10-Day Senior-Friendly Sightseeing & Island Hopping Package to Boracay, Iloilo & Bacolod with Hotels

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Summary

Tour starts
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Starting time
Flexible
Duration
10 days
Ending place
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Languages:
English
Difficulty:
Easy
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Description

Go on an unforgettable 10-day Philippines tour with this sightseeing and island-hopping package to Boracay, Iloilo, and Bacolod. This Philippine travel package is perfect for every type of traveler, especially senior citizens, as it already includes stays at comfort-level hotels with daily breakfast, as well as hassle-free roundtrip airfare via Philippine Airlines and sea transfers via OceanJet. Land transfers are also provided throughout the trip. Plus, you can indulge in three complimentary tours, all designed to make this package fun and senior-friendly.

Once you arrive in Manila, check in at your comfort-level hotel and relax to prepare for the next few days ahead. If you're up for it, you can book a guided add-on tour of Intramuros or Binondo. Walk through history in Intramuros or taste the flavors of Binondo, the world's oldest Chinatown.

The next day, you're off to the breathtaking island of Boracay! You’ll catch a flight via Philippine Airlines and arrive at Caticlan Airport, where a driver is waiting to bring you to your Boracay hotel so you can get settled. For some extra fun, you can book an add-on activity. Choose between a paraw sailing sunset experience or a sunset cruise which comes with the use of snorkeling gear, a kayak, a paddle board, and a mermaid tail.

You’ll enjoy a private Boracay island-hopping tour with lunch, snorkeling gear, and a relaxing kawa hot bath on day 3. Visit stunning beaches like Puka Beach and Balinghai Beach for a day of sun, sea, and adventure.

The next day, you can explore Boracay on your own. You can also book an add-on activity for a more fun time. You can purchase a day pass and spend your day lounging at Boracay Crimson Resort & Spa or Boracay Movenpick Resort & Spa. Or capture your Boracay memories with a 2-hour photo shoot session with a professional photographer.

On day 5, head to Iloilo. Travel via land transfers and check in at your comfort-level hotel. Take some time to rest and recharge before your free Iloilo food tour the next day, Indulge in local delicacies like La Paz Batchoy and Pancit Molo while exploring spots like Jaro Church.

Explore more of Iloilo the next day with an optional add-on Iloilo City tour to attractions like Garin Farm, San Joaquin Church, and Guimbal Church. Or opt for an add-on adventure to Islas de Gigantes for island-hopping and a seafood feast.

On day 8, you’ll go to Bacolod via an OceanJet sea transfer and check in at your comfort-level hotel. Discover the charm of this city known for its historical landmarks and chicken inasal specialty. The next day, you’ll explore the city’s top attractions, including the iconic Ruins and San Sebastian Cathedral, on a Bacolod tour. 

On day 10, you’ll check out of your hotel. Wait for the driver to pick you up so you can catch your flight back to Manila via Philippine Airlines. 

Have a fun and exciting Philippines trip for 10 days with this senior-friendly package. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

1 night accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Manila
3 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Boracay
3 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Iloilo
2 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Bacolod
Roundtrip airfare from Manila to Caticlan and Bacolod to Manila via Philippine Airlines with 20KG baggage allowance
Economy class seat inclusive of 20kg baggage allowance per person
One-way tourist-class sea transfer from Iloilo to Bacolod via OceanJet with 50kg baggage allowance per person
Land transfers in Manila
Land transfers in Boracay
Land transfers in Iloilo
Land transfers in Bacolod
Daily breakfast
Day 3 - Boracay Island Hopping Package Private Tour with Lunch, Snorkeling Gear & Kawa Hot Bath
Day 6 - Iloilo City Food Tour & Sightseeing with Transfers | La Paz Batchoy, Pancit Molo, Jaro Church
Day 9 - Bacolod City Top Attractions Tour with The Ruins, Chicken Inasal Lunch & Transfers
Complimentary Wi-Fi access inside the resort premises
Use of resort facilities and amenities

Activities

Island Hopping
Water Activities
Food Tours
Hotel + Flights + Transfers
Sightseeing
Outdoor & Adventure Activities

Daily itinerary

Day 1
10-Day Senior-Friendly Sightseeing & Island Hopping Package to Boracay, Iloilo & Bacolod with Hotels - day 1

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in + Add-On Tour

When you arrive in Manila, settle into your comfort-level hotel and get ready for some fun. You have two options to choose from. First, you can explore the city on your own, checking out places like Intramuros or Binondo at your own pace. Or, if you want a guided adventure, you can book an add-on tour. 

For history buffs, you can book a shared half-day walking tour in Intramuros, a hub of Manila's past. You'll see Fort Santiago, the dungeons, Plaza Roma, and the Manila Cathedral. There are also other spots to explore, like the Memorare-Manila 1945 Monument and San Agustin Church. 

Or, if you're more into food, you can head to Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world. You'll try authentic Filipino-Chinesefood like Shanghai Fried Siopao and Dong Bei Dumplings, and you'll visit Binondo Church. 

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Day 2
10-Day Senior-Friendly Sightseeing & Island Hopping Package to Boracay, Iloilo & Bacolod with Hotels - day 2

Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Boracay + Check in + Add-On Activity

Today, you’ll be heading to the stunning island of Boracay. You'll hop on a Philippine Airlines flight and land at Caticlan Airport. There, a driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Boracay so you can settle in. For extra fun, you can book an add-on activity. 

You can pick between sailing on a paraw (a traditional boat from the Visayas) while enjoying the sunset or joining a sunset cruise where you can snorkel, kayak, paddleboard, or even wear a mermaid tail! On the cruise, you'll sail around Boracay, taking in the beautiful views.

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Day 3
10-Day Senior-Friendly Sightseeing & Island Hopping Package to Boracay, Iloilo & Bacolod with Hotels - day 3

Day 3 - Day 3: Boracay Island Hopping Package Private Tour with Lunch, Snorkeling Gear & Kawa Hot Bath

Today, you’ll go on a free island-hopping tour in Boracay. Your first stop is Puka Beach, known for its white sand and crushed puka shells. After relaxing there, head to Balinghai and Coral Garden (in the Amihan season) or Ilig-Iligan Beach (in the Habagat season) for snorkeling. 

Next, enjoy a seafood lunch at Tambisaan Beach before visiting Crocodile Island, named for its shape. It's perfect for more snorkeling. You can also add a trip to Crystal Cove for ocean views and photo spots or Magic Island for cliff diving. Before the tour ends, try a Boracay Kawa bath and pose for photos in a mermaid tail. Finally, return to your resort to enjoy the rest of your day.

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Day 4
10-Day Senior-Friendly Sightseeing & Island Hopping Package to Boracay, Iloilo & Bacolod with Hotels - day 4

Day 4 - Day 4: Free Time + Add-On Activity

Today is your chance to explore on your own or amp up the fun with some add-on activities. You can book a day pass to either Boracay Crimson Resort & Spa or Boracay Movenpick Resort & Spa. 

At Crimson Resort & Spa, a day pass will get you access to their pool, beach, and fun beach activities like kayaking and volleyball. Plus, you get dining credits to enjoy food at the Azure Beach Club. At Movenpick Resort & Spa, you can chill at the beach, swim in the pool, and even indulge in a yummy meal or their signature chocolate hour.

Another option is to have a professional photographer capture your best moments with a 2-hour photo shoot session.

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Day 5
10-Day Senior-Friendly Sightseeing & Island Hopping Package to Boracay, Iloilo & Bacolod with Hotels - day 5

Day 5 - Day 5: Arrival in Iloilo + Check-in

After leaving Boracay Island, you'll hop on a land transfer to reach Iloilo. Once you arrive, settle into your hotel and take a breather. Then, you have the option to relax or venture out to explore the city on your own. There are a lot of tourist spots in Iloilo you can check out during your stay, such as Miagao Church.

If you're feeling hungry, consider checking out some of Iloilo's top restaurants for tasty treats. Whether you're in the mood for local delicacies or international fare, there's something for everyone. Just take your time and enjoy the sights and flavors of Iloilo.

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Day 6
10-Day Senior-Friendly Sightseeing & Island Hopping Package to Boracay, Iloilo & Bacolod with Hotels - day 6

Day 6 - Day 6: Iloilo City Food Tour & Sightseeing

Today, you’ll have a free food and sightseeing tour in Iloilo. Your first stop is Netong’s Restaurant, famous for its Original Special La Paz Batchoy, a noodle soup with pork and chicharon. Next, you’ll visit Roberto’s, known for its tasty siopao, steamed buns filled with meat like bacon and Chinese sausage. 

Then, it’s off to Kap Ising’s for Pancit Molo, a local wonton soup. Kap Ising’s is a family-owned spot operating since the 1920s. Afterward, head to Casa Mariquit, a historic house over 200 years old. Nearby is Jaro Cathedral, famous for its Lady of the Candles statue. For lunch, choose between Breakthrough or Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods, both serving fresh seafood. Afterward, visit Molo Church with its striking red spires. Before your tour ends, shop for snacks at Biscocho Haus. Then, it’s back to your hotel in Iloilo City.

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Day 7
10-Day Senior-Friendly Sightseeing & Island Hopping Package to Boracay, Iloilo & Bacolod with Hotels - day 7

Day 7 - Day 7: Free Time + Add-On Tour

Today, you can explore Iloilo on your own or book an add-on tour. If you want to go on a tour, you have two choices. You can choose to join an Iloilo City tour, which includes visits to San Joaquin Church, Guimbal Church, Tigbauan Church, Garin Farm, Campo Santo, Taytay Boni, Camiña Balay na Bato, Mama’s Kitchen & Sinamay House, and Miagao Church. 

Alternatively, you can go for an adventure to Islas de Gigantes for island-hopping and a seafood feast. This tour will take you to Bantigue Sandbar, Antonia Beach, Tangke Lagoon, Isla Gamay, and Pulo Pandan. Both options promise an unforgettable experience, so choose the one that suits your interests best.

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Day 8
10-Day Senior-Friendly Sightseeing & Island Hopping Package to Boracay, Iloilo & Bacolod with Hotels - day 8

Day 8 - Day 8: Arrival in Bacolod via OceanJet + Check-in

Today, you'll take a one-way OceanJet tourist class sea transfer to Bacolod from Iloilo and check in at your comfort-level hotel. Bacolod is known for its rich history and mouthwatering chicken dishes. While you're in the city, you can visit visit tourist spots like the Ruins or the San Sebastian Cathedral. 

When dinner time rolls around, make sure to try Bacolod's famous chicken specialties at one of the local restaurants. You can also choose to stay at your hotel and make use of its amenities so you can have some relaxing time before your last free tour of Bacolod's top attractions tomorrow.

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Day 9
10-Day Senior-Friendly Sightseeing & Island Hopping Package to Boracay, Iloilo & Bacolod with Hotels - day 9

Day 9 - Day 9: Bacolod City Top Attractions Tour

Today, you’ll go on a free tour of Bacolod. Wait at your Bacolod hotel for your assigned driver to take you to San Sebastian Church, a historic cathedral dating back to the 19th century. After offering prayers, head to Bacolod Plaza across from the church, a public park for leisure and cultural activities. 

Next, explore the plaza's bandstand and lagoon adorned with statues. Your next stop is Manokan Country for a taste of Bacolod's famous chicken inasal. Then, you’ll visit Negros Forest Park, home to the Gallery of Masks, which offers mask painting activities. Afterward, visit La Guerta and Glass Vintage Museum before a photo stop at the New Government Center and The Ruins. Finally, end your tour with souvenir shopping at Bongbong’s or Merci.

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Day 10
10-Day Senior-Friendly Sightseeing & Island Hopping Package to Boracay, Iloilo & Bacolod with Hotels - day 10

Day 10 - Day 10: Checkout + Departure

Today, make use of the hotel’s amenities and enjoy the free breakfast before checking out of your hotel. Wait for your designated driver to pick you up so you can catch your Philippine Airlines flight back to Manila.

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What to bring

Passport (Valid for 6 months from date of departure)
Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency

Good to know

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.

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Accommodation

This package is inclusive of accommodation during your trip in the Philippines.

Guide to the Philippines curates only the accommodation for each and every destination so you can enjoy your trip and worry less about finding a place to stay. See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners together with your rooms under each day in the daily itinerary.

Comfort - 2-3 star accommodations offer the basic necessities of a bed and bathroom and limited amenities, like a television, phone, and closet.

Deluxe - 4-star accommodations providing average amenities with higher quality service and design. It also feature access to guest lounge, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. .

Standard check-in time is 1500H PST. Standard check-out time is 1200H PST. Requests for early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and fees. Refundable incidental deposit is required upon check-in. Guest/s are required to present a valid credit card guarantee or cash deposit. Bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double, or triple room(s). Children will be arranged in the same room with their parents. If additional room(s) is needed and for special requests, additional costs will incur.

Guide to the Philippines will select the accommodations best suited for you at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.

We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Comfort

Comfort level accommodations offer basic room amenities, a private bathroom (typically shower only), TV, telephones, clothes racks or small closets. Breakfast is included.

Deluxe

Deluxe accommodation is equipped with room air-conditioning, private bathroom with shower, cabled television, average in-room amenities such as toiletries, fresh towels and coffee and tea-making facilities, comfortable bed with linens and access to Wi-Fi internet. Breakfast is included.

Flights

This package includes economy class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage. Below are your flight details:

Manila to Caticlan

• Manila (MNL) - Caticlan (MPH) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Bacolod to Manila

• Bacolod (BCD) - Manila (MNL) via Philippine Airlines | Bacolod–Silay 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.

Guide to the Philippines will select the best available flight to maximize your vacation in the Philippines.

Sea Transfer

This package includes tourist class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 15kgs check-in baggage via Oceanjet. Below are your trip details:

Iloilo to Bacolod

• Iloilo to Bacolod via Oceanjet | Iloilo Port

Pre-boarding Reminders:

• Please present a valid ID that matches the name on the ticket upon check-in.

• To check-in, pre-printed tickets must be presented together with the check-in slips.

• Passengers must check-in at least 30-minutes before time of departure.

• One trolley bag (hand carry) policy for passenger for business class accommodation. The total dimension (L+W+H) of trolley must not exceed 130cm, otherwise, it shall be checked-in together with other bag(s) or belongings. Hand-carried baggage must contain valuables and must not exceed fifteen (15) kilograms.

Guide to the Philippines will select the best available flight to maximize your vacation in the Philippines.

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