Entrance signage at Mount Pinatubo

11-Day Scenic Countryside, Islands & Heritage Tour to Bohol, Cebu & North Luzon from Manila

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Tour starts
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Starting time
at 09:00
Duration:
11 days
Ending place
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Languages:
English
Difficulty:
Easy
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Explore the cultural landmarks of Manila, the natural wonders of Sagada, Benguet, and Tarlac, and the stunning beaches of Bohol and Cebu with this 11-day tour package in the Philippines. This package comprises entrance fees, flights, land and sea transfers, service of guides, and budget, comfort, or quality hotels. 

After landing in Ninoy Aquino International Airport, you will tour Intramuros on your first day in the Philippines. This walled district houses various historical sites and served as the center of the country in the Spanish era. 

You will then leave Manila and fly to Ilocos, where you will dive deeper into the country’s heritage and culture. This region features the Malacanang of the North, a presidential residence-turned-museum. After this, you can walk on the cobblestone street of Calle Crisologo and view the Spanish houses that line it. 

From Ilocos, you’ll travel to Benguet and experience strawberry picking in the Strawberry Farm. On the way back to Manila, you will take a trip to Tarlac to climb up the historic Mt. Pinatubo. A hike up this volcano gives you a view of its crater lake. For the next part of the package, you will board a plane for Bohol. 

In this sunny province, you will visit the Corella Tarsier Sanctuary and the famed Chocolate Hills. You will also head to Pamilacan Island for a full day on its pristine shore. 

Next, a ferry will take you to Cebu. Here, you will enter the regal Temple of Leah and take in the beautiful atmosphere in the Sirao Flower Farm. As the tour ends, you will go to the Kawasan Falls. On Day 11, your 11-day vacation will end with a flight back to Manila.

See the marvels of Manila, Ilocos, Sagada, Benguet, Tarlac, Bohol, and Cebu with this 11-day tour package. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Included

10 nights accommodation (budget category)
10 days breakfast
10 lunch
All flights with 20kgs baggage allowance
Day 1 - Intramuros Tour (Manila)
Day 2 to 3 - Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur (Ilocos Region)
Day 4 to 5 - Sagada and Benguet Tour (Cordillera Region)
Day 6 - Mt. Pinatubo Tour
Day 7 to 10 - Bohol and Cebu Tour (Central Visayas)
Day 11 - Back to Manila
All transportation to and from included activities and destinations
All environmental fees, port fees, and all other applicable taxes

Activities

Sightseeing and Walking
City Tours
Culture, Arts and Historical Tour
Outdoor Activities

Attractions

Chocolate Hills
Manila Cathedral
Casa Manila
Bahay Tsinoy
Mt. Pinatubo
Butterfly Conservatory
Baclayon Church
Magellan's Cross
Temple of Leah
Sirao Flower Farm
Bontoc Village Museum
Syquia Mansion Museum
Pagburnayan Jar Factory
National Museum of the Philippines Ilocos Complex
Crisologo Museum
Bantay Church Bell Tower
Kawasan Falls
Taoist Temple
Bilar Forest
Calle Crisologo
Malacañang of the North
Paoay Church
St. William Cathedral
Sinking Bell Tower
Intramuros
Fort Santiago
San Agustin Church
St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral
Marcos Museum & Mausoleum or Balay Ti Ili
Loboc River Cruise
Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño
Heritage of Cebu Monument
Pescador Island
Museo Ilocos Norte
Strawberry Farm
Sumaguing Cave
Echo Valley
Moalboal
Tarsier Conservation Area
Pamilacan Island
Sardine Run
Baluarte de San Diego
Yap-San Diego Ancestral House
Plaza Roma
Northern Blossom Flower Farm
Manila
Aurora Park
Baluarte Ilocos
San Diego Gardens
Atok Sakura Flowers
2nd Highest Point

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Bambike experience in Intramuros

Day 1: Intramuros Tour

For Day 1, your guide will pick you up at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and take you to your accommodation in Manila or directly inside Intramuros. From there, you will visit the historical spots that make up the walled district. The first site is Fort Santiago, a stronghold where prisoners were kept during the Spanish colonization in the country.

After, you will walk towards the classic Plaza Roma. It is a public square that was the venue for several events in the Spanish era such as bullfights. Then you will learn about the relationships that Filipinos had with ethnic Chinese in Bahay Tsinoy.

This will then be followed by a visit to Casa Manila, a museum inside an old Spanish home. Next is a stroll through the lawns of San Diego Gardens that will lead you to the Baluarte De San Diego. From here, you will make your way to two grand churches.

The first is the San Agustin Church and Museum that dates back to 1607. It is also recognized for its Baroque design and is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will then end the day at the Manila Cathedral, a parish church that was reconstructed into a spacious cathedral in 1958.

Day 2
Sunset over Paoay Church in Laoag

Day 2: Laoag Tour

The next day, you will take a plane to Ilocos Norte. When you land at the Laoag Airport, a van will bring you to your hotel in Laoag City. After settling down, your guide will lead you to the St. Williams Cathedral, also known as the Laoag Cathedral. The construction of this Renaissance-style church began back in 1612 and has undergone multiple renovations.

Here, you will also be able to view its bell tower, the Sinking Bell Tower. The stone structure has a sandy foundation that supposedly causes it to sink around an inch year after year. Next is a visit to Aurora Park. This public space also features the Tobacco Monopoly Monument that was established in 1881.

You will then leave Laoag via a van and travel to the Malacanang of the North. Before being a museum, this was the former home of the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. After going through its exhibits, you will drop by the Paoay Church. It was erected in 1710 and is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Finally, you will be able to see the wax replica of the late president in the Marcos museum together with some of his memorabilia.

Day 3
Kalesa in Calle Crisologo

Day 3: Vigan Tour

From your hotel in Laoag, a van will bring you to your new accommodation in Vigan. Your tour around this city will kick off with a visit to the National Museum Ilocos Sur Complex. This site honors the sixth Philippine President, the late Elpidio Quirino, and the late reform-advocate priest Padre Burgos.

From here, you will travel to the town of Bantay to see the Bantay Church and Bell Tower. The church sustained significant damage during World War II. Similarly, the Bantay Bell Tower was also heavily damaged but both were restored in succeeding years.

After enjoying the view from the church, you will tour the popular Pagburnayan Jar Factory. These jars are created from earth and the tradition of making them predates the Spanish era. Next, you will visit the Crisologo Museum, the ancestral home of the Crisologo political family.

You will then take a stroll along Calle Crisologo, a cobblestone street lined with old Spanish homes. After this, you will make your way to the St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral before ending your day in the Baluarte Zoo. Bengal tigers, deers, ostriches, species can be found in this park. Finally, your guide will escort you back to your hotel.

Day 4
Echo Valley in Sagada

Day 4: Sagada Tour

On your fourth day, you will depart from Vigan early in the morning and travel to Sagada via a van. This town sits in the valley of the Cordillera Region and will require you to pass by zigzag roads to reach it. Once you arrive, you will check in to a hotel in the town before starting the tour.

First is the Sugong Cave, one of the more than 60 caves you can find in Sagada. It is also a popular area to see the town’s most iconic attraction, the hanging coffins. This is a part of the locals’ burial traditions that started more than 2,000 years ago.

Next, you will travel through the Echo Valley. In this valley, you can hear echoes bounce off the surroundings whenever someone shouts. After exiting this site, you will enter the biggest cave in Sagada called Sumaguing Cave.

Inside it, you can find various rock formations as you walk through its interior. It also houses bats and contains pools and streams of cold water.

To end your day, you will drop by the Bontoc Tribal Museum. Here, you can learn about the province’s heritage and the different indigenous groups that live here.

Day 5
Strawberry Farm in Benguet

Day 5: Benguet Tour

For Day 5, you will leave Sagada to explore Benguet. After reaching the region via a van, you will be brought to your hotel before the tour begins.

To start the tour, you will enter the La Trinidad Strawberry Farm to handpick some tasty strawberries that you can bring home with you. This region is well known for its strawberries, so make sure to taste them while they’re still fresh as well.

You will then take the time to through a park that contains 30 Sakura trees. The Atok Sakura Flowers park has been a popular spot since the Japanese government gave the trees to the locals as a gift in 2016. Following your time here, you will make your way to the Northern Blossom to view even more vibrant flowers of different shapes and sizes.

Next is a trip to a viewing deck that sits at 7,400 feet above sea level, which is the second-highest altitude in the country. Aptly named 2nd Highest Point, it is located along the Halsema Highway that runs through Benguet and Sagada.

Lastly, you will travel to the Spanish Trail. This scenic trail goes on for almost 3km and passes through cave-like tunnels.

Day 6
Riding a 4x4 ATV vehicle in Mt. Pinatubo

Day 6: Mt. Pinatubo Tour

You will then leave the highlands of Benguet via a van to travel to the province of Tarlac, where the famous Mt. Pinatubo stands. It is known for its large eruption back in 1991.

After arriving in Tarlac, you will first drop by the active volcano’s base camp in Barangay Sta. Ana. Here, you will leave your van and board a 4x4 vehicle that can safely take you to the hike’s jump-off point.

To get there, you will cross the Crow Valley. On the way, you will also spot several lava sand deposits that were caused by the historic eruption. The valley spans around 5.4 km and has a rough terrain due to the lahar from the volcano.

After reaching the jump-off point, you will begin hiking up a trail towards the top of the mountain. Once you reach the end of the trail, you will be welcomed by a grand view of the crater lake.

Take the time to admire its turquoise waters and enjoy a meal after your climb here. Once you’ve had your fill of food and photos, you will head back down to your van. Finally, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Manila.

Day 7
Chocolate Hills in Bohol

Day 7: Bohol Countryside Tour

The next day, you will check out of your hotel in Manila to ride a plane to Bohol. When you land in this idyllic province, a van will bring you to your accommodation in Bohol. Then you will start your tour across the province’s countryside by visiting the Corella Tarsier Sanctuary.

This park offers close encounters with a population of Tarsiers, which are one of the tiniest primates in the whole world. From there, you will travel to Loboc River to join a Loboc River Cruise. This floating restaurant will slowly move across the water while you enjoy a buffet of local cuisine.

Following your delicious meal, your guide will lead you to the Baclayon Church. This historic landmark is recognized as a National Cultural Treasure. Next, you will learn about different butterflies at the Butterfly Conservatory. Here, they take care of a variety of species and run a breeding program to ensure their population is stable.

You will then spend some time among the mahogany trees of the man-made Bilar Forest before traveling to the famed Chocolate Hills. These hills are names as such since they look like piles of chocolate when their grass turns brown in the summer.

Day 8
Aerial view of Pamilacan Island, Bohol

Day 8: Pamilacan Island Tour

On Day 8, a van will escort you from your hotel to a port in Baclayon. You will then travel to Pamilacan Island via boat. This isle houses less than 2,000 people and sits in the middle of the Bohol Sea.

While you sail to the island, keep your eyes peeled for marine life. Thanks to its lively ecosystem, there have been reported sightings of dolphins and whale sharks in the area. Once you arrive on the island, you will be welcomed by its stunning white sands and crystal waters.

The tropical atmosphere is ideal for both unwinding on the shore or exploring the waters. If you choose to go snorkeling, you can also come close to the schools of fish and groups of colorful coral that sit beneath the waves.

While it has idyllic charms and stretches of untouched nature, this island was previously used in the Spanish era. One of its iconic structures from the colonial period is a 200-year-old fort that stands on its northeast coast. It is also recognized as a National Cultural Treasure. When you’ve had enough sand and sea for the day, you will be guided back to your hotel on the mainland.

Day 9
Magellan's Cross in Cebu

Day 9: Cebu City Tour

For the ninth day, you will depart from Bohol and travel to Cebu via a ferry. Upon reaching the city, your guide will escort you to your hotel inside the city proper. The tour will then begin at the Taoist Temple, a complex that houses tall towers and an entrance that resembles the Great Wall of China.

After this, you will make your way to the Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino. This is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the country and stands close to the Magellan’s Cross. This cross is an important religious site as it was planted by the Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521.

Next, you will visit the Heritage of Cebu Monument. This artwork was erected in Parian Park and exhibits some of Cebu’s most notable moments in history such as the Battle of Mactan. From here, you will head to the Yap - San Diego Ancestral House that was constructed in the 17th century.

You will then go to the Temple of Leah, which was built for the wife of a Cebuano back in 2012. Finally, you will drop by the Sirao Flower Farm to view its vibrant array of blooms before returning to your accommodation.

Day 10
Aerial view of Kawasan Falls in Cebu

Day 10: Kawasan Falls and Moalboal Sardine Run Tour

For Day 10, your guide will take you to the Kawasan Falls in Badian. Once you get there, you can take a dip in any of its natural pools. On the other hand, you can also try canyoneering as an add-on experience. For this, you will be trekking, jumping off of waterfalls, and going down natural slides.

After the falls, you will make your way to Moalboal. This coastal town is popular among divers thanks to its coral ecosystem. From here, you will ride a boat that will take you to Pescador Island. This isle is known as a marine park that is home to schools of exotic fish and various corals.

Next, you’ll travel to Turtle Island. As the name suggests, you will be able to swim with sea turtles in its waters. Following your time with these marine animals, you will head to Panagsama Beach to have another encounter with sea creatures.

Here, you will snorkel to experience the Sardine Run. This natural phenomenon involves large schools of sardines that swim off of the shore. Due to the large groups of sardines, they appear to form a wall underwater. Finally, a van will escort you back to your hotel.

Day 11
PAL aircraft at a bay in NAIA

Day 11: Departure to Manila

On the last day, you will be checking out of your Cebu hotel. Your van will then drop you off at the Mactan-Cebu Airport where you will catch your flight back to Manila. Your plane will land at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, marking the end of your vacation

What to bring

Face mask and Face shield
Extra clothes
Passport (Valid for 6 months from date of departure)
Swimwear and sunblock
Personal medicines

Good to know

Please bring appropriate clothing. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better.

All our guides speak English. For other languages, contact us for availability and rates.

Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.

Accommodation

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. All accommodation levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double, and odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur. For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to the Philippines will provide you with the best available accommodation 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.

Budget

Private rooms with private bathrooms in guesthouses or small hotels with basic amenities.

Comfort

Private Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels or resorts located in the city center, in close vicinity, or near the beach area. Breakfast is included and with basic room amenities and toiletries.

Quality

Rooms at four-star to a five-star hotel in the city center or beachfront resort with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations with the best amenities, facilities, and services.

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