Northern Philippines & Islands on a Shoestring
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This 17-day trip brings together the very best of Filipino culture and hospitality with its simply perfect island beaches. Begin by heading north to explore remote villages and see stunningly green rice terraces. Then island-hop around Siquijor, Bohol, and Cebu, snorkelling and swimming to your heart's content. Check out idyllic Boracay and swim with whale sharks off the coast (seasonally). With two unique homestays to experience the warmth of the Philippines and its welcoming people, this tour is an experience you'll talk about for years to come.

  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: APNS/154223
  • Starts: Manila, Philippines
  • Finishes: Boracay Island, Philippines
You will Visit
  • Manila
  • Boracay Island



Day 1: Manila

Arrive at any time.


Day 2: Manila/Baguio

Travel north by bus, then enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival to Baguio. Opt to get a massage.


Day 3: Baguio/Sagada

After another long day of travel, arrive at the outdoor paradise of Sagada, a base for adventuring.


Day 4: Sagada

Free day for hiking or a caving excursion. Opt to visit the hanging coffins the area is famous for.
The natural beauty of the area features caves perfect for exploring, hikes along an underground river system, a waterfall and delightful pool to cool off in after a day of exploring. Relax in the quiet serenity only found off the beaten path—this is a place to just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.


Day 5: Sagada/Batad

Travel via jeepney along scenic mountain roads and then by foot on local hiking trails to reach a local village for an overnight homestay experience. Discover the daily lives of the Ifugao people. Enjoy a cultural performance and a local dinner.


Day 6: Batad/Banaue

Hike back to the main road and hop in a jeepney bound for beautiful Banaue. Enjoy free time and views of the famous rice terraces.


Day 7: Banaue/Manila

Free time to trek along the terraces or relax. After soaking in the last of the spectacular views hop on an overnight bus to Manila.


Day 8: Manila

Explore this bustling city with free time.


Day 9: Manila/Siquijor

Fly to Dumaguete and transfer to the port to board a boat bound for the mystical island of Siquijor.


Day 10: Siquijor

Enjoy free time to explore caves, waterfalls, coral-filled waters, and 106km (65 mi) of white-sand beaches. Snorkelling and diving are both great options here.


Day 11: Siquijor/Bohol

Hop on a ferry to the island of Bohol, home to the tiny tarsier primates and beautiful Chocolate Hills formations. Enjoy a stay at a G Adventures supported homestay and learn about local life from the community.
Enjoy a homestay at a community tourism project. Please note accommodations here are basic.


Day 12: Bohol/Panglao

This morning opt to join your host family as they tend to the farm before helping prepare a barbecue feast for lunch. After lunch together, say good bye to your hosts and head out to explore the famous Chocolate Hills.


Day 13: Panglao

Free day to tour the island or go snorkelling.


Day 14: Panglao/Cebu City

Board a boat to bustling Cebu, home to the country's busiest sea port. Opt to take a tour of the city.


Day 15: Cebu City/Boracay Island

Fly to the breathtakingly gorgeous island of Boracay. White-sand beaches and bright, turquoise waters await.


Day 16: Boracay Island

Enjoy a free day on the island. Opt to go snorkelling, scuba diving, or just chill out on the beach.


Day 17: Boracay Island

Depart at any time.

    • G Adventures for Good: Bohol Island Homestay, Bohol Local Living: Batad Homestay, Batad
    • Orientation walk (Baguio)
    • Rice terraces trek (Batad)
    • Cultural performance (Batad)
    • Orientation to local community (Bohol)
    • Chocolate Hills visit
    • Beach time in Siquijor, Bohol, Panglao, and Boracay
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (13 nts), homestays (2 nts, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt)
    • 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
    • Taxi, plane, walking, ferry, public bus, jeepney
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the beautiful Chocolate Hills
  • Learn about the tiny tarsiers
  • Snorkel crystal-clear blue waters
  • Relax on gorgeous white-sand beaches
  • Trek along rice terraces to a remote village
  • Experience Filipino culture and hospitality on an overnight homestay