12-Day Philippines Vacation Package to Cordillera Mountains & Dumaguete Apo Island from Manila
Discover the historical sites of Manila City and Ilocos region, the highlands of Sagada, Banaue, Benguet, and Tarlac, and the natural beauty of Dumaguete City with this 12-day tour package to the Philippines. This package comprises entrance fees, roundtrip flights, land and sea transfers, service of guides, and budget, comfort, or quality hotels.
Upon arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, you will kickstart your vacation with a visit to Intramuros. This walled district consists of several historic buildings that played significant roles during the Spanish colonial period in the country. Afterward, you will head northwest and land in the region of Ilocos.
Ilocos features the Malacanang of the North, a presidential residence-turned-museum, and the Bangui Windmills. Travelers can also walk on the cobblestones of Calle Crisologo here. From there, you will continue north to Sagada and neighboring highlands. Go spelunking in Sagada's numerous caves, then visit the Banaue Museum to see how the local tribes live.
Next, you will tour The Mansion and Wright Park in Baguio before picking berries at the La Trinidad Strawberry Farm in Benguet. You will then leave Benguet and head back south. On your way, you will spend a day in the Tarlac province to hike up the towering Mt. Pinatubo. When you return to the mountain's base, your guide will escort you back to Manila City.
You will then board a plane bound for Dumaguete. In this coastal town, you can find the decades-old Silliman University and the pristine Apo Island. Lounge on the isle's beautiful shore or take a plunge and discover marine life underwater. Following your time there, you will fly back to Manila City as your adventure comes to a close.
Immerse in the culture of Manila, Ilocos, Sagada, Banaue, Benguet, Tarlac, and Dumaguete with this 12-day vacation package. Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Intramuros Tour
Day 2 - Day 2: Laoag Tour
Day 3 - Day 3: Pagudpud Tour
Day 4 - Day 4: Vigan Tour
Day 5 - Day 5: Sagada Tour
Day 6 - Day 6: Banaue Tour
Day 7 - Day 7: Baguio Tour
Day 8 - Day 8: Benguet Tour
Day 9 - Day 9: Mt. Pinatubo Tour
Day 10 - Day 10: Dumaguete Tour
Day 11 - Day 11: Apo Island Tour
Day 12 - Day 12: Departure to Manila
What to bring
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.
The season for dolphin watching in Dumaguete is from March to October and is subject to weather and wind conditions. If off-season or on days when the northeast monsoon is strong, dolphin watching may not be possible. During Habagat/ Southwest monsoon Season (June-October), boat ride to Apo Island may be rough.
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.
Private rooms with private bathrooms in guesthouses or small hotels with basic amenities.
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.
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.