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15-Day Philippines Nature Sightseeing Tour Package to Palawan Island, Cebu & Cordillera Countryside

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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

Go on a 15-day sightseeing tour to see the breathtaking natural attractions of the Philippines with this holiday package. On this extensive adventure, you will visit the untouched wonders of Palawan Island, historical places in Cebu province, and varied attractions in the Cordillera Mountains. Complimentary breakfast, entrance fees, accommodations, transfers, and the service of guides are all included in this vacation package.

In Manila City, you will visit the historic walled area of Intramuros, which shelters plenty of Spanish-era attractions. You will then fly to the Ilocos Region to learn about the accomplishments of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos at Malacanang of the North in Ilocos Norte. You will also drop by Bangui Windmills before heading to Ilocos Sur to see the famous Calle Crisologo.

From there, you will explore Luzon highlands, including a visit to the Banaue Museum in Banaue highlands, The Mansion and Wright Park in Baguio, and the Strawberry Farming Benguet province. You will later gear up for a hike up Mt. Pinatubo, a popular active volcano in Tarlac province.

Afterward, you will fly south to spend two days in Cebu province. You will embark on a city tour of Cebu and stop by stunning attractions like the Temple of Leah and Sirao Flower Farm. Another must-see attraction you will visit is Cebu in Moalboal town.

You will then travel north toward Palawan province, where you will spend the rest of your adventure. You will sail to beautiful islands like Cowrie Island in Puerto Princesa City and Miniloc Island in El Nido town. You will also experience cruising inside the world-famous Underground River. You will then travel back to Manila on Day 15.

Embark on this 15-day vacation package to see the best of Manila, Ilocos, Sagada, Banaue, Benguet, Tarlac, Cebu, Puerto Princesa, and El Nido. 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 - Cebu 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
Aerial view of Intramuros in Manila

Day 1: Intramuros Tour

Once you reach Ninoy Aquino International Airport, your van will transport you to your hotel in Manila City or along Roxas Boulevard. While at the hotel, you'll gear up for a tour of Intramuros.

Intramuros is the oldest district in the city but was considered the entire Manila during the Spanish colonial days. Enclosed in its walls are numerous ancient attractions, including Fort Santiago. Within this citadel are dungeons that were used during World War II.

The second attraction on your itinerary is one of the major public squares in Intramuros, called Plaza Roma. From there, you'll head over to Bahay Tsinoy, a museum that chronicles the story of the ethnic Chinese in the history of the Philippines. Next, you'll visit another museum: Casa Manila. It houses artworks and furniture that date back to the Spanish colonial era.

Your guide will then bring you to San Diego Gardens, which features Baluarte De San Diego, a bastion that is declared a National Cultural Treasure. Later on, you'll stop by San Agustin Church and Museum, the only church in Manila acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your last attraction for this day will be Manila Cathedral, the Philippines' very first cathedral.

Day 2
Paoay Church in Laoag

Day 2: Laoag Tour

After checking out of your hotel, you will head to Ninoy Aquino International Airport and board a plane to Laoag Airport. Your van will transport you to Laoag City, where your tour will begin.

Your first stop is Laoag's 15th-century religious structure, called St. Williams Cathedral. Check out the enormous candle statue inside the building before you proceed to the famous Sinking Bell Tower. Standing at nearly 150 feet, the tower is considered the tallest historic building in the city.

Your van will bring you next to the Museo Ilocos Norte, where you can find out more about the people living in the province. You will later see Aurora Park that has a fountain and a multi-layered obelisk. From the park, you will head over to Malacanang of the North in Paoay town. This presidential museum comprises seven rooms with displays showing the historical events during the time former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos was ruling.

You will also see the picturesque Paoay Church, which attracts attention for its Spanish colonial earthquake baroque architecture. At your final stop, you will further gain insight into the life of the late president Marcos at the Marcos Museum in Batac City.

Day 3
Patapat Viaduct in Ilocos

Day 3: Pagudpud Tour

On the third day, you'll discover the pride of the towns in the northernmost part of Luzon Island. You will make your first stop at Burgos town, where you will see the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, which has stood on top of a hill since the Spanish colonial period.

Next is the 70-meter Bangui Windmills, the most famous attraction in Ilocos Norte province. These wind turbines form a single line and face the West Philippine Sea. Your guide will then show you the fifth-longest bridge in the country, named Patapat Viaduct.

Take in the sweeping view of the sea from the bridge before you proceed to Agua Grande, a park ideal not only for having a picnic but also for going on a refreshing bath in the river. You will next stop by Paraiso ni Anton, which has a small grotto for the Blessed Virgin.

Another picturesque attraction you'll see is the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. You will end the tour with a visit to Pasuquin Salt Stand, where bags of freshly made salt are put on sale. For adventure-seekers, you have the option to stop by La Paz Sand Dunes and experience a thrilling 4x4 ride across the coastal desert.

Day 4
Streets of Calle Crisologo in Vigan

Day 4: Vigan Tour

Your tour on the fourth day will take you back to the past as you'll be visiting Spanish-era attractions in Vigan City. Your first stop will be the National Museum Ilocos Sur Complex, where you can learn more about the historical events that happened in the Ilocos Region and the Philippines.

You will make your next stop at Bantay Church and Bell Tower in the neighboring Bantay town. The 16th-century church houses the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary as our Lady of Charity. Then, you'll see the artifacts and heirlooms of the Angco-Syquia family at the Syquia Mansion Museum. Your guide will later bring you to the Pagburnayan Jar Factory, which will educate you on the locals' art of pottery for many years now.

Another museum on your itinerary is the Crisologo Museum, which is initially the residence of the former Ilocos Sur Representative Floro Crisologo and his family. You'll then see the well-preserved Spanish buildings along the popular Calle Crisologo.

You will later visit St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia. To end the tour, you'll stop by Baluarte to see different animals, some of which are camels, ostriches, and leopards.

Day 5
Rock formations inside Sumaguing Cave in Sagada

Day 5: Sagada Tour

You will leave your hotel early in the morning and travel straight to Mountain Province for a tour of Sagada town. This rural settlement lies in a valley in the heart of the Cordillera Region, and locals here enjoy a simple life.

Your guide will first bring you to Sugong Cave for spelunking. Out of more than 60 caves in Sagada, this natural gem is only one of the two caves in the town with an underground river. What makes this attraction more interesting is that it houses the Hanging Coffins, an ancient funerary custom that local tribes practice for over 2,000 years.

The next stop on your itinerary is Echo Valley. Within this natural site are lavish greeneries, caverns, and trails. One of the routes here will lead you up a viewpoint where you can get a glimpse of the coffins from a distance. From the valley, you'll head to Sumaguing Cave. You will chance upon not only remarkable stalactites and stalagmites but also natural streams and pools as you go deeper into the cave.

Your final stop: Bontoc Tribal Museum. Some of the exhibits you'll find inside are art and artifacts from the indigenous tribes of the province.

Day 6
Bangaan Village in Banaue

Day 6: Banaue Tour

From your Sagada hotel, you will travel to Banaue town in the province of Ifugao. The town is widely known as a haven for stunning rice terraces, one of which is named the Batad Rice Terraces. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these amphitheater-like rice fields are made up of compacted soil and have stone walls.

For this tour, you are free to choose your second destination. Your first option is to visit Batad Banaue Viewpoint, which offers a stunning view of the rice terraces from a different perspective. You will need to trek for 30 minutes until you reach the site.

If you want to see another natural gem in the town, you have the option to bypass the view deck and head straight to the Tappiya Waterfall. There, you can recharge and enjoy the fall's cool waters. If you're curious about the life of the locals, you may ask your guide to take you to Banga-an Village instead of the falls.

The last stop of your tour will be the Banaue Museum. Various displays are spread over the two floors of the building, and some of these are artifacts associated with the indigenous groups in northern Luzon Island.

Day 7
City view of Baguio city at night

Day 7: Baguio Tour

Your guide will arrive at your Banaue hotel to pick you up and then transport you to Kiangan town. You will start your day with a visit to the Ifugao Museum, where you can learn about the ancient traditions of the Ifugao people. Your next stopover in the town will be at the Surrender Site of General Yamashita.

Afterward, you will explore Baguio City. You will drop by the Philippine Military Academy, a reputable military institution that features vintage tanks and other historical military arms. Your next attraction is The Mansion, which is noted for its main gate that resembles the Buckingham Palace gates in London.

You will also visit the well-known Camp John Hay. Enjoy some rounds of golf or visit the museum and shopping center before you head to Mines View Park. This overlooking park offers a sweeping view of Benguet's abandoned gold and copper mine and surrounding mountains.

Your guide will also bring you to Wright Park, an ideal place for horseback riding, and later to Centennial Park, where you can meet some Igorot locals. You will make your final stop at the Good Shepherd Convent. Purchase some local specialties before you head to your Baguio hotel.

Day 8
Halsema highway in Benguet

Day 8: Benguet Tour

On Day 8, your tour will focus on the must-visit attractions outside of Baguio City. The first attraction on your itinerary is the La Trinidad Strawberry Farm, situated about 8km from Baguio. You will get to pick strawberries on your own and take them home or savor them during the trip.

Next is the Atok Sakura Flowers in Atok town. Officially called Benguet-Kochi Sisterhood Park, the attraction has around 40 Japanese Sakura trees that Benguet province received as gifts from the Japanese government of Kochi Prefecture back in 2016. You may see these trees in bloom if you visit by April.

From the park, you will make your way to the Northern Blossom, another picturesque site in Atok. This flower farm offers not only vibrant blooms but also panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Pose for some photos before you head to the Second Highest Point. Take in the excellent vistas of the farms and cloud formations while here.

At your final stop, you will see the man-made Spanish Trail that dates back to the Spanish colonial period. Locals and students constantly make use of the tunnels. Your van will later bring you back to your Baguio hotel.

Day 9
ATV Ride in Mt. Pinatubo

Day 9: Mt. Pinatubo Tour

Your agenda on Day 9 is to ascend Mt. Pinatubo, the Philippines' most prominent volcano. Sitting on the border between the provinces of Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales, this active volcano stands at the height of about 4,700 feet. It garnered prominence after its catastrophic eruption in 1991 that caused extreme damage in the country. After a few years, it has been considered a perfect location for trekking and hiking.

After checking out your Baguio hotel, you'll head to Sta. Juliana Tourism Center in Tarlac Province. Your 4x4 vehicle will be waiting for you here to bring you across Crow Valley until you get to the foot of the volcano. Expect a bumpy and dusty ride as you cross the valley's vast ash field, and don't forget to bring glasses and masks so you can safely complete the route.

You will quickly begin your hike up Mt. Pinatubo once you get to the jump-off point, you. At the top of the volcano, you will get to enjoy the scenery of the turquoise waters of Mt. Pinatubo's crater lake. Indulge in your lunch while you stare at the beauty of the lake. In the late afternoon, you'll travel to your Manila accommodation.

Day 10
Taoist Temple in Cebu

Day 10: Cebu City Tour

On Day 10, you'll board a plane at Ninoy Aquino International Airport and head to Cebu province. The trip typically lasts one and a half hours before the plane lands at Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

Your tour for the day will highlight the top attractions in Cebu City, the country's oldest city. For your first stop, you will admire the scenic view of the city from the spacious balcony of the Taoist Temple. From there, you will travel around 6km to the Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino, one of the country's oldest Roman Catholic churches.

The following attraction is Magellan's Cross, which is situated just outside of the basilica. From here, you will proceed to the Heritage of Cebu Monument, which portrays the major historical events that happened in Cebu. You will later head to Yap - San Diego Ancestral House. Fine furniture and antiquities are some of the exhibits you will find inside the building.

Afterward, you'll pay a visit to the Temple of Leah. Pose for some photos in front of the Roman-inspired architectural shrine and life-sized statues while here. The last attraction of your city tour will be the Sirao Flower Farm, which is deemed as Cebu's Little Amsterdam.

Day 11
Aerial view of Kawasan Falls in Cebu

Day 11: Kawasan Falls and Moalboal Sardine Run Tour

Day 11 will be your last day in Cebu. To make the most of your time, you will visit the province's best natural attractions, starting with Kawasan Falls, which gained fame for its beautiful turquoise water. Spend your time swimming in its cold natural spring water and taking in the beauty of the surroundings.

Your next destination is the seaside town of Moalboal. It is a go-to destination for snorkeling as it houses stunning corals underwater. From here, you'll sail off to the beautiful islands off the coast. Your boat will first dock on the tiny and rocky Pescador Island. It boasts cobalt blue water that has abundant marine life. Among the sea critters you can find here are sea turtles, pilot fish, scorpionfish, and groupers.

You will then travel to Turtle Island for an enjoyable swim with sea turtles. Afterward, you'll return to the mainland, where you'll visit Panagsama Beach that is popular for its magnificent sardine run. Your guide will first educate you on the activity and hand your equipment.

Under the sea, you'll witness millions of sardines create various shapes before your eyes. You will then head back to your hotel in Mandaue City after the tour.

Day 12
Boats in Honda Bay Palawan

Day 12: Puerto Princesa Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour

In the morning, you'll check out of your Mandaue hotel and head to Mactan-Cebu International Airport, where you'll catch a flight to Puerto Princesa International Airport in Palawan province. Your activity for this day is exploring Honda Bay, a popular destination in Puerto Princesa City.

Numerous beautiful islands are situated in Honda Bay, and three of these are included in your itinerary. You will first visit Starfish Island, which you can expect to be a haven for lots of starfishes. This water-locked paradise is also home to varieties of fish. Grab the chance to swim and snorkel before you proceed to your next stop.

Cowrie Island, the largest in Honda Bay, is known for its shape resembling a seashell, hence its name. On the island, you can try various beach activities like jet-skiing and banana boat riding to maximize your time. You can also treat yourself to tasty seafood and local dishes at the eating establishments.

You will visit Luli Island to complete your island-hopping tour. Feel free to relax on the powdery cream-colored sand or wade in the crystal-clear waters. At the end of the day, you'll head to your accommodation in Sabang town.

Day 13
Underground River experience in Puerto Princesa Palawan

Day 13: Puerto Princesa Underground River and City Tour

Your tour on this day is dedicated to Puerto Princesa City, one of Palawan's most popular locations. Your guide will transfer you to Sabang Wharf, the jump-off point to your first stop: Puerto Princesa Underground River. Aboard a boat, you'll enter this world-renowned natural wonder and spot the various rock formations lining the cave.

Once you get back on the mainland, your guide will take you on a city tour of Puerto Princesa. The first attraction on your itinerary is Baker's Hills, which features not only bakeries but also pizza parlors. Purchase and take home freshly baked goods like egg pie and hopia.

You will next stop by Plaza Cuartel, a significant historical site in the city, as it witnessed the tragic events during World War II. After a half-hour drive from the plaza, you'll reach the Crocodile Farm. The place looks like a zoo, except it only houses rare and endangered animal species.

Later on, you'll proceed to Mitra's Ranch, where you can breathe in the fresh air and enjoy a sweeping view of the city. You will end the day with a visit to Puerto Princesa Baywalk. Relax and savor street foods before you return to your hotel.

Day 14
Shimizu Island in El Nido Palawan

Day 14: El Nido Island Hopping Tour

On Day 14, the natural attractions in El Nido town will be the main subjects of your tour. Your guide will drive you to a terminal, where your boat awaits you. From there, you'll travel to Bacuit Bay, one of the province's top tourist destinations.

Your boat will first bring you to the Big Lagoon, which boasts very clear and deep blue waters. Once you reach the place, you will switch to a kayak and explore the area at your own pace. You will have to go through a narrow opening to reach the main lagoon enclosed by dark limestone cliffs.

Next is Miniloc Island, which offers picturesque backdrops for picture-taking. In addition to crystalline waters, this water-locked land features vibrant marine life underwater. Your guide will take you to the Secret Lagoon afterward. It is concealed behind limestone walls, so you will need to go through a small hole to reach it.

The Seven Commandos Beach is also one of the stops of your island-hopping tour. Limestone cliffs also give this attraction a special charm. From there, you'll head to Shimizu Island. Feel free to snorkel in the place before you proceed to your accommodation at Lio.

Day 15
Sunrise over a plane in NAIA

Day 15: Departure to Manila

On the fifteenth day of your vacation package, you are scheduled to travel back to Manila City. Your van will pick you up at your Lio hotel and transfer you to Puerto Princesa International Airport. After less than a two-hour-long plane trip, you will 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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