Stunning 11-Day Islands & Heritage Tour Package to Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras & Boracay from Manila

Stunning 11-Day Islands & Heritage Tour Package to Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras & Boracay from Manila
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Summary

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

Description

Explore the Philippines for 11 days and immerse yourself in the culture and natural wonders of Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras, and Boracay. This Philippines travel package ensures a hassle-free experience, as it already includes Manila - Bacolod and Caticlan - Manila Philippine Airlines flights, 20kg baggage allowance for each flight, a one-way OceanJet sea transfer from Bacolod to Iloilo with 50kg baggage allowance, 10 nights’ accommodation, land transfers, daily breakfast, and tours to the heritage houses of Bacolod and Iloilo and the islands of Guimaras and Boracay.

You will begin your tour of the Philippines when you arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. After a brief stay in Manila, you will head to Bacolod via a Philippine Airlines flight. While in Bacolod, you’ll learn more about the local culture when you tour The Ruins and the city’s Heritage Houses. 

On day 4, you’ll head to Iloilo from Bacolod via an OceanJet ferry for the next leg of this Bacolod-Iloilo-Guimaras itinerary. The following day, you’ll continue immersing yourself in the local culture by touring important heritage and cultural sites in Iloilo, including Casa Mariquit, Jaro Cathedral Church, Casa Real, Fort San Pedro, and Molo Mansion. While in Iloilo, you may also book an optional Islas de Gigantes island-hopping tour.

Before you leave Iloilo, you’ll go on a side trip to Guimaras and enjoy an island-hopping and inland tour. During this tour, you’ll be able to appreciate tourist attractions in Guimaras, including Guisi Lighthouse, Natago Beach, and Naburot Island. 

On day 8, you’ll travel to your last destination, Boracay Island, via land and sea transfers. You’ll also enjoy your last complimentary tour here, an island-hopping and snorkeling tour of Puka Beach, Tambisaan Beach, Crocodile Island, and other tropical attractions. This tour also includes lunch and a kawa hot bath experience. 

Day 10 is your last full day on this package, and you can spend it exploring Boracay on your own or taking part in optional add-on water activities. You can try Aquanaut helmet diving, paraw sailing, and parasailing. 

On your last day, enjoy your breakfast at your accommodations in Boracay, pack your belongings, and check out. When you are ready, you will be escorted to Caticlan Airport so you can catch your flight back to Manila.

Spend 11 days taking in the natural wonders and cultural attractions of Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras, and Boracay when you book this vacation package to the Philippines. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

1 night accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Manila
2 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Bacolod
4 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Iloilo
3 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Boracay
Roundtrip airfare from Manila to Bacolod and Caticlan 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 Bacolod to Iloilo via OceanJet with 20kg baggage allowance per person
Roundtrip land transfers in Manila
Roundtrip land transfers in Bacolod
Roundtrip land transfers in Iloilo
Roundtrip land transfers in Boracay
Daily breakfast
Day 3 - Bacolod City, The Ruins & Heritage Houses History Tour with Lunch & Transfers
Day 5 - Iloilo City Heritage, Historic Churches & Garin Farm Tour with Lunch & Transfers
Day 7 - Guimaras Shared Island Hopping & Inland Tour with Transfers from Iloilo
Day 9 - Boracay Island Hopping & Snorkeling Shared Package Tour with Lunch & Kawa Hot Bath
Complimentary Wi-Fi access inside the resort premises
Use of resort facilties and amenities

Activities

Island Hopping
Culture, Arts & Historical Tours
Water Activities
Hotel + Flights + Transfers
Sightseeing
Outdoor & Adventure Activities

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Stunning 11-Day Islands & Heritage Tour Package to Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras & Boracay from Manila - day 1

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in

After arriving in Manila for this Philippines holiday package, you will be picked up from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. From there, you will make your way to your comfort level hotel in the city, where you will spend night 1 of this Philippines itinerary.

Feel free to explore the nearby attractions and restaurants on your own, but take note that you have a flight tomorrow, so it would be best to get enough rest. 

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Day 2
Stunning 11-Day Islands & Heritage Tour Package to Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras & Boracay from Manila - day 2

Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Bacolod + Check-in

Enjoy the complimentary breakfast, check out of your hotel, and wait to be picked up by your designated driver. You will be escorted back to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, where you will board your flight to Bacolod City.

After a short trip, you will land at the Bacolod-Silay International Airport, where another driver will be waiting for you. Meet them so you can head to your accommodations in Bacolod and check-in. Get settled in your room and spend the rest of the day however you wish, keeping in mind that you have a complimentary Bacolod City tour tomorrow.  

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Day 3
Stunning 11-Day Islands & Heritage Tour Package to Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras & Boracay from Manila - day 3

Day 3 - Day 3: Bacolod City, The Ruins & Heritage Houses History Tour with Lunch & Transfers

Take advantage of the free breakfast at the hotel before embarking on your first complimentary tour in this Philippines tour package. You will be picked up by a driver and guide so you can start your tour. You will visit some of the top attractions in and near the city, including the Provincial Capitol Lagoon, the Negros Museum, the San Sebastian Cathedral, and Millionaire’s Row.

The highlights of the tour are The Ruins, the remaining structure of an opulent mansion that burned down during the war, and Balay Negrense and Hofileña Ancestral House, two historical ancestral houses.

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Day 4
Stunning 11-Day Islands & Heritage Tour Package to Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras & Boracay from Manila - day 4

Day 4 - Day 4: Arrival in Iloilo via OceanJet + Check-in

Before checking out of your hotel in Bacolod, enjoy the free breakfast. You will then be picked up and brought to a port nearby so you can board your OceanJet sea transfer to Iloilo for the next leg of this multi-day tour. Your trip will take approximately one hour.

A driver will pick you up at the port in Iloilo and bring you to your accommodations. Check in, relax, and prepare for a day of exploring the attractions in and nearby the city tomorrow.

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Day 5
Stunning 11-Day Islands & Heritage Tour Package to Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras & Boracay from Manila - day 5

Day 5 - Day 5: Iloilo City Heritage & Historic Churches Tour with Lunch & Transfers

Take advantage of the free breakfast, as you will be having a full-day tour of Iloilo City and its surrounding areas. You will be picked up from your hotel, so you don’t need to worry about transfers. Some of the stops included in this tour are Casa Mariquit, a 200-year-old Spanish ancestral house that features unique Ilonggo architecture; Jaro Cathedral, famous for the statue of Nuestra Señora de Candelaria which is said to be continuously growing; and Molo Church, known for the red spires adorning its bell towers.

Other attractions you’ll see on this tour include Millionaire’s Row, Casa Real, Fort San Pedro, Muelle Loney, General Luna Street, Molo Mansion, Esplanade, Biscocho Haus, and other notable churches.

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Day 6
Stunning 11-Day Islands & Heritage Tour Package to Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras & Boracay from Manila - day 6

Day 6 - Day 6: Free & Easy + Optional Tour

You have one more full day to spend in Iloilo, and you may explore the city or the province on your own or book an add-on Islas de Gigantes island-hopping tour.

This shared tour will allow you to visit some of the most popular islands in Islas de Gigantes. During this tour, you will explore Pulupandan Island, where you can swim and chill; Cabugao Gamay Island, where you can snap photos of the unique rock formations; Antonia Beach, where you can enjoy the views of the white sand beach and limestone boulders; Bantigue Sandbar, which is perfect for snorkeling; and Tangke Salt Water Lagoon, where you can try cliff-diving.

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Day 7
Stunning 11-Day Islands & Heritage Tour Package to Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras & Boracay from Manila - day 7

Day 7 - Day 7: Guimaras Shared Island Hopping & Inland Tour with Transfers from Iloilo

You won’t be checking out of your hotel in Iloilo just yet, but you will spend the day exploring the nearby province of Guimaras. You’ll board a boat bound for Guimaras and visit inland attractions, including the Windmill Farm, the Smallest Plaza, the National Mango Research and Development Center, and the Guisi Lighthouse.

The highlight of this tour is the island-hopping leg, where you will be able to visit and explore Natago Beach, which is home to cream-colored sand and crystal-clear waters. You will stop at Naburot Island, Aver Maria Islet, and Baras Cave.

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Day 8
Stunning 11-Day Islands & Heritage Tour Package to Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras & Boracay from Manila - day 8

Day 8 - Day 8: Arrival in Boracay via Land & Boat Transfers + Check-in

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel in Iloilo before checking out. When you are ready, a driver will pick you up so you can start your journey to the island of Boracay. After traveling by land, you’ll travel by boat to the island.

Once there, you will be dropped off at your resort so you can check in. Get settled in your room, and explore the island on your own. Don’t forget to catch the stunning Boracay sunset!

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Day 9
Stunning 11-Day Islands & Heritage Tour Package to Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras & Boracay from Manila - day 9

Day 9 - Day 9: Boracay Island Hopping & Snorkeling Shared Package Tour with Lunch & Kawa Hot Bath

Your last complimentary tour is scheduled for today. Wear your swimming attire as you will be island-hopping and snorkeling on this tour. Your first stop of the day is Puka Beach, named so because of the naturally crushed puka shells mixed in its white sand. Depending on the season, you will travel to either Balinghai Dive Site and Coral Garden or Ilig-Iligan Beach, which are great snorkeling spots.

For the rest of your tour, you will explore Tambisaan Beach, where you will enjoy a hearty lunch, and Crocodile Island, where you can enjoy more snorkeling. You may also take pictures while wearing a mermaid tail and enjoy a relaxing kawa hot bath before your tour ends.

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Day 10
Stunning 11-Day Islands & Heritage Tour Package to Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras & Boracay from Manila - day 10

Day 10 - Day 10: Free & Easy + Optional Activities

You have the option to spend your last day in Boracay however you wish. You can sample the best dishes in the most popular restaurants and cafés or just relax and enjoy the sights at White Beach. 

If you want to maximize your stay, you may book optional add-on water activities. An Aquanaut helmet diving experience will allow you to explore the sea floor and get close to marine life, while parasailing will give you a birds-eye view of the beach and its surrounding areas. For a truly unique experience, try paraw sailing, which involves a local boat that uses a large crab-claw sail and a smaller triangle foresail.

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Day 11
Stunning 11-Day Islands & Heritage Tour Package to Bacolod, Iloilo, Guimaras & Boracay from Manila - day 11

Day 11 - Day 11: Checkout + Departure

Your 11-day vacation is nearing its end. Enjoy your complimentary breakfast at the resort before packing your bags and checking out. Your complimentary land and boat transfers will allow you to catch your flight to Manila from Caticlan Airport. 

 

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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 Bacolod

• Manila (MNL) - Bacolod (BCD) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Caticlan to Manila

• Caticlan (MPH) - Manila (MNL) via Philippine Airlines | Godofredo P. Ramos 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 business class seat with 15kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage via Oceanjet. Below are your ferry details:

Bacolod to Iloilo

• Bacolod to Iloilo via Oceanjet | Bacolod Pier

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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