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  • Enjoy spectacular formations in St. Paul's underground river.
  • Visit craftsmanship shops with private guide.
  • Have your fortune read at the scenic Taoist Temple in Cebu.
  • Relax on the white sand beaches of Boracay.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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As you follow a serene river through remote rainforest, the peaceful lap of the gentle tide is suddenly replaced with a raging waterfall that spills into a series of pristine pools in a place of impossible natural beauty.

Drink in Manila’s rich history as you tour the medieval Spanish fortress in the Walled City of Intramuros, visit the oldest stone church in the Philippines and pay your respects to the 37,000 fallen soldiers at rest in the American Memorial Park. When the sun sets, Manila comes out to play and you’ll see all the action on a guided tour of some of the best-loved local bars in the city. Leave the city and enter the Philippines’ island paradise where you’ll explore the deserted beaches of Boracay on a motorboat; stroll among the beautiful stalagmites and stalactites in Panay cave; trek to idyllic rainforest waterfalls; visit the historic Megellan’s Cross at Cebu; cruise to the serene Starfish, Bat and Snakes Islands off stunning Honda Bay; and meet the playful monkeys of the Underground River in Puerto Princesa. ... Show More »

From having your fortune read in a Taoist Temple hidden deep within mountainous rainforest, to watching traditional craftsmanship in practice in island villages, this extensive trip will introduce you to the warm people of this wonderful country whose beautiful smiles are matched only by its stunning island vistas. Your experienced team of local guides and private drivers will be at your side to help you get the most out of every experience, and you’ll stay at a series of luxurious island resorts that will exceed all your expectations.

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
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Manila to Makati (Manila)
    Manila to Makati (Manila)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Old & New Manila City Tour (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 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 (South & Main Beach)] - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 4 Boracay
    Boracay
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Island-Hopping Tour with Lunch (4hrs) - Driver/Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 5 Boracay
    Boracay
    • Tour - Private - Hacienda Maria Tour with Lunch (8hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 6 Boracay to Kalibo to Cebu to Mactan
    Boracay to Kalibo to Cebu to Mactan
    • Boracay - Kalibo [Airport (South & Main Beach)] - Driver/Vehicle
    • Kalibo - Cebu [(1 hr, 25 min)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Mactan Resort
  • Day 7 Cebu to Mactan
    Cebu to Mactan
    • Tour - Private - Twin Cities Tour of Cebu & Mactan with Lunch (7hrs) - Mactan Resort
  • Day 8 Cebu to Mactan
    Cebu to Mactan
    • Tour - Private - Southern Countryside Tour with Lunch (8hrs) - Mactan Resort
  • Day 9 Cebu to Puerto Princesa
    Cebu to Puerto Princesa
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Mactan Resort
    • Cebu - Puerto Princesa [(1hr 15mins)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
  • Day 10 Puerto Princesa
    Puerto Princesa
    • Tour - Private - Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour with Lunch (6hrs) - Driver/Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 11 Puerto Princesa
    Puerto Princesa
    • Tour - Private - Underground River Cruise with Lunch (9hrs) - Driver/Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 12 Puerto Princesa
    Puerto Princesa
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
    • Puerto Princesa - Manila [(1hr 20mins)] - Economy
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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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: Peninsula (5*)

Peninsula Manila stands out in a city where a classically elegant hotel with international standards is highly appreciated. A reliable haven of comfortable accommodation where guests can choose panoramic city views from either the Ayala or the Makati Tower room, and popular restaurants that serve a combination of Asian and International cuisines. The hotel is as much a favourite with the local cognoscenti as it is with visiting guests. Peninsula Manila is exceptional amongst its peers, its imposing architecture reflecting the impressive service within. The Peninsula Manila has set the benchmark for luxury and sophistication. The hotel is known for affectionately as the “Jewel in the Capital’s Crown” for its legendary status and grand presence in the heart of Makati City. A luxurious haven of comfort, quality service and fine cuisine, the hotel is as much a favorite with discerning locals as it is with visitors.

Makati
Makati
Peninsula Manila
Peninsula Manila

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.

Accommodation: Peninsula (5*)
Fort Santiago
Fort Santiago

Day 3: 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.

Enjoy a shuttle transfer from Caticlan Airport to Boracay.

Accommodation: Discovery Shores (4*)

Step onto the beautiful shores and indulge in the very finest of island hospitality. Discovery Shores Boracay sits strategically on the stretch of powder-fine sand known as Boracay's White Beach, providing premium all-suite accommodations and world-class amenities right on the island's most coveted location. Discovery Shores Boracay offers 88 spacious all-suite rooms, with plenty of natural light and large glass walls to best enjoy the breathtaking scenery that surrounds them. With modern, elegant furnishings and surprise treats provided daily, every room is an open invitation to relax, enjoy, and recharge. Discovery Shores has been consistently voted by Travel + Leisure readers as one of the Top Resorts in Asia. Listed among T+L's World's Best Hotels for three years running. It is also the first and one of only three Philippine resorts to be included in the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World Collection.

Boracay
Boracay
Discovery Shores
Discovery Shores

Day 4: 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: Discovery Shores (4*)
White Sand Beach
White Sand Beach

Day 5: 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: Discovery Shores (4*)
Panay Island
Panay Island

Day 6: Boracay - Kalibo - Cebu - Mactan

Enjoy a shuttle transfer from Boracay to Kalibo Airport.

Fly from Kalibo to Cebu. Flight time is approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation: Plantation Bay Resort (5*)

Discover a resort in a class of its own. Set in 11.4 hectares of secluded grounds yet only one hour from Cebu City, Plantation Bay offers one of the largest privately-owned waterways in the world, with the clean elegance of colonial-plantation architecture. Decompress from life’s pressures in the healing tranquility of an environment that truly feels “away from it all”. Whether you’re traveling for a family vacation or romantic getaway, the true Philippine hospitality will leave you wanting more. 

Plantation Bay Resort
Plantation Bay Resort

Day 7: Cebu - Mactan

Cebu City is the smaller scale of Manila with its commercial and financial values. However, distinct is its advantage of having beach shores that captivates many tourists, yet keeps its historical secrets. The tour brings you to Fort Pedro, Cross of Magellan, the site of the first mass celebration in 1521 now a famous landmark in Cebu, Santo Nino Church which houses the image of the Holy Child Jesus venerated by the Cebuanos as their Patron Saint. Drive through the Avenue of flags onward to the provincial capital. Then drive up to Beverly Hills, a scenic subdivision to view the entire city and the Taoist Temple where both believers and non-believers climb several steps to light joss sticks and have their fortune read. After touring Cebu City, you will head southeast to Mactan Island, which is made up mainly of coal stones. You will first stop by Lapu-Lapu Monument, which was built near the seashore in honour of the brave chief who fought for the freedom of Filipinos. After visiting the monument, you will head to Maribago district to a guitar factory, where you will witness how the best guitars and ukuleles in the Philippines are made. During your trip, a local Filipino lunch will be served.

Accommodation: Plantation Bay Resort (5*)
Taoist Temple
Taoist Temple

Day 8: Cebu - Mactan

The southern side of Cebu is typical countryside and gives you access to a rural setting. As you drive through the villages with century old houses and churches, you will have the chance to stop at an original heritage house with Spanish inspired architectural design with furnishings dating back to the 1800s. You will then visit some of the home industries that reflect the artistry of the areas craftsmanship, such as shoemaking, basket weaving, and even try some delicacies of Cebu, including crackling pork skin and crispy poprice. A Filipino meal will be served for lunch.

Accommodation: Plantation Bay Resort (5*)
Carcar Church
Carcar Church

Day 9: Cebu - Puerto Princesa

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Fly from Cebu to Puerto Princesa. Flight time is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation: Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa (4*)

Strategically situated in the heart of Sabang Beach, the Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa is a few hundred metres from the Subterranean Underground River, a finalist of the Seven Wonders of Nature. Take pleasure in the solace of a blissful life in any of the 94 luxurious rooms and suites. Guest rooms feature Asian-inspired contemporary interiors with a touch of local culture. Presenting the spectacular panorama of Sabang, Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa accommodations spell unparalleled comfort and world-class luxury.

Puerto Princessa
Puerto Princessa
Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa
Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa

Day 10: Puerto Princesa

Honda Bay is a bay on the eastern shore of Palawan; the bay is ideally used for both subsistence and commercial fisheries and recreation. You will be picked up by your private guide and driver and make your way to Honda Bay. You will board a motorized banca at the wharf to go to the Star fish, Bat, and Snakes Islands. Enjoy the sun and sand while you go snorkeling or swimming. Take a hearty packed lunch for your trip to one of the islands.

Accommodation: Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa (4*)
White Sand Beach
White Sand Beach

Day 11: Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa’s underground river is one of the most distinguished protected areas in the Philippines and is known as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. It was established as a National Park in 1971, primarily to protect and preserve the intact old growth forest, wildlife, pristine white sand beaches, and the caves. You will begin your journey with trekking the monkey trail, where you will pass through St. Paul’s Cave and the National Park. During your trail, you will witness several playful monkeys, so get ready to mingle. As you go along the trail, you will head into the wondrous underground river, where you will witness a temple or ballroom like natural formations of glittering stalactites and stones rising from the water. A buffet lunch will be served at Taraw Beach Resort.

Accommodation: Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa (4*)
Underground River
Underground River

Day 12: Puerto Princesa

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Fly from Puerto Princesa to Manila. Flight time is approximately 1 hour and 20 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.

Peninsula (5*): Makati (Manila)

Peninsula Manila stands out in a city where a classically elegant hotel with international standards is highly appreciated. A reliable haven of comfortable accommodation where guests can choose panoramic city views from either the Ayala or the Makati Tower room, and popular restaurants that serve a combination of Asian and International cuisines. The hotel is as much a favourite with the local cognoscenti as it is with visiting guests. Peninsula Manila is exceptional amongst its peers, its imposing architecture reflecting the impressive service within. The Peninsula Manila has set the benchmark for luxury and sophistication. The hotel is known for affectionately as the “Jewel in the Capital’s Crown” for its legendary status and grand presence in the heart of Makati City. A luxurious haven of comfort, quality service and fine cuisine, the hotel is as much a favorite with discerning locals as it is with visitors.

Peninsula Manila
Peninsula Manila
Peninsula Manila Lobby
Peninsula Manila Lobby

Discovery Shores (4*) : Boracay

Step onto the beautiful shores and indulge in the very finest of island hospitality. Discovery Shores Boracay sits strategically on the stretch of powder-fine sand known as Boracay's White Beach, providing premium all-suite accommodations and world-class amenities right on the island's most coveted location. Discovery Shores Boracay offers 88 spacious all-suite rooms, with plenty of natural light and large glass walls to best enjoy the breathtaking scenery that surrounds them. With modern, elegant furnishings and surprise treats provided daily, every room is an open invitation to relax, enjoy, and recharge. Discovery Shores has been consistently voted by Travel + Leisure readers as one of the Top Resorts in Asia. Listed among T+L's World's Best Hotels for three years running. It is also the first and one of only three Philippine resorts to be included in the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World Collection.

Discovery Shores
Discovery Shores
Discovery Shores
Discovery Shores

Plantation Bay Resort (5*): Mactan

Discover a resort in a class of its own. Set in 11.4 hectares of secluded grounds yet only one hour from Cebu City, Plantation Bay offers one of the largest privately-owned waterways in the world, with the clean elegance of colonial-plantation architecture. Decompress from life’s pressures in the healing tranquility of an environment that truly feels “away from it all”. Whether you’re traveling for a family vacation or romantic getaway, the true Philippine hospitality will leave you wanting more. 

Plantation Bay Resort
Plantation Bay Resort

Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa (4*): Puerto Princesa

Strategically situated in the heart of Sabang Beach, the Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa is a few hundred metres from the Subterranean Underground River, a finalist of the Seven Wonders of Nature. Take pleasure in the solace of a blissful life in any of the 94 luxurious rooms and suites. Guest rooms feature Asian-inspired contemporary interiors with a touch of local culture. Presenting the spectacular panorama of Sabang, Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa accommodations spell unparalleled comfort and world-class luxury.

Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa
Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa
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.
  • Ronald F. — August 10, 2016 — Asia

    As usual, Kensington exceeded our expectations and every detail was handled by your company. It makes traveling to a strange country so easy and we get to experience an in-depth visit that gives us a true look into the country. The people of Japan are very friendly and gracious. thanks.

  • 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.

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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