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Tours of the Philippines allow you to hop between beautiful beaches and lively towns, giving you over 7,000 islands to explore. The warm hospitality, fascinating culture and rich history of this country is ideally experienced on an island hopping holiday. Speak to our Destination Specialists and plan your bespoke tour, or browse our inspirational selection below.

Gain an insight into the highlights of this sprawling country on our week long Essential Philippines Tour. Begin in the capital, Manila, where you’ll find markets, exquisite cuisine, an old city, fortress and some excellent opportunities for shopping. In Bohol you can lounge on the warm beaches, see the ancient church and take in the famous Chocolate Hills. These limestone hills look like chocolate drops and provide a unique view, perfect for pictures. Enjoy a river cruise and take in the little villages, palm plantations and more. Finish your tour in Cebu, which is known for its religious art, Spanish fort and colourful market.

Palawan, Philippines

Philippines Island Discovery

  • 15 Days
Create unforgettable memories and witness breath-taking scenery on our 15 day Philippines Islands tour. Enjoy exploring fascinating Cebu, which is...
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Adventure holidays

Philippines Multi Centre Holidays

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £1,999 PP
Start your Philippines multi centre trip with a seven day tour of the Philippines, a short stay in Manila to...
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Multi centre holidays
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Cebu Pacific Manila To Bohol

  • 13 Days
  • Guide Price £2,099 PP
This suggested itinerary offers a great combination of bustling city life in the capital Manila, unspoilt natural beauty and beaches on...
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Multi centre holidays
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Manila and Bohol Multi Centre

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £1,999 PP
If tropical beaches combined with an abundance of natural and cultural attractions sounds like your kind of holiday, this suggested...
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Family holidays
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“Head to a karaoke bar. Whether you can carry a tune or not doesn’t really matter, it’s such a big part of the culture and the locals will love that you’re getting involved.”

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“For whatever reason, Filipino food doesn’t seem to be as popular in the West as it deserves to be. So, make the most of having adobo ( meatseafood, or vegetables marinated in vinegarsoy saucegarlic, and black peppercorns) on tap and get stuck into the local cuisine – it’s delicious.”

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“One of the most incredible experiences of my life was swimming with whale sharks, which I was lucky enough to do in the Philippines. The best place to go, in my opinion, is Donsol Bay where it’s quieter, with your best chance of seeing them being between February and April.”

Destination Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

What languages are spoken in the Philippines?

The Philippines is multi-lingual, with around 175 languages spoken, but the official language is Tagalog (Filipino). And, according to a recent census, around 52 million people speak English making it the fifth largest English-speaking nation in the world. 

When is monsoon season in the Philippines?

The rainy season tends to run from June to October, with September and October in particular being the worst affected by typhoon season. November to May is the dry season, with the best weather typically seen in April and May.

What’s durian actually like?

The best way to describe this fruit is to say that it’s divisive: you’ll either love it or hate it. The flavour is quite nutty with a tangy after taste like onion. It’s not for everyone, but if you can get past the smell, the ‘king of fruits’ is packed full of vitamin C, potassium, protein and healthy fats.

The Philippines is home to some of the world’s best beaches, most vibrant cities, and people who are as warm and sunny as the weather. From bouncing along in the back of a brightly coloured jeepney, to hiking up an ancient volcano or through lush green forests with goggle-eyed tarsiers for company, embrace the Philippines’ spirit of adventure.

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