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16 Days Do The Philippines Group Tour

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16 Days
Philippines
Max People : 12

A 16 Day Philippines Group Tour starting in Manila and ending in the beautiful island of Siargao! Explore the beautiful Philippines with a group of like-minded travellers from around the world.

Do You Travel’s – ‘Do The Philippines’ guarantees you a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the Philippines that you will never forget!

 

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Tour Details

Mabuhay and welcome to the Philippines!

In 16 days of island-hopping through the Philippines, we will explore the bustling nightlife in Manila, snorkel turquoise waters and visit untouched islands, camp on the beach under the stars, swim with majestic whale sharks, discover Filipino culture and learn the language (some of it, anyway), enjoy the best sunsets on earth, enjoy beers and cocktails on the beach, and the best part is that you’ll be doing it all with a group of like-minded travellers – so if you are planning to travel solo, no need to worry as 90% of the people who join us are solo travellers as well! Want to find out if we’re the Philippines tour company for you? Read a little more about us.

If you’re looking to Do the Philippines right, meet new people, experience the culture, and have the time of your life, then make Do The Philippines your next adventure! And if this tour isn’t quite perfect, check out the rest of our Philippines Holiday Packages.

How Many Days

16

Meals

7B 4L 7D

Travel Style

Adventure | Group Tour

Good For

Singles | Couples | Groups

Price Includes

  • 15 nights accommodation
  • All internal flights
  • Some meals
  • Awesome Tour Leader
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Underground River
  • Dinner and camping on our secluded beach
  • 3D/2N Island hopping expedition from El Nido to Coron on an amazing boat including all food and drinks
  • Island Hopping in Siargao and Port Barton
  • Swim alongside the gigantic but friendly whale sharks and visit the jaw-dropping Kawasan Falls
  • Amazing times!

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Some meals
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Itinerary

Day 1Manila - Your Adventure Begins

Guests will be arriving throughout the day. Your tour leader will be waiting to meet you at the roof deck of our hostel today at 6:00 pm. Grab a beer and enjoy the view of the Manila skyline while we do a quick orientation. For our first group dinner, we enjoy a delicious traditional Filipino meal before heading out to the red light district of Makati to explore the night scene.

Meals included: Dinner
Accommodation: Boutique Hostel

Day 2Palawan

After breakfast we board our first flight of the tour and make our way to one of the most beautiful islands in the world; Palawan. As soon as we land we will travel by private van to Sabang. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the beautiful beach, take a zipline over the water if you are a thrill-seeker or just chill in one of the beach hammocks with a book! Enjoy dinner tonight with the group while we watch the sunset over the water and enjoy the live entertainment on the beachfront.

Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Boutique Hotel

Day 3Puerto Princesa Underground River

This morning after breakfast we head over to the Puerto Princesa Underground River – one of the seven natural wonders of the world! We will have an 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 we set off for Port Barton! Once we arrive in Port Barton we will be taken to our secluded beach, situated on one of the most beautiful white-sand beaches in the Philippines where we spend the afternoon sea kayaking, laying on the beach and of course preparing our campsite for the night. Our local guide will prepare dinner and build a fire and bust the guitar as we rock the night away under the stars.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Beach front camping

Day 4Port Barton - Island Hopping

Today we venture out on our first snorkelling trip in hope of seeing some amazing ocean life including sea turtles, rays and starfish! In the evening, we get together and watch the spectacular sunset over the water and enjoy drinks and company by the bonfire! This is your day to truly experience #Islandlife

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Beachfront camping

Day 5El Nido

The next part of our adventure brings us to El Nido! We set off by van and arrive in El Nido in the mid afternoon to check in to our funky new hostel (Don’t forget to check out the roof top pool, it’s epic!) Tonight we head to the beach for sunset cocktails and group dinner!

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

Day 6Water Falls and Beach Day

Our first day in El Nido takes us to a national park with 3 waterfalls to jump in, swim and enjoy the morning, combined with Nacpan beach, which we know you are going to love! Spend the afternoon on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines, sipping cocktails in the sun! Lined with coconut trees, soft white sand and crystal clear water, this place is really paradise on earth! This evening we head back to El Nido town and enjoy the nightlife of El Nido at leisure.

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

Day 7El Nido - Coron Expedition

Today we start a 3-day Expedition like no other! An adventure within an adventure and one of the major highlights of the trip, you simply cannot have this experience travelling on your own! We spend the next 3 days cruising around on a giant 2 level boat through the most beautiful islands in the world, swimming, snorkelling, dancing, sunbathing and relaxing. At the end of each day we head to base camp and spend our nights chilled in front of the bonfire while all of our meals are prepared for us and our drinks are served cold! We sleep under the stars in beach facing glamping huts and tents and wake up to the most epic sunrises you will ever experience!

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Accommodation: Beachfront glamping

Day 8El Nido - Coron Expedition

Day 2 of the expedition is your day to explore the Linapacan islands, which have some of the cleanest and clearest waters on earth. It’s the perfect place to snorkel and relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in Palawan. The program for today includes exploring a turtle sanctuary, jumping from a 6 meters-high cliff (if you dare), and meeting the Tagbuana, the local people of Linapacan, to discover their culture and way of life. Again before sunset we head back to base to spend the night chilling on the beach under the moonlight in front of the bonfire.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Accommodation: Beach front tents

Day 9El Nido - Coron Expedition

This morning after waking up to the most epic sunrise of your life, continue to sail up north, to start exploring the eastern part of Culion. Among other things, you will discover what is probably the most beautiful sandbar in Palawan, in Ditaytayan island… After a night spent on a beach, we will head to Coron for a new island hopping tour, to discover its snorkeling spots filled with thousands of fish! As the sun sets today, we dock in Coron, the endpoint of our amazing expedition! We head to our hotel in Coron for some much-deserved rest. If you are up for it, join the group and head out for dinner and explore the bars in town.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Boutique hostel

Day 10Bound for Cebu

Today after breakfast we board a flight to Cebu and travel by van to our Cebu city accommodation. The rest of the day is yours to spend at your leisure exploring the city, but best to get a good night’s rest as tomorrow is a big day!

Meals included: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in the city centre

Day 11Whale Sharks and Kawasan Falls

Today we head out for a truly unforgettable experience; jump in the water to swim with the huge (but very friendly) whale sharks. Bring your underwater camera, as trust us you will want to remember this forever. After you dry off head deep into the hills of Cebu to visit some of the Philippines most beautiful waterfalls. 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, 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. After a huge and exciting day we head back to the city for the evening and if you are up for it, your tour leader will take you out to explore the night life of Cebu.

Meals included: Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in the city centre

Day 12Siargao

This afternoon we take our final flight of the tour to the super-chilled hipster island of Siargao. Once we arrive in Siargao we take a short van ride to our villa-style accommodation. Once checked in, we’ll head out for dinner and spend the evening chilling out at a resort on the beach, or head out for the evening to enjoy the town’s bustling nightlife.

Meals included: N/A
Accommodation: Boutique pool villa

Day 13Siargao Surf and Chill

This morning after a much deserved sleep-in and a nice cafe breakfast, we head to cloud 9 to catch our very first wave! We set you up with a knowledgeable instructor and get you on some waves that are perfect for beginners. Once we are all surfed out we spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, take a nap on the beach, explore the island or chill with a beer at the pool! For dinner, we meet up at a beachfront restaurant and bar at Cloud 9 to watch the sunset before heading out on the town to experience the nightlife of the island.

Meals included: N/A
Accommodation: Boutique pool villa

Day 14Siargao Island Hopping

Today we visit three different beautiful islands just off the coast of Siargao Island. You will spend the day snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, chilling on white-sand beaches and generally having fun in the sun. The night is yours for however you prefer it, nice and relaxed, or head out for a night on the town.

Meals included: Lunch
Accommodation: Boutique pool villa

Day 15Siargao Free Time

Today is yours to do as you please! 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. At around 7 pm we head out for our farewell dinner to celebrate and reminisce about the amazing experiences we have had. After dinner, whoever is up for it can head-on with us to the bars. The bars in Siargao actually have a cool system that works well for the partiers but also the clubs and makes the Siargao Nightlife busy every night. Each night is a different venue and the bars share the nights of the week!

Meals included: Dinner
Accommodation: Boutique pool villa

Day 16Bon Voyage

Sadly all good things must come to an end, there are no planned activities today but the fun doesn’t have to stop here. If you’re traveling on; our expert Group Leaders are on hand to help you book everything you need to get to where you’re heading; whether that be on to some more islands in the Philippines or back to the airport to catch a flight to somewhere different, we can take care of whatever you need!

Meals included: N/A
Accommodation: N/A

Philippines Group tour - More info

Arrival Information

The Do The Philippines group tour starts at 6pm at Z Hostel, Makati. You should fly into Manila airport, which is approximately a 45-minute taxi ride to Z Hostel (depending on traffic). If your flight arrives after 5pm, it’s best to arrive on the day before the tour start date so you don’t miss out on any of the excitement. We can arrange your accommodation for the night before if needed. Extra nights will be approx. $20AUD per night.

Staying on After the Philippines tour?

We don’ blame you, who wants to leave paradise? The tour finishes on the beautiful island of Siargao. If you’re staying on longer in the Philippines, your group leader can help organise all of your onward travel, including any of our add-on packages. If you’re just doing the Do the Philippines trip and then heading home, it’s a short van ride to Siargao airport (your tour leader can organise this for you) and a 1 hour 45-ish minute flight to Manila. There is one direct flight per day from Siargao arriving in Manila at around 6:30PM so the earliest we recommend booking an onward flight out of Manila is around 9 pm on day 16. 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance for this trip is compulsory. Your Group Leader will ask to see proof of your cover before your trip begins. We have teamed up with Nomads Travel Insurance to make the process super easy, grab yourself a quote here

Philippines Visas

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.

Philippines Group tour - FAQ's

Can I connect with my group before I leave?

Yes! Once you’ve booked and before you travel we’ll help put you in touch with the rest of your group so you can start chatting and getting to know each other.

How much spending money will I need to travel the Philippines?

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 $500 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.

 

Please get in touch if you have any other questions about this Philippines tour.

7 Reviews
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Denise

Solo Traveller

wow, Wow, WOW! Just finished the 16 day tour and words cannot describe what an amazing experience it has been! I’ve always wanted to travel the Philippines but with over 7k islands to see and a much different transport system and way of life; I had no idea where to begin. Do You Travel took all that worry away for me. The accommodation was great, the transport was comfortable and the food was delicious (my only complaint is I couldn’t eat anymore as I was fit to burst having always been fed like a king!) The only worry I had was working out how I was going to leave the Philippines behind.. The itinerary is well planned, thought out and encompasses so much variety and life changing experiences! How often can you say that you’ve climbed one of the world’s smallest active volcanoes, chased waterfalls, seen a whole array of marine fish in their natural habitat, been mesmerised by turtles, seen starfish bigger than your head, been arms reach away from the gentle giant whale sharks, launched yourself off of mountain rocks in to clear blue seas canyonering, watched sunsets and sunrises that light up the whole sky, been fed like a king, treated like royalty and felt like you’ve found your home from home?? It still amazes me now that I literally did all of that in just 16 days! Alyssa was my tour guide and I really have to say that she made my time in the Philippines that extra special. Right before booking the tour, throughout and even on my onward journey she been on hand to answer any questions, concerns or worries I have. I’ve felt completely comfortable and safe in her hands and will be sad to say goodbye! Salamat Do you Travel and a special Salamat to Alyssa! If your considering visiting the Philippines then hesitate no more; make your dreams come true, book that flight, book this tour and live the dream because you will not regret it!!

23/12/2020

Jasmine Crasta

Solo Traveller

Amazing tour!! Everything was really well planned out and there were so many highlights I cant even mention them all! I love the fact that they use the time so well and the route is so perfect that we only spend a few hours on the road at a time. Not 1 day is wasted!

16/12/2020

Michael Hayned

Solo Traveller

Itinerary was awesome. Jam packed with awesome activities to the point that we were absolutely exhausted by the end, but spending 4 days in Siarago at the end of the trip was the most perfect way to finish it off!

06/12/2020

Patty

Solo Traveller

Alyssa is the best – she made this trip ome of my best life experiences she is dedicated, has alot of humour, is flexible and cool, also really did well particularly with the cotonavirus issues we had, making me feel safe and secure that we would not get stuck, and she ensured we were able to fly home with no issues. Highlights for me were partying in El Nido, the El Nido to Coron expedition which was just full of the most beautiful sunsets, beaches and cocktails! We had great company, bonfires and the whole vibe was just superb, this is exactly what you want when visting the Philippines. It was sad that because of the coronavirus we were not able to stay in siargao but now I have a reason to come back 🙂 Alyssa did amazing it is not easy with a small group but i wouldn’t change a thing regarding this tour and i would recommend it to anyone!

17/03/2020

Amy

Solo Traveller

This trip was above and beyond what I expected. Alyssa was professional and helped to make the experience the best it could be. The highlights for me were swimming with the whale sharks, canyoneering and Siargao island hopping. I would without a doubt book another tour with Do You Travel. Complete value for money 🙂

20/12/2019
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