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Philippines Island Hopper

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19 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

You will visit

ManilaAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Port BartonAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.El NidoAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Coron IslandAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Coron TownAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Cebu CityAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.MoalboalAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.SiquijorAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Siargao Island

Age requirement

18 to 100 years old
The ultimate combination of all the best hotspots. This truly is the best way to see it all on a budget and all in 19 days! Combining both the East and the West tours, you will be sure to have an action packed adventure. Snorkel in crystal clear waters with millions of sardines, cliff jump, visit faith healers, enjoy dozens of silky sunsets, check out beautiful waterfalls, zipline, party, stay in beach huts, you name it! This trip is the perfect way to indulge yourself into island life.
Philippines Island Hopper
Starts
Manila
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19 Days
Ends
Siargao Island

Itinerary

  • Begin with an airport pick up, and arrive at our hotel in the lively district of Makati, where you’ll meet your guide and the rest of your group. We give everyone time to arrive and relax a bit before we all meet up for a welcome dinner and drinks to get to know each other!
  • The following morning we catch a flight to Puerto Princesa – the gateway to Palawan. From here, we get private minivans directly to a beautiful, quiet fishing village named Port Barton. On the way, we stop to have lunch with a local family; getting a feel for the local cuisine and way of life.
    Meals: LUNCH
  • Today we hop on a boat to explore the beautiful islands around Port Barton. We head out to several snorkel spots to look for turtles, view the reef and see some amazing beaches. Stop at a small fishing village for a local style lunch (included) and then afterwards head to a waterfall. In the evening we check out some of the best bars in town.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • It’s time to pack your stuff and get in private vans bound for one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines – El Nido! We stop at a waterfall on the way for a cheeky swim and chill out. After getting settled into our El Nido accommodation, we head out for dinner and explore the nightlife.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Today we experience the world-class island hopping that made El Nido famous. We visit some of the best locations the region has to offer and enjoy a delicious local-style lunch. We arrive back at the hotel by sunset; there’s some time to chill out before we meet again later for dinner.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Time to explore El Nido by land. We start our day zip-lining across the ocean to another island on the Las Cabanas beach zipline. After zip-lining we head to Nacpan beach, also known as El Nido’s ‘twin beaches’ to chill out and enjoy some quality beach time. We enjoy the incredible sunset at the beach and then head back into town.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • This morning we get an early start, and catch the fast boat to Coron Island. After a break for lunch, we embark on our 3 day/2 night Red Carabao Coron Castaway Expedition! We stay at Camp Carabao – a private beach with basic beach-style bungalow accommodation. Get a feel for the local Tagbanua way of life by meeting some of the locals, and participating in some cultural activities, such as spearfishing, coffee brewing, mat weaving, and an indigenous Filipino cooking class.
    Meals: DINNER
  • Head out for an exciting day of island hopping and local history. We enjoy a walking historical tour of Culion town, formerly the worlds largest leper colony, and spend the rest of the day island hopping and snorkelling at shipwrecks. We return to Camp Carabao in the evening where we enjoy a local Filipino dinner after an optional beach clean-up.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • It’s time to make our way back to Coron Island. We visit the lake and lagoon that made Coron famous in the morning and enjoy an optional hike up to the viewpoint for sunset before having our farewell dinner in Coron town. Cap off the final night out with the rest of the group over a few drinks in town.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Board a flight to Cebu, for the second half of your trip. Settle in for our first night in the east islands of the Philippines. Relax in the hotel, then in the evening, enjoy dinner and a few drinks in town.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Today we pack up and head to our next destination - the seaside town of Moalboal. On the way we stop by the famous Simala Church, a magnificent building that is very popular among the locals. After a bit of a walking tour and history lesson, we continue on to Moalboal where we have a free afternoon to explore the town.
  • Moalboal is home to the Sardine Run, you’ll snorkel with millions of sardines, which will glisten as the sunlight reflects off the massive school of fish. Here is one of only two place in the world they’re found in such big numbers. We board a boat for some island hopping, visiting some amazing coral reefs, home to plenty of tropical fish and hopefully see some turtles. Optional diving is available too for those keen. We’ll head out to one of the best bars in town in the evening, to enjoy the local nightlife.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • We spend today at one of the most breathtaking waterfalls in the Philippines, Kawasan Waterfall. Float downstream and swim through some of the most amazing scenery you’ll ever see, before reaching the falls themselves. Finish the day with a lazy evening to recharge before moving to our next destination, Siquijor Island.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Today we travel to the beautiful island of Siquijor and arrive early afternoon where we will check into our accommodation. You will have the rest of the afternoon to chill by the pool or on the beach.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • It’s time to explore the island’s highlights and hidden gems. Siquijor is well known for being home to faith healers; we visit these local legends to see what they get up to. In the afternoon, we’ll have time to check out epic mountain views and waterfalls before finishing off at the beach.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Jump aboard a ferry from Siquijor back to the mainland, where we head to the airport and catch a flight to Siargao Island. It’s well known for its beautiful beaches and also dubbed as “The Surfing Capital of the Philippines”. We will arrive early evening and check into the resort which will be our home for the final three nights. Enjoy a group dinner, then have the option to chill for the evening or check out the town’s lively nightlife.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Today you get the opportunity to try the sport that made Siargao famous – surfing! We set you up with a knowledgeable instructor and get you on some waves that are perfect for beginners. Afterwards, we have a chilled beach day and enjoy the resort facilities. Again, the night is yours for however you prefer it, nice and relaxed, or head out for a night on the town.
  • Today we visit three different beautiful islands just off the coast of Siargao Island. You will spend the day snorkelling in the crystal clear waters, chilling on white sand beaches and generally having fun in the sun. As it is our last night, we will arrange a farewell dinner with the group.
    Meals: LUNCH
  • Check out day! The fun doesn’t have to stop here if you’re traveling on; our expert Group Leaders are on hand to help you book everything you need to get to where you’re heading; whether that be on to some more islands in the Philippines or back to the airport to catch a flight to somewhere different, we’ve got you covered!
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