7-Day Philippines Nature & Cultural Sightseeing to Albay & Sorsogon from Manila
Have a weeklong vacation in the Philippines and explore some of the top tourist spots in Albay and Sorsogon when you book this 7-day travel package. This package comes with roundtrip airfare from Manila with Philippine Airlines, accommodations for 6 nights, daily breakfast, transfers to and from destinations and activities, and two day tours to see different tourist spots, including the picturesque Mount Mayon and the peaceful Sumlang Lake. You also have the option to book add-on tours to this vacation package that will take you to historical sites and natural attractions, including the walled city of Intramuros, Busay and Vera Waterfalls, and an ATV trail near Mayon Volcano.
Your vacation package will start in Manila. From the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, your designated driver will bring you to your hotel in Manila. You will stay here for one night so you can rest before your flight to Albay on day 2. You also have the option to book a morning or night walking tour of the historic walled city of Intramuros as an add-on.
The next day, you will head back to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport so you can get on your flight to Albay. After arriving at the Bicol International Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Check in to your room and enjoy the hotel’s facilities.
On day 3, you’ll go on a tour that will allow you to appreciate Mayon Volcano’s perfect cone from different viewpoints: Sumlang Lake, Quituinan Hills, The Campsite, and Mayon Skyline Viewdeck. During the tour, you’ll also get to try local delicacies such as pinangat and guinobatan longganisa, as well as see artisans making pottery.
You have free time to explore Albay on your own on day 4, but you may also opt to book an add-on waterfalls tour. Should you choose to go on this tour, you will be able to explore two of Albay’s most beautiful waterfalls, Busay and Vera Waterfalls.
Your second complimentary tour is scheduled for day 5. You will explore some of Sorsogon’s top tourist spots, including historical sites like Museo Sorsogon, Guerilla Musem, and the Provincial Capitol Building and Park, as well as cultural and sightseeing stops like Nimfa’s Pili Candies, Poor Clare Monastery, and the Sorsogon City Coastal Road.
Before you head back to Manila, you have the chance to go on another add-on tour on day 6, the Mayon ATV Exclusive Trail, Church & Farm Village Tour. You’ll start your tour with an ATV ride on a Guide to the Philippines exclusive trail with an up-close view of Mayon Volcano before exploring the nearby Cagsawa Ruins. After lunch, you’ll visit Daraga Church, where a beautiful view of Mayon Volcano will be waiting for you. You’ll end your tour with a visit to the Albay Farmers Bounty Village, where you'll learn how they make products out of cacao, pili, and honey.
Before you check out of the hotel on day 7, take advantage of the free breakfast. A complimentary transfer will bring you to Bicol International Airport for your flight back to Manila.
Enjoy a long holiday in Albay and Sorsogon and explore their natural and cultural attractions with this vacation package. Check the availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in
Once you arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, your transfer will pick you up and bring you to your comfort-level hotel in Manila so you can check in to your room. You can rest and relax at the hotel or book an add-on walking tour of Intramuros.
You can go on either a morning or a night tour. The former will take you to historical sites like the Manila Cathedral, Plaza Moriones, and Fort Santiago. You will also get the chance to visit Casa Manila, a museum that is made to look like a house during the Spanish colonial era. You will also pass by the Memorare-Manila 1945, dedicated to the unarmed civilians who died during the Battle of Manila. The night tour will also bring you to Casa Manila, Fort Santiago, Memorare-Manila 1945, and other places in Intramuros, but note that this tour focuses on the war and may go into graphic detail.
Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Albay + Check-in
A designated driver will pick you up from your hotel in Manila and bring you back to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport so you can catch your flight to Albay. After around 1 hour and 15 minutes, you’ll land at the Bicol International Airport. A driver will be waiting for you there so you can head to your accommodations in Albay. Check in and relax or explore the nearby attractions and restaurants on your own.
Day 3 - Day 3: Albay Best Views of Mayon Sightseeing & Culture Tour with Transfers from Legazpi
Ready your cameras, as today you’ll go around Albay to see Mayon Volcano from several viewing areas. You’ll have a morning snack on a floating raft in Sumlang Lake while enjoying a view of Mayon. You’ll also visit Quituinan Hills, The Campsite, and Mayon Skyline Viewdeck, where you can see Mayon’s perfect cone from different perspectives.
On this tour, you will also be able to try two local delicacies. Pinangat is made with coconut milk and taro leaves, while Guinobatan Longganisa is a local pork sausage that is made from chopped meat instead of ground meat.
Day 4 - Day 4: Free & Easy + Optional Tour
Today is another free day, and you can choose to spend it however your wish. If you are still up for a guided tour, you can book an add-on Busay & Vera Waterfalls Tour.
This tour will allow you to visit two of Albay’s most beautiful natural attractions. Your first stop is Busay Falls, a seven-tiered waterfalls that is one of the tallest in the country. You can trek to the high levels of the falls or just enjoy a swim at its pool. You’ll also visit Vera Falls, a 25-meter waterfalls with a lagoon covered with a forest canopy.
Day 5 - Day 5: Sorsogon Top Tourist Spots Sightseeing Tour with Transfers from Sorsogon or Legazpi
You’ll be exploring the nearby province of Sorsogon on your second complimentary day tour. You don’t need to worry about transportation, as you will be picked up at your accommodations in Albay. You will first visit Museo Sorsogon and the Guerilla Museum, which will allow you to learn about the history and culture of the province. You will also drop by the Provincial Capitol Building and Park, a historical landmark.
You will also visit Nimfa’s Pili Candies and OTOP-DTI, where you can buy pili nut products and other local delicacies and handicrafts. You’ll end your tour with stops at Poor Clare Monastery in Sorsogon, the Sorsogon City Coastal Road, and the Rompeolas Lighthouse.
Day 6 - Day 6: Free & Easy + Optional Tour
It’s your last full day on this vacation package. If you want to just relax before your flight to Manila tomorrow, you may do so at your accommodations in Albay. But if you want to maximize your time in Albay, you can book another add-on tour that will take you on an exhilarating ATV ride around Mayon Volcano.
If you book this tour, you’ll start your day with a 5-hour ATV ride on an exclusive trail that will take you to rocky paths, rivers, swamps, and the closest viewpoint of Mayon Volcano via ATV. After your ATV experience, you’ll head to the ruins of Cagsawa Church and then to the still-standing Daraga Church. Your last stop is the Albay Farmers Bounty Village, where you’ll learn about the farmers’ techniques when processing cacao, pili, honey, and dairy products.
Day 7 - Day 7: Departure + Check-out
Have breakfast before checking out of the hotel. If you still have time, you may explore the nearby shops and restaurants so you can do some last-minute shopping and feasting. Make sure you head back to your hotel with enough time to pack and check out. After checking out, wait for your transfer to pick you up and bring you to the Bicol International Airport for your flight back to Manila.
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Tours and Itinerary - Please wear appropriate clothing based on the itinerary. Please also be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better. For any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour package, we, unfortunately, cannot offer refunds.
Other Important Notes - Bring cash as not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.
Travel Requirements - Guests are solely responsible for meeting the passport & visa conditions of the country of travel. We do not accept any responsibility if the passenger cannot travel because of any passport or visa issue, and the cancellation policy will be applicable as per the booking terms.
Government Guidelines - This tour is subject to community guidelines mandated by the Philippine Government and Local Government Units. Travel requirements and COVID restrictions might change anytime without any notice.
This package includes economy class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage. Below are your flight details:
Manila to Cebu
• Manila (MNL) - Albay (DRP) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2
Albay to Manila
• Albay (DRP) - Manila (MNL) via Philippine Airlines | Bicol International Airport
Seat selection can be made during online-check-in 24-48 hours prior to flight departure. Seats with corresponding additional fees are on personal account. For domestic flights, it is recommended to check-in at the airport 3 hours prior to your estimated time of departure.
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Comfort level accommodations offer basic room amenities, a private bathroom (typically shower only), TV, telephones, clothes racks or small closets. Breakfast is included.
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