Make the most out of your vacation with this 21-day trip covering top attractions in the Philippines. Visit over 100 tourist attractions in the Philippines with this tour package that includes roundtrip flights from Manila, accommodation with breakfast, inter-island flights, ferries, and land transportation, services of tour guides, and entrance fees to attractions. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the journey, while everything will be taken care of for you.
The Philippines has so much to offer and this package allows you to see both hidden wonders and popular tourist destinations around Luzon and Visayas. You’ll get to explore notable sites like the Philippine capital, Manila, which is also home to the historic walled city of Intramuros. This package also includes a trip to Palawan, voted as one of the best islands in the world by both local and international travel sites. You’ll be able to go island hopping in El Nido and tour the Underground River of Puerto Princesa.
You will also visit other top attractions in the Philippines’ North Luzon regions such as the historic Calle Crisologo in Vigan and stroll along the cobblestone road, enjoy the cold breeze at the rustic mountain town of Sagada, marvel at the man-made rice terraces in Banaue, visit strawberry and flowers farms in Benguet, and go on a hiking trip to Mt. Pinatubo in Tarlac.
This vacation package will also bring you to the islands of Visayas with pre-arranged flights and trusted boat and land transportation partners. You will be exploring the top attractions of Cebu like Kawasan Falls, see the Chocolate Hills at Bohol, and swim with turtles in Dumaguete’s Apo Island.
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The tour will take place in Intramuros, a walled city with historical, religious, and cultural structures. Your first stop will be Fort Santiago, a 16th-century citadel used as a defense fortress. Next is Plaza Roma, a public square used for hosting events during the Spanish colonial times, such as bullfights.
Being a historical trading center, Manila has had a long relationship with the ethnic Chinese. You can learn more about this at Bahay Tsinoy, which is home to the Kaisa-Angelo King Heritage Center.
The next stop is another museum, Casa Manila, which shows the Philippine lifestyle during the Spanish colonization. It is housed in a replica of a grand Spanish house from the 1850s. You’ll then be going through the manicured lawns of San Diego Gardens. This well-landscaped attraction will lead to Baluarte De San Diego, a bastion built during the 1590s.
The last two attractions you will visit during the Manila Tour are both historical, religious structures. San Agustin Church and Museum is a national historical landmark created in 1607. This Baroque structure is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Manila Cathedral, on the other hand, is a Neo-Romanesque building. It was originally a parish church built in 1581 and is now a cathedral completed in 1958.
Your tour is kicked off at St. Williams Cathedral, also known as Laoag Cathedral. It’s an Italian Renaissance-style church, the foundations of which were laid back in 1612. St. Williams Cathedral has undergone several renovations and even survived a major earthquake. Just a few steps from the church is the Sinking Bell Tower. The heavy stone build and its sandy foundation are said to cause the bell tower to sink around 1 inch every year.
Up next on the itinerary is Museo Ilocos Norte. This museum is in a former cigar factory or Tabacalera warehouse made of red brick. It houses a wide range of Ilocano artifacts from ceremonial objects to traditional clothing. The last stop in Laoag City is Aurora Park, which was formerly the community center during the 16th century. The park is also the site of the Tobacco Monopoly Monument erected in 1881.
After Laoag City, you will then go to the town of Paoay. Here you will visit the Malacanang of the North, a grand presidential museum. It was also the residence of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. Your next destination is one of the town’s top attractions, Paoay Church. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was constructed in 1710.
The last stop before you head back to your hotel in Laoag is the Marcos Museum located in the town of Batac. Aside from showcasing the late president’s memorabilia, the museum is also the site of his cenotaph.
Bangui Windmills is another tall attraction you’ll be visiting. These 20 wind turbines are 70-meters tall, occupying 9km of the Bangui Bay shoreline. Next on the itinerary is the Patapat Viaduct. This long bridge connects the Ilocos Region from Cagayan Valley, following the curves of the coastal mountains.
At the end of Patapat Viaduct is Agua Grande. This picnic park is a good place to relax. It features a natural stream that leads directly to Pasaleng Bay. The next attraction, Paraiso ni Anton, also highlights a water source. Its cascading spring, which is beside a religious grotto, is believed to have healing powers.
Going back to Burgos, you’ll make a stop at Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. You can take a closer look at this geological formation via hiking or going on horseback. The last stop on this Ilocos Norte tour is Pasuquin Salt Stand. You can purchase not just salt but also salt-preserved food, like fish, in the coastal town of Pasuquin.
If you want to end your third day on a high note, you have the option to add La Paz Sand Dunes with 4x4 Ride to your itinerary. Experience a thrilling ride on an 85sq.km coastal beach and desert in Ilocos Norte.
The next destination is in the neighboring town of Bantay. Bantay Church and Bell Tower survived World War II. However, Bantay Church was heavily damaged and was rebuilt during the 1950s. Before becoming a belfry, the Bantay Bell Tower was first used as a watchtower during the 1600s, to this day, it boasts an excellent view of Vigan City.
The 19th-century Syquia Mansion Museum is the next attraction on the itinerary. You’ll get to learn more about life during the Spanish Colonial period. Syquia Mansion Museum was also the residence of former President Elpidio Quirino.
You’ll learn more about traditional pottery in Ilocos at Pagburnayan Jar Factory. Making burnay or earthenware is a heritage craft that predates the Spanish Colonial period. These jars were used for food storage and fermentation.
The next stop is the ancestral house, Crisologo Museum. You can learn more about the Crisologo political family and find well-preserved memorabilia and furniture. Just a few steps away is Calle Crisologo, a cobble-stoned street lined with grand Spanish houses. It’s a good place to ride a horse-drawn carriage, locally known as the kalesa.
St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral is the second to the last spot to visit. This Earthquake Baroque-style church was built during the 18th century. The final location for the day is Baluarte. This zoological park features a permanent safari exhibit plus big, rare cats like Bengal Tigers. Friendly animals like ostriches and deers roam freely around the spacious Baluarte.
The first stop in your Sagada Tour is Sugong Cave. This cave has an underground river, the water comes from Bokong Falls, which then goes to irrigate the rice fields of
Kapay-aw. Next, you’ll be going to the appropriately named Echo Valley. This trek will lead you to the famed hanging coffins of the Mountain Province. Coffins are hung at the side of the mountain as part of traditional burial practice.
With more than 60 caves in Sagada, you will get to go spelunking at the largest one, Sumaguing Cave. It has natural pools and streams and also ancient stalactites and stalagmites. Expect to get a little wet during your cave exploration.
You’ll be able to learn more about the culture and traditions of the Mountain Province at the last stop. Bontoc Tribal Museum features artifacts and art from the indigenous tribes of the province. After a long day, your van will take you to your hotel in Sagada.
The first attraction option you can visit is Batad Banaue Viewpoint. Be prepared for a 30-minute hike to reach the view deck. You’ll get to see rice paddies on a mountain face resembling a staircase. More than aesthetically pleasing, Batad rice terraces is actually using a smart farming system that is centuries old.
If you want something a little more exciting, you can skip the hike to Batad Banaue Viewpoint and trade it for a trek to Tappiya Waterfall. This physically-demanding journey will reward you with a cool and serene waterfall and pool.
If you aren’t up for natural sites like Batad or Tappiya Waterfalls, you can pay a visit to Banga-an Village instead. Learn more about the Ifugao tribe, their culture, and livelihood, at the village. You can also get to see traditional Ifugao houses and even shop for souvenirs made by the locals.
After your trip to one of the 3 mentioned attractions, you’ll go to Banaue Museum. This 2-story building houses old artifacts, some of which belong to the Father of Philippine Anthropology, Henry Otley Beyer. You’ll get to see everything from spears and shields to necklaces used to determine social statuses.
Less than a kilometer away is the Surrender Site of General Yamashita. Baguio City was invaded by Japanese troops during World War II. When the war ended, General Yamashita formally surrendered at the now historic site.
Established in 1898, the Philippine Military Academy is the premier educational institution for aspiring military officers in the country. You’ll get to visit the current campus at Fort Del Pilar, which occupies 373 hectares of land. Next, you’ll go to the summer palace of the Philippine President, The Mansion. It has a presidential memorabilia museum and features an ornate ironwork main gate.
The next location you’ll visit is the popular Camp John Hay. Formerly a US military base, Camp John Hay is now a tourist destination with gardens, hotels, and historic structures. After that, you’ll be heading to Mines View Park, another well-known site in Baguio. Its main draw is its observation deck which overlooks the Itogon mining town and its abandoned copper and gold mines.
The next two spots are a great place to relax. First is Wright Park where you can enjoy the scenery of pine trees or horse-back riding. Next is Centennial Park where you can explore lush gardens and even view its art gallery. The last stop for the Baguio tour is Good Shepherd Convent. This convent has a store that sells some of the best local treats in the city. Don’t miss out on their best-selling ube or purple yam.
The next destination is another site filled with flowers. Northern Blossom is a flower farm set on rolling fields. It has everything from gorgeous roses to vibrant sunflowers. Northern Blossom’s excellent views of the surrounding mountains are a great bonus too.
The following attraction will take you to new heights, 2nd Highest Point. You’ll be visiting a highway with the second-highest altitude in the country. The 2nd Highest Point is located along the Halsema Highway, which connects Benguet with the Mountain Province.
The Spanish Trail is the last location on the itinerary. This man-made trail was built during the Spanish period, goes through cave-like tunnels, and is approximately 3km long. It offers views of the Halsema Highway and the Cordillera Mountains. After the tour, your van will take you back to your hotel in Baguio.
Mt. Pinatubo is in the provinces of Zambales, Pampanga, and Tarlac, however, the base camp is at the latter. The adventure starts at Barangay Sta. Juliana where you need to switch from your van to a 4x4 vehicle. Due to the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, the terrain of the area is rocky, craggy, and filled with lahar.
Make sure to wear the proper gear to go hiking at Mt. Pinatubo. Your 4x4 ride can only take you across Crow Valley but the ascent to the view deck will be all you. The trek is easy enough and can be done by beginners. At the very end of the trail, you’ll be rewarded with an amazing view of Mt. Pinatubo’s crater lake.
After an enjoyable day at Mt. Pinatubo, you’ll ride a 4x4 jeep back to the base camp. Your van will then take you to your Manila hotel around the Baywalk area.
This tour day is dedicated to Cambuhat, a quiet location in the town of Buenavista. To reach Cambuhat Village, you need to go on a short paddle boat ride from Daet Bridge. You’ll go through the mangrove- and nipa-lined Cambuhat River. At Cambuhat Village, you will learn everything from the livelihood of the locals to their culture and tradition.
One of the main sources of livelihood for the village is the Cambuhat Oyster Farm. Find out how oysters are harvested at this eco-friendly site. You can even sample the fresh oysters. The locals will also perform a traditional dance, known as the Buri dance. Plus, you can see how the locals create woven products with their looms.
After your tour of Cambuhat on the island province of Bohol, you will be taken back to your hotel on Panglao island.
The island of Pamilacan is in the middle of the Bohol Sea. Its area is only 1.75sq.km and has a population of fewer than 2,000 people. Be sure to keep your eyes open during the boat trip, you might be able to spot dolphins along the way. There are also reported sightings of manta rays, sharks, and even whales.
On Pamilacan Island, you can expect to be greeted with white sand beaches and clear waters. Feel free to go swimming or simply relaxing on the shore. You can also go snorkeling as there is a high concentration of corals in the area. Spot colorful schools of fish, sea turtles, and more.
You may learn more about the locals living on the island whose livelihoods rely on tourism and fishing. Pamilacan village is small and only has a few houses and a church. Be acquainted with the simple life at Pamilacan Island. After returning to the mainland, your van will take you back to your hotel in Panglao.
Next, you’ll be going on the Loboc River Cruise. Hop onboard a floating restaurant as it slowly moves through Loboc River. You’ll be treated to beautiful views and even to cultural presentations. After that, you’ll visit Baclayon Church, a National Cultural Treasure. It was heavily damaged during a major earthquake in 2013 but this Neoclassical Church has since been restored.
The next destination is the Butterfly Conservatory. This sanctuary is home to dozens of butterfly species. Be delighted with colorful flowers blooming in the garden that attracts the butterflies. The following attraction is Bilar Forest. It is set apart from other natural sites as it is man-made. It was planted with mahogany trees during the mid-20th century.
The final stop for the day is one of the most popular attractions in Bohol and in the country. Over 1,000 hills comprise the famed Chocolate Hills, the highest of which is 120m. During the summer, the hills turn from green to brown, making this geological formation look like chocolate mounds.
The City of Dumaguete is best known for its educational institution established in 1901, Silliman University. At this first stop, you can explore the campus and its historical structures and museums. Next, you’ll be going to the scenic Rizal Boulevard. This seafront promenade is named after National Hero Jose Rizal, who was said to have frequented the boulevard when he was in Dumaguete.
St. Catherine De Alexandria was built in 1776 and is the oldest stone church on Negros Island. You can view the impressive European architectural style of the Cathedral and its stained glass windows during your visit. Right outside the church is Dumaguete Campanario, an 18th-century coral-stone tower.
Just a short walk away is the Dumaguete Public Market. This busy shopping site has everything from fresh seafood and fruits to local delicacies and handmade items. You’ll then pay a visit to the Provincial Capitol and Freedom Park, which is the site for most of the city’s festivals and events.
The next 2 destinations are good places to purchase souvenirs. First is Claytown Pottery in Barangay Daro. It is lined with clay shops where you can find handcrafted works made by locals. Next is Sidlakang Negros Village, a tourism center showcasing Dumaguete handicrafts, arts, and more.
You might have worked up an appetite from shopping, luckily the next stop is Lab-as Seafood. This restaurant has been around since the ‘80s and is known for its fresh seafood dishes and other local delicacies, like the Dumaguete express.
After visiting city attractions, it’s time to head out of Dumaguete. Valencia Forest Camp is a mountain resort 11.5km from the city proper. It sits on 2.5 hectares of lush land that has cold spring pools, a climbing wall, a zipline, and a hanging bridge. Also in the same town of Valencia is the Cata-al War Museum, where you can find World War II artifacts.
The neighboring town of Bacong is where you will see San Agustin de Hippo Church. This quaint church houses the oldest pipe organ in the country. Finally, you will visit Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage Center in Bacong, a shopping site for novelty and souvenir items.
Sea lovers will enjoy the trip to Apo Island, which has a marine sanctuary. You can go snorkeling and find colorful schools of fish. Apo Island has around 400 species of corals and is known to be inhabited by species like tuna, manta rays, and hammerheads.
One of the tourist-favorite spots on the island is Turtle Point. You can have the chance to spot or even swim with sea turtles. If you aren’t up for swimming, the beaches on Apo island are relatively quiet and have white and fine sand, perfect for relaxing.
If you want to enjoy a panoramic view of the sea, a trekking opportunity is available. Habagat Eco Trail is a 600-meter trail at the southern end of Apo Island. There you can appreciate the blue waters and amazing rock formations of the area. After your Apo Island tour, you will be taken back to your Dumaguete hotel.
After Kawasan Falls, you will be visiting the coastal town of Moalboal. This town is known for its excellent coral ecosystem, making it popular among divers. It is also the jump-off point for island hopping. You’ll be able to visit Pescador Island, a marine park where you can spot exotic fish as well as soft and hard corals.
The next destination is Turtle Island where you can get the chance to see and swim with sea turtles. Finally, you will go to Panagsama Beach where the Sardine Run happens. This natural phenomenon is truly a unique occurrence, you will see millions of sardines. There’s so many of them, it’s as if they can form a wall.
After a day of exploring natural sites in Cebu, you will be taken to your hotel in the town of Argao via a van.
The next destination is Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino. It is the Philippines’ oldest Roman Catholic church, established during the 16th century. Right outside the church is another significant religious and historical site, Magellan’s Cross. Housed in a small chapel, this cross was planted by explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521.
The Heritage of Cebu Monument at Parian Park is next on the itinerary. This grand artwork is made of steel, brass, bronze, and concrete. It depicts important historical events that happened in Cebu, such as the Battle of Mactan. Just a few steps away is the Yap - San Diego Ancestral House, Cebu’s oldest house. This 17th-century residence is now a museum that features antiques, art, and handcrafted furniture.
The next stop is the Temple of Leah. This elaborate temple was built in 2012 dedicated to the wife of a Cebuano. Sirao Flower Farm is the last attraction you will visit for the day. This farm is also known as the Little Amsterdam of Cebu, thanks to its gorgeous blooms. After that, your van will take you to your accommodation in Mandaue City.
Once you have arrived at Palawan, you will be going on an island-hopping tour at the popular Honda Bay. This tourist attraction is close to Puerto Princesa City. You will be visiting some of the most famous islands of Honda Bay via boat.
The first stop at Honda Bay is Star Fish Island. As its name implies, you can expect to find various starfishes on this sandbar. You can go snorkeling at Star Fish Island and also chance upon some pufferfish and yellowtail snappers.
Next is the shell-shaped Cowrie Island, the largest island in Honda Bay. It is a good place for swimming as a designated area is netted off to keep jellyfish at bay. It also has picnic and dining facilities.
The final stop is Luli Island, a sandbar that appears and submerges completely, depending on the tide. After returning to shore, your van will take you to your hotel in Sabang. The town is around 60km from Honda Bay.
A boat will then bring you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. This protected area features spectacular cave formations and limestone cliffs. It is also home to a number of fauna and flora, including bats.
After a tour of the Underground River, you will go to Puerto Princesa City. The first stop is Baker’s Hill, a good place to sample local pastries. You can purchase gifts to take back home from sweet crinkles to savory hopia. The next stop is Plaza Cuartel, a restored historical garrison, which was used during World War II.
The following destination will have you face to face with crocodiles. Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, also known as Crocodile Farm, is home to different crocodile species. It’s a breeding facility as well as a research center.
The next attractions on the itinerary will offer views of relaxing sceneries. Mitra’s Ranch is a hilltop park that has a panoramic view of Puerto Princesa City. At Puerto Princesa Baywalk, you can catch a glimpse of the serene waters and the port. After your city tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Sabang.
The first stop on your Port Barton island hopping tour is the 12-hectare Inaladelan. This island is a camping paradise that offers sports facilities like kayaking and beach volleyball. Some visitors may even witness turtle hatching season, which occurs every January.
The next stop is Luli Sandbar, its name is derived from its characteristic of emerging from and sinking into the water. It’s a good spot for sunsets and finding starfishes.
It’s time to break out your snorkels for the next 2 destinations on your Port Barton Island hopping tour. You’ll get to go to the Turtle Snorkeling site and get the chance to see some sea turtles. Then you will also venture into a fish and coral snorkeling site. Be amazed at the colorful creatures of the sea.
After a day of fun under the sun, it’s time to head to the northern area of Palawan. Your van will bring you to your hotel in El Nido at Lio.
The first location on the itinerary is the Big Lagoon. You’ll be entering a narrow waterway with limestone cliffs that opens up to stunning blue waters. On Miniloc Island, you will find dramatic backdrops for your vacation photos. This striking island has white sand beaches, limestone mountains, and lush forests.
One of the hidden attractions on Miniloc Island is the Secret Lagoon. This not-so-secret lagoon will take a bit of effort to reach. Boats cannot go through the Secret Lagoon’s entrance as it is just a small hole big enough for people.
The next stop is Seven Commandos Beach, which is actually on the mainland. It can, however, only be accessed by boats as it is surrounded by mountains. This beach has clear waters, perfect for swimming and wading. It also has white sands where you can simply relax.
The final stop on tour is Shimizu Island. With exceptional corals and marine life, this island is one of the top snorkeling spots on Bacuit Bay. It also has a beach with soft, powdery sands, an ideal stopover for picnics.
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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 traveling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with their 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.
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