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Philippines – Things to do

Philippines Attractions

The Philippines offers a great diversity of activities. For intrepid types, you can explore the north with mountains, breath taking landscapes, ancient villages and rice terraces. Ocean and nature lovers can dive the pristine waters and be dazzled by the beauty of protected coral reefs. If you want to soak up some history and culture, Manilla is an ideal starting point to explore the Philippines’ fascinating past.

Historical tour of Manilla

Manilla has a fascinating and diverse history. The best way for you to experience this is by visiting the walled city of Intramuros. Here you’ll see the wonders of Fort Santiago and the baroque 17th Century church of Saint Agustin, where you’ll find yourself transported to a bygone era as you learn the fascinating stories of the past.

Scuba diving

The Philippines’ pure waters and incredible coral reefs make it a perfect holiday destination for scuba divers. Explore the underground river system on Palawan Island and experience nature in all its wonder. Tubbataha Reef National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers divers a dazzling array of colours. A nature lover’s paradise, the reef has over 600 species of fish, 300 species of coral and you can expect to see hawksbill and green turtles, rays and Whale Sharks. Find yourself overwhelmed by the beauty and diversity of this ecosystem.

Mountain Rice Terraces

The Philippines is home to some stunning landscapes. In Banuaue you’ll see the jaw dropping scenery of rice terraces carved into the mountains of Ifuago. Hills and mountains cloaked in green, this is a visual treat and you’ll admire the ingenuity and beauty of a landscape which is over 2,000 years old. Take a tour with a local guide who will introduce you to the friendly indigenous people who designed these masterpieces. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and drink in the glorious tapestry of mountain scenery.