The land of emerald fields of rice, brimming megacities, graffiti-sprinkled jeepneys, haunting range of volcanoes, white sandy coves and crystal-clear water, Philippines is both literally and figuratively out-of-the-way destination. It’s an archipelagic country located in Southeast Asia which has no land connections with the neighboring countries suggesting that any vacation from the shore is either by air or by water.
There is definitely something for your treat when you have 7,107 islands to decide on. The stunning landscape and the cheerful people make up for the lack of earth interaction ten times more and you will fall in love with the country.
This Philippines tour package brings to you an engaging, thorough and thrilling assortment of travelling destinations and places of a whopping 7 days trip that shall leave you craving for more!
Day 1 – Exoticism in Coron
The small tranquil Coron town is a sunken haven for aquatic lovers, dive enthusiasts and individuals who are eager to explore marine life. The shipwrecks reminiscent line the shores of neighboring islands thereby earning the title of “the shipwreck capital of the World”. There are many spots to seek adventures from both above and underwater. It has an enigmatic and imposing skyline which is nothing less for a perfect movie location. The labyrinth-clad, fortress-like interior terrain is cratered with lakes. Two of them, Kayangan Lake and Barracuda Lake, are accessible for visiting in leisure wandering by boats. There are many turquoise lagoons inhabiting the place. The dragonesque rock formations and cliffs penetrating the skies, in between is flowing the shining and refreshing water to dive in or to move around. The ancestral territory of the Tagbanua group survives here, who are mainly fishermen and gatherers of “balinsasayaw” (birds’ nests) is a wonderful community to talk the evening out. Siete Pecados Marine Park is an iconic snorkelling location to visit.
Day 2 – Mesmerization in El Nido, Palawan
One of the “World’s Best Beaches’ ‘ as declared by CNN, you can spend your whole day just exploring hidden islands, surfing through the towering lagoons and relaxing in the harmonious stillness of island life. The location filled with pristine and transparent beaches with paradise islands, specifically in Bacuit Bay, is a feast for the eyes. Miniloc Island lets you explore Secret Lagoon and you can kayak in the wonderful Big Lagoon. A traditional lunch at Shumizu Island and an awestruck moment of sunset at 7-Commando Beach to wrap it up. You can also visit the Cathedral and Cudugnon Caves.
Day 3 – Witness the world class scenarios in Banaue, North Luzon
The outstanding fusion of misty mountains and Philippines’ biggest island, savour the moment amidst the train of pine trees. Plunging ravines and rice terraces which are over 2,000 years old, the subject of appreciation and exploration are many in this place. Trek alongside the various tribal groups inhabiting in the isolation of the mountains. There are many villages and waterfalls to drop by, especially the Cordillera culture who stands out particularly in their customary clothes, rituals and routines.
Day 4 – Mysticism of Camiguin Island
Located in the northern tip of Mindanao, this volcanic island which is pear-shaped. For travelling purpose, to explore and to discover yourself while getting off the beaten tracks, this is that splendid place to spend time. It has seven volcanoes to get ecstatic about. This magical place also offers an eerie, submerged cemetery, beautiful waterfalls, sky-kissing lagoons with the fruitful combination of hot and cold springs. A perfect day it will be if you want to spend it by flying – taking twists and turns in a propeller plane. Hiking or hiring a motorbike is easily accessible as well to reach the secret domes of this heavenly location.
Day 5 – Enchantment of Siquijor
Want to introduce some supernatural element in your trip to arouse a thrilling participation? This place is right for you! Witch doctor or a “boroboro”, this is a magical place where you should go to look for them. The “official healers” are just some kilometers away high in the mountains who welcome paying visitors warmly and with mutual respect. The laid-back atmosphere as well as the dreamy waterfalls are other perks of this conjuring island. The Coco Grove is a wonderful site to visit and behold in this area. The intriguing vibe of white and black magic suggesting the duality of nature is what most people hanker for. Paliton Beach, San Juan, Lagaan Falls are some magnetic spots to visit.
Day 6 – Wandering in Bohol
The pleasant atmosphere and landscape of this place is due to the green blanket of rice terraces, delectable looking chocolate hills, and innocence of white sand beaches. The main attraction of this destination is of the Filipino Tarsier. One of the smallest primates, this tiny and shy monkey species with huge, cute eyes is now on the verge of extinction and moves about in the night time. It has over 1,500 mounds of coral deposits sculpted and formed by erosion through millennials. For a change, visit Bohol Bee Farm, a field of organic vegetables and bee cultivation.
Day 7 – End your trip with a memorable party at Boracay Island
Long happy hours of entertainment and joy, plenty of hotels and restaurants, abundance of various watersports, this is the perfect way to end the expedition in the Philippines. White Beach and Bulabog are the most popular among the 12 beaches. Amazing thing about this island is that it is divided into “boat stations” as referential points.
● Station one – Tranquil moments and high-end resorts.
● Station two – liveliest amongst all.
● Station three – Budget accommodations are found in this zone.
It is literally a 4 kilometers of paradise slice. Cliff jumping, ATV tours and bar crawls are offered in this place.
While a week trip is never enough for a vivid and exotic country such as the Philippines, but a Philippines package by Pickyourtrail shall assuredly make sure to captivate your heart. You will surely want to visit this terrain many more times to explore the unexplored!