13 Nights/14 Days North Luzon with Boracay and Cebu

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MANILA   

Arrival in Manila
Meet and transfer to hotel
Check-in at the hotel
Overnight accommodation at Best Western Plus – Antel Hotel (3*) or Hotel Jen (4*) or Manila Hotel (5*)

DAY 2: MANILA (B/L/D)
Arrival in Manila, meet and proceed to: MAKATI & MANILA CITY TOUR


The tour starts right in the heart of Philippines's financial district, the City of Makati. Have a glimpse of Makati's hustle and bustle as you drive through on your way to the capital city, Manila. Onwards Rizal Park on scenic Roxas Boulevard, arrive in Intramuros, "The Walled City", to see ancient walls, church ruins and relics from Spain's Conquistadores. 

    
Sites to visit:

  • American War Cemetery

  • Rizal Park

  • Fort Santiago

  • San Agustin

  • Manila Cathedral

Dinner at Barbara’s Restaurant with Cultural Dance Show

Overnight accommodation at Best Western Plus – Antel Hotel (3*) or Hotel Jen (4*) or Manila Hotel (5*)

DAY 3: MANILA/LAOAG /VIGAN (B)
Breakfast inside the hotel  
Departure hotel for flight to Laoag 
Flight details as follows (Manila / Laoag):
        
     PR 2196    1055h / 1155h (Tu)

                       1115h / 1215h (Sa)
                       1225h / 1315h (Fr)
                       1245h / 1345h (Th-Sa)

     PR 2198   1900h / 2000h (Mo-Sun except FR)

  

Arrival in Laoag, meeting and transfer to hotel
Lunch at the hotel or in a local restaurant (on personal account)
PM - Laoag City Tour (time permitting)

 

LAOAG CITY TOUR

 

 

 


 

 

Laoag – Ilocos Norte (2 Hours away from Vigan – Long before Laoag was established in 1580 with St. William the hermit as its patron Saint, Chinese and Japanese merchants visited the area, which was renowned for its gold mine. Loaog eventually became the capital of Ilocos Norte and Loyal Marcos Country.   

Sights as follows:

  • St. Williams Cathedral

  • Paoay Church

  • Malacanang Of The North

Proceed to Vigan for Overnight Accommodation
Dinner at the hotel (on personal account)

Overnight Accommodation at Vigan Plaza Hotel (3*) or Hotel Luna (4*)

DAY 4: VIGAN / BAGUIO (188km or approx 5 hours by land)  (B)
Breakfast at the hotel
0900H –  Vigan Heritage Tour


 

 

Sights as follows:

  • Archibishop Palace 

  • St. Paul‘S Cathedral 

  • Mestizo District

  • Padre Jose Burgos National Museum 

  • Pottery Factories Or Pagburnayan 

  • Santa Maria Church

Lunch in a Local Restaurant (on personal account)

In the afternoon, proceed to Baguio 

Dinner in the hotel (on personal account)
Overnight Accommodation at Baguio Burnham Suites (3*)

DAY 5: BAGUIO/BONTOC/SAGADA (Approx. 5-6 Hours) (B)

Breakfast at Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAGUIO CITY TOUR
Baguio is the gateway to the mighty Cordillera Mountain Range and the City offers the best handicrafts particularly wooden handicrafts and metal ornaments. 

 

Sights as follows:

  • Baguio Botanical Garden 

  • Baguio Cathedral

  • Burnham Park 

  • Baguio City Market

Lunch in a Local Restaurant (personal account)
Proceed to Bontoc / Sagada via scenic Halsema Highway  
Dinner in the hotel (personal account)
Overnight Accommodation at St. Josephs Inn in Sagada (Basic Accommodation)

DAY 6: SAGADA/ BONTOC / BANAUE (Approx. 75km Rough Road – 3 Hours) (B)
Breakfast inside the hotel


After breakfast, visit the picturesque town of Sagada, stop and see their     ancient burial caves with mummified coffins. Visit also the Bontoc     Museum, founded by a Belgian Sister, which houses a varied collection of     authentic artifacts and photos from the mountain tribes. 

Then proceed to Banaue.
Lunch and dinner (on personal account)
Overnight Accommodation at Banaue Hotel (3*)

DAY 7: BANAUE/ HAPAO VILLAGE RICE TERRACES - Non Aircon Jeepney    (B)
Breakfast in the hotel

 

 

0800H After breakfast, Using local non-air conditioned jeepneys visit the picturesque town of Hapao , where you will view the Banaue rice terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Lunch in a local restaurant
Includes soft hiking in going down the terraces and village
Lunch and dinner (on personal account)
Overnight Accommodation at Banaue Hotel (3*)

DAY 8: BANAUE/MANILA  (Approx. 338 km Or 8-10 Hours By Land)     (B)
Breakfast in the hotel
0830H Depart Banaue for Manila via San Jose and North Expressway.


The gateway to Banaue is through the land locked evergreen provinces of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya. Countryside settings such as rice fields surrounding the small towns and villages are common sight  showing simplicity of living.  

 

A short Stop in:

  • San Jose City For Lunch (On Personal Account)

  • Chinese Cemetery


Arrival in Manila

Overnight accommodation at Best Western Plus – Antel Hotel (3*) or Hotel Jen (4*) or Manila Hotel (5*)


DAY 9: MANILA / BORACAY (B)

Breakfast inside the hotel

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Proceed to Domestic airport for flight to Caticlan or Kalibo

Arrival at the airport, land and sea transfer to Boracay resort
Rest of the day free at leisure or shopping    

 

Overnight accommodation at Henann Regency Resort (4*  - station 2 beachfront) or Boracay Tropics Hotel (3* - non beachfront) or The Lind Boracay (5* - station 1)

DAY 10 - 11: BORACAY FREE DAY (B)

Breakfast at the resort
Free day at leisure or shopping or optional tours (kindly see below)

Overnight accommodation at Henann Regency Resort (4*  - station 2 beachfront) or Boracay Tropics Hotel (3* - non beachfront) or The Lind Boracay (5* - station 1)

DAY 12: BORACAY/ CEBU (B)

Breakfast at the resort
After breakfast, proceed to the Domestic airport for flight to Cebu

Land and sea transfer to Caticlan airport
Departure Caticlan
Arrival Cebu, proceed to: 

 

CEBU CITY TOUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Visit Fort San Pedro, Magellan’s Cross. The oldest street in Cebu, which is the Colon Street, and the famous Carbon Market where goods are sold at lowest price. Appreciate Cebu’s rich culture, creatively assimilating foreign influences with local folk sensibilities, as seen in old churches like the Basilica Minore and majestic Taoist Temple. Enjoy scenic beauty driving through hilly residential areas and colorful gardens of Beverly Hills. Short shopping stops for Cebu’s handicrafts maybe done at the end of the tour.

Overnight accommodation at Maribago Bluewater Resort (4*) or Plantation Bay Resort & Spa (5*)
 


DAY 13: CEBU: OSLOB WHALESHARK WATCHING (B)
Packed breakfast if available at the hotel  
Early departure for Oslob Whaleshark Watching Tour

Approx. 3 hours land travel to Oslob


OSLOB WHALE SHARK WATCHING TOUR 

 

Get fascinated to watch friendly creatures of the sea as you enjoy watching and swimming with the friendly whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu. Watching of whalesharks in Oslob is 100% guaranteed. Whalesharks can be seen in small barangay of Tan-awan, which is 10km away from the center town of Oslob. After the tour, return back to hotel and the rest of the day is free at leisure
    
Overnight accommodation at Maribago Bluewater Resort (4*) or Plantation Bay Resort & Spa (5*)

DAY 13: CEBU / MANILA (B)
Breakfast at the hotel
Departure hotel for Cebu airport for flight to Manila
Departure Cebu for Manila via PR
Arrival Manila, transfer to NAIA Terminal 1 for onward flight OR CEBU / HOME    
Depart hotel for Cebu airport for flight back home

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DINNER WITH CULTURAL SHOW
A showcase of Filipino culture: traditional dance from North to South. Here is an opportunity to experience the hospitality that Filipinos are famous for. In an atmosphere of a typical “barrio fiesta”, exotic dishes and delicacies are served for you to sample and savor.

From symbolic ceremonial dances of the northern mountain tribes to romantic Spanish-influenced reels and the expressive tribal dances of the Muslim South. The presentation showcases the heart and soul of the Filipino. The audience will be given a chance to prove that they can also perform the dances at the end of the show.

VIGAN HERITAGE TOUR

Spanish-era mansions, cobblestone streets and Kalesa (horse drawn carriage) are the hallmarks of historic Vigan. Miraculously spared by bombing in WWII, Vigan was designated a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.