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  • Alona Beach: Private Transfers to or from Bohol or Panglao

    1. Alona Beach: Private Transfers to or from Bohol or Panglao

    Book your private transfer in advance and maximize your time at Alona Beach. The beach is one of the most popular spots in Bohol, thanks to its glistenining white sand, warm water, and rocky cliffs. Alona Beach is situated near a reef, where you can see coral and marine life without any equipment. Arrange for your private transfer to pick you up directly from your accommodation, or choose another convenient place in Bohol or the Panglao area. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery as your professional driver takes you to Alona Beach.

  • Boracay: Sunset Cruise with Water Activities

    2. Boracay: Sunset Cruise with Water Activities

    Meet at the boat station by Astoria Boracay hotel on White Beach to board your traditional banca boat. Enjoy the picturesque scenery on a 2-hour cruise around the area. Accompanied by friendly crew members, you can sit back and relax as the sun sets behind the horizon. Cruise along White Beach to take in the beautiful coastline while you enjoy the spectacular arrays of color of the Boracay sunset. Stop off for a quick swim, try stand up paddleboarding, and snorkel in the clear water. Or simply chill on the boat, before heading back to Boracay to arrive at approximately 6:15 PM.

    It is what it is and most of these things are what you make out of them. Do it for the whole vacation-traveling-island hopping-ish experience if you haven't done this kind of thing before. Even though the weather was a bit cloudy and the waters were a bit rough, my friends and I had a great time snorkeling, looking at the fishies, hanging out with other travelers. You have the option of paying 100 pesos for a can of beer, a premium but nice convenience to have. The crew were friendly and professional.

  • Cebu: Three Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

    3. Cebu: Three Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

    Your day begins with a 1.5-hour scenic drive from Moalboal to Samboan. Catch views of the coast as you head to the first stop of the tour, Aguinid Falls. See the system of waterfalls that runs for a couple of kilometers along the Tangbo River and take an easy hike upstream to five-tier waterfalls with jump-off points and swimming pools. Afterward, enjoy a traditional snack called budbud, a sticky cassava wrapped in palm leaves, before driving to Mainit Hot Spring. Be delighted by the natural, untouched, and hidden attraction. Move on to Malabuyoc Waterfall via a short hike amongst stunning rocks. Hop back into your ride and drive about 50 minutes along the coast to enjoy lunch with refreshing drinks on an idyllic sandy beach. Digest and stretch out with a short walk on a wide riverside trail until reaching Kawasan Waterfall. Bear witness to the cascading water as it tumbles over a vert...

    Amazing, we got picked up from our hotel, taken straight to the meeting point, from there a guide took us to three beautiful waterfalls, which were only a short walk away from the road. The guide takes videos and pictures with a gopro which are quickly uploaded. Water, snacks and lunch were provided, where we sat and ate near the beach. would highly recommend

  • From Manila: Day Tour to Enchanting Hidden Valley

    4. From Manila: Day Tour to Enchanting Hidden Valley

    Located 78 kilometers south of Metro Manila lies Hidden Valley Resorts whose bewitching natural vegetation flourishes in a 110 acre crater 300 feet deep, believed to have been formed by a violent volcanic upheaval thousands of years ago. Located between two mountains, Mts. Makiling and Banahaw - these two mountains have been for many years a major staple for local myths and folklores, the place boasts of an impressive collection of rare orchids and other exotic flora. Several naturally heated volcanic water pools are available for those who want to take a refreshing dip so bring your swim suit!

  • From Manila: Full Day Trip to Tagaytay Ridge

    5. From Manila: Full Day Trip to Tagaytay Ridge

    About an hour and a half drive south of Metro Manila lies the picturesque City of Tagaytay. Located on a ridge 2,200 feet above sea level, it offers a panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano - a lake within a volcano. This awe-inspiring vista is best savored atop the Palace in the Sky - resthouse of former President Ferdinand Marcos. On the way to Tagaytay, you will stop by the San Jose Church in Las Pinas to see the world famous Bamboo Organ built by Spanish priest Father Diego Cera in the 19th century. Made from about 800 bamboo pipes, the organ is said to produce a sound unlike any other. You will also have a chance to visit a local jeepney assembly plant for an inside look on how this popular mode of transportation unique to the Philippines is built. Time permitting, you may also have a chance to stop by a pineapple or coffee plantation to sample the local produce or buy souvenirs ...

    We took the Tagaytay Ridge tour for a chance to get and see some beyond Metro Manila . It was a good day with an interesting variety of activities. We enjoyed seeing the ex-Marcos Palace and the views of the volcano in the lake were lovely. Then we stopped for a delicious lunch at Max's Restaurant. Finally, the visit to the church with the bamboo organ was also very interesting. We were lucky too, as there was a wedding that afternoon so were got to hear the organ played. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and polite. All-in-all it was a great day out.

  • Caticlan: Private Airport Transfer From/To Boracay

    6. Caticlan: Private Airport Transfer From/To Boracay

    Enjoy a pre-arranged private transfer service between Caticlan Airport accommodation in Boracay. With this service, avoid the hassle of negotiating taxis fares or navigating the public transportation system with heavy bags. Meet your driver who will be holding a sign with your name on it, either at the airport or in your hotel lobby. If your accommodation is not accessible by a vehicle, you may be asked to wait on the main road.  If arriving at the airport, take the fast-track lane to process terminal fees, taxes, and ticket purchase for the public ferry ride from Caticlan Airport to the island of Boracay. Then, take a 30-minute electric tricycle ride between the ferry terminal and your accommodation in Boracay. (Itinerary is reversed for transfers to the airport). Choose to upgrade to an air-conditioned ferry or van ride instead of the tricycle as an add-on upon booking.

  • Boracay: Island and Beach-Hopping Boat Tour with Snorkeling

    7. Boracay: Island and Beach-Hopping Boat Tour with Snorkeling

    Explore Boracay in comfort and style with a 5.5-hour island hopping boat tour. Incorporate both exploration and relaxation into your day with opportunities to swim, snorkel and sunbathe at sites such as Crystal Cove Island, Crocodile Island, Magic Island, Puka Beach, and Balinghai Beach. Visit various white sand beaches, coves and little islands with your bilingual guide, who will escort you to the best snorkeling spots in the area. The island is surrounded by beautiful coral and diverse marine wildlife such as colorful wrasses, moray eels and sea snakes. The tour includes various stops. Visit Crystal Cove, a small private beach with two coves and white sand beaches. Splash around and snorkel in the clear, shallow waters just off the shore. Cliff dive and pose in front of clean waters at Magic Island, while you can sunbathe at the popular beaches of Puka Beach and Balinghai Beach. Rel...

    Our guide justin was very good and knowledgeable. She knows her stuff. She was so detailed in giving us the tour places. We love it.

  • Boracay: Private Island Hopping & Snorkeling Tour

    8. Boracay: Private Island Hopping & Snorkeling Tour

    Explore Boracay in comfort and style with a 5.5-hour private island hopping boat tour. Incorporate both exploration and relaxation into your day with opportunities to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe at the most popular beaches and islands of Boracay. You and your group can have more flexibility on which places to visit and how long you would like to stay at each stop because this tour is private. Explore signature islands such as Crocodile Island with your bilingual guide, who will escort you to the best snorkeling spots in the area. Visit Crystal Cove, a small private beach with two coves and white sand beaches. Splash around and snorkel in the clear, shallow waters just off the shore. Cliff dive and pose in front of clean waters at Magic Island, and sunbathe at the popular Puka Beach and Balinghai Beach. Relax as you take in the views all around the island. Enjoy a local-style seafood buf...

  • Full-Day Manila City, Tagaytay Taal Volcano and Lake Tour

    9. Full-Day Manila City, Tagaytay Taal Volcano and Lake Tour

    The tour starts with a drive up to the picturesque City of Tagaytay. Located on a ridge 2,250 feet above sea level, the city offers panoramic views of Taal Lake and Volcano, the "lake within a volcano within a lake within a volcano". This view is best savored from atop the Palace in the Sky, rest house of late President Ferdinand Marcos. Enjoy a brief lunch stop at a local restaurant to enjoy some local cuisine and delicacies in an atmosphere designed for panoramic views. Then we start our drive back down to Metro Manila. First stop is the American War Memorial & Cemetery, the largest and most beautiful of American memorials outside the Continental U.S. Have a glimpse of Makati’s hustle and bustle as you drive through on your way to the capital city - Manila via scenic Roxas Boulevard (also known as Dewey Boulevard in the recent past) passing through Rizal Park (named in memory of the c...

    An excellent experience with a lot of information and fun. We can only recommend the tour. Very good guide and driver.

  • Oslob Whale Shark Swimming and Kawasan Falls Canyoneering

    10. Oslob Whale Shark Swimming and Kawasan Falls Canyoneering

    Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime swimming experience with whale sharks. Your private guide will take you on a scenic journey from Cebu's East Coast to the town of Oslob to capture a sight of this magnificent fish. Snorkel and swim alongside these gentle giants in their natural habitat. After swimming alongside your new fish friends, you'll arrive at Badian for lunch before your canyoneering adventure. You'll travel to the jump-off point and swim, climb, rappel and more all over Badian's picturesque cliffs—don’t miss an opportunity to jump off of cliffs as high as thirty feet. Come down from your heart-pounding jumps with a relaxing swim in the beautiful waters of the beautiful and serene Kawasan Falls. You'll be brought back to your hotel carrying priceless memories and the thrill of adventure in your heart.

    Experience was super awesome. These are must do’s when in Cebu. Our driver was great and very helpful and our cayoneering guide was the best.

With its cosmopolitan cities, lush jungles, and white sand beaches, the Philippines are an ideal tourist destination. This archipelago nation offers surprises around every corner, from beautiful waterfalls such as Pagsanjan Falls and the Kawasan Waterfall to the unusual cone shaped Chocolate Hills of Bohol. For travelers looking for something different, the Philippines will not disappoint.

The most densely populated city in the world, Manila is truly a melting pot of culture. A city tour is a great way to orient oneself to this exciting city. A number of tours are available which include all of the must-see sites. A visit to Makati, the country's financial center, will contrast with a day trip to Hidden Valley where visitors can relax in thermal pools.

The colonial city of Cebu offers a number of exciting opportunities. History buffs will enjoy tours which include such sites as Magellan's Cross and Fort San Pedro as well as the opportunity to watch the renowned indigenous handicrafts of the area being produced. A number of tours are also available outside the city. Visitors will enjoy touring guitar and furniture factories in Mactan or a day spent snorkeling and exploring old Spanish ruins at nearby Sumilon Island.

Visitors to the island of Boracay will want to discover everything this region has to offer. Visitors can experience the rural life of the Philippines with a day tour to Caticlan where they will explore caves and enjoy Malayan cuisine. Those interested in learning about the real community life of the area can take advantage of tours offering the opportunity to help school children with their English skills and a visit to a handicrafts cooperative.

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