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Paradise Lost 14N/15D Package


Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days

Destination Covered : Cebu, Manila, Bohol, Dumaguete

Price (Starting From) : On Request


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  • Paradise Lost 14N/15D Package

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: MANILA

You will meet your guide on arrival, transfer and check-in to your hotel. Manila is the capital city and the gateway to the 7,107 islands of the Philippines. You will find Manila to be an interesting mix of the old and the new, where you will find old colonial Spanish churches in the shadows of gleaming high-rise structures. Manila is an ever-expanding metropolis that is constantly drawing people in from across the country looking for work, and swallowing up the surrounding villages and rice fields in the name of new development. No activities are planned today.

Day 2: MANILA - DUMAGUETE

This morning transfer to the domestic airport for a flight to Dumaguete, one of the top destinations in the country, especially for divers and nature lovers. Dumaguete City is a quaint and charming place, rich in history and culture as well as in natural resources. Visit the Siliman University, the Hikaban Cooperative and Claytown Pottery factory. Later, visit Bacong home to the Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage Centre which houses a stonecraft factory and showroom as well as the century old Bacong Church. Lastly, stop and ride a calesa rickshaw along a stretch of Rizal Boulevard, lined with white lamp posts and stately trees, and visit the souvenir shops along the downtown strip of the city. A delectable meal awaits at a popular restaurant by the sea, which offers fresh crabs, oysters, and other delicious local specialties.

Day 3: DUMAGUETE

This morning drive one hour north of Dumaguete City to Bais City, where, from Port Capiñahan, you will take an outrigger motorboat along the Tañon Strait. This area is said to have one of the highest concentrations of Cetaceans whales in the world. Among these are several varieties of dolphins: spotted, spinner, striped, and bottlenose and the pygmy Sperm Whale. Take a dip in the shallow waters of the Campuyo White Sandbar, or just laze on its fine, white sand. On the return journey you will cruise by Talabong Mangrove Island, a 400 hectare, protected mangrove forest which serves as natural habitat for many seabirds and other marine wildlife.

Day 4: DAMAGUETE - BOHOL

Transfer to the seaport for a two hour ferry boat ride to Bohol. The country's tenth largest island, Bohol is situated at the heart of the Visayan Islands and is adorned with natural beauty - rolling hills, crystal clear springs, verdant rivers and stunning white sand beaches. Along its coastline are numerous excellent dive spots such as Panglao and Pamilacan. Bohol is also famous for its “Chocolate Hills” and is home to the world's smallest monkey, the Tarsier. Upon arrival in Tagbilaran, you will be met your guide and transferred to your resort. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5: BOHOL

Take a leisurely drive through the scenic countryside, past nipa palms, coconut plantations and rice fields to the Chocolate Hills. Head up to the highest point to view the 1268 haycock hills which range in height from 40-120 metres. During the summer the dome shaped, grass covered hills dry up and turn brown, giving the appearance of rows of chocolate drops. Drive down to the Loboc River and board a raft on which you will enjoy a typical Boholano country lunch while cruising down the Loboc River. You will also visit the Tarsier sanctuary to see these incredible, beautiful creatures, the oldest living mammal on the planet. You will also have the opportunity to visit Baclayon Church and the quaint city of Tagbilaran before returning to your hotel. 

Day 6: BOHOL - CEBU

Leaving early, transfer to your fast ferry to Cebu. Historic Cebu is where the Portuguese Captain Ferdinand Magellan planted the Cross of Christianity in 1521, it lies strategically placed at the centre of the Visayan Islands and has been a popular entry point to the Philippines among merchants throughout the centuries. Upon arrival in Cebu, meet your guide and take a tour of the “Queen City of the South”. Visit its historical landmarks such as the Lapu Monument, Magellan's Cross and the Santo Nino Church. Drive through the colourful Carbon Market, scenic Beverly Hills and visit the Chinese Taoist Temple. 

Day 7: CEBU - PUERTO PRINCESA

Transfer to the airport for the short flight across to Puerto Princesa in the province of Palawan. Known for its incredibly beautiful natural seascapes and landscapes, Palawan is one of the most bio-diverse islands in the Philippines. Puerto Princesa is a clean and modern city with many sightseeing attractions and some great seafood restaurants and bars. Upon arrival, tour the city visiting Plaza Cuartel, the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral and the old town.

Day 8: PUERTO PRINCESA - EL NIDO

Drive from Puerto Princesa to El Nido. El Nido is considered to be a showcase of Palawan’s geology and diverse wildlife. Its majestic limestone cliffs stand guard over crystal clear waters, which are home to hundreds of species of tropical fish and coral, and three species of endangered sea turtles. El Nido’s forests are home to over 100 species of birds, a large number of which are endemic to Palawan. 

Day 9: EL NIDO

Today is a day at leisure to relax on the beautiful beaches of El Nido or take part in activities such as island hopping, cave exploration, diving and snorkelling. El Nido’s name comes from the edible nests of Swiftlets that are found in the crevices of its limestone cliffs. These nests, “nido” in Spanish, are the main ingredient for the local delicacy, nido soup. 

Day 10: EL NIDO - SABANG

Drive to Sabang and proceed to the wharf where you take a boat to the mouth of the Underground River. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this natural wonder features an 8.2km long, navigable underground river, reputed to be the world’s longest, that winds through a spectacular cave before emptying out in to the South China Sea. Cruise along this natural wonder, passing through cathedral sized chambers and wide hallways, taking in the many fascinating geological formations that are hidden beneath St. Paul Mountain. At the mouth of the cave, ancient trees grow right along the water’s edge, framing an incredible clear lagoon. Monkeys, monitor lizards and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave. Visitors can also enjoy bird watching, trekking, paddling a boat through the mangroves and exploring deeper into the forest. 

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Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing

Payments Terms

  • * Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount. * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.