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Stretching only 7km long, Boracay is known for pristine beaches and the pleasures of an island paradise. Boracay offers similar pleasures to Tahiti or Fiji but at more affordable prices. More information on Boracay Vacations. This island offers the definition of untouched paradise. As well, if you want to go scuba diving, this is the place to be. Founded by Spain in , the capital of Manila comes off as a busy, noisy city on first impression, but it has plenty of attractions beyond its brusque initial appearance.

The sweeping seafront promenade of high-rise hotels leads to Old Manila, which culminates in Intramuros, an old walled city that blends Spanish and American colonial influences with indigenous cultural traditions that have thrived for around 3, years. Click for more information on Manila Tours.

Amid all of its commercial activity, Cebu features historical sites, various museums, and churches. But Cebu is also known for its good beaches and resorts on Mactan Island. Cebu mixes urban attractions with rest and relaxation. It is also home to many festivals throughout the year. Located on the north of Luzon, these terraces are carved onto the rocks on hilly mountains slopes and date back around 2, years. There are few things as breathtaking to see on Philippines vacation packages.

More information on Banaue Rice Terraces. Located in the province of Bohol, these 1, grassy hills turn a rich brown each dry season, transforming into a landscape of uniform brown hills that look like chocolate treats. Although they look too symmetrical to be nature, the Chocolate Hills are not manmade. Their geological origin is currently up for debate, with no consensus on their formation reached.

Found on the southeastern tip of Luzon, Mayon Volcano is the largest volcano in the Philippines. Its perfectly-symmetrical cone shape makes it one of the most picturesque volcanoes in the world. However, it is still active, so be aware of current volcanic activity before visiting. Located in the eponymous national park on the island of Palawan, this incredible underground river stretches through a landscape of karst rocks that recalls Ha Long Bay in Vietnam. That being said, there are seasonal variations in the country.

The wet season runs from May to October, while the dry season runs November to April. In the dry season, typhoons become a regular occurrence, with the earliest typhoons occurring in May. July and August are the wettest months and are best avoided. You can start with a stopover package in Manila and then combine it with a beach stay in Boracay, Palawan or Cebu.

You can also add trips to Pagsanjan Falls, Corregidor Island and the Banaue Rice Terraces, the latter needing more time with a stopover. Experience the Philippines, from its Metropolis to its Islands. At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Philippines vacation. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering the Philippines for yourself. Request Brochure. Go Your Way Brochure Request Now! There seems to be very limited info on-line about it.

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Hey Sam, so happy I could help out! You are going to love the Philippines and this itinerary kicks ass ;. I think 2 nights in PP would be plenty. All there is do is to do is the underground river, but I believe there are some nice beaches around as well. Hey Raquel, so glad I could help out!! I wouldnt be too worried though. Just occasional monsonons in the afternoon! Hi Jones, great post really helpful.

Me and my two friends are currently planning our trip to the Philippines and have used your itinerary for a lot of it — so thank you. We were just wondering how you got around Manila. From the airport to your accom and then to the ferry terminal? Was the public transport ok? Also how much roughly were the hostels?

Hey Hollie! So cramped, loud, and uncomfortable. But I did take a taxi both from the airport, and from hostel — the ferry terminal. There are tons of ones to choose from! Hope this helps. Thanks for the quick response! Were the taxis reasonable? Also do you know where the ferry terminal is?

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We are trying to find the address so we can look at hostels near by for our time there. No worries! Yeah, I had a bad experience traveling on the trains during rush hour. Taxis are definitely reasonable. Comparable to the rest of South-East Asia, but maybe a tad bit more pricier. Just look up the information on 2GO ferries. Safe travels! Glad I could help out!! Oh, and do add Banaue and Sagada on your next itinerary ; Cheers! Yeah so sorry I had a broken link!

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I see that the overnight ferry arrival time in Coron is am, what did you do from that time until check in at your hotel or hostel? I went straight to my hostel and checked in actually. Hi Jones, just doing a bit of research on South East Asia and i came across this page.