Highlights of this itinerary
Day 1 London - Doha
Fly from the UK to Manila via Doha.
Day 2 Manila
On arrival in Manila you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Once you have settled in your guide will take you out to explore the city using public transport to get around.
Day 3 Manila
Today you will head out of the city to see Lake Taal. Here you have the option to climb the volcano, or just enjoy the views.
Day 4 Manila - Iloilo
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iloilo City. On arrival here your local guide will meet you and tell you more about the planned festival events.
Day 5 Iloilo
You are in Iloilo for the culmination of the Dinagyang festival, and there are no wallflowers allowed. Everyone is encouraged to join in the dancing and carousing.
Day 6 Iloilo
The final day of the festival hints at the religious significance as there is a long procession in honour of the Santo Nino.
Day 7 Iloilo
After the festivities are over you will visit the Miag-ao Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its unique Baroque architecture.
Day 8 Iloilo
Today you will be taken to visit the island of Guimaras. The island is famous for its tropical fruit, cashew nuts and monastery of Trappist monks.
Day 9 Iloilo - Bacolod
This morning you will take the ferry across to Bacolod where you will then explore the local area. This will include a visit to the elegant city of Silay (referred to as the Paris of Negros!).
Day 10 Bacolod
The excursion today gives you a fascinating insight into the sugar industry - the main source of income for much of this area of the Philippines.
Day 11 Bacolod - Bulata
You will be driven five hours south along the coast of Negros Occidental to get to the small town of Bulata. You then have the afternoon to relax at your beach front hotel.
Day 12 Bulata
Today you will visit Danjugan Island; a small island fringed by vibrant coral reefs and with a well forested interior. You will have time for hiking as well as snorkelling.
Day 13 Bulata - Dumaguete - Manila
Your journey to the airport in Dumaguete will take you across the island of Negros. You will fly from here to Manila and then on to Doha.
Day 14 Doha
In Doha you will connect to your flight back to the UK arriving into London in the early hours of the morning.