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 by our representative. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2: PAGSANJAN TOUR (B/L)
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed with the tour to Pagsanjan. Pagsanjan Falls is one of the most Famous waterfalls in the Philippines. Located in the province of Laguna, the falls is one of the major tourist attractions in the region. The falls are reached by a river trip on dugout canoe, known locally as shooting the rapids, originating from the municipality of Pagsanjan. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3: TAGAYTAY PLUS MANILA CITY TOUR (B/L)
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed with the tour to Tagaytay for sightseeing tour. At 2,250 ft. above sea level, Tagaytay offers a magnificent view of the smallest and lowest volcano in the world, Taal Volcano, resting in the middle of the serene Taal Lake. A deceptive tranquility. The tour ends at the People's Park in the Sky providing a picturesque 360 degrees view of the three provinces south of Metro Manila. After lunch, you will continue your whole day tour to Manila. 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. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4 : FREE AT OWN LEISURE (B)
Have breakfast and spend the day going around the city. Manila is well known for shopping malls. Do some last minute shopping or try some local cuisine. Visit a spa or simply walk in the nearby antique and/or bargain shops. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own or book an optional tour. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5: DEPARTURE MANILA (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out at 12:00 noon. You will be transferred back to the airport for your flight-out of Manila Depart Manila
- 5 Days 4 Nights room accommodation at the hotel of your choice
- Assisted Roundtrip airport transfers (Airport-Hotel- Airport)
- All meals and tours as specified in the itinerary
- Pagsanjan Tour with Lunch
- Tagaytay Sightseeing Tour plus Manila 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