As your small motorboat slides onto the sandy bank of a deserted beach and your attentive guides set up a gourmet seaside picnic, all that’s left to do is allow the turquoise waters of this remote paradise wash away your stresses.
Tour Manila’s modern commercial and financial district, then see a quieter part of the city at historic Rizal Park, explore the region’s rich medieval Spanish heritage in the Walled City of Intramuros, pay your respects to the 37,000 fallen soldiers of World War II at American Memorial Park, and dive into the city’s vibrant nightlife. Fly to the island paradise of Boracay, where a motorboat tour will reveal remote, secret beaches and a stunning rainforest trek will lead you through striking caves filled with fruit bats, to a breathtaking network of seven waterfall pools, and into a dense mangrove forest.
From the hustle and busy of manic Manila to the serene deserted beaches of Boracay, this extensive tour combines the pleasures of the modern Philippines with its rich Spanish-influenced history and its untouched tropical islands. Your team of experienced local guides and private drivers will bring the many cultural, historic, and natural sites of this island nation to life as you enjoy time to relax and recharge in a collection of premium hotels and stunning island beach resorts.
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A transfer between the aiport and your hotel with a private vehicle and English speaking guide is provided.
Located in the heart of the city of Makati, Hotel Céleste offers sophisticated rooms and superb service to meet every guest’s pampering requirements. It is within walking distance of main tourist attractions, restaurants, parks and the Central Business District. Subtle Euro modern style creates an ideal atmosphere to rejuvenate the body and energize the mind after a busy day. The hotel features Understated rich texture, fine furnishings and absolute comfort are only a few of the hotel’s promises.
You will begin your day visiting the historical urban park, Rizal Park, which is located in the heart of Manila where the country’s national hero was executed. You will then head to the Walled City of Intramuros where you will take a tour of Fort Santiago, a Spanish medieval fortress that used to be Spain’s most durable bastion in the East. As well, you will stop at San Agustin Church, the oldest stone church in the Philippines. After exploring San Agustin Church, you will drive through Ayala Avenue in Makati, the modern commercial and financial district of the country and proceed through the American memorial Park which marks the 37,000 soldiers who died during WWII and head towards the convention centers, art’s venue, and Mall of Asia.
Rhythmical excitement is Manila after sundown. You will start your evening with a delicious Philippine gourmet dinner and then begin your adventure with visiting one or two bars, which provides live music and entertainment. After spending time at the bars, you can have the option of being dropped off at a disco, the casino or take a walk along Malate or Makati city as you head your way back to your hotel.
Tagaytay is a component city in the province of Cavite. It is known to be one of the country's most popular tourist destinations because of its outstanding scenery and cooler climate. Not only is it a popular destination for foreign travelers, but also locals who want to get away from the busy city. Tagaytay offers several lesiure activities including horseback riding, boat ride, zip lining, and dining. Lunch will be served at the Picnic Grove, the perfect place to overlook Taal Lake, and provides spectacular view of the Taal Volcano Island.
Fly from Manila to Caticlan.
A transfer between the airport in Caticlan and Diniwid beach, Boracay with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
The Nami Resort in Boracay offers a breathtaking, 180-degree vista of Boracay Island. And that is just a taste of things to come at the Nami Resort. Inside the resort, guests are bound to be enchanted as well by the authentic Filipino charm of the Nami butler services, the rated Triple A rooms, and the world-class resort facilities and amenities that all aim to exceed guest satisfaction. An easy, elegant flair suffuses every Nami Resort room. From the panoramic glass windows that frame the ocean and sky, to the chic décor and stylish furniture, Nami rooms exude a sophisticated, yet relaxed tropical ambiance. Together with the intimate scale of the resort, the topnotch interiors and terrific views that are a hallmark of every Nami room sets the atmosphere for a perfect Boracay hideaway. Since style alone is not enough to ensure a sybaritic stay, Nami Resort has ensured that each room has a select set of sumptuous amenities, including a mini-bar, a full set of complimentary toiletries, Cable TV, DVD player, and a balcony Jacuzzi fit for two.
Explore the whole island of Boracay and the small neighbouring islands by motorboat. Discover the other beaches away from the hustle and bustle of central Boracay as you enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the islands.
The tour takes you from your hotel on Boracay to a cave in Panay, where you will see thousands of fruit-eating bats and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. You will then head to the waterfalls where there are 7 pools that vary in sizes and depth. You can also trek along the river on top of the waterfalls. After visiting the waterfalls, you will have lunch at a local restaurant close by the waterfalls. After lunch, you will explore the 150 hectare Mangrove forest, which is known as the “rainforest of the sea.” The Mangrove forest is an important part of the coastal and marine ecosystem because they are a good source of products such as alcohol, medicine, timber and house materials. As well, they provide nursery grounds, shelter and food for fish and other sea creatures. To end the day, you will visit a local factory that is known for weaving native costumes from pineapple fiber.
Enjoy a transfer from Boracay to Caticlan Airport. You will take a 15 minute transfer and ferry ride, followed by a 10 minute drive by private vehicle to the airport.
Fly from Caticlan to Manila.
Bob Feldman ,
November 19, 2013
"I wanted to let you know that our trip to China was great! Everybody enjoyed themselves. When planning a trip I am always concerned about the itinerary, the vehicles and the guides. All 3 of these were great. The guides were particularly good and in this case really made the trip a pleasure. Overall a great trip. Thanks for all you did."
Gloria DeWeese ,
October 10, 2013
"A wonderful trip and everything went like clockwork. Thank you so very much for all your assistance. I hope I will have a chance to work with you again."
Wayne Gavioli ,
September 04, 2013
"We just returned from our thailand/cambodia trip. It was fantastic. You did a great job. The guides were excellent as was the drivers. We loved the Victoria Hotel you selected in Siem. Wish we had more time. Thailand met our expectations but our expectations for Cambodia were low and they exceeded them. Loved the places selected for the included lunches. Certainly would use Kensington again"
Santo Filice ,
August 30, 2013
"Thank you for arranging our guided trip to Thailand - Vietnam. It was a memorable, and pleasant trip - a 1st for us with Kensington tours and a most enjoyable one. We found that we were able to maximize our visit of the the area without the concern of booking hotels, airline, finding parking and understanding the local language. "
Tim Mesarch ,
August 02, 2013
"Alexis helped us fit in all of the sites we wanted to see on our trip to Thailand and Cambodia, and suggested some more. It was valuable talking with someone who had been there and done that. The planning went pretty smoothly, and so did the trip. The local guides were all top-notch! "
July 25, 2013
"I highly recommend Kesington Tours. The planning of our trip to Cambodia was outstanding. Our advisor Alexis Mayer was unbelievably patient, knowledgeable and responsive. We planned the trip in every possible detail and Alexis was extraordinary during the whole process. Once we were in Cambodia, we had a tiny issue with the car. I was able to get in contact with Alexis right away and the problem was instantly solved. The trip itself was fantastic. Everything was very well planned and perfectly organized. The local guides and drivers were great. The hotels were very well chosen.
Great trip. I would definitely travel again with Kensington Tours."
Pennie Quintana ,
August 07, 2013
"Thank you so much for the amazing trip we enjoyed!! All our guides were fantasy. Joseph in Jakarta, July in Jojakarta and Deon in Borneo!! Wow!! Bless you for all your attention to detail and the outstanding communication to all my questions. You made me feel so taken care of and tended too!! "
Denise Abadi ,
June 21, 2013
"We have just returned from our trip to Malaysia and wanted you to know how much we enjoyed the itinerary you put together for us. Our guides were personable and very knowledgeable about the various places we visited. We were amazed by the sights, sounds and friendliness of the people we encountered. Needless to say, it was a most memorable trip and one of the
highlights of our traveling careers!
July 11, 2013
"Sunita, my wife and I had a wonderful time in China. The hotels were superb. Our guides were excellent. They spoke good English, were knowledgeable, and flexible. It was a wonderful trip. We particularly enjoyed the Yangtze River cruise. We will certainly consider your firm for international travel in the future."
Debbie Selden ,
June 14, 2013
"We had a great time and our guide in Bejing was fantastic! Thanks much for all your help."
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