Natural Philippines - Mayon Volcano, Whalesharks, Manta Rays, Chocolate Hills, & More
- 14 Days / 13 Nights
Manila • Legaspi • Donsol • Bohol • Samal Island
Legaspi is famous for the Mount Mayon volcano. You can enjoy interacting with magnificent Whale Sharks & Manta Rays at Donsol.
Bohol has beautiful tropical beaches, the amazing Chocolate Hills, the Loboc River, and of course, the Philippines Tarsier - the world's smallest primate.
Samal Island offers white beaches, and the famous Hagimit Falls, with its rustling, spectacular display of falling water, natural swimming pools, and unique rock formations. Be mesmerised by its natural beauty.
Day 1 - Arrival in Manila. Meet & Greet, and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2 - Flight to Legaspi
Legaspi City is one of the Bicol Region's top tourist destinations, famous for the Philippines' most active, and almost perfectly formed, Mayon volcano.
Day 3 - Albay Province Tour
Pick up from Hotel. Start of Albay Province Day Tour, visiting the Mayon Volcano, and seeing the effects this magnificent volcano has had on local communities over the centuries. Also exploring the Cagsawa Ruins, Daraga Church, and Hoyop-Hoyopan Caves, amongst other places of interest.
Day 4 - Transfer to Donsol.
Arrive Donsol. Free Time at Leisure
Day 5 - Whale and Shark Interaction including lunch
The largest annual congregation of Whale Sharks takes place in Donsol mainly between December and May. These gentle giants are migratory animals, found in warm tropical waters as they follow their food supply.
They migrate to Donsol in vast numbers to take advantage of the dense food concentration of plankton and krill.
Day 6 - Manta Bowl Dive
The strong current from the San Bernardino Straight from December to May makes Donsol an ideal feeding center for the Manta Ray - the largest and most harmless ray in the world. These Rays are known to be extremely curious animals, and often approach to make themselves known to divers.
Day 7 - Transfer to Bohol
A wonderful island, Bohol has beautiful tropical beaches, coral reefs, and the famously distinctive Chocolate Hills.
Take a cruise on the Loboc river, enjoy scuba-diving, or go dolphin and whale-watching. See the Philippines Tarsier - the world’s smallest primate. Relax on the beautiful beaches of Panglao Island.
Day 8 - Country Side Tour of Bohol inclusive of lunch
Explore six main Bohol attractions:
The Blood Compact - a marker which commemorates the spot where Datu Sikatuna, a native chieftain, forged a blood compact with Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, representing the king of Spain, for the purpose of fostering friendly relations between the two countries - considered as the ﬁrst treaty of friendship between the brown and white races
Centuries-old Baclayon church and museum
Loboc-Bilar Man-made forest
The Chocolate Hills - the provinceʼs signature attraction
Enjoy a Loboc River Cruise - a fascinating boat ride along palm-fringed banks
See the Philippine Tarsiers, considered the smallest living primate, whose existence dates back over 45 million years.
Day 9 - Whale and Dolphin Spotting at Pamalican Island
Pamilacan Island, between Bohol and Mindanao, is noted for its huge whales and manta rays. In fact, whale and dolphin-watching has become a popular ecotourism activity in the area with sightings almost guaranteed.
Bottlenose, Spinner, and Spotted are Dolphin species abundant in the area. Thirteen species of Cetaceans are found including the Melon-Headed and Baby Sperm Whales.
The tour includes a visit to an uninhabited yet beautiful white sandy islet where you can bathe, or go snorkeling.
Day 10 - Transfer to Samal island
Check out of Resort. Transfer to Airport. Flight to Davao. Ferry crossing to Samal Island
Visitors to Samal island can enjoy full or half-day leisure cruises, or go island-hopping, aboard native pump boats to discover the delights of neighbouring islands and resorts, plus a range of other water sports activities.
Samal Island's Mariculture Park has been named amongst Asia's best marine eco-projects, and is aimed to promote mariculture as a major livelihood for coastal fisherfolk.
Day 11 - Samal Island. Island-Hopping Tour with lunch
Day 12 - Samal Island - Free Time at Leisure
Day 13 - Return to Manila
Day 14 - Pick up and transfer to Airport for flight home.
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PRICE: From £1395* per person
* price depends on avilability at the time of booking, based on 2 sharing
Manila - Bay View Park Hotel - Superior Room
Donsol - Elysia Beach Resort - De Luxe Room
Legaspi - Venetia Horel - Junior Suite
Bohol - Bee Farm, Panglao Island - Honeycomb Suite
Samal - Pearl Farm Resort - Hilltop Room
All Internal Flights
All Airport - Hotel/Resort Transfers
Activities as Detailed in the Itinerary
Local Tax and Service Charge
Airport Departure Fee/Taxes
Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as flight/ ferry delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, etc.
Tips and Gratuities (Optional)