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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)
    • Transfer - Private - Manila Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Manila to Makati (Manila)
    Manila to Makati (Manila)
    • 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)] - Economy
    • Caticlan - Boracay [Airport (South & Main Beach)] - Vehicle/Boat
  • Day 4 Boracay
    Boracay
    • Private - 1/2 Day Island-Hopping Tour with Lunch (4hrs) - Driver/Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 5 Boracay
    Boracay
    • 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/Guide
    • Kalibo - Cebu [(45mins)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Mactan Resort
  • Day 7 Cebu to Mactan
    Cebu to Mactan
    • Private - Twin Cities Tour of Cebu & Mactan with Lunch (7hrs) - Mactan Resort
  • Day 8 Cebu to Mactan
    Cebu to Mactan
    • 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 10mins)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
  • Day 10 Puerto Princesa
    Puerto Princesa
    • Private - Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour with Lunch (6hrs) - Driver/Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 11 Puerto Princesa
    Puerto Princesa
    • 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.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Manila - Makati (Manila)

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.

Enjoy a transfer from Caticlan Airport to Boracay. You will be taken on a 10 minute drive by private vehicle to the pier, followed by a 15 minute ferry ride and transfer to your resort.

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 transfer from Boracay to Kalibo Airport. You will take a 15 minute transfer and ferry ride, followed by a 1.5 hour drive by private vehicle to the airport. 

Fly from Kalibo to Cebu. Flight time is approximately 45 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 10 minutes.

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

Accommodation: Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa (3*)

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 (3*)
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 (3*)
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 (3*): 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.
  • Elizabeth W — June 24, 2015 — Asia

    Excellent trip. All of the guides were professional and top quality. We were able to see many sights due to their knowledge of the train system and they also taught us how to get around on our own. The guides also recommended places to see on our own time and all worth while. In addition they taught us local customs and foods that we needed to try in that region. Very helpful. Special day was with our guide on the Fish Market and sushi making tour, made sushi personally with her. She made it a very special day. Great tour for those who want guides but also some free time on our own. The guides were always on time, the transportation on time and everyone was so nice and helpful. We also appreciated not having to be in a large group of strangers and the one on one quality of the tour. Was not sure what to expect but the trip met all expectations and then some. Will use Kensington again and will refer friends.

  • Lynn m — June 18, 2015 — Asia

    We booked all accommodation ourselves so not rated on survey. Kensington did a perfect job for us customizing all our transportation needs at the airport, ferry, hotel or boat transfer. There was always someone waiting with a sing on the correct day, time and place. As well the guides we used were friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and spoke English well. Our travel consultant Marc Sison was excellent always prompt returning my call or email as well as making fabulous suggestions like going to Oslob to snorkel with the Whale Sharks, an absolute highlight of our trip. Our trip to the Philippines was primarily to snorkel and we were not disappointed, the water was warm and clear with lots of fish, coral, sea snakes, sting rays and even a couple of black tipped reef sharks. Of course there were turtles but we have seem many in our past snorkeling. This has created another way of traveling. Thanks! All the categories on the survey I rate as 10.

  • Maynard Fossum — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    My trip to China proved to be an outstanding experience. Each location provided excellent learning and entertainment opportunities. The country was very impressive both in its deep history and in the huge modernization that has taken place in recent decades. The tour guides at each location were well informed and able to answer questions while also offering detailed information at all sites. It was a pleasure to be so well taken care of. The guides and drivers were always helpful. The meals on the tour were delicious and varied. I was pleased with the choice of restaurants. The hotels were comfortable and well located. I will recommend Kensington Tours.

  • FayeLaing — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    I was a bit nervous about visiting Myanmar. Thanks to the outstanding help and planning via Kensington Tours, everything went off without a hitch!! It was a fantastic experience, that I would recommend to anyone with a spirit of adventure.

  • Craig Gelman — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    Fabulous trip. Every aspect from the planning to execution was excellent.

  • Ruth Reinhard — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    The trip was fantastic!!!Each guide and driver gave us so much information and were so helpful. They made sure that they took good care of our well being and requests. My husband, who we all call "the reluctant traveler" said, halfway through the trip, where are we going next? He said if he can go with Kensington then he will go anyplace. Thanks for making our trip to China a memorable experience.

  • SixtoCastenada Jr. — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    100% satisfied! We had a wonderful trip. Our travel adviser, Tony Newman put together a tour that included everywhere we wanted to visit and within our very limited time frame. Conrad, who booked our transportation was very professional. The tour guides, hotel accommodations and transportation arrangements were all excellent. We will be using Kensington Tours again!

  • TerryCreighton — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    We were so impressed with all aspects of the trip that Kensington arranged for us - even at short notice. The itinerary was perfectly planned, full of extra activities like riding an elephant and a water buffalo cart ride. The guides were wonderful in all the places we went and the travel was easy between locations. Vietnam is a wonderful destination and Angkor Wat is amazing too. We loved the overnight on the boat in Halong Bay and the train ride to Sapa. The day we spent trekking between indigenous villages in the mountains of Sapa was one of the most interesting days of my life! We have travelled a lot and this was one of the best trips we have ever taken.

  • Olive Ramchand — June 03, 2014 — Asia

    I have to admit, this was the BEST vacation I ever had. The tour was nothing less than Fantastic! The hotels were great, the guides were great, the transportation was great, the places were great, the people were great, the food was great and last but not least China, itself was out of this world. I'm so glad I booked this tour and would recommend this to anyone. Thanks so much for all your help, your interest and your recommendations. Steve in China was so attentive, he called constantly to make sure everything was fine. We really had a fabulous time and even my jaded husband who normally only seems to care about where the nearest golf course is, was impressed and had a wonderful time.

    Thanks again, and unto the next vacation (although I don't know how we would top this one!!)

  • Jeanne Tarvin — April 21, 2014 — Asia

    The tour was absolutely fabulous. It all started with the planning. Kathryn graciously accommodated our tight schedule and multiple needs, including a mid-trip change in plans. The tour guides and drivers were all great and extremely knowledgeable. The accommodations and meals were fantastic. I was apprehensive about going to China not knowing the language but it worked out great!

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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