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Philippines Island Hopping

This exclusive trip through the Philippines will treat you to the most idyllic beaches and fantastic cultural life. But ... don't think it's just islands and beaches in the Philippines. Here, you will also find beautiful rice terraces, waterfalls and caves. During this trip you will work on a diving project and remove waste and plastic from the ocean. Although this is already an amazing experience as the Philippines is the ultimate diving destination, it is not only about rolling up your sleeves, there is certainly time to enjoy your 'picture perfect' custom adventure through crystal clear water, pure white sandy beaches, limestone rocks, impressive bays, a beautiful underwater world, dozens of uninhabited islands, active volcanoes and towering rice terraces. Stroll through the famous Chocolate Hills of Bohol (not suitable for consumption), snorkel with clown fish (Nemo!), turtles and stingrays and take a boat trip through the enchanting underground river of Palawan. From interaction with local communities to a lot of built-in leisure time, this trip is both useful and liberating. All this off the beaten track and under the guidance of an experienced local guide during the entire trip.

What is included in your trip

Return flight
From The Netherlands incl. luggage, airport tax and fuel tax
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3 domestic flights

20 nights of

accommodation

3 en 4* hotels 

28 meals

19 breakfast

5 lunch, 4 diner

Team  & Groep

Expert, English-speaking trip manager and local guides

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Professional diving guidance
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Small groups of max. 18 people

Transport

All transfers are included during the trip

Social

Marine volunteer project

Entrance fees

All entrance fees according to the program

Environment

Compensation

CO2-emissions

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Reusable water bottle with filter

Service 

Below mentioned trip includes my service
Whether this is before, during or after your trip; I am always available for you

 

Project

Program

Departure dates 2020 :

2 April 2020

20 November 2020

Guaranteed departure at 6 people

Day 1

Today you fly from Amsterdam to Dumaguete.
Your trip to the Philippines has begun!


Included

International flight from Amsterdam to Manilla incl. luggage. Meals on board.

Day 2

Today you will arrive in Dumaguete. Welcome in the Philippines! You will be picked up by our local representative of the volunteering project who will take you to the resort. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. Relax at the pool or beach and drink a cocktail in the pool bar! In the evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner.

Accommodation

Liquid Resort
Included

International flight from Amsterdam to Manilla incl. luggage. Domestic flight from Manilla to Dumaguete incl. luggage. Meals on board. Dinner at the resort.

Day 3-8

During these six days we make 9 dives to clean up the coral reef. We will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct a Dive against Debris survey. You will learn how to create a survey dive profile, understand the best use of photography and make effective decisions on what to remove and what to leave behind. In addition, we do two beach clean-ups to ensure that no more waste goes into the sea.

Not only will you learn valuable information and gain great experience as a diver, you’ll also become part of the bigger movement to protect the oceans and keep them clean for sea life.

To participate in this volunteer project you do not need to have a diving license (PADI). You can get this at the project site.⁠

 

Accommodation

Liquid Resort
Included

Breakfast on all project days and 1x Dinner.

Optional

PADI Open Water course and certificate €249,-

Excursions: Casaroro Waterfall € 25,- ; Kookoo's Nest € 20,- (min 4 pax)

Day 9

After we have cleaned up dozens of kilos of waste, it is time to further explore the Philippines. We travel by ferry to the island Siquijor. An island full of surprises with beautiful and peaceful beaches, a beautiful mountainous nature with waterfalls, traditional healers and a beautiful underwater world. Here you can enjoy a well-earned relaxation day on the beach at Salagdoong, which is so beautiful that you can devote an entire Facebook album to it. If you want some action, jump off the high cliff, where a kind of diving board has been made at an altitude of 18 meters.

Accommodation

Coco's Grove - Deluxe Room or similar
Included

Breakfast. Ferry to Siquijor.

Day 10

We leave on time for the Cambugahay Waterfalls to avoid the crowds. The falls are beautiful and the water is a mix of deep green and blue. You can swim here or you can swing into the water from a rope on a tree. Later in the morning we travel by ferry to Bohol. We explore the beautiful green inland of the island with the famous 'Chocolate Hill'. This is a remarkable hill group that is situated in the middle of the island as a kind of group of large molehills. In this beautiful landscape you will find rivers, waterfalls and caves here and there. At the Philippine Tarsier Foundation we will see the smallest primate in the world, who is threatened with extinction. Due to of his round eyes he is also called the 'ghost animal'. At the foundation, they try to protect the Tarsiers from extinction with a special program.

Accommodation

Loboc River Resort or similar
Included

Breakfast. Ferry to Bohol. Excursion to the the Chocolate Hills and Tarsier Foundation.

Day 11

In the morning the transfer to Moalboal follows, a pleasant coastal town known for its diving locations and beautiful white sandy beaches. Upon arrival we put the bags away and spend the rest of your afternoon swimming, relaxing with a drink in your hand, taking a walk through the area or even getting a relaxing massage. If you fancy a night of fun, head to Chili Bar for a few oceanside cocktails and good music, and dance the night away with the locals.

 

Accommodation

Turtle Bay or similar
Included

Breakfast. Ferry to Moalboal

Day 12

Get your snorkels and masks ready, because today you will enjoy an exciting boat trip! On the boat, our first stop will be ​Pescadores Island​, where you will see a lot of beautiful, colourful fish and amazing reefs and corals. Your second stop will be the wonderful​ Sardine Run. You can snorkel and experience being surrounded by thousands of sardines. Don’t forget to take lots of photos, this really is a once in a lifetime experience. Finally, it’s time for the ​Turtle Sanctuary. You will have the opportunity to see and swim with sea turtles! They are protected animals so please don’t get too close. After your long day of making memories in the sun, you will be taken by to your hotel our private boat.   

Accommodation

Turtle Bay or similar
Included

Breakfast. Boat trip with snorkeling experiences.

Day 13

Today you will get to experience one of the major highlights of the Philippines, namely Kawasan Falls! You can choose here from two activities:
- Canyoneering: A day full of adrenaline with hiking, swimming, waterfalls and jumping off cliffs (optional)! The trek lasts approximately 4-5 hours, depending on the pace of the group. After the adventure-filled canyoneering experience in Kawasan Falls, you will be treated to a spread of Filipino food before heading back to the hotel.  
- Kawasan Falls Trip: First, we head by van to the Kawasan area before enjoying a nice walk (around 20-30 minutes) along the river to the beautiful Kawasan Falls. Enjoy the famous turquoise water and take a dip if you wish!

Accommodation

Turtle Bay or similar

Inbegrepen

Breakfast and Lunch. Excursion option Canyoneering or Kawasan Falls Trip.

Day 14

In the morning the transfer to Cebu City Airport follows for the flight to Puerto Princesa, the gateway to all the magic that Palawan has to offer. The Philippines has more than 7000 islands, but if you ask for the pearl, then Palawan is the unanimous answer. That is not an exaggeration, because in 2014 Palawan won the title of "best island in the world". In the afternoon we visit the special Iwahig prison. This prison in unique because there are no walls around it and almost never anyone "escaped". The prison and the land around it are about twice as large as Paris and almost 3000 prisoners work and live together here as if it were a large village. We can walk around the prison freely, learn about the unique system and see what it's like to live here. There is always a prisoner who can tell you something about his life here!

 

Accommodation

Hue Hotels & Resorts or similar
Included

Breakfast. Domestic flight to Puerto Princesa. Excursion to the Iwahig prison.

Day 15

Today we visit one of the most important protected nature reserves in the Philippines: the Princesa Subterranean River National Park. It is an 8.2 km long underwater river and is known as one of the most complex cave systems in the world; the Princesa Underground River. There are spectacular limestone rocks and karst mountains, which makes the area beautiful as if you were in a fairytale. The Princesa Underground River is one of the 7 Wonders of Nature and is the longest navigable underground river in the world. A local guide will tell you all about this natural wonder during an impressive boat trip.
 

Accommodation

Hue Hotels & Resort or similar

Included

Breakfast and Lunch. Boat trip through the Princesa Underground River with a local guide.

Day 16

Today we visit a few islands off the coast of Puerto Princesa. Snorkeling equipment is provided so you can explore the underwater world of Honda Bay. During this private boattour we visit Pambato Island, Luli Island and Cowrie Island. We stop on these small islands as they are known for their white-sand beaches and snorkeling opportunities. Admire the coral and tropical fish at Pambato Island. Luli Island gets its name from the phrase “Lulubog-Lilitaw” meaning to sink and rise - the island disappears at high tide. Cowrie Island is home to cabanas and thatch-roof huts with views of the water, providing a resort-style atmosphere. This excursion contains a delicious picnic for lunch.

Accommodation

Hue Hotels & Resorts or similar
Included

Breakfast and Lunch. Private boat trip with snorkeling experiences.

Day 17

Today the transfer to El Nido follows for a free, relaxed day. The drive goes straight through the stunning inland to El Nido, where you will arrive in the mid-afternoon. Welcome to one of the most beautiful areas of the Philippines! The chalkstone formations are genuinely beautiful. The area is increasingly visited by tourists. You can take a walk along the beautiful beach, visit some cool bars for a drink and get delicious food from all kinds of kitchens. It is also a great place for a night out! Try the local alcohol or stick to a traditional cocktail in one of the lively beach bars, our personal favourite is SAVABeach Bar. If you are adventurous, you can always grab a trike and head to Las Cabanas Beach to watch the sunset.

Accommodation

Lagun Hotel or similar
Inbcluded

Breakfast.

Day 18

Today we enjoy swimming in the sun and exploring the colorful and beautiful marine life of El Nido. We wil take you to explore the most beautiful islands and beaches. It is a full day activity exploring lagoons, hidden beaches and more. The snorkels are ready! After today you will understand why Palawan has been voted the best island in the world!

Accommodation

Lagun Hotel or similar
Included

Breakfast. Boat trip with snorkeling experiences.

Day 19

Today you can enjoy a wonderful day off. Relax at the infinity pool on the roof terrace of the hotel or in the spa. El Nido is also famous for its diving with many dive sites that can be reached by boat in the Bacuit. Bay. Speak to a local dive shop to arrange an epic day of diving. Alternatively, we can provide booking details in advance to make sure your day runs smoothly.

Accommodation

Lagun Hotel or similar
Included

Breakfast

Optional

Diving including diving equipment, instructor, boat and lunch (min 4 pax)
Certified divers: 1 dive € 70,- ; 2 dives € 100,- ; 3 dives € 115,- ;

night dive € 75,-
Non-certified divers: 2 dives € 120,- ; 3 dives € 140,-

Day 20

Today you will experience the raw tropical beauty of Daracotan Island! This is paradise on earth and a place to relax like you've never done before. Take a nap in a hammock overlooking the inredible ocean views or snorkel to the Island's shipwreck and home to abundant clown fish (Nemo!), rays and turtles. Two pet pigs live on the island who love omantic strolls along the beach and a swim in the ocean.

Enjoy a boat tour around the island in the afternoon, stopping off at empty, secluded beaches. We visit the local island village and experience their daily lives. Interact with the locals while enjoying a cup of tea in one of their bamboo houses.

In the evening we enjoy a local island style dinner by the campfire on the beach. This location is completely outside the tourist path, so enjoy the stars, the tranquility and the surrounding landscape.
 

Accommodation

Open, cultural Nipahut

Included

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Boat trip around the island. Visit to the locals.

Day 21

In the morning you will be transferred to Taytay Wharf, from where you will take the boat to Apulit Island for your relaxing stay in a beautiful bungalow. The cottages are all built on stilts, perched above the sea with an unobstructed view of Palawan’s azure Taytay Bay, surrounding islands, and dramatic limestone cliffs. Spend a wonderfully relaxing afternoon in this paradise. This eco-resort also offers exciting activities for thrill seekers. You can go climb and rappel down the 60-meter limestone cliff, with birds’ eye-view of the whole island. Dive and discover sunken treasures just off the beach, with a Japanese ship wreck and a plethora of marine species to greet you. Put on headlights and go spelunking in the different caves of Apulit, or hop on the banca as one go island hopping and snorkelling with the resort’s marine sports guides to identify and explain the different species around the area. 

Accommodation

Water Bungalow – El Nido Resorts, Apulit Island

Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 22

A delicious breakfast overlooking the ocean marks the end of the trip. It is time to say goodbye, but we will never forget the times we shared in the Filipino waters. From El Nido you fly back to capital Manila for the connecting flight back to Amsterdam with one of the world's best airlines, enough time to dream about the next trip, to Nepa, maybel?

Included

Breakfast. Domestic flight from El Nido to Manilla incl. luggage. International flight from Manilla to Amsterdam incl. luggage. Meals on board.

Day 23

In the morning you will arrive in Amsterdam.
 

Included

International flight from Manilla to Amsterdam incl. luggage. Meals on board.





 

Pay attention:

For technical and / or organisational reasons, the route and / or order of the tour may be deviated from. You will receive your travel documents approximately 2 weeks before departure.

Do you also want to experience a beautiful travel experience through the Philippines?
Book this 23-day trip now for

€ 4299,-

per person

Not included

  • Other meals

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and donations

  • Optional excursions

  • Travel and / or cancellation insurance

  • Credit card and transaction costs

  • Administration costs (€ 35.00 per booking)

  • Calamity Fund contribution (€ 2.50 per booking)

Don't book too late

Do not wait too long to book a trip, because we often have to return our unused airplane seats to the relevant airline two months before departure. The seats are then "on request" and it is possible that the flight schedule may deviate and the price of the trip may increase. In addition, booking within two months prior to departure can bring along a single room supplement.

Extra options

  • The costs for inexperienced divers who have to obtain a diving certificate on location are €249,- per person.

  • The costs for a deluxe cottage (double room) during the volunteering project are €80,- per person.

  • The costs for a deluxe cottage (single room) during the volunteering project are €310,-  per person.

  • The costs for a single room during the entire trip are € 1349,- per person.

Do you not want to or are you medically unable to dive? Then there is the possibility to only do beach clean-ups during the project period. Please contact us for more information.

Land package

It is also possible to only book the land package of this trip. You will arrange the international flights and the transfer on arrival and departure yourself. You then make the trip according to the program with the other participants. Please contact us for more information.

Cancellation costs

  • For cancellation up to 45 days (exclusive) before departure: the 40% deposit

  • For cancellations from 45 days (inclusive) to 30 days (exclusive) before departure: 50% of the travel sum

  • For cancellations from 30 days (inclusive) to 16 days (exclusive) before departure: 65% of the travel sum

  • For cancellations from 16 days (inclusive) to 8 days (exclusive) before departure: 85% of the travel sum

  • Cancellation 8 days (including) before departure: the full travel sum

Deposit

A 40% deposit applies for this trip

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