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North Philippines Explorer

North Philippines Explorer - Explore!
North Philippines Explorer - Explore!
Excellent
11 reviews
Starts
Manila
+10 Destinations
Luzon Island
Ends
Manila
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Highlights

  • Explore the historical quarter of bustling Manila
  • Discover mysterious burial caves and hanging coffins
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Mestizo by kalesa
  • Visit Taal, one of the world's smallest volcanos
  • Wonder at the 2000-year old terraces of the Ifugao people
Age range
14 to 85 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Jeep & 4WD, Boat
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Beach
Operator
Explore!
Start and end in Manila! With the discovery tour North Philippines Explorer, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Manila, Philippines and 10 other destinations in Philippines. North Philippines Explorer is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join tour in Manila
    Start point Bayleaf Intramuros Hotel, Hotel reception, The Bayleaf Intramuros, 9/F Muralla St, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines 17:00
  2. Day 2: In Manila: explore the old town; free afternoon
  3. Day 3: Drive to San Pablo City for rafting on Pandin Lake; drive to Tagaytay
  4. Day 4: From Tagaytay visit Taal Volcano; drive to Manila and fly to Laoag
  5. Day 5: In Laoag; free time with optional excursion to the beach for the day
  6. Day 6: Drive to the colonial city of Vigan; free afternoon
  7. Day 7: In Vigan; full day sightseeing by horse drawn carriage and on foot
  8. Day 8: Drive to Sagada; discover burial caves and hanging coffins
  9. Day 9: Drive to Banaue Rice Terraces; visit Bontoc Museum en route
  10. Day 10: In Banaue; visit Hapao Rice Terraces
  11. Day 11: Drive to Mabalacat; free late afternoon in rural surrounds
  12. Day 12: Climb Mount Pinatubo; drive to Manila
  13. Day 13: Tour ends in Manila
    End point Bayleaf Intramuros Hotel, Hotel reception, The Bayleaf Intramuros, 9/F Muralla St, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines 09:00

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

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  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

11 Reviews

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Good
22%
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  • J
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip recommend it

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    All the walks were easy to moderate. A walking stick is definitely of great use (walking sticks were provided everywhere). A waterproof bag is essential to seal your camera or mobile phone when crossing the river multiple times during the Mt Pinatubo... Read more

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  • M
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.3 - Excellent

    I thoroughly enjoyed this trip and was pleasantly surprised by the Philippines. I would very much look forward to a 'Philippines Islands' trip if you ever consider adding this to your portfolio (similar to your Thailand Islands in the Sun tour)

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  • M
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did not have a good idea what to expect and I can honestly say the holiday exceeded my expectations. The scenery was beautiful, the people lovely, and our group gelled very well.

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  • R
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.3 - Excellent

    I think the group appreciated that this particular trip is evolving, and some days were long for travelling, but nothing excessive. The overall experience was positive.

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  • C
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Our first trek to Taal volcano was a fab walk for me, but some people struggled so maybe it just needs to be clearer in the notes that a degree of fitness is required

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  • J
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Thank you very much for the special offer of a free extra day on this trip - I had a great last day independently exploring Manila Bay, Rizal Park, and Intramuros.

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  • J
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Rey handled his budget brilliantly and was able to treat us here and there. He was very highly thought of by the clients.

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  • A
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Wonderful tour and experience. Please consider running a new tour to other areas of Philipines.

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  • E
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    I like the fact Explore do free transfers if you arrive and depart on the dates of the tour

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About the countries

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Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Philippines. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Philippines. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for Philippines. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Philippines. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Philippines. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Philippines. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for Philippines. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Manila.
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Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 24 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 24 October 2019, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
Cancellation policy
TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Explore!. Please familiarise yourself with the Explore! payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Payment methods
The following cards are accepted for Explore! tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,084 km.
  • Manila (Philippines)
  • 70 km
  • San Pablo City (Philippines)
  • 39 km
  • Tagaytay (Philippines)
  • 12 km
  • Taal Volcano (Philippines)
  • 467 km
  • Laoag (Philippines)
  • 73 km
  • Vigan (Philippines)
  • 77 km
  • Sagada (Philippines)
  • 8 km
  • Bontoc (Philippines)
  • 20 km
  • Banaue (Philippines)
  • 200 km
  • Mabalacat (Philippines)
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