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The Philippines

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Join one of our many unforgettable journeys with a Philippines Tour, to see a tropical paradise brimming with natural wonders and warm hospitality. With 7,641 islands to explore, the Philippines offers a diverse array of experiences for every traveller. Sink your toes into the powdery white sands of Boracay, hailed as one of the world’s best beaches, or dive into the crystal-clear waters of Palawan to discover vibrant coral reefs and hidden lagoons. Explore the bustling streets of Manila, where Spanish colonial architecture stands alongside modern skyscrapers, and savour the flavours of Filipino cuisine, from delicious adobo to sweet halo-halo. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the Philippines as you encounter friendly locals and partake in colourful beach parties. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, the Philippines offers an enchanting escape that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Manila

The vibrant capital city, Manila is where you’ll most likely fly into when arriving in the Philippines. It’s an exciting place to explore for a few days, with bustling markets and beautiful colonial landmarks to see. Immerse yourself in the city’s eclectic culinary scene, visit iconic sites such as Intramuros and Rizal Park, and experience the warmth of Filipino hospitality. You’ll find social budget friendly hostels with awesome like minded travellers to start off your Philippines adventure the right way.

Palawan

An absolute paradise island renowned for its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and stunning natural beauty. From the breathtaking limestone cliffs of El Nido to the secluded lagoons of Coron, Palawan offers a haven for adventurous travellers and nature lovers alike. Dive into vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, unwind on secluded beaches, and embark on unforgettable island-hopping adventures. Immerse yourself in the laid-back island vibe and savour fresh seafood delicacies, and dance the night away in sandy beach bars with your travel mates.

Cebu

Cebu is a captivating island known for its breathtaking nature and awesome wildlife. Start your Cebu journey exploring the exciting city with lively markets and historic rooftop bars. Hit up the endless waterfalls like Tumalog and Kawasan for the most refreshing dip. Experience world class snorkelling in crystal clear waters to explore the vibrant marine life. An absolute highlight will be swimming with the Whalesharks that live around the island – seeing these friendly giants up close will be truly unforgettable. Cebu comes with its own brand of laid-back Filipino culture just waiting to be celebrated.

Boracay

Another day, another island to explore! The picture perfect White Beach of Boracay is hard to beat with its endless palm trees and crystal clear waters. Here you can take part in thrilling activities like kayaking, jet skiing, diving, and more. Explore the stunning reefs and marine life, and end the day with a coconut flavoured cocktail as the sun sets. Lively beachfront bars and restaurants and jungle style huts bring you the perfect island vibes. Boracay offers endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation.

Siargao

Come to Siargao for the surf, stay for the epic island atmosphere. Famous for Cloud 9 surf break and Naked Island’s secluded shores, Siargao is waiting to be explored. Experience the island’s vibrant surf culture, find hidden lagoons and mangrove forests, or relax and watch the beautiful sunset. Indulge in fresh seafood feasts, dance to live music at beachfront bars, and embrace the warm hospitality of the locals. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping experiences or tranquil moments in nature, Siargao offers an unforgettable escape.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get around The Philippines?

The Philippines have the most amount of islands of any country in the world – so get your sea legs ready for some epic boat adventures. Travelling from island to island by boat is by far the cheapest way to get around. Longer journeys however, like from Palawan to Cebu or Manila to Siargao, you may want to fly instead to save you a bit of time. Once you’re on an island, get yourself a scooter for the day for a fun adventure.

What is the best way to meet people in the Philippines?

If you’re travelling solo, the best ways to meet new people are hostels and group tours! Most hostels you stay in will have a very social vibe, or even a bar or two attached. However, we find that joining a group tour allows you to make deeper connections with your travel mates, and you’ll be leaving with friends for life.

What is the currency in the Philippines?

The Philippine Peso is the official currency here. For most people travelling from Australia, US, or European countries, The Philippines are considered to be one of the cheaper countries to travel in South East Asia. An average meal costs roughly $2 AUD, and a drink is about the same, meaning you could easily get by on about $50 AUD a day with accommodation too!

Are The Philippines safe?

Overall, The Philippines is considered very safe to visit and the majority of travellers have a wonderful experience there. Locals here are incredibly hospitable and you will find fellow backpackers almost everywhere you go. Nonetheless, it is always advised to be cautious while travelling to prevent the risk of theft incidents. Moreover, we strongly emphasise the significance of treating locals and their cultures with respect throughout your journey.

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