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Banaue Sagada

SEE THE BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF BANAUE AND SAGADA
Get ready to traverse mountains at Banaue and Sagada, where two stunning destinations await you: the UNESCO World Heritage – listed
Banaue Rice Terraces, said by legend to have been made as a stairway to the heavens, and the charming mountain town of
Sagada, home to the hanging coffins and burial caves. This chilly part of the Philippines will make you forget our tropical climate for a
while; have your thermal.

Drive:Banaue, Ifugao ProvinceBoard our air-conditioned coach for your trip to the Mountain Province. Passing through
Nueva Ecija and Nueca Vizcaya, you will be surrounded by endless rice fields and quaint
towns. Stop briefly for lunch at a local restaurant and proceed to Dalton Pass to view a
World War II Memorial Landmark. We then ascend along the winding roads to Ifugao
Land.
 Arrive: Banaue Hotel – Check-in at hotel.

Tour:Banga-an VillageThe second day brings you to Banga-an Village by jeepney. There, one must walk amidst
the rice terraces to reach the village, and this offers a closer view of the local Ifugao
culture. The tour then proceeds to the View Point and have a majesYc view of the
Banaue Rice Terraces. Pass by local markets on the way back to the hotel. Spend the
afternoon exploring nearby villages by foot. Dinner at hotel.

Tour:SagadaDrive to the town of Sagada, famous for their hanging coffins, burial caves and ancient
mummies. We enter the Bontoc Museum, founded by Belgian nuns, to view artifacts and
photos of the mountain tribes.
Return to the hotel later in the aSernoon.

Departure: Check-out and depart from Banaue to Manila, or to another
exciting Philippine destination.

Note:
Rates are available upon request
Refer to list of hotel options*

Manila

Embrace Manila’s Old-World Charm

Experience the colorful fusion of history and modern Filipino life in the bustling financial, economic, commercial and natonal capital of the Philippines. It is the best start-off point to getting anywhere in the country, and a great introducton to the naton’s historical roots.

Arrival:The Peninsula Manila
Meetup and transfer to hotel for check-in and refreshments
Stroll:Bonifacio High Street
Sample traditonal Filipino food in style at Abe Restaurant in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Manila American Cemetery or Ayala Museum

Visit the largest cemetery for the fallen American military of World War II, which overlooks Laguna de Bay and distant mountains, in Fort Bonifacio. Proceed to the ayala Museumin makati, where pre-colonial treasures of the philippines and indigenous Philippines textiles are in display along with a variety of cultural and contemporary art exhibitions and workshops. Head back to your hotel and relax with a foot spa treatment and relaxing massage.

Tour:Rizal ParkGet acquainted with Dr. Jose Rizal, our National Hero, at the historic Rizal Park.

Intramuros

Stroll or ride a calesa round the walled city of Intramuros, the former heart of 16th
century Spanish rule in Manila, and observe the well-preserved Spanish-style
buildings and cobblestone streets.

Fort Santiago

Visit the centuries-old structures and the legendary holding-cell of Jose Rizal before
he was sentenced to death and made to walk from Fort Santiago to Luneta, now
Rizal Park, to be put to death. Look for his footsteps embossed in the pavement.
Dine at Romulo Café, a restaurant created in honor of Philippine diplomat and
statesman Carlos P. Romulo by his grandchildren. Unwind at the posh Salon de Ning
for wine and cocktails.


Tour:Corregidor IslandStart the day early and take a chartered helicopter to Corregidor in Bataan, where you will be met by private tour guides. Ride around the
island in a tram and discover the fascinating old artillery and wartime structures used in WWII.

Taal Lake and Volcano

Let the pilot take you across the Southern Tagalog coastline to see
the majestic Taal volcano and lake as you descend to the tail-end of Cavite province.

Tagaytay

Enjoy the lush organic flora and a luxurious healthy meal at
Sonya’s Garden and take the scenic route back to Manila via a
private van.


Departure: Check-out and depart from Manila
homeward, or to another exciting Philippine destination.

Note:
Rates are available upon request
Refer to list of hotels for other accommodation options*
Museums are closed on Mondays**

Palawan

ADMIRE NATURE’S HANDIWORK IN PALAWAN

Accessible only from Manila or Cebu and not from island to island, Palawan is an elongated island you should not miss. With two UNESCO
World Heritage sites, lush forests, breathtaking views, spectacular beaches and stunning marine wildlife under its belt, it’s no surprise that
everyone says the islands of Palawan have the makings of an adventure like no other. Choose one of these three main islands of Palawan
and get your sunscreen, swimsuits, and stamina ready: you’ve never seen the water this blue.

El Nido

Arrival:El Nido Resort Lagen Island or Pangalusian*

Meet-up and transfer to resort for check-in and refreshments. Afterwards, explore the exquisite
Lagen island.

Tour:Island HoppingRide a boat through El Nido’s world-renowned sights: the stunning Big Lagoon and Small
Lagoon, Simizu Island, Secret Lagoon, and 7 Commandos beach. Swim, snorkel, and kayak to
your heart’s content, and if you want more of El Nido’s beautiful beaches, ask your guide to
take you to Hidden Beach, Secret Beach, Mantiloc Shrine, or Star Beach
Relax:El Nido Resort Lagen IslandEnjoy the resort, watch cultural performances by the locals or go bird-watching, trekking, or
watch the sunset by the beautiful beach. El Nido is currently #1 on the Conde Nast Traveller List
of “20 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World” and Travel+Leisure — we’re sure you’ll find out
why.

Departure: Check-out and depart from El Nido homeward, or to another
exciting Philippine destination.

Note:
Rates available upon request.
Refer to list of hotel options*

Puerto Princesa

Dine:KaLui RestaurantMeet at the airport and drive to KaLui Restaurant, Puerto Princesa’s most famous restaurant for lunch.
Get ready for a laid back vibe. No shoes needed here
Arrive:Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort*Check-in at hotel and proceed to the next tour. Relax and spend the rest of the day at leisure
at Daluyon Beach Resort and Mountain Resort.
Tour:Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National ParkA boat from the resort will take you to one of the world’s longest underground rivers, the Puerto
Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Listed in 1999 as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site,
see the wondrous workings of nature in the rock formaYons inside the caves as they are illuminated by
the boatman. Have lunch at Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort and proceed to the Mangrove Paddle
Boat Tour in Sabang, where you will find a forest of centuries-old mangroves, get a chance to plant
your own mangrove seedlings, and try tamilok, a mangrove woodworm delicacy. Spend the night at
the Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort.(The second UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park is a diver’s haven
and is accessible via a 12-hour boat trip (liveaboard) from Puerto Princesa during the months of March
to June)



Tour:City and Island TourDrive back to city proper and stop by Mitra Ranch, where you can get a magnificent view of Puerto
Princesa. Discover Philippine compassion and ingenuity in the Iwahig Penal Colony and Farm, where
inmates serve their Yme with ways to reintegrate themselves into society, and Rurungan sa Tubod, a
sustainable weaving community.Proceed to Honda Bay for island hopping activity with lunch.
Check-in and spend the rest of the day at leisure at Princesa Island Resort and Spa
Departure:Check-out and visit the local shops of natural freshwater pearl accessories and
souvenirs, then depart from Puerto Princesa homeward, or to another exciting Philippine destination.

Coron

Arrival:Huma Island Resort*Meetup and transfer to hotel for check-in and refreshments.
Tour:Town TourSee the small town of Coron and trek to the viewing deck of Mt. Tapayas, proceed to
Maquinit Hot Spring, and relax as you prepare for the next day’s activities.
Tour:Island HoppingTake another trek and see the Kayangan Lake, said to be the one of the cleanest lakes
in the Philippines. Head to the Twin Lagoons, snorkel and listen to the locals’ myths at
Siete Pecados Marine Park, swim and kayak at Beach 91, and see a WWII shipwreck
redecorated by corals at the Lusong Shipwreck and Coral Garden.


 Relax:Huma Island Resort*Enjoy the resort white sand beach and watersports activities from kayaking,
snorkeling to scuba diving.

Departure: Check-out and depart from Coron homeward, or to another
exciting Philippine destination.

Note:
Rates available upon request.
Refer to list of hotel options*

Boracay

CHASE THE SUNSETS OF BORACAY

Not only a beach capital but also a cultural experience, the most-visited island in the Philippines is only four miles long and two miles wide, but bury your feet in its
powder-fine white sand beaches, swim in the crystalline blue waters, try a watersport and explore the whole strip of it and find out why everyone who’s ever gone
to Boracay would want to visit again and again.

ArrivalKalibo AirportGet picked up at the airport and proceed to the Aklan Heritage Tour.
StrollAklan Heritage TourKnow the cultural roots of mainland Aklan, home of the famous Ati-atihan festival. Visit the St. John
the Baptist Cathedral, Museo It-Akean, and the Pina Weaving and Heritage Center. Pineapple fiber
is weaved to create our traditional clothing, the Barong Tagalog and Filipinana dress. Have lunch at
a local restaurant and drive to Caticlan, and take a short boat ride to Boracay Island.
ArrivalShangri-la Boracay*Transfer to your resort and spend the rest of the day at D’Mall, Boracay’s souvenir and shopping
mall, visit the D’Talipapa market. D’Talipapa is a mecca for seafood lovers where you can buy fresh
seafood and have them cooked at the local dining places around the area.

TourIsland TourHave breakfast and spend the day exploring Boracay in your swimwear and bare feet. Visit the
places dotting the whole stretch of White Beach, snorkel and swim in the azure waters, get a
massage by the shore, or if you’re up for adventure, try diving, windsurfing and parasailing. Don’t
forget to take a sunset cruise in a traditional sailboat and bask in the sky’s arresting hues reflected
in the clear water.
TourMotag Living MuseumThe little-known but first-ever interactive museum in the Philippines gives tourists a glimpse of the
cultural ways of the people of Boracay. The people will show you around their village and let you
see their way of life. Visitors are invited to try traditional farming methods and other livelihood
activities, as well as childhood games. Explore the Sapsapon Cave’s stalactites and stalagmites in
the town of Buruanga, and head back to Boracay to admire the sunset.

DepartureCheck-out and depart from Boracay homeward, or to another exciting Philippine
destination.

Note:
• Rates are available upon request
• Refer to list of hotel options*

Bohol

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Cebu

LIVE LIKE LOCALS IN CEBU

Right in the middle of Visayas is Cebu, the second interna9onal gateway to the Philippines. Culturally and biologically rich, it is the
country’s secondary. Although more popular as a diving and snorkeling site, Cebu is an exci9ng place to experience authen9c Filipino
culture and everyday life.

Arrival:Shangri-la Mactan Resort & SpaMeetup and transfer to hotel for check-in and refreshments.
Tour:City TourDine at Circa 1900, a colonial house restored into a Filipino restaurant in Lahug.
Visit the historic sites of the first Philippine seIlement: Magellan’s Cross, Fort San
Pedro, Basilica de Sto. Nino, and the Cebu Heritage marker. Get a feel of Filipino
everyday life by riding a jeepney through the bustling Carbon Market. Visit the Cebu
Fashion Accessories Manufacturers and Alegre Guitar Factory and learn how Filipinos
have made use of natural resources to compete in today’s global market.Kick off your shoes aSer a long day of exploring and enjoy CHI, the Spa at the Shangrila
Mactan.

Option 1: Bohol

Just one ferry ride away is the scenic island of Bohol, where a variety of natural and
cultural landmarks as the Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, and the famous Philippine
tarsier await you. Hop on a motorized tricycle, the Philippine version of an auto
rickshaw, which someYmes is designed like a miniature jeepney, and breathe in the
salty air of the seaside as you explore the city’s perimeter in the open-air transport.

Option 2: Oslob

Spend your day in Oslob, more than two hours’ drive from Cebu City. Proceed to Brgy.
Tan-awan and watch the friendly whale-sharks swim among humans from your
banca, an indigenous boat. Visit the heritage spots in its Municipal Heritage Park,
which overlooks the brilliant blue sea: Calle Aragones, the old Spanish cuartel,
baluarte and its walls and gates are a fascinaYng sight.

Relax and dine at the Bluewater Sumilon Island resort.

Option 1: Snorkel in Mactan

Put on your snorkeling gear and aqua shoes for a fun and informative snorkeling
experience with a marine biologist guide who will fill you in on the diverse marine
life you see underwater.

Option 2: Ralfe Gourmet Chocolate Boutique

Tablea, or unsweetened chocolate tablets, are a Philippine breakfast and snack
staple. Used mainly for hot chocolate and chocolate rice porridge, tablea is distinct
Filipino treat. Learn the art of traditional Philippine chocolate making at the Ralfe
Gourmet Chocolate Boutique, where fermented and sun-dried Philippine cacao
beans are roasted, ground and molded to create 100% cacao tablea chocolate,
liquor, and other decadent products.

Option 3: Relax at the Shangri-la Mactan

Bask in the sun and sand in the seaside while you enjoy tropical treats.

Departure: Check-out and depart from Cebu homeward, or to another exciting
Philippine destination.

Note:
Rates are available upon request
Refer to list of hotel options*

Siargao

SECRETS OF SIARGAO

Experience the best of both worlds in the Philippine’s largest city outside of Metro Manila and Luzon.Immerse yourselves in the beauty of nature and feel at ease at the some of the most popular amenities Davao has to offer.Get a taste of the freshest produce on the island, as it is known for being the leading exporter of fruits such as mangoes, pomeloes, bananas, coconut products, pineapples, papayas, mangosteens and cacao.
ARRIVE SIARGAO:

Upon arrival from Manila, a local representative from the resort will meet guests at
the airport for a transfer to your chosen resort. After you check in, relax or have
lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, enjoy the surfing at Cloud 9. Just make
sure to wear your rash guard and aqua shoes and ask the resort for a certified
surfing instructor. Surfing is Siargao’s biggest draw, and the island’s picture-perfect
waves, the famous “Cloud 9” swell, entices surfers from all corners of the globe.
Before going back to the resort, you may opt to stay and watch the sun set from the
Watch Tower for a nice sunset photo opportunity. In the evening, you may choose to
dine outside the resort and try other local restaurants in General Luna town proper.
You’ll find varied menus, but all offering different kinds of fish and seafood.

ISLAND HOPPING:

Explore and join the amazing Island Hopping Activity to visit the famous 3 islands,
Daku, Guyam, and Naked Island! You’ll have a van transfer (roundtrip) to General
Luna’s Boulevard where your boat awaits you. Also included is bottled water,
towels, a personal butler, and a picnic lunch will be provided in one of the island
stops.
Naked Island fits the description of this beach destination; fine white sand and cool
clear waters. It got its name because of its “nakedness”; there’s no shade or almost
anything on the island. This very minimalist island is only a few minutes away by
boat from General Luna. It has a small sandbar and about 100 meters of sand.
Daku Island is the biggest in the trio and has fine bone-white sand, emerald
waters, and swaying coconut trees; all of which make it the perfect spot for lunch. It
also has a barangay with friendly locals. Explore the palms, and enjoy your picnic
lunch with grilled chicken, adobo, mango, pineapple, salad, and drinks.
Guyam Island may be small, but its picturesque beachscape, shallow waters, and
tropical paradise appeal more than make up for it. Smiling ladies with a small box
will greet you and cheerfully let you know there’s a fee once you set foot on the
island, however your entrance fees are covered. It’s small, and one can easily walk
from one side of the island to the other, weaving through the 100 coconut palms.
The water around the island is crystal clear, however a big reef surrounds the entire
island.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Accommodations, Siargao)

Tour:FREE DAY IN SIARGAO

Today is a free day to explore Siargao on your own. There are plenty of surfing schools and places to rent boards so newbies can join in, too, and the crystal clear water also provides the perfect place to try paddle boarding or snorkeling. In addition there are lagoons, caves, sand bars, coral reefs, bizarre rock formations, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, and a large mangrove forest reserve to discover.
MAGPUPUNGKO ROCK POOLS

Today you’ll have a tour to Magpupungko Rock Pools, and you’ll have the opportunity to swim with the beautiful underwater life. Part of the attraction is the imposing Magpupungko rock: a huge boulder that serves as the place’s natural monument. Separated from the ocean by a large reef, the water is incredibly clear in all shades of blue, green and everything between. During low tide, the receding coastline reveals natural pools perfect for some leisurely swimming*. Think of it as an all-natural infinity pool. * It’s recommended to check with the hotel staff first as the tour has tidal restrictions and time, as the pools only appears during low tide
DEPART SIARGAO:

After a leisurely breakfast, it’s time to say good-bye. You’ll have a shared transfer to the airport, and on to your next Avanti Destination!

Davao

ECO-ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES

Experience the best of both worlds in the Philippine’s largest city outside of Metro Manila and Luzon.

Immerse yourselves in the beauty of nature and feel at ease at the some of the most popular amenities Davao has to offer.

Get a taste of the freshest produce on the island, as it is known for being the leading exporter of fruits such as mangoes, pomeloes, bananas, coconut products, pineapples, papayas, mangosteens and cacao.

Tour:

Magalos Garden Resort and Philippine Eagle CenterBe greeted by a welcoming reception at the Davao International Airport.

Enjoy an exquisite lunch at local restaurant, check in at one of our finest hotels, and take part in an afternoon Malagos Resort and Philippine Eagle Center Tour.

Feast your eyes on the roads of Malagos, Calinan and visit the Eagle Center where you can witness endangered Philippine Eagles in their natural habitat. You’ll be given a chance to meet Pag-asa, the first eagle that was born in captivity by artificial insemination.

After your close encounter with Davao’s beloved eagles, you will be taken to the Malagos Garden Resort to see the queen of orchids, known as the Waling-waling. Then, wander around the resort and behold the different varieties of orchids in their lavish garden. They’ll also let you feed the birds inside the dome and mingle with the colorful butterflies in their sanctuary.

Your ride back to the hotel will arrive in the evening.

Tour:

Hijo Resorts and Madaum RiverGear up for a Banana Plantation Tour in Hijo Resorts, located in the north of Davao Region. It is recognized as one of the oldest banana and coconut plantations in the country. Admired for its sprawling beach, vast river, lush forest and plantation, the resort is an ideal getaway for those who love being around nature and seek to preserve it in the most delightful way possible. Feel free to relax, sunbathe, swim or snorkel.

For young adventurers at heart, you’ll be challenged by locals for a walk across the hanging bridges and forest trails in the area. Go on a scenic cruise on the Madaum River and enjoy its breathtaking scenery. Engulf a sumptuous lunch featuring famous cuisine of the region at the beachfront. Eat freshly picked fruits and vegetables harvested from their nearby garden. And watch a highly anticipated cultural show brimming with talented singers and dancers from local schools, as the highlight of the whole day tour.

You will return to the City of Davao late in the afternoon.

Tour:

Davao CityYou will be given a brief announcement of what Davao has in store for you in the afternoon. If you’re brave enough to enter the Crocodile Park, they’ll introduce you to Pangil, the 2nd largest crocodile in captivity and Buloy, the friendly 15-foot python.

A few minutes walk from the park is Tribung K’Mindanawan, where it showcases our rich cultural heritage and replicas of different tribal houses in the region. Chow down on the local fruits of Davao such as pomelo, mangosteen, marang, and dare take a whiff of the Durian, the world’s smelliest fruit. Don’t want the smell to rub off on you? No worries, you can settle for the candies at the Durian Candy Factory or take a sip of Durian Flavored Cappuccino.

Head over to the wonderful view of Davao from the top of the Shrine hill at the Holy Infant Jesus and at the Jack’s Ridge. Don’t forget to check out Museo Dabawenyo, where it houses a rich collection of Davao’s history through finely displayed galleries, and purchase some of the coolest souvenirs available at the Aldevinco Souvenir Shop.

Take pleasure in having lunch at a nearby restaurant.

And have some needed R&R at the hotel.

Departure: Check-out and depart from Davao homeward, or to another exciting Philippine destination.

Note:
Rates available upon request.
Refer to list of hotel options*

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