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Philippines Adventure Discover emerald rice fields, smoldering volcanoes and colonial architecture

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Philippines Adventure

The Philippines is a land of over 7000 islands defined by its emerald rice terraces, smouldering volcanoes, unique Spanish-Filipino colonial architecture and white sand beaches. We start our adventure in the teeming capital of Manila before making our way to the mountains and lush countryside of North Luzon, home to hundreds of ethnic groups. After admiring the volcanic crater lake of Mt. Pinatubo and the tiered agricultural land of Banaue, we journey to the island of Palawan where we explore the underground network of rivers and caves in the Puerto Princessa N.P. We spend the end of our adventure in El Nido, amongst the enchanting lagoons with tranquil turquoise water and secluded beaches.

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At A Glance

Travel by private minibus, plane and boat
Two internal flights
Group normally 6 to 16 plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
10 nights comfortable and standard hotels, 2 nights basic hotels.
13 breakfasts and 4 lunches included

What's Included

13 breakfasts and 4 lunches
All accommodation
London flights (if booking incl. flights)
Airport transfers


Filipino food is an exotic, tasteful fusion of Chinese, Spanish and American with Malay culinary influences. There is a wide variety of fresh seafood available throughout. The national dish is adobo, which is either chicken or pork, or both, simmered in soy and vinegar with garlic and black pepper. Another delicacy is Lechon de leche; roasted suckling pig. Almost every dish is served with portions of plain steamed rice (kanin). Coconut, soy, vinegar and fish sauce are widely used to add flavour. Western food will be available in some areas but cannot be guaranteed. Vegetarian food is available in the Philippines, however the concept of vegetarianism can be misunderstood so if you are a vegetarian please be clear and state that you don't eat meat, chicken or fish.The best beer to try is San Miguel although a fresh coconut juice is a refreshing alternative. Locally made rum is called Tanduay rum and it is worth trying Tapuy, a very strong rice wine. Western food will be available in certain parts of the Philippines.

Tripcode ALBA
Average. Rating 5 Stars
Group Size Min: 6 - Max: 16
Trip Type Discovery - Culture
Group Type Adult Group
Min. Age 16
Activities Accom: hotel/lodge Culture & Discovery Guided Group Local Life Natural spectacles

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