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13 Days
Availability : All Year
Manila | Boracay | Cebu | Puerto Princesa | El Nido | Coron

Our private Philippines with Boracay holiday package starts and ends in Manila with visits to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and Coron in between. This 13-day Philippines holiday package is perfect for couples and families looking for an adventure in the beautiful Philippines with the comfort of hotel accommodation.

Travel Style: Adventure | Comfort | Independent
Suitable for: Singles | Couples | Families

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What You Can Expect on Your Philippines Tour

This incredible adventure in the Philippines takes you from Manila to Boracay Island, where you can enjoy crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and bustling island nightlife. From there, you’ll head to Cebu and Oslob to swim with the whale sharks and brave the breathtaking Kawasan Falls.

Then it’s on to Puerto Princesa to visit one of the seven wonders of the natural world: the underground river. Next, you’ll visit El Nido and Coron to see some of the most beautiful islands in the world.

This Philippines Explorer tour is an independent tour package that includes accommodation in private rooms at three-to-four-star hotels besides internal flights, expert local guides, some meals, all transport, and activities as per our detailed itinerary.

The Places You Will Visit

As one of our most expansive Phillpines island tours, you will have the chance to explore six stunning locations in the Philippines in 13 days, each with unique attractions.

How many days


Places You'll Visit

  • Manila
  • Boracay
  • Cebu
  • Puerto Princesa
  • El Nido
  • Coron


3B 2L

Travel Style

Adventure | Comfort | Independent

Good For

Singles | Couples | Families

Price Includes

  • 12 nights in 3-4 star accommodation
  • All internal flights with 20kg of checked luggage per person
  • Some meals
  • All transport
  • All activities as per itinerary

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Some meals
Your Holiday Itinerary

For this holiday package, we have created an itinerary packed with activities. However, we have intentionally left plenty of free time for independent exploration on some days.

Day 1:Welcome to the Philippines

Mabuhay. Welcome to the Philippines. Your booking includes transportation to your accommodation for check-in upon your arrival at Manila Airport. Enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure to settle in and explore the city on your own.

Meals included: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in the heart of Makati City, Manila.

Day 2:Sunset Bike Tour of Manila

Enjoy the day in Manila on your own before heading off for a two-hour historical sunset bamboo bike tour around the walled city of Intramuros Mani in the evening. Our local tour guide will share stories of Intramuros and the Philippines while you enjoy the sightseeing.

We will lead you to the Skydeck of The Bayleaf Hotel just before the sun sets, where you will enjoy a complimentary drink while night falls over Manila Bay. Once you finish your drink, head to Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of Filipino food and a live cultural performance.

Meals included: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in the heart of Makati City, Manila

Day 3:Boracay Bound

Today, you will be picked up from your Manila hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Boracay. You will arrive at Caticlan airport, near the island of Boracay. Our transfer van will collect you at the airport and take you to the Caticlan pier, where you’ll board a traditional banca boat for the short 15-minute ride to Boracay Island.

Once on the island, another minibus will take you from the Boracay pier to your Boracay accommodation in Station 2. This busy area offers people-watching opportunities besides many shops and restaurants. You will have free time to explore the white beach at your leisure tonight.

Meals included: N/A
Accommodation: Beachfront resort

Day 4:Boracay Island-Hopping

Hit the open water on a banca boat for the ultimate Philippines island-hopping tour, featuring cliff jumping, snorkelling and lunch. Cruise off the shore of Boracay in an outrigger boat and snorkel in coral gardens.

Explore the underwater world at Crocodile Island and visit Puka Beach in the northern part. The outrigger boat will also pass by Magic Island and Crystal Cove Island as part of the adventure. You don’t want to miss this experience! Tonight is free to spend as you wish.

Meals included: Lunch
Accommodation: Beachfront resort

Day 5:Boracay Free Day

Spend today however you like, with a bounty of incredible options waiting to be discovered on this beautiful island. You may wish to try helmet diving or kitesurfing, take a sunset dinner cruise, or relax the day away with a cocktail on the beach.

Meals included: N/A
Accommodation: Beachfront resort

Day 6:Cebu City

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cebu this morning. Cebu City’s energy is infectious: its bar and club scene is famous throughout the archipelago, and dining out is a delight because of its dizzying choice of restaurants.

Upon arrival in Cebu, you will be transferred to your Cebu City hotel and spend the evening exploring independently.

Meals included: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in the centre of Cebu City

Day 7:Whale Sharks and Waterfalls

Ready for an adrenaline rush? You will start the day early for this jaunt as you must get to your hotel lobby in time for your 3:00 am to 4:00 am pick-up. The trip begins with a scenic drive along the Southern Cebu coastline.

You will travel via private car charter to Oslob, where you will get up close to the friendly whale sharks. Once you arrive in Oslob, slip on your snorkelling gear and swimming attire before leaping into the water for your whale shark encounter.

This slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet shark is one of the largest known fish species and a true sight to contemplate. You will get to snorkel or swim with them and participate in the feeding. Make sure to capture these moments with your GoPro.

Next, put on your canyoneering gear when you reach the Kawasan Falls, a pristine natural paradise near the Badian mountains up the Matutinao River. Then, set out on a slippery and exciting path.

Scramble, hike, climb and jump your way through a trail that takes you through ravines, gorges, waterfalls, and natural pools. Part of your journey follows the Kanlaob River, famed for its blue water.

Pause for lunch midway through your canyoneering journey and replenish your energy before wrapping up your afternoon with more swimming below the Kawasan Falls. You will want to relax on the drive back to your hotel.

Meals included: Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in the centre of Cebu City

Day 8:Puerto Princesa City

Say goodbye to Cebu and transfer to the airport for your flight to Palawan, voted the most beautiful island in the world two years in a row. When you arrive at Puerto Princesa, you will be transported to your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring at your own pace.

Meals included: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in the centre of Puerto Princesa City

Day 9:Underground River Tour

After breakfast, head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Palawan Underground. Spend the morning discovering the underwater cave systems by boat and be in absolute awe at this amazing wonder of nature.

Later today, you will be transported by van to the stunning El Nido. The drive to El Nido takes approximately six hours, and you should arrive there at about 10pm.

Meals included: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in the centre of El Nido town

Day 10:El Nido Island-Hopping

Explore white-sand beaches, coral reefs and more with an island-hopping tour from El Nido. Sightsee hidden beaches and shrines, lagoons, caves, and coves while traversing these exotic islands in the Philippines. Enjoy lunch and obtain free snorkel equipment rentals during your experience.

Meals included: Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in the centre of El Nido town

Day 11:Coron

This morning, you will 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 exploring on your own. There are many hidden treasures to discover.

Meals included: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in the centre of Coron

Day 12:Coron Island-Hopping

Today, you set off on another island-hopping adventure and visit the stunning lagoons and lakes in the area. Cool off in the clear blue sea and take in the extraordinary manta rays. Then, enjoy a picture-perfect view of Kayangan Lake, the cleanest lake in the Philippines. You can also discover Barracuda Lake, a natural wonder famous for its cold, warm, and hot water layers.

Finally, see the sights at Siete Pecados Marine Park, where you can observe vibrant tropical fish and admire the coral gardens. Day 12 includes an indulgent lunch at Beach 91 with spectacular ocean views.

Meals included: Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in the centre of Coron

Day 13:Bon Voyage

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. This morning you will have breakfast at the hotel before being transferred to Coron Airport for your included flight to Manila.

This tour starts and ends in Manila, making it perfect for those who want the complete Philippines package from arrival to departure. However, if you would like to stay longer, we can help organise your onward travel, including the Beautiful Boracay or any of our other add-on packages.

Meals included: N/A
Accommodation: N/A

What else do I need to know?

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need a Visa?

Most nationalities, including Australia, the UK, Europe, NZ, Canada, and the US, do not need a visa to enter the Philippines. If you plan to stay in the Philippines longer than 30 days, you will need to extend your travel permit for a fee of approximately AUD 80. We recommend checking with your local Philippines consulate for up-to-date visa requirements and costs. If you need any further help with visas, ask us.

When Should I Arrive?

You can arrive at any time on day one. However, if you want a day or two in Manila before the planned itinerary, we can arrange your accommodation for approximately AUD 60 per night.

How Much Spending Money Will I Need for This Tour?

All your activities, accommodation, transport, and some meals are included, so you will need money to pay for extra meals, drinks, shopping, and onward travel. We recommend you bring at least AUD 500 spending money per person to make the most of the Philippines and Boracay tour package.

Any Luggage Advice?

We always recommend travelling with a backpack and packing light. Ten to 20kgs of gear should be plenty. It is usually pretty hot in the Philippines, and the weather makes dragging lots of luggage around a somewhat sweaty affair.

Do I Need Travel Insurance?

Travel Insurance is not compulsory but is highly recommended. We can help you out with that too. Just get in touch and let us know what you need.

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Solo Traveller

The tour was ideal for me as a solo traveller allowing me to slot the trip into the exact dates of my holiday, even leaving out one part to make it work. Despite my flight date being changed by my airline at the last minute, I was still able to adjust my trip without missing out on any major part. Communication was available at any time should any concerns arise. I was surprised how much of the Philippines I covered in a short time.



Solo Traveller

The trip was great! I travelled with my mum and dad and we all really enjoyed it! The accommodation in most places was comfortable but the hotels in Boracay, Puerto Princesa and Tagaytay were way above what we expected! The activities included were great! Unfortunately, the underground river tour was cancelled due to bad weather but we were taken on an alternate tour and were given a small refund from Do ou Travel for the inconvenience.



Solo Traveller

My husband and I chose this trip as we were looking for a Philippines package that wasn’t a group tour. The trip was fantastic! The itinerary was amazing and some of the places we stayed were just superb! Would highly recommend this tour for people who like a little more comfort when they are travelling!


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