12-Day Philippines Nature & Heritage Trip to Apo Island, Ilocos Region & Cordillera Highlands
Explore the stunning highlands, heritage spots, and snorkeling destinations across Apo Island, Ilocos towns, and Baguio City with this 12-day holiday package. For your convenience, this trip includes roundtrip flights from Manila City, land/ferry transfers, and accommodation.
Travel back in time to the walled city of Intramuros in Manila City. You will visit various historical structures, museums, and century-old churches like Manila Cathedral. Then, you will head to Ilocos Norte, where you’ll visit the Marcos Museum. Here, you will see the cenotaph of former President Marcos.
Afterward, you will explore the majestic attractions off the coast of Pagudpud coastal town. Admire huge wind turbines overlooking the sea at Bangui Windmills. Then, you will head to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Vigan. At Calle Crisologo, you will see ancestral houses and structures.
Your scenic tour continues to the breathtaking Banaue highlands. Visit Banaue Museum and browse through a vast collection of Ifugao artifacts. Then, you will explore the City of Pines, Baguio. One of the highlights of your itinerary is The Mansion, the official summer residence of the Philippine President.
You can also go horseback riding at Wright Park. Then, drop by the La Trinidad Strawberry Farm in Benguet to pick some fresh strawberries. Level up your adventure and ride a 4x4 vehicle to Mt. Pinatubo, where a majestic crater lake awaits you.
This trip also includes roundtrip flights to Dumaguete, the City of Gentle People. You will drop by Silliman University, the first American-Protestant University in the Philippines and Asia. Apo Island is another world-class diving destination you can tick off your bucket list. Here, you will see hundreds of marine species.
Discover the hidden gems of the Philippines with this 12-day stunning highlands, heritage, and snorkeling holiday package to Apo Island, Ilocos, and Baguio. 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 City 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.