9:00 AM or 1:00 PM - Pick-up at the hotel for Manila City Tour (5-6 hours) with either 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 replica of Spanish colonial mansion of the late 19th century Manila. It is filled with period furniture and furnishings of the Philippines, Chinese and European origins.
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.
Accommodation at Belmont Hotel in RWM or similar hotel
DAY 2: DUMAGUETE CITY
6:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel and check-out 7:00 AM Transfer to NAIA Domestic Airport Terminal 3 8:40 AM Depart Manila for Dumaguete City via PR-2545 9:55 AM Meet and assist at Dumaguete Airport and transfer to the hotel Transfer to the hotel, drop bags and freshen up Note: Standard check-in time is at 2:00 PM
10:30 AM Pick-up at the hotel for Dumaguete City Tour with lunch
Discover and experience Dumaguete, dubbed the “City of Gentle People” – a fitting compliment to the unhurried lifestyle of Dumagueteños. First stop is the Silliman University, where we take you on a walking tour of the campus dotted with century-old acacia trees. A tour of the Anthropological Museum is worth it (weekdays only). Next is a rolling tour of the city’s landmarks, including Claytown Pottery, Ninoy Aquino Park, the Covention Center, the bustling Public Market, and the historical Sta. Catalina de Alexandria Church & Belfry.
A quick trip down south of Dumaguete takes you to Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage (NOAH) which houses the stone-craft factory & showroom in Bacong, and a century-old San Agustin Church. Alternatively, you may southwest and upland to the town of Valencia through the tree-lined highway and visit Forest Camp, a cool and lush mountain resort with natural and man-made springs and pools, set amidst a forest setting. Lastly, you will pass through Rizal Boulevard, and visit Sidlakang Negros for some handicraft and delicacies. A delectable lunch or dinner awaits you at Lab-as Seafoods, a popular restaurant by the sea, which offers live fresh fish, crabs, oysters, and other native specialties.
3:30 PM Return to the hotel The rest of the day is at leisure Dinner is on personal account Accommodation at Hotel Essencia or similar hotel
DAY 3: DUMAGUETE CITY – APO ISLAND TOUR (Discover Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Swimming)
6:30 AM Breakfast at the hotel 7:30 AM Pick-up at the hotel for Apo Island Tour via Malatapay Jetty 8:00 AM Boat transfer to Apo Island 8:30 AM Arrive Apo Island Briefing on Snorkeling and Discover Scuba Diving
APO Island offers snorkeling at its best! From Dumaguete, it’s a 30-minute drive south to Malatapay--the take off point, where a pumpboat will whisk you off to APO Island for another half-hour.
We will take to Turtle Point, where you will have your Discover Scuba Diving Course. The Discover Scuba Diving is designed for those who have no experience with scuba diving, but want to know what it’s like to breathe underwater. While this program is not an actual certification course, it will open your eyes to new possibilities and give you a taste of how much fun it is to scuba dive. During the Discover Scuba diving program, you’ll learn what it’s like to wear scuba equipment, basic safety rules and how it feels to breathe underwater.
11:30 AM Lunch is at the rustic Apo Island Beach Resort or Liberty's
If you're still up for it, we challenge you to a 30-minute trek to the Habagat Trail where you'll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the coastline and marine sanctuary. Spend the rest of the day swimming with the turtles or pawikan (or watch them even from shallow waters), beachcombing or just lazing at the white pebble beach before heading back to the mainland in the afternoon.
3:00 PM Transfer back to Malatapay 4:30 PM Arrive at the hotel
Dinner is on personal account
Accommodation at Hotel Essencia or similar hotel
DAY 4: SIQUIJOR ISLAND
6:00 AM Early breakfast at the hotel or packed breakfast; check-out from the hotel 6:20 AM Transfer to Dumaguete Port 7:20 AM Depart for Siquijor via ferry 8:10 AM Transfer to the hotel, drop bags and freshen up Note: Standard check-in time is at 2:00 PM
9:00 AM Pick-up at the hotel for Siquijor Island Tour
Discover the mystical island paradise of Siquijor, also known as the “Island of Fire” which refers to the eerie radiating light produced by myriad of fireflies nested on Molave trees. Your island excursion begins with a rolling tour of St. Francis de Assisi Bell Tower and San Juan De Capilay Spring, before visiting a local healer to witness a “bolo-bolo” session (a healing process to cure illnesses or curses). Proceed to the historical town of Lazi and marvel at the century old St. Isidro Labrador Church and Convent. Drive through the quaint coastal town of Enrique Villanueva and Larena. Return to the resort.
Lunch at a local restaurant or in the resort
4:00 PM Return to the hotel
Dinner at the resort (included in room package)
Accommodation at Coco Grove Resort
DAY 5: MANILA – BGC NIGHT TOUR
6:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel 7:00 AM Check-out from the hotel and transfer to Siquijor Port 8:30 AM Depart Siquijor via ferry 9:20 AM Arrive at Dumaguete Port; proceed transfer to Dumaguete Airport 10:45 AM Depart Dumaguete for Manila via PR-2546 12:00 NN Arrive Manila at NAIA Terminal 3 Meet at NAIA Domestic Airport and transfer to the hotel Check-in at the hotel Afternoon is at leisure 6:45 PM Pick-up at the hotel for BGC Night Life 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 and drinks are on personal account.
Accommodation at 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.