PhilippinesManila to Boracay on a Shoestring
Slutdestination: Boracay Island
Pick somewhere different to go for your next adventure like, really different. These ten days in the gorgeous northern half of the Philippines will stay with you forever. Meander down the streets of Manila, trek through remote villages to see stunningly green rice terraces, learn about unusual and historic traditions like the hanging coffins of Sagada, and then wrap it all up by blissing out on the tiny beach paradise of Boracay Island, which may honestly have some of the best beaches you've ever seen. We swear.
Trek to a remote village, snap photos of beautiful rice terraces, experience Filipino culture and hospitality, bliss out on picture-perfect beaches.
Public bus, jeepney, plane, ferry, walking.
Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (7 nts), homestay (1 nt, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt).
Local Living: Batad Homestay, Batad. Rice terraces trek (Batad). Cultural performance (Batad). Beach time in Boracay. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Manila
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Manila/Baguio (1B)
Travel north by bus, then enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival to Baguio. Opt to get a massage.
Day 3 Baguio/Sagada (1B)
After another long day of travel, arrive at the outdoor paradise of Sagada, a base for adventuring.
Day 4 Sagada (1B)
Free day for hiking or a caving excursion. Opt to visit the hanging coffins the area is famous for.
Day 5 Sagada/Batad (1B, 1D)
Travel via jeepney along scenic mountain roads and then by foot on local hiking trails to reach a local village for an overnight homestay experience. Discover the daily lives of the Ifugao people. Enjoy a cultural performance and a local dinner.
Day 6 Batad/Banaue (1B)
Hike back to the main road and hop in a jeepney bound for beautiful Banaue. Enjoy free time and views of the famous rice terraces.
Day 7 Banaue/Manila (1B)
Free time to trek along the terraces or relax. After soaking in the last of the spectacular views hop on an overnight bus to Manila.
Day 8 Manila/Boracay Island (1B)
Fly south from Manila and transfer to the breathtakingly gorgeous island of Boracay. White-sand beaches and bright, turquoise waters await.
Day 9 Boracay Island (1B)
Free day. Opt to go snorkelling, scuba diving, or just chill out on the beach.
Day 10 Boracay Island (1B)
Depart at any time.