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Manila and Environs, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Camotes Island

 

Package Summary:

In Manila, a guide takes us on a tour of the Philippines' capital, and also to Tagaytay, Lake Taal and the Taal Volcano.


We then fly south to Cebu where we catch a boat to Ormoc, on the island of Leyte. With an accompanying guide we explore Ormoc and Lake Danoe, as well as Tongonan National Park and Hot Springs.


We also visit a local coconut farm and rice fields, traveling on to Isabel, a small village to the north.


We catch a ferry to Tagbilaran, on the beautiful island of Bohol. A tour through the Bohol countryside around the Chocolate Hills is a visual treat. Their unusual features seem to go on for miles, and they can be seen over much of this lovely island.

Taking a boat to the Camotes Islands, we enjoy a few days at a beach resort at San Francisco.
 

We next tour Ormoc City, before moving on to Tacloban City, where we take in the scene of General McArthurs landing point at Palo during WWII when the Americans began the liberation of the Philippines.


We travel back to Cebu where we enjoy tours of the city and mountains. There's a chance also for last-minute shopping, before taking our flight back to Manila to enjoy one last night in Makati.

 

Itinerary
Day 1
Arrival in Manila. Meet & greet at airport and transfer to Manila hotel - Somerset Olympia.
Day 2
Breakfast
Manila sight-seeing Tour.
Day 3
Breakfast
Day excursion to Tagaytay, Lake Taal, and Taal Volcano.
Day 4
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal
Transfer from Hotel in Manila to domestic airport for your flight to Cebu. You will be met at Cebu Airport and transferred by taxi to the pier to catch the boat to Ormoc, Leyte. Enjoy the boat trip, choosing to sit outside to get the full effect of the stunning scenery as we pass smaller islands, and as we hug the Leyte coastline as we get closer to Ormoc City.
Relax at our hotel, sitting poolside and viewing Ormoc (around 3 km away) and watching the ferries and boats arriving into Ormoc Port, evening meal at the Hotel, either outside or in the restaurant, enjoying the nightly entertainment.
Day 5
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal
After a leisurely breakfast, we take a trike into Ormoc City. From there we catch a local bus to Lake Danao. The final part of this trip is a short walk to the lake itself where we can view one of the Philippines declared National Reserves, unspoilt beauty at its best!
We take snacks throughout the day, followed by a larger meal in Ormoc City where we relax and take in the views of everyday life at this busy little City, before we return to our Hotel for an evening meal and refreshments enjoying the view from the poolside.
Day 6
Breakfast, Snacks during Day & Evening meal
After breakfast at the Hotel, we travel by local bus to the small City of Isabel just an hour or so North of Ormoc. The secenery along the way is splendid! In Isabel we take a short tour of the City followed by a stroll through the open, but covered, market place, ideal for value shopping for many locally made items. We take snacks during the day in Isabel, and for our return to Ormoc we can choose to hire a small boat, hugging the coastline for around two hours, or take the local bus back. Our evening meal is in Ormoc or at the Hotel.
Day 7
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal
Breakfast at the Hotel, followed by a leisurely trip to view a coconut farm in action. It is not reccommended to climb the trees as the locals do with trees up to 20 metres tall with only carved footholds! Sample a fresh "nut" picked for you. The full process is shown to you before the nuts are sent to the mill for final processing. We next take a trip to see rice fields in their various stages. It is as labour intensive now as it was many years ago, and 4 harvests a year ensure you see every stage. We take our evening meal poolside at the Hotel or we venture into Ormoc City. Choose as the moment takes you.
Day 8
Breakfast, Snacks during day & Evening meal
Breakfast at our Hotel is followed by two boat trips, viewing scenic smaller islands along the way, mostly untouched by modernisation. We first sail into Cebu, which takes approximately 2 hours, and then catch another boat to Tagbilaran, the main port of Bohol. We have lunch along the way and enjoy our evening meal at our Hotel in Tagbilaran.
Day 9
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal
A leisurely start to the day is followed by a trip using local transportation to the World famous Chocolate Hills. The views here are stunning! Time permitting, we visit ancient churches on the island which have great historical value as they are some of the original stone churches built by the Spanish many hundreds of years ago.
Day 10
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal
Today, we travel by boat to Cebu, where we have some time to relax and take in part of Cebu City. We can choose to eat in one of this City's many restaurants, or in our Hotel.
Day 11
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal
We take a local taxi to Pier to catch our boat to Camotes Islands, a small group of 3 almost unspoilt Islands where we will stay at one of the Beach Resorts.
We hire a Multicab to get to our resort from the pier, less than an hour travelling over some of the Islands very few roads, travelling through traditional villages along the way, arriving at the Resort with plenty of time to enjoy a few hours of sunlight, and our first evening there. Overnight accommodation at resort.
Day 12
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal
Today we relax on the beach, or you can choose to hire a kayak to venture around the coast a little. Other of the Resort's facilities include loungers, pool, and spa.
Overnight accommodation at resort.
Day 13
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal
We take breakfast at the Resort for the last time before heading back to the Pier to catch a boat into Ormoc, where we arrive at around mid-day. We tour Ormoc City, and decide whether to eat out in the City, or in the relaxing confines of our Hotel.
Day 14
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal
A reasonably early start today as we hire a private car to take us into Tacloban City, where we take in the scene of General McArthur's landing point at Palo during WWII when the Americans began the liberation of the Philippines. Around a two hour trip, we take in the scenery along the way there and back, dining in Tacloban for lunch, and arriving back in Ormoc for our evening meal in either the city, or at your hotel.
Day 15
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal
A very leisurely start to the day, enjoying breakfast at the hotel for the last time before we travel into Ormoc City to catch the boat to Cebu, with plenty of time to do any last minute shopping in Ormoc. Arriving in Cebu, we check into our hotel and tour the older part of the City, where there are many bargains to be had - for clothes particularly.
Lunch in Cebu, along with evening meal in our Hotel.
Day 16
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal are taken either in our hotel, or in Cebu City. Today's choice of itinerary is yours as we spend time in the modern Shopping Malls, tour more of the older parts of the City, or hire a private car to take you up into the mountains for splendid views. Alternatively, choose to spend some time at a local beach resort for a small additional cost. Today is the final day for souvenier hunting, and we can guide you to the best places to make your choice.
Day 17
Breakfast
Breakfast at our hotel is followed by a leisurely time before our transfer to the airport, just a half hour taxi ride away, for the return flight into Manila. Transfer to Manila hotel.
Accommodation at Somerset Olympia hotel.
Day 18
Breakfast
Breakfast at our hotel.
Transfer to International Airport for flight home.

 

Price: £2450 per person, based on 2 people sharing.

 

Inclusions:
* Return UK Flight from London
* Accommodations
* All Airport-Hotel /Resort Transfers
* Ferry Transfers
* Internal Flights
* Tour as detailed in the Itinerary
* Daily Breakfast
* English Speaking Tour Guides
* Meals as detailed in Itinerary

Offer Availability: available anytime
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