Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay

  • 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 »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Manila to Makati (Manila)
    Manila to Makati (Manila)
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Private Transfer - Manila Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Manila to Makati (Manila)
    Manila to Makati (Manila)
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Old & New Manila City Tour (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Private Tour - Manila by Night with Dinner (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Manila to Makati (Manila)
    Manila to Makati (Manila)
    • Private Tour - Tagaytay with Lunch (7hrs) - Driver/Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Manila to Caticlan to Boracay
    Manila to Caticlan to Boracay
    • Private Transfer - Manila Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Air - Manila - Caticlan [1 hr ] - Economy
    • Shared Transfer - Caticlan - Boracay [Airport (Diniwid)] - Vehicle/Driver
    Discovery Shores (B) (Junior Suite)
  • Day 5 Boracay
    Boracay
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Island-Hopping Tour with Lunch (4hrs) - Driver/Vehicle/Guide
    Discovery Shores (B) (Junior Suite)
  • Day 6 Boracay
    Boracay
    • Private Tour - Hacienda Maria Tour with Lunch (8hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Discovery Shores (B) (Junior Suite)
  • Day 7 Boracay to Caticlan
    Boracay to Caticlan
    • Shared Transfer - Boracay - Caticlan [Airport (South & Main Beach)] - Driver/Vehicle
    • Air - Caticlan - Manila [1 hr] - 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. 

Please see the meeting points below: 

Terminal 1: In front of Main Arrival curve side, near Manila Hotel Lounge.

Terminal 2: Proceed to Bay 14 for International Arrival. and proceed to Bay 9 for Domestic Arrival.

Terminal 3: Proceed to BDO Bank for International Arrival, and proceed to Domestic Exit for Domestic Arrival           

Accommodation: Hotel Céleste

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.

Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Makati
Makati

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.

Enjoy Manila’s vibrant nightlife as you spend this evening dining in the high-end Greenbelt shopping mall. Dine at your choice of a delicious Philippine dinner or international dinner and then kickoff the night’s adventure by visiting one or two bars, taking in  live music and entertainment at each establishment. After enjoying some time at the bars, you have the option of being dropped off at a club or the casino, or you are welcome to walk through Malate or Makati as you make your way back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Céleste
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Fort Santiago
Fort Santiago
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Dinner in Manila
Dinner in Manila

Day 3: Manila - Makati (Manila)

Tagaytay is a gorgeous city on the island of Luzon located just 60km from Manila and is loved by locals and travelers alike. Home to the active Taal Volcano, beautiful lush scenery and cooler climates, Tagaytay offers several leisure activities such as horseback riding, ziplining, scenic boat rides in Taal Lake and dining options. Lunch will be served at the Picnic Grove, the perfect place to overlook the lake and enjoy a spectacular view of the Taal Volcano Island.

Accommodation: Hotel Céleste
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Taal Lake
Taal Lake
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hotel Céleste Lobby
Hotel Céleste Lobby

Day 4: Manila - Caticlan - Boracay

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

Please see the meeting points below: 

Terminal 1: In front of Main Arrival curve side, near Manila Hotel Lounge.

Terminal 2: Proceed to Bay 14 for International Arrival. and proceed to Bay 9 for Domestic Arrival.

Terminal 3: Proceed to BDO Bank for International Arrival, and proceed to Domestic Exit for Domestic Arrival           

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

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

Accommodation: Discovery Shores (B) (Junior Suite)

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 99 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.

Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Discovery Shores
Discovery Shores

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: Discovery Shores (B) (Junior Suite)
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2020 - 2021 -  White Sand Beach
White Sand Beach
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Boracay
Boracay

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: Discovery Shores (B) (Junior Suite)
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2020 - 2021 -  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. 

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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 : 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.

Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hotel Céleste
Hotel Céleste

Discovery Shores (B) (Junior Suite): 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 99 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.

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
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    The trip was fantastic, well planned, great tour guys. That was a trip of a lifetime and Kensington Tours had done an exceptional well in organizing from the fly to Japan, Hong Kong, Bali & Singapore to the hotels, daily tours with the level of details and places we wouldn't have known where to go. Can't wait for Kensington Tours to organize our 3rd trip in the near future!

  • Ann M — June 20, 2019 — Asia

    Asia Expert Yuki Ng did an amazing job of setting up our trip. She totally understood what we wanted to see and do. My husband, 17-year-old grandson and I spent a week in Seoul in June of 2019. Miriam, also known as CJ, our local guide in Seoul, was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. We totally enjoyed our time with her. We learned so much about the history and culture of Korea and with her expert guidance, we were introduced to many different and delicious Korean foods. Our lunches with her were memorable not only for the variety of restaurants and dishes that we sampled but also for the stimulating and pleasant conversations we shared while eating. She also made several suggestions for things to do in the evening that added to our enjoyment of the city. We were truly fortunate to have Miriam as our guide. Our driver Mr. Jo was also great. He calmly and expertly navigated the congested streets of Seoul and always greeted us with a smile and a pleasant ‘good morning.’ We had not been to Seoul before this trip. We found it to be vibrant, beautiful, and very clean. The people were friendly and helpful. Our accommodations were beyond what we expected. We had a wonderful time in Seoul. We could not have been more pleased.

  • Anne H — May 28, 2019 — Asia

    My trip was a dream come true! From the time I landed in Beijing to the time I landed back to the US, everything was perfect. I traveled alone, but felt very safe and very well taken care of by the guides and drivers I had in the different cities and countries I visited. I learned so much about the culture and heritage of the Chinese, Tibetan and the Nepalese people. It was worth every penny I spend and much more!

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    I loved it all. Thanks especially to our guide Abit, in Kathmandu, Norenda, in Pokhara, and Min, in the Annapurna region, for being fabulous people. Thanks again for also referring us to Bahari Lodge in Chitwan National park. By far, that was the best place I've ever stayed in all of my international travels: they always had a surprise in store for us, that was awesome. They let us spend as much time as we wanted with the elephants, no rush, and sent elephants to come and play with us when we merely mentioned that we loved them. A great thank you to our naturalis Krishna at Bahari Lodge in Chitwan. All fantastic people who were great with tourists like us. We also enjoyed Temple Tree Resort very much.

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    Our guides made our whole trip - we will remember them as much as China itself. Jerry immediately put us at ease and made us feel like his best friends - he was sincere and authentic and open. Katy (in Chengdu) had great energy and showed us how people really live. Even though she must see the pandas every other day of her life, she still seemed to genuinely LOVE seeing them. (And, later, when we discovered we'd left valuables in the safe at our hotel, she went WAY above and beyond to take care of things - even after we were already in Shanghai!). Nancy (in Shanghai) was amazing - we truly enjoyed our time with her and she took us to markets and encouraged us to take our time at the places that interested us most. When we'd seen enough temples, our guides communicated with each other to rearrange our tours in coming destinations. We felt like we were on the food tour of China - the meals were wonderful, and it was - really - TOO MUCH FOOD! No part of our day was wasted, but if we wanted to start later or call it a night sooner, plans were easily rearranged. We would absolutely go with Kensington again!

  • Sandra S — February 09, 2019 — Asia

    We had a really interesting trip and your team made it all so easy. Our guides were not only informative, but they took very good care of us. They kept us on schedule with all the city transfers, made the Visa process so quick and introduced us to some of the things they loved about their cities as well as the scheduled sites. There were so many highlights on this trip, but I was especially wowed by the cruise on Ha Long Bay. Our guide in Hanoi went above and beyond on my birthday and arrived to pick us up with some beautiful orchids and a lovely gift. We were very happy with all our accommodations as well.

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    The whole trip was well organized and we have recommended using Kensington to our friends.

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