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Explore the natural wonders of the archipelago with more than 7000 islands to choose from!

Here are some recommended destinations around some of the country’s most beautiful scenery including some recommended half-day and day-tours destinations we will be able to offer in the very near future. They will be organised by professional tour operators – please click the images for further information!

HALF DAY TOURS

The old town Manila built by Spanish colonial forces and considered among the best-preserved medieval cities in the world. Founded 400 years ago, look back in time as you are taken to fascinating museums, churches, colonial houses, cobblestoned streets and squares, ruins, bulwarks, and other historical sights.

Intramuros

Image reference: intramuros.gov.ph (Intramuros Administration)

The National Museum
of the Philippines

The National Museum Philippines

This Government institution is located in the heart of Manila and serves as an educational, scientific and cultural institution in preserving the various permanent national collections featuring the ethnographic, anthropological, archaeological and visual artistry of the Philippines. Since 1998, the National Museum has been the regulatory and enforcement agency of the National Government in the restoring and safeguarding of important cultural properties, sites and reservations throughout the Philippines.

For those who seek a day out of the bustling noise in the city, there’s place in Rizal, specifically in Antipolo, ca. 33 km East of Manila where you can appreciate both nature and art.

If you haven’t seen photos of this place on your Instagram feed just yet, this hidden gem is called Pinto Art Museum. Opened to the public in 2010, we put together a solid list of reasons why you should visit this beautiful museum.

Pinto Art Museum

Pinto Art Museum

WHOLE DAY TOURS

Corregidor

Image Reference: wikipedia.org/wiki/Corregidor

As a very important historical landmark in the Philippines, Corregidor Island, located at the entrance of Manila Bay was one of the battlegrounds of World War II, when American and Filipino soldiers fought for the nation’s liberation from Japanese occupation until 1946.

Here are some of the top attractions to visit

  • Pacific War Memorial
  • Malinta Tunnel
  • Filipino Heroes Memorial
  • Japanese Garden of Peace
  • Corregidor Lighthouse

A day trip to Tagaytay, ca. 65 km South of Manila, is a MUST, as it overlooks Taal Volcano, a complex volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions. All of these eruptions are concentrated on Volcano Island, an island near the middle of Taal Lake.

Since the formation of this large caldera (Taal Lake), subsequent eruptions created another volcanic island, within Taal Lake, known as Volcano Island.

Taal Volcano

Taal Volcano

EXTENDED TOURS TO OTHER ISLANDS

Boracay Island

Boracay Island

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Boracay Island is a great place for just lazing around. Seven km long, it is only one km wide at its narrowest point. Boracay’s largest villages or barangays are connected by a confusing network of paths and tracks, and several smaller hamlets called sitios, so maps of Boracay can only serve as a general guide.

There is a beautiful beach on the west coast with powdery fine white sand, particularly near Balabag. There are scores of little sandy bays scattered around the island; they make an attractive alternative to the ever-popular White Beach.

The beautiful Island of Bohol in the Visayas is relatively small and visiting its popular sites in 1 to 2 days is possible though 3 days is a better option.

Bohol Attractions are:

  • Loboc Church
  • Cruise Loboc River
  • Loboc And Bilar Man-made Forest
  • Bohol Chocolate Hills
  • Tarsier
  • Hanging Bridge
  • Baclayon Church
  • Panglao Beachlao Beach

Bohol Island

Bohol Island

Image reference: www.panglao-bohol.com/images/bohol-chocolate-hills-philippines.jpg

Palawan Island

Palawan Island

Palawan Island Philippines is the largest island. The island is half desert, so still undeveloped. You can enjoy the jungle, mountains, and white beaches. Palawan Island has been rated by National Geographic Traveler magazine as best Southeast Asia region in 2007, and the 13th best island in the world! Is the most bio-diverse island in the Philippines. Palawan is an archipelago with 1,780 islands on the western part. Due to amazing  landscapes and high bio-diversity, Palawan island is known as “The Last Ecological Frontier of the Philippines”.