Travel by outrigger on a full-day island hopping tour through El Nido
Cruise aboard a river raft down the Loboc River in Bohol
Keep an eye out for the unusual tarsiers, one of the world’s oldest and smallest primates
Marvel at the pristine waters and white sand beaches in tropical Palawan
Begin your adventure in Manila, Philippines' bustling capital
Discover the historic district of Intramuros in Manila
Stroll on the white sandy Sabang Beach at Puerto Princesa
Discover another world on an underground river tour in Puerto Princesa
Visit hidden beaches, secret lagoons and breathtaking islands in El Nido
Island hop through El Nido on a traditional outrigger boat
Enjoy a day at leisure to unwind or explore in El Nido
Journey through the countryside to visit the Chocolate Hills in Bohol
Enjoy leisure time in beautiful Bohol
Continue your island-hopping adventure in Bohol and discover Balicasag Island (optional)
Enjoy 15 meals, including daily breakfast, and try delicious Filipino cuisine
Choose our 15-day itinerary and discover the tropical paradise of Boracay
Visit Puka Beach, Coral Garden & more on an island-hopping tour in Boracay with our 15-day itinerary
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Philippines Island Explorer

Operated by TripADeal
Manila, Puerto Princesa, El Nido, Bohol
Uncover the beauty of the Philippines on a small group tour
Explore mysterious underground rivers, jaw-dropping caves & pristine lagoons
Dates: 5 Mar - 15 Oct 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
9 nights 3 & 4-star hotel accommodation
Enjoy 15 meals including daily breakfast
Return airport transfers
Overview
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Overview

Embark on an unforgettable 11-day Philippines Island Explorer tour and discover the enchanting wonders of Palawan and Bohol Islands in a small group setting. Dive into a captivating journey that blends cultural exploration with tropical paradise adventures.

Kick off your expedition with a guided tour of Manila's historic Intramuros, the 'walled city,' where tales of the past come to life. Next, you will venture into the heart of the coastal town of Puerto Princesa for an awe-inspiring underground river tour, revealing stunning cave formations that defy imagination. Palawan Island’s allure beckons you with its unspoiled beauty as you continue your journey to the white-sandy beaches of El Nido. Here, you will sail on an outrigger during a full-day island-hopping escapade to serene beaches and secret lagoons. Take time in this tropical paradise to spend a day at leisure, or continue exploring surrounding islands on an optional day tour before journeying to Bohol Island. Marvel at the captivating Chocolate Hills, a natural spectacle etched into Bohol's landscape, then delve into local culture as you drift along the Loboc River on a river raft, relishing a traditional Filipino feast and performances that transport you to another era.

During your time in the Bohol region, take the opportunity to spot adorable tarsiers, amongst the world's tiniest and oldest primates, in their native habitat. With leisure time at your fingertips, bask in the serenity of pristine beaches, dive in the turquoise waters, taste delicious street food, and unwind as you make the most of this valuable island experience.

With return international flights, internal flights, 9 nights of 3 & 4-star hotel accommodation, 15 meals - including daily breakfast, and return airport transfers all included, this is an experience that you will remember for a lifetime!

Want more? Choose our 15-day itinerary and discover ‘paradise on earth’ in Boracay. Includes flights, 13 nights accommodation, 19 meals including breakfast, Boracay island-hopping tour & so much more.


Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Uncover the beauty of Palawan Island and Bohol Island on an 11-day small group tour
  • Explore the famed Intramuros, ‘the walled city, in Manila on a guided tour
  • Experience an underground river tour through jaw-dropping cave formations in Puerto Princesa
  • Marvel at the pristine waters and white sand beaches in tropical Palawan
  • Travel by outrigger on a full-day island hopping tour through El Nido
  • Visit Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon and Seven Commandos Beach
  • Be amazed by crystalline waters teeming with marine life and coloured corals
  • Journey through the countryside to visit the Chocolate Hills
  • Cruise aboard a river raft down the Loboc River, with traditional lunch and performances
  • Keep an eye out for the unusual Tarsiers, one of the world’s oldest and smallest primates
  • Enjoy time at leisure to relax on pristine beaches, or tailor your trip with optional tours
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • Domestic Flights (economy class):
  • Manila - Puerto Princesa (day 2)
  • El Nido - Bohol (day 7)
  • Bohol - Boracay (day 10 - Itinerary 2 only)
ACCOMMODATION
  • Itinerary 1: 9 nights 3 & 4-star accommodation
  • Itinerary 2: 13 nights 3 & 4-star accommodation
DINING
  • Itinerary 1: Enjoy 15 meals including daily breakfast
  • Itinerary 2: Enjoy 19 meals including daily breakfast
ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking tour guides on tour days
  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Snorkelling equipment on day 5
TRANSPORT
  • Shared transport on touring days
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stopover Packages: Break up the long-haul flight with a stopover at a fantastic location. (See checkout for details)
  • Optional Tours: Optional experiences and tours are available to add to your itinerary. (See checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class. (See checkout for details)
  • Guaranteed Airline: Fly with a guaranteed airline. (See checkout for details)
  • Please note: Extra charges may apply. See the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details.
Itinerary 1
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Manila, Philippines

Today you’ll depart from Australia (or New Zealand) for Manila, Philippines. Upon arrival in Manila, you’ll meet your tour representative and be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.


Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation, which you will receive prior to departure.

The Bayleaf Intramuros Hotel or similar, Manila

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Manila Intramuros Tour - Puerto Princesa

This morning, after breakfast, you will be collected from the hotel and taken on an Intramuros tour. Intramuros means "within the walls" in Spanish and is also a historic district located in the heart of Manila. It was the centre of political, religious and economic life during the Spanish colonial period. The tour begins at Fort Santiago, a citadel within Intramuros that served as a military defence fortress during the Spanish colonial era and later as a prison during World War II. Visitors can walk through the fort's historic walls, explore its dungeons and learn about its significance in Philippine history. Intramuros is surrounded by massive stone walls and fortified bastions known as "baluartes." These walls were constructed to protect the city from invasions and pirate attacks.


Afterwards, at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Puerto Princesa. Once you arrive, you'll be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel. This evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner.

Hue Hotel or similar, Puerto Princesa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Puerto Princesa - Underground River Tour

Today you will head on an Underground River Tour within the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park on Palawan Island. This tour will take you through an underground river system recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.


The day starts with a scenic drive from Puerto Princesa City to Sabang Wharf, where you’ll board a boat that will take you to the entrance of the underground river. The boat ride is an experience, as you’ll navigate through pristine waters surrounded by lush forests and towering limestone cliffs. Once inside the cave, you’ll enter a world of wonder as the river winds through a labyrinthine network adorned with stunning rock formations, stalactites and stalagmites that have been naturally shaped over millions of years.

After the tour, you will return to the hotel, where you will enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Hue Hotel or similar, Puerto Princesa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 4 Puerto Princesa - El Nido

After breakfast, you will be transferred from Puerto Princesa to El Nido. The trip takes approximately 5 to 6 hours, and on the way, you’ll be rewarded with views of karst mountains, bays, forests and a glimpse at the local life.


Once you arrive in El Nido, you’ll be taken to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your own leisure.

Sea Cocoon or similar, El Nido

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 5 El Nido Island Hopping Tour

After breakfast, you will head on an El Nido Island Hopping Tour aboard an outrigger boat.

On this trip, you will visit:

  • Secret Lagoon - A cove surrounded by towering limestone karst cliffs. As you enter the cove, you will see a massive caldera that was once a cave that collapsed and is now surrounded by karst cliffs and pristine waters.
  • Shimizu Island - An island with stunning limestone cliffs where swiftlet nests can be found. Here the ingredients for bird's nest soup are harvested. The soup is believed in some Asian cultures to have healing effects. Here you'll have an opportunity to snorkel the stunning coral reef.
  • Small Lagoon - Located on the cove of Miniloc Island. As you enter a small swim-through hole on board a kayak or swim through, you'll be rewarded with the tranquil turquoise-green waters of Small Lagoon and its surrounding orchid-lined limestone walls.
  • Big Lagoon - Approaching the lagoon in the middle of karst limestone formations, you are welcomed by crystalline water teeming with marine life.
  • Seven Commandos Beach - Today's final destination is named after the seven remaining Japanese commandos who lived on the island as stragglers after World War II. This scenic island has a long white sandy beach lined with palm trees.

After the tour, you will return to the hotel, where you have the rest of the day at leisure.

Sea Cocoon or similar, El Nido

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 6 El Nido - Day at Leisure

Today you can enjoy a day at leisure exploring the local area or relaxing by the pool or on the beach. Alternatively, you can choose to participate in an optional activity.

Optional Activity: El Nido Island Hopping - $135 per person

You can continue the island hopping adventure with a full-day tour to Dilumacad, Matinloc, Helicopter Island, Tapiutan Island and Star Beach. On this day trip, you will be able to discover the fantastic rock formations and hidden beaches, which inspired Alex Garland when writing his novel ‘The Beach’ as he was living in the Palawan Islands. The film ‘Bourne Legacy’ was shot and filmed on the islands of Dilumacad and Matinloc.

From the towering marble cliffs and enchanting lagoons to its white sandy beaches and lush jungle, El Nido is one of the top destinations in Palawan. On this day trip, you will travel by outrigger boat to visit each of these islands that offer stunning vistas and ample snorkelling opportunities. Lunch will be provided as part of the tour.

Sea Cocoon or similar, El Nido

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 El Nido - Bohol

Today at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Bohol. Once you arrive in Bohol you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel. You’ll have the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Bohol Beach Club or similar, Bohol

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Bohol - Chocolate Hills and Loboc River Cruise

Today you will head on a tour of the Bohol countryside, starting with a leisurely drive from Panglao to the town of Carmen, passing the scenic countryside filled with nipa palms, coconut plantations and mahogany forests. Arriving at Chocolate Hills, we head to the highest viewpoint and are rewarded with striking visuals of hills, consisting of 1,268 Haycock hills with heights ranging from 40-120 metres. During the summer, the grass that covers the dome-shaped limestone hills dries up and turns brown, transforming the area into rows and rows of 'Hershey's chocolate kisses'.


We then have an opportunity to visit the Tarsiers, the unusual but cute species that is one of the world's oldest and smallest primates. Afterwards, we will stop by the Baclayon Church & Museum and then to Blood Compact Site in Tagbilaran City. This site is the memorial to a historical event known as Sandugo, where Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna, Bohol's chieftain, performed the ritual to seal their friendship. This was considered the first treaty of friendship between the Spaniards and Filipinos. Heading on to the Loboc River, we board a river raft, and a typical Boholana lunch will be served, accompanied by live acoustic entertainers and cultural performances by local school children.


After the tour, you will be returned to the hotel accommodation for an evening of leisure.

Bohol Beach Club or similar, Bohol

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 9 Bohol - Day at Leisure

Today you can enjoy a day at leisure exploring the local area or relaxing by the pool or alternatively, you can choose to participate in an optional activity.


Optional Activity: Balicasag Island Hopping Tour - $220 per person

The Balicasag Island Hopping Tour is an exciting and popular excursion to explore the natural wonders of the region’s marine biodiversity. Balicasag Island is a small, idyllic islet located about 15 kms southwest of Panglao Island of Bohol.


The boat journey to Balicasag Island takes around 30-45 mins, offering picturesque views of the surrounding turquoise waters and nearby islands. Once you arrive at Balicasag Island, you’ll be greeted by stunning white sand beaches and clear waters teeming with vibrant marine life. The island is famous for its rich coral reefs, making it a prime snorkelling and diving spot. Snorkelers can witness an incredible array of marine species, including colourful coral formations, schools of tropical fish, and even a chance to swim alongside sea turtles and other fascinating sea creatures. Lunch is provided as part of this tour. Afterwards, you’ll be returned to the hotel.

Bohol Beach Club or similar, Bohol

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Bohol - Australia (or New Zealand)

Today at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport in preparation for your return flight to Australia (or New Zealand). 

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 11 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Upon arrival in Australia (or New Zealand), please make your own onward travel arrangements. 

Itinerary 2
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Manila, Philippines

Today you’ll depart from Australia (or New Zealand) for Manila, Philippines. Upon arrival in Manila, you’ll meet your tour representative and be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.


Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.


The Bayleaf Intramuros Hotel or similar, Manila

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Manila Intramuros Tour - Puerto Princesa

This morning, after breakfast, you will be collected from the hotel and taken on an Intramuros tour which means “within the walls” in Spanish. Intramuros is a historic district located in the heart of Manila, it was the centre of political, religious and economic life during the Spanish colonial period. The tour begins at Fort Santiago, a citadel within Intramuros, it served as a military defence fortress during the Spanish colonial era and later on as a prison during World War II. Visitors can walk through the fort’s historic walls, explore its dungeons and learn about its significance in Philippine history. Intramuros is surrounded by massive stone walls and fortified bastions known as "baluartes." These walls were constructed to protect the city from invasions and pirate attacks.


Afterwards, at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Puerto Princesa. Once arrived you’ll be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel. This evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner.

Hue Hotel or similar, Puerto Princesa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Puerto Princesa - Underground River Tour

Today you will head on an Underground River Tour within the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park on Palawan Island. This tour will take you through an underground river system that has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.


The day starts with a scenic drive from Puerto Princesa City to Sabang Wharf, where you’ll board a boat that will take you to the entrance of the underground river. The boat ride itself is an experience, as you’ll navigate through pristine waters surrounded by lush forests and towering limestone cliffs. Once inside the cave, you’ll enter a world of wonder as the river winds its way through a labyrinthine of networks adorned with stunning rock formations, stalactites and stalagmites that have been naturally shaped over millions of years.

After the tour, you will be returned to the hotel where you will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Hue Hotel or similar, Puerto Princesa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 4 Puerto Princesa - El Nido

After breakfast, you will be transferred from Puerto Princesa to El Nido. The trip takes approximately 5 to 6 hours and on the way, you’ll be rewarded with views of karst mountains, bays, forests and a glimpse at the local life.


Once you arrive in El Nido, you’ll be taken to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your own leisure.

Sea Cocoon or similar, El Nido

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 5 El Nido Island Hopping Tour

After breakfast, you will head on an El Nido Island Hopping Tour aboard an outrigger boat.


On this trip you will visit:


Secret Lagoon - A cove surrounded by towering limestone karst cliffs. As you enter the cove, you will see a massive caldera that was once a cave which collapsed and is now surrounded by karst cliffs and pristine waters.


Shimizu Island - An island with stunning limestone cliffs where swiftlet nests can be found. Here the ingredients for bird's nest soup are harvested, the soup is believed in some Asian cultures to have healing effects. Here you’ll have an opportunity to snorkel the stunning coral reef.


Small Lagoon - Located on the cove of Miniloc Island. As you enter a small swim-through hole on board a kayak or swim through, you’ll be rewarded with the tranquil turquoise-green waters of Small Lagoon and its surrounding orchid-lined limestone walls.


Big Lagoon - Approaching the lagoon in the middle of karst limestone formations you are welcomed by crystalline water that’s teeming with marine life.


Seven Commandos Beach - Today’s final destination is named after the 7 remaining Japanese commandos who lived on the island as stragglers after World War II. This scenic island has a long white sandy beach lined with palm trees.


After the tour, you will be returned to the hotel where you have the remainder of the day at leisure.

Sea Cocoon or similar, El Nido

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 6 El Nido - Day at Leisure

Today you can enjoy a day at leisure exploring the local area or relaxing by the pool or on the beach, alternatively, you can choose to participate in an optional activity.


Optional Activity: El Nido Island Hopping - $135 per person

You can continue the island hopping adventure with a full-day tour to the islands of Dilumacad, Matinloc, Helicopter Island, Tapiutan Island and Star Beach. On this day trip you will have the opportunity to discover the amazing rock formations and hidden beaches, which provided inspiration to Alex Garland when writing his novel ‘The Beach’ as he was living in the Palawan Islands. The film ‘Bourne Legacy’ was shot and filmed in the islands of Dilumacad and Matinloc.


From the towering marble cliffs and enchanting lagoons to its white sandy beaches and lush jungle, El Nido is one of the top destinations in Palawan. On this day trip you will travel by outrigger boat to visit each of these islands that offer stunning vistas and ample snorkelling opportunities. Lunch will be provided as part of the tour.

Sea Cocoon or similar, El Nido

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 El Nido - Bohol

Today at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Bohol. Once you arrive in Bohol you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel. You’ll have the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Bohol Beach Club or similar, Bohol

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Bohol - Chocolate Hills and Loboc River Cruise

Today you will head on a tour of the Bohol countryside, starting with a leisurely drive from Panglao to the town of Carmen passing the scenic countryside filled with nipa palms, coconut plantations and mahogany forests. Arriving at Chocolate Hills, we head to the highest viewpoint and are rewarded with amazing visuals of hills, consisting of 1,268 Haycock hills with heights ranging from 40-120 metres. During the summer, the grass that covers the dome-shaped limestone hills dries up and turns brown, transforming the area into rows and rows of ‘Hershey’s chocolate kisses’.


We then have an opportunity to visit the Tarsiers, the unusual, but cute species that is one of the world’s oldest and smallest primates. Afterwards, we stop by the Baclayon Church & Museum and then on to Blood Compact Site located in Tagbilaran City. This site is the memorial ground to a historical event known as Sandugo where Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna, the chieftain of Bohol performed the ritual to seal their friendship. This was considered as the first treaty of friendship between the Spaniards and Filipinos. Heading on to the Loboc River, we board a river raft and a typical Boholana lunch will be served, accompanied by live acoustic entertainers and cultural performances by local school children.


After the tour, you will be returned to the hotel accommodation for an evening at leisure.

Bohol Beach Club or similar, Bohol

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 9 Bohol - Day at Leisure

Today you can enjoy a day at leisure exploring the local area or relaxing by the pool or alternatively, you can choose to participate in an optional activity.


Optional Activity: Balicasag Island Hopping Tour - $220 per person

The Balicasag Island Hopping Tour is an exciting and popular excursion to explore the natural wonders of the region’s marine biodiversity. Balicasag Island is a small, idyllic islet located about 15 kms southwest of Panglao Island of Bohol.


The boat journey to Balicasag Island takes around 30-45 mins, offering picturesque views of the surrounding turquoise waters and nearby islands. Once you arrive at Balicasag Island, you’ll be greeted by stunning white sand beaches and clear waters teeming with vibrant marine life. The island is famous for its rich coral reefs, making it a prime snorkelling and diving spot. Snorkelers can witness an incredible array of marine species, including colourful coral formations, schools of tropical fish, and even a chance to swim alongside sea turtles and other fascinating sea creatures. Lunch is provided as part of this tour. Afterwards, you’ll be returned to the hotel.

Bohol Beach Club or similar, Bohol

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Bohol - Cebu - Boracay

Today you will be transferred to the seaport for your ferry from Bohol to Cebu, once arrived in Cebu you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Boracay. Once arrived in Boracay you will be met by a resort representative and transferred by boat to the hotel.


Boracay is known as ’paradise on earth’ and it's easy to see why with its pristine beaches, small islands, breathtaking sunsets, fun water activities and bustling nightlife.

Coast Boracay or similar, Boracay

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Boracay - Island Hopping Tour

Today after breakfast, you will head on a Boracay Island Hopping Tour. The tour is a popular and exciting activity. This tour involves hopping from one small island or beach to another using a boat or a banca, a traditional Philippine outrigger canoe. This tour includes visit to Coral Garden, Balinghai Wall and Puka Beach. Tourists have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in these areas, witnessing vibrant underwater ecosystems up close. As you move from one island to another, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline, azure waters, and surrounding islands.

A lunch stop will be at one of the islands or at a nearby beach. Traditional Filipino cuisine, as well as international options are served.

Coast Boracay or similar, Boracay

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Boracay - Day at Leisure

Today you’ll enjoy a day at leisure to relax in this pristine tropical paradise. Wander through the closely located city centre, try some of the local dishes such as Sinigang or halo-halo, or settle into one of the many beach clubs for sunset hour.

Coast Boracay or similar, Boracay

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Boracay - Day at Leisure

Today is your last full day on this stunning island. Boracay is a hub of adventure, here you’ll find an array of activities from scuba diving to parasailing, ATV tours to zip lining adventures or spas and sailing - there’s an activity for everyone. Enjoy the day at leisure to explore or relax.

Coast Boracay or similar, Boracay

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Boracay - Australia (Or New Zealand)

Today, at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Australia (or New Zealand)

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 15 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Upon arrival in Australia (or New Zealand), please make your own onward travel arrangements. 

Important Info

Booking information
 
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase. Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Tour packages are non-refundable. If your tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other tour or package available via the TripADeal website.
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 
 
Offer essentials
 
This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until 05 November 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement  
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
• Itinerary 1: $919
• Itinerary 2: $1,499
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability. 
 
Departure Dates 
2024 
September: 3
 
2025
March: 5*, 12, 19
April: 9
May: 14, 21, 28
July: 23*
August: 6, 13, 20
September: 3, 10, 17
October: 15, 22, 29
November: 5*
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability. 
 
Surcharges 
Please note:
• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $100 per person. 
 
Flights

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, Perth or *Auckland. 
 
Departure City Surcharges  
• Brisbane: $100 per person.
• Adelaide: $200 per person.
• Auckland: $400 per person. 
 
International Full-Service Airline(s) Used  
• Cabin Class: Economy Class.
• Airlines: Qantas, Philippine Airlines, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Air Niugini, China Eastern, Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern and partner airlines (subject to availability).
Please note: We cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Domestic Airline(s) Used  
• Cabin Class: Economy Class.
 
Route: Manila to Puerto Princesa
• Airlines: Cebu Pacific (subject to availability).
• Check-in luggage: 20 kilograms.

Route: El Nido to Bohol
• Airlines: AirSwift (subject to availability).
• Check-in luggage: 20 kilograms.
 
Route: Bohol to Boracay (Itinerary 2 only)
• Airlines: Cebgo (subject to availability).
• Check-in luggage: 20 kilograms. 
 
Missed Flights   
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you will miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. 
 
Guaranteed Airline Surcharge  
• Cabin Class: Economy Class.
• Singapore Airlines: $300 per person.
• Qantas: $300 per person.
• Cathay Pacific: $300 per person.
Please note: 
• Guaranteed airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased guaranteed airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Guaranteed airline refers to the marketing carrier and could include codeshare partners. 
 
Arrive early Options 
• Manila, Philippines - $300 per person.
High season dates range up to $500 per person, subject to availability (only available for purchase over the phone).
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• High season arrive early can be purchased for up to $500.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
1 December 2023 - 9 February 2024
18 March 2024 - 30 April 2024
01 June 2024 - 14 August 2024
23 September 2024 - 20 October 2024
6 December 2024 - 31 January 2025 
 
Stay Behind Options  
• Bohol, Philippines (itinerary 1 only) - $300 per person.
• Boracay, Philippines (itinerary 2 only) - $300 per person.
High season dates: up to $500 per person, subject to availability (only available for purchase over the phone).
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• High season stay behind can be purchased for up to $500 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
1 December 2023 - 9 February 2024
18 March 2024 - 30 April 2024
01 June 2024 - 14 August 2024
23 September 2024 - 20 October 2024
6 December 2024 - 31 January 2025  
 
Stopover Packages 
* Singapore
Twin share: $1200 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1800 one way
Includes:
• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used.
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased guaranteed airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
2024
Singapore Grand Prix: 18-24 September 2024 
(Dates tbc for 2024 events)
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Business or Premium Economy Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
Please note:
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
 
Domestic Flight Information
Baggage allowance per person
1 x 20kg of checked baggage
1 x 7kg of carry on baggage
 
Accommodation

Accommodation Used:
4-Star Properties (Self-Rated)
Manila: The Bayleaf Intramuros Hotel or similar
Puerto Princesa: Hue Hotel or similar
Bohol: Bohol Beach Club or similar
Boracay: Coast Boracay or similar (itinerary 2 only)
 
3-Star Properties (Self-Rated)
El-Nido: Sea Cocoon or similar
 
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.
 
Extra Nights
Not available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people. 
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
General information

Minimum group size 6, maximum group size 18 per vehicle.
Please note: a Small Group Tour is defined as a tour with no more than 20 travellers per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours/Activities
 
Day 6: Optional Activity: El Nido Island Hopping - $135 per person
Day 9: Optional Activity: Balicasag Island Hopping Tour - $220 per person
 
Please note:
• Prices are based per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone before submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability). 
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
 
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements 
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer
• Recommended gratuities/tipping 
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
 
 
Other important information

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The Philippines has a tropical climate characterised by high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. There are two main seasons: the wet season (from June to November) and the dry season (from December to May). During the wet season, the country experiences heavy rainfall due to the southwest monsoon, often leading to typhoons and flooding. The dry season is characterised by warm temperatures and less rainfall. However, some regions, especially those not directly facing the Pacific Ocean, can still experience occasional rain during the dry season. 
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
We do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility:
If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required:
A leisurely level of fitness will be required. 
Leisurely is described as Light walking on well-maintained surfaces, occasional climbing of stairs and ability to get on and off vehicles without assistance and stand for a minimum of 30 minutes in hot/humid conditions. A general level of fitness and mobility.
 
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
This package involves island hopping aboard catamaran canoes. You will need to be able to board and disembark these vessels without assistance.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate upon arrival.
You must check with your doctor well before leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is 400 - 600 PHP per person per day (approx 11-16 AUD). This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected on tour. 
 
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: If entry to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping: 
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.
 
 
Visas

Australian passport holders are permitted to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of 30 days or less, provided that all requirements are met. 
 
To stay up to date with the requirements for entry to the Philippines, see the following links:
Philippines Embassy - https://www.philembassy.org.au/ 
 
Important: 
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.
 
 
Schedule of fees
 
Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points Offer - Terms and Conditions

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points on deals listed on qantas.com/tours where cash spent criteria (as listed below) is met during the promotion period of 12:01am Tuesday 16 April 2024 to 11:59pm Friday 31 May 2024 (AEST).

Cash spent criteria is the following:
Customers who spend $999 - $4,999 will receive 10,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $5,000 - $9,999 will receive 15,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $10,000 - $14,999 will receive 20,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $15,000 - $19,999 will receive 25,000 Bonus Qantas Points; and customers who spend $20,000+ will receive 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the Bonus Qantas Points are based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions, and the minimum cash spend to qualify for the offer is $999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers.

Bonus Qantas Points will be issued to the member who has made the booking and is valid once per order. This is in addition to the standard 3 Qantas Points earnt per $1 spent on the total booking value.

The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and associated base prices and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice