Mesmerizing Philippines


The Philippines is defined by its emerald rice fields, teeming megacities, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, smouldering volcanoes, bug-eyed tarsiers, fuzzy water buffalo and smiling, happy-go-lucky people. The capital of Philippines, Manila is one of the most popular metropolitans in the world. It is the nation’s heart when it comes to culture, business, politics, education, and transportation. Manila has been through a lot – from natural disasters to constant change in political scenarios and urbanization, yet it’s grown to become a true Asian gem of a city. Cebu is the hub around which the Visayas revolve. It is the most densely populated island in the Philippines and is second only to Luzon in its strategic and economic importance to the country. This is one of the most prosperous regions in the country – the 2016 growth rate was 8.8%, considerably higher than the national average. Tourism numbers are booming, Cebu draws almost two million foreign travellers a year. Apart from its white sand beaches, Boracay is also famous for being one of the world’s top destinations for relaxation. As of 2013, it was emerging among the top destinations for tranquility and nightlife. Boracay was awarded as the 2012 Best Island in the World by the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure


Arrive Manila

Upon arrival in Manila, take your transfer from International Airport to your hotel. Check-in and overnight at the hotel.

day 1

Manila – City tour

Commence the tour from the financial district of Makati including Fort Bonifacio and the American Cemetery, then move on to the city of Manila, the country’s capital. Arrive at Rizal Park, named in honour of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. After a brief picture stop, proceed to the historic Walled City of Intramuros. Travel through the cobbled streets of San Agustin Church, the country’s oldest stone church and view its wide collection of ecclesiastical icons, vestments and other religious articles. Across it is Casa Manila, a reproduction of 19th century house equipped with Oriental and European decor, as well as Philippine antique furniture. Continue on to Fort Santiago, Manila’s main line of defense against invaders from the sea. The stone fort guards the entrance to the city from Manila Bay and the site of many tragic moments in Philippine History.

From the Fort, drive to Quiapo, Manila’s central district, often referred to as the heart of Manila with its market, pilgrimage church of the Black Nazarene and bazaars. Then proceed to the Chinese Cemetery, where the mausoleums are as big and as elaborate as houses and where fusions of Buddhist and Christian religions are very much in evidence. Return back to the hotel at the end of the tour.

day 2

Manila - Cebu

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer from your hotel to the Domestic Airport for your flight to Cebu (Domestic flight optional supplement).

Upon your arrival in Cebu, take a joint transfer to the beach resort. Rest of the day is free at leisure. 

day 3

Cebu – Bohol - Cebu

Breakfast at the hotel and explore Bohol

Bohol, located east of Cebu is an island province that is naturally beautiful and historically rich. Its capital city, Tagbilaran, has tree-lined plazas and stone buildings, including a church built by the Jesuits in the 18th century. The province has gained a reputation as a site of some of the best beaches in the country. Along its coastlines are numerous isles including Panglao, Cabilao, Mahinay and Lapinpin, which are excellent diving spots. 

Leave your resort early in the morning and take the ferry for a day trip that will introduce you to the wonders of Bohol.  First stop is the Philippine Tarsier Foundation in the town of Corella, which serves as a refuge for the smallest primate in the world, the tarsier.  Observe these rare, nocturnal creatures in their natural habitat and be amazed by their agility as they move about, leaping from one tree to the other, and swivel their heads nearly 360 degrees. Then proceed to Baclayon, make a short stop at the historical Blood Compact site, where Spain’s Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna, a native chieftain, sealed their friendship with a symbolic drink.

Just nearby, is Baclayon Church, one of the many stone churches in Bohol.  Having lost only its bell tower and portico recently to a strong earthquake, the church still maintains a museum containing a vast collection of religious art, ecclesiastical vestments, as well as librettos of church music inscribed in Latin on animal skins. Pass by Bilar – man-made forest, a thick undergrowth of towering mahogany trees grown on the fringes of the highway leading to the Chocolate Hills, the country’s geological wonder.  Stop at the drop off area to admire the view of the hills which change in color with the season. In summer, the hill grasses turn deep brown that they resemble chocolate candy drops, hence the name, ‘Chocolate Hills’. Move on to Loboc River where a cruise upstream on a floating restaurant is made more enjoyable with a delectable lunch served on board.  Return to the hotel by late afternoon. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cebu.


day 4

Cebu - Boracay

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer from your hotel to the Domestic Airport for your flight to Boracay (Caticlan) (Domestic flight optional supplement).

Arrive in Boracay. On arrival enjoy evening at Famous mall of Boracay the D’Mall, Great beachfront Mall, full of shops and places to eat with a great view. You’ll find lots of stalls for shopping, from clothing, flip flops and souvenirs. A great array of eateries along the beach, so there is something for everyone.During our stay in Boracay, we would take a daily walk through D-Mall and take a stroll along the beach and always made our way to Starbucks.Enjoy dinner at D’Mall.

day 5


Enjoy day at leisure. 

One can try Helmet Diving, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Jet skiing, Banana Boat, Fly fish, Submarine, Zorbing, Island Hopping, Parasailing on their own.

day 6

Depart Boracay - Manila

After breakfast transfer to the airport for flight going to Manila. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel or airport.


day 7