Philippines​

Manila, Coron Palawan, Cebu, Bohol, and Boracay

unmatched island views.

experience Includes:

the highlights:

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through the Philippine islands with travel raro’s all-inclusive experience. With accommodations, activities, and local transportation taken care of, you can fully immerse yourself in the Philippines, creating memories of a lifetime.

The best part? Share stories, laughter, and unforgettable moments with fellow adventurers from around the world!

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this tour highlights these regions in the philippines

Manila Philippines | Travel Raro

Manila, Philippines. 🇵🇭

vibrant metropolis

A rich cultural tapestry. Where past and present intertwined. Manila is a captivating blend of tradition and modernity. 

Unveil the secrets of Manila, a city that holds a myriad of surprises and promises an experience like no other. 

Coron Palawan 🇵🇭

beautiful paradise

Turquoise waters. Pristine beaches. Vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life.

Plunge into the crystal-clear waters and explore the  underwater wonders that lie beneath. Unlock the secrets of Coron where nature’s beauty takes center stage.

Cebu Philippines 🇵🇭

pearl of the south

From bustling city life. To serene coastal escapes. Experience the best of both worlds in Cebu, Philippines.

But there’s more. Discover the centuries-old charm of Mactan, Cebu in between And immerse yourself with the warm-hearted locals.

Bohol Philippines | Travel Raro

Bohol Philippines 🇵🇭

natural attractions

Learn about the history of the Philippines as you go on a countryside tour of Bohol. 

See historical churches and be in awe with the country’s beautiful natural resources. The highlight is the lunch cruise down Loboc River. Truly an enchanting adventure

Boracay, Philippines 🇵🇭

tropical bliss

Pristine shores. Unforgettable sunsets. Discover a destination known for its breathtaking beauty and vibrant energy. 

Dive into a world of vibrant coral reefs, palm-fringed coastline, refreshing cocktails and seafood, all while enjoying a vibrant nightlife scene and endless celebration.

Mactan Island Lapu-lapu | Travel Raro

Mactan Island, Philippines 🇵🇭

untouched history

VIsit historical monuments and learn Filipino history on Mactan Island. The Lapalapu statue at Mactan Shrine was erected to honor the first Filipino who stood up against the Spanish colonizers.

Sit back, relax and spend time on dive boats exploring the beautiful beaches and clear blue waters.


Come and Visit the Philippines!

It’s time to embark on a Philippine getaway that will make your friends green with envy. Let’s turn your travel dreams into reality with Travel Raro, where ordinary is simply not an option.

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Visa Requirements:

All updated travel requirements can be found here:

US State Department – Philippines

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Arrival and Departure Airport:

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)

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Flight Tips:

– 24 Hour travel time (Average)
– Philippines are 12 hours ahead of EST Time zone
– Pay attention to layover time

the place to be | Travel Raro
Accommodations:

-Peninsula Hotel Manila
-Funny Lion (Coron)
-Crimson (Boracay)
-Sheraton – Resorts World

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Transportation:

-Meet and Greet at Airport upon arrival in Manila
-Private mini-bus for Duration
– Several Flights between Islands

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Experience Pace:

On this experience, walk through the streets of Manila and villages. min of 3 hours daily, inconsistently. Mostly paved roads and sidewalks, with some mild inclines. 

Group Size:

15-20

*Exact accommodations and Itinerary are subject to change or adjust

“pinoy” insider tips

WHAT TO PACK

The country enjoys a tropical climate with a wet season between June to October. Pack lightweight and breathable clothing, along with rain gear for sudden showers. Don’t forget your sunscreen, hat, sunglasses!

THE FILIPINO CULTURE

Embrace the “Bahala Na” spirit. This phrase embodies a sense of acceptance and trust in fate. Let go of rigid plans and enjoy the spontaneity of the Filipino way of life as you open yourself to unexpected experiences.

LEARN BASIC PHRASES

Enhance your local interaction by learning a few basic words like “Magandang Umaga” (Good morning), “Salamat” (Thank you), and “Paalam” (Goodbye). This shows how much you respect and appreciate their local culture.

Philippines Itinerary

Welcome! Get ready to embark on your journey to the captivating Philippines and explore four incredible destinations: Manila, Coron, Mactan/Cebu, and Boracay. You will start your journey in the capital city of Manila. Arrival times will likely be in the evening where upon you will be greeted by your Host and private airport transfer that will take you to the historic and luxurious Peninsula Hotel. A meal and cocktail reception will be provided if you wish, or you can just relax, enjoy your room, and prepare yourself for the adventures starting tomorrow.

Wake up at your leisure today and enjoy an amazing buffet style breakfast that includes everything from fresh mango to bacon and eggs to sushi! Take some time to relax in your room after breakfast or stroll around the hotel for a viewing of the hotel’s amazing exhibit of works of art by local artists.

In the late morning, head down to meet your Host and fellow travelers before departing for a heritage tour of Manila through the Intramuros. During this excursion you will get a taste for what shaped Manila into the bustling metropolis it is today and sample some delicious local food. You will have some free time before dinner to explore the Makati region where you are staying. Lots of great shopping is within walking distance so feel free to shop ‘til your heart’s content.

After finding something fabulous to wear in the area’s shopping district, you will meet your Host and travel mates to walk to The Blackbird Restaurant for our “Welcome Dinner”. Once the country’s first commercial airport, the space has been lavishly remodeled whilst maintaining its original art deco design. For our Welcome Dinner, you will experience a private dinner at the top of the building that was once the former control tower of the airport. This intimate space provides stunning views of the surrounding gardens paired with a menu of world classics combined with contemporary Asian cooking.

After another lavish breakfast, you will depart for Manila’ Chinatown. It was established in 1594, making it the oldest Chinatown in the world. You will explore this vibrant and bustling district filled with narrow streets, colorful signage, and a constant hum of activity. The area is a food lover’s paradise, offering an extensive array of delectable street food. For lunch you will sample dumplings, noodles, steamed buns, and a variety of other delicious street food.
After your glimpse into the country’s multicultural heritage that showcases the harmonious blend of Filipino and Chinese cultures, take the rest of the rest of the day to relax poolside or enjoy more of what Manila has to offer.
On your last night in Manila meet back up with your Host and fellow travelers for dinner and drinks that evening in vibrant Poblacion. This lively and hip area is home to bars, restaurants, music venues, and late-night street food vendors. You will most definitely encounter the locals singing and dancing as it is a huge part of Filipino culture. Be sure not to stay out too late as you should get some rest before your next adventure tomorrow!

One more bountiful breakfast awaits you in your hotel this morning before you pack up to leave the city life behind.  You will depart the hotel for a traditional Filipino lunch before heading to the airport to catch a short flight to the beautiful island oasis of Coron. This enchanting island is known for its stunning natural beauty, vibrant coral reefs, and diverse marine life.  Here remarkable limestone formations and lush tropical landscapes rise up out of the most pristine turquoise waters you will ever see.

Upon arrival you will check into your hotel and enjoy a reception cocktail before heading into Coron Town for dinner at a favorite local spot. Afterwards, head back to the hotel to relax at the poolside bar then get some rest for tomorrow’s island-hopping adventures.

After breakfast you will head into port and hop aboard an outrigger boat for a day of island-hopping adventures.  Coron boasts some of the most breathtaking underwater landscapes in the world, so be prepared to dive into the crystal-clear waters and explore the shallow water reefs full giant clams, colorful schools of fish, stunning corals, and a hidden shipwreck or two. Then you will head to the famous Kayangan Lake known for its turquoise waters surrounded by towering limestone cliffs.   After all of your water activities you will surely be hungry and ready for some relaxation.  Next you head to Banul Beach and enjoy a freshly caught lunch under a thatched hut in true island style.  Soak up some rays or frolic along the water before hopping back on the outrigger and heading back into port.

Back at the hotel you can enjoy the poolside bar and then freshen up for dinner at The Hunt restaurant, conveniently located at your resort hotel.  Tomorrow, we depart for another gorgeous island and a bustling capital city but not before stopping at an off the beaten path Eco Farm for a farm to table lunch made from local fruits and vegetables.  You will even get a chance to help harvest!

After breakfast at the hotel, we head to the province of Cebu, a breathtaking island that promises unforgettable experiences. Cebu offers a diverse range of activities that will captivate your senses. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking relaxation in a tropical paradise, Cebu has something to offer everyone. Here you will stay in Mactan, this island oasis houses the most amazing seaside resorts with all the amenities you could ask for. Take the afternoon to enjoy the stunning views, oceanside pool, luxurious spas, pristine beaches, and seaside dinner.

Today the choice is yours! Are you the more adventurous type?  Does ziplining across a canyon to crystal clear, freshwater falls sound like your speed?  Get ready to travel to Kawasan Falls.  Nestled amidst lush greenery, these majestic falls offer an oasis where you can find your sense of adventure.  Take the unforgettable three-hour trek through the clearest ice blue waters, over rocks, and off of cliffs, all whilst marveling at the unparalleled beauty of the cavernous landscape that the river has cut through the mountains over thousands of years.  Prefer to spend your time in the water amongst the sea creatures?  Embark on a day trip to Oslob to swim with the gentle giant whale sharks.  Are you a music enthusiast?  Cebu is renowned for its guitar making.  Take a tour of one of its famous factories or even try your hand at crafting one yourself in a guitar making workshop.  Foodie?  Check out some local markets. History buff?  Take a heritage tour through the city.  Like to Gamble?  Cebu city has many casino resort properties where you can try your luck. Otherwise, just enjoy the day at your gorgeous seaside resort.

After a day of your own desires, meet back up with your travel mates (who will have become friends by this point) and enjoy another amazing meal.

 

After another amazing breakfast at your resort, hop aboard a high-speed ferry for a beautiful and quick jaunt across the water to the Island of Bohol.  Here you will travel to the Tarsier sanctuary to visit the tiny primates that inspired the movie Gremlins (don’t worry, they don’t turn into evil monsters when wet or fed after midnight).  After seeing the palm sized primates, you will head to the viewing deck of the Chocolate Hills, a famous land formation where you will take in the breathtaking views of a thousand cone-shaped hills stretched over 50 square kilometers of land.  By this time, you will have built up an appetite just in time to hop aboard a lunch cruise down the Loboc River.  After your lunch cruise you will hop back on the ferry to be whisked back to explore a bit of bustling Cebu City.  Then you will have the pleasure of experiencing the most famous Filipino dish, Lechon, a slow roasted whole pig dish at a favorite local spot.  Wash it down with the Philippines’ most beloved beer, San Miguel, and top it off with their favorite treat Halo-halo, an iconic shaved ice dessert made with coconut milk, fruits, tapioca pearls, and a myriad of delicious tidbits.

After your day of adventures and culinary delights head back to your seaside resort for nightcap and a solid night’s rest before you continue on your way to our next unreal destination.

No trip to the Philippines is complete without a visit to the world-famous Boracay island and that is where you head today.  Get ready to feel the powdery white sand between your toes as you stroll the shoreline or bask in the warm tropical sun and take a dip in the crystal-clear waters.  As you step onto the island, you’ll immediately feel the warm, gentle breeze brushing against your skin, carrying with it the scent of the sea and the delightful aroma of local delicacies being prepared nearby.

Luxury and relaxation is the name of the game on this part of your journey.  Upon arrival the resort’s private transport will pick up you and your travel companions and bring you to their private welcome center and ferry jetty port.  Here you get your first glimpse of the beauty that awaits.  Enjoy some snacks and refreshments in the waterside welcome center before boarding your 15-minute ferry ride to the 5-star Discovery Shores resort.

A traditional Filipino footbath awaits you in your room.  After getting settled, take some time to stroll the property and check out its multiple pools, fitness center, spas, etc.

A vacation in Boracay promises a rejuvenating escape filled with natural beauty and a vibrant island atmosphere.  Take today to soak all of that up at your own pace and leisure. The main attraction of Boracay is its picture-perfect beaches which offer an array of water activities.  Whether you prefer lounging under a palm tree with a refreshing drink in hand or engaging in thrilling water sports like snorkeling, diving, or kiteboarding, Boracay has something to suit every taste.

In addition to its beaches, Boracay offers a vibrant nightlife scene. As the sun sets, the island transforms into a lively hub with beachfront bars and restaurants coming alive with music, laughter, and the clinking of glasses. Enjoy live music performances or even dance barefoot in the sand beneath the starlit sky. When it comes to relaxation, Boracay doesn’t disappoint. Numerous spas and wellness centers offer soothing massages and treatments to pamper your body and rejuvenate your senses. Whether you’re seeking adventure or simply a peaceful retreat, Boracay provides the perfect setting to enjoy your free day.

Today you board one of the traditional outrigger boats called “banca” for an island-hopping tour to experience the natural beauty and diversity of Boracay’s surroundings. This includes picturesque coves, hidden beaches, snorkeling sites, and areas with vibrant marine life. You’ll have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, and explore the underwater world filled with colorful corals and tropical fish.  You get to explore caves, go cliff jumping, and get amazing photo opportunities of the crystal-clear waters from scenic viewpoints.  Lunch will be on a small island that is a favorite in the area for its traditional flavors and local delicacies.

After your island-hopping adventure take more time to enjoy your amazing resort and all its amenities before your final dinner in mesmerizing Boracay.

After breakfast you head back via the resort’s private boat and shuttle transport to take your last flight in the Philippines back to Manila.  This time you will experience a different area of the sprawling capital city, The Resorts World Manila.  This complex offers a comprehensive entertainment experience which includes a casino, entertainment venues, and various dining and shopping options including a diverse selection of local and international brands. It’s a popular destination for those seeking entertainment and a chance to try their luck. It is also conveniently located adjacent to the airport to make your departure the next day a breeze.

Sadly, our trip comes to an end here and you depart home or wherever your next adventures may take you. We will see you on another raro trip soon!