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Philippines Northern Explorer

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Philippines Northern Explorer

Explore the majestic scenery of the north and gain a real insight in to the traditional cultures and warm hospitality of the Philippines.  

  • Style: Private Tour
  • Duration: 5 days/4 nights
  • Starts in: Manila
Guide Price £1007
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
  • Banaue
  • Sagada

Day 1 Manila to Banaue    
Depart early on a scenic 10 hour drive north. Stop at the Dangwa Flower Market then continue to the small town of Bacolor which was engulfed by lava following the Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991. After lunch drive along the Dalton Pass, a 920m high zigzag mountain road to reach Banaue.    

Day 2 Banaue    
Board a local jeepney and head out to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage listed rice terraces, known as the ‘stairway to the sky’. Stop at the spectacular Barangay viewpoint before taking a short hike down through the lush green fields to a local village. After lunch visit a local market and artisan centre.    

Day 3 Banaue to Sagada    
Drive inland along the scenic mountain trail to the village of Bontoc and visit the Bontoc Museum for an insight into the native Igorot people and their fascinating cultural traditions. Continue to Sagada and visit a weaving house to witness the workers creating colourful fabrics using traditional wooden weaving looms.    

Day 4 Sagada to Baguio    
Travel 6 hours towards the province of Benguet. Stop en route to view the vegetable terraces from the lofty height of 2,200m. Enjoy an afternoon city tour with a drive past Camp John Hay and The Mansion House, the summer residence of the President. Visit Baguio Cathedral, walk through Burnham Park and end the day with a visit to a local market.    

Day 5 Baguio to Manila    
Depart around 6am for the 7 hour drive back to Manila. Pass the ‘Lion’s Head’, a sculptured limestone lion and stop for a photo at the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls. After lunch transfer to Manila airport or your Manila hotel.    

Guide Price £1007
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
  • Private vehicle & driver with private guide
  • 4 nights 2★ to 3★ accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 4 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 10/10/2018 to 31/03/2021. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
Philippines Northern Explorer

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