03 May 2023

Trip - The Philippines... ! - Philippines

  • The Philippines is an archipelago found in Southeast Asia comprised of more than 7,000 islands dotting the Pacific Ocean.

    This country is gifted with stretches of pristine white sand beaches surrounded by crystal clear waters. In fact, several Philippine islands and beaches, have been consistently named as the best in the world by major travel publications.

    The Philippines is also home to world-renowned natural wonders like an underground river, rice terraces, incredible diving spots rich in biodiversity, colorful public transportation in the Philippines, unique cuisine and vibrant festivals.

    Aside from the Philippines' picturesque spots, the Filipinos' warmth and hospitality is a reason itself for you to visit the country.

    Join us for this wonderful trip to discover this archipelago and its secret beaches and mountains!

    Day 01 – May 04 - Beirut - Cebu:
    - Arrive to Cebu in the afternoon
    - Meet and greet at the airport
    - Transfer at the Hotel in Cebu to rest.
    - Free time in the evening.
    - Overnight at Cebu Hotel

    Day 02 – May 05 - Cebu (Mt. Manunggal):
    -Packed Breakfast at hotel.

    Dubbed as the “Little Baguio of Cebu”, Mt. Manunngal in Balamban, Cebu offers visitors more than just a typical mountain hiking experience. Here, you can enjoy attractions like Mt. Manunggal Eco-Adventure, which is akin to Baguio’s Treetop Adventure.

    Though the hike up the summit poses its challenges, hikers will also be greeted by lush foliage and colorful wildflowers that’ll spruce up the experience. The trail also passes through pine groves reminiscent of Baguio, and ragged limestone rocks. This is a one-of-a-kind experience that deserves a spot on your outdoor bucket list!

    Packed lunch. After tour, running tour of Cebu.

    Rediscover Cebu City, the oldest city in the Philippines and sample its rich culture reminiscent of Spanish and Chinese influence. Drive through the scenic Beverly Hills, where the impressive Taoist Temple lords over the whole mountain side, then visit Fort San Pedro, the smallest and oldest tri-bastion fort in the country.

    -Overnight at Cebu Hotel.

    Day 03 – May 06 - Cebu – Moalboal - Cebu
    -Breakfast at hotel
    -Depart for a fun filled day at Moalboal Sardine Run with Kawasan Canyoneering and lunch.

    Trek to Kawasan Falls. Take in the thrill! Climb to the waterfall’s second level, plunge into its cool waters or balance yourself in a bamboo raft under gushing waters.

    Have your picnic lunch under the trees and have time to relax amidst nature’s bounty. Moalboal is well known for its amazing marine life and pristine white sand beaches. One of the town’s main attractions is Pescador Island, which is considered a world-class dive site due to protected corals and marine species.

    At Pescador Island, snorkel among spectacular coral reef and grab the chance to meet sea turtles. Experience the sardines run, where you'll swim with a huge school of fish. Marvel at the sight of these shiny and tiny creatures swimming in perfect unison.

    -Overnight at Cebu Hotel.

    Day 04 – May 07 - Cebu – Bohol – Cebu:
    -Breakfast at hotel.
    -Proceed for Bohol Day Tour with lunch.

    After breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel for a two hour ferry ride to Bohol. The tour begins with a visit to the historic Blood Compact Shrine, a historical landmark commemorating the treaty of friendship between the conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna.

    The next stop is the centuries-old Baclayon Church and museum which was partly damaged during the earthquake of 2013. After, there is a visit to the Tarsier Conservation Center to see the unique tarsier, one of the smallest mammals on the planet.

    En route to the Chocolate Hills, you drive through the lush Mahogany Man-Made Forest and the green farmland in Bilar and Batuan. View the 1,776 awesome cone-shaped hills known as the Chocolate Hills.

    Drive back to Loboc for a 50-minute river cruise along the nipa-lined river on board a native catamaran. A sumptuous barbecue lunch is served on board.

    The river cruise will surely relax both your body and mind as you view nature’s beauty of rolling hills, graceful coconut trees, and green nipa palms lining the riverbanks. The tour then brings you back to Tagbilaran, after a brief stop to see the backyard industries in Loay (nipa weaving and knife making).

    -Overnight at Cebu Hotel.

    Day 05 – May 08 - Cebu – Puerto Princessa:
    -Breakfast at hotel
    -Check-out after breakfast and transfer to Cebu airport, for an hour and 25 minutes flight to reach Puerto Princesa.
    -Arrive to Puerto Princesa in the afternoon. Meet and greet at the airport.
    -Check-in at the hotel and free time.
    -Overnight at Puerto Princesa City Hotel.

    Day 06 – May 09 - Puerto Princessa - Sabang:
    -Breakfast at hotel and check out.
    -Proceed to Underground River Tour with lunch.

    One of the world’s longest underground rivers, the St. Paul’s Underground River is located within what has been designated Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park which is about 81 kilometers from Puerto Princesa City or approximately 3 hours by land passing through the picturesque countryside and the town of Sabang.

    From there, it is a 20-minute outrigger boat ride to the park. The boat travels three kilometers into the cave and one is treated to a spectacular display of rock formations and cathedral-like chambers which Mother Nature has sculpted for millions of years. The river has also been recently declared as a World Heritage Site. Visitors are asked to bring swimming attire.

    -Overnight stay in Sabang, Puerto Princessa.

    Day 07 – May 10 - Sabang – El Nido:
    -Breakfast at hotel and Check-out.
    -Land transfer to El Nido (5-6 hours land drive).
    -Transfer to hotel for check-in.
    -Afternoon is at leisure, you can walk on the Lio beach.
    -Overnight stay in El Nido Hotel.

    Day 08 – May 11 - El Nido – Miniloc Island:
    -Breakfast at hotel.
    -Proceed El Nido Island Hopping Tour A with lunch.

    This tour takes you to three of the most beautiful lagoons located around Miniloc Island: Small Lagoon and Secret Lagoon. Swim and snorkel and enjoy the breathtaking views these three lagoons offer. Tour A also takes you to Shimizu Island where a white sand beach awaits eager sunbathers. Shimizu is also where you will stop for lunch and spend most of your time.

    Next stop will be 7 Commando Beach. This beach prides itself with its white sand beach. A little bar that will serve you refreshing tropical fruit juices as well as alcoholic drinks. Snorkeling is highly recommended as encounters with sea turtles are quite often.

    -Overnight stay in El Nido Hotel.

    Day 09 – May 12 - El Nido – Matinloc Shrine:
    -Breakfast at hotel.
    -Proceed El Nido Island Hopping Tour C with lunch.

    Tour C’s first stop is at the Bacuit archipelago. Some people say it looks like a helicopter, some a camel, a dolphin and even a dinosaur! Find out for yourself and let us know what you think.

    Next stop is Matinloc Shrine. Walk around this abandoned convent and school and even climb a rock formation if you’re adventurous!

    After lunch, you will be brought to three spectacular beaches: Secret Beach, Star Beach and Hidden Beach. I will refrain from giving out descriptions for these three beaches and leave something to your imagination.

    -Overnight stay in El Nido Hotel.

    Day 10 – May 13 - El Nido – Manila:
    -Breakfast at hotel and Free at leisure until check-out.
    -Transfer to airport: Depart El Nido to Manila via air
    -Arrive Manila in the afternoon.
    -Free time.
    -Overnight stay in Manila Hotel.

    Day 11 – May 14 - Manila – Beirut:
    -Breakfast at hotel.
    -Proceed for Manila City Tour with lunch.

    Tour begins with a visit to the Rizal Park where the Philippines' national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, was executed by Spain in December of 1896.

    The tour then proceeds to the walled city of Intramuros which was built by the Spanish colonizers during the 16th century.

    The first stop is at the historic Fort Santiago, a fortress built by the conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and became the seat of military power during the Spanish, American, and Japanese colonial periods.

    The second stop is at the San Agustin Church which was completed in 1607 by the Augustinians. San Agustin has the distinction of being the oldest standing church in the Philippines. There is also a museum that exhibits artifacts from the bygone Spanish era.

    The tour then crosses the street to the Casa Manila, once a colonial villa during the Spanish period, and is now a museum.

    There is also an optional stop at Bahay Tsinoy, a museum that is dedicated to highlighting the contributions and influence of the Chinese to Philippine culture.

    -Check out and lunch.
    -Shopping time in the afternoon.
    -Transfer in the evening to Manila Airport and Departure to Beirut.

    -Cebu Stay: COSTABELLA BOUTIQUE RESORT – 4* Hotel (Or similar) – 4 Nights
    -Puerto Princessa Stayl: PRINCESA GARDEN ISLAND RESORT – 4* Hotel (Or similar) – 1 Night
    -Sabang Stay: DALUYON BEACH RESORT – 4* Hotel (Or similar) – 1 Night
    -El Nido Stay: HUNI LIO – 4* Hotel (Or similar) – 3 Nights
    -Manila Stay: CITY GARDEN GRAND MAKATI – 5* Hotel (Or similar) – 1 Night

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    WHERE: Philippines

    WHEN: May 03 till May 15.

    WHAT TO GET: Overnight essentials, change of clothes, towel and swimsuit, sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, jacket, comfortable shoes such as hiking shoes…..and PASSPORT.

    MEETING PLACE: Wednesday, May 03 at 05:00pm, Beirut International Airport.

    PRICE: $ 3970 per person (Check above for the inclusions)
    - If you confirm registration and pay before March 03, you will get a discount and the price will become $3870.

    - 4 Nights Room Accommodation with breakfast in Costabella Cebu, or similar.
    - Overnight Room Accommodation with breakfast in Princesa Garden Puerto Princesa, or similar.
    - Overnight Room Accommodation with breakfast in Daluyon Beach Resort, Puerto Princesa, or similar.
    - 3 Nights Room Accommodation with breakfast in Huni Lio El Nido, or similar.
    - Overnight Room Accommodation with breakfast in City Garden Grand Makati, or similar.
    - Roundtrip airport transfer.
    - Domestic Airfare (2 internal flights).
    - All transfers and city tours by bus.
    - English speaking guide from arrival till departure.
    - Meals as stated in the itinerary.
    - Boat and Ferry rides.
    - Tours and activities (Hiking…) as stated in the itinerary.
    - Entrances to museums and other sites as stated in the itinerary.
    - Government taxes and service charge.

    - Personal Expenses.
    - TIPS for Guide and Driver.
    - Insurance.
    - Visa expenses.

    • Last day for registration is March 20.
    • An extra 980 $ will be charged if you want a single room all to yourself.
    • The passport must be valid for at least 6 months.

    • If you cancel your reservation before March 20, 70% of the amount will be refunded.
    • If you cancel your reservation before April 10, 50% of the amount will be refunded.
    • Cancelation after April 10 will not be refunded.

    Upon registration, the following must be provided:
    1- The full amount of the trip.
    2- A copy of your passport.
    For reservation, call us on 03-917190 or 79-115001.

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