Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay

7 days from $2,324 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 »

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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
  • Day 5 Boracay
    Boracay
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Island-Hopping Tour with Lunch (4hrs) - Driver/Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 6 Boracay
    Boracay
    • Tour - Private - Hacienda Maria Tour with Lunch (8hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • 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.

Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Makati
Makati
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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*)
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Fort Santiago
Fort Santiago
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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*)
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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: Fridays Boracay (3.5*)

Perfectly positioned on Boracay's eye-catching White Beach, Fridays Boracay is a 48 room AAA resort nestled amid meticulously groomed tropical gardens and shady coconut trees. The resort rests at the northern end of Boracay Island, the finest part of the four-kilometre powdery white-sand beach which makes the island famous. The resort offers the convenience of modern amenities combined with the natural charm of a beachfront setting making it one of the Philippines most sought after vacation spot. Enjoy dishes influenced by many different parts of the world and created by Chef Luciano Pulcinelli. The hotel also offers a wide range of games and activities for guests to enjoy, such as table tennis, Backgammon, and beach volleyball. Guests can relax by the freshwater swimming pool, at the beach bar or in the massage hut.

Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Boracay
Boracay
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Fridays Boracay
Fridays Boracay

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: Fridays Boracay (3.5*)
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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: Fridays Boracay (3.5*)
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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: 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 (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.

Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Céleste
Hotel Céleste

Fridays Boracay (3.5*): Boracay

Perfectly positioned on Boracay's eye-catching White Beach, Fridays Boracay is a 48 room AAA resort nestled amid meticulously groomed tropical gardens and shady coconut trees. The resort rests at the northern end of Boracay Island, the finest part of the four-kilometre powdery white-sand beach which makes the island famous. The resort offers the convenience of modern amenities combined with the natural charm of a beachfront setting making it one of the Philippines most sought after vacation spot. Enjoy dishes influenced by many different parts of the world and created by Chef Luciano Pulcinelli. The hotel also offers a wide range of games and activities for guests to enjoy, such as table tennis, Backgammon, and beach volleyball. Guests can relax by the freshwater swimming pool, at the beach bar or in the massage hut.

Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Fridays Boracay
Fridays Boracay
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Fridays Boracay Pool
Fridays Boracay Pool

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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  • Diana Brookes — February 15, 2017 — Asia

    Our hotels were great, transport was always on time and even walked in and helped us at the airports. Our private tour guides were wonderful people and a wealth of knowledge! There was not one glitch that occurred during our Japan/China tour. We were very pleased with our agent, George who put our trip together and was amiable when changes were made.

  • Leroy B — February 07, 2017 — Asia

    The in-country tours were superb, the hotels were all great and the food was excellent at all restaurants.

  • Howard Bergman — February 15, 2017 — Asia

    The Kensington team was great! Jennifer May did a wonderful job helping me organize my solo adventure in India, which included some destinations not usually found in standard tours.

  • Robert H — February 07, 2017 — Asia

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  • Ronald F. — August 10, 2016 — Asia

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  • 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.

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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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