Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay

7 days from $2,359 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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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
    • Transfer - Shared - 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
    • Transfer - Shared - 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: 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.

Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Boracay
Boracay
Philippines Discovery: Manila & Boracay Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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 (4*)
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: Discovery Shores (4*)
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

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.

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

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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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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