Philippines–Manila to Boracay on a Shoestring

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Philippines–Manila to Boracay on a Shoestring - G Adventures
Philippines–Manila to Boracay on a Shoestring - G Adventures
2 reviews
+4 Destinations
Luzon Island


  • Travel with Jeepneys
  • White-sand beaches
  • Snorkelling or scuba diving
  • Explore somes caves
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Sleeper Bus
Max Group Size
Jeep & 4WD, Boat, Local Transport, Plane, Ferry
Start in Manila and end in Boracay! With the discovery tour Philippines–Manila to Boracay on a Shoestring, you have a 10 day tour package taking you from Manila to Boracay and through Manila, Philippines and 4 other destinations in Philippines. Philippines–Manila to Boracay on a Shoestring is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • C
    Written on June 30, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Good tour!! Really remote in north Philippines but really get to see culture and boracay is amazing to finish of the tour!!
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  • Philippines–Manila to Boracay on a Shoestring reviewer 2
    Written on March 26, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Overall, the trip was excellent. However it would be better if the itinerary stated more details such as approximate time that will be spent on the bus so travellers have an expectation, more optional activities planned for Baguio and Sagada if time allows (where our tour did have extra daylight time that could be put to better use), and the overnight bus could have been a more comfortable 10-hour bus ride back to Manila. It was a great experience to learn about the local culture, hanging coffins, caving excursions and hiking were great activities. However it would have been better if the tour had a better plan that incorporated water activities in Boracay such as snorkelling, scuba diving, island hopping etc. It’s better to incorporate these activities as part of the tour so it’s an expectation rather than only enjoying better pricing if the whole tour group opts in to participate. It was a great choice to experience the jeepney ride from the hot springs back to the hotel in Banaue. I’m glad we didn’t ride the jeepney from Sagada to Batad. The caving experience was awesome, so was the homestay, rice terrace trek as well as the visit to the waterfalls in Batad. However, it would have been a better experience if we were told to bring our bathing suits for the waterfall. Tour guide was great at presenting the itinerary and answering any questions throughout the trip. I’m glad he was about to resolve the airline issue and got us on the plane to Boracay in the end. It would have been better if someone from G Adventures (whether it’s the tour guide or the tour operator) confirmed the cancellation of our initial flight to Boracay at least 3 hours prior to arriving at the airport and resolve the issue then, especially after a long 10-hour overnight bus ride where majority of the members didn’t get much rest. All the accommodations were great stays. No issues with them.
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1 Manila
  2. Day 2 Manila/Baguio (1B)
  3. Day 3 Baguio/Sagada (1B)
  4. Day 4 Sagada (1B)
  5. Day 5 Sagada/Batad (1B, 1D)
  6. Day 6 Batad/Banaue (1B)
  7. Day 7 Banaue/Manila (1B)
  8. Day 8 Manila/Boracay Island (1B)
  9. Day 9 Boracay Island (1B)
  10. Day 10 Boracay Island (1B)

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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

    • July 1, 2016

      What is the age limit of this tour?

      This particular tour for travellers between ages 18-39. It is geared towards active, budget-minded young travellers who want to meet other people from all over the world, and tend to be very popular with students and backpackers. If you are looking for a tour better suited to your age range, let us know so we can give reccomendations.

    • March 9, 2016

      Are there any activities available in Boracay during our spare time?

      Yes, absolutely, you can go for a swim or opt to go snorkelling, scuba diving or just chill out on the beach.

    • March 9, 2016

      What are Jeepneys?

      The Jeepney is the most popular mean of public transport in the Philippines. It looks like an extended "Jeep" that is very cheap and comfortable. It is used by most of the locals in the Philippines.

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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 Boracay is the endpoint.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 886 km.
    • Manila (Philippines)
    • 205 km
    • Baguio (Philippines)
    • 82 km
    • Sagada (Philippines)
    • 26 km
    • Banaue (Philippines)
    • 262 km
    • Manila (Philippines)
    • 310 km
    • Boracay (Philippines)

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