Islands of the Philippines on a Shoestring
10 days from Manila to Boracay Island
From $ 1699
Duration10 days

For travellers looking for a strange and beautiful adventure, this island-hopping adventure will show you the best of the 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 bustling Manila, chill out in laid-back Siquijor, and soak up the beach vibes of Moalboal. 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: 10 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Starts in: Manila
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Boracay Island
    Ages: 18+
Islands of the Philippines on a Shoestring - Tour Map


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Day 1: Manila

Start place: 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.

End place: Manila

Day 2: Manila/Siquijor

Start place: Manila

Fly to Dumaguete and transfer to the port to board a boat bound for the mystical island of Siquijor.

End place: Siquijor

Meals: B
Day 3: Siquijor

Start place: 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.

End place: Siquijor

Meals: B
Day 4: Siquijor/Bohol

Start place: Siquijor

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: Bohol

Meals: B, D
Day 5: Bohol/Panglao

Start place: 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.

End place: Panglao

Meals: B, L
Day 6: Panglao

Start place: Panglao

Free day to tour the island or go snorkelling.

End place: Panglao

Meals: B
Day 7: Panglao/Cebu City

Start place: Panglao

Board a boat to bustling Cebu, home to the country's busiest sea port. Opt to take a tour of the city.

End place: Cebu City

Meals: B
Day 8: Cebu City/Boracay Island

Start place: Cebu City

Fly to the breathtakingly gorgeous island of Boracay. White-sand beaches and bright, turquoise waters await.

End place: Boracay Island

Meals: B
Day 9: Boracay Island

Start place: Boracay Island

Enjoy a free day on the island. Opt to go snorkelling, scuba diving, or just chill out on the beach.

End place: Boracay Island

Meals: B
Day 10: Boracay Island

Start place: Boracay Island

Depart at any time.

End place: Boracay Island

Meals: B



  • Your G for Good Moment: Bohol Island Homestay, Bohol Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Chocolate Hills visit
  • Sardine Snorkelling
  • Free time to explore the beaches of Siquijor, Bohol, Panglao, and Moalboal
  • Canyoneering Kawasan Falls
  • Departure Transfer
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Taxi, Plane, Walking, Ferry
  • Accommodation

    Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (8 nts), Homestay (1 nt, multi-share)
  • Meals

    9 breakfasts,
    1 lunches,
    1 dinners

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