Philippines Island Hopping

- A Secret Retreats journey -
13 Days/12 Nights
from 3,700 USD /person

 

ITINERARY BOOK
 


This journey has been personally designed by Dennis, who lives in Manila and is a passionate solo traveller who has travelled extensively to different parts of the Philippines. Dennis's travel style reflects his deep appreciation for connecting with locals and learning from their unique perspectives. Whether it's engaging in conversations with fellow travelers, immersing himself in the local cuisine, or exploring the historical and artistic gems of a place, he cherishes the interactions that add depth and authenticity to his journeys.

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Highlights of the Journey:

  • Traditional Banka boat trip in Boracay
  • Secret Lagoon at El Nido
  • Oslob Whale Shark

Island hopping in the Philippines is probably the best way to explore the country's stunning natural beauty. With over 7,000 islands, the Philippines offers endless opportunities for island hopping adventures. Each island has its own unique attractions, from pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters to lush jungles and vibrant coral reefs.
In this itinerary, we start from the capital city Manila located on the south of Luzon Island, followed by Boracay island renowned for its powdery white sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and vibrant nightlife. We continue to, Palawan known as the "Last Frontier," to explore hidden lagoons and breathtaking limestone cliffs. The last island in this program is the charming island of Panglao in the province of Bohol, famous for vibrant marine life and relaxed atmosphere.


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Your Journey Day by Day

13 Days/12 Nights from 3,700 USD /person

based on 2 people sharing the same room

 

 
Day 1 : Manila Airport – Intramuros (-/-/-)
Upon arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, our staff will be waiting to welcome and transfer you to your hotel The Henry Hotel, a rare hidden gem amid the bustling metropolis to allow you to relax away from the busy urban life. Manila is a modern metropolis with Filipino heritage and Spanish, Chinese and American cultures creating a unique atmosphere. Spread throughout the city there are many temples and places of worship of different religions. Baroque colonial churches, Buddhist and Taoist temples and the beautiful Golden Mosque are an example of the city’s multi-cultural heritage. During your short stay in Manila, our guide will show you in half day some parts of the history of Intramuros, the walled city of Manila - storytelling format that talks about the important events that shaped the Philippines. This is a history-and-culture-anchored tour that involves part walking, horse-back riding (if more than 4 guests only) and museum visits. 400 years of history in less than 4 hours.
HOTEL: The Henry Hotel (Classic room)
Day 2 : Manila - Boracay (B/-/-)
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for a domestic 1h15mn flight to Boracay Gondofredo Airport, located at the tip of nearest Island. Transfer by boat t your hotel on Boracay and check in for 4 nights. No arrangement for meals.
HOTEL: Asya Premier Suites (Premier Suite)
Day 3-5 : Boracay (B/-/-)
Boracay is a small island in the Western Visayas region; it is also famous for being one of the world's top destinations for relaxation. The Main tourist attractions being:
- White Beach, Puka Beach, Baling Hai Beach, Bulabog Beach where you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and dining in a relaxed, peaceful environment.
- The Bat Cave, on the western-end of the island and down several dirt roads.
During your stay on the Island, one day we will pick you at Asya Premier Suites and transfer you to a traditional Banka boat to explore the Boracay's best snorkeling spots and the best island beaches. Stroll on the beach, swim in the blue waters or just relax with on the beach. Coconut palm–lined beach with coral and shell sand, snorkeling, sunbathing is the only program of that day.
Lunch will be served in a BBQ style.
HOTEL: Asya Premier Suites (Premier Suite)
Day 6 : Boracay - El Nido (B/-/-)
After a last breakfast and morning in Boracay, we will transfer you back to the airport for an early afternoon flight to Palawan (El Nido). 1h10mn later you will land at El Nido and transferred to Cauayan Island Resort, your home for 3 nights.
Settle down and enjoy the resort: pamper yourself at the spa or relax on the beach.
HOTEL: Cauayan Island Resort (Beach View Villa)
Day 7-8 : El Nido (B/-/-)
During your stay at El Nido, we will organize a private speed boat charter to Helicopter island, Hidden beach, Secret beach, Matinloc shrine, Talisay beach A discovery in style of El Nido Archipelago. There is no better way to enjoy the islands of El Nido!
HOTEL: Cauayan Island Resort (Beach View Villa)
Day 9 : El Nido - Panglao (B/-/-)
Morning flight from El Nido to Bohol Panglao Airport (1h40mn flight) Panglao is an island in the north Bohol Sea, located in the Central Visayas and one of the main tourist destinations on the Philippines. Alona Beach is the most popular spot on the island, for its white sand and clear water. The diving around the island is one of the best of the Philippines. Transfer from airport to Amarela Resort, located on the beach. Settle down and enjoy the resort.
HOTEL: Amarela Resort (Deluxe Queen)
Day 10-12 : Panglao (B/-/-)
During you stay in Panglao, we will arrange 2 day trips:
- a day to see Oslob Whale Shark and Sumilon Early departure at 4:00am, for a three hour drive to the town of Oslob. We get to Tan-awan for a whale shark encounter and to explore the marine life. If you like you have a chance to swim with the gentle giants (30mn) and to enjoy the beautiful sandbar. Continue for a lunch on Sumilon Island with breathtaking island views and tranquil seas.
- a day tour to Chocolate Hills and Tarsier Encounter
Departure at 8:30am and embark on a nature trip. From a distance, the hills look like huge candy drops that someone would have placed here and there to lure the eyes and tempt the lips. They change in color with the season but the name is more justified during the summer when the hill grass finally turns into deep brown. Climb 213 steps up to view one of the country's geological phenomena, the Chocolate Hills. Meet also Tarsiers - miniature creatures with owl-like eyes, big ears, long thin tail, kinky and wooly fur, short front legs and ling hind legs endemic to the province.
HOTEL: Amarela Resort (Deluxe Queen)
Day 13 : Panglao - Manila (B/-/-)
Free time until transfer to Panglao airport for your flight back to Manila (or next destination).

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End of our services.

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary



The Henry Hotel

Asya Premier Suites


Cauayan Island Resort

Amarela Resort

Philippines Island Hopping

13 Days/12 Nights
from 3,700 USD /person

based on 2 people sharing the same room

 



The total price includes:
Accommodation for 12 nights
All meals where mentioned in the program.
All transfers by private, spacious, air conditioned car, with a professional driver.
All excursions and activities as detailed within the program.
All entry fees for places visited within the program.
All 4 domestic flights
Government taxes as currently in force.

The total price does no include:
International flights to and from Manila
Visa to The Philippines (if applicable)
Extra activities and meals not mentioned in the program
Beverages, personal expenses and other services not clearly mentioned
Tipping guides and drivers, which are of course not mandatory, but always appreciated, are subject to your discretion.
Travel insurance (recommended)


This journey has been designed by Vio Travel (license: 2952467)

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