Visitors Information on the Philippines Time Zone One time zone. GMT + 8 Getting There The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila is the premiere gateway. It is served by more than 30 airlines which fly to different cities around the world. Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, links Manila to 14 cities in 8 countries, www.philippineairlines.com
Visitors Information on the Philippines Currency Unit of currency: Peso (P) = 100 centavos. Bank notes: P10, P20, P50, P100, P200, P500, P1000. Coins: 5c, 10c, 25c, P1, P5, P10 Foreign currency may be exchanged at hotel, and in most of the large department stores, banks, and authorized money changing shops. Most large stores, restaurants, hotels and resorts accept major credit cards including American Express, Visa, and Mastercard. Traveller’s cheques preferably American Express are accepted at hotels and large department stores. Personal cheques drawn on foreign banks are generally not accepted.
Visitors Information on the Philippines Climate The Philippines is tropical with just two seasons. March to May is hot and dry. June to October is rainy. November to February is cool. Average temperatures: 78 F / 25 C to 90 F / 32 C. Humidity: 77% What to Wear Light, casual clothes are recommended. Formal occasions require dinner jackets and ties (or the Philippine Barong Tagalog) for men and cocktail dresses or long gowns for women. Language While there are over 100 regional languages in the Philippines, the national language is Filipino. English is the business language and spoken widely.
Visitors Information on the Philippines Dining Out Filipino food is an exotic, tasteful blend of Oriental, European, and American Culinary influences. There is a wide variety of fresh seafood and delectable fruits. First class restaurants offer gourmet specialties as well as Filipino cuisine. Entertainment and Culture Metro Manila is the center of entertainment and cultural activities. The premiere venue for the performing arts, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, features world-class performances by local and international guest artists. Museums located in Manila and in some parts of the country offer a glimpse of Philippine history and culture. Art galleries exhibit the works of the country’s leading and promising visual artists. Manila’s nightlife is one of the most vibrant in Asia, reflecting the Filipino’s love for music.
Visitors Information on the Philippines Getting Around There are four modes of public transport in Metro Manila and surprisingly, they are easy to use. Metered and fixed rate taxis are widely available in key cities nationwide. Jeepneys and buses are inexpensive ways of getting around most places. In Metro Manila, the fastest way of commuting is via the railway system. The People The Philippines is known not only for the beauty of its natural environment, but also for the warmth and charm of its people. Filipinos are generally known for their hospitality. The Philippines’ rich and vibrant culture and tradition reflect a mixture of Malay, Hispanic, and Western influences.
Details of trip 7 day trip to Manila, Philippines Currency= Peso Exchange rate= 1 Peso=1.016 RS. Famous for= Beaches, Theme Park, Volcano Time difference= GMT+8 hrs
Tourist spots Chinese cemetery Manila Bay sunset Rizal Park Taal volcano Enchanted Kingdom
Rizal Park Located in middle of Manila Museum Garden Oceanic park Open-air concert hall Light and sound theatre Restaurants and many fountains. Bronze monuments Picnic spot Free band and orchestra performance 6 km from hotel
Enchanted Kingdom Thrilling Rides most famous 11-storey roller coaster, huge Ferris wheel and the water ride Theme park in 17 hectare and south of the city Dance presentation Theatre presentations Restaurants Fireworks on weekends 14 km from hotel
Expected schedule Day 1= In Flight Day 2= Reach hotel, visit Chinese Cemetery Day 3= Visit Manila Bay Day 4= Visit Rizal Park Day 5= Visit Taal Volcano Day 6= Enchanted Kingdom Day 7= Back to India NOTE Full day will be spent on visiting points as lots of things are to be seen therealong with eating joints and shopping malls.
Expected cost(in peso) Ludhiana to Delhi=115 RS VIA train (113.33 PHP) Air travel costs= 29,064.37 PHP Airport to hotel= 180 PHP(taxi cab) Stay at hotel= 12,827.22 PHP Hotel to Chinese Cemetery=140 PHP(taxi cab) Back to hotel=140 PHP(taxi cab) Hotel to Manila Bay=160 PHP(taxi cab) Back to hotel=160 PHP(taxi cab) Hotel to Rizal Park= 120 PHP(taxi cab) Back to hotel=120 PHP(taxi cab)
Cont… Hotel to Taal Volcano= 100PHP (Train) Back to hotel=100 PHP (Train) Hotel to Enchanted Kingdom=280 PHP Back to hotel=280 PHP Eating cost= approx 3000 PHP Shopping cost= approx 10000 PHP Other= 5000 PHP Tips= 500 PHP