unique Latin American Churrigueresque architecture that has been standing for more than a century.  Next, you will be heading to Guimbal Church, one of the oldest churches in the country. Built in 1774, this historic church was made with yellow sandstone and limestone rocks. Another church that you will be visiting is the San Joaquin Church, a National Cultural Treasure known for its unique frontal design. Its facade depicts the Spanish victory over Moroccan forces in the Battle of Tetouan. You will head to Arevalo Church next. This cross-shaped church with modern design is home to the third oldest Santo Niño figure in the Philippines. For lunch, you will be heading to Balay na Bato, a well-preserved heritage house built in 1865.  From there, you will be traveling to Miagao Church, also known as Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the four Baroque Churches in the Philippines. Next stop is Molo Church, a neo-gothic colonial church built in 1831. It was dubbed as a feminist church because of its all-women saints ensemble inside. Before the tour ends, you will be stopping by the Jaro Cathedral, one of Iloilo’s oldest churches. Built in 1864, this Baroque-style cathedral is home to the “Lady of Candles”, the only rose among the all-male row of saints inside the church.  Immerse yourself on a pilgrimage tour and get to know the historic and spiritual sites of Iloilo with this whole day Pilgrimage tour. Check availability by choosing date above.  

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Baguio City Pilgrimage for Marian Devotees Half-Day Tour with Lunch

See the religious sights of Baguio City with this pilgrimage around the summer capital’s Miraculous Marian Shrines. This is the perfect tour for those looking forward to a peaceful and less strenuous trip while enjoying the sights around the historic grotto sites and churches in the city. You can choose to join the morning or afternoon. Once your driver picks you up within Baguio City, you will head to Our Lady of Lourdes. You can find a 252-step stairway in this church, where you can pray and meditate as you ascend to the grotto at the top. The church is typically packed with devotees seeking the blessing of the Virgin Mary during Sundays and Holy Week.  From there, you will be taken to the Lady of Brown Madonna, which is also referred to as the ‘Shrine of the Brown Madonna.’ Originally built to connect La Union and Baguio City, the shrine now stands as a place of prayer and worship for devotees and tourists. After offering a little prayer at the shrine, you will stopover for lunch at one of the local restaurants.  The tour then continues at Our Lady of Covadonga, which houses one of the most venerated Marian images in the country, The Lady of Covadonga (‘The Queen of Benguet’). A number of miracles were reported upon her arrival in the province, promoting the site as a place of faith in the mountain province.  Your next destination is the main pilgrimage destination in the city, Our Lady of the Bleeding Heart. The shrine continues to attract devotees ever since the image shed blood in 1979. Devotees here are called ‘Missionaries of the Bleeding Heart of Mary.’ Your day tour will then end at the Our Lady of Atonement, also known as the ‘Baguio Cathedral’. This church is located on top of a hill and deemed as one of the most frequently visited churches in the city. Here, you can also see Session Road and Baguio’s skyline.  Get in touch with your inner faith within Baguio City’s miraculous Marian shrines with this half-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Baguio City Museum and Art Village Tour with Transfers

Explore Baguio City’s museums and art village with this full-day guided tour. The Summer Capital of the Philippines is home to a considerable number of museums that will surely hook both art and history enthusiasts.  After getting picked up within the city, you will begin the tour with a visit to BenCab Museum. This four-level museum is the home of National Artist Ben Cabrera. Here, you can view his art collection, workshop, exhibits, galleries, and other interesting art pieces. BenCab Museum also houses the Café Sabel. The shop serves fresh and signature food and brews straight from BenCab’s organic farm.  Continue your artsy tour with a visit to Tam-awan Village, also known as the ‘Garden in the Sky.’ Here, you can view reimagined Ifugao houses and get acquainted with Baguio’s indigenous designs and traditional artistry. Built by Chanum Foundation, Inc., the village aims to promote awareness regarding the environment and preserve the cultural heritage of the Cordillera Region. Feel free to also join the creative workshop and learn from the local experts. From the village, you will stopover for lunch at one of the local restaurants in the area. Afterward, you will get the chance to walk through history lane at Emilio Aguinaldo Museum. This interactive museum is home to exhibits where you can relive the national events and get to know the heroes that shaped the country’s history. End the creative tour at the Baguio Museum, where you can immerse yourself with the rich heritage of the city. Built in 1975 with design inspirations from Ifugao architecture, each floor of the Baguio Museum covers various stories and structures to let you know the beginnings of the city.  Treat yourself to a day of art and fuel your imagination at Baguio City. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Full-Day Church Tour in Cavite I with Private Transfer

See the religious side of Cavite with this guided tour of the beautiful churches found in the province. This budget-friendly trip is packed with picturesque structures and interesting stories that would appeal to everyone who loves to indulge themselves in the history of iconic pilgrimage sites in the country.  Your tour will start with an early-morning pick-up at Mall of Asia and a road trip to the city of Bacoor in Cavite. You will stop by the St. Michael the Archangel Parish, one of the oldest churches in the province established in 1752. This church is well-known for its distinct interior marked with the brown and gold theme and decorated with statues on the altar and pictures depicting religious scenes. You will head next to Imus City to visit the Our Lady of Pillar Parish Immaculate, a church made entirely of bricks and stone. You will see that the church’s façade resembles that of the fifth Manila Cathedral. You will be given enough time to explore the interior of the church to offer prayers and donations before you leave for your lunch at a local restaurant.  After eating, you will make your way to Nuestra Señora de Candelaria in Silang. Inside, you will see the remarkable simplicity of the church, with only shiny chandeliers and three retables adorning the interior. From Silang, you will be taken to Maragondon to visit Our Lady of Assumption Parish. Here, this church features an octagonal pulpit, three retables, and a wooden door carved with different designs. Up next is St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Kawit, the second oldest church in Cavite. You will find here an orange-brick façade, a four-story bell tower, three gold-and-white retables, and chandeliers hanging from above. Before heading home, you will drop a visit to the Diocesan Shrine of St. Augustine in Tanza. You can also explore the museum located beside the church. Learn more about the Caviteños’ faith in this one-day pilgrimage tour around the province’s historic churches. Check availability by choosing a date. Go on a road-trip to Cavite and visit the beautiful churches of the province on this guided private tour. Book this tour and get the chance to see the magnificent cathedrals and shrines of Cavite. This package is perfect for devotees who want to go on a pilgrimage tour in the province, or travelers who want to learn about the rich historical background of Cavite’s churches and admire their architechture. Travel to St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Imus Cathedral, Silang Church, Maragondon Church, St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sta. Cruz Parish in the convenience of the tour’s air-conditioned van. Your tour will begin with an early-morning pick-up at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City.  Your pilgrimage road will kick off in the Bacoor City, Cavite. Your first stop is the St. Michael the Archangel Parish, also known as Bacoor Church. Established in 1669, this church one of the oldest churches in the province. Check out the wooden altar decorated with golden ornaments and religious figures, and admire the centuries-old adobe walls of the church. You will head next to Imus City to visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar. Commonly known as the Imus Cathedral, this church is made entirely of bricks and stone. If you have seen the Manila Cathedral, you will notice that the Imus Cathedral has a similar facade. Explore the interior of the church and offer prayers or donations before you leave for your lunch at a local restaurant.  After lunch, you will make your way to Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Parish in Silang. The parish is also known as the Silang Church, and it is a National Cultural Treasure. It is the oldest structure in Cavite in Baroque architecture and boasts a multi-tiered wooden antique retable. Marvel at Silang Church’s 300-year-old altarpiece before heading to your next stop. From Silang, you will be driven to Maragondon to visit Our Lady of Assumption Parish.  Also called the Maragondon Church, the church features a simple and elegant facade. When you go inside, you will find a beautifully carved octagonal pulpit and three similarly ornate retables.  Up next is St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Kawit, the second oldest church in Cavite. You will be delighted to find the church’s orange-brick façade, a four-story bell tower, three gold-and-white retables, and gorgeous chandeliers hanging from the church ceiling.  Your last stop will be the Diocesan Shrine of St. Augustine in Tanza, also called as the Sta. Cruz Parish or Holy Cross Parish. This historic church witnessed the oathtaking of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo as the first president of the Philippines. Diocesan Shrine of St. Augustine is also a National Historical Landmark. Join this pilgrimage tour to Cavite’s centuries-old churches and learn about the rich culture and history of the Philippines. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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National Museum Complex, Intramuros, and Lakbay Museo Tour

Immerse in the heritage of the Philippines by examining various paintings and artifacts in different museums in Manila. This tour is perfect for those wanting to have a museum excursion with friends and family.  After your driver picks you up at your accommodation in Manila Bay Area or Makati City, you’ll proceed to your first destination, which is the National Museum. The National Museum complex in Manila comprises the National Art Gallery, the Museum of Philippines (Old Financial Building) and the Old Tourism Built (Old History Museum). It is built at the beginning of the 20th century. These museums is now the housing of the national collection of fine arts and the National collections of archaeology and ethnography. The National Museum also administers the National Planetarium, as well as more than ten national archeological sites and branch museums.  Next is Casa Manila, a copy in Calle Jaboneros of the 1850s of San Nicolas House. Casa Manila's architect was J. L. Faustmann, Ramon. It is an Intramuros museum that represents the colonial way of life during the Philippine Spanish colonization. On the other hand, the Museum of San Agustín is connected with San Agustín's oldest Philippine church. It is a treasure house of works of religious art. Built in 1571, the church had twice been destroyed by fire. In 1587 the existing building was rebuilt.  The Intramuros ' Museum is housed in the reconstructions of the Church of San Ignacio and the Sociedad de Jesús Mission Hall in Intramuros. The museum has six areas, including the Immaculate Conception, the Patronato Real, and the parish institutions, the organization of the parish and the holy vessels, the Religious Colonial Pictures and The Indian Response. Finally, you will visit the Lakbay Museo interactively. Recognized as Philippine's first interactive millennia museum, Lakbay Museo brings you to the archipelago with its expositions and performances, which capture the spirit of Filipino culture as a whole. The museum is an unforgettable experience.  Discover Manila in various paintings, artifacts, and dioramas by joining this guided tour. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Coron Palawan Full-Day Tour | With Lunch & Transfers

Immerse yourself in the best attractions of Coron, Palawan with this family-friendly full-day tour. Taking you to the highlights of the town in just one day, this all-inclusive package is a must-book for visitors wanting to see the beauty of Coron without all the hassle.  The driver will pick you up from your hotel in the town proper and drive you to the nearby port. Once you’re there, you will board a boat that will take you to your first stop, Kayangan Lake. This lake is a frequently visited spot in the town not only because of its clean, clear waters but also because of its excellent viewing deck. Go up the viewing deck and see the iconic view of Coron Bay amidst limestone cliffs.  You will have time to swim in the lake and appreciate its cool waters before leaving for the Twin Lagoon. Here, expect to see the rugged limestone formations rise out of turquoise waters that are as clear as glass. Make sure to take plenty of photos for souvenirs and enjoy your time wading in the clear waters.  From the lagoon, put on your snorkeling mask and dip into the waters at Siete Pecados Marine Park to appreciate its underwater world. This sanctuary is teeming with sea creatures and colorful corals of varying shapes and sizes. If you have an underwater camera with you, this is the perfect opportunity for some photo-ops with the fishes.  After having your fill of the underwater paradise views, relax and unwind at Banol Beach and CYC Beach. Enjoy a sumptuous barbecue lunch by the beach in one of these stops. The long shoreline is perfect for getting a tan or taking a stroll after finishing your meal. Discover the best of Coron with this full-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Chocolate Hills Adventure Park & Tarsier Conservation Area Bohol Day Tour with Lunch

See the two best things that Bohol is known for in this specialized tour of the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park and the Tarsier Conservation Area. This trip is perfect for those who have a limited time in Bohol and wants to see the best tourist spots in Bohol. First, you will be picked up in your hotel in Bohol and visit a Tarsier Conservation Area where you can see the smallest primates. Tarsiers have the largest eye-to-body ratio among all mammals which give them great night vision thanks to their huge eyes. You will get to see them in their natural habitat and learn more about their arboreal lifestyle, as they love to cling on trees vertically. These sanctuaries are dedicated to the preservation of these wonderful creatures as they are an endangered species. Next up is the thrilling part of this tour - a visit to the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park, where you get to choose between a Bike Zip and Rope Course across a picturesque view of the Chocolate Hills. This is the latest eco-tourism park and is the best place to get some adrenaline while at the Chocolate Hills. These hills turn brown during the summer and look like mounds of chocolates, hence the name. Scientists believe that the hills were once coral reefs that erupted from the sea in a geologic shift. There are a lot of outdoor activities in the area, like treetop rope courses, zorb balling, hiking, and zip line. For those who just want to enjoy the sight of the Chocolate Hills, there's a viewpoint which will give you a panoramic view of the area. Once you're done with your adventure, you will stop by a Spanish Era church in the town of Albuquerque named Sta. Monica Church, the last stop of the tour. What makes this church special is that the altar was hand-carved by a local and the intricate patterns make it one of a kind. It was founded in 1969 and was declared as an Important Cultural Property by the National Museum of the Philippines in 2013. Jump on this tour now to get some fun and excitement for your friends and family. This will surely make your Bohol experience memorable. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7 hours
Available:
All year
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Intramuros and Rizal Park | Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Discover the highlights of Intramuros and Rizal Park in Manila by joining this day tour. Perfect for history enthusiasts, this tour will take you to various locations that helped shape the course of Philippine history.  You will meet your guide in front of Fort Santiago in Intramuros. Listen closely as your guide briefs you about the day’s activities. You will start with a walking tour inside Rizal Shrine Museum. Learn about the National Hero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal, during the museum tour. Here you’ll see artifacts from his childhood, writing journey, and pivotal moments leading up to his death. Hop aboard the horse-drawn carriage which is the main highlight of the tour. Along with your guide, you’ll visit historical sites, such as the Premier Church of the Philippines, the Manila Cathedra. You will also visit the Palacio del Gobernador, which was the first official residence of the Spanish Governor-General in the country. You will pass through Casa Manila, a Spanish colonial home showcasing the lives of the upper class during the Spanish Era. Take photos of the oldest church of the Philippines, San Agustin Church, as you’ll also be seeing it up close. You’ll stop at the Philippine Presidents’ Gallery where you can immerse yourself in the history of politics, as well as visit the former location of Gen. MacArthur’s headquarters. After passing through the historical fort called Baluarte de San Diego, your carriage will bring you to Rizal Park. Together with your guide, you’ll be dropped off at the visitors’ center for briefing. Rizal Park, also called by the locals as Luneta Park, is a big park dotted with historical markers, plazas, open lawns, paved walks, open-air concert hall, and many more. Enjoy the excursion and make sure to take a photo with the monument of Dr. Jose Rizal before going back to Intramuros. Now it’s time to visit the various schools within the walled-city such as Lyceum, Mapua, and many more. After that, you’ll make your way to Fort Santiago where your tour ends. Don’t miss out on this cultural immersion in the walled city of Intramuros by booking this tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Historical Tour of Intramuros on Horse-Drawn Carriage

Learn about the history of the Philippines when you visit Intramuros in Manila on a horse-drawn carriage. Taking you on an excursion inside the walled-city, this budget-friendly tour is perfect if you want to explore the various tourist destinations inside and learn its significance for the Filipino people while riding a unique transportation. The day begins when you meet your guide at Fort Santiago for a short walking tour inside the Rizal Shrine Museum. While here, you’ll be able to learn about the Philippine’s National Hero, Jose Rizal, and how he changed the course of the nation through his writings. After the walking tour, you will board a carruaje or a horse-drawn carriage manned by a rig driver; signaling the start of the cultural immersion around the vicinity of Intramuros. Along with your guide, you’ll pass through the Manila Cathedral first. It is the main Roman Catholic Church and is considered as one of the most beautiful churches in the country due to its rustic and classic interior. Afterwards, you’ll pass through Palacio del Gobernador next. Built in 1976, the government building was used as a headquarters during the Spanish colonization. You’ll also be seeing Casa Manila, where one can witness how high-class Filipinos lived during the Spanish colonial times. Beside it, you’ll be seeing the oldest church in the country, San Agustin Church. Built in 1571, it stayed firm despite the destruction caused in Intramuros during World War II. You’ll make your stop at the Philippine President’s Gallery, where you can learn about the history of the presidents of the country. After walking through the wall, you’ll arrive at the former location of Gen. MacArthur Headquarters. Learn about his pivotal role in the country’s history before passing through Baluarte de San Diego, a historical fort that stood the test of time and helped defend the land of the Philippines. Discover the historical wonder of Intramuros in this one of a kind horse-drawn carriage tour in the city of Manila. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
1 hour
Available:
All year
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Bamboo Bike Guided Tour of Intramuros and Manila Sunset

Come along and discover the historical places found within The Walled City of Intramuros  on  a bamboo bike. If you're up for a one of a kind experience and you want to appreciate the beauty of Manila Bay's famous sunset, then this budget-friendly tour is perfect for you. You will first gather at the Bambike HQ where Bambassador guide will give you instructions on how to use the bikes properly before distributing them. This tour also provides other modes of transportation for individuals who are not comfortable using a bamboo bike. From there, you will begin your relaxing biking tour within The Walled City. Head to your first stop, Plaza San Luis that is named after an old town in historical Manila. You will see Filipino-Spanish buildings in this plaza that will take you back in time. From there, you will head next to the stop by the Japanese Cannon, where you will learn about their history from your guide. After few meters of cycling, you'll make your way to Puerta Real Gardens where you can appreciate the lush greenery and abundant flowers. Puerta Del Parian, on the other hand, is an entrance gate built in the 1590s that served as a passageway for the merchants and was also used as the main entrance to Intramuros. Afterward, you will visit one Plaza Roma, which is located a few steps from the Manila Cathedral. Spend some time relaxing or walking around the area. You may also opt to pose for creative photos featuring your bamboo bikes. Capping off the tour is a visit to Bayleaf Hotel Sky Deck where you are treated to a panoramic sunset city view. Enjoy the sunset glow with your complimentary drink before you return the bike to their HQ. Explore some of the best nostalgic places in Intramuros with this unique mode of transportation. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Bamboo Bike Express Guided Tour of Intramuros Manila

Tour around the historical and beautiful neighborhood of Intramuros on bamboo bicycles through this express guided tour. If you don’t have enough time to explore Manila, but want to visit all the interesting sites in the area, then this shared tour package is perfect for you and your group. Intramuros, which means “within in the walls” in Spanish, is well-known for the stone walls that enclose the entire area. With its rich history and stunning architecture, you’ll surely enjoy the culture, the sights, and all the stories behind the oldest district of Manila. The tour officially begins as soon as you arrive at the Bambike HQ, located at the Plaza San Luis Complex. Make sure to come early to have enough time to choose a bamboo bike of your liking, as each eco-friendly bike is crafted uniquely in different designs. This tour also provides other modes of transportation for individuals who are not comfortable using a bike.Once you’ve hopped on your bike, you’re off to go on your express tour with your Bambassador guide.  The first of your many stops is Plaza San Luis. Named after an old town in Manila, the area is currently a cultural and commercial complex and is composed of several houses, each representing different eras of Filipino-Spanish architecture. Pause and take a moment to listen to your Bambassador guide who will tell you about the rich history of the area before you cycle off to the Japanese canons and the beautiful Puerta Real Gardens, a place abundant with tropical greens and coconut palms. Take a minute to bask in the view before heading off to your next stop. Built in 1593, the Puerta Del Parian served as one of the earliest entrances of Intramuros and is still in use today. Go people-watching on the busy gateway before heading just outside the walls of Intramuros to find the Aduana Building—your next stop. Also known as “Intendencia,” the building was used as a customs house back in 1935 and has gone through a lot before becoming into the ruins that it is today. Don’t forget to take photos before heading off to the historic Manila Cathedral, the first cathedral in the Philippines built in 1571. If you’re lucky, you might even get to catch a glimpse of an ongoing wedding there before heading off to Plaza de Roma, the center of Intramuros and one of two major public squares of the city. Enjoy the open space and be in the moment as you walk around the plaza. With many tourist spots to visit and also things to do, it’s easy to get lost in the sights of Intramuros. Your memorable tour officially ends when you head back to the Bambike HQ and bid farewell to both your Bambassador guide and the city of Intramuros. Come along to get to know Intramuros on an eco-friendly bamboo bicycle in this guided Bambike express tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Historical Intramuros Manila Guided Tour in Eco-Friendly Bamboo Bikes

Intramuros, Metro Manila — Explore the historical Walled City of Intramuros, Manila on eco-friendly bamboo bikes through this guided tour. If you want a unique experience in a well-known tourist destination, this budget-friendly experience is perfect for you. Intramuros is the oldest district of Manila and is also known as the “The Walled City” due to the massive stone walls that completely surround the area. With this tour, you’ll get to know its rich history on a handmade bamboo bike made by local craftsmen. The tour starts when you arrive at the Bambike HQ at the Plaza San Luis Complex. Come early so you will have time to choose your bamboo bike. Each bike is distinct with different designs, so feel free to state your preference. This tour also provides other modes of transportation for individuals who are not comfortable using a bike. Your first destination is Plaza San Luis, currently a cultural and commercial complex composed of five houses. You will stop here and your guide will tell you about the tourist attraction. You will then go to the Japanese cannons and the beautiful Puerta Real Gardens. Take a moment to appreciate the greenery before heading to your fourth stop, Puerta Del Parian.  After hearing about this gateway, you will check out the ruins of Aduana Building next, which is located just outside the walls of Intramuros. From there, you will go to the historic Manila Cathedral that was built in 1571. It's the very first cathedral in the Philippines. If you’re lucky, you might even catch an ongoing wedding there. The Manila Cathedral is in front of Plaza de Roma, one of the major public squares of the city. The final stops are the famous Fort Santiago, which was used as a defense fortress of the city in the past, and the San Agustin Church, which has been rebuilt three times due to war and natural disasters. With all the gorgeous cobblestone streets and impressive architecture, soak in all the sights as your friendly Bambassador tour guides discuss in detail the story behind each site before biking back to the Bambike HQ, which signifies the end of the tour. Pedal your way around the historic city of Intramuros on a unique, eco-friendly bamboo bike in this guided Bambike tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
2,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Parasailing Adventure in Panglao Island Bohol | with Transfer

Witness the beauty of Panglao Island from above when you book this parasailing activity. This recreational experience gives you the best perspective on the island combined with the adrenaline rush of flying and landing on the water. Your guide will pick you up in Panglao Island and take you to the activity area. Listen closely as your guide orients you on the guidelines of parasailing. Once you're ready, the guide will take you to a boat and travel about a kilometer from the shore. From that point, you will then board the speedboat that will take you parasailing.  While on the speedboat, the guide will attach you to a parasail and give you a life vest to put on. Once you are secured in, the boat will slowly speed up, and you will be gradually lifted up into the air. This can be an exceptionally invigorating activity especially for first-timers, but rest assured that it is a safe activity for everyone. The speedboat will pull the parasail through the breeze. Marvel at the beautiful scenery as you coast over the ocean and watch as the island becomes smaller. Make a point to take a ton of photographs and videos you can look at later. Take in the magnificence of Bohol's astonishing shorelines as you soar across the sky and over the waters. Make the most of your 15-minute flight and appreciate the relaxing feeling of flying over the islands. When the speedboat reels you back in, you can either return directly to the boat or get "dunked" into the water for additional fun.  Book this activity and parasailing in Panglao Island for a fun experience. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
30 minutes
Available:
All year
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Half Day Guided Panglao Island Tour

Join this trip to see Panglao Islands’ best spots if you have a very limited time in the area. Combining beaches, caves, farms, and churches, this private tour is perfect for those wanting to experience the full package on the island for just half a day. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Panglao. Once you’re ready, you will visit St. Augustine Parish first. Dubbed as the 2nd oldest church in Panglao, it’s the perfect place to reflect and contemplate while in the area. Its European-style architecture makes it one of the most photographed locations on the island. Next, you’ll visit the Shell Museum. It’s considered to house one of the largest collections of shells in the country spanning over 30 years. From there, you will head to Our Lady of Assumption. Also known as Dauis Church, it’s one of the country’s national landmarks because of its significance during WWII. Afterward, you’ll go to Bohol Bee Farm. A thriving organic enterprise, here you can learn more about their species, such as how they create honey and how it’s being sustained in the market. Take photos of this unique tourist attraction before your water adventure starts. Get your spelunking gear ready when you visit Hinagdanan Cave. It’s the perfect place to see unique rock formations, stalactites, and stalagmites in the area. You can also take a dip in its crystal clear waters before you head to your last stop. With its white sand and rocky cliffs, Alona Beach is a popular snorkeling and diving spot. It’s one of the well-known beaches in the country because of its relaxing ambiance, aquamarine waters, and vibrant marine life. Have a cool dip to douse the tropical heat in one of the best beaches in Panglao.  Explore Panglao Islands’ top spots with this half-day private tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Motag Living Museum Tour in Aklan I With Transfer & Snacks

Delve into Aklan’s cultural heritage when you join this private tour to Motag Living Museum. This interactive museum tour is perfect for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the Filipino culture and make the best out of their Boracay vacation. You will enjoy round trip transfer, learn local crafts, interact with locals, and be treated to traditional snacks. You will be picked from your accommodation in Boracay. You will make your way to Aklan, where your tour boat awaits. Along with your guide, you will hop on the boat that will take you to Motag Living Museum.  Listen closely as your guide briefs you about the fun-filled activities ahead.  Aklan is known for its pristine islands, specifically Boracay. However, only a few really know how rich the heritage of the province is. Luckily for you, there is an interactive cultural expo that showcases the traditional crafts, local farming methods, folk songs and native delights in a small barangay called Motag. It is none other than the Motag Living Museum. What makes this museum tour special is that it is interactive. You can mingle with the locals and thoroughly immerse yourself in the culture by visiting their homes. You will also be able to try traditional plowing to traditional rice milling during the tour. Enjoy learning local handicrafts and be blown away by the locals’ creativity and craftsmanship. Their preserved heritage is so rich, that you’ll feel like you’re a part of it. During your interactive tour, you will be treated to traditional snacks that will surely delight your tastebuds. Don’t forget to take photos as a remembrance. Aside from the exhibits, you can also take a group photo with the cultural performers. After your memorable activity, you will be driven back to your accommodation in Boracay. Join this immersive tour to the Motag Living Museum and get to know the rich cultural heritage of Aklan. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Panglao’s Top Attractions I Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in Bohol

Come along on this adventure around Panglao Island and witness its beauty and rich culture. Enjoy the convenience of an airconditioned vehicle to visit the Alona Beach, Dauis Church, St. Agustin Church, Hinagdanan Cave, Bohol Bee Farm, Shell Museum, Panglao Watch Tower, and Cafe Lawis. This tour is perfect for travelers who want to go sightseeing in Panglao Island. Your tour begins once you are picked up at your accommodation. You travel to one of the municipalities of Panglao Island, Dauis, for your first stop. You will visit Dauis Church, also called Our Lady of the Assumption. The church interior features a fascinating mix of artistic influences; from neoclassical columns to Renaissance-inspired coffered ceilings.   What’s more interesting about Dauis Church is the well at the foot of the altar. According to local history, the well originated from the Spanish era. The well was said to have miraculously appeared when locals sought refuge inside the church during Moro pirate invasion.  Your next destination will be the St. Agustin Church. This magnificent Spanish Era stone church boasts a neoclassical façade with Corinthian columns. Inside you will be fascinated by the antique confessionals, the intricately-carved retables, the hexagonal dome above the altar, and the ceiling mural of the Holy Trinity.  Afterward, you will make your way to the Hinagdanan Cave. The entrance of the cave is less than a hundred meters long and can only be entered one person at a time.  Here, you will see several stalactite and stalagmite formations and a lagoon with crystal clear waters You will now head to the Bohol Bee Farm.  More than a farm, the Bohol Bee Farm is also a resort and hotel. They serve sumptuous meals made from freshly-picked vegetables from their farm. Your snacks will be served here, but you can opt to have your lunch for an additional fee.  Moving on, you will stop by the Nova Shell Museum, which boasts an impressive collection of seashells from all over the world. After this, you will head to the famous Alona Beach. The beach is famous for its long stretch of white sand and crystal clear waters.  You will visit Panglao Watchtower, a 5-story hexagonal tower that was constructed in 1851. It is said to be the tallest of its kind in the Philippines. To cap off your tour, you will head to Café Lawis, a premier coffee and snack shop in Dauis. Join this sightseeing tour through Panglao and explore the top cultural and natural attractions of the island. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Chocolate Hills Adventure Park I Bohol Day Tour with Transfer

Add a little excitement to your vacation by signing up for the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park tour in Bohol. This tour will take you to the latest eco-tourism adventure park in Bohol. If you are looking for an adrenaline-filled getaway, then this trip has everything you need and more. Your tour will start in the early morning. An air-conditioned van will pick you up from your accommodation and bring you to Carmen, Bohol. This town is famous for the iconic Chocolate Hills, a unique geological formation of 1,260 mounds covered in green grass. In the summer, the grass turns brown, earning the name Chocolate Hills. Today, the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park (CHAP) has become an eco-tourism destination. Aside from the science chocolate hills, the Adventure Park also boasts a Butterfly Garden and a Serpentarium.  You can also admire the beauty of the hills by hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Take note that the above-mentioned activities come with their own respective fees.  The park also offers 30 action-packed activities for kids and adults. For an additional fee, you can try outdoor activities like the Rush Bike Zipline, Wave Runner Surf Zipline, and Spiderman Wall Climbing. These activities don’t require any extreme motor skills, just a sense of adventure. Feel free to scream in excitement as you tackle these exhilarating activities You can also challenge yourself with the Tree Top Rope Challenge courses. You can choose the level of difficulty you’re comfortable with. The Tree Top Challenge features rope courses for children and the young at heart. The Gymnaskids and the Decagon are perfect for kids. Gymnaskids is a low rope course for children aging six to twelve, while Decagon is a mid-rope course for teenagers. Get your dose of adrenaline rush by completing the rope course of your choice.  The treetop challenge will not be complete without the high rope courses that are only for adults. Summon the guts to go for the Pentagon, Pentagon Xtreme, Quadrillion, Tarzan Swing, and The Snake Ladder. These activities have different degrees of difficulty you can choose from. You can maximize the park’s amenities by going for the Ultimate Adventure Package which includes the zip line, all tree top rope courses, and The RUSH or the Wave Runner Surf Zipline. You can opt for the Iron Man Triathlon which consists of the zipline, Spiderman Wall, Quadrillion, and The RUSH or the Wave Runner Surf Zipline. Other activities available in the park are Choco Zorn Ball, CHAP Body Ball, Yokozuna Sumo Wrestling, and the Tony Hawk Skateboard. Your eco-adventure will have surely work up an appetite. Thankfully, the tour includes a sumptuous buffet lunch inside CHAP. Eat up and recharge before concluding your tour. Take on the challenge and book this jam-packed with lots of adventures and gives lasting impressions. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Sabtang Island Batanes Half-Day Tour | With Boat Transfer & Lunch

Get ready to explore Sabtang and its iconic attractions in this one day tour in Batanes. If you want to see spectacular views and learn about the culture and traditions of the Ivatans, this day trip is tailor-fit for you. You will be picked up from your accommodation in Basco and taken to Ivana Port. From there, you will board a faluwa, a traditional boat without any outriggers, which will take you on an exciting ride to Sabtang Island. Once you get there, you will make your way to Morong Beach. This scenic white sand beach contains a natural unique rock arch formation, known as the Ahaw Arc Rock Formation, located right by the shore. Take plenty of creative photos with the arc as your backdrop before you head over to marvel at the stone houses in the village of Savidug.  Built to withstand the strongest of typhoons, the houses here are a testament to the Ivatan's strength and resilience. You will have a quick stroll around the village then head on to another fascinating village on the island, the Chavayan Village. This baranggay is also popular for its stone houses and the rustic church of Sta. Rosa de Lima Chapel, which also boasts of its cogon grass roofing. Another notable building in the village is the Sabtang Weavers Association, where you will buy handicrafts from the locals. You can also try out the vakul here, the traditional headgear of the Ivatans. You will be capping off your tour with a visit to the Chamantad/Tinyan Viewpoint. This picture-perfect view deck will provide you with a panoramic vista of the rugged landscape of the island. To reach the viewpoint, you will take a short trek through the rolling hills towards the cliff that faces the open sea.  Immerse yourself in this culturally enriching island tour of Sabtang in Batanes. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Bohol Full-Day Countryside Sightseeing | With Buffet Lunch

Go on a joyride to the iconic sites of Bohol with this private full-day tour. If you’re a visitor wanting to see the countryside of the province in just one day, then this escapade is the perfect match for you. Your assigned driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the first stop — Blood Compact Site. The Blood Compact Site, also known as Sandugo Shrine, is the immortalization of Lopez de Legazpi and Sikatuna's moment of exchanging cups of wine with drops of their blood for diplomatic relations. Take a couple of photos and appreciate this historical moment before you go to Baclayon Church and museum. Here, you will discover the historical and cultural heritage of Bohol.  Another must-see site in Baclayon is the Vintage Car Park, which you could visit for a minimum fee. The park has over 40 cars in display, from muscle cars to post-war ones. Make sure to strike a pose by these beauties before you head over to the Python Sanctuary to get up close and personal with the local pythons in captivity. From there, you can opt to visit the Clarin Ancestral House for an extra charge. The house was the residence of one of Bohol’s former governors but it has been developed into a museum.   You will then be taken to the Loboc River, where a scrumptious lunch is waiting for you on one of its floating restaurants. Enjoy the sights as your cruise along the river while a folk performance is presented by the locals for your entertainment. After the cruise, you can choose to avail of the one-hour Stand-Up Paddle tour of the river and the zipline at the Loboc Eco-Tourism Adventure Park, both for an extra fee. You might also want to visit the Sipatan Twin Hanging Bridge, sitting close to the Loboc River, at only a minimal charge.  If you prefer to go on with the itinerary sans the optional stopovers, you will then proceed to the Bilar Man-made Forest for some quick photos before you head over to the Tarsier Conservation Area. Here, you can see the tiny creatures with beady and adorable eyes. Your guide will discuss the rules and regulations inside the complex. Make sure not to use flash cameras or make too much noise to avoid startling them. You will also be visiting the Butterfly Garden before making your way to the heritage site — Chocolate Hills. Walk up to the viewpoint to see the iconic landscape of the Chocolate Hills. This geological formation of 1776 hills is one of the most popular tourist spots not only in Bohol but in the whole Philippines. You can also opt to try the bike zip at the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park or go on an ATV guided tour of the hills for an extra charge. Before heading back home, you will stop by Aproniana Gift Shop for some souvenir shopping.  Explore the scenic roads and hotspots of Bohol’s stunning countryside. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Sabtang Island Batanes Sightseeing Tricycle Day Tour with Lunch & Transfer from Basco

Hop aboard a tricycle and see the iconic landmarks of Sabtang Island in Batanes with this guided full-day tour. From rolling hills to stone houses, this excursion is the ideal package for outdoor enthusiasts looking forward to experiencing a day in the smallest island of the province.  Your day starts when your local guide picks you up in your accommodation in Basco and driven to Ivana port. Here, you will be transferred to a faluwa, a boat that’s unique to the island of Batanes. Once you’re all settled in, you will then sail across the sea to the nearby island of Sabtang. Upon docking on the island, you will have a quick stopover at the tourism office to register before you head to the Sabtang Lighthouse. This 20-ft stone tower that looks picturesque contrasted against the lush greens of the mountains. Have your photo taken here for souvenirs. From the port, you will then visit the Savidug and Sinakan Villages, where you will see the traditional Ivatan homes. The villages feature three types of houses: the maytuab, the sinadumparan, and the jinjin. Both the maytuab and sinadumparan are stone houses with the first one having a four-sloped thatched cogon roof while the latter has a two-sloped roof. The jinjin, on the other hand, is made of wood and cogon. The stone walls of these houses are identical in design, but the doors and windows provide avenues for personal creativity. You will then be taken to the Lime Kiln & Savidug Idjang, which once served as a fortress protecting the village. Here, you will be welcomed by the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. From there, you will drive to the Sto. Tomas de Aquinas Chapel before continuing on with your tour in Chamantad-Tiñan Viewing Point. The viewing point sits at a high altitude, providing you with a panoramic view of the rugged landscape and seascape of Sabtang.  After taking in the views, you will learn more about the locals’ way of living at the Sabtang Weavers Association. Here, you will see the handmade woven products they sell as souvenirs. You can also try out the vakul (headgear) for a photo opportunity. This traditional headdress is used by farmers to protect themselves from the heat of the sun and as a pillow when they take a siesta in the fields. You will see more stone houses and Sta. Rosa de Lima Chapel at the nearby Brgy. Chavayan before capping off your day trip with a photo-op at the Mahayaw Arch in Morong Beach. Your picnic-style lunch will be served here before you sail back to Ivana Port and head over to Basco for some souvenir shopping. Get introduced to the iconic sights of Sabtang Island on this full-day tour aboard a tricycle Check availability by choosing a date

Duration:
9,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Discover the best attractions and tourist spots in the Philippines has to offer aside from islands and beaches. Check museum tours, history tours, and nature, adventure, and water park tours that you can add to your Philippine itinerary.

1. What are the best attractions in the Philippines?

If you’re a museum enthusiast, you can visit the National Museum in Manila. If you’re a history buff, you can join the Silay Heritage tour in Bacolod. If you’re into nature, adventure, and water parks, you can visit the Underground River in Palawan’s Puerto Princesa, Dahilayan Forest Park in Bukidnon, Chocolate Hills Adventure Park in Bohol, and Aquatica Marina Water Park in Pangasinan.

2. Will there be tours during rainy or bad weather?

There are still tours if it’s just light showers, you can use an umbrella or raincoat. You might not enjoy outdoor activities if it’s pouring during a storm signal. If you’re visiting an indoor attraction, there’s a lesser chance of the tours getting canceled.

3. Are there food and drinks included in the tour?

It depends on the tour package you availed. Check the description of your chosen tour before booking.

4. Will there be transportation provided?

If you’re availing of all-inclusive tours, pick-up and drop off from your hotel and vice-versa are covered.

5. Do tours by attraction come with a tour guide?

Most tours by attractions come with an accredited tour guide. Most attractions have an in-house guide too, ready to answer any of your queries.

6. How long does a tour last?

It depends on the attraction and itinerary. The duration for museum tours is around 30 minutes to an hour per museum, while history tours can last up to four hours. For nature, adventure, and water parks, it’s usually half-day or full-day because of the multitude of activities you can do inside the park.

7. When is the best month or season to go on a tour?

The best season to go on a tour depends on the type of attraction you plan to visit. Indoor attractions are recommended all year, while outdoor attractions are best to visit during the dry season (December to May). You can read more information about the best time to go to destinations or attractions in our travel guides.