3-Week Epic Philippines Itinerary Tour to Palawan, Cebu, Bohol & North Luzon Package from Manila
Make the most out of your holiday with this 21-day Philippine vacation package that will take you to Laoag, Vigan, Baguio, Panglao, Cebu City, Mactan, Moalboal, Puerto Princesa, and El Nido, some of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. Visit dozens of tourist attractions with this Philippine tour package that includes roundtrip flights from Manila, accommodations with breakfast, inter-island flights and ferries, land transportation, day tours, the services of tour guides, and entrance fees to attractions. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the journey while everything is arranged for you. You can even personalize this vacation package by booking upgrades and add-ons.
The Philippines has so much to offer, and this 3-week Philippine itinerary allows you to see the hidden wonders and popular tourist destinations around Luzon and the Visayas. You’ll get to explore notable sites like the Philippine capital, Manila, which is home to the historic walled city of Intramuros and the National Museum. Before you head to north Luzon, you have the option to visit Tagaytay City or Pagsanjan Falls, both of which are just outside the National Capital Region.
You’ll continue visiting historical sites when you go to the Ilocos Region, where you can find Malacañang of the North and the UNESCO World Heritage City that is Vigan. Your trip to the northern Philippines will end with a visit to Baguio, the summer capital of the country.
Your tour of the Philippines is incomplete without outdoor adventures, including cruising down the Loboc River, seeing the iconic Chocolate Hills, watching dolphins in Bohol, and experiencing a sardine run in Cebu.
This Philippines holiday package also includes a trip to Palawan, voted as one of the best islands in the world by both local and international travel magazines and websites. You’ll be able to go island-hopping in El Nido and tour the Puerto Princesa Underground River, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore the best of the Philippines with this epic 21-day vacation package. Check the availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in (Deluxe-Level Accommodations)
Your vacation package to the Philippines will start with your arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Your car will bring you to your hotel in Manila. After checking in into your room, feel free to rest and use the amenities and facilities of the hotel. If you still have the energy for it, you can explore the nearby attractions, including local restaurants where you can try authentic Filipino cuisine.
Day 2 - Day 2: Manila City Historical Intramuros & National Museum Half-Day Tour with Guide & Transfers
Wake up early and enjoy the free breakfast at your hotel. You will be picked up at the hotel for your Manila City historical Intramuros and National Museum day tour. On this day tour, you will visit the National Museum Complex in Manila, which is home to a huge collection of fine art and artifacts that will let you know more about the country’s history and culture.
You will also visit the San Agustin Museum in the walled city of Intramuros. The museum, which is connected to the San Agustin Church, is home to religious artworks. Right across the church is Casa Manila, which is your next stop. This replica of a Spanish colonial mansion will give you a peek at how life was for the elite during the Spanish period.
Finally, you’ll head to Museo de Intramuros, which is divided into six areas hosting different kinds of art like paintings, sculptures, and antiques.
After your tour, you will be shuttled back to your hotel so you can rest and spend the rest of the day however you wish.
Day 3 - Day 3: Free & Easy + Add-on Tour
On day 3 of this Philippine travel package, enjoy the complimentary breakfast at your hotel before proceeding with the rest of your day. You have no scheduled tours or activities for today, but you may book an add-on tour to Tagaytay or Laguna to make the most of your vacation.
If you book the Tagaytay Palace in the Sky Taal view and farms day tour, you will head to Tagaytay in Cavite and enjoy a running tour of the lush coconut, mango, and pineapple farms in the area. You will stop at a restaurant along The Ridge, where you will enjoy lunch with a stunning view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the country. Next, you’ll head to the Palace in the Sky, where you can enjoy more panoramic views of Taal Lake.
Should you choose to visit Laguna, you will enjoy a Pagsanjan Falls day tour that comes with a canoe ride and bamboo rafting. Before reaching the falls, you’ll be dropped off at the jump-off point on the banks of Pagsanjan River. From there, you will board a canoe, and with your boatman, you will head upstream to reach the cascades. The falls is around 300 feet high, and you can board a bamboo raft that will take you right to the falling water.
Day 4 - Day 4: Arrival in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte + Check-in (Deluxe-Level Accommodations)
Take advantage of the free breakfast at your hotel before checking out. A driver will pick you up from the hotel and bring you to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila for your flight to Laoag City in Ilocos Norte.
After landing at Laoag International Airport, you will be picked up by your driver and brought to your hotel in Laoag City. After checking in, you are free to explore the hotel or the nearby areas or just relax at the hotel and take advantage of the facilities and amenities.
Day 5 - Day 5: Ilocos Norte Laoag Attractions Day Tour
Fuel up for your day by feasting on the free breakfast from your hotel. You will be picked up from your hotel so you can begin your Ilocos Norte Laoag attractions day tour. You will visit St. Williams Cathedral, which is also known as Laoag Cathedral. It boasts an Italian Renaissance architectural style, which is great for travel photos. Just nearby is the Sinking Bell Tower, which is said to sink to the ground about one inch every year. Your next stop is Aurora Park, a plaza that is famous for its multi-tiered obelisk and a fountain that features a statue of Maiden Pamulinawen.
Next, you’ll head to Malacañang of the North, which used to be the holiday residence of former president Ferdinand Marcos. Your last two stops are Paoay Lake and Paoay Church, which is a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular stop on any North Luzon tour package.
Day 6 - Day 6: Arrival in Vigan + Vigan Heritage Village Tour
Wake up early for your breakfast and check out at the hotel as you need to be ready to go to Vigan. Your tour guide will pick you up for your Vigan Heritage Village Tour. Your first stop is the beautiful St. Paul’s Cathedral, which has been around since the 1800s. Next, you’ll visit the Bantay Bell Tower, a structure that has been standing since the 1590s.
You’ll also visit the Pagburnayan Pottery Making house, where you will learn how to make your own pottery items from clay. After that, you’ll head to the Padre José Burgos National Museum. This building was once the ancestral home of Padre José Burgos, one of the three martyr priests executed by the Spanish in 1872. You’ll then explore the Ilocos Museum Regional Complex and the Crisologo Museum. You will be able to see a variety of local memorabilia and collections in both museums.
In Baluarte Resort and Mini Zoo, you will enjoy a bit of sightseeing and getting close to animals before heading to your last stop, Calle Crisologo, a cobblestone street lined with Spanish-era houses.
After your tour, you will head to your hotel in Vigan so you can check in after a full day.
Day 7 - Day 7: Arrival in Baguio, Benguet + Add-on Tour
Have breakfast at your hotel in Vigan before checking out. Your private transfer will pick you up and bring you to your hotel in Baguio City. Along the way, you may enjoy lunch at any restaurant at your own expense.
You are scheduled to arrive in Baguio City after lunch, right in time for check-in at your hotel. After check-in, you are free to tour the city on your own.
You can also book an add-on Baguio top attraction day tour, which will take you to the Baguio Botanical Garden, also called Centennial Park, which, just like its name suggests, is home to gardens with lush greenery. You will also visit Wright Park, where you can take pictures of the stunning pine trees and flowers.
Your next stop is the Mansion, the official summer residence of the Philippine President. Next, you’ll head to Mines View Park, where you can see an overlooking view of abandoned gold and copper mines. Camp John Hay is your next stop. This former military base is now a recreational complex. You’ll also visit the Philippine Military Academy, where you can see tanks and other military weapons on display. Finally, you’ll end your tour with a visit to Good Shepherd, where you can buy delicious local delicacies.
Day 8 - Day 8: Baguio City Cultural Private Half-Day Tour with Transfers
To ensure you have energy throughout the day, fill up on the complimentary breakfast at the hotel. Your tour guide will pick you up in the morning for your Baguio City cultural private day tour.
During this tour, your guide will take you to tourist attractions like the Tam-awan Village, which is known for its art exhibits and traditional Ifugao houses. In the Easter Weaving Room, you’ll learn more about the local weaving industry and see weavers at work. You’ll continue learning about the local culture at Museo Kordilyera before you end your tour with a visit to Burnham Park, where you can just relax in the gardens or try the many activities like skating and cycling at your own expense.
You may take a break between those stops and have lunch at your own expense. You may ask your guide for restaurant recommendations.
After your tour, you will be brought back to your hotel in Baguio City, where you can rest up and then have dinner somewhere nearby at your own expense.
Day 9 - Day 9: Arrival in Panglao, Bohol + Check-in (Deluxe-Level Accommodations)
After enjoying the free breakfast in your hotel in Baguio City, check out and wait for your driver to pick you up. You will be brought to the airport so you can catch your flight to Bohol. Another driver will be waiting for you at the Bohol Panglao International Airport. From there, you will head to your hotel so you can check in.
Once you have settled in your room, feel free to rest up or explore the nearby attractions at your own leisure.
Day 10 - Day 10: Bohol Countryside Private Tour & Shared Loboc River Lunch Cruise
Day 11 - Day 11: Free & Easy + Add-on Tour
Today, you can explore Bohol on your own, but if you want a guided experience, you may book an add-on Hinagdanan Cave, Bohol Bee Farm, and Amarela Gallery day tour. All of these stops are located in Panglao, so exploring them on this tour should be a breeze.
First, you’ll head to Hinagdanan Cave, a picturesque cave with stunning rock formations and underground pools. You’ll also visit Amarela Resort, where you will find the Amarela Gallery. You’ll see various artworks and antiques here. Finally, you’ll head to Bohol Bee Farm, where you can try and purchase locally made fresh products, including honey.
Day 12 - Day 12: Bohol Pamilacan Island Tour & Dolphin Watching with Lunch, Snorkeling Gear & Transfers from Panglao
On the 12th day of this Philippine itinerary, you will be picked up early in the morning for your tour. You’ll board a boat and head to the open sea, where, if you’re lucky, you’ll catch the sight of dolphins swimming near the surface. You will then visit Bohol’s Pamilacan Island, where you can enjoy the white sand beach.
Make sure to pack swimwear and sunblock, as you will also enjoy snorkeling in the island’s waters to better appreciate the marine life in the area.
Before you are dropped off at your hotel, you will enjoy a complimentary local lunch with drinks
Day 13 - Day 13: Arrival in Cebu via Ferry + Cebu City Top Attractions Half-Day Private Tour with Transfers & Arrival in Moalboal + Check-in (Deluxe-Level Accommodations)
Feast on the complimentary breakfast at your hotel before checking out of your hotel in Bohol. Upon checkout, a driver will be waiting for you to bring you to the Tagbilaran Pier so you can catch your ferry to your next destination, Cebu City.
Once you arrive in Cebu City, you’ll enjoy a Cebu City top attractions half-day private tour, which will bring you to stops that are important in Catholicism in the country, Magellan’s Cross, which symbolizes the birth of the religion in the Philippines, and Basilica Minore Del Sto Niño, the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the country.
You will also stop at the Yap-Sandiego ancestral house and the Pedro Calungsod Church before going on a running tour of other notable attractions in the city.
After your tour, you will head to your hotel in Moalboal, where you can rest after a day of traveling and touring.
Day 14 - Day 14: Cebu Moalboal Island Hopping & Sardine Run Tour with Lunch & Transfers
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Moalboal for your island-hopping and sardine run tour. You’ll begin with a stop at Pescador Island. You can snorkel in its waters and get close to different kinds of marine life. You’ll also visit Turtle Point, where you may chance upon turtles in their natural habitat. Finally, you’ll experience a sardine run, where you’ll see a massive formation of sardines moving in unison.
Day 15 - Day 15: Arrival in Mactan + Add-on Tour
Checkout of your hotel in Moalboal. A driver will pick you up so you can make your way to your hotel in Mactan. After checking in, relax in your room or try the local restaurants in the area.
Before heading to Mactan, you can also join a Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching, Sumilon Sandbar, and Tumalog Falls private tour. If you go on this add-on tour, you will experience whale shark watching in Oslob, explore the stunning and shape-changing Sumilon Sandbar, and see Tumalog Falls, which is known for its unique cascades. Before you finally head to your hotel in Mactan, you’ll go on a rolling tour of other notable Cebu attractions like Baluarte, Cuartel, Boljoon Church, and the Carcar Shoe Expo.
Day 16 - Day 16: Free & Easy + Add-on
A complimentary breakfast awaits you at your hotel in Mactan. After your meal, you can explore Mactan at your own pace. You may also choose to book a Cebu Highlands Vista private tour. This tour will take you around places in Cebu which offer stunning views of its surroundings. Your first stop is the Temple of Leah, a Roman-inspired structure with plenty of photo stops. You’ll also visit the Sirao Flower Farm, where you can take pictures of pretty blooms.
Next, you’ll visit Tops Lookout, a popular observatory deck. You’ll enjoy your meal at the Top of Cebu restaurant before continuing your tour to La Vie in the Sky, where you can try delicious pastries and wine at your own expense. Your last stop is Balay sa Busay, a restaurant that adds a modern twist to classic dishes.
Day 17 - Day 17: Arrival in Puerto Princesa + Check-in (Deluxe-Level Accommodations)
You’ll have your flight to Puerto Princesa, Palawan today, so make sure to prepare for it. Enjoy your free breakfast at your hotel in Mactan, checkout, and then wait for your transfer to pick you up and bring you to the airport.
After a quick flight to Palawan, you’ll make your way to your hotel in Puerto Princesa so you can check in your room and rest. Feel free to explore the local attractions and restaurants in your own time.
Day 18 - Day 18: Palawan Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour with Lunch & Transfers & Arrival in El Nido + Check-in (Deluxe-Level Accommodations)
Your morning will be spent exploring the Puerto Princesa Underground River, so make sure to have a full breakfast at the hotel before checking out. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the port, where you will board a small boat that will take you inside the Puerto Princesa Underground River, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The whole river is around 8.2 kilometers long, but tourists may explore only around 4.3 kilometers. A guide will point out stunning cave formations and beautiful limestone cliffs, so make sure you keep your eyes open.
After your tour, you will head to El Nido via a land trip. Once you arrive at your hotel, check in and rest, or wander in the area at your own leisure.
Day 19 - Day 19: El Nido Big Lagoon Island Hopping Shared Tour A
Day 20 - Day 20: Free & Easy + Add-on Tour
Today is your last full day in this vacation package, so make the most of it by booking an add-on tour. You can choose between a Snake Island and caves island-hopping shared tour B, a Hidden Beach island-hopping shared tour C, or a Small Lagoon island-hopping shared tour D.
Tour B will bring you to Snake Island, Cudognon Cave, Cathedral Cave, and Popolcan Island, destinations that are perfect for those seeking adventure, while Tour C will take you to Hidden Beach, Matinloc Island, Secret Beach, and Helicopter Island, which all provide picturesque nature views. If you choose Tour D, you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, or kayaking in the waters of Small Lagoon, Paradise Beach, Cadlao Lagoon, and Pasandigan Beach. Take note that you may need to rent gear on-site if you don't have your own.
Should you want to just relax, you may also opt to just chill at your hotel or any of the nearby beaches in El Nido.
Day 21 - Day 21: Checkout + Arrival in Manila
It’s the last day of your multi-day tour of the Philippines, but before you board your flight to Manila, you can enjoy breakfast at the hotel and explore El Nido on your own. Just make sure to return to your hotel in El Nido in time for your checkout. Once you have successfully checked out, you will head to the Lio Airport in El Nido so you can catch your flight back to Manila.
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Tours and Itinerary - Please wear appropriate clothing based on the itinerary. Please also be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better. For any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour package, we, unfortunately, cannot offer refunds. Single use-plastics are banned in El Nido island tours, so please bring reusable water bottles or tumblers. All visitors are required also to bring their own trash back to the boats.
Other Important Notes - Bring cash as not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.
Travel Requirements - Guests are solely responsible for meeting the passport & visa conditions of the country of travel. We do not accept any responsibility if the passenger cannot travel because of any passport or visa issue, and the cancellation policy will be applicable as per the booking terms.
Government Guidelines - This tour is subject to community guidelines mandated by the Philippine Government and Local Government Units. Travel requirements and COVID restrictions might change anytime without any notice.
This package includes economy class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage via Philippine Airlines and AirSWIFT, flying you to your destinations not drivable from Manila. Below are your flight details:
Manila to Laoag
• Manila (MNL) - Laoag (LAO) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2
Manila to Bohol
• Manila (MNL) - Tagbilaran (TAG) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2
Cebu to Puerto Princesa
• Cebu (CEB) - Puerto Princesa (PPS) via Philippine Airlines | Mactan-Cebu International Airport
El Nido to Manila
• El Nido (ENI) - Manila (MNL) via AirSWIFT | El Nido Lio Airport
Seat selection can be made during online-check-in 24-48 hours prior to flight departure. Seats with corresponding additional fees are on personal account. For domestic flights, it is recommended to check-in at the airport 3 hours prior to your estimated time of departure.
Guide to the Philippines will select the best available flight to maximize your vacation in the Philippines.
This package is inclusive of accommodation during your trip in the Philippines.
Guide to the Philippines curates only the accommodation for each and every destination so you can enjoy your trip and worry less about finding a place to stay. See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners together with your rooms under each day in the daily itinerary.
Deluxe - 3-star accommodations providing average amenities with higher quality service and design. Deluxe accommodations are often located near airports, tourist and business areas, convenient for sightseeing and shopping trips. It also feature access to guest lounge, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. Deluxe accommodations provide guests with a brief, efficient but comfortable stay.
Premium - To make your trip extra special, you may also upgrade your hotel accommodation on selected destinations to a premium level. You will stay in 4-5-star accommodation which include above-average to opulent interior design and meticulously chosen furnishings. Guests may anticipate complimentary access to a variety of top-notch recreational facilities, such as an all-day dining, spa services, swimming pool and a fitness center. These accommodations are usually located strategically with high accessibility to shopping centers, tourist attractions and business districts. Please note that not all locations offer premium level accommodation.
Bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double room.
Children will be arranged in the same room with their parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur.
Guide to the Philippines will select the accommodations best suited for you 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.
Deluxe accommodation is equipped with room air-conditioning, private bathroom with shower, cabled television, average in-room amenities such as toiletries, fresh towels and coffee and tea-making facilities, comfortable bed with linens and access to Wi-Fi internet. Breakfast is included.
Rooms on the premium level feature large queen or king-sized beds, premium beddings and toiletries, private bathroom with rain shower head and a plenty of room space. Nightly turndown and full housekeeping services each day is also available to guests upon request. Breakfast is included.