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Philippines Island Hopping: Clear Skies & Blue Waters

Philippines Island Hopping: Clear Skies & Blue Waters


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Please Note: This tour is only applicable for 18 to 30 year olds.

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Relax on gorgeous white-sand beaches, Get to know the Bohol community during a homestay, Explore the Chocolate Hills of Bohol, Learn about tiny tarsiers monkeys, Snorkel crystal-clear blue waters and with a giant school of sardines, Camp under the stars on Inoladoan Island, Tour Palawan's famous Puerto Princesa subterranean river by boat

Now's the time to explore the Philippines on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Camping on a beach under a night sky? That's just the tip of the sensory iceberg you'll enjoy on this 13-day island-hopping tour through the best of Philippines' nature, beaches, and cultural life. Roam Bohol's famous Chocolate Hills (you can't eat them, sadly), snorkel with massive whale sharks in the clearest of clear blue waters (if the season is right), wander through exotic Manila and historic Cebu, and take a boat ride through Palawan's mesmerizing subterranean river. And with meeting lots of local people and getting plenty of free time to explore, this trip brings meaning and liberation. Be free.

Day 1: Manila
Arrive at any time and welcome to the limestone cliffs and turquoise waters of the Philippine islands. Get to know your fellow travellers over dinner and drinks in the popular Poblacion, Makati neighbourhood. Explore the avant garde art galleries and listen to live music. Soak up the culture of this vibrant area and cheers to new adventures and friends.
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.
Activity: Connect with new friends on your first night out in a new destination. Only available on 18-to-Thirtysomethings tours.
Accommodation: Z Hostel (or similar)

Day 2: Manila/Siquijor
Fly to Dumaguete and wave down a tuk tuk, a three-wheeled mini-taxi, for a rustic ride to the port. Board a boat bound for the mystical island of Siquijor and spend the evening on the pristine beaches watching the sun sink under the sea's horizon.
Free Time: Do as much or as little as you'd like on this gorgeous island paradise.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Transport: Scoot quickly around the big cities inside a three-wheeled mini-taxi.
Transport: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3: Siquijor
Spend the day exploring Siquijor's mystical caves, waterfalls, coral-filled waters, and 106km (65mi) of white-sand beaches. Snorkelling and diving are both great options here, and be sure to indulge in some fresh seafood.
Free Time: Do as much or as little as you'd like on this gorgeous island paradise.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4: Siquijor/Bohol
Hop on a ferry to the island of Bohol, home to the tiny tarsier primates and fascinating formations known as the Chocolate Hills. Settle in to your G Adventures-supported homestay, get to know your hosts, and immerse yourself in this self-sustainable community.
Activity: Stay in a local community and learn firsthand from the residents about their day-to-day lives. Enjoy an orientation walk around the community to learn about various initiatives that are in force to promote a self-sustainable community. Opt to lend a hand with various tasks during your stay if you'd like. By sending our groups to a homestay, G Adventures is increasing income for the community and assisting with small business opportunities in hospitality.
Transport: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Maribojoc Homestay (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Dinner

Day 5: Bohol/Panglao
Experience a morning of rural life by opting to join your host family as they tend to the farm before helping prepare a barbecue feast for lunch. After enjoying the meal together, say farewell to the Bohol community and head out to explore the famous Chocolate Hills. Be sure to capture a group photo with the mysterious mounds in the background. Later, travel to the coastal city of Panglao.
Activity: Visit the 1,200+ Chocolate Hills found across Bohol Island. While their origins remain a bit of a mystery, they are quite beautiful to look at and hike through.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch

Day 6: Panglao
Spend the day freely exploring Panglao paradise as the options are endless. Choose to get a massage on the beach, snorkel with the sea life, dive to the coral reefs, or meditate during a yoga session. Have a toast to the sunset on Alona Beach before venturing into the nightlife with your fellow travellers.
Free Time: Enjoy some free time to explore the island and its attractions.

Day 7: Panglao/Moalboal
Float your way to the next Filipino island; land in Cebu City then transfer to Moalboal, where beautiful beaches and bright turquoise waters await. On arrival, jump into the busy underwater wonderland and snorkel with a school of sardines. Don't forget your underwater camera.
Transport: Climb aboard and get your float on.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Incredibly, the sardine run in Moalboal doesn't migrate but instead stays year round in an easy to get to snorkelling spot. Grab fins and a mask and jump in with a giant school of sardines.

Day 8: Moalboal
Enjoy a free day to relax on the beach, swim with sea turtles, or canyoneer to the unbelievable blue Kawasan Falls. Opt to spend the evening on Panagsama Beach and pick a seaside bar to mingle in with your new friends.
Free Time: Today enjoy a multitude of options to enjoy the area, such as canyoneering at the beautiful Kawasan Falls or snorkelling Pescadora Island.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9: Moalboal/Puerto Princesa
Catch a flight and soar over the Sulu Sea to Puerto Princesa, capital of the island paradise of Palawan. Spend the afternoon getting to know this pristine city; opt to challenge your travel mates to a race on an inflatable obstacle park and catch the nighttime firefly show on Iwahig River. Or take a day trip out to explore the Underground River UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Accommodation: Balay Inato Pension (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 10: Puerto Princesa/Port Barton
Travel northbound to the tranquil bay town of Port Barton. The day is in your hands - trek to Pamuayan Falls, bike or kayak to White Beach, or just enjoy the restaurants and bars in this laid-back beach village.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Ausan Beach Resort (W/ABF) (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 11: Port Barton to Inaladelan (German) Island
Take a short boat ride to Inoladoan (German) Island and laze in a hammock under a palm tree or maybe snorkel with sea turtles. Most travellers to Inoladoan only stop by for a quick day trip, which means we get to enjoy this small island paradise when the final tourist boat leaves. Tonight settle into your tent, grab a cold drink, sit around the bonfire with your toes in the sand, and watch for constellations.
Transport: Climb aboard and get your float on.
Free Time: Spend the day playing volleyball and swimming in some of the clearest water in the world. During certain times of year turtles swim just metres from the beach. The real magic happens when the last day-tour boat leaves in the evening, and the island becomes a quiet paradise.
Accommodation: Inaladelan Island (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Dinner

Day 12: Inaladelan (German) Island to El Nido
Wake up to the sounds of the sea and catch the sun rising over the horizon. Boat back to the mainland and head to the white sand beaches and towering limestone (karst) peaks of El Nido. Take in this sublime otherworldly haven, then enjoy a night out at one of the many beach bars. Grab a drink on us and reminisce about all the life-changing adventures you've just experienced.
Transport: Climb aboard and get your float on.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Celebrate with your new friends at a local beach bar restaurant for your last night out together. Enjoy a drink on us and cheers to this once-in-a-lifetime adventure you've shared.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 13: El Nido
Today is departure day, but do not fear! There is no such thing as goodbye, only until next time. Hug your newfound friends, exchange social medias, and depart at any time.
Activity: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Please Note: This tour is only applicable for 18 to 30 year olds.

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Inclusions

Meals Included
10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Transport
Taxi, plane, walking, ferry, boat.

Inclusions
Your G for Good Moment: Bohol Island Homestay, Bohol Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Big Night Out Moment: Beach Bar Farewell, El Nido. Bohol Chocolate Hills visit. Free time to explore the beaches of Siquijor, Bohol, Panglao, Moalboal, El Nido, and Palawan. Beach bonfire and camp on Inoladoan (German) Island. Snorkelling with sardine schools. Big Night Out drink. 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

Simple hotels (twin-share) (9 nts), hostels (multi-share) (1 nt), beach camping (1 nt), homestay (1 nt, multi-share).

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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.

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