Suggested travel tour routes through the Philippines
Because this country with its more than 7,000 islands and many many wonders is simply too large to see all the good sites in a two week vacation, we have broken it down into various possible route suggestions. You can click on the maps for a larger version. All routes assume a two week vacation, although you can easily add side excursions if staying longer.
First timers, best of the bunch
Only got two weeks and want to see the best of the best? A lot of flying but a blast of an adventure!
Cream of the crop, less travel, more local
Palawan is considered the jewel of the country, but you can also see Boracay, which is the country’s most famous tourist destination, and other great sites within a closer regional area.
There’s a lot to see in this center and heart of the country, so if this is your second time coming to the Philippines, we’d suggest this to be your first choice.
Our fourth pick would be Mindanao, still tons to see and can include Siargao.
Rice fields, ancient tattoo artists, this country never stops putting out!
Home of the country’s most famous resort island of Boracay, Panay Island itself has much to offer. An ideal visit for those who have already seen much of the country and want to see something new.
Or experience the best of the Philippines with a custom private or group boat tour through the pristine waters and beaches of Palawan, an off the beaten path linking the two popular hot spots of El Nido and Coron:
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This is a must to do!!Super ultimate tour is the best with Kayangan and barracuda lake, twin lagoons (my favorite), coral garden (blue fabulous coral) were the best. It’s really worth it to pay for private tour (3500 to 4000 PHP). You will also have to pay for entrance fees (150 to 200PHP by location) and eventually shopping at the market - must do (count 300 for 2 for fish, pork, fruits and vegetables, water).
I was looking for a personalized excursion to the beautiful Gulf of Bacuit.Seeing the comments, I contacted Mel.Very responsive, very efficient and perfect organization.The flight attendants were very friendly and very helpful.And I'm not even talking about the meal on board...a marvel.In all fairness, this excursion will remain an excellent memory and I cannot recommend Mel and his team highly enough.A big thank-you.
This tour went well above all our expectations! I couldn't recommend this enough! The boat crew, captain and tour guide were nothing but amazing, everyone was so kind, helpful and friendly. The crew knew the best spots to visit that weren't overcrowded with tourists, 3 times we were lucky enough to have whole islands to ourselves! It was my partner's birthday while away and everything went above and beyond, bonfire, cake, birthday card, singing and celebrating with us.If you love camping this is definitely a tout you should do, it has been the highlight of our trip!!