7-Day Philippines Nature Sightseeing & Island Hopping Tour to Iloilo, Guimaras & Bacolod from Manila
See some of the natural wonders and best islands in the Philippines with this 7-day vacation package to the Western Visayas. Visit the breathtaking islands of Iloilo, Guimaras, and Negros Occidental. You also have the option to book tours that will take you around the historical sites of the provinces and Manila. This vacation package is already inclusive of land, sea, and air transportation to all your destinations, a 20kg baggage allowance on all flights, six nights' stay at comfort-level accommodations, and day tours with guides.
On your first day, your driver will pick you up from the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. You'll stay one night at a comfort-level hotel in Manila, allowing you to rest before exploring the Western Visayas Region. If you are up for it, you may schedule an add-on tour of Manila's walled city, Intramuros.
On day 2, you will head to the province of Iloilo via a quick flight. You won't need to worry about transfers as you will be picked up from your hotel in Manila and brought to the airport. After the flight, you will be escorted to your comfort-level accommodations in Iloilo. During your stay, you can explore the province's Islas De Gigantes and Sicogon Island via an island-hopping tour. You may also opt for an add-on tour of Iloilo's heritage landmarks.
This vacation package comes with a complimentary tour of Guimaras. On day 4, you will be picked up from Iloilo and taken to Guimaras so you can explore some of the province's attractions, including the Smallest Plaza, the National Mango Research and Development Center, and the Guisi Lighthouse. The tour also includes island-hopping to Tatlong Pulo, Naburot Island, Aver Maria Islet, Natago Beach, and Lamurawan Beach.
The last stop on your Western Visayas itinerary is Bacolod, and here you will explore another island, nearby Lakawon Island. You may also book an add-on tour that will explore the heritage houses of Bacolod, including the ruins.
Day 7 is your last day on this vacation package, and you will fly back to Manila, officially ending your trip.
Enjoy touring some of the top natural attractions of the Western Visayas Region when you book this vacation package. Check the availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in
After arriving in Manila, wait for your driver at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Once you have settled in the vehicle, your driver will bring you to your comfort-level accommodations, where you will stay for one night. Check in, relax, and take advantage of the hotel facilities. If you still have the energy for it, you may go on an add-on walking tour of the historic walled city of Intramuros.
You have to options, the morning tour and the night tour. Both walking tours will take you to some of the most visited places in Intramuros, including Fort Santiago, a fortress built in 1571, and Casa Manila, a museum that looks like a house during the Spanish colonial era. However, note that the night tour is a bit darker and will go into detail about the atrocities during the war.
Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Iloilo + Check-in + Optional Tour
Check out of your hotel in Manila and wait for your driver to pick you up. You will head back to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport so you can catch your flight to Iloilo, which will take around an hour and 20 minutes. After landing, you will be escorted to your comfort-level hotel in Iloilo. You are free to explore the nearby areas on your own, or if you want a guided tour, you may book an add-on tour of the city's historical and heritage sites.
Should you choose to go on this tour, you will see Casa Mariquit (a 200-year-old heritage house), Jaro Cathedral (the first cathedral on Panay Island), Casa Real (the old capitol building of Iloilo), Muelle Loney (a river wharf), Molo Mansion (a museum showcasing Ilonggo art), and Molo Church (an iconic church known for its red spires).
Day 3 - Day 3: Iloilo Islas de Gigantes & Sicogon Island Hopping Private Tour with Lunch
Your first complimentary tour is scheduled for today. You will spend the day exploring Sicogon Island, Islas de Gigantes, and other natural wonders of Iloilo.
Sicogon Island, your first stop, is located on the coast of Northern Iloilo and is known for its peaceful beaches and relaxing tropical views. Islas de Gigantes is one of the most popular attractions in the Iloilo province, as it features beaches, lagoons, mangroves, and hidden coves. Among the places you'll visit in Islas de Gigantes is Antonia Beach, Lantangan Beach, Cabugao Gamay Island, Bantigue Sandbar, Tangke Salt Water Lagoon, and Pulupandan Island.
Day 4 - Day 4: Guimaras Top Attractions & Island Hopping Day Tour with Transfers from Iloilo
On day 4, wake up early as you will be picked up before 7 AM so you can make it on time at the Parola Wharf to catch your boat bound for Guimaras. You will spend your day exploring the man-made and natural attractions of this island province.
Guimaras is known for its sweet mangoes, and you will see the locals' pride in this when you visit the Mango Icon, the Mango Market, and the National Mango Research and Development Center. You will even get a chance to try the famous Mango Pizza from the local restaurant Pitstop.
The tour also comes with an island-hopping activity that will take you to Naburot Island, Tatlong Pulo, Ave Maria Islet, Lamurawan Beach, and Natago Beach.
Day 5 - Day 5: Arrival in Bacolod + Check-in + Optional Tour
Check out of your hotel in Iloilo and wait for your driver to pick you up. You will head to Bacolod City via land and sea transfers. When you arrive in Bacolod City, you will be dropped off at your comfort-level hotel so you can check in for two nights. Once you have settled in your room, feel free to explore the hotel and its neighborhood or go on an add-on tour that explores the heritage houses of Bacolod.
If you go on this optional tour, you will get to visit the Hofileña Ancestral House, Balay Negrense, and the Ruins, all of which used to be mansions during their heyday. Other stops included in this tour are the Provincial Capitol Lagoon, the Negros Museum, the Pope John Paul II Tower, the New Government Center, the San Diego Pro Cathedral, and Pasalubong Centers.
Day 6 - Day 6: Lakawon Island Resort Tour & Souvenir Shopping with Transfers from Bacolod
You will spend the last full day on this vacation package exploring an island near Bacolod, Lakawon Island. The island is located in the same province as Bacolod, Negros Occidental. From your hotel in Bacolod, you will make your way to the island via land and sea travel.
The family-owned Lakawon Island Resort is known for its banana shape and relaxing atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, banana boat riding, or playing beach volleyball. They can also visit the resort's Tawhai Floating Bar, which is one of the largest of its kind in Asia. You will also have a chance to shop at the Pasalubong Centers in Bacolod before you are dropped off at your hotel.
Day 7 - Day 7: Departure + Check-out
Before you check out of your hotel in Bacolod City, take the time to explore the nearby areas. Visit shops where you can do some last-minute shopping or drop by eateries that serve local dishes. When you are ready, head back to the hotel and check out. Your driver will pick you up and take you to the Bacolod-Silay International Airport, where you will board 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.
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 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.
Comfort - 2-3 star accommodations offer the basic necessities of a bed and bathroom and limited amenities, like a television, phone, and closet.
Deluxe - 4-star accommodations providing average amenities with higher quality service and design. It also feature access to guest lounge, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. .
Standard check-in time is 1500H PST. Standard check-out time is 1200H PST. Requests for early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and fees. Refundable incidental deposit is required upon check-in. Guest/s are required to present a valid credit card guarantee or cash deposit. Bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double, or triple room(s). Children will be arranged in the same room with their parents. If additional room(s) is needed and for special requests, 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.
Comfort level accommodations offer basic room amenities, a private bathroom (typically shower only), TV, telephones, clothes racks or small closets. Breakfast is included.
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.
This package includes economy class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage via Philippine Airlines. Below are your flight details:
Manila to Iloilo
• Manila (MNL) - Iloilo (ILO) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2
Bacolod to Manila
• Bacolod (BCD) - Manila (MNL) via Philippine Airlines | Silay International 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 includes business class seat with 15kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage via Oceanjet. Below are your flight details:
Iloilo to Bacolod
• Iloilo (ILO) to Bacolod (BCD) via Oceanjet | Iloilo City Port
• Please present a valid ID that matches the name on the ticket upon check-in.
• To check-in, pre-printed tickets must be presented together with the check-in slips.
• Passengers must check-in at least 30-minutes before time of departure.
• One trolley bag (hand carry) policy for passenger for business class accommodation. The total dimension (L+W+H) of trolley must not exceed 130cm, otherwise, it shall be checked-in together with other bag(s) or belongings. Hand-carried baggage must contain valuables and must not exceed fifteen (15) kilograms.
Guide to the Philippines will select the best available flight to maximize your vacation in the Philippines.