Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Route summary : Puerto Princesa airport,Palawan – St.Paul National Park Sabang -Cebu-Bohol- Cebu -Boracay island – Caticlan airport.
9 Days / 8 Nights Vacation Philippines
Combine exploration with relaxing in its natural beauty. Enjoy a 9-day exploration as we travel around Palawan and The Visayas with a varied tour combining the region’s history, heritage, breath-taking scenery and wildlife with plenty of time to relax. You will enjoy a varied experience ranging from observing crocodiles in their natural habitat, the unique Underground River, going back in time to travel by horse-drawn carriage as well as experiencing firsthand the amazing history of this region and the world-famous Chocolate Hills formations.
Day 1 : MANILA-PALAWAN (PUERTO PRINCESA)
You are collected from your hotel for the morning flight to Puerto Princesa airport on Palawan Island. Our local tour guide will greet you and take you to your first stop, the Crocodile Farming Institute to witness the local species of crocodiles in The Philippines, then relax and enjoy the panoramic view over Honda Bay from Mitra’s Ranch family mansion, visit the restored ruins of Plaza Cuartel and then the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. We carry on to Sitio Sabang, about 2 hours drive away, for your two night stay.
Day 2 : SABANG
After breakfast we travel to St.Paul National Park to see the Subterranean River. At 8.2 km it is the longest navigable river in the world, emerging directly into the sea. This is a spectacular sight, especially when combined with it’s habitat for biodiversity and limestone karts landscape.
DAY 3 : SABANG-PUERTO PRINCESSA-CEBU
An early rise then transfer by airconditioned minivan to Puerto Princessa for the afternoon flight to Cebu Island, part of the Visayas group of islands. Our local tour guide there will greet you and take you to your three night Cebu accommodation.
DAY 4 : CEBU
Breakfast. Morning free to relax. After lunch our guide will take you for a walking tour to visit Fort San Pedro, the small fort used by the Spanish in 1965. You continue on the heritage trail by local horse drawn carriage, called calesa, and visit Plaza Sugbo, the Basilica of the Santo Niño, the heritage monument and an ancestral home for a taste of how life was lived in this part of The Philippines in the 19th Century.
DAY 5 : CEBU-BOHOL-CEBU
Early breakfast then a fast ferry ride for 1 hour 45 mins to the capital city of Bohol Island, Tagbilaran City. Upon arrival, we take you on a country side tour to major landmarks including the Blood Compact Site, historic churches, a man-made forest and the famous Chocolate Hills. Lunch (included) is aboard a simple floating restaurant while cruising down the Loboc River. You catch the late afternoon ferry back to your accommodation in Cebu Island.
DAY 6 : CEBU-BORACAY ISLAND (via Caticlan airport)
This morning we transfer to Cebu airport. On arrival at Caticlan airport (the gateway to Boracay Island), we have arranged all land and boat transfers to your Boracay accommodation. Famous for its nightlife and 7 km stretch of beautiful White beach you will surely enjoy a relaxed last 3 days and nights.
DAY 7 : BORACAY ISLAND
Relax, relax, relax….!
DAY 8 : BORACAY ISLAND
Enjoy the daytour around Boracay Island we have arranged. Relax on a local outrigger boat, snorkeling and local style lunch at Puka Shell beach.
DAY 9 : BORACAY ISLAND-MANILA
Sadly, time to depart. Land and boat transfer back to Caticlan airport for your 1 hour flight to Manila.