15 Day Sample Itinerary

Manila, Banaue and Palawan Multi Centre

Combine history, nature and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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If you're looking to discover some of the Philippines' most amazing scenery, both above and below the water, this suggested itinerary is ideal. Begin your stay in the capital Manila where you can take a horse and carriage around the old walled city Intramuros, then head north to the incredible rice terraces and native villages around Banaue. Finally head to Palawan to explore the famous Underground River before relaxing at a private island resort in El Nido, the perfect way to finish your holiday in style.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Stroll around historic Intramuros in Manila
  • Travel north to the amazing rice terraces
  • Discover local villages and incredible scenery
  • Explore Palawan's Underground River
  • Relax in style at your private island resort

Sample Itinerary Summary

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15 days
Guide Price
£3,599 per person
Price based on
Based on 04 October 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Etihad, staying for 3 nights bed and breakfast in a Superior Room (Manila), 4 night tour, meal basis as per itinerary and 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Forest Room (El Nido) including transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for an itinerary like this. The price will vary based on many elements including exchange rates, and your choice of accommodation, duration, departure date, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown

The best way to start your Philippines adventure is in the bustling capital Manila, which you can reach by direct flight from London Heathrow. We suggest spending three nights here to allow you ample time to explore the historic walled city Intramuros, Rizal Park, Chinatown and of course the many malls if shopping is on your agenda.


Next stop is the amazing scenery of the 2,000 year old rice terraces at Banaue. Depart by road from Manila climbing over 1,300 metres above sea level. This part of the Philippines offers incredible natural scenery, local villages and markets just waiting to be explored. Ride a local jeepney to a native village and learn more about how the villagers live and if weather permits, visit the famous Ifugao burial caves in Sagada. Our four night Highlights of the North tour covers all of this and more and you can choose between weekly group or daily private departures.


After your northern adventure you will be ready to head back south to Manila by road and onwards by short flight to the island of Palawan. We suggest spending two or three nights on the mainland so that you can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Underground River near Puerto Princesa. Take a canoe ride through the caves on the longest underground river in the world. Finally head to one of the El Nido Private Island Resorts to relax, unwind and reflect on your amazing Philippines adventure.