10 DAYS MANILA & CORON

OVERVIEW

 

This tour is excellent for your first-time visit to the Philippines.  Manila is the central hub for tourists, and you can fly to other islands from there.  You will experience the Philippines culture and explore one of the best islands in the country, Coron

 

 

 

ITINERARY 

 

Day 1: Arrive from your international flight, meet and transfer to your hotel.

 

Day 2: Old and new Manila.  

 

Buffet breakfast in the hotel. Manila City, being the old district of Metro Manila, keeps the historical and cultural values. It is also a place for modern leisure and business with its world-class malls, entertainment venues for big events, conventions and meetings, casinos, golf course and lively nightlife. Manila, have a glance -  Visit Rizal Park where the country’s national hero was executed. Onto the Walled City of Intramuros, tour Fort Santiago, a medieval Spanish fortress that used to be Spain’s most durable bastion in the East, the place political enemies were executed and house some of Rizal’s memorabilia. Stop at San Agustin church, then to the reclaimed areas where the convention centers, art’s venue, Mall of Asia which is one of the biggest in the world stand majestically. Drive through Ayala Avenue in Makati, the modern commercial and financial district of the country. Proceed to the American Memorial Park marking over 37000 soldiers who died during WWII.  Overnight accommodation.

 

Day 3:  Fly to Coron.

 

Buffet breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to airport for your one-hour flight to Busuanga.  Check in at your hotel, then afternoon Coron town tour small town close to fabulous islands… From the hotel, sightseeing is close to everything, the public market, town plaza, San Agustin Church, baywalk and souvenir/cashew store. This shows a typical small town and super simple life and environment. Proceed to Mt Tapyas for an easy trek to the top of the mountain for the scenic view of the town and bay.  On to Maquinit Hot Spring that will give you a chance to dip for a therapeutic treat. Overnight accommodation

 

Day 4: Coron Island Hopping Tour with Lunch (7-8hrs).

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Marine diverse Sites…..Explore marine life in various islands and islets of Calamianes.  From Coron town, take the boat hop islands to islets to islands of Sister Pecados ideal for swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling, Kayangan Lake for an easy trek up to shoot memories, swimming and snorkeling too, Beach 91 where lunch will be served, and take short rest or relaxation with the white sand  beach. Proceed to Coral Garden and CYC Beach, where you can find excellent and colorful corals. Then to majestic Twin Lagoons. Overnight accommodation

 

Day 5: Reefs and Wrecks Tour with lunch (8hrs).

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Shallow water thrill…. From Coron port, take the boat for an hour ride to Pass Island.  This island offers varied, colorful corals and fishes on the reefs. Stay will also include lunch and time to swim and snorkel. Go on to Lusong Gunboat where you can see the East Tangat gunboat, world war 2 Japanese shipwreck.

 

Day 6:  Fly back to Manila.  

 

Breakfast at the hotel.  Transfers to airport for your flight back to Manila. Arrive in Manila and transfer to your hotel

 

Day 7:  Villa Escudero with lunch (8hrs)

 

A birds-eye-view of an age-old century Plantation… Unravel the rustic charm of a century age-old coconut and rice plantation where a family of 4 generations lives on. Visit the artifacts and antique statues of saints, a collection of the family. Experience the life in this self-contained community village with the tour onboard water buffalo-drawn cart. Take the chance to dip in the swimming pool. Lunch is served  beneath the man-made waterfalls, feet submerged on the flowing waters (be ready to get wet, Swimming is possible)

 

Day 8: You are free during the day to shop and explore on your own.

 

Dinner with a Cultural show of songs and dances at night  (3hrs)

Enjoy a native dinner plus a fusion of international cuisine at Barbara’s Restaurant.  After dinner watch a show of songs and dances to be performed by a group interpreting the different cultures and tribes of the regions in colorful costumes.

 

Day 9:   Tagaytay/Taal Batangas Heritage Tour with lunch (10 hrs)

 

Nature and culture views… Passing through Las Piñas, take a stop at St Joseph’s church which houses the famous “Bamboo Organ”, the first of its kind in the world yet is still being used during church services and international competition. Drive upland in Tagaytay along fruit and vegetable plantations.   Stop at a ledge to relax and enjoy the fantastic view of one of the smallest volcanoes within a lake while taking the native Buco ice cream. Continue to drive down to Taal Batangas, known for its old Spanish style houses and churches, foremost known is the Basilica of St Martin de Tours Visit some of the local folks’ backyard industries such as pina embroidery and sweet delicacies. Lunch en route will be served.

 

Day 10: Transfer to airport for your flight back home

 

 

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