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Northern Philippines and Palawan Adventure

Northern Philippines and Palawan Adventure


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Philippines

Tour Itinerary

See the Spanish colonial town of Vigan, Gaze over rice terraces in Hapao, Snorkel above El Nido's coral system, Lounge on a secluded beach in Port Barton, Boat through an underwater cave

The colourful culture, pristine beaches, and colonial history of the Philippines aren't easy to capture in just one trip but this 16-day tour is a pretty decent effort. Envelop yourself in colonial history within Manila's former walled centre and the charming town of Vigan, embark on a subterranean boat ride through an underground cave system, and visit a self-governing penal colony. The Philippines' beaches are some of the world's best, so we've left plenty of time for snorkelling or simply just lounging on the beaches of El Nido. This way, your knowledge of the country will only deepen alongside your tan.

Day 1: Manila
Arrive at any time.
Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Accommodation: Hotel Kimberly (or similar)

Day 2: Manila/Banaue
Travel through the stunning mountainous landscape to Banaue. Stop en route for lunch and photo ops. Visit the Provincial Museum in Bayombong to learn more about Luzon. After the long drive, stretch your legs on a short hike to the local market in downtown Banaue.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Enjoy a visit to the museum and learn more about the heritage of this region.
Activity: Head to the nearby village of Tam-an on foot. Explore the town centre and hike to check out the viewpoint.
Accommodation: Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3: Banaue/Sagada
Hop into a local Jeepney and visit the rice terraces of Batad. In the afternoon, continue on to Sagada with a visit to the Museum of Mountain Culture in Bontoc.
Activity: Hop on a jeepney and explore the stunning ancient rice terraces of Hapao. Learn more about the unique irrigation system on your visit.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Explore the museum and gain a deeper understand of the tribes that inhabited the area in the past.
Accommodation: Rusty Nail Inn Sagada (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4: Sagada
Explore the outdoor paradise of Sagada. Opt to hike or visit caves, the hanging coffins, or waterfalls set into the lush green landscape.
Free Time: With so much to see and do, don't waste a minute.
Accommodation: Rusty Nail Inn Sagada (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5: Sagada/Vigan
Travel via Cerventes to Vigan, a beautifully preserved Spanish colonial town. In the evening, opt to visit the World Heritage-listed Santa Maria Church or to view the dancing fountain.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Accommodation: Cordillera Inn (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6: Vigan
Spend a free day exploring this lovely city. Opt to visit the pottery shop and local handloom weavers or take a horse drawn carriage tour.
Free Time: Take in the colonial charm of this city with some free time.
Accommodation: Cordillera Inn (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7: Vigan/Manila
Continue north to Laoag, visiting the World Heritage-listed Paoay Church and a scenic lake on the way. Continue to the airport for a flight back to Manila.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Take in the unique architecture of this historic church - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Accommodation: Hotel Kimberly (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8: Manila
Visit Intramuros and learn about the Spanish history of the country. Explore this bustling city with free time.
Activity: Explore the historic centre of Manila known as Intramuros ("Within the Walls"). Founded by the Spanish in the late 16th century, the city was enclosed by thick stone walls which still stand today. At the height of its power, Intramuros was feared by Spain's enemies as the only true European powerhouse in the whole of Asia, but after holding strong against Chinese pirates, Dutch forces, British, American and Japanese occupations, the large majority of the city was destroyed during the month-long brutal Battle of Manila fought between the Japanese and the Allies in the closing days of WWII, a battle which also claimed the lives of 100,000 Filipino civilians. A walk through this area, despite the devastation (or maybe because of it) truly gives you a sense of the history of this area.
Accommodation: Hotel Kimberly (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9: Manila/El Nido
Fly to stunning El Nido, known for its large limestone karsts emerging from the turquoise ocean.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Accommodation: Coral Cliff Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 10: El Nido
Enjoy an included snorkelling tour and beach barbecue.
Activity: Jump into the clear, turquoise waters and explore the depths on a snorkeling tour. El Nido is famous for it's amazing ecosystems, both above and below the water. With over 100 species of coral and hundreds of species of fish there's lots to see below the waves.
Accommodation: Coral Cliff Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch (Enjoy a tasty beach barbecue.)

Day 11: El Nido
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or opt to visit Bacuit Bay, Simezu Island, or Intalula Island.
Free Time: Spend the day in the waves, by the beach or exploring the area by bike.
Accommodation: Coral Cliff Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 12: El Nido/Port Barton
Travel south to untouched Port Barton. After a short boat ride, arrive at a secluded beach resort and enjoy free time to soak up the beautiful surroundings.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transport: Climb aboard and get your float on.
Accommodation: White Beach Annex Port Barton PH (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 13: Port Barton
Spend another laid-back day in paradise. Opt to snorkel, hike through the rainforest to a waterfall, or relax on the beach.
Free Time: Spend the day chilling out on the sand or cooling off in the waves.
Accommodation: White Beach Annex Port Barton PH (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 14: Port Barton/Puerto Princesa
After a quick boat ride, drive to the capital Puerto Princesa. On the way, explore the underwater cave of the Subterranean River National Park on an included tour.
Transport: Climb aboard and get your float on.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Take a boat ride through the famous subterranean river. The underground ecosystem is over 8km (5 mi) long with amazing rock formations, cave systems, wildlife and old growth forest. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park was voted one of the New7Wonders of Nature in 2011.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Holiday Suites (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 15: Puerto Princesa
Tour the town visiting Bakers Hill and the Iwahig Penal Colony.
Activity: Enjoy a tour of the area and learn about the history of the largest city in the Palawan province. Visit the Iwahig Penal Colony, where prisoners self-govern and maintain the prison and become farmers or fishermen with some of their families living nearby. Stop at Baker's Hill a park with a bakery, pizza stand, snack bar and gift shop.
Accommodation: Holiday Suites (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 16: Puerto Princesa
Depart at any time.
Meal(s): Breakfast

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Inclusions

Meals Included
15 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport
Private vehicle, Jeepney, plane, boat, walking.

Inclusions
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Bayombong museum visit. Ancient rice terraces visit (Banaue). Museum of Mountain Culture (Sagada). UNESCO World Heritage Site Paoay Church visit. Intramuros visit. Puerto Princesa city tour, including Iwahig Penal Colony visit. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park visit. Island-hopping snorkelling tour (El Nido). Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols for G Adventures Tours

Travel with Confidence

Your safety, as well as the safety of employees and partners, has always been G Adventures top priority, which is why new physical distancing and cleaning measures have been put in place on all of the tours. New Travel with Confidence policy features new health and safety procedures from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, without taking away from having the time of your life. The policy will evolve as time goes on and as G Adventures continues to monitor local public health recommendations, but what won't change is the commitment to keeping you safe as you explore big, beautiful world.


Before you join us

Global Connection Officers

GCOs (the people who answer when you call us) are available 24/7 to help with any questions you have prior to your trip, so you can feel confident and safe before leaving. No matter what time of day, they're there to respond to you — even at 3AM. They'll be up to date on local regulations and restrictions and can guide you through your travel process as smoothly as possible. And if you don't feel well before travelling, there's the Book with Confidence policy that helps you reschedule your trip for when you do, which they can help you with too (terms & conditions apply). If you book flights with us and there are any changes, rest assured that the team will support you by making new arrangements on your behalf.

Smaller groups

Groups have always been small. This offers security, access, camaraderie, and a connection with your destination you won't get by travelling on bus tours or on your own. The average group size is 12, ensuring travellers can engage with each other without being squeezed together like sardines — and that was before physical distancing became a reality. Plus, if you have 8 or more friends you'd like to adventure with, you can reserve the entire trip!

My own room

If you're joining one of the small group tours on your own, good on ya! If you are a solo traveller sharing a room with someone, G Adventures will do their best to ensure they will be your roommate for the entire journey to support distancing efforts. G Adventures has 'My Own Rooms' available as an extra option for tours (pending availability), and they'll be offering more of these at more affordable prices to make it even easier to have a bit more space.


When you arrive

Chief Experience Officers

CEOs are responsible for ensuring you have the time of your life while keeping you as safe as possible. Here's how they're ready to do that:

  • They're trained in First Aid, CPR, and other safety protocols
  • They're supported 24/7 by the field staff in offices around the world who are well-equipped to handle emergencies
  • They can help you find local clinics if you're feeling sick
  • They'll receive new training to ensure they are up to date on all health and safety policies during these evolving times
  • They have extensive local knowledge to proactively help you navigate wherever you're travelling
  • Their local knowledge allows for greater flexibility when it comes to knowing the best time to visit certain highlights to avoid crowds whenever possible and suggesting the restaurants with the strictest hygiene practices or those where you can reserve your own table or room in advance
  • They'll wear face masks when necessary based on local guidelines and recommendations

You & your fellow travellers

Travellers' safety and wellbeing is G Adventures biggest concern. If you're not feeling well before your departure, G Adventures has a Book with Confidence policy that provides you with flexibility and freedom to delay leaving until you're back to 100% healthy (terms & conditions apply). If you have a fever or any other symptoms on tour, you may be required to have a doctor clear you before rejoining us. All travellers are requested to bring face coverings, whether they're buffs, face masks or bandanas (extra style points encouraged). G Adventures makes every effort to have hand sanitizer available, but recommend bringing your own.


While on tour

Planes, trains, automobiles and more

Small private transport vehicles

  • Every surface in G Adventures well-kept fleet of private vehicles will get at least one daily deep cleaning
  • Each traveller will have a daily assigned seat
  • Hand-sanitizer will be required every time you board the vehicle
  • Facial coverings will be recommended while on-board
Boats
  • Every surface will get at least one daily deep cleaning
  • High-traffic areas will receive more frequent cleaning
  • Hand-sanitizer or hand washing will be required every time you board the boat, as well as before and after meals
  • To support physical distancing, meals may have assigned seating and there will be assigned slots for activities and rooming
  • Facial coverings will be recommended and welcomed on-board
  • Your crew is trained in health and safety measures (including food handling) and all cooking staff will follow up-to-date advice from health authorities
Local transportation
  • Use of local transportation will be limited wherever possible. Please reference the Trip Details for each individual tour for specifics
  • If local transportation is used, precautions will be followed in adherence to local health and safety regulations to keep travellers safe and sound.

Where you'll be staying safe

G Adventures has always carefully selected accommodation partners for high standards and local roots. Travelling in small groups means that the stay is in smaller hotels too, with fewer guests — which means less daily contact with others outside your group in public spaces. Now G Adventures is working with accommodation partners to optimize their health, safety and cleanliness procedures, as well as creating additional measures for physical distancing. Here are some of the things G Adventures is working on to help keep you safe:

  • Daily deep cleaning and disinfecting of all surface areas inside your room with extra cleaning on light switches, door handles, TV remotes, and thermostats
  • No hotel staff will enter your room after it has been cleaned
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all public restrooms and all surfaces in public areas. This might include the closure of public spaces such as gyms, bars, restaurants, and meeting rooms for periods throughout the day
  • Wherever possible, groups will stay on the lower floors to limit elevator use
  • Hotels will implement social distancing protocols in line with local regulations
This is just the beginning of commitments to keeping you sleeping safe and sound. G Adventures will continue to evolve and roll-out these and additional policies as needed.

A good & safe place to eat

G Adventures has always carefully selected food service partners and worked closely with them to ensure they are meeting health, safety, and cleanliness standards with their facilities, staff training, and food preparation and delivery. Wherever possible, G Adventures will reserve separate tables or private rooms at the restaurants visited on the trip, opt for more "al fresco" opportunities when it is possible (gotta love that fresh air!), and ensure breakfasts can be "grab and go" boxes, while avoiding family style or self-serve buffets for meals. G Adventures wants you to feel comfortable and safe as you savour every last bite.

Activities

You've always had freedom and flexibility to do your own thing on tours with optional activities and experiences. Now, you'll still have those options with added measures to keep you healthy and safe. All equipment for activities on tour, including hiking poles, camping supplies, life jackets, snorkels, etc., will be cleaned thoroughly at least once a day and disinfected between use. When travellers are responsible for putting up their own tents on camping itineraries, you will be given the supplies required to disinfect your gear. G Adventures will also do their best to make activities and highlights stops happen during non-peak hours, so you can have fun and feel safe no matter what you're doing.


Before you leave

A healthy goodbye

If you're not feeling well at the end of your tour for any reason, let your CEO know and they can help get you access to medical care and support. Because we want you to head home after a life-changing experience feeling just as good (let's be honest, way better) than when you left.

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Accommodations

Hotels (15 nights)

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3
Itinerary
3
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
5

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