Philippines Island Hopping: Clear Skies & Blue Waters
13 days
From $ 1999
Duration13 days

Get a whole new appreciation for the night sky after camping on a beach under a blanket of stars free of light pollution. You’ll experience this and so much more on a 13-day island-hopping tour through the best of Philippines’ nature, beaches, and cultural life. Roam Bohol’s famous Chocolate Hills (not suitable for consumption), snorkel with massive whale sharks in the clearest of clear blue waters (if the season is right), roam through exotic Manila and historic Cebu, and take a boat ride through Palawan’s mesmerizing subterranean river. From interacting with local communities to lots of free time built in, this trip is both meaningful and liberating. So go on and feel free.

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  • Duration: 13 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Physical Grading: Light
  • Ages: 18+
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Day 1: Manila
Please look out for signs in the hotel with details of the group meeting this evening. The meeting is a chance to meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the rest of the group before heading out for an optional evening meal.
Arrive at any time.
Day 2: Manila/Siquijor
Fly to Dumaguete and transfer to the port to board a boat bound for the mystical island of Siquijor.
Meals: B
Day 3: Siquijor
Enjoy free time to explore caves, waterfalls, coral-filled waters, and 106km (65 mi) of white-sand beaches. Snorkelling and diving are both great options here.
Meals: B
Day 4: Siquijor/Bohol
Enjoy a homestay at a community tourism project. Please note accommodations here are basic.
Hop on a ferry to the island of Bohol, home to the tiny tarsier primates and beautiful Chocolate Hills formations. Enjoy a stay at a G Adventures supported homestay and learn about local life from the community.

End place: Chocolate Hills, Bohol

Meals: B, D
Day 5: Bohol/Panglao

Start place: Chocolate Hills, Bohol

This morning opt to join your host family as they tend to the farm before helping prepare a barbecue feast for lunch. After lunch together, say good bye to your hosts and head out to explore the famous Chocolate Hills.
Meals: B, L
Day 6: Panglao
Free day to tour the island or go snorkelling.
Day 7: Panglao/Moalboal
Board a boat to Cebu then transfer to Moalboal. Beautiful beaches and bright, turquoise waters await. On arrival, jump into a busy underwater wonderland to snorkel surrounded by a school of sardines.
Day 8: Moalboal
Enjoy a free day on the beach. Opt to go snorkelling, canyoneering or choose to just laze on the beach.
Meals: B
Day 9: Moalboal/Puerto Princesa
Transfer to Cebu City and fly to Puerto Princesa, the capital of the island paradise of Palawan. On arrival explore the town.
Meals: B
Day 10: Puerto Princesa/Port Barton
Travel to Port Barton and enjoy the restaurants and bars in this laid-back beach town.
Meals: B
Day 11: Port Barton to Inaladelan (German) Island
Most travellers to Inoladoan stop by for a quick day trip. We get to enjoy this a small island paradise when the final tourist boat leaves.
Take a short boat ride to Inoladoan (German) Island to snorkel with turtles and laze in a hammock. Tonight settle into your tent, grab a cold drink, sit around the bonfire with your toes in the sand and point out constellations.
Meals: B, D
Day 12: Inaladelan (German) Island to El Nido
Wake up with a view of the ocean. Transfer back to the mainland and head to the white sand beaches and limestone karsts of El Nido. Enjoy a night out at one of the many restaurants and bars along the beach.
Meals: B
Day 13: El Nido
Depart at any time.
Meals: B



  • Your G for Good Moment: Bohol Island Homestay, Bohol Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Chocolate Hills visit
  • Free time to explore the beaches of Siquijor, Bohol, Panglao, Moalboal and Palawan
  • Beach bonfire (Inoladoan (German) Island)
  • Free time in Inoladoan (German) Island and El Nido
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Taxi, Plane, Walking, Ferry, Boat
  • Accommodation

    Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (10 nts), Beach camping (1 nt), Homestay (1 nt, multi-share)

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