Nature, Culture & Beach Discovery, Manila & Bohol


Destinations:

Destination Services: Meals as specified in the itinerary (excluding beverages), Local English speaking guide, 5 days accommodations, Accommodation as stated above

Stars: 4 Stars

Days: 6 days

RMB:From 3,990


D1Arrival Manila

Upon your arrival, transfer to your hotel and check in.                                                            

Enjoy some free time at your leisure to unpack and unwind.

Meals: Nil

Hotel:  Dusit Thani (Deluxe room) or similar

D2Manila

After breakfast at the hotel, commence your tour with the financial district of Makati including Fort Bonifacio and the American Cemetery.

Next, move to the city of Manila, the country’s capital. Arrive at Rizal Park, named in honour of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. After a brief stop, proceed to the historic Walled City of Intramuros. Travel through the cobbled streets of San Agustin Church, the country’s oldest stone church and view its wide collection of ecclesiastical icons, vestments and other religious articles. Across it is Casa Manila, a reproduction of 19th century house equipped with Oriental and European decor, as well as Philippine antique furniture.

Continue on to Fort Santiago, Manila’s main line of defence against invaders from the sea. The stone fort guards the entrance of the city and has been the site of many tragic moments in Philippine History.

From the Fort, drive to Quiapo, Manila’s central district, often referred to as the heart of Manila with its market, pilgrimage church of the Black Nazarene, jeepney terminals and bazaars. Then proceed to the Chinese Cemetery, where the mausoleums are as big and as elaborate as houses and where fusions of Buddhist and Christian religions are very much in evidence.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Dusit Thani (Deluxe room) or similar

D3Manila - Bohol

After breakfast at the hotel, take a private transfer to the Domestic Airport for your flight to Bohol.

Upon your arrival in Bohol, take a joint transfer to your beach hotel.

Enjoy some free time at your leisure to unpack and unwind.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Amorita Resort (Deluxe room) or similar

D4Bohol

Leave the hotel early in the morning for a day trip that will introduce you to the wonders of Bohol. First stop is the Philippine Tarsier Foundation in the town of Corella, which serves as a refuge for the smallest primate in the world: the tarsier. Observe these rare, nocturnal creatures in their natural habitat and be amazed by their agility as they move about, leaping from one tree to the other, and swivel their heads nearly 360 degrees.

Then,  proceed to Baclayon, make a short stop at the historical Blood Compact site, where Spain’s Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna, a native chieftain, sealed their friendship with a symbolic drink. Just nearby is Baclayon Church, one of the many stone churches in Bohol. Having lost its bell tower and portico to a recent strong earthquake, the church maintains a museum containing a vast collection of religious art, ecclesiastical vestments, as well as librettos of church music inscribed in Latin on animal skins.

Proceed with the tour, passing by Bilar man-made forest, a thick undergrowth of towering mahogany trees grown on the fringes of the highway leading to the Chocolate Hills, the country’s geological wonder. Stop at the drop off area to admire the view of the hills which change in colour with the season. In summer, the grass on the hills turn deep brown so that they resemble chocolate candy drops, hence the name, ‘Chocolate Hills’.

Move on to Loboc River where a cruise upstream on a floating restaurant is made more enjoyable with a lovely lunch served on board. Return to the hotel by late afternoon.                                                                                                                                 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Amorita Resort (Deluxe room) or similar

D5Bohol

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a day of free time.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Amorita Resort (Deluxe room) or similar

Bohol – Manila - Departure

D6Bohol – Manila - Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, hop on a shared transfer from to the Airport for your flight back to Manila. Upon your arrival in Manila, take a private transfer to your hotel or the airport for your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes:

Accommodation as stated above

Meals as stated above

English speaking guide – other languages available on request

All transfers in an air-con vehicle

Activities and excursions as stated above including all required entrance fees

Excludes :

Airfare – we can arrange your transportation from any city in China, please contact us!

Visa (if required)

Optional activities and tours

Travel insurance

Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included

Gratuities to guide and driver