Philippine Island Explorer

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Explore the historic forts and churches of downtown Manila

Manila, Cebu, Panglao Island,

Includes return economy airfares

15 days priced at £pp flight and hotel inclusive

Tailor-made Journey

15 days from £pp

Philippine Island Explorer Holiday

Island hop around the beautiful beaches of the Philippines, swim in the warm seas and spot colourful fish on this varied Journey.


You’ll take in the historic streets of downtown Manila, the pristine white-sand beaches of Cebu, the vibrant coral reefs of Panglao Island and the tropical paradise of Pamilican Island, where you’ll look out for whales and dolphins offshore.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Explore the historic forts and churches of downtown Manila
  • Try out the local delicacies in Cebu’s many restaurants
  • Dive or snorkel among colourful fish off Panglao Island
  • Spot whales and dolphins on Pamilacan Island

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What's included

  • All international & internal flights
  • 12 nights in 4-5* hotels
  • Whale and dolphin watching on Pamilacan Island
  • All transfers

Need to know

  • Arrives: Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
  • Time difference: GMT+8
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders do not require a tourist visa for stays of up to 30 days
  • Language: Filipino, English
  • Currency: Philippine peso (PHP)
  • Flying time from UK: around 17 hours, via Dubai
  • Plug type: 2 prong, flat blade plug
  • Voltage: 220V / 60 cycles

Your route



Day 1

Fly from UK to Manila

Day 2


Explore the vibrant streets of Manila, the sprawling Philippine capital. Take in the historic Fort Santiago, the bustling Plaza Miranda and the delicious scents that waft through the world’s largest Chinatown. Check out the old walled settlement of Intramuros, where you’ll find some of the most fascinating buildings including the beautiful Manila Cathedral. Later on, grab a chilled fruity cocktail and watch the sunset on Manila Bay.

5* Pan Pacific Manila
Philippine Island Explorer Holiday

Days 3-7


At the heart of all the cultural action, Cebu Island is home to gorgeous tropical beaches and a lively bar and restaurant scene, as well as Cebu City, the largest settlement in the Philippines. In town, there are plenty of historic monuments to admire, while away from the city the palm lined sands and undulating mountains offer water sports and hiking opportunities. As well as swimming in the warm seas and lazing on the beaches, why not have a go at scuba diving among the corals?

5* Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa
Philippine Island Explorer Holiday

Days 8-12

Panglao Island

Chill out among the swanky hotels and restaurants of Panglao Island and sip cocktails as the sun sinks behind the waves. This island is well known for Alona Beach, a row of resorts set along the sands and from where diving expeditions are easily arranged. With plenty of dive schools to choose from it’s the perfect place for beginners to have a go. While you’re here you’ll set sail on a whale and dolphin watching cruise to Pamilacan Island.

4* Amorita Resort Whale and dolphin watching on Pamilacan Island
Philippine Island Explorer Holiday

Day 13


Return to Manila for the night. Take the chance to tick off any attractions you missed out, try out one of the restaurants, or stock up on souvenirs at the markets.

5* Pan Pacific Manila
Philippine Island Explorer Holiday

Days 14-15

Depart Manila and return to the UK

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price from £2495pp for travel up to 11 months in advance
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