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Important Notes:

The domestic flights Manila - El Nido - Bohol are not included in the above price as these can normally be purchased at a more advantageous price via your travel agent.

The Philippines experiences fluctuations in prices during holiday seasons and surcharges will apply for travel that falls on the following dates:

  • Holy Week 
  • Golden Week 
  • Ironman 
  • Obon Period 
  • Chuseok 
  • Christmas/New Year

Day 1: Manila

Welcome to The Philippines. Upon arrival you will be met by a local operator who will assist you and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Manila (BL)

Meet your private guide and set out for a tour of vibrant Manila. Walk along the cobblestone streets of the historic walled city of Intramuros. Visit the medieval fortress of Fort Santiago, built by the Spaniards in 1571, and the UNESCO-protected San Agustin Church. Pass by the beautiful Rizal Park before exploring Manila’s central district, Quiapo, with its markets, jeepney terminals, and bazaars. Continue to the Chinese Cemetery before returning to your hotel.

Day 3: Manila – Banaue (B)

After breakfast depart for a long but beautiful journey by road up into the Mountain Provinces of Luzon. Reach Banaue late in the afternoon and check into your hotel on arrival. Remainder of day at leisure.

Day 4: Banaue (B)

Today travel by local jeepney and discover the breath-taking scenery and fascinating culture of Banaue. Stop at Barangay Viewpoint to admire the UNESCO World Heritage listed rice terraces which are believed to be over 2000 years old. A short and easy hike will take you down to the village of Bangaan, a typical village of the Ifugao tribe. There you will have time to mingle with the villagers, see their typical houses, and learn about their method of farming the rice terraces.

Day 5: Banaue – Manila (B)

After breakfast, return to Manila passing through Luzon’s Central Plain. Overnight in Manila.

Day 6: Manila – El Nido (Palawan) (B)

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to El Nido. Welcome to Palawan, the ‘last natural frontier’ of the archipelago. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. The remainder of the day is at leisure to begin exploring this beautiful destination full of water activities and stunning beaches.

Day 7: El Nido (BL)

Depart for an unforgettable full day snorkelling trip while island hopping off El Nido. Admire the superb limestone islands, explore lagoons, rocky coves and white sandy beaches and experience some spectacular snorkelling. Lunch will be served on board. Return to your hotel for overnight.

Day 8: El Nido (B)

Full day free to relax or explore at your own leisure. El Nido is home to some amazing marine life with numerous snorkelling and diving opportunities nearby.

Day 9: El Nido – Bohol (B)

Today fly to Bohol (via Manila) famous for its Chocolate Hills fine beaches and for being home to the tarsier - the world’s smallest primate. Arrival transfer to your beach hotel on Panglao Island.

Day 10: Bohol (BL)

Depart with your private guide on a tour of Bohol’s main sights and attractions. Highlights include the centuries-old Baclayon Church, the Tarsier Sanctuary, and the famous 1268 cone-shaped Chocolate Hills. Continue to Loboc for a cruise down the Loay River, passing riverside villages while savouring lunch on board. Return to your hotel in the afternoon.

Day 11: Bohol (B)

Day at leisure.

Day 12: Bohol – Cebu (B)

Morning transfer to the port to board your ferry to Cebu. Transfer to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure to discover the secrets of Cebu or to find yourself a quiet patch on one of the many beautiful beaches.

Day 13: Cebu (B)

Departure transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


  • Accommodation with private facilities as per itinerary or similar
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Ferry Bohol-Cebu
  • Meals and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking local guides
  • Philippines Notes – issued by Innovative Travel


  • Domestic airfares Manila-El-Nido-Bohol
  • International airfares
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Porterage
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Accommodation based on the below or similar

Accommodation based on the following (or similar):Manila: Diamond Hotel ManilaBanaue: Banaue Hotel (best available in the location)El Nido: Casa Kalow OR Balai AdlaoBohol: Bluewater Panglao OR Be Grand HotelCebu: Radisson Blu Hotel

Day 1: Nairobi (BL)

Wildebeest Eco Camp – Deluxe Safari Tents

Day 2: Nairobi (B)

Karen Camp (A/E)

Day 3: Karatu (BLD)

Kudu Lodge (H)

Day 4: Serengeti (BLD)

Kati Kati Camp (PT)

Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro (BLD)

Rhino Lodge (H)

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater (BLD)

Kudu Lodge (H)

Day 7: Marangu (BLD)

Marangu Hotel (H)

Day 8: Marangu (BLD)

Marangu Hotel (H)

Day 9: Stone Town Zanzibar (TANZANIA) (B)

Shangani Hotel (H)

Day 10: Spice Tour (B)

Amaan Bungalows (H)

Day 11-12: Nungwi Beach Zanzibar (B)

Amaan Bungalows (H)

Day 13: Stone Town Zanzibar (B)

Shangani Hotel (H)


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