Start in Manila and end in Siargao on this 16 day adventure with Do You Travel.
Start in Manila and end in Siargao on this 16 day adventure with Do You Travel.
Start in Manila and end in Siargao on this 16 day adventure with Do You Travel. The Philippines Discovery takes you from Manila to Tagaytay to trek the Taal Volcano. To Cebu to Oslob to swim with the whale sharks. To Puerto Princesa to visit the Underground River to El Nido, Port Barton and Coron for crystal clear waters and white sand beaches, then to Siargao Island to top off your adventure!
The Philippines Discovery is an independent tour package that includes accommodation in a perfect mix of hostels, hotels and beachfront cabins, all internal flights, expert local guides, some meals, transportation and all activities.
Adventure | Independent
Singles | Couples | Families | Groups
Your trip includes airport pick up. Just let us know your flight details into Manila so that we can arrange this for you.
Your trip finishes on the beautiful island of Siargao. If you’re staying on longer in the Philippines, we can help organise all of your onward travel including any of our Add-on trips. If you’re just doing the 15-day trip and then going home and need to get back to Manila then it’s a short van ride to Sirgao airport and a 1 hour 45 minute flight to Manila. There is one-two direct flights per day from Siarago arriving in Manila at around 5:30PM and 6:30PM. The earliest we recommend booking an onward flight out of Manila is around 9 pm on day 15.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended but not compulsory
Most nationalities including Australia, UK, Europe, NZ, Canada, and the US do not need a visa to enter the Philippines. If you plan to stay in the Philippines for longer than 30 days you will need to extend your visa for a fee of approximately $80 AUD. We recommend checking with your local Philippines consulate for up to date visa requirements and costs. If you need any further help with visas just contact us.
How much spending money will I need?
All of your internal flights, activities, accommodation, transport and some meals are included throughout the duration of the tour, so you’ll just need money for any extra meals, drinks, shopping, and any onward travel. We recommend you bring at least $400 AUD spending money for the trip.
What luggage do you recommend?
We always recommend traveling with a backpack and packing light! 10-20kgs of stuff should be plenty. It’s generally quite hot in the Philippines so dragging around a huge suitcase is not much fun.
Mabuhay and welcome to the Philippines! Arrive in Manila and be transferred to your hostel in the heart of Makati!. The rest of the night is free to enjoy as you wish. You may like to enjoy a drink on the sun deck overlooking the city or head out to red light district Makati for a night on the town.
After breakfast you’ll head to Tagaytay and the Taal Volcano! Hike your way up to 311 meters above sea level and discover Taal Volcano’s magnificent crater. Lacking experience? No problem! A local English speaking tour coordinator will act as your guide throughout the rocky trek, making sure that you reach the top safely and with lots of pictures! After the trek be taken back to your hostel in Manila.
After breakfast, check out and be transferred back to Manila airport to catch your first flight of the trip to Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The flight time is approximately an hour and a half. When you arrive in Palawan you will be picked up from the airport and taken to your hotel in the city centre. The rest of the day is free for you to do as you wish.
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel to head over to the Puerto Princesa Underground River – one of the seven natural wonders of the world! Have an absolutely incredible experience being guided through the national park, exploring the underground cave systems aboard a bamboo raft. This is an absolute must-do while in the Philippines In the afternoon you will be transported by van to your beachfront home in Port Barton.
Spend your day sipping fresh coconuts on white sand while listening to some island reggae in the background. Tucked away on a secluded beach. Snorkel with turtles, explore the island or lay in a hammock and read a good book. This is your time to truly experience idyllic island life.
In the morning you will be transported to El Nido! When you arrive, you will see why Palawan was named the most beautiful island group in the world. Surrounded by islands and cliffs, El Nido is a secret paradise we are lucky enough to share. Check in to the hostel. Settle in, and head out to check out the restaurants and bars that line the beach.
Today is all about experiencing what El Nido is famous for- and that is the island hopping. Set sail to enjoy the emerald waters, snorkel incredible reefs and try and spot some unique wildlife on a shared El Nido Island Hopping Tour. Discover the clear waters of Miniloc Island, where you will find three breathtaking lagoons -Soak up the sun and relax on the white sand beaches of Shimizu island -Relish a delicious grilled lunch on the beach -Snorkel in the pristine waters of Seven Commando beach, and get a chance to see a few sea turtles!
Today is your chance to explore this beautiful island however you wish. You may choose to take another Island hopping tour, flag down a tricycle driver to drive you to one of the many waterfalls or explore the town and have lunch on the beach.
This morning you hop on the ferry from El Nido town and cruise across the sea to the small fishing village of Coron. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the town.
Today you’ll set off on an island-hopping adventure to visit the stunning lagoons and lakes in the area. Cool off in the clear blue sea and take in the rays. Get a picture-perfect view of Kayangan Lake, the cleanest lake in the Philippines Discover the Barracuda Lake, a natural wonder that’s famous for its layers of cold, warm, and hot water Explore Siete Pecados Marine Park where you can observe vibrant tropical fish and admire coral gardens Experience this tour with a delicious lunch at Beach 91 which you will indulge in along with the views of the ocean
This morning you will be picked up and transferred to the airport where you will board your flight to Cebu. Flight time is approximately 1.5 hours. Once you arrive you will be transferred to your accommodation in Cebu. The night is yours to do as you please but you may want to rest as tomorrow is a big day!
Ready for an adrenaline rush? Travel via private car charter to Oslob where you’ll get up close to the friendly whale sharks. This slow-moving filter-feeding carpet shark is one of the largest known fish species – and a true sight to behold. On the trip, you will not only get to snorkel and swim with the whale sharks, but also participate in the feeding. You will need to wake up bright and early for this adventure and get to your hotel lobby in time for your 3:00am-4:00am pick up. The trip starts with a scenic drive along the Southern Cebu coastline. Once you arrive in Oslob, get your snorkelling gear and swimming attire on before hopping in the water for your whale shark encounter – make sure to capture your moments with the whale sharks with your GoPro! Head next to Kawasan Falls, a pristine natural paradise nestled near the Badian mountains. Up the Matutinao River. Equip your canyoneering gear and set out on a slippery and exciting path. Scramble, hike, climb, and jump your way through a trail that takes you through ravines, across gorges, down waterfalls, and into natural pools. Part of your journey follows the Kanlaob River, famed for its blue water. Pause for lunch midway through your canyoneering journey, replenishing your energy before wrapping up your afternoon with more swimming below the Kawasan Falls and the drive back to your hotel.
This morning you will be picked up and transported to the airport to take your flight to Siargao. Flight time is approximately 1 hour. Once you arrive in Siargao take a short van ride to your beach front accommodation. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.
Siargao Island is surrounded by colorful reefs and charming islets. On this full-day island-hopping adventures, visit four of those isolated islands – Naked Island, Daku Island, Guyam Island and Corregidor Island. Spend your time at each island doing what you want to do, whether it’s snorkeling, sunbathing or exploring the islands. Once back on land spend the evening however you please.
Today is yours to enjoy Siargao for all of its awesomeness! There is so much to do in Siargao, you are spoilt for choice. You could try your hand at more surfing, visit the Magpupungko Tide Pools, hire a scooter and visit the Tayangban Cave Pools, Tak Tak Falls or spend the day exploring the various shops, bars, and restaurants along Tourism road. If you’re keen to check out the nightlife this is your chance! With an entire strip of restaurants and bars in Siargao, there is never a dull moment or lack of entertainment. The bars in Siargao have a cool system that makes the Siargao Nightlife busy every night. Each night is a different venue and the bars share the nights of the week. If you feel like partying just ask anyone where the party is at that night. They will give you the pre-pre location, pre-location and the actual party, which will kick off around 11 pm.
Sadly all good things must come to an end.. This is the final day of the tour. There are no more activities or inclusions today.
This tour has been fantastic. !!!Thanks to you SARAH LINSAY. !! Well -organised,,Exciting’’Sarah made sure I had the best possible experience ever .This trip has been way better than I could’ve expected!!!!!! Thanks vor every thing . J B
The overall experience was incredible. The transportation and accommodation (especially the beach front resort in Boracay) was fantastic and all taken care of and our days were filled with activities. The Philippines is so beautiful and DYTRAVEL ensures that you see the absolute best parts of this country! I would recommend this trip to anyone instantly.
I actually added on Bohol to this tour & glad I did, so tour was 18days. Well paced, with at least 2 days in each place. The transport drivers were always on time & friendly. The Filpino people always smiling & very welcoming & have a real respect for their land & oceans. Enironmentally aware.