Philippines Shore Excursions

Philippines Shore Excursions

Visit top destinations and tourist spots near ports of call in the Philippines with these shore excursions. Book these guided tours for a hassle-free vacation during your cruise stop in the Philippines.
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Frequently asked questions

What are shore excursions in the Philippines?

Shore excursions in the Philippines are Philippine guided tours or activities that passengers can take part in while their cruise ship is docked at a particular cruise port in the Philippines. These activities and things to do in the Philippines are designed to provide passengers with a chance to explore the local culture, history, and attractions at each destination.

How do I book shore excursions in the Philippines?

You can book shore excursions through reputable tour operators such as Guide to the Philippines or cruise line-provided excursions. Many options are available online, offering a range of ports of call tours in the Philippines. Check for options that suit your interests and cruise schedule.

What types of shore excursions are available in the Philippines?

Shore excursions in the Philippines can include cultural tours, historical tours, beach and island hopping tours, water sports activities, nature tours, hiking tours, and more. The specific options depend on the port of call.

What are the main cruise ports of call in the Philippines?

The Philippines boasts several cruise ports catering to international travelers. Some key ports include Manila Cruise Port in Manila, Puerto Princesa Cruise Port in Puerto Princesa, Caticlan Jetty Port for Boracay, Currimao Port in Ilocos Norte (where Laoag is located), and Salomague Port in Ilocos Sur (where Vigan is located).

What types of activities are available near Manila Cruise Port?

There are a lot of things to do in Manila near Manila Cruise Port. You can explore historic sites like Manila Cathedral and Intramuros, go on a Binondo food trip (Chinatown) for a great food trip in the Philippines, or visit museums in Manila. You can also visit hotels in Manila for a short time by booking a resort day pass, like an Okada day tour. Various Manila city tours cater to different interests, from cultural activities to spa packages.

Aside from a Binondo food crawl and other activities in the city, if you have more time to do shore excursions as a group, you can explore nearby destinations in Manila. You can join Mount Pinatubo tours, enjoy an Inararo ecotour to Tutulari Avatar Gorge, and more activities. You can book a tour or book a car rental with driver in Manila Philippines.

What historical sites can I visit in Intramuros?

There are a lot of places to visit in Intramuros, such as Fort Santiago, Plaza Moriones, Rajah Sulayman Theater, Palacio Del Governador General, Ayuntamiento de Manila, Manila Cathedral, and Casa Manila. These Manila shore excursions showcase the rich history of the Philippines. You can explore them by joining a walking tour or on an Intramuros bamboo bike tour.

What are the recommended activities near Puerto Princesa Cruise Port?

There are Puerto Princesa shore excursions available. Near Puerto Princesa Cruise Port, you can try some of the top things to do in Puerto Princesa, such as visiting the world-famous Underground River on a Puerto Princesa Underground River tour, going on a Honda Bay island hopping tour, or enjoying a Puerto Princesa city tour that includes the Palawan Wildlife Rescue Center, Mitra Ranch, and Baker's Hill.

How can I explore Boracay through shore excursions?

Caticlan Jetty Port serves as the gateway for some of the top things to do in Boracay. Popular Boracay tours for Boracay shore excursions include Boracay island hopping tours, various watersports like snorkeling and parasailing, resort day passes such as Crimson Boracay day pass and Movenpick Boracay day pass, a land tour to beaches and mangroves, and more.

For longer stops, there are also Boracay island hopping packages with stays at top Boracay resorts you can try.

What can I experience near Currimao Port in Ilocos Norte?

Currimao Port allows passengers access to some of the best things to do in Ilocos, specifically in Ilocos Norte. Tours include visits to the top tourist spots in Laoag, the sand dunes for 4x4 adventures, and the stunning Paoay Church.

What attractions await near Salomague Port in Ilocos Sur?

Salomague Port connects to Vigan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Philippines. Ilocos shore excursions in Ilocos Sur include visits to top Vigan tourist spots, such as a heritage tour with a kalesa ride along Calle Crisologo, visits to Syquia Mansion and Baluarte Zoo, pottery making at Pagburnayan, and exploration of St. Paul Cathedral and Vigan National Museum. These Ilocos tours showcase the rich cultural heritage of Vigan.

Can I book tours in advance for my cruise stop in the Philippines?

Yes, it's recommended to book your shore excursions in advance to secure your spot, especially for popular tours. Many tour operators and online platforms, such as Guide to the Philippines, offer convenient booking options, allowing you to plan and customize your itinerary before arriving in the Philippines.

How do I get from the cruise port to the tour locations in the Philippines?

Transportation is often included in the shore excursion packages. Whether it's a guided tour or a self-guided exploration, transfers from the cruise port to tour locations are typically arranged, making sure you’ll have a seamless and enjoyable experience.

Are shore excursions included in the cruise fare?

Generally, shore excursions are not included in the basic cruise fare. They are optional, and passengers usually need to book separately for the tours. For a hassle-free shared or private shore excursion, make sure to book through a reputable travel agency such as Guide to the Philippines.

Are shore excursions suitable for all ages and fitness levels?

Yes, shore excursions have different levels of physical activity. Some are suitable for all ages and fitness levels, while others may require more mobility. Check the excursion details to choose one that matches your preferences and capabilities.

Can I explore the port on my own without booking a shore excursion?

Yes, passengers are generally free to explore ports on their own if they prefer not to participate in a shore excursion. For a fuss-free experience, you can rent a car in the Philippines.

However, it's important to be aware of the ship's departure time and plan accordingly to ensure you return on time.
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