Islands of the Philippines on a Shoestring

For travellers looking for a strange and beautiful adventure, this island-hopping trek will show you the best of the Philippines nature, beaches, and cultural life. Roam Bohols 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, chill out in laid-back Siquijor, and soak up the beach vibes of Boracay. 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.

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 199312
  • Starts: Manila, Philippines
  • Finishes: Boracay, Philippines
You will Visit
  • Manila
  • Boracay Island



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.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Manila/Siquijor (1B)

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

Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Tuk-tuk (1.00 hour(s))
Ferry (0.75 hour(s))


Day 3: Siquijor (1B)

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.


Day 4: Siquijor/Bohol (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a homestay at a community tourism project. Please note accommodations here are basic.

Included Activities:
Bohol Island Homestay

Ferry (2.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))


Day 5: Bohol/Panglao (1B, 1L)

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.

Included Activities:
Chocolate Hills Visit

Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))


Day 6: Panglao (1B)

Free day to tour the island or go snorkelling.


Day 7: Panglao/Cebu City (1B)

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

Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Boat (2.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))


Day 8: Cebu City/Boracay Island (1B)

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

Plane (1.00 hour(s))


Day 9: Boracay Island (1B)

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


Day 10: Boracay Island (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • G Adventures-supported homestay (Bohol)
    • Chocolate Hills visit
    • Free time to explore the beaches of Siquijor, Bohol, Panglao, and Boracay
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hostel (3 nts, multi-share), simple hotels/hostels (5 nts), homestay (1 nt, multi-share)
    • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    • Taxi, plane, walking, ferry
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the Chocolate Hills
  • Learn about tiny tarsiers
  • Snorkel crystal-clear blue waters
  • Relax on gorgeous white-sand beaches
  • Connect with the local people during a homestay experience