The Philippines is the third largest English speaking country in the world. It has a rich history combining Asian, European, and American influences. Prior to Spanish colonization in 1521, the Filipinos had a rich culture and were trading with the Chinese and the Japanese. Spain's colonization brought about the construction of Intramuros in 1571, a "Walled City" comprised of European buildings and churches, replicated in different parts of the archipelago. In 1898, after 350 years and 300 rebellions, the Filipinos, with leaders like Jose Rizal and Emilio Aguinaldo, succeeded in winning their independence.
The Philippines stands at the crossroads of the developed western world and the Orient. It lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, stretching more than 1,840 kilometers. Composed of 7,107 islands, the Philippines is readily accessible to the different capitals of the world. Its three main islands are Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
With Taiwan, China and Hong Kong as northern neighbors and Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand laying on the west, its unique location has made the Philippines the commercial, cultural and intellectual hub of Asia from the dawn of history.
November to February is the coolest months and a good time to visit the Philippines as far as weather is concerned. Meanwhile, March to May is the summer months in the country and are classified as hot and dry. June to October is rainy, with the months between July and September characterized by typhoons.
The average temperature in the Philippines is 86F, average humidity is 77%. Some parts of the country such as Cebu and its neighboring provinces in the Visayas are warm and comfortable in all seasons and can be visited throughout the year.
Philipinos are a freedom-loving people, having waged two peaceful, bloodless revolutions against what were perceived as corrupt regimes. The Philippines is a vibrant democracy, as evidenced by 12 English national newspapers, 7 national television stations, hundreds of cable TV stations, and 2,000 radio stations. Philipinos are a fun-loving people. Throughout the islands, there are fiestas celebrated everyday and foreign guests are always welcome to their homes.
6 Days Philippines TourTour Code: ST-EPL
Tour Type: Private car, driver and guide
Visit: Manila, Boracay
Departure: You pick
|Day 01 (B)
Arrive in Manila, guide meet and transfer to the hotel for check-in. The guide will brief you on where you are and the location of all the good night spots and dining area. Rest day free at leisure.
|Day 02 (B)
Morning take city tour in Manila visiting places such as the Rizal Park, Manila Bay, Quiapo Church, Fort Santiago, Cultural Center of the Philippines. After the tour, transfer to hotel to rest or you can stay at Mall of Asia - the biggest Mall in Asia located in Pasay City, to explore on your own. You can find everything here be it dining, shopping and entertainment.
|Day 03 (B)
Take morning flight to Caticlan or Kalibo where the famous white sands of Boracay can be found. Upon arrival in Caticlan or Kalibo airport, You will be met by your local guide and transferred to the resort of your choice. Check in at the resort. Free at own leisure to enjoy the beautiful beach.
|Day 04 (B)
After breakfast, tour around Boracay Island and sightseeing to Laurel Island, Crocodile Island, Puka Beach, Balinghay Island and Fridays Reefs Island. Transfer back to hotel in afternoon. Rest day free at leisure.
|Day 05 (B)
Day free in Boracay.
|Day 06 (B)
After breakfast, guide transfer to the airport to catch morning flight back to Manila and then take the transfer flight back to the states.
|Tour Class||2013 Tour Cost Per Person||Single Supplement|
|By 4-star hotels||$840||Upon request|
|By 5-star hotels||$1490||Upon request|
Tour price includes:
- Private airport arrival, private sightseeing tour with English-speaking guide/driver & car.
- Entry ticket to site visits and meals as mentioned in itinerary.
- Hotel is based on double occupancy with daily breakfast (B).
- Round trip flights from Manila to Boracay.
Tour price doesn't include:
- International flight.
- Visa, if required.
- Travel insurance, daily lunch and dinner (except mentioned).
- Personal expenses & gratuities to guide, driver & porters.
- Price is in USD based on 2 or more participants.
- Tour itinerary and hotel arrangement are subject to change upon reservation & confirmation.
- Schedule is subject to change due to local circumstance and flight, etc.
- Tour cost is subject to change based on fuel surcharge and currency exchange rate.
- Please contact us if you would like to customize this tour to your specific interests.