Gems of the Philippines with Palawan, Cebu and Boracay (11 Days)

Manila, Puerto Princesa, Sabang, Cebu, Bohol & Boracay

Explore the must see sights of The Philippines, with cultural and historical tours. Don’t miss the chance to relax on the pristine sandy beaches, and explore the clear blue water. With luxury accommodation and knowledgeable English speaking local guides, this introduction to the archipelago should not be missed!

Day 01: Arrive Manila (-/-/-)

Arrive in Manila, meet and greet. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight at St. Giles Hotel (3*) OR Hotel Jen (4*) OR The Manila Hotel (5*).

Day 02: Manila (B/-/-)

After breakfast, meet in the hotel lobby for your Manila half day tour. Your 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 and Manila Cathedral, running tour at Cultural Centre Complex along Roxas Boulevard if time allowed. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.

Day 03: Manila – Puerto Princesa (B/-/-)

Today the day is free at your leisure until departure transfer to NAIA Domestic for flight to Palawan. Arrive at Puerto Princesa Airport, meet and greet with your guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight at Microtel Palawan (3*) OR Hotel Centro (4*) OR Sheridan (5*)

Day 04: Underground River Tour (B/L/-)

After breakfast join the day excursion from Sabang to River National Park. The Park is Puerto Princesa City’s premiere ecotourism destination. It was inscribed in the prestigious UNESCO world heritage lists for its outstanding universal value and ecological significance and as a natural site of intense beauty. The excursion begins by boat (1h30) until arrival at the park. Walk in the park to observe the animals (Monitor Lizard/monkeys).

Day 05: Puerto Princesa – Cebu (B/-/-)

After breakfast, check out and transfer to Puerto Princesa Airport for your flight to Cebu. Upon arrival, meet and greet, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Overnight at Be Resorts Mactan (3*) OR Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort (4*) OR Mactan Shangri-La Hotel (5*)

Day 06: Cebu City Tour (B/-/-)

Today visit Fort San Pedro, Magellan’s Cross, Colon Street, which is the oldest street in Cebu and the famous Carbon Market where goods are sold at the lowest price. Appreciate Cebu’s rich culture, creatively assimilating foreign influences with local folk, as seen in old churches like the Basilica Minore and the majestic Taoist Temple. Enjoy the scenic beauty as we drive through hilly residential areas and colourful gardens of Beverley Hills. Short shopping stops for Cebu’s handicrafts may be done at the end of the day, before returning to your hotel.

Day 07: Cebu – Bohol – Cebu (B/L/-)

After breakfast, transfer to Cebu Pier and take the ferry to Bohol. On arrival, meet and greet, then proceed to Bohol countryside tour with lunch. A full day tour to the scenic countryside of Bohol which showcases the history, culture and nature of the province. Visit includes Blood Compact Shrine, Baclayon Church & Museum, Chocolate Hills, Bilar Man-made forest, Loboc River lunch cruise, Tarsier Sanctuary. Return ferry back to Cebu and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 08: Cebu Free Day (B/-/-)

After breakfast, the day is at your leisure.

Day 09: Cebu – Boracay (B/-/-)

Free at leisure until departure transfer to Cebu Mactan International Airport for your flight to Boracay via Caticlan Airport. On arrival, transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight at Best Western Boracay Tropics (3*,Non Beachfront) OR Coast Boracay (4*) OR The Lind Boracay (5*)

Day 10: Boracay Island Hopping (B/L/-)

Boracay is home to more than a dozen undeveloped beaches, turquoise waters and colourful coral reefs. Enjoy this day at your leisure, soaking in the wonders of this paradise.

Day 11: Depart Boracay (B/-/-)

Free at leisure until departure transfer. Depart Caticlan for your flight back to Australia.

Number of Days 11

Price From $1925

Departure Dates

Daily Departure


Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
Transportation throughout
English speaking local guide
Entrance fees


All flights and taxes
Tipping for guide our driver is at your own discretion
Travel Insurance
Personal expenditures
Seasonal surcharges

Price Details

(Land Only Twin Share)

From $1,925 per person
Superior class
St Giles Hotel Manila, Microtel Inn & Suites, Palawan, Be Resorts Mactan and Best Western Boracay Tropics.

From $2,175 per person
Deluxe class
Hotel Jen Manila, Hotel Centro-Palawan, Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort Cebu and Coast Boracay.

From $3,265 per person
 Luxury class
The Manila Hotel, Sheridan Beach Resort Palawan, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa and The Lind Boracay.

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