First name is required!
Last name is required!
First name is not valid!
Last name is not valid!
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
Please enter valid email address
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 16 or less characters!
Passwords are not the same!
Terms and Conditions are required!
Email or Password is wrong!
Please select the captcha checkbox!
Please select the valid captcha!
Something went wrong! Try again later!

Highlights
  • Explore the chocolate hills
  • Learn about tiny tarsiers
  • Snorkel crystal-clear blue waters
  • Relax on gorgeous white-sand beaches
  • Connect with the local people during a homestay experience

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.

Trip Description
Islands of the Philippines on a Shoestring
 
Countries
Cities & Attractions
Activities
  • N/A
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

42,855
G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
100% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 32,586 Great 10,221 Average 4 Disappointing 1 Terrible 4
Value
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
Islands of the Philippines on a Shoestring

A

Recommends

Good value April 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was pretty good overall.

Operator G Adventures

M

Recommends

I've been on several GAdventure trips and none of them have been duds. February 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Learned a lot with some wonderful people.

Operator G Adventures

L

Recommends

The tour went from beginning to end without any problems at all. I particularly enjoyed being immersed in the local culture. February 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We took this tour with the aim of experiencing the local culture rather than yet another touristy destination. This tour didn't stretch my budget too much, as a pensioner this is important. So overall, an enjoyable and affordable experience.
Read more

Operator G Adventures

P

Recommends

The tour went from beginning to end without any problems at all. I particularly enjoyed being immersed in the local culture. February 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We took this tour with the aim of experiencing the local culture rather than yet another touristy destination. This tour didn't stretch my budget too much, as a pensioner this is important. So overall, an enjoyable and affordable experience.
Read more

Operator G Adventures

M

Recommends

Well organised, competent and nice tour guides. Clean and comfortable accommodations. January 2015

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
A perfect tour for those who like boat trips to small islands with beautiful beaches, snorkeling and tasty meals.

Operator G Adventures

Itinerary

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 Manila/Siquijor (1B)

Fly to Dumaguete and transfer to the port to board a boat bound for the mystical island of Siquijor. Transport: Plane Tuk-tuk Ferry

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 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 Private Vehicle

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

Day 6 Panglao (1B)

Free day to tour the island or go snorkelling.

Day 7 Panglao/Cebu City (1B)

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

Day 8 Cebu City/Manila (1B)

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

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,299

Price Per Day:

$ 162 per person
 
Details
Trip Includes
  • G Adventures for Good: Bohol Island Homestay
  • Bohol
  • Chocolate Hills visit
  • Free time to explore Siquijor
  • Bohol
  • and Panglao beaches
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportTaxi, plane, walking, ferry.We will be travelling via a variety of transportation types from local flights to public ferries to taxis. We believe that getting there is half the journey, so sit back and enjoy the ride.
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.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Max 18, avg 12.

Solo Notes

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (6 nts), homestay (1 nt, multi-share).
Start City
Manila
End City
Manila
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our leaders work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. Please note that all passengers traveling to Antarctica are required to fill out this questionnaire. The medical questionnaire can be found online at www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

Trip ID#: gadventure-23449

×
Great Choice!

Now, Unlock Member Savings

Our Stride Select trips allow you and your travel companions to save up to $700. You wouldn’t want to miss that, right?

or
or
Provide email and password

With your FREE membership you get to:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
Already a member?

We respect your privacy and take great care to protect your information. By joining you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Tours & Operators on Stride Awarded and Featured by:

  • National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure
  • Outside, The New York Times