13 Nights/14 Days North Luzon with Puerto Princesa and El Nido (El Nido Island Resort)

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 / PUERTO PRINCESA (B/L)
Breakfast inside the hotel
Free time until departure for airport
Proceed to the airport  
Depart Manila for Puerto Princesa

Meet and proceed to : PUERTO PRINCESA CITY TOUR (approx. 3-4 hrs)
 

  • Princess Eulalia Park 

  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral

  • Plaza Cuartel

  • Iwahig Prison And Penal Farm 

  

Travel to Sabang (approx. 2 hours)

Overnight Accommodation at Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa

DAY 10: PUERTO PRINCESA : UNDERGROUND RIVER TOUR (B/L)

Breakfast inside the hotel

Proceed to : UNDERGROUND RIVER TOUR 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A natural world Heritage Site, the Park is Puerto Princesa City’s premiere ecotourism destination. It was inscribed in the prestigious UNESCO world heritage Site lists for its outstanding universal value and ecological significance, and as a natural site of intense beauty. 


Back to the City and proceed to Sta Lourdes Wharf for boat transfer to Dos Palmas
Overnight Accommodation at Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa

DAY 11: SABANG PPS / EL NIDO, PALAWAN (B/L)

Breakfast inside the hotel
After breakfast, proceed to: El Nido by land (4-5 hours)  passing through: 
BATAK TRIBE Community Center

Proceed to El Nido (approx 5 hours)
Overnight accommodation at El Nido Miniloc (4*) or El Nido Lagen (5*)


DAY 12 - 13: EL NIDO (B/L/D)

Breakfast 

Rest of the day free at leisure or enjoy different scheduled resort activities
Overnight accommodation at El Nido Miniloc (4*) or El Nido Lagen (5*)

DAY 13: EL NIDO/ MANILA/ HOME (B)

Breakfast inside the hotel
Rest of the day free at leisure until departure
Check-out hotel
Boat Transfers to LIO Airport

Depart El Nido for flight to Manila

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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. 

Batak Cultural Village is one of our community based sustainable projects.  By patronizing the CBST Projects, we are not only witnessing nature at its best. More importantly, we are directly helping the communities empower themselves as effective guardians and keepers of these gifts for the next generations to come.  Think of CBST not just a project of these communities. Think of it as your own contribution to environmental conservation.

Catch a glimpse of the indigenous tradition and culture of the Batak Tribe, a shy but hospitable people that live in the interior foothills and mountains northeast of Puerto Princesa.