9:00 AM or 1:00 PM - Pick-up at the hotel for Manila City Tour (5-6 hours) with lunch or dinner
MANILA, the country’s capital is a melting pot of the different cultures that make up the Philippines. Here you will be getting in touch with the country’s history and feel the pace of its growth as nation with places that breathe in the dynamism of the times.
Manila Cathedral (Intramuros), constructed in 1571, is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Intramuros, the historic walled area within the modern City of Manila, Philippines; dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines.
Casa Manila (Intramuros) will transport you back to the Spanish era Manila. It is a replic a of Spanish colonial mansion of the late 19th century Manila. It is filled with period furniture and furnishings of the Philippines, Chinese and European origiins.
Fort Santiago (Intramuros) is located at the mouth of the Pasig River and served as the premier defense fortress of the Spanish Government during their rule of the country.
Rizal Park, also known as Luneta Park or simply Luneta is a historical urban park and a major tourist attraction of Manila. It is located along Roxas Boulevard, Manila, and adjacent to the old walled city of Intramuros. Rizal Park is an important site in Philippine history because this was the site of execution of our national hero, Jose Rizal on December 30, 1896.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, also known as CCP Complex, is an 88-hectare reclaimed property along Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines. The complex is bounded by the Manila Bay, Philippine Navy Headquarters, and Roxas Boulevard. It is divided into two zones: the Art Zone, and Commercial and Entertainment Zone.
Roxas Boulevard – has become a trademark of Philippine tourism, famed for its yacht club, hotels, restaurants, commercial buildings and parks. Its original name was Dewey Boulevard in honor of the American Admiral George Dewey.
Makati is a city in the Philippines’ Metro Manila region and the country’s financial hub. It’s known for the skyscrapers and shopping malls of Makati Central Business District, and for Ayala Triangle Gardens, an area dotted with trees and sculptures. Ayala Museum houses the Filipinas Heritage Library and craft collections documenting the country’s history.
Bonifacio Global City, (also known as BGC, Global City, or the Fort) is a financial district southeast of the center o Manila. The entire district used to be the part of Philippine Army camp. BGC has been developed into a hub for style a nd leisure with a lot of options for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Return to the hotel.
Overnight at Belmont Hotel in RWM or similar hotel
DAY 2: GENERAL SANTOS CITY
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
Transfer to NAIA Domestic Airport
Morning departure for General Santos City (Travel time: 1.5 hours)
Meet and assist at General Santos Airport
Proceed to City Tour + Pacman Tour with Lunch
Note: Standard check-in time is at 2:00 PM
Visit the Makar Wharf, the old tuna fishport, General Paulino Santos Park and Shrine, see the Dadiangas tree where the former name of the city was derived. Visit the Gensan City Hall and pass through the city’s urban pendulum design. Stop at the city’s Pisalbon Center.
Visit Pacquiao Mansion 1 and see the first dream house of Manny Pacquiao. Tour and lunch at Pacquiao’s hotel, the Roadhaus Pacman Hotel and try the 8 Pound for Pound burger and other sumptuous dishes. Proceed to the Bible Believing Church that Pacquiao built. Stop at Mansion 2 where he currently lives when in Gensan. Last stop is at the Pacman Wild Card Gym and see where he trains and spars with Coach Roach.
Proceed to the hotel and check-in
Dinner is on personal account
Accommodation at Greenleaf Hotel or similar hotel
DAY 3: FISHPORT & LAKE SEBU TOUR
6:30 AM - Your early tour brings you to the world-class Fishport Facility of Gensan where tuna catches are weighed, graded, bidden, and shipped for export. This wet market experience is very lively because it showcases the catches of the rich Celebes Sea.
8:00 AM - Return to the hotel for breakfast
9:30 AM - Depart for Lake Cebu
10:30 AM - Stop at Tupi Fruit Park and enjoy shopping the different produce of Soccksargen Region. Try the sweet and delicious pineapples right at the foot of Mr. Matutum and overlooking the pineapple fields of Dole.
12:00 NN - Arrive at Lake Sebu and proceed to your cultural lunch
Lake Sebu is regarded as one of the eco-tourist destinations in the Philippines. Lake Sebu is an eco-cultural destination in South Cotabato. Lake Sebu is home to the T’boli Tribe where you will be enchanted by its lakes, culture and Tnalak weaving. This tour also allows you to see the majestic seven (7) waterfalls either through trek or ride on the highest zip line in South East Asia, or river tubing in Maitum. Shop original Tnalak cloths and Tboli beads for souvenir from the Tboli Museum.
1:30 PM - Visit the T’boli Museum and see COWHED’s (Cooperative of Women on Health and Development) T’nalak produce and brass works
2:30 PM - Proceed to either Lake Tour or 7 Falls Tour (short and leisurely treks only and photo ops). For the adventurous ones, they can sign up for a zipline activity at additional fee of Php300 per person.
4:00 PM - Return to Gensan
6:30 PM - Estimated time of arrival in Gensan Dinner is on personal account. You may feast on tuna and other dishes at a local restaurant. Your tour guide will be glad to give recommendations.
4:00 PM - Return to General Santos City
6:00 PM - Arrive at the hotel Dinner is on personal account Accommodation at Greenleaf Hotel
DAY 4: DAVAO CITY / DAVAO CITY TOUR
6:00 AM - Breakfast at the hotel and check-out 7:00 AM - Depart General Santos City for Davao City (3hours) 10:00 AM - Arrive in Davao City and proceed to Davao City Tour
Visit the Museo Dabawenyo where it houses the rich collection of Davao’s history displayed in four galleries; the indigenous People Gallery, Moro Gallery, Contemporary Gallery and Memorabilia Gallery. Replicas of some of its collections can be bought at Aldevinco Souvenir Shops or Eco Crafts Souvenirs later on the tour. Visit the Lon Wah Buddhist Temple where it houses the Buddha with thousand of hands, at the White Italian Marble Buddha. Sample on their local fruits and bountiful harvests of Davao such as Pomelo. brace yourself on the exotic taste of Durian, otherwise settle for candies at the Durian Candy Factory. Move on to get a scenic view of the whole of Davao City from the Shrine of Infant Jesus or Jack’s Ridge. Get to know the mother of all orchids – the Waling-waling at the Puentespina Orchid Garden.
Lunch at a local restaurant
2:00 PM - Check-in at the hotel The rest of the day is at leisure Dinner on personal account Accommodation at Marco Polo Davao or similar hotel
DAY 5: MANILA – BGC NIGHT TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel Check-out from the hotel and transfer to Davao International Airport Depart Davao City for Manila Meet at NAIA Domestic Airport and transfer to Seda Hotel, BGC Check-in at the hotel, freshen up and get ready for BGC Night Tour
Note: A private transport is at your disposal from 7:00pm to 12 midnight for your dining and bar hopping activities in BGC. Meals, entrance fees and drinks are on personal account.
Overnight in Seda Hotel, BGC or similar hotel
DAY 6: DEPARTURE / POST TOURS Breakfast at the hotel Check-out and transfer to NAIA International Airport Depart Manila for the U.S.