Classic: Northern Philippines Adventure (AQPN)
Countries Visited: Philippines Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 12
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Visit remote villages and meet friendly locals, explore World Heritage rice terraces, soak in the colonial charm of Vigan, savour Filipino cuisine
With over 6,000 islands contained within its borders, the Philippines is one of the largest archipelagos in the world. While we can't possibly show you all of the islands in just nine days, we can show you the country's northern half - on land -ÿwhich will feel more than comprehensive enough. Up here, you'll discover the arresting inland beauty of Luzon, known for world-famous (and incredibly picturesque) terraced rice paddies. Learn about colonial history and life in tiny villages. Looking for the road less travelleds It runs through here.
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|Day 1||Manila||Day 1 Manila|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Banaue||Day 2 Manila/Banaue (1B)|
Travel through the stunning mountainous landscape to Banaue. Stop en route for lunch and photo ops. Visit the Provincial Museum in Bayombong to learn more about Luzon. After the long drive, stretch your legs on a short hike to the rice terrace viewpoint and the nearby village of Tam-an. Included Activities: Provincial Museum Visit Tam-an Village Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Sagada||Day 3 Banaue/Sagada (1B)|
Hop into a local Jeepney and visit the rice terraces of Hapao. In the afternoon, continue on to Sagada with a visit to the Museum of Mountain Culture in Bontoc. Included Activities: Museum of Mountain Culture Visit Rice Terraces Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Sagada||Day 4 Sagada (1B)|
Explore the outdoor paradise of Sagada. Opt to hike or visit caves, the hanging coffins, or waterfalls set into the lush green landscape.
|Day 5||Vigan||Day 5 Sagada/Vigan (1B)|
Travel via Cerventes to Vigan, a beautifully preserved Spanish colonial town. In the evening, opt to visit the World Heritage-listed Santa Maria Church or to view the dancing fountain. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Vigan||Day 6 Vigan (1B)|
Spend a free day exploring this lovely city. Opt to visit the pottery shop and local handloom weavers or take a horse drawn carriage tour.
|Day 7||Laoag||Day 7 Vigan/Laoag (1B)|
Continue on north to Laoag, visiting the World Heritage-listed Paoay Church and a scenic lake on the way. In Laoag, opt to visit the La Paz sand dunes, the sinking bell tower, or the local market. Included Activities: Paoay Church Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 8||Manila||Day 8 Laoag/Manila (1B)|
Opt to join the group for a final dinner together in the evening. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||Manila||Day 9 Manila (1B)|
We recommend booking post nights to see more of Manila, the historic sites of Intramuros and Fort Santiago are worth a visit. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.