The thousands of islands that make up the Philippines are only outnumbered by the countless experiences that they offer; people often talk of cities or countries as having ‘two sides’, but when it comes to this archipelago, ‘two’ is a bit of an understatement.
The bustling urban subwaypolises of Metro Manila are modern cities interspersed with magnificent monuments and wondrous ruins; history you can touch. Hike, bike, or sail a little further out and encounter local life in the stunning rice terraces of Batad, be awe-stuck by the rolling Chocolate Hills and the magisterial Mt. Pinatubo, or spend a day relaxing on the beaches of Bohol or Cebu.
Spoilt for choice? Yes. But don’t be overwhelmed. Our regional guides highlight hotspots as well as hidden beauties, and our tailor-made itineraries for both the northern and southern provinces will help you to discover the Philippines in exactly the way that you want to.
Whether you’re after authentic cultural immersion, challenging hikes, dramatic landscapes, or simply rest and relaxation on a picturesque beach, the Philippines has an island and an experience for you.