Yolo: Northern Philippines & Islands on a Shoestring (APNS)
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 18, avg 12.
Meals Included: 16 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Explore the beautiful Chocolate Hills, learn about the tiny tarsiers, snorkel crystal-clear blue waters, relax on gorgeous white-sand beaches, trek along rice terraces to a remote village, experience Filipino culture and hospitality on an overnight homestay
This 17-day trip brings together the very best of Filipino culture and hospitality with its simply perfect island beaches. Begin by island-hopping from pristine Cebu to gorgeous Bohol and Siquijor, snorkelling and swimming to your hearts content. Then fly north to ride through Manila in a jeepney, swim with whale sharks off Boracay (seasonally), and experience the warmth of Filipino culture and its welcoming people. With two unique homestays and a few short flights to avoid longer ferry rides, this tour of the Philippines is an experience youll talk about for years to come.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 17 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Manila||Day 1 Manila|
Please look out for signs in the hotel with details of the group meeting this evening. The meeting is a chance to meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the rest of the group before heading out for an optional evening meal. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Siquijor||Day 2 Manila/Siquijor (1B)|
Fly to Dumaguete and transfer to the port to board a boat bound for the mystical island of Siquijor. Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s)) Tuk-tuk (1.00 hour(s)) Ferry (0.75 hour(s))
|Days 3-4||Siquijor||Days 3-4 Siquijor|
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.
|Day 4||Bohol||Day 4 Siquijor/Bohol (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a homestay at a community tourism project. Please note accommodations here are basic. Included Activities: Bohol Island Homestay Transport: Ferry (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 5||Panglao||Day 5 Bohol/Panglao (1B, 1L)|
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. Included Activities: Chocolate Hills Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Panglao||Day 6 Panglao (1B)|
Free day to tour the island or go snorkelling.
|Day 7||Cebu City||Day 7 Panglao/Cebu City (1B)|
Board a boat to bustling Cebu, home to the countrys busiest sea port. Opt to take a tour of the city. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Boat (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 8||Manila||Day 8 Cebu City/Manila (1B)|
Fly back to Manila, and get ready to explore Luzon island. Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||Baguio||Day 9 Manila/Baguio (1B)|
Travel north by bus, then enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival to Baguio. Opt to get a massage. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (7.00 hour(s))
|Day 10||Sagada||Day 10 Baguio/Sagada (1B)|
After another long day of travel, arrive at the outdoor paradise of Sagada, a base for adventuring. Transport: Local bus (7.00 hour(s))
|Day 11||Sagada||Day 11 Sagada (1B)|
The natural beauty of the area features caves perfect for exploring, hikes along an underground river system, a waterfall and delightful pool to cool off in after a day of exploring. Relax in the quiet serenity only found off the beaten path-this is a place to just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.
|Day 12||Batad||Day 12 Sagada/Batad (1B, 1D)|
Travel via jeepney along scenic mountain roads and then by foot on local hiking trails to reach a local village for an overnight homestay experience. Discover the daily lives of the Ifugao people. Enjoy a cultural performance and a local dinner. Additional Notes: The trekking here can be challenging, especially in inclement weather. If you dont feel fit enough for the activity, your CEO can help you organize some optional activities. Included Activities: Rice Terraces Trek and Ifugao Village Visit Batad Homestay Transport: Jeepney (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 13||Banaue||Day 13 Batad/Banaue (1B)|
Hike back to the main road and hop in a jeepney bound for beautiful Banaue. Enjoy free time and views of the famous rice terraces. Transport: Jeepney (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 14||Manila||Day 14 Banaue/Manila (1B)|
Free time to trek along the terraces or relax. After soaking in the last of the spectacular views hop on an overnight bus to Manila. Transport: Overnight bus (9.00 hour(s))
|Day 15||Boracay Island||Day 15 Manila/Boracay Island (1B)|
Fly south from Manila and transfer to the breathtakingly gorgeous island of Boracay. White-sand beaches and bright, turquoise waters await. Transport: Plane (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 16||Boracay Island||Day 16 Boracay Island (1B)|
Free day. Opt to go snorkelling, scuba diving, or just chill out on the beach.
|Day 17||Boracay Island||Day 17 Boracay Island (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure. Baggage weight restrictions may apply. You are responsible for any bags that are overweight.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
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Countries Visited: PhilippinesTrip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind.