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Islands of the Philippines on a Shoestring

8 days, Manila to Manila

A boat floats near the turquoise coast of El Nido island in the Philippines
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This itinerary is valid for departures in 2017. To view the 2018 ISLANDS OF THE PHILIPPINES ON A SHOESTRING itinerary click here.

For travellers looking for a strange and beautiful adventure, this unique eight-day island-hopping trek through the Philippines will show you the best of the country’s nature, beaches, and cultural life. Roam Bohol’s famous Chocolate Hills (not suitable for consumption), snorkel with massive whale sharks in the clearest of clear blue waters (if the season is right), roam through exotic Manila and historic Cebu, and chill out in mystic, laid-back Siquijor. From interacting with local communities to lots of free time built in, this trip is both meaningful and liberating. So go on and feel free.

8 days

Manila to Manila

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Trip Code: APIS

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For travellers looking for a strange and beautiful adventure, this unique eight-day island-hopping trek through the Philippines will show you the best of the country’s nature, beaches, and cultural life. Roam Bohol’s famous Chocolate Hills (not suitable for consumption), snorkel with massive whale sharks in the clearest of clear blue waters (if the season is right), roam through exotic Manila and historic Cebu, and chill out in mystic, laid-back Siquijor. From interacting with local communities to lots of free time built in, this trip is both meaningful and liberating. So go on and feel free.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12.

Age requirement: 18-39

Visa Requirements

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8 days

Manila to Manila

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: APIS

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for Islands of the Philippines on a Shoestring

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Manila

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Manila/Siquijor

Fly to Dumaguete and transfer to the port to board a boat bound for the mystical island of Siquijor.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Siquijor

Enjoy free time to explore caves, waterfalls, coral-filled waters, and 106km (65 mi) of white-sand beaches. Snorkelling and diving are both great options here.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Siquijor/Bohol

Hop on a ferry to the island of Bohol, home to the tiny tarsier primates and beautiful Chocolate Hills formations. Enjoy a stay at a G Adventures supported homestay and learn about local life from the community.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Bohol Island Homestay

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5Bohol/Panglao

This morning opt to join your host family as they tend to the farm before helping prepare a barbecue feast for lunch. After lunch together, say good bye to your hosts and head out to explore the famous Chocolate Hills.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6Panglao

Free day to tour the island or go snorkelling.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Panglao/Cebu City

Board a boat to bustling Cebu, home to the country's busiest sea port. Opt to take a tour of the city.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Cebu City/Manila

Fly back to Manila where the tour finishes upon arrival at the airport in the morning.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Bohol Island Homestay, Bohol
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Chocolate Hills visit
  • Free time to explore Siquijor, Bohol, and Panglao beaches
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (6 nts), homestay (1 nt, multi-share).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Allow USD105-140 for meals not included.

Transportation

Taxi, plane, walking, ferry.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

Islands of the Philippines on a Shoestring

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