Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon, which mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and former military prison.
Just north of Intramuros is Binondo, Manila’s Chinatown, established in the 1500s and bustling with shops and restaurants. Rizal Park is Manila’s main public space, a vast mall with fountains, gardens and monuments honoring national heroes. The Museum of the Filipino People focuses on ethnographic and archaeological exhibits, while the Metropolitan Museum of Manila displays contemporary art. The blocky, modernist buildings of the Cultural Center of the Philippines house various performing arts organizations. Roxas Boulevard is a palm-lined waterfront promenade with hotels, restaurants and views of Manila’s famed sunsets.
All tours & transfers on Seat-in-Coach basis with English Speaking Driver
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When to visit
The best time to visit Philippines is during the dry season, between November and April. At this time the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas.
DAY 1ARRIVE MANILA – CITY TOUR
Arrive Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Manila). After immigration, Meet & Greet by our local representative with a Lei of Shells and transfer to hotel.
Check-in at hotel. Later proceed for City Sights such as photo-stop at Rizal Park, the focal point of the park is the Rizal Monument, built in honor of the Country’s National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, who was executed here at dawn on 30 December 1898.
Proceed to the heart of the old Spanish city, Intramuros, where the history of Manila as a capital city began. Visit Fort Santiago, the country’s foremost cultural relic where key moments in Philippine history have occurred. A visit to a local handicraft store just outside will give you a chance to bring home part of the Philippines with you. Then and also see within the walls of Intramuros the country’s oldest structure dating back to the 16th century – the San Agustin Church and Monastery. Its extensive collection of religious artifacts makes it the country’s largest ecclesiastical museum. Cross over to beautiful Casa Manila, one of the 5 houses at the old Plaza San Luis Complex that offers refuge to 17th-19th Century memorabilia and antique furniture. Admire the various art pieces that are found in this preserved home. Back to Hotel. Overnight in Manila.
DAY 2PAGSANJAN FALLS TOUR (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Pick up from the hotel & proceed for Full Day Pagsanjan Tour. Pagsanjan Falls, also known as Cavinti Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines. See the cityscape melt into the serene countryside as you head to the town of Pagsanjan in Laguna. Upon arrival, ride a “bangka” (dugout canoe) to reach the magnificent Pagsanjan Falls. Enjoy a panoramic view of 20 other minor falls, lush vegetation and unique rock formations along the way. Swim in the refreshing waters of this beautiful paradise or board a bamboo raft and make your way into the Devil’s Cave, waiting just beneath the falls. Your ride back is a more thrilling experience as you “shoot the rapids” while going downstream, with your boatmen skillfully maneuvering the canoe between rocks and boulders until you reach calm waters. Back to hotel. Overnight in Manila.
DAY 3TAGAYTAY HIGHLANDS TOUR (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Pick up from the hotel and proceed for Tagaytay Highlands Tour. Tagaytay Highlands is a mountain resort and mixed-use development situated in Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines situated on a ridge 685 meters above Taal Lake and its active volcano-island. From a vantage point along the ridge, one can get a good look at the maws of a seemingly placid but volatile Taal Volcano surrounded by the gleaming waters of the lake. The cool, breezy, and at times foggy weather makes it an ideal summer getaway next to Baguio City. Picnic Grove is situated in one of the highest places in Tagaytay. The place is like a park and a viewpoint where visitors can see the Taal Lake and Laguna de Bay. Visitors are likely to go here because of the historical value of the place and to enjoy the cool temperature, it is also common to see people taking a stroll or trekking, Zip-lining, Horse-riding and shopping among the many stalls. The extensive fruit and flower gardens lining the main road are attributed to its rich, fertile soil. After that proceed to the Markets at Greenhills for some Bargain Shopping. Evening back to hotel. Overnight in Manila.
DAY 4MANILA DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at Hotel.
Check-out & transfer to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Manila) for return flight.