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Beaches, Chocolate Hills & Historical Cebu

Philippines in 13 Days, 11 Nights in Destination

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Unearth the wonders of the Philippines in this escape to pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters as you navigate its capital city before exploring the aquatic worlds of Bohol, Cebu and Boracay.

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    Bohol
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    Boracay
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    Cebu
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    Manila

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm & Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 11 Nights

Itinerary

Discover the natural wonders of the Philippines in this excursion through serene beaches, colorful wildlife and endless sunshine! Get to know Manila, its capital city, explore the unusual geological formations of Chocolate Hills in Bohol, oscillate between the mix of foreign influences and local tradition of Cebu and dive into the magical underwater world of Boracay.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board

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Arrive at your Canadian departure airport, ready for a flight to Manila. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Manila

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Upon arrival at the airport in Manila, you will be picked up by one of our representatives, taken to your respective vehicle before transferring directly to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Manila.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The Manila Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

2056 Reviews

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3rd Day: Manila

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the day at leisure for you to familiarize yourself with the hustle and bustle of the capital of the Philippines. Why not go on a culinary adventure and sample the country’s famed street food? Alternatively, we recommend embarking on a city tour of Manila* with lunch included. Overnight stay in Manila. 
  
* Optional City Tour of Manila with Lunch: Get to know the very best of Manila in this tour exploring the city’s main attractions including the neighborhood of Intramuros, the 0.67-square-kilometer (historic walled area within the city of Manila. For lunch, enjoy the local cuisine at a traditional Filipino restaurant, sure to leave your taste buds wanting more!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The Manila Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

2056 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
City Tour of Manila with Lunch

Light

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4th Day: Manila - Bohol

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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport in Manila for a flight to Bohol, an island province known for its coral reefs and unusual geological formations, notably the Chocolate Hills.

After arriving, you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Alternatively, we suggest you take part in a full day excursion of dolphin watching before heading to Balicasag Island to swim with its turtles*. Overnight stay in Panglao-Bohol. 

* Optional Dolphin watching and Excursion to Balicasag Island: Go on an aquatic adventure of a lifetime where you will get to observe dolphins in their natural habitat before diving and swimming with the resident sea turtles in Balicasag Island. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Panglao Bluewater Resort or similar
tripadvisor rating

550 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Dolphin watching and Excursion to Balicasag Island

Moderate

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5th Day: Bohol

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a full day tour of Bohol, including its scenic countryside. Start by visiting Blood Compact Shrine, a historical landmark commemorating the 1st Treaty of Friendship between the east and the west, before visiting the centuries-old Baclayon Church & Museum. 

Then, drive to Loboc to get a chance to encounter a tarsier, one of the world’s smallest primates. From here, embark on a 50-minute long river cruise on board a native catamaran where you will get to enjoy delicious Filipino food for lunch. 

Later, you will make your way to Chocolate Hills, driving through the lush Mahogany Man-Made forest and the green farmlands in Bilar and Batuan to enjoy a visit to Butterfly Farm and gaze at the variety of native species. You will end your tour by witnessing the cone shaped hills of Chocolate Hills atop a viewing deck. Overnight stay in Panglao-Bohol.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Panglao Bluewater Resort or similar
tripadvisor rating

550 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Full Day Bohol Tour

Moderate

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6th Day: Bohol - Cebu

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, make your way to the station in Bohol to board a fast ferry to the city of Cebu, known for its historical sites, luxury resorts and vibrant nightlife. Once you have arrived in Cebu, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

As one of the largest cities in the country, take this time to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings. Why not explore the remnants of Spanish heritage sprinkled throughout the city. Overnight stay in Cebu. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtow... or similar
tripadvisor rating

280 Reviews

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7th Day: Cebu

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Breakfast at the hotel. Take part in a Cebu-Mactan Twin City tour showcasing the best of the two cities—touching on everything from culture, history, shopping and gastronomy.

Start by tracing the early history through Cebu’s most famous landmarks such as Magellan’s Cross and the Philippines Taoist Temple all the way down to the Lapu-Lapu monument and Magellan's Shrine in Mactan. 

You will also have the opportunity to get in touch with the eclectic mix of foreign influences and local traditions in places like Casa Gorordo, the Guitar factory and the colorful native markets. A lunch buffet will be included. Overnight stay in Cebu.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtow... or similar
tripadvisor rating

280 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Cebu-Mactan Full-Day Twin City Tour

Light

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8th Day: Cebu

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today is yours to spend as you see fit. Alternatively, you can choose to participate in one of two optional activities. The first is whale shark watching in Oslob and island hopping through Moalboal*. 

The second is whale shark watching in Oslob and a canyoneering adventure in Badian**. Overnight stay in Cebu.


* Optional Full-Day Whale Shark Watching in Oslob and Island Hopping through Moalboal: Depart very early in the morning (around 3 am) to get to Oslob, located in the southern tip of Cebu, to embark on a whale watching and/or snorkeling expedition before island hopping and exploring the natural wonders of the Moalboal where you will get to visit Turtle Point, Pescador Island and witness a show-stopping sardine run. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

** Optional Full-Day Whale Shark Expedition is Oslob and Canyoneering Adventure in Badian: Depart very early in the morning (around 3 am) to get to Oslob, located in the southern tip of Cebu, to embark on a whale watching and/or snorkeling expedition before heading over to Badian to take part in a high-energy canyoneering activity through Kawasan Falls. An early lunch is included.

Please note: You can only select one of two optional activities. It is impossible to do both.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtow... or similar
tripadvisor rating

280 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Full-Day Whale Shark Expedition is Oslob and Canyoneering Adventure in Badian

Challenging

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Optional
Full-Day Whale Shark Watching in Oslob and Island Hopping through Moalboal

Moderate

See more

9th Day: Cebu - Boracay

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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport in Cebu for an internal flight to Boracay. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure; take this time to acquaint yourself with your new surroundings. Why not explore the island’s pristine white sand beaches? Overnight stay in Boracay.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Boracay Mandarin White Sa... or similar
tripadvisor rating

523 Reviews

See our full selection

10th Day: Boracay

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today is yours to spend as you see fit. Kick back, relax and enjoy the beauty of this charming small island known for its romantic sunsets and famous Filipino hospitality. Alternatively, you can take part in our optional helmet diving experience* that is sure to leave in complete awe. Overnight stay in Boracay. 

* Optional Helmet Diving Experience: Helmet diving is the easiest and safest way to explore the underwater world where you get to literally walk among sea creatures and marine life—truly a once in a lifetime experience.

 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Boracay Mandarin White Sa... or similar
tripadvisor rating

523 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Helmet Diving Experience

Moderate

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11th Day: Boracay

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy another day completely at your leisure; take in the magic of Boracay at your own pace. Alternatively, why not go on an island hopping adventure*? Overnight stay in Boracay. 

* Optional Island Hopping Tour with Lunch: Unearth the wonders of the Philippines’ most serene beaches in this excursion through various islands, including Puka Beach, Coral Garden, Tambisaan Beach, Ilig Iligan Beach and Crocodile Island where you will get to snorkel in the crystal clear waters and swim with colorful marine life. Lunch will be provided.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Boracay Mandarin White Sa... or similar
tripadvisor rating

523 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Full Day Island Hopping Tour with Lunch

Moderate

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12th Day: Boracay - Manila

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Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning to spend at your leisure. In the afternoon, board a flight to head back to Manila where you will spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Perhaps you can take this time to do some last minute souvenir shopping to take back home with you. Overnight stay in Manila.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The Manila Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

2056 Reviews

See our full selection

13th Day: Manila - Night on board

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Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Canada.** Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

** If your return flight departs in the afternoon, it is possible that your arrival in Canada will be the next day.

Included activities

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You will need comfortable clothes and shoes

Full Day Bohol Tour

Included activity for day 5 in Bohol

Take part in an excursion through Bohol’s top attractions, including its scenic countryside, Blood Compact Shrine, the Baclayon Church and Museum before boarding a catamaran for a river cruise and ending at Chocolate Hills.

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Cebu-Mactan Full-Day Twin City Tour

Included activity for day 7

Get to know the twin cities of Cebu and Mactan in this full-day guided tour where you will visit their most famous landmarks including Cebu's Magellan Cross and Mactan’s Lapu-Lapu monument and enjoy a delightful lunch buffet.

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

City Tour of Manila with Lunch

Suggested activity for day 3

Embark on a tour of Manila where you will get to acquaint yourself with the city’s most emblematic sights including the Old City and the historic neighborhood of Intramuros. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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You will need to wear proper swim clothes

Dolphin watching and Excursion to Balicasag Island

Suggested activity for day 4

Enjoy time spotting dolphins in their natural habitat on a boat and then head over to Balicasag Island to go snorkeling with local sea turtles.

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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You will need to wear proper swimwear. This is a full-day activity that can not be combined with other tours on the same day

Full-Day Whale Shark Expedition is Oslob and Canyoneering Adventure in Badian

Suggested activity for day 8

Enjoy a full day of high-energy action where you will first go whale shark watching in Oslob before taking part in a once in a lifetime canyoneering experience through Kawasan Falls.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 03:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Challenging

more information
Optional
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You will need to wear proper swimwear. This is a full-day activity that can not be combined with other tours on the same day

Full-Day Whale Shark Watching in Oslob and Island Hopping through Moalboal

Suggested activity for day 8

Enjoy a full day of high-energy action where you will first go whale shark watching in Oslob before island hopping through Moalboal’s exquisite natural wonders, including Turtle Point, Pescador Island and Sardine Run.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Manila - Canada.
  • Internal flights: Manila - Bohol, Cebu - Boracay, Boracay - Manila. *
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  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm & Superior category hotels.
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  • 11 breakfasts and 1 lunch.
  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Ferry Bohol - Cebu.
  • English-speaking guide for part of the trip

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* The details on your internal flight Manila - Bohol will become available either on the "My bookings" section of your Exoticca account 14 days before your trip or will be delivered on destination. The details for the other internal flights will be shared only through your Exoticca account. 

Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 20kg.

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport with at least six months validity and a return ticket.

  • Visa

    No visa is required for stays of up to 21 days.

  • Currency

    Philippine Peso.

  • Language

    Filipino.

  • Electricity

    220 V. Adapter required.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 08:00.

  • Other useful information

    Although tap water is drinkable, it is advisable to drink bottled water.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.tourism.gov.ph/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

Children: 2-11 years.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

 

Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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