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Northern Philippines & Islands on a Shoestring Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Philippines

This 17-day trip brings together the very best of Filipino culture and hospitality with its simply perfect island beaches. Begin by heading north to explore remote villages and see stunningly green rice terraces. Then island-hop around Siquijor and Bohol, snorkelling and swimming to your heart's content. Check out Moalboal and swim with sardines. With two unique homestays to experience the warmth of the Philippines and its welcoming people, this tour is an experience you'll talk about for years to come.


Highlights

Explore the beautiful Chocolate Hills, learn about the tiny tarsiers, snorkel crystal
clear blue waters, relax on gorgeous white
sand beaches, trek along rice terraces to a remote village, experience Filipino culture and hospitality on an overnight homestay


What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Bohol Island Homestay, Bohol Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Batad Homestay, Batad. Orientation walk (Baguio). Rice terraces trek (Batad). Cultural performance (Batad). Orientation to local community (Bohol). Chocolate Hills visit. Beach time in Siquijor, Bohol, Panglao, and Moalboal. Canyoneering Kawasan Falls. Sardine Snorkelling. Departure Transfer. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Simple hotels (twin
share) or hostels (multi
share) (13 nts), homestays (2 nts, multi
share), overnight bus (1 nt).


Meals Included

15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners


Transport

Taxi, plane, walking, ferry, public bus, jeepney.


About our Transportation

We will be travelling via a variety of transportation types from local flights to public ferries to taxis. We believe that getting there is half the journey, so sit back and enjoy the ride.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to see and do, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15
20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10
15kg/22
30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! \You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like iPods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you. There may be a luggage weight restriction for the internal flight(s) on this tour. Each passenger is allowed a maximum baggage weight of 20kg (44 lb). Additional charges for excess weight may apply. These charges are the responsibility of the passenger.

Day 1 Manila

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Day 2 Manila/Baguio

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Day 3 Baguio/Sagada

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Day 4 Sagada

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Day 5 Sagada/Batad

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Day 6 Batad/Banaue

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Day 7 Banaue/Manila

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Day 8 Manila

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Day 9 Manila/Siquijor

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Day 10 Siquijor

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Day 11 Siquijor/Bohol

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Day 12 Bohol/Panglao

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Day 13 Panglao

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Day 14 Panglao/Cebu City

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Day 15 Cebu City/Moalboal

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Day 16 Boracay Island

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Day 17 Moalboal

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Details

Duration: 17 Days

Trip Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Service Level: Basic

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max:

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