Lonely Planet Writer

See incredible drone footage of the Philippines as its never been seen before

An incredible drone video of the Philippines has gone viral around the world this week, highlighting the country as it has never been seen before.

The aerial footage captures all that is magical about this Southeast Asian country, from its spectacular seascapes to a look at its untouched island paradises as well as an introduction to the friendly locals. Filmed over a two month period on both a DJI Phantom and DJI Osmo drone, the video beautifully illustrates what it’s like to travel in the Philippines and why it’s one of the best destinations in the world for adventurous backpackers.

From finding secluded surf spots and kayaking through dreamy lagoons, to insane cliff-jumping antics and over-water villas that would give the Maldives a run for their money, this video would make even the most settled home birds want to travel to the Philippines.

A small piece of heaven. #paradise. Come and escape with me here… ❤

A photo posted by Sab ✈️ Top 50 Travel Blogger (@justonewayticket) on May 27, 2016 at 1:55am PDT

The video, which was filmed by German travel blogger Sabrina Lovino for her travel blog Just One Way Ticket, has been shared almost 10,000 times in less than two weeks and has accumulated almost half a million views on Facebook. 

Drones have become the must-have travel accessory of 2016 with more than 392,000 British people planning to take theirs on their travels with them this year. A newly married Japanese couple also took their honeymoon selfies to the next level by shooting their entire trip on a drone.