8-Day Scenic Countryside, Islands & Underground River Tour to Palawan, Bohol & Apo Island
Visit the Philippines’ islands and countryside attractions and marvel at its world-famous Underground River with this 8-day vacation package. This tour will bring you from the heritage spots of Manila, the unspoiled seascape of Palawan and Apo Island, to the breathtaking scenery of Cebu. Complete with accommodations, daily breakfast, transfers, entrance fees, and the service of guides, this package is a definite must-book for first-time visitors in the Philippines.
After arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, you will kick off the tour with a visit to Intramuros. This walled district is a favorite hangout spot for locals because of its picnic-perfect spaces, old-world charm, and historical landmarks.
From Manila, you will ride a plane to Dumaguete in the Visayas region. Here, you will visit some of the city’s iconic locations, including the Silliman University. The 62-hectare campus was initially established as an elementary school for boys in 1901 but eventually acquired university status in 1938. You will also sail off the coast of Dumaguete to visit Apo Island for a snorkeling and diving experience before you board a ferry to Cebu.
This province offers many countryside activities, one of which is a visit to Kawasan Falls in Badian. After experiencing the beauty of Cebu, you will then fly to Palawan to spend the rest of your vacation. Here, you will go island-hopping off the coast of Honda Bay and cruise down the Underground River in Puerto Princesa.
Another town you will explore in Palawan is Port Barton, where you see more of the province’s thriving underwater paradise. You will then head back to Manila on Day 8.
Take an 8-day vacation to the Philippines and go from Manila, Dumaguete, Cebu, and Palawan with this inclusive tour package. Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Intramuros Tour
Day 2 - Day 2: Dumaguete City Tour
Day 3 - Day 3: Apo Island Tour
Day 4 - Day 4: Kawasan Falls & Moalboal Sardine Run Tour
Day 5 - Day 5: Puerto Princesa Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour
Day 6 - Day 6: Puerto Princesa Underground River & City Tour
Day 7 - Day 7: Port Barton Island Hopping Tour
Day 8 - Day 8: 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.
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.