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Philippines Group Adventure
A 16 Day Philippines Group Tour starting in Manila and ending in the beautiful island of Siargao! Explore the beautiful Philippines with a group of like-minded travellers from around the world.
Group Tour
A 16 Day Philippines Group Tour starting in Manila and ending in the beautiful island of Siargao!

From $2,899AUD
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  • How Many Days: 16
  • Max People : 12
  • Travel Style: Adventure
  • Good For: All
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Philippines

Max People: 12

16 Days


Philippines Group Adventure Details

Mabuhay and welcome to the Philippines!

In 16 days of island-hopping through the Philippines, we will explore the bustling nightlife in Manila, swim with whale sharks, snorkel in crystal clear waters, camp on the beach under the stars, discover Filipino culture, learn the language (some of it, anyway), and enjoy the best sunsets on earth! Meet the locals, kayak through caves, enjoy endless beers and cocktails on the beach and the best part is that you’ll be doing it all with a group of like-minded travellers – so if you are planning to travel solo, no need to worry as 90% of the people who join us are solo travellers as well!

If you’re looking to do the Philippines right, meet new people, experience the culture and have the time of your life, then make Do The Philippines your next adventure!

This morning after waking up to the most epic sunrise of your life, continue to sail up north, to start exploring the eastern part of Culion. Among other things, you will discover what is probably the most beautiful sandbar in Palawan, in Ditaytayan island… After a night spent on a beach, we will head to Coron for a new island hopping tour, to discover its snorkeling spots filled with thousands of fish! As the sun sets today, we dock in Coron, the end point of our amazing expedition! We head to our hotel in Coron for some much-deserved rest. If you are up for it, join the group and head out for dinner and explore the bars in town.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Boutique hostel

Itinerary

  • Guests will be arriving throughout the day. Your tour leader will be waiting to meet you at the roof deck of our hostel today at 6:00 pm. Grab a beer and enjoy the view of the Manila skyline while we do a quick orientation. For our first group dinner, we enjoy a delicious traditional Filipino meal before heading out to the red light district of Makati to explore the night scene.

    Meals included: Dinner
    Accommodation: Boutique Hostel

  • After breakfast we board our first flight of the tour and make our way to one of the most beautiful islands in the world; Palawan. As soon as we land we will travel by private van to Sabang. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the beautiful beach, take a zipline over the water if you are a thrill-seeker or just chill in one of the beach hammocks with a book! Enjoy dinner tonight with the group while we watch the sunset over the water and enjoy the live entertainment on the beachfront.

    Meals included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Boutique Hotel

  • This morning after breakfast we head over to the Puerto Princesa Underground River – one of the seven natural wonders of the world! We will have an incredible experience being guided through the national park, exploring the underground cave systems aboard a bamboo raft. This is an absolute must-do while in the Philippines.

    In the afternoon we set off for Port Barton! Once we arrive in Port Barton we will be taken to our secluded beach, situated on one of the most beautiful white-sand beaches in the Philippines where we spend the afternoon sea kayaking, laying on the beach and of course preparing our campsite for the night. Our local guide will prepare dinner and build a fire and bust the guitar as we rock the night away under the stars.

    Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Beachfront camping

  • Today we venture out on our first snorkelling trip in hope of seeing some amazing ocean life including sea turtles, rays and starfish! In the evening, we get together and watch the spectacular sunset over the water and enjoy drinks and company by the bonfire! This is your day to truly experience Islandlife

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Beachfront camping

  • The next part of our adventure brings us to El Nido! We set off by van and arrive in El Nido in the mid afternoon to check in to our funky new hostel (Don’t forget to check out the roof top pool, it’s epic!) Tonight we head to the beach for sunset cocktails and group dinner!

    Meals included: N/A
    Accommodation: Funky hostel in the centre of El Nido town

  • Our first day in El Nido takes us to a national park with 3 waterfalls to jump in, swim and enjoy the morning, combined with Nacpan beach, which we know you are going to love! Spend the afternoon on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines, sipping cocktails in the sun! Lined with coconut trees, soft white sand and crystal clear water, this place is really paradise on earth! This evening we head back to El Nido town and enjoy the nightlife of El Nido at leisure.

    Meals included: N/A
    Accommodation: Funky hostel in the centre of El Nido town

  • Today we start a 3-day Expedition like no other! An adventure within an adventure and one of the major highlights of the trip, you simply cannot have this experience travelling on your own! We spend the next 3 days cruising around on a giant 2 level boat through the most beautiful islands in the world, swimming, snorkelling, dancing, sunbathing and relaxing. At the end of each day we head to base camp and spend our nights chilled in front of the bonfire while all of our meals are prepared for us and our drinks are served cold! We sleep under the stars in beach facing glamping huts and tents and wake up to the most epic sunrises you will ever experience!

    Meals included: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
    Accommodation: Beachfront glamping

  • Day 2 of the expedition is your day to explore the Linapacan islands, which have some of the cleanest and clearest waters on earth. It’s the perfect place to snorkel and relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in Palawan. The program for today includes exploring a turtle sanctuary, jumping from a 6 meters-high cliff (if you dare), and meeting the Tagbuana, the local people of Linapacan, to discover their culture and way of life. Again before sunset, we head back to base to spend the night chilling on the beach under the moonlight in front of the bonfire.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
    Accommodation: Beachfront tents

  • This morning after waking up to the most epic sunrise of your life, continue to sail up north, to start exploring the eastern part of Culion. Among other things, you will discover what is probably the most beautiful sandbar in Palawan, in Ditaytayan island… After a night spent on a beach, we will head to Coron for a new island hopping tour, to discover its snorkeling spots filled with thousands of fish! As the sun sets today, we dock in Coron, the endpoint of our amazing expedition! We head to our hotel in Coron for some much-deserved rest. If you are up for it, join the group and head out for dinner and explore the bars in town.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Boutique hostel

  • Today after breakfast we board a flight to Cebu and travel by van to our Cebu city accommodation. The rest of the day is yours to spend at your leisure exploring the city, but best to get a good night’s rest as tomorrow is a big day!

    Meals included: N/A
    Accommodation: Hotel in the city centre

  • Today we head out for a truly unforgettable experience; jump in the water to swim with the huge (but very friendly) whale sharks. Bring your underwater camera, as trust us you will want to remember this forever. After you dry off head deep into the hills of Cebu to visit some of the Philippines most beautiful waterfalls. Kawasan Falls, a pristine natural paradise nestled near the Badian mountains. Up the Matutinao River. Equip your canyoneering gear and set out on a slippery and exciting path. Scramble, hike, climb, and jump your way through a trail that takes you through ravines, across gorges, waterfalls, and into natural pools. Part of your journey follows the Kanlaob River, famed for its blue water. Pause for lunch midway through your canyoneering journey, replenishing your energy before wrapping up your afternoon with more swimming below the Kawasan Falls. After a huge and exciting day we head back to the city for the evening and if you are up for it, your tour leader will take you out to explore the night life of Cebu.

    Meals included: Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in the city centre

  • This afternoon we take our final flight of the tour to the super-chilled hipster island of Siargao. Once we arrive in Siargao we take a short van ride to our villa-style accommodation. Once checked in, we’ll head out for dinner and spend the evening chilling out at a resort on the beach, or head out for the evening to enjoy the town’s bustling nightlife.

    Meals included: N/A
    Accommodation: Boutique pool villa

  • This morning after a much deserved sleep-in and a nice cafe breakfast, we head to cloud 9 to catch our very first wave! We set you up with a knowledgeable instructor and get you on some waves that are perfect for beginners. Once we are all surfed out we spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, take a nap on the beach, explore the island or chill with a beer at the pool! For dinner, we meet up at a beachfront restaurant and bar at Cloud 9 to watch the sunset before heading out on the town to experience the nightlife of the island.

    Meals included: N/A
    Accommodation: Boutique pool villa

  • Today we visit three different beautiful islands just off the coast of Siargao Island. You will spend the day snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, chilling on white-sand beaches and generally having fun in the sun. The night is yours for however you prefer it, nice and relaxed, or head out for a night on the town.

    Meals included: Lunch
    Accommodation: Boutique pool villa

  • Today is yours to do as you please! There is so much to do in Siargao, you are spoilt for choice, you could try your hand at more surfing, visit the Magpupungko Tide Pools, hire a scooter and visit the Tayangban Cave Pools, Tak Tak Falls or spend the day exploring the various shops, bars, and restaurants along Tourism road. At around 7 pm we head out for our farewell dinner to celebrate and reminisce about the amazing experiences we have had. After dinner, whoever is up for it can head-on with us to the bars. The bars in Siargao actually have a cool system that works well for the partiers but also the clubs and makes the Siargao Nightlife busy every night. Each night is a different venue and the bars share the nights of the week!

    Meals included: Dinner
    Accommodation: Boutique pool villa

  • Sadly all good things must come to an end, there are no planned activities today but the fun doesn’t have to stop here. If you’re traveling on; our expert Group Leaders are on hand to help you book everything you need to get to where you’re heading; whether that be on to some more islands in the Philippines or back to the airport to catch a flight to somewhere different, we can take care of whatever you need!

    Meals included: N/A
    Accommodation: N/A

Important Info

  • 15 nights accommodation
  • All internal flights
  • Some meals
  • Awesome Tour Leader
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Underground River
  • Dinner and camping on our secluded beach
  • 3D/2N Island hopping expedition from El Nido to Coron on an amazing boat including all food and drinks
  • Island Hopping in Siargao and Port Barton
  • Swim alongside the gigantic but friendly whale sharks and visit the jaw-dropping Kawasan Falls
  • Amazing times!
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Some meals

What else do I need to know

Arrival Information

The Do The Philippines group tour starts at 6pm at Z Hostel, Makati. You should fly into Manila airport, which is approximately a 45-minute taxi ride to Z Hostel (depending on traffic). If your flight arrives after 5pm, it’s best to arrive on the day before the tour start date so you don’t miss out on any of the excitement. We can arrange your accommodation for the night before if needed. Extra nights will be approx. $20AUD per night.

Staying on After the Philippines tour?

We don’ blame you, who wants to leave paradise? The tour finishes on the beautiful island of Siargao. If you’re staying on longer in the Philippines, your group leader can help organise all of your onward travel. If you’re just doing the Do the Philippines trip and then heading home, it’s a short van ride to Siargao airport (your tour leader can organise this for you) and a 1 hour 45-ish minute flight to Manila. There is one direct flight per day from Siargao arriving in Manila at around 6:30PM so the earliest we recommend booking an onward flight out of Manila is around 9 pm on day 16.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance for this trip is compulsory. Your Group Leader will ask to see proof of your cover before your trip begins. We have teamed up with World Nomads Travel Insurance to make the process super easy, grab yourself a quote HERE.

Philippines Visas

Most nationalities including Australia, UK, Europe, NZ, Canada, and the US do not need a visa to enter the Philippines. If you plan to stay in the Philippines for longer than 30 days you will need to extend your visa for a fee of approximately $80 AUD. We recommend checking with your local Philippines consulate for up to date visa requirements and costs. If you need any further help with visas just contact us.

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