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Manila Quarantine from SFO at Picasso Hotel with Philippine Airlines | 10-Day Stay + Virtual Tours

Inside the Malaga Studio at Picasso Hotel in Makati
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Tour starts
(SFO) San Francisco International Airport, CA USA
Starting time
at 22:30
Duration
12 days
Ending place
(SFO) San Francisco International Airport, CA USA
Languages:
English
Difficulty:
Easy
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Board a flight from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Manila, Philippines, and stay at Makati’s Picasso Hotel with this package to complete the required 10-day quarantine for inbound travelers. This quarantine package is inclusive of a 10-day accommodation at  The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences' Malaga Studio, Philippine Airlines Economy Class airfare to MNL from SFO (with Roundtrip option), transfer from the airport to the hotel, full-board meals, and the mandatory COVID-19 RT-PCR test on your 7th day of stay. To keep you entertained during your quarantine, this package also includes FREE classes and virtual tours with guides.

Inbound passengers are required by the national government to undergo quarantine, and this package is suited for those traveling from the U.S. during the pandemic. Your flight, hotel, airport transfer, meals, and required COVID-19 RT-PCR test on your 7th day are part of this quarantine package, so you don’t have to arrange for them yourself.

You will spend your quarantine at the Malaga Studio of the 4-star Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, a hotel accredited to accept guests for quarantine purposes. Temperature checks, sanitation, and contact tracing are done at the hotel to ensure all guests’ safety. You will also be provided with a complimentary sanitation kit that you can use during your stay.

For a more productive stay, you can choose to take advantage of the FREE classes and virtual guided tours that come with your quarantine package. You can take a virtual tour of Manila’s historical walled district Intramuros, Palawan’s stunning islands, and the beautiful mountains of Cordillera right in your own room. You can also take classes on the Filipino/Tagalog and Baybayin languages and Pampanga’s famous cuisine, or play an interactive mystery game about the country’s art history.

Get this quarantine package and fly to Manila, Philippines, without having to think about booking your flight, hotel, airport transfer, meals, and COVID-19 test. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Included

One-way Economy Airfare from San Francisco (SFO) to Manila (MNL) via Philippines Airlines Flight PR 105 with FREE 23 kilos baggage allowance per person (DAY 1-2)
OPTIONAL ADD-ON: Exclusive discounted return flight at PHP 17,999 per person. Select the Round-trip airfare before booking. (See details in the PAL section below)
Private transfer from Manila Airport to Picasso Hotel (DAY 3)
10-Day Quarantine stay at Picasso Hotel Malaga Studio with free wifi, and early check-in (DAY 3 to 12)
Daily full board meals during Quarantine stay (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Free Daily Virtual Classes & Tours
Mandatory RT-PCR Test (Quarantine Day 7)
Waived Flight rebooking fee if done at least 4 days before departure. Minimal fare difference may apply

Activities

Airport Transfers
Accommodation
Virtual Tours
Virtual Classes

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Checkin counters at San Francisco Airport

Departure from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Before heading to the airport, make you have all the necessary documents and travel requirements ready for a hassle-free trip. Your flight with Philippine Airlines, which is included in this package, will leave from San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Day 2
Boeing aircraft from San Francisco Airport to Manila

Flight to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)

Your flight to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will take the entire day 2 of your trip. The flight is approximately 14 hours and 5 minutes so get comfortable in your seat as the crew of Philippine Airlines ensures a safe trip to the Philippines.

Day 3
Malaga Studio in Picasso Hotel

Arrival at Philippines & Early check-in at Picasso Hotel + Quarantine Day 1

After arriving in Manila, your pre-arranged private airport transfer will pick you up at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 International Arrival - Bay No. 14 (Inner lane) and bring you to Picasso Hotel. You will begin your required 10-day quarantine with an early check-in at the hotel, which will provide you with your own sanitation kit. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served in your hotel room. On your 7th day, you will take your mandatory COVID-19 RT-PCR test.

In case you exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms before the day of your test, you need to let the hotel staff know immediately so you can be assessed by a health or BOQ officer. You may be required to undergo testing if deemed necessary by the officer.

Day 4
Aerial view of Intramuros

Quarantine Day 2 + Intramuros Virtual Tour with Guide (FREE)

All your meals for the day will be served inside your hotel room. You have the option to enjoy them while going on a FREE Intramuros Virtual Tour with Guide.

This Intramuros virtual tour will take you around the historic Walled City of Intramuros and its most visited tourist spots. You’ll also learn about more than 400 years of Manila’s history as you explore the attractions in this Spanish citadel.

Day 5
Health Assessment Checklist from an RT-PCR lab

Quarantine Day 3 + Filipino Language Online Class (FREE)

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served in your hotel room. You may take part in a FREE Filipino Language Online Class, which is part of your quarantine package.

The Filipino Language Online Class is your introduction to the country’s Tagalog language. In this class, you’ll learn the four modalities of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as the communicative methods used in the language. This class will also help your cultural awareness so you can talk to locals in basic daily conversations using simple sentences.

You should receive an email on Day 5 from the RT-PCR lab to confirm your hotel and room number. You will also be provided a health assessment checklist that you must answer and submit the next day.

Day 6
Aerial view of El Nido Palawan

Quarantine Day 4 + Palawan Virtual Tour with Guide (FREE)

To follow quarantine protocols, all your meals will be served inside your hotel room. Remember to submit the health assessment checklist that was sent to you previously. You can go on a FREE Palawan Virtual Tour with Guide, which is part of your package.

You will be able to visit the islands of Palawan in this virtual tour. Palawan is known as the Philippines’ last frontier and is considered by many international publications as one of the most beautiful places on Earth. This virtual tour of the island will take you to different parts of Palawan and let you see its stunning landscapes and rich biodiversity.

Day 7
Rice terraces in Cordillera

Quarantine Day 5 + Cordillera Virtual Tour with Guide (FREE)

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served to you inside your hotel room. You or your hotel will be contacted by the RT-PCR lab to confirm your schedule and location. You may take part in a FREE Cordillera Virtual Tour with Guide.

This tour will allow you to virtually visit the highest and the largest mass of mountains in the entire Philippines, the Cordillera Central mountain range. You’ll also get to virtually explore the rice terraces, which provide sustenance for Filipinos all over the country, as well as national pride.

Day 8
Learn Baybayin online from your room in Picasso Hotel

Quarantine Day 6 + Baybayin Online Class (FREE)

To comply with health and safety protocols, all of your meals will be served inside your room. On this day, you can take part in a FREE Baybayin Online Class.

Baybayin is an ancient 17-character indigenous Indic script that was used in the Philippines for centuries. In this class, you’ll learn about Baybayin and how Filipino millennials from all across the globe are reviving it by incorporating it in tattoos, fashion, and other forms of art to recognize its significance in Philippine culture.

Day 9
Take the mandatory RT-PCR test from your room in Picasso Hotel

Quarantine Day 7 + Mandatory RT-PCR Test

Your mandatory RT-PCR test is scheduled for this day. You’ll need to present your passport and ID to the staff who will administer the test. The hotel staff will serve your breakfast, lunch, and dinner inside your hotel room.

Day 10
Private bathroom in Malaga Studio in Picasso hotel

Quarantine Day 8 + Juan Luna Mystery Game (FREE)

All of your meals will be served inside your hotel room. You can participate in the FREE Juan Luna Mystery Game.

The Juan Luna Mystery Game is an interactive program that will test your analytical skills and critical thinking as you go through Manila’s history, its art scene, and famous artworks. Figuring out puzzles will help you recover the lost treasure.

Day 11
Sisig from Pampanga

Quarantine Day 9 + Kapampangan Cuisine Cooking Lesson (FREE)

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served to you inside your room. You can take part in the FREE Kapampangan Cuisine Cooking Lesson.

Pampanga province is known as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines, and in this cooking lesson, you’ll discover why it has been dubbed as such. You’ll also learn about the creativity of the Kapampangans, as shown in the origins of their delicious local dishes.

Day 12
A staff cleaning a bedroom at Picasso Hotel

Quarantine Day 10 + Check-out of Picasso Hotel

Your breakfast and lunch will be served by the hotel staff inside your room. You will check out of the Picasso Hotel after completing your required 10-day quarantine.

What to bring

Passport
Face Mask and Face Shield

Good to know

BOOKING INFORMATION - Upon booking, please expect an email from booking@guidetothephilippines.ph for the voucher, reminder, and next steps.

TOUR DURATION - 2 Days Transit Time + 10 Days Manila Quarantine

MEET AND GREET - For seamless transfer from the airport to your hotel, kindly keep your communication lines open. Once you arrived in the Philippines your designated driver will reach out to you. The driver will meet the Passengers at the Vehicle Loading area as follows; NAIA Terminal 2 International Arrival - Bay No. 14 (inner lane) | NAIA Terminal 2 Domestic Arrival - Bay No. 6 (inner lane)

VIRTUAL TOURS AND CLASSES - You will receive a confirmation email including the meeting link for your chosen tours and classes within 48hrs upon completion of purchase. Virtual Tours and Classes start at 1:00 PM PST via Google Meet.

Flights by Philippine Airlines (SFO-MNL)

Philippine Airlines' high-technology aircraft are equipped with advanced cabin air systems. This enables continuous infusion of clean air across the cabin and High-Efficiency Particulate Air filters (HEPA filters) that remove viruses, bacteria and other contaminants with 99.99% efficiency.

Your Flight Details

This package includes a one-way Economy class airfare from San Francisco to Manila with a baggage allowance of 23 kgs each for 2 bags per person. PR105 San Francisco (SFO) - Manila (MNL) | Terminal: NAIA 2 Note: Flight numbers may vary. Subject to change.

Completing your Traveler Details

Philippine Airlines flight e-tickets will be issued as soon as all Traveler details are submitted online. IMPORTANT: Once booked, please check your email to complete the Philippine Airlines online form within 24 hours of booking. For questions and assistance, please email booking@guidetothephilippines.ph. Optional return flights are available. Travel dates for return flights (departing Manila) are September 20 to March 9, 2021, with blackout dates from December 11, 2021 to January 20, 2022. Upon booking, please expect a separate email with the itinerary and vouchers, a link to the Traveler Details Form(TDF) which you'll need to accomplish for ticket issuance, and some reminders to guide you for your arrival in the Philippines. Information on your return trip if you opt to get a roundtrip ticket will be inputted in the TDF.

Philippine Airline Optional Return Ticket - Terms and Conditions

Return flights must be booked within three (3) months from their departure date. Offer is valid only until March 9, 2022. Blackout dates of December 11, 2021 to January 20, 2022 applies. Upon booking, please expect a separate email with the itinerary and vouchers, a link to the Traveler Details Form(TDF) which you'll need to accomplish for ticket issuance, and some reminders to guide you for your arrival in the Philippines. Information on your return trip if you opt to get a roundtrip ticket will be inputted in the TDF.

Room Occupancy Guidelines

Based on the guidelines issued by the Department of Tourism (DOT), Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF – EID) and the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ), single occupancy stays should be observed. Exceptions for double occupancy may apply if you belong to any of the guest profiles mentioned below and are able to provide the requirements listed: 1. Persons from the same household traveling together • Copy of ID’s with the same home address; • Proof of billing including both guest names; or Affidavit confirming that both guests belong to the same household 2. Guests traveling with a minor (18 years of age and below) • Copy of ID reflecting the birth date of the minor 3. Guests such as Senior Citizens and/or travelers with medical emergencies: • Copy of Senior Citizen/PWD ID; • Medical Certificate indicating chronic medical illness If none of the above guest profiles apply to you, you may try and seek approval from the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) by providing your complete guest profile details and reason for room share request. The request should be sent to the email address that corresponds to the airport you will arrive at: • Arrival at Terminal 1 - boq.naia.t1@gmail.com • Arrival at Terminal 2 - boq.naia.t2@gmail.com • Arrival at Terminal 3 - bureauofquarantine.t3@gmail.com For repatriated OFWs and ROFs under quarantine, double or multiple occupancy in rooms shall be pre-approved by the quarantine medical officer (QMO) on duty stationed at the NAIA terminals.

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