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Tropical Experience Travel Services - Tours of the Philippines

HONEYMOON IN THE PHILIPPINES - Philippines for 2 and Grand Tour Philippines for 2

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Guides/Assistance

Our tours could be organized in two different ways:


A- Self-guided version, with English assistance

We'll organize your trip, then you and your companions will travel by yourself, supported (in English language) by experienced local operators in each destination. Before the start of the tour, you will received a Travel Handbook with your itinerary in full detail along with travel documents and tickets, passes and vouchers, so you'll be able to travel around the Philippines in a smooth and organized way. This solution is advised for those that have some travel experience and can communicate using the English language (a bit, at least!). Of course, it's also a good solution for those who want privacy or choose a rather simpler / not too complex tour. See how our self-guided version works here.


B- Fully guided version, with an English-speaking tour leader

Alternatively you could choose to have a private tour escort appointed by Tropical Experience, who will coordinate all your activities and transfer, to offer the most comfortable way to travel around. We offer privacy and a professional approach. This option is ideal for bigger groups, people who are not comfortable speaking in English and/or have too little or zero travel experience. It can also be an advised solution for certain destinations that may have complicated logistics. Surely, it is also a service that fits those who need prime-level guide services.

 

Other "combinations" or different options can be discussed by E-mail.

General description

This is the ideal tour for couples searching for a honeymoon that includes the best of the Philippines. It is also perfect for those who want to combine relaxation and exploration in breathtaking places. You will discover together several areas of the Philippines, with some of the most important places that build the image of this very diverse country.

Once you will arrive in Manila, you will have a day discovering the old colonial historic city, orienting yourself about the country and the life of the Filipinos.

On the following day, you will move to the Bohol province, with the well-known Chocolate Hills, the Tarsier Sanctuary and the Loboc river landscape. Bohol is also a stunning destination for the sea, where you can have dolphin watching, island hopping, snorkeling and/or some relaxation on the surrounding islands, renowned for their natural beauties and their beaches.

The second part of your tour is dedicated to Palawan, a province of growing fame for fans of ecotourism. Your first stop will be in the capital, Puerto Princesa, where you vill visit the Underground River (UNESCO Heritage and one of the 7 New Wonders of Nature!), half of which can be explored with small boats in a primordial atmosphere rich of biodiversity like rare bats, fishes, amphibious species, among others. Then you will move to the magnificent El Nido, another world-famous destination thanks to its incredible sea, the enchanting pristine nature, the white sand beaches and much more.

Then, you will go back to Manila where you will enjoy a dinner discovering local traditions.

 

If you'll choose the 20-days Grand Tour option, you will enjoy some days alone in the famous Boracay Island, a small island surrounded by beautiful sea waters, where you can find high level tourist services. You will stay autonomously on the island and along the renowned White Beach, where you will find all options for relaxation and fun activities.

 

Resuming, these are the destinations that are included in this honeymoon:

  • Bohol: the Chocolate Hills, the Tarsier, the sea and Panglao

  • Puerto Princesa: the Underground River and the fireflies

  • El Nido: the spectacular bay and its virgin nature

  • Manila: tour of Intramuros and its history

  • If you chose the Grand Tour: the famous Boracay Island

 

What kind of tour

This tour will let you visit various localities of the Philippines, alternating unwinding and adventure, discovering new places together yet having also the relaxation and privacy a honeymoon deserves. It’s an easy tour great for everyone.

Meals

You will be having barbecue picnics or packed lunch during your day tours, and in other times, you will have chances to try in restaurants and eateries other specialties of the tasty local cuisine. The local cuisine is quite varied comprising of fish and other seafood, meat (especially pork and chicken), some choice of vegetables, rice and plenty of tasty and fresh tropical fruits and juices. The Filipino cuisine is tasty but not spicy or complicated and generally matches with the Western taste. The meals that are incorporated in the price are the ones specified as "included". We left some “not included” autonomous meals like dinners in El Nido, where it is easy for you to choose a restaurant that you prefer and also for your privacy. If you desire different meal arrangements, please let us know and we’ll try to resolve it for you.

 

Travel Program

Day 1 – Arrival in Manila, time to rest

  • Arrival in Manila and transfer to the hotel with shuttle service. Free time.

  • No meals and no activities included for this day.

Day 2 – Visit of Manila: cultural heritage, modern life and popular places (optional day)

  • You will visit the former Spanish colonial citadel, Intramuros, where you will start familiarizing yourselves with the local culture and history. You will visit San Agustin Church (UNESCO Heritage Site) and its museum. A second museum dedicated to house traditions will make the picture complete.

  • You will also visit “popular” places of this giant metropolis, such as the entertaining and busy Quiapo bazaar and the famous Rizal Memorial Park.

  • In the evening, dinner (included) will be served while enjoying live cultural shows performed by students of traditional Filipino arts.

Day 3 – To Bohol, discovering the colourful Visayas Region

  • Transfer to the airport in the morning. Flight to Bohol.

  • Arrival in Bohol and transfer to the resort. Take lunch (included).

  • In the afternoon, Panglao Island mini-tour, to discover the local countryside life and landscape. Back to the hotel by sunset. Autonomous dinner (not included).

  • 1-hour whole body massage can be scheduled with your resort’s spa anytime within your stay.

 

Day 4 – Countryside Tour with the most iconic places of Bohol: Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Sanctuary, Loboc River + more

  • Whole day tour, admiring the curious landscape of the Chocolate Hills and visiting the Sanctuary of the small Tarsiers, where these animals can be encountered free in the tropical forest. Other secondary cultural and historical activities will be proposed. Lunch  (included) on floating restaurant while cruising on Loboc River.

  • Back to the resort hotel before evening. Dinner not included.

Day 5 – Bohol Sea Tour: dolphin watching, snorkeling and chilling time

  • Whole day sea day tour with island hopping, dolphin watching, snorkelling and relaxing on the beach. Picnic lunch (included) on a beach;

  • Back in the resort hotel in the afternoon.

  • Free evening. Dinner not included.

Day 6 – Free day in Bohol: time for yourself and relaxation

  • Free day for relax or other optional activities (not included), like visiting the inland baches of Bohol.

  • No meals included, no activities included.

Day 7 – From Bohol to Puerto Princesa, to discover the beautiful nature of Palawan. Night experience with fireflies.

  • Transfer to Bohol airport.

  • Flight to Puerto Princesa (with stop-over in Manila). Lunch (not included) is autonomous during the transfer or upon arrival.

  • Arrival in Puerto Princesa and transfer to the hotel.

  • In the evening, it will be time for an excursion for firefly watching on a river, surrounded by the mangroves, follows.

Day 8 – Puerto Princesa Underground River: the primordial sceneries of Palawan

  • Day tour to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River (Unesco Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature). Included lunch.

  • More optional activities (not included, upon request) could be included during the day.

  • In the evening, you’ll travel back to Puerto Princesa wherein dinner will be served independently (not included) and also where you will spend your night.

Day 9 – Transfer from Puerto Princesa to El Nido, to discover the best sea of Palawan

  • Transfer with a private van/car from Puerto Princesa to El Nido (approximately 5 hours transfer time).

  • Arrival in El Nido and check-in in hotel.

  • The rest of the day is free to enjoy one of the main beaches or for resting. Meals and other activities for this day are not included.

 

Day 10 – First Day Tour in El Nido: the most iconic attractions of Bacuit Bay

  • Tour by boat discovering the beauties around the spectacular bay of El Nido, with included barbecue lunch in one of the island stops (visit of Big Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Simisu Island, 7 Commandos Beach and other destinations).

  • Arrival at the town of El Nido will be by late afternoon.

  • Free evening. Dinner not included.

Day 11– The secrets of El Nido: island hopping around the most hidden beautiful spots

  • Second tour discovering more beauties around El Nido, with included barbecue lunch (visit of Hidden Beach, Secret Beach, Helicopter Island and other destinations).

  • Arrival at the town of El Nido will be at late afternoon.

  • Free evening. Dinner not included.

Day 12 – Free Day in El Nido, time to chill

  • This day is free for you to rest or discover by yourself some of the nearby “inland” beaches of El Nido (above all, Nacpan Beach and the twin Calitang Beach).

  • There are no activities or meals included for this day.

Day 13 – Back to Manila

  • Transfer to El Nido Airport. Flight El Nido-Manila.

  • Transfer from Manila Airport to your hotel with shuttle service.

  • Free time.

  • No meals included, no activities included.

Day 14 – Bye bye

Transfer to the airport. End of your unforgettable tour of the Philippines.

GRAND TOUR PHILIPPINES FOR 2

Day 14 – Back to Puerto Princesa

  • Transfer to El nido Airport.

  • Flight El Nido-Boracay.

  • Autonomous lunch (not included) during the transfers.

  • Arrival at Boracay Airport. Transfer to the island and then to your hotel.

  • Free time. Dinner not included.

Day 14 – Enjoy Boracay and its White Beach: free time for beach and sea

  • ​Free day in Boracay.

  • No meals included, no activities included.

 

Day 14 – Enjoy Boracay

  • ​Free day in Boracay.

  • No meals included, no activities included.

Day 15 – Enjoy Boracay

  • ​Free day in Boracay.

  • No meals included, no activities included.

Day 16 – Enjoy Boracay

  • ​Free day in Boracay.

  • No meals included, no activities included.

 

Day 17 – Back to Manila, free time

  • Transfer to Boracay airport. Flight Boracay-Manila.

  • Arrival in Manila and transfer to the hotel with shuttle service.

  • Free time. No meals included.

Day 18 – Bye Bye!

Transfer to the airport and end of your tour with con Tropical Experience Travel Services.

 

Prices

For inquiries, write an e-mail to experiencetropical@gmail.com

Available hotel options

Generally,  we propose the following hotel levels (consider that available levels may also change depending on the chosen destinations)

  • Basic Level: overnight in small guesthouse-type budget hotels, with no frills but providing the basic comforts and services (private room, private toilet and bath, hot/cold shower, air-conditioning , cleaning service, breakfast, Wi-Fi at least in common areas)

  • Comfort Level: pleasantly - selected medium-level establishments with good level of services and typical/local atmosphere and personality. Generally preferring good hotels of medium-small size.

  • Superior Level: medium-high budget hotels with great level of services, for travelers who want to be sure to have all the modern comforts and convenience but not necessarily luxurious.

Luxury level accommodation is also available for those who prefer it.

 

How to Modify or Extend This Trip

After El Nido, you can extend your trip to Coron and complete your exploration of Palawan province.

If you want also to see another kind of the Philippines, why don’t you explore the mountain ranges in Ifugao (with the famous rice terraces) and Mountain Province?

 

Terms and Conditions

Before booking this tour, please read the page Terms and Conditions on our website. The present itinerary should be considered as general. It may still vary due to weather, other obstacles, booking availability or other uncontrollable variables.If one of the guests has allergies or other issues linked to food, please let us know in advance. Inform us as well if there’d be physical obstacles or a particular health status that should be taken into consideration for the trip.

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