Philippines Island Hopping: Clear Skies & Blue Waters

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Now's the time to explore the Philippines on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Camping on a beach under a night sky? That's just the tip of the sensory iceberg you'll enjoy on this 13-day island-hopping tour through the best of Philippines’ nature, beaches, and cultural life. Roam Bohol’s famous Chocolate Hills (you can't eat them, sadly), snorkel with massive whale sharks in the clearest of clear blue waters (if the season is right), wander through exotic Manila and historic Cebu, and take a boat ride through Palawan’s mesmerizing subterranean river. And with meeting lots of local people and getting plenty of free time to explore, this trip brings meaning and liberation. Be free.


Day 1: Manila

Arrive at any time and welcome to the limestone cliffs and turquoise waters of the Philippine islands.

Get to know your fellow travellers over dinner and drinks in the popular Poblacion, Makati neighbourhood. Explore the avant garde art galleries and listen to live music. Soak up the culture of this vibrant area and cheers to new adventures and friends.

Day 2: Manila/Siquijor

Fly to Dumaguete and wave down a tuk tuk, a three-wheeled mini-taxi, for a rustic ride to the port. Board a boat bound for the mystical island of Siquijor and spend the evening on the pristine beaches watching the sun sink under the sea's horizon.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 3: Siquijor

Spend the day exploring Siquijor's mystical caves, waterfalls, coral-filled waters, and 106km (65mi) of white-sand beaches. Snorkelling and diving are both great options here, and be sure to indulge in some fresh seafood.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 4: Siquijor/Bohol

Hop on a ferry to the island of Bohol, home to the tiny tarsier primates and fascinating formations known as the Chocolate Hills. Settle in to your G Adventures-supported homestay, get to know your hosts, and immerse yourself in this self-sustainable community.

Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Bohol/Panglao

Experience a morning of rural life by opting to join your host family as they tend to the farm before helping prepare a barbecue feast for lunch. After enjoying the meal together, say farewell to the Bohol community and head out to explore the famous Chocolate Hills. Be sure to capture a group photo with the mysterious mounds in the background. Later, travel to the coastal city of Panglao.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Panglao

Spend the day freely exploring Panglao paradise as the options are endless. Choose to get a massage on the beach, snorkel with the sea life, dive to the coral reefs, or meditate during a yoga session. Have a toast to the sunset on Alona Beach before venturing into the nightlife with your fellow travellers.

Day 7: Panglao/Moalboal

Float your way to the next Filipino island; land in Cebu City then transfer to Moalboal, where beautiful beaches and bright turquoise waters await. On arrival, jump into the busy underwater wonderland and snorkel with a school of sardines. Don't forget your underwater camera.

Day 8: Moalboal

Enjoy a free day to relax on the beach, swim with sea turtles, or canyoneer to the unbelievable blue Kawasan Falls. Opt to spend the evening on Panagsama Beach and pick a seaside bar to mingle in with your new friends.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 9: Moalboal/Puerto Princesa

Catch a flight and soar over the Sulu Sea to Puerto Princesa, capital of the island paradise of Palawan. Spend the afternoon getting to know this pristine city; opt to challenge your travel mates to a race on an inflatable obstacle park and catch the nighttime firefly show on Iwahig River. Or take a day trip out to explore the Underground River UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 10: Puerto Princesa/Port Barton

Travel northbound to the tranquil bay town of Port Barton. The day is in your hands - trek to Pamuayan Falls, bike or kayak to White Beach, or just enjoy the restaurants and bars in this laid-back beach village.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 11: Port Barton to Inaladelan (German) Island

Take a short boat ride to Inoladoan (German) Island and laze in a hammock under a palm tree or maybe snorkel with sea turtles. Most travellers to Inoladoan only stop by for a quick day trip, which means we get to enjoy this small island paradise when the final tourist boat leaves. Tonight settle into your tent, grab a cold drink, sit around the bonfire with your toes in the sand, and watch for constellations.

Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: Inaladelan (German) Island to El Nido

Wake up to the sounds of the sea and catch the sun rising over the horizon. Boat back to the mainland and head to the white sand beaches and towering limestone (karst) peaks of El Nido. Take in this sublime otherworldly haven, then enjoy a night out at one of the many beach bars. Grab a drink on us and reminisce about all the life-changing adventures you've just experienced.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 13: El Nido

Today is departure day, but do not fear! There is no such thing as goodbye, only until next time. Hug your newfound friends, exchange social medias, and depart at any time.

Includes: Breakfast

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