Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay

7 days from $2,219 per person*
  • Explore the highlights and enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Manila.
  • Feast on a delicious meal at the Picnic Grove, overlooking Taal Lake.
  • End with plenty of time to relax on the tranquil beaches of Boracay.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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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. ... Show More »

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Manila to Makati (Manila)
    Manila to Makati (Manila)
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Manila Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 2 Manila to Makati (Manila)
    Manila to Makati (Manila)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Old & New Manila City Tour (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Tour - Private - Manila by Night with Dinner (4hrs) - vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 3 Manila to Makati (Manila)
    Manila to Makati (Manila)
    • Tour - Private - Tagaytay with Lunch (7hrs) - Driver/Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 4 Manila to Caticlan to Boracay
    Manila to Caticlan to Boracay
    • Transfer - Private - Manila Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Manila - Caticlan [(1hr, 10min)] - Economy
    • Caticlan - Boracay [Airport (Diniwid)] - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Boracay
    Boracay
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Island-Hopping Tour with Lunch (4hrs) - Driver/Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Boracay
    Boracay
    • Tour - Private - Hacienda Maria Tour with Lunch (8hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Boracay to Caticlan
    Boracay to Caticlan
    • Boracay - Caticlan [Airport (South & Main Beach)] - Driver/Vehicle
    • Caticlan - Manila [(1 hr, 10 min)] - Economy
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Manila - Makati (Manila)

For your added comfort, your guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it. Your guide will assist you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Hotel Céleste (3*)

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 understated rich texture, fine furnishings, and absolute comfort are only a few of the hotel’s promises.

Makati
Makati
Hotel Céleste
Hotel Céleste

Day 2: Manila - Makati (Manila)

Begin your day visiting Rizal Park where the country’s national hero was executed. You will then head onto the Walled City of Intramuros and tour Fort Santiago, a Spanish medieval fortress that used to be Spain’s most durable bastion in the East.  A stop will also be made at San Agustin church. After exploring San Agustin Church, you will drive through Ayala Avenue in Makati, the modern commercial and financial district of the country. Proceed to the American Memorial Park marking over 37000 soldiers who died during WWII, then to the reclaimed areas where the convention centres, 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 provide live music and entertainment. After spending time at the bars, you can have the option of being dropped off at a club, the casino or take a walk along Malate or Makati city as you head your way back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Céleste (3*)
Fort Santiago
Fort Santiago
Grilled Seafood Dinner
Grilled Seafood Dinner

Day 3: Manila - Makati (Manila)

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 leisure 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. 

Accommodation: Hotel Céleste (3*)
Taal Lake
Taal Lake

Day 4: Manila - Caticlan - Boracay

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Manila to Caticlan. Flight time is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Transfer by shuttle from the airport in Caticlan to Diniwid beach.

Accommodation: Nami Resort (3*)

Experience the magnificence of Boracay a hundred feet above sea level at the Nami Resort in Diniwid Beach. Perched on a verdant cliff in a secluded cove of palm trees and white sand beaches, the boutique resort of Nami Boracay takes guests off the beaten path of the island and into a relaxation and adventure haven. 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.

Boracay
Boracay
Nami Resort
Nami Resort

Day 5: Boracay

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 on one of the islands.  

Accommodation: Nami Resort (3*)
White Sand Beach
White Sand Beach

Day 6: Boracay

Pull away from the sandy beaches of Boracay and immerse yourself into the amazing world of Panay Island. You will get acquainted with the local culture, customs and traditions in the villages which are located high in the mountains amidst a wonderful tropical forest.

Accommodation: Nami Resort (3*)
Panay Island
Panay Island

Day 7: Boracay - Caticlan

Enjoy a shuttle transfer from Boracay to Caticlan Airport.

Fly from Caticlan to Manila. Flight time is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hotel Céleste (3*): Makati (Manila)

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 understated rich texture, fine furnishings, and absolute comfort are only a few of the hotel’s promises.

Hotel Céleste
Hotel Céleste

Nami Resort (3*): Boracay

Experience the magnificence of Boracay a hundred feet above sea level at the Nami Resort in Diniwid Beach. Perched on a verdant cliff in a secluded cove of palm trees and white sand beaches, the boutique resort of Nami Boracay takes guests off the beaten path of the island and into a relaxation and adventure haven. 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.

Nami Resort
Nami Resort
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Hans M. — July 15, 2016 — Asia

    From start to end of the program was excellent - flights, guides, drivers and hotel accommodations.Had never experienced from other Travel Companies. My my Family and I thank Kensington Tours personnel for a job well done.

  • Steven T. — June 15, 2016 — Asia

    We found Kensington of great assistance in helping us extend our recent trip to Japan with days on private tour to Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Miyajima. Astrid Di Paolo was our Kensington travel designer and was a delight to work with - very conscientious and attentive to every detail of our trip.

  • Sydney L. — June 08, 2016 — Asia

    This trip was unforgettable. I start medical school in July and wanted to do one last family trip before starting school (and no longer having summers). China and Tibet were unbelievable. The Holy Lake and Great Wall pictures alone were worth the money spent on the trip. My father loved the monasteries in Tibet as well. He is a history nerd and loved hearing the stories from 600 AD and witnessing the great stupas. Nepal was amazing as well, although I would have loved to have seen the sites before the earthquakes. All of our guides were friendly, knowledgeable and took the time to make sure we had enough water and were safe. Would recommend Kensington Tours to all of my friends and will definitely book again using them!

  • Ma. Cecilia J — June 01, 2016 — Asia

    Everything was great!

  • Loretta H. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    Very enjoyable trip. We had a private guide and driver. All very knowledgeable. Always met us at the airport and even waited for us when our flight was delayed. The price was well worth the money spent. Thank you Kensington Tours!

  • Marnie T. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    The local guides were very sweet, knowledgeable and accommodating to our itinerary desires.

  • Diana S. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    The local guides in Japan were all so pleasant and very knowledgeable of the areas we visited. They often shared personal stories which further enhanced our enjoyment of the tours.

  • Byron M. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    That was the single greatest experience of my life.

  • James G. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    We were very impressed by the quality of the tour. Everything worked as planned - our guides met us on time every time, the hotels were well selected and met our needs precisely, the itinerary was well chosen. We would like to call out the expertise and friendliness of our guides. They added immensely to the success of the trip. All of the guides were great but we want to especially express appreciation for the guides in Ho Chi Minh City and Angkor Wat. They helped make us feel like we were speaking with friends about the countries and places they lived in.

  • Jessica A. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    My guide, Michi, was an absolute doll! She was so helpful and so accommodating when I wanted to alter the itinerary. She went above and beyond to ensure I had a great experience. Jessica Clements is a saint. I don't know how she deals with me and my 1,000,000 questions and tendency to change my mind every other day. Rock on.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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