Northern Philippines & Islands on a Shoestring

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Manila to Moalboal

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

This 17-day trip brings together the very best of Filipino culture and hospitality with its simply perfect island beaches. Begin by heading north to explore remote villages and see stunningly green rice terraces. Then island-hop around Siquijor and Bohol, snorkelling and swimming to your heart's content. Check out Moalboal and swim with sardines. With two unique homestays to experience the warmth of the Philippines and its welcoming people, this tour is an experience you'll talk about for years to come.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Bohol Island Homestay, Bohol Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Batad Homestay, Batad
  • Orientation walk (Baguio)
  • Rice terraces trek (Batad)
  • Cultural performance (Batad)
  • Orientation to local community (Bohol)
  • Chocolate Hills visit
  • Beach time in Siquijor, Bohol, Panglao, and Moalboal
  • Canyoneering Kawasan Falls
  • Sardine Snorkelling
  • Departure Transfer
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful chocolate hills
  • Learn about the tiny tarsiers
  • Snorkel crystal-clear blue waters
  • Relax on gorgeous white-sand beaches
  • Trek along rice terraces to a remote village
  • Experience filipino culture and hospitality on an overnight homestay

Itinerary

Manila Arrive at any time.
Manila/Baguio Travel north by bus, then enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival to Baguio. Opt to get a massage.
Baguio/Sagada After another long day of travel, arrive at the outdoor paradise of Sagada, a base for adventuring.
Sagada Free day for hiking or a caving excursion. Opt to visit the hanging coffins the area is famous for.
Sagada/Batad 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.
Batad/Banaue 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.
Banaue/Manila 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.
Manila Explore this bustling city with free time.
Manila/Siquijor Fly to Dumaguete and transfer to the port to board a boat bound for the mystical island of Siquijor.
Siquijor Enjoy free time to explore caves, waterfalls, coral-filled waters, and 106km (65 mi) of white-sand beaches. Snorkelling and diving are both great options here.
Siquijor/Bohol Hop on a ferry to the island of Bohol, home to the tiny tarsier primates and beautiful Chocolate Hills formations. Enjoy a stay at a G Adventures supported homestay and learn about local life from the community.
Bohol/Panglao This morning opt to join your host family as they tend to the farm before helping prepare a barbecue feast for lunch. After lunch together, say good bye to your hosts and head out to explore the famous Chocolate Hills.
Panglao Free day to tour the island or go snorkelling.
Panglao/Moalboal Board a boat to Cebu then transfer from Cebu to Moalboal. Beautiful beaches and bright, turquoise waters await.
Moalboal Jump into a busy underwater wonderland to snorkel surrounded by a school of sardines. Enjoy the rest of the day on the beach.
Moalboal Today enjoy canyoneering at the beautiful Kawasan Falls and it's surrounding fresh water streams and pools.
Moalboal Depart at any time. Departure transfer included.
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