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Philippines Cultural Journey

Nestled in Southeast Asia, the Philippines archipelago offers an unparalleled diversity in destinations – from its glittering beaches dotted along the coastlines to its historically rich cities and breath-taking countryside bursting with rice terraces. Lose yourself in the thronging metropolis of Manila, stand in awe at Vigan’s Spanish colonial architecture (the city was declared one of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World in 2014) or venture to the awe-inspiring 2,000-year-old Rice Terraces of Banaue. Full of treasures and World Heritage Sites, the Philippines are a holiday destination in a league of their own.
Manila - Clark - Banaue - Sagada - Vigan - Philippines


10 Day(s)


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10 Day

Philippines Cultural Journey

From £ 2399/pp


Immerse yourself fully in the culture of the Philippines with this nine-night getaway, courtesy of Travel Curated. Specially designed to ensure you soak up as much of the country’s heritage as possible, this tour includes excursions to Manila, Banaue, Sagada and Vigan, alongside homestays and local experiences. Ride traditional ‘jeepneys’ and ‘calesas’, hike the awe-inspiring Mount Pinatubo and visit world-famous rice terraces carved into the lush mountainsides. Get up close to the treasures of Manila (the capital) too. The accommodation outside of Manila is in traditional homestays and private homes, these offer very simple accommodation and basic bathroom facilities. We feel these offer the best opportunity to fully experience local life and to leave with a greater understanding of the Philippines.



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Arrival in Manila
Day: 1 | Arrival in Manila

Transfer from the airport to your accommodation

Upon arrival at Manila International Airport, meet up with one of our representatives who will assist you with the transfer to your accommodation. 

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Day: 2 | Manila

Ferry ride along Pasig River with Chinatown and tea house visits

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the capital today, in a truly unique way. Starting with a ferry ride along Pasig River, a major tidal estuary in Manila Bay. Get a ... more

Manila - Clark
Day: 3 | Manila - Clark

Hour-long Mount Pinatubo trek to reach the volcano crater

Meet up with your guide for a tour around the Cordillera region, situated within the island of Luzon. Stop off at a flower market in Dimasalang before heading ... more

Day: 4 | Banaue

Transfer to Banaue to your next accommodation

Today you’ll set off for Banaue, located within the province of Ifugao and home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Batad Rice Terraces and the Bangaan Ri... more

Day: 5 | Banaue

Hike through Banaue with stop-offs at the Rice Terraces and Batad Village

Board a jeepney in the early morning to reach the starting point of your hiking adventure. En route, stop by a 10-storey house built on the mountain slopes – i... more

Banaue - Sagada
Day: 6 | Banaue - Sagada

Sightseeing in Sagada with stop-offs at rice terraces and Bontoc village

Following breakfast, prepare for your journey to Sagada, a town in the Cordillera Mountains with rice terraces carved into the hillsides. Stop off en route at ... more

Sagada - Vigan
Day: 7 | Sagada - Vigan

Journey to the town of Vigan with stop-offs at Cervantes and the Bessang Pass

Today, as you snake through high mountain passes towering above the Cordilleras, you’ll visit the town of Cervantes that links Ilocos Sur with the Mountain Pro... more

Day: 8 | Vigan

Visit the main attractions of Vigan during a tour

Explore Vigan’s main attractions today. Take strolls along the Mena Crisologo street, visit the 16th century St Paul’s Cathedral and ride a ‘calesa’... more

Day: 9 | Manila

Journey back to Manila, passing by La Union, Pangasinan and Pampanga areas

Set off back to Manila, passing by coastal towns nestled within La Union and Pangasinan, as well as the Pampanga urban areas.

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Day: 10 | Departure

Airport transfer with the option of holiday extension

Check out of your hotel and head to Manila International Airport to board your departure flight home. Alternatively, you can choose to extend your holiday with... more

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