North Philippines Explorer

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4 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-79 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-21789
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Manila, Philippines
  • Ends Manila, Philippines
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover ancient rice terraces and meet indigenous people on Philippines biggest island
  • Climb Mount Pinatubo and trek to the volcano's crater
  • Explore the modern city of Manila and the Colonial old quarter of Vigan
Starting and ending in Manila, the "North Philippines Explorer" tour is a guided city sightseeing tour that takes 13 days. You will travel through Banaue, Sagada, Vigan and 4 other destinations in the Philippines. "North Philippines Explorer" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This Philippines adventure focusses on Luzon, the largest island of the archipelago. We explore the whole island discovering contrasting landscapes including incredible 2000 year-old rice terraces, cobbled Spanish colonial towns, white-sand beaches, climb an active stratovolcano and the teaming mega-city that is Manila.



Banaue rice terraces - Discover UNESCO-listed 2000-year old rice terraces built the Ifugao people



Sagada - Discover mysterious burial caves and ancient hanging coffins



Vigan - Explore a little slice of Spain when taking a kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) through its narrow streets
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Day 1 : Join tour in Manila
  • Day 2 : In Manila: explore the old town; free afternoon
  • Day 3 : Fly to Laoag; visit the unique UNESCO Paoay Church
  • Day 4 : Morning exploration of the Kabigan Falls, afternoon by the coast
  • Day 5 : Drive to the colonial city of Vigan; free afternoon
  • Day 6 : In Vigan; full day sightseeing by horse drawn carriage and on foot
  • Day 7 : Drive to Sagada; discover burial caves and hanging coffins
  • Day 8 : Head to Bontoc and walk to Favarey traditional village
  • Day 9 : Drive to Banaue; visit Bontoc Museum en route
  • Day 10 : In Banaue; walk through Batad and Bangaan rice terraces.
  • Day 11 : Drive to Mabalacat; free late afternoon in rural setting
  • Day 12 : Climb Mount Pinatubo; drive to Manila
  • Day 13 : Tour ends in Manila
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
Accommodation
  • Rizal Park Hotel (2 nights)
  • Java Hotel (2 nights)
  • Hotel Felicidad (2 nights)
  • Masferre Country Inn (2 nights)
  • Tam An Hotel (2 nights)
  • Abes Farm (1 night)
  • City Garden Grand Hotel (1 night)
Transport
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • 4WD
Guide
  • Explore Tour Leader
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Manila are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this North Philippines Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this North Philippines Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 14 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 August 2024, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

North Philippines Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this North Philippines Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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