MABUHAY!!! A word worth a thousand welcomes. As we say Mabuhay, we usher you to the doors of the 7,107 islands of enchantment and lead you to the hearts and hospitality of the Filipinos. The Philippines, with its diverse culture and heritage is a mixture of foreign influences that molded a very unique character. The offers with distinct attractions are endless – from its glorious and colorful past to rediscovery and on to the modern times which set in step with the rest of the world. The land of bountiful nature teeming with fauna and flora, the rich & fertile valleys and forests, magnificent mountain ranges and caves with glittering stalagmites and stalactites, an array of white sand beaches and crystal clear blue waters, unlimited sports, unsurmountable cuisine and entertainment are just exceptional. Experience them all, dining and shopping which differ from one region to the next. Don’t miss to see the wonders such as the famed Banaue Rice Terraces of the Cordilleras, the Chocolate Hills in Bohol, the world renowned beaches of Boracay and Cebu, the amusing yet incredible natural attractions of Palawan, the exotic scenes and sites of Davao, Leyte and Samar, the world class convention facilities in Manila and major cities plus the exciting free and easy lifestyle in every city
NORTH OF MANILA DRAW CLOSER TO THE COOLEST SEA CREATURE ON EARTH, DISCOVER SHIPWRECKS BENEATH IN SUBIC AMAZING DIVE SITES. WITNESS, FLY AND GLIDE HIGH ALONG WITH THE GIGANTIC BALOON SHOW IN CLARK PAMPANGA. PAY A VISIT TO THE CENTURY OLD CHURCH IN BULACAN TO OBSERVE THE RELIGIOUS CONVICTION OF FILIPINOS EXTENDED FROM MORE THAN 300 YEARS OF HISPANIC REGIME.
SOUTH OF MANILA FEEL THE BREEZE OF FRESH AIR FROM THE TOWERING FALLS IN PAGSANJAN ENCOUNTER THE SPIRIT OF WORLD WAR II IN OVERWHELMING DISPLAY OF LIGHTS AND SOUNDS IN MALINTA TUNNEL, CORREGIDOR HAVE A DAYBREAK UNDER THE SUN IN BATANGAS, A VERY ACCESSIBLE BEACH SOUTH OF MANILA
NORTHERN LUZON START THE JOURNEY TO THE NORTH IN SMOKE FILLED MT. PINATUBO. SPLURGE AROUND BEACH OF PAGUDPOD THEN TAKE A WALK IN THE HISPANIC STREETS OF VIGAN. SOAR HIGH IN BANAUE RICE TERRACES, THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD AND BEND TO VIEW THE BANGA-AN VILLAGE IN ITS FOOT. BE MESMERIZED BY THE SCENIC GREEN MOUNTAINS OF BATANES.
SOUTHERN LUZON VISIT THE PLACE OF BIBLICAL REPLICA OF ROMAN SOLDIERS IN MARINDUQUES’ MORIONES FESTIVAL. OBSERVE THE MARINE LIFE OF CARAMOAN ISLAND THEN TREK THE EARTH LIMESTONE CLIFFS OF THE ISLANDS. EXPLORE THE DEEP-SEA ADVENTURES AND VENTURE IN WATER SPORTS ACTIVITIES SUCH AS SCUBA DIVING, SNORKELING OR KAYAKING. TAKE THE SCENIC VIEW OF MAYON VOLCANO’S PERFECT CONE UP-CLOSE. ENJOY & EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OVER THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT WITH ENORMOUS SHRINKING FEELING OF THE PHILIPPINES’ MOST ACTIVE VOLCANO…
MINDORO PREPARE TO THE MOST VIGOROUS WATER ACTIVITIES IN MINDORO. ENGAGE YOURSELF TO HIGH MOUNTAIN CLIMBING, SNORKELING, AND DEEPSEA DIVING. ESCAPE YOUR DAY IN THE PROVINCE’S BOUNDLESS STRIP OF WHITESAND BEACHES.
CEBU CEBU AND MANDAUE CITY, THE SMALLER SCALE OF MANILA WITH ITS COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL VALUES CONNECTED BY THE OLD MANDAUE –MACTAN AND M. FERNAN BRIDGE. THE ISLAND IS FULL OF LARGER THAN LIFE PROMISE FOR BEACH LOVERS.
BOHOL WITNESS THE AMAZING CHOCOLATE HILLS, SEA OF GRASSY HUMPS STRETCHING AS FAR AS THE HORIZON AND HAVE AN EYE TO EYE ENCOUNTER WITH TARSIERS, A BUG EYED CONSIDERED TO BE THE SMALLEST MONKEY. EXPERIENCE DINING ON A FLOATING RESTAURANT WHILE CRUISING THE LOBOC RIVER. VISIT THE PAMILICAN ISLAND, HOME OF DOLPHINS AND WHALES AND ON YOUR LEISURE TIME, ENJOY THE WHITE SAND AND BEACH. DIVING OR JUST RELAX PLAINLY UNDER THE SUN.
DISCOVER THE UNEXPLORED BEACHES OF SIQUIJOR, HAVE A GLIMPSE OF THE MASKARRA FESTIVAL IN VIVID COLORS AND FIND OUT SOME MYSTERIOUS BELIEFS/PLACES AMONG THE LOCALS. NEGROS PROVINCE
PANAY ISLANDS CATCH THE FEVER OF COLORFUL DINAGYANG FESTIVAL OF ILOILO. WALK BAREFOOT IN APPROXIMATELY 9KM LONG WHITE POWDERY SAND BEACH OF BORACAY WHERE THE SAND NEVER GETS HOT EVEN AT THE PEAK OF THE NOONTIME HEAT… ENJOY BORACAYS’ FUNFILLED SPORTS ACTIVITIES LIKE ISLAND HOPPING, GOLF SWING, DIVING, SNORKELING AND WINDSURFING.
RIDE TO THE CONVENIENCE OF CITY LIVING IN DAVAO, THE LARGEST CITY IN THE WORLD AND BE AMAZED ON THE IMPOSING LOOK OF THE PHILIPPINE EAGLE , ALSO THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD. COME ACROSS CAMIGUIN AND GLANCE ITS ASTONISHING BIODIVERSITY AND INSPIRING ECO-TOURISM. SPLASH THE WATER TO THE FULLEST IN WHITEWATER RAFTING AND RIVER TREKKING AROUND CAGAYAN’S FABULOUS COASTLINES . MINDANAO
IFUGAO “BANAUE RICE TERRACES” HERITAGE TOUR Take a view of Banga-an Village, nestled at the foot of the world famous Rice Terraces… Visit Sagada’s ancient burial caves and mummified coffins plus a closer look at a museum of bona fide artifacts and photos from the tribes founded by a Belgian Sister at Bontoc.
COLORS AND FLAVORS OF THE NORTH 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS Relax and take pleasure in a day of leisure at Pagudpod known as the Boracay of the North”… Drive around Loaog City and see the sinking bell, Ilocos Museum and Malacañang… Visit Batac, where you may find the Marcos Museum and Mauseleum... Explore the remaining colonial city in the country with houses built during the 18 th & 19 th century and a UNESCO World Heritage at Vigan .. Then head on to Baguio City… Tour around Baguio City that includes the Strawberry Farm and an adventure tour of the Balatoc Mine…
INSPIRING BAGUIO 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS Recognized as the county’s “Summer Capital”… take pleasure in the breezy gentle wind of Baguio while having a full day city tour starting with a stopover of Tam-awan Village, Benguet Museum and Strawberry Farm… Experience the miner’s life underground at Balatoc Mines… A side trip to the Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan .
TWINNING ISLANDS “CEBU & BOHOL - 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS Experience a full day adventure at Bohol… Tour starts with the chronological Baclayon Church and blood compact… See the man-made forest and take a vision of the famous Chocolate Hills… A voyage of Loay River , have an eye to eye come upon with the Tarsier… A day of leisure in Cebu … see the sights the “Queen City of the South”
RIVER TRAIL CHALLENGE (Mt. Pinatubo/Hundred Islands) 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS An exploration trip filled with etched in your mind occurrence… establish the enthusiasm by taking a 4x4 jeep into the Abacan Rivercruise ... Then advance to Mt. Pinatubo Ravaged region and tramp for a more exigent endeavor… Have a glance of Clark, a former US Air Base in Pampanga... and finally, explore the 123 break up islets of Hundred Islands …
SUN, SEA AND CULTURE – 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS Go for a cultural tour of the Old Manila and a glimpse of today’s Makati City… Drive upland to Tagaytay and enjoy the fantastic view of the famousTaal Volcano, the smallest volcano within the lake… And take a heritage tour of Taal town of Batangas, visit the old houses, churches and backyard industries of Taal… Have a leisure stay at Boracay Island, a place dominated by white sand beach…
Language Filipino is the national language. English is the business language and widely spoken. Climate The Philippines only has two seasons, Wet and Dry. March to May is hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from 22 to 32 degrees Celsius. June to October is rainy. November to February is cool with temperatures ranging from 22 to 28 degrees Celsius. Currency The unit of currency is Peso ( PHP ). One peso is equal to 100 centavos ( c ). Bank notes come in denomination of P10, P20, P50, P100, P200, P500 and P1,000. Coins come in 5c, 10c, 25c, P1, P5, P10. Foreign Exchange Banks and moneychangers may be found in malls, resorts, travel offices and popular tourist destinations. Changing US Dollars, British Pounds, German Deutschmarks, Canadian and Australian Dollars, and Japanese Yen is not a problem in Manila . In other provinces, however, currencies other than the US Dollar may be harder to change. Communication Facilities Facilities for International Direct Dial, fax, cell phone, internet, email and worldwide express delivery are widely available. Most of the Deluxe and First Class hotels in Manila and major cities are equipped with high speed internet access. Domestic Transport By air, there are a number of domestic carrier which provides daily services to major towns and cities. Chartered flight to major domestic destinations are also available. By sea, interisland ships connect Manila to major ports. Ferries ply the smaller islands. By land, bus lines traverse the country's different provinces and cities. Metered and Fixed rate taxis are widely available in major towns and cities. Anywhere else, the jeepney is the most popular and most inexpensive way to go around. In Metro Manila, the fastest way to commute is via the railway systems. Clothing Keep it cool. Since its' mostly hot in the country, cotton tees and denim jeans are the norm. Light clothes, shorts are best for traveling. Bring a light jacket or sweater when traveling to cooler climate or going on ferry rides.
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