Eastern Philippines Trip: 20 Days - Traveling on Cloud 9

54 reviews
Cebu City


  • Live music
  • Ancient emerald rice terraces
  • Wakeboarding
  • Beach bars
  • The Jewel of the South
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Hotel, Sleeper Bus
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Plane, Mini-coach, Ferry
Travel style
Beach, Discovery
Start in Manila and end in Cebu City! With the beach tour Eastern Philippines Trip: 20 Days - Traveling on Cloud 9, you have a 20 day tour package taking you through Manila, Philippines and 3 other destinations in Philippines. Eastern Philippines Trip: 20 Days - Traveling on Cloud 9 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • E
    Written on June 7, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Just got home from the 20 Day Philippines trip with John and Luke and it was phenomenal! the leaders were so passionate about the Philippines and were always willing to share their knowledge and love for this country. The Philippines is so beautiful and free and easy ensures that you see the absolute best parts of this country! I would recommend this trip to anyone instantly. It was the most incrediable, unforgettable 20 days!!
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  • T
    Written on December 28, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Went on the Philippines 40 days with the Free and Easy group, and it was more amazing then i thought it was going to be. Some of the best beaches I've ever seen, amazing people and even better food. Getting around the Philippines was one of the most interesting things I've ever came across, i loved having to take boats everywhere and being on the water so much. Between the amazing scenery, the group of people and my leaders i could have stayed there forever. Our leaders were by far some of the best leaders I've ever had traveling with Free and Easy, they were so kind, so knowledgeable, and kept us entertained every minute. If we ever had a problem i would go to them first and if they didn't already know the answer they would find out for us as fast as they could. I would do this trip over and over again, it had some of the best accommodations I've ver had traveling with Free and Easy, the staff at the places we stayed at would always go above and beyond for us. If doing the trip i would recommend doing the whole 40, because they're two different trips. I could not tell you which one i liked more because they were both amazing in different ways.
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  • A
    Written on December 24, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was beyond awesome. I had the best time of my life. 40 days traveling in the Philippines, what more could a girl ask for. The beaches were to die for even in the raining season. Traveling with free and easy is so great because you gain more than friends, you gain travel family members. There is never a dull moment when you get a bunch of people together from different parts of the world who all have the same passion for travel. Highly recommend any trip that free and easy does. On to the leaders of the group, these guys really make the trip for you and mine was no exception. James O'Brien was a killer leader. If he didn't know an answer for your question he would make sure to find out. Or he would make up some elaborate story that didn't really make sense but was hilarious to answer your question. "Leaders" doesn't really describe what the experience is when you travel with free and easy. It’s more like slightly more experienced other travel members. They hang out and do everything you do, the only difference is they know the cool places to do it! James is such a big personality that everywhere we went he knew at least one person that could help guide you in the direction you wanted to experience in your travels. From tattoo parties to island hopping to the best ways to get around the town/cities. His beersbies skills are pretty top notch but his snap chat skills really could use some work. Saying "first time every time" yet taking 5 attempts doesn't count! My point is that if you’re considering going traveling with free and easy JUST DO IT! You will never regret it. And if you’re looking for a fun person to travel with look for some of James' trips! He makes the free and easy experience that much better!
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  • Eastern Philippines Trip: 20 Days - Traveling on Cloud 9 reviewer 4
    Written on December 23, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    At first I was not sure what to expect from this trip but the Philippines is some sort of majestic motherland that should not go overlooked as a target destination.I can't vouch for everyone that has been there on a travelling experience but I will say with 100% conviction that if you are going with Free & Easy you can try your hardest to have a terrible time and you will fail. This company and the leaders that represent it, James, Luke and Pat specifically made this 20 days the birthing place of a new family. The beaches were second to none, the festivities were cheap and too outrageous to be put into words. The week spent in Siargao is something I will never forget. From renting a scooter for the week to surfing at 101 to group tattoo's to crazy cuisine, a week almost is not enough here. The FNEZ contacts there are people I will continue to keep in touch with and it's easy to do that because Free & Easy, and it's leaders, have done a fantastic job of building working business relationships and maintained/transformed them all into lasting friendships. James, Luke and Pat did a tremendous job of laying out many options for us including live music nights with the locals, jungle parties (I swear I had a great time I'm told...) stellar sunset spots and booze cruise trips to mini islands with wicked cookouts and snorkeling. Only thing I would recommend different for this trip is to fly to Siargao as opposed to the long travel day. I understand the authenticity factor of seeing how the locals get around, but when you get to Siargao and realize what it has to offer you wish you could have had that extra day there. I would 10,000% recommend this trip to anyone who is even slightly considering it. If James, Luke or Pat are leading... book it now.
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  • Eastern Philippines Trip: 20 Days - Traveling on Cloud 9 reviewer 5
    Written on December 22, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was amazing! Would recommend it to any of my friends anyday.
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  • Eastern Philippines Trip: 20 Days - Traveling on Cloud 9 reviewer 6
    Written on December 22, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Everyone needs to go to the Philippines at least once in their!!! What an unreal country to explore with the best travel company out there! Free and easy provides the best group travel experience I've ever had, you get private transportation which is amazing, nice accommodations, jaw dropping super scenic scenery, and the raddest people you probably would have never met before booking your FnEZ trip! The leaders become some of your best friends with expert knowledge on your place of travel. You have a question, they have an answer, you have an activity you want to do that's not on the itinerary, they make sure you get to do it, you forgot to extend your visa, they got you covered! Seriously guys, you haven't travelled until you've travelled with free and easy, some of the best times of my life were had on the beautiful island of Siargao! The Philippines is full of sunshine and beautiful souls who will forever alter your perspective in the most positive way possible. And if you ever experience a rainy day, you can rest sure that James O'Brien will keep you entertained with his famous dad jokes and brain teasers... Guys, you just gotta do it! Get your butt on a plane, grab a cold one, and live free!!!
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  • BW
    Written on November 23, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    My first Free and Easy tour and I am SOLD! Best month of my life hands down. So much love, no hassle and no judgements. LITERALLY THE BEST, nothing can compare.
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  • JM
    Written on November 19, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Where do I begin! This was my second Free and Easy tour within a year. Ive traveled asia both with the company and on my own and yet I still choose to tours with FnEZ when ever the opportunity catches my eye. They have a secret recipe for success which is partly amazing leaders and partly finding locations/ activities that other companies seem to ignore. They dont just take you to a city, they take you on a trek through the jungle which ends in an animal friendly elephant sanctuary where you spend time washing elepants in the river. they dont just take you to a beach, they find private family run surfer resorts where you stay up till 2 getting to know the locals and then go surfing in the morning. As for the leaders, they are amazing. they have a special ability to bring a group of strangers together into a family which friendships cross borders, and in my experience even lifetimes. The leaders can be a shoulder too cry on or your new best drinking buddy. they can do it all!!! As for my experience, the tours always over deliver, with secret itinerary plans, to family dinners. transportation hs always been punctual and beyond what you can get yourself into when not on tours. i.e. no sketchy motorbike taxi rides with your bags. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. whether you are a novice traveler setting off for the first time, or seasoned vet, this company has it all.
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  • SB
    Written on November 18, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Free and easy was the best trip I've ever done. The leaders made it truely amazing for everyone. Everything is really well put together and I'm sad it's come to an end. I'll be doing another in the near future for sure.
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  • Eastern Philippines Trip: 20 Days - Traveling on Cloud 9 reviewer 10
    Written on November 17, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing time with FnEz. Expect to blend into the local culture and to have lots of partys. People are wild and free and it makes good memories. The leaders are really fun and very welcoming. Luke, James and Patrick were amazing, loved them. Not really the best trip for solitary people and people wanting quiet times as the group is always on the go and it can get loud at times. Expect a lot of fun thought.The group becomes a little family and that is the spirit that goes with FnEz. Enjoy your trip!
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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1-2 - Manila
  2. Days 2-3 - Batad
  3. Days 4-6 - Catanduanes
  4. Days 7-10 - Panglao
  5. Days 7-10 - Donsol*
  6. Days 11-17 - Siargao
  7. Days 18-20 - Cebu

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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • I would like to know the itinerary or activities done on the first 2 days of this tour?

      Day 1-2

      Group flights arrives late in the evening, and upon arrival at the guesthouse you will meet your group over drinks. The following day we will do a group tour of the astonishing San Agustin Church (incl). In the evening, we will take a private* A/C bus to Banaue. *all bus & jeepney transfers will be private on this trip. Only ferry rides are public.

    • Can you please advise the accommodation details for this trip?

      The confirmed itinerary and hotel list is only available 30 days prior to departure once you are booked on the tour. However I can advise that FNEZ stay in clean and comfortable multi-share style accommodation throughout their trips. If you are travelling solo, you will be paired up with a traveller of the same gender in a shared room.

    • How much do I need to pay for wakeboarding?

      Wakeboarding in the Philippines is not only fun but the prices are relatively low. Prices for Wakeboarding are around $4/hour (or less for a full day), and you can even go wakeboarding after dark!

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    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.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Recommended for Philippines. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Philippines. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for Philippines. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    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.


    Manila is the starting point and Cebu City is the endpoint.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Free & Easy Traveler booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 December 2018 the full payment of $1,804 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1804 for Eastern Philippines Trip: 20 Days - Traveling on Cloud 9, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,468 km.
    • Manila (Philippines)
    • 262 km
    • Banaue (Philippines)
    • 953 km
    • Siargao Island (Philippines)
    • 252 km
    • Cebu City (Philippines)

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