17-Day Countryside, Islands & Highlands Tour to Cebu, Palawan & Baguio from Manila
Visit the highlands, countryside, and islands of the Philippines in this 17-day vacation package. Explore the parks in Baguio, the historical landmarks in Cebu, and the idyllic islands of Palawan from Manila. Accommodations, daily breakfast, transfers, entrance fees, and the service of guides will also be pre-arranged.
You will meet your guide at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and travel to Manila for a full-day Intramuros tour. From the capital, you will then fly to the Ilocos region, where you will learn about the life of late president Ferdinand Marcos at the Malacanang of the North in Ilocos Norte and walk down the Spanish-era Calle Crisologo in Vigan.
Your guide will then bring you to the highlands, particularly in Sagada, for a spelunking tour of Sumaguing Cave. You will also bring home strawberries from the Strawberry Farm in Benguet before heading to the lowlands and trekking up Mt. Pinatubo. From Luzon, you will ride a plane to Bohol. Here, you will explore Cambuhat Village, discover the underwater world of Pamilacan Island, dig into a hearty lunch on your Loboc River Cruise, and see the famous Chocolate Hills.
After getting your fill of Bohol’s countryside, board a ferry for Dumaguete next and see its Silliman University and Apo Island. Another notable Visayan province on your itinerary is Cebu, where you will indulge in the Kawasan Falls, Pescador Island, Temple of Leah, and Sirao Flower Farm.
To conclude your tour, you will fly from Cebu to Palawan. Explore Honda Bay and the Underground River in Puerto Princesa, see the islands of Port Barton, and take photos in the Big Lagoon and Shimizu Island in El Nido.
Go on a 17-day vacation and see the beauty of Manila, Ilocos, Sagada, Benguet, Tarlac, Bohol, Dumaguete, Cebu, and Palawan. Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Intramuros Tour
Day 2 - Day 2: Ilocos Laoag and Vigan Tour
Day 3 - Day 3: Sagada Tour
Day 4 - Day 4: Benguet Tour
Day 5 - Day 5: Mt. Pinatubo Tour
Day 6 - Day 6: Bohol Cambuhat Tour
Day 7 - Day 7: Bohol Pamilacan Island Tour
Day 8 - Day 8: Bohol Countryside Tour
Day 9 - Day 9: Dumaguete City Tour
Day 10 - Day 10: Apo Island Tour
Day 11 - Day 11: Kawasan Falls & Moalboal Sardine Run Tour
Day 12 - Day 12: Cebu City Tour
Day 13 - Day 13: Puerto Princesa Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour
Day 14 - Day 14: Puerto Princesa Underground River & City Tour
Day 15 - Day 15: Port Barton Island Hopping Tour
Day 16 - Day 16: El Nido Island Hopping Tour
Day 17 - Day 17: 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.
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.
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.