Welcome to Manila

Manila’s moniker, the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, couldn’t be more apt – its cantankerous shell reveals its jewel only to those resolute enough to pry. No stranger to hardship, the city has endured every disaster both human and nature could throw at it, and yet today the chaotic metropolis thrives as a true Asian megacity. Skyscrapers pierce the hazy sky, mushrooming from the grinding poverty of expansive shantytowns,... Read More

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$2599 Small group tours

North & South Philippines on a Shoestring

This 17-day trip brings together the very best of Filipino culture and hospitality with its simply perfect island beaches. Begin by island-hopping from pristine Cebu to gorgeous Bohol and Siquijor, snorkelling and swimming to your heart's content. Then fly north to ride through Manila in a jeepney, swim with whale sharks off Boracay (seasonally), and experience the warmth of Filipino culture and its welcoming people. With two unique homestays and a few short flights to avoid longer ferry rides, this tour of the Philippines is an experience you'll talk about for years to come.

$1399 Small group tours

Islands of the Philippines on a Shoestring

For travellers looking for a strange and beautiful adventure, this unique eight-day island-hopping trek through the Philippines will show you the best of the country’s nature, beaches, and cultural life. Roam Bohol’s famous Chocolate Hills (not suitable for consumption), dive with massive whale sharks in the clearest of clear blue waters, roam through exotic Manila and historic Cebu, and chill out in mystic, laid-back Siquijor. From interacting with local communities to lots of free time built in, this trip is both meaningful and liberating. So go on and feel free.

$1299 Small group tours

Northern Philippines Adventure

With over 6,000 islands contained within its borders, the Philippines is one of the largest archipelagos in the world. While we can’t possibly show you all of the islands in just nine days, we can show you the country’s northern half – on land – which will feel more than comprehensive enough. Up here, you’ll discover the arresting inland beauty of Luzon, known for world-famous (and incredibly picturesque) terraced rice paddies. Learn about colonial history and life in tiny villages. Looking for the road less travelled? It runs through here.

$1299 Small group tours

Philippines–Manila to Boracay on a Shoestring

Pick somewhere different to go for your next adventure – like, really different. These ten days in the gorgeous northern half of the Philippines will stay with you forever. Meander down the streets of Manila, trek through remote villages to see stunningly green rice terraces, learn about unusual and historic traditions like the hanging coffins of Sagada, and then wrap it all up by blissing out on the tiny beach paradise of Boracay Island, which may honestly have some of the best beaches you’ve ever seen. We swear.

$1599 Small group tours

Southern Philippines Palawan Adventure

It would take several lifetimes to explore the 6,000-plus islands that make up the Philippine Archipelago, but since you’ve only got one to spare, spend it in the South. A haven for sunbathers and spelunkers alike, the Southern Philippines are a thrill to discover – both above ground and under. Blessed with miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches, intriguing caves, and the two-tiered Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, the Palawan province is perfect for travellers eager to try their hand at a variety of experiences in an underexplored part of Southeast Asia. Looking for something different? You’ll find plenty of it here.

$1019.91 Small group tours

10-Day Tour of the Philippines

We offer the best small-group guided tour of the Philippines, it is for adventure seekers looking to experience one of the most beautiful and culturally rich travel destinations in the world.