Destinations at a Glance

If you are not familiar with The Philippines, this page may help you make up your mind about your itinerary. Explore Exotic Philippines - Delight your senses with an amazing variety,remarkably free of the trappings of mass tourism ! This is the ultimate country if you are flexible and believe exploring is fun.The 7,107 (!) islands of The Philippine Archipelago offer a remarkable range of land formations: world class limestone cliffs, a wide range of outdoor activities, superb diving, numerous hidden bays, white beaches, exotic coconut trees and bountiful opportunities for island hopping. Village life still moves to different rhythms. Tribal cultures in the mountains are still alive, as their strong warrior tradition has helped keep outsiders from moving in.

Information per Destination
Manila Guimaras Island
Northern Luzon Bohol
Southern Luzon Negros
Mindoro (incl Puerto Galera) Siquijor Island
Palawan Apo Island
Boracay Island Mindanao
Cebu Siargao Island
Malapascua Island Camiguin Island
Bantayan Island  
Badian Island  

Itinerary Suggestions

Let us try to give you a kind of frame, based on our 17 years of experience. Depending on your personal preferences and family circumstances, combined with things you want to see / do, plus the time you have, it might help you choose a destination suitable to your needs.

Please bear in mind that the daily challenge we face in our travel agency is that “holiday or vacation” is perceived differently by each individual.And by each nationality. Something “touristy” in The Philippines might be just up to your standards. “Not soo touristy” in The Philippines means quickly without the amenities and food variety you might be used too to relax.

Preferred Holiday A glance at Highlights Rec. minimum time needed
“Short breaks,
easy travel”
Cebu, Mactan First class / deluxe hotels
Int’l airport.
Minimum 3 days
Boracay 12 White beaches, active nightlife Wide variety of food
Bohol Chocolate hills, excellent diving, quiet beach
Puerto Galera active nightlife, diving
and other activities
“Longer breaks“ Negros Quiet, Sugar plantations,
Minimum 4 to 5 days
Palawan Isolated beaches, isl.hopping
with > 1,700 islands
Mindanao Check w / your embassy
“Off the beaten track /
The journey an
Quiet, unexplored Island hopping in Visayas minimum 2 weeks
Guimaras Not cheap, weekend trip Minimum 4 to 5 days
Siquijor Island Rent a bike to go around
Bantayan / Malapascua Islands A long way travel, nice beach, snorkeling/diving
South Cebu A long way travel, purely dive
Siargao Basic or very luxury, surfbeauty
Batanes Different
"Day tours
From Manila”
Museum of Filipino People, Rizal Park Combine w/lunch in the Orchidarium & high tea in Manila Hotel Minimum 1 or 2 days
Corregidor Island History
Pagsanjan Falls Impression of countryside
Villa Escudero Excellent dance performance
China Town The local way
Intramuros Casa Manila, Silahis center, combine w / Malate Church, San Andres Fruit market or Metropolitan Museum
“Outdoor /
Special Interest"
Rafting/Kayaking Cagayan Valley, Tuguegarao Minimum 3 or 4 days
Sailing Northern Palawan
Mt. Pinatubo Trek Day tour
Health Retreat Malacapao Isl. (off El Nido)
“Short trips
w / own car”
Bataan History Minimum 1 or 2 days
Batangas Taal volcano+ Taal City
Subic Former Naval base, Jungle trek, watersports
Bulacan Carabao Festival in May
“Longer trips
w / own car”
North Luzon La Union, Ilocos Norte + Sur Minimum 4 days
South Luzon Mt.Mayon,
Sorsogon whale watching

We hope this might give you some ideas. 7,107 islands simply don’t fit in an overview. Not to mention the wonderful experiences that came along !

Feel free to Contact Us – we have seen most places. Or drop by at our Travel Centers (open Saturday’s/free parking) to look at our pictures, while enjoying a cup of coffee. We look forward to assist you with a personalized advice.



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