The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown, Binondo. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 17th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied and military prison.
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The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown, Binondo. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 17th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison.
Many wonderful beaches are just part of one of the world's longest coastlines and it takes about 20 years to spend a day on every island. Since Spanish colonial times, the country has been Asia's largest Catholic country. Over a hundred ethnic groups, a mixture of foreign influences and a fusion of culture and arts have enhanced the uniqueness of the Filipino identity and the wonder that is the Philippines.
Facts & Figures:
Dialing code: +63
Area: 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 square miles)
Language: Filipino (based on Tagalog), English, and 8 major dialects
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Buddhist
Currency: Philippine peso
Weather : There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall. This is also dependent on location in the country as some areas experience rain all throughout the year. Based on temperature, the warmest months of the year are March through October; the winter monsoon brings cooler air from November to February. May is the warmest month, and January, the coolest
DAY 1: ARRIVAL MANILA
You will be welcomed upon arrival and transferred to your hotel in Manila by our representative. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2: MANILA CITY TOUR & SHOPPING (B/L)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have your whole day city tour in Manila – the capital of the Phils. The interesting highlights are Fort Santiago, built in 1663 inside the older Walled City of Intramuros (1591 – 1593). The Rizal Park and rolling tour to the reclaimed area of the Cultural Center Complex; then to the Central Business District of Makati. A visit to a curio of Filipino crafts is a must for a change in your shopping environment before driving back to the hotel. Have lunch at the local restaurant Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3: LEAVE MANILA FOR CEBU (B)
After breakfast at the hotel; check-out and transfer-out for your domestic flight going to Cebu. Cebu, the “Queen City of the South”, the second most significant metropolitan centre in the Philippines and is also known as the oldest city established by the Spaniards in the country. Cebu is known for its sumptuous food and delicacies as well as its vibrant beaches and nature activities. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4: CEBU CITY TOUR (B/L)
Have breakfast and proceed with your Cebu City Tour – Discover the charm of old Cebu in major landmarks; Fort San Pedro, Magellan Cross, Basilica Minore of the Child Jesus, the tour proceeds down the South Road properties and continue to uptown passing by the city's major universities & schools. Next stop will be on Taoist Temple on a scenic hillside in Beverly Hills. The tour moves to Asiatown IT Park & ends in Ayala Business Park. Overnight at the resort.
DAY 5: DEPARTURE CEBU (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out at 12:00 noon. You will be transferred back to the airport for your flight-out of Cebu Depart Cebu
- 5 Days 4 Nights room accommodation at the hotel of your choice
- Roundtrip airport transfers (Airport-Hotel- Airport)
- All meals and tours as specified in the itinerary
- Manila City Tour with Lunch plus Shopping
- Cebu – Cebu City Tour with Lunch
- Private use of vehicle during land tours
- Services of English Speaking Guide
- International and Domestic airfares
- Visa Fees
- All personal incidental expenses
- Items, transfers and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tipping for drivers and guides (approximately USD 3 per person / per day)
- Travel insurance which is strongly recommended