Philippines–Manila to Boracay on a Shoestring

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Manila to Boracay Island

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • Your Local Living Moment: Batad Homestay, Batad
  • Rice terraces trek (Batad)
  • Cultural performance (Batad)
  • Beach time in Boracay
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Trek to a remote village
  • Snap photos of beautiful rice terraces
  • Experience filipino culture and hospitality
  • Bliss out on picture-perfect beaches.


Day 1 Manila Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Meet Your CEO and Group
Day 2 Manila/Baguio (1B) Travel north by bus, then enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival to Baguio. Opt to get a massage. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (7.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Baguio/Sagada (1B) After another long day of travel, arrive at the outdoor paradise of Sagada, a base for adventuring. Transport: Local bus (7.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Sagada (1B) 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 (1B, 1D) 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. Additional Notes: The trekking here can be challenging, especially in inclement weather. If you don't feel fit enough for the activity, your CEO can help you organize some optional activities. Included Activities: Rice Terraces Trek and Ifugao Village Visit Batad Homestay Transport: Jeepney (4.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Batad/Banaue (1B) 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. Transport: Jeepney (2.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Banaue/Manila (1B) 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. Transport: Overnight bus (9.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Manila/Boracay Island (1B) Fly south from Manila and transfer to the breathtakingly gorgeous island of Boracay. White-sand beaches and bright, turquoise waters await. Transport: Plane (4.00 hour(s))
Day 9 Boracay Island (1B) Free day. Opt to go snorkelling, scuba diving, or just chill out on the beach.
Day 10 Boracay Island (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day