Philippines Island Hopping: Clear Skies & Blue Waters

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Manila to El Nido

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Get a whole new appreciation for the night sky after camping on a beach under a blanket of stars free of light pollution. You’ll experience this and so much more on a 13-day island-hopping tour through the best of Philippines’ nature, beaches, and cultural life. Roam Bohol’s famous Chocolate Hills (not suitable for consumption), snorkel with massive whale sharks in the clearest of clear blue waters (if the season is right), roam through exotic Manila and historic Cebu, and take a boat ride through Palawan’s mesmerizing subterranean river. 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.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Bohol Island Homestay, Bohol Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Chocolate Hills visit
  • Free time to explore the beaches of Siquijor, Bohol, Panglao, Moalboal and Palawan
  • Beach bonfire (Inoladoan (German) Island)
  • Free time in Inoladoan (German) Island and El Nido
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Relax on gorgeous white-sand beaches
  • Explore the chocolate hills
  • Learn about tiny tarsiers
  • Snorkel crystal-clear blue waters
  • Camp under the stars on inoladoan island
  • Tour palawan's famous puerto princesa subterranean river by boat

Itinerary

Manila Arrive at any time. Get to know your fellow travellers over dinner and drinks in the popular Poblacion, Makati neighbourhood. Explore the avant garde art galleries and listen to live music. Soak up the culture of this vibrant area and cheers to new adventures and friends.
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 to Moalboal. Beautiful beaches and bright, turquoise waters await. On arrival, jump into a busy underwater wonderland to snorkel surrounded by a school of sardines.
Moalboal Enjoy a free day on the beach. Opt to go snorkelling, canyoneering or choose to just laze on the beach.
Moalboal/Puerto Princesa Transfer to Cebu City and fly to Puerto Princesa, the capital of the island paradise of Palawan. On arrival explore the town.
Puerto Princesa/Port Barton Travel to Port Barton and enjoy the restaurants and bars in this laid-back beach town.
Port Barton to Inaladelan (German) Island Take a short boat ride to Inoladoan (German) Island to snorkel with turtles and laze in a hammock. Tonight settle into your tent, grab a cold drink, sit around the bonfire with your toes in the sand and point out constellations.
Inaladelan (German) Island to El Nido Wake up with a view of the ocean. Transfer back to the mainland and head to the white sand beaches and limestone karsts of El Nido. Enjoy a night out at one of the many restaurants and bars along the beach.
El Nido Depart at any time.
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