Day 1
Manila
Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport to start your Philippines Island Hopping Tour. They will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. The Amelie Hotel is an excellent three star hotel in the Malate area. The hotel is close to restaurants and a shopping mall. It is also not far from Intramuros, the historical walled city dating back to Spanish colonial days. Overnight at the Amelie Hotel.

Day 2
Manila – Banaue
Your driver will transfer you to the airport.
Fly from Manila to Cauayan. Cauayan is the capital of Isabela province in North Luzon. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport.They will transfer you to Banaue. You have arrived in the Cordillera region of Luzon. It’s a scenic drive to Banaue and there will be time to make stops along the way for taking pictures or just to chat with local people and have a drink. After arrival in Banaue you will check into the Banaue Hotel. Overnight at the Banaue Hotel.

Day 3
Banaue – Batad – Banaue
Your guide will meet you at the hotel. Transportation today will be by private jeepney. We’ll drive to the farming community of Banga-an, just 2 kilometers past the Batad junction. We will walk down to this village. We’ll spend some time in the village and walk back to our jeepney.
Continue to the place where our hike to Batad begins.
To see the glorious rice terraces of Batad, it will be a 20-minute trek downhill to the village from the drop-off area. Ancestors of the indigenous Ifugao people carved rice terraces of Batad into the mountains about 2000 years ago. The Batad terraces have a unique ‘amphitheatre’ shape. It is commonly thought that the terraces were built largely by hand. These terraces are one of the highlights of Philippines Island Hopping Tour.They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces. These are the most wellknown terraces of the UNESCO World Heritage site. In the afternoon hike back to where our jeepney is waiting and return to your hotel in Banaue.
Overnight at the Banaue Hotel.

Banaue rice terraces with view on the town

Banaue rice terraces

Day 4
Banaue – Hapao – Banaue
After breakfast your guide will meet you at the hotel. Transportation today will be by private jeepney. Drive to the Hapao Rice Terraces. The Hapao Rice Terraces are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are less visited than the terraces from Batad. Today we will enjoy spectacular views and will meet the Ifugao people whose ancestors created the world famous rice terraces.In the afternoon hike back to where our jeepney is waiting and return to your hotel in Banaue.
Overnight at Banaue

Day 5
Banaue – Manila
Board your private bus. Transfer to Manila. There is time for stops along the way amongst others at the Dalton Pass. This pass was the location of a famous battle during World War Two.
After arrival in Manila you will be dropped off at the hotel.
Overnight in Manila

Day 6
Manila – Tagbilaran
Today you will travel to the second island on your Philippines Island Hopping Tour.
Meet your and driver at the hotel. Transfer you to the airport. Fly from Manila to Tagbilaran.
Meet your driver who will transfer you to the resort.
Check into your hotel.
Overnight at Bohol

Day 7
Bohol
Today we will visit the highlights of Bohol. We will visit the Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy a relaxing cruise with lunch on the Loboc River before visiting the famous Chocolate Hills and its adventure park. Try out the bike zipline and two more attractions of the Chocolote Hill Adventure Park.
Overnight at Bohol

Day 8
Bohol
Free day. Optional: dolphin spotting and snorkeling or diving at Balicasag Island.
Overnight at Bohol

Local boat on beach of Balicasag Island, Bohol

Balicasag Island, Bohol

Day 9
Bohol – Cebu
Your guide and driver will transfer you to Tagbilaran pier.
Board the ferry to Cebu City. Meet your guide and driver at the pier. Stop for lunch along the way.
Check into the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight at Cebu City.

Day 10
Cebu – Puerto Princesa
Today you will travel to Palawan, another highlight of your Philippines Island Hopping Tour.
Your guide and driver will transfer you to the airport. On the way to the airport visit some of the highlights of Cebu City: Fort San Pedro, Basilica Santo Nino and the Carbon Market. Continue to the airport.
Fly from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa
Meet your guide upon arrival. He will transfer you to your hotel. Settle in and enjoy a free afternoon to explore Puerto Princesa on your own.
Your guide will meet your hotel and take you on a wonderful firefly experience.
Return to the hotel.
Overnight at Puerto Princesa

Day 11
Puerta Princesa – Underground River – El Nido
Transfer to the Underground River. The Underground River is part of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Underground River is one of the longest navigable underground rivers in the world, with a total length of 8.2 Kilometers.
You will take a motorised Banka to the Entrance Beach, a beautiful forest area home to a number of endemic species, including a troop of naughty Macaque’s. The canoe tour in to the Cave itself lasts approximately 45 minutes, and takes you into the first 1.5 kilometres of the Underground River cave.
Experience the beauty of Stalagmites and Stalactites, which took thousands of years to form, and the Swift and Bat populations that inhabit the cave.
Continue to El Nido
Overnight at El Nido

Day 12
El Nido
Enjoy a full day of island hopping with your private boat. Having a private boat enables you to escape the crowds and be at places where not many people go. El NIdo is famous for island hopping. Bacuit Bay is the stunning setting with jutting limestone cliffs, white powdery sand beaches and crystal clear water. Enjoy a barbecue lunch on the beach.
Visit Helicopter Island, Hidden Beach, Secret Beach and Matinloc Shrine. We recommend an early departure to avoid crowds.
Overnight at El Nido

Day 13
El Nido
Enjoy a free day at El Nido. You can explore the town and its market that is located a bit outside of town. There are plenty of beautiful beaches around El Nido. Relax and swim today. El Nido is a another of the must-see Philippines Highlights.
Overnight at El Nido

Day 14
El Nido – Busuanga
Meet your driver who will transfer you to the pier. Board the ferry from El Nido to Coron Town. Upon arrival meet your drive who will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.
It is worth walking up to the viewpoint of Mount Tapyas for sunset.
Overnight at Coron Town, Busuanga

Day 15
Busuanga
Your guide will meet you after breakfast at 0700. Transfer to your private boat. Departure to Lake Kayangan. We will be here before the crowds arrive. Enjoy the splendid scenery. Swim in the lake for one hour.
Hike back to the boatlanding. Cruise back to Coron where our minivan will be waiting. Drive to Salvacion which will take a bit more than one hour. Here we will relax and have a coffee before we board our private boat to visit the Ancestral Domain of the Tagbanwa (aka Tagbanua) minority. The area comprises 19 islands and islets. We head for the jewel in the crown: Majalem aka Black Island”, a boat trip of about one hour. Here we will spend several hours swimming and exploring. We’ll have lunch here as well. After lunch we will visit San Isidoro, a Tagbanwa village. Learn about the local lifestyle of this lovely village and meet some of the people. Time to return to Salvacion where our van is waiting for the return drive to Coron.
Overnight at Coron Town, Busuanga

Day 16
Busuanga – Manila
Your guide and driver will transfer you to the airport.
Fly from Busuanga to Manila

End of your Philippines Island Hopping Tour

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