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15-Day Philippines Natural Wonders Tour Package to Palawan Island, Bohol Island & Ilocos Province

Entrance to the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan
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Tour starts
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Starting time
at 09:00
Duration
15 days
Ending place
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Languages:
English
Difficulty:
Easy
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Witness the unspoiled beauty of the Philippines with this 15-day excursion to the country's natural wonders. From Manila, you will see some of the white-sand beaches and the vibrant marine life in Palawan Island, the diverse landscape of Bohol Island, and centuries-old attractions in Ilocos province. Your daily breakfast, entrance fees, accommodations, transfers, and the service of guides will be pre-arranged for your convenience. 

For your first tour, you'll visit Intramuros, a centuries-old district in Manila City that shelters grand churches, museums, and more. Your next destination is Ilocos Norte province, where you can find the Marcos Museum and picturesque Bangui Windmills. From here, your van will drive you to Ilocos Sur province to see the well-maintained cobblestone street of Calle Crisologo.

You will then travel to the Banaue Museum, which will educate you about the indigenous tribes in the northern Philippines. Afterward, you will explore the stunning cityscape of Baguio. The Mansion and Wright Park are two of the well-known attractions in the city. You will also get the chance to harvest some strawberries at the famous Strawberry Farm in Benguet province.

After exploring the Luzon highlands, you'll head south toward Mt. Pinatubo, an active volcano that has become a go-to location for sightseeing and hiking. Bohol is another province destination on your itinerary. While here, you'll enjoy a scenic Loboc River Cruise and get a glimpse of the must-visit Chocolate Hills.

From Bohol, you'll travel to Palawan province. Your guide will later bring you to Honda Bay, one of the most popular attractions in Puerto Princesa City. You will also see the fascinating beauty of the city's well-known Underground River. Finally, you will discover the natural gems scattered in El Nido town, including the Big Lagoon.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the natural wonders in the Philippines with this 15-day tour package. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

14 nights accommodation (budget category)
14 days breakfast
14 lunch
All flights with 20kgs baggage allowance
Day 1 - Intramuros Tour (Manila)
Day 2 to 4 - Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur (Ilocos Region)
Day 5 to 8 - Sagada, Banaue and Benguet Tour (Cordillera Region)
Day 9 - Mt. Pinatubo Tour
Day 10 to 11 - Bohol Tour (Central Visayas)
Day 12 to 14 - Puerto Princesa and El Nido Tour (Palawan)
Day 15 - 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
Island Hopping
City Tours
Culture, Arts and Historical Tour

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Baluarte de San Diego inside Intramuros

Day 1: Intramuros Tour

You will be picked up at Ninoy Aquino International Airport and taken to your hotel in Manila City or along Roxas Boulevard. Your guide will then bring you to the main location of your tour, Intramuros.

Intramuros is Manila's oldest district, which goes back to the Spanish colonial era. Ancient walls surround the area, and there are important historical structures inside, including Fort Santiago. This citadel, established in 1593, is now used as a venue for picnics and open-air theaters.

Your guide will next lead you to Plaza Roma, a public square bordered by three significant landmarks. You will then drop by two museums, starting with Bahay Tsinoy that showcases the story of the Chinese that played a significant role in the Philippines' development. The other one is Casa Manila, where you can learn about the lifestyle of the upper-class locals during Spanish colonization.

A stroll along the well-landscaped San Diego Gardens is also part of the tour. Inside the garden is a bastion named Baluarte De San Diego, which has survived natural disasters and the Battle of Manila. You will complete your tour with a visit to two important religious structures: San Agustin Church and Museum and Manila Cathedral.

Day 2
Sunrise over Paoay Church in Laoag

Day 2: Laoag Tour

On Day 2, you'll check out of your hotel and take a flight to Laoag Airport. Your guide will drive you from the airport to Laoag City.

The first attraction on your itinerary is St. Williams Cathedral, which Augustinian friars constructed in 1612 to develop a wooden chapel. Your next stop is Sinking Bell Tower, which Ilocano artisans built using bricks, leaves, and molasses.

After the tower, you'll visit the Museo Ilocos Norte. Some of the displays you'll find inside the museum are traditional clothing, household utensils, and more that represent local tribes. Your last stop in Laoag is Aurora Park, which features a multi-tiered obelisk that remains standing even after being erected in 1881.

Your guide will next drive you to Paoay town. There, you will make a stop at Malacanang of the North, a presidential museum that is initially the home of Ferdinand Marcos, the 10th Philippine President. You will also see the town's awe-inspiring Spanish colonial earthquake baroque church, called Paoay Church.

Your final stop will be the Marcos Museum in Batac City, where you'll dig deep into the life of the late president Marcos. After the tour, your van will drive you to your Laoag hotel.

Day 3
Bangui Windmills in Ilocos

Day 3: Pagudpud Tour

On Day 3, you will travel to the towns in the northernmost portion of Luzon Island. Your guide will first bring you to Burgos town to see the picturesque Cape Bojeador Lighthouse serving ships since the Spanish colonization.

The next stop on your itinerary is Bangui Windmills, Ilocos Norte province's most popular attraction. Take great photos of these 70-meter-tall wind turbines before your van takes you to Patapat Viaduct. Also known as Patapat Bridge, it is the Philippines' fifth-longest bridge. You will then drop by Agua Grande, a park ideal for picnicking and swimming.

After a short drive from the park, you'll arrive at Paraiso ni Anton. You can find here clean waters that locals believe in providing healing to whoever drinks it. Your guide will then bring you to one of the must-visit locations in the province: Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. At your last stop, you can purchase a bag or two of freshly made salt at Pasuquin Salt Stand.

If you prefer to visit an additional natural attraction before heading to your Laoag hotel, you may opt to stop by La Paz Sand Dunes and challenge yourself to an extreme 4x4 ride around this sandy coastal desert.

Day 4
Bantay Watch Tower in Vigan Ilocos

Day 4: Vigan Tour

On Day 4, your guide will take you to the well-preserved and stunning Spanish structures in Vigan City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ilocos Sur province. The National Museum Ilocos Sur Complex will be your first location. You will find here various displays showcasing the history and culture of the Ilocos Region and the Philippines.

You will next visit the Bantay Church and Bell Tower in the nearby town of Bantay. Set atop a hill, the tower offers an incredible vista of Bantay and Vigan. Your guide will then lead you to Syquia Mansion Museum, where you can find 19th-century furniture. At the following stop, you'll get the opportunity to observe the ancient art of pottery at the Pagburnayan Jar Factory.

Your tour will continue with a visit to another famous museum, named Crisologo Museum. Check out the exhibits about the Crisologo political family before you make your way to Calle Crisologo, a famous street with cobblestone pavement and Spanish buildings.

You will also drop by St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral, a Baroque church that is the center of the Catholic faith in northern Luzon. Finally, you'll spend time with various animals at Baluarte, including white lions, donkeys, and camels.

Day 5
Echo Valley in Sagada

Day 5: Sagada Tour

On Day 5, you will check out of your hotel early in the morning and make your way to Sagada town. This rural location sits in a valley, so there will be a few zigzag roads along the way.

The first stop of your tour is Sugong Cave, one of the must-visit sites in Sagada. Inside the cave is an underground river, which comes from Bokong Falls. This site is also home to the famed Hanging Coffins of the Mountain Province. A traditional burial practice of the locals.

From the cave, you will trek to another natural attraction, the Echo Valley. The place is named as such since if visitors scream in the middle of the trail, their screams will echo throughout the valley. While here, you may hike up the viewpoint to see the Hanging Coffins once again.

You will then proceed to another popular cave in Sagada: Sumaguing Cave. Countless natural rock formations with various shapes adorn this cave. You will also chance upon natural pools and streams during the exploration.

The Bontoc Tribal Museum will be your last attraction for this day. See the traditional items of the Ifugao people before traveling to your hotel within Sagada.

Day 6
Bangaan Village in Banaue

Day 6: Banaue Tour

Day 6 is dedicated to another tourist destination in the highlands, particularly Banaue town in the Ifugao province. This location is teeming with remarkable rice terraces, and two of them are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. One of these is the Batad Rice Terraces that are famed for looking like an amphitheater.

Take some photographs of the splendid scenery of the rice fields before you hike up Batad Banaue Viewpoint. After a 30-minute trek, you'll be rewarded with an awe-inspiring view of the rice terraces. If you prefer not to visit the view deck, you have the option to proceed to the Tappiya Waterfall and go for a swim in its pristine waters.

If you're not into natural attractions, you may choose to visit Banga-an Village instead. Take the time to learn about the Ifugao people, their livelihood, and their culture. You can also buy some souvenirs made by the locals before you leave the place.

To wrap up your tour, you'll stop by the Banaue Museum. Some of the exhibits you can find here are indigenous artifacts from the Igorots. You will also find artifacts that belong to Henry Otley Beyer, the Father of Philippine Anthropology.

Day 7
Sunset in Mines View Park in Baguio City

Day 7: Baguio Tour

After checking out of your Banaue hotel, you will travel to Kiangan town. Your guide will drive you to the Ifugao Museum, where you can find priceless Ifugao artifacts put on display. Not far from here is the Surrender Site of General Yamashita.

From Kiangan, you will make your way to the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City. See the historical military weapons, including vintage tanks around the campus. You will next visit The Mansion, a summer house with a large gate looking like the gates of Buckingham Palace in London.

From there, your van will drive you to Camp John Hay. This 690-hectare mountain resort is ideal for recreational activities like trekking, golfing, and picnicking. You will then visit Mines View Park, where you can relax while enjoying a fascinating view of the Cordillera Mountains.

You will also stop by Wright Park, where you can go horseback riding before you proceed to Centennial Park, where you can experience wearing some Igorot clothing. Your final stop for the day will be the Good Shepherd Convent, an excellent place to purchase some local products like ube jam and peanut brittle. Later on, your guide will take you to your Baguio hotel.

Day 8
Halsema Highway in Benguet

Day 8: Benguet Tour

On Day 8, your guide will come to your hotel and pick you up to take you to more natural attractions in the Luzon highlands. You will start your day with a strawberry-picking activity at the famous La Trinidad Strawberry Farm. You can also sample the local strawberry ice cream and purchase some strawberry and non-strawberry-inspired products.

The next stop on your itinerary is Atok Sakura Flowers in Atok town. Officially named Benguet-Kochi Sisterhood Park, this property has around 40 Japanese Sakura Trees that the Japanese government of Kochi Prefecture delivered to Benguet province in 2016. Admire the scenery of beautiful cherry blossoms before you make your way to the Northern Blossom. This two-hectare land features rows of not only common flowers but also rare ones, including the gorgeous cabbage roses.

From the farm, you will travel to the Second Highest Point, sitting in the Barangays of Paoay and Cattubo. You will get to spot some various cloud formations from here. After that, your van will drive you to the Spanish Trail. This man-made attraction is composed of three tunnels that are all 10 meters long. You will head back to your Baguio hotel at the end of the tour.

Day 9
Crater Lake of Mt. Pinatubo

Day 9: Mt. Pinatubo Tour

For this day, you'll set off on an adventure to Mt. Pinatubo, which sits on the tripoint boundary of the provinces of Tarlac, Zambales, and Pampanga. This active volcano, which is more than 4,700 feet high, created a catastrophic eruption back in 1991. At present, it is one of the most-visited attractions, especially for hiking.

After checking out of your Baguio hotel, you will head straight to the Sta. Juliana Tourism Center in Tarlac. There, you will ride a 4x4 jeepney and go across Crow Valley until you reach the volcano's base. This vast valley features volcanic sand, lahar formations, and rocky rivers, so make sure to bring masks and glasses for a safe trip. As soon as you reach the mountain's foot, you will start your hike.

The trail, which is 5.5 kilometers long, features some unusual volcanic rocks and requires one to two hours to be completed. Once you get to the peak, the turquoise waters of Mt. Pinatubo's Crater Lake will be the one to greet you. Feast your eyes on the breathtaking scenery of the lake as you savor your lunch. You will then return to the tourism center and head to your hotel in Manila.

Day 10
Bilar Manmade Forest in Bohol

Day 10: Bohol Countryside Tour

You will leave your Manila hotel and catch a flight to Panglao International Airport in Bohol province. Upon arriving, your guide will transport you to Corella town, home to the Corella Tarsier Sanctuary. Meet the googly-eyed primates of Bohol and take some photos of them; just remember to turn off the flash.

You will next embark on a Loboc River Cruise. Indulge in a buffet lunch as the floating restaurant sails through the river. You will also be treated to performances of Filipino songs and dances and a beautiful vista of the lavish greenery on the river banks.

Following that, you will drop by Baclayon Church, a 16th-century building regarded as the second-oldest stone church in the country. Your guide will then drive you to the Butterfly Conservatory. Here, you can witness how butterflies are bred and also find various species of colorful winged animals.

From the conservatory, you'll make your way to the Bilar Forest. This 2km stretch of mahogany trees is man-made. Your tour will wrap up with a visit to Chocolate Hills, Bohol's most prominent attraction. Pose for some pictures with these breathtaking mounds before you travel to your accommodation on Panglao Island.

Day 11
Aerial view of Pamilacan Island in Bohol

Day 11: Pamilacan Island Tour

Your guide will pick you up and take you to Baclayon beach, where you'll ride a boat that will take you to Pamilacan Island. This natural gem is famous as a haven for dolphins and whale sharks. Other sea creatures spotted around the land are sharks, manta rays, and more.

During the boat ride, a professional spotter will help you catch sight of some dolphins that typically swim by the area. If you also would like to see some sperm whales and Bryde's whales, you may choose to visit the island between March and June.

Once you reach Pamilacan Island, your guide will allow you to enjoy yourself however you like. You can jump into the water to go snorkeling to discover the beauty of the underwater world of the place. Pufferfish, unicornfish, anemonefish, and sea turtles are among the aquatic animals you can spot.

If you feel the need to recharge after snorkeling, you can lie down on the island's white-sand beach. Feel free to sunbathe, take lots of photos, and stroll along the coast. Before you return to your Panglao hotel, you can visit the 200-year-old Spanish fort. This National Cultural Treasure was once a watchtower for invaders.

Day 12
Luli Island in Puerto Princesa Palawan

Day 12: Puerto Princesa Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour

On Day 12, you'll leave your Panglao hotel and head to the airport, where you'll board a plane heading to Puerto Princesa International Airport in Palawan province. Your van will transfer you to Honda Bay, one of the most popular destinations in Puerto Princesa City.

From the coast, your boat will take you to Starfish Island, where you can spend time taking pictures with rock starfish of varied sizes and colors. You can bring your snorkeling gear and explore the depths of the sea. Yellowtail snappers, bloating puffers, and fusiliers are among the varieties of fish you can find underwater.

You will next head to Cowrie Island, the biggest and most well-known island in Honda Bay. You won't get bored on the island as it offers various water sports, including banana boat riding and jet-skiing. You can also drop by the on-site restaurants and bars and enjoy sumptuous meals and drinks.

Your island-hopping tour will come to an end with a visit to Luli Island. This water-locked attraction gained fame for submerging and appearing, depending on the tide. Take a dip in the clear waters or sunbathe on the sand. Afterward, you will travel to your accommodation in Sabang town.

Day 13
Entrance to the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan

Day 13: Puerto Princesa Underground River and City Tour

In the morning, your guide will arrive at your hotel to pick you up and drive you to Sabang Wharf. You will ride a boat to get inside the world-famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. Take notice of the incredible stalactites and stalagmites lining the cave.

Following the cruise, you will head back to mainland Palawan and kick off your city tour of Puerto Princesa. The first stop on your itinerary is Baker's Hill. Here, you can find a range of local specialties you can purchase, including crinkles and egg pie.

Next is the city's park, called Plaza Cuartel. The place is a former military base that goes back to World War II. Your guide will then take you to the Crocodile Farm, where you can find animals found in the province, some of which are endangered and rare, like the Palawan Bear Cat and crocodiles.

You will also pay a visit to Mitra's Ranch. Besides enjoying a scenic view of the city, you may opt to try the outdoor activities offered here. Finally, you will make a stop at Puerto Princesa Baywalk. You can find local vendors here selling street food. Stroll along the Baywalk before returning to your hotel.

Day 14
Aerial view of Big Lagoon in El Nido Palawan

Day 14: El Nido Island Hopping Tour

You will explore another top tourist destination in Palawan, El Nido town. Your van will drop you off at a terminal, where you will get on a board to Bacuit Bay, a prominent location in the town. Don't forget to bring sunglasses and sunblock as you'll visit lagoons, beaches, and islands on this day.

Your boat will first dock on the Big Lagoon, which is dotted with dark limestone cliffs. Onboard a kayak, you will paddle your way through a narrow waterway until you reach the main lagoon that boasts blue waters. You will have plenty of time to go around the area and take in its jaw-dropping beauty.

Your second stop will be Miniloc Island. This water-locked paradise is home to limestone mountains that are ideal as backdrops for your photos. While here, you'll visit the Secret Lagoon that is concealed behind the towering limestone walls. The only entrance to the lagoon is a small hole in the wall.

You will later proceed to Seven Commandos Beach. Spend your time sunbathing on the shore or swimming in the waters before you head to Shimizu Island. Enjoy snorkeling on the island before retreating to your hotel El Nido at Lio.

Day 15
Waiting area at Terminal 1 of NAIA

Day 15: Departure to Manila

On the fifteenth day, you will get ready for your flight back to Manila. Your van will transfer you to Puerto Princesa International Airport after you have checked out of your Lio hotel. The plane trip takes around one to two hours before you arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

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.

In El Nido island hopping tour mandatory environmental fee and/or user’s see is to be paid directly in cash to the service provider in El Nido, The tour itinerary is subject to change based on weather and tidal conditions. Tours will start only once operators are given permission to sail by the Local Government Unit (LGU) and the Philippine Coast Guard. Delays in start of tours or cancellation of tours affected by this is beyond the service providers’ control.

Limitation to the number of tourists, boats, kayaks and time of stay in El Nido lagoons are strictly enforced by the PAMB. Secret Beach, Big Lagoon and Small Lagoon are no longer allowed to be toured on the same day as part of the policies of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of El Nido.

A mandatory user fee of PHP 200 per person is collected by PAMB for every entry to the Secret Beach, Big Lagoon and Small Lagoon.

Single use-plastics are banned in El Nido island tours. Please bring reusable water bottles or tumblers. All visitors are required to bring their own trash back to the boats.

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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