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The Best Philippines Tour for the First-time Travelers

This tour is all you need to see the colorful city of Manila and the city of Cebu, and also let you know about the Philippines' interesting Spanish colonial period, as well as its modern-day culture.

Through this tour, you will discover the San Agustin Church, American Cemetery and Memorial in Manila. Besides, you'll also have a chance to discover the history and beautiful landscapes of Cebu within a 3-day Cebu sightseeing tour.
Travel Route: Manila - Cebu
Day: 7
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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We Live in this Country:
The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
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We guarantee 100% deposite refund during the pandemic, and provide 24/7 emergency service during the trip.


Discover the top sights of Manila

Visit the City of Makati and Old Manila, including landmarks such as Rizal Park, San Agustin Church, American Cemetery and Memorial, and the old walled city of Intramuros.etc.

Experience the buildings and historical sites in a cultural atmosphere of Cebu

Explore Magellan’s Cross which housed in a chapel and planted there by Portuguese and Spanish explorers. And visit the oldest Fort San Pedro.

Explore New beach getaway destination in Lapu-Lapu City

Pay a visit to Caohagan Island where you can enjoy the fresh seafood at crazy affordable prices, play ball games after swimming, and feel its quiet, cozy, warm atmosphere with locals.

Explore the old city of Manila
Fort San Pedro

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Manila Arrival
Welcome to Manila!
Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at Manila Airport and take you to your hotel.
After a short rest, you can go to Manila Bay for a walk and enjoy the beautiful bay scenery.
Stay overnight in Manila.
Day 2: Old & New Manila City Tour
Today you will spend a full day exploring the city of Manila. After breakfast, you will first visit the heart of the Philippines’ financial center: Makati.
Then, the tour will take you to visit Nielson Tower, where the Filipinas Heritage Library collection is kept.
Next, continue your journey to the American Cemetery and Memorial. The cemetery dates to World War II and holds the largest number of US soldiers killed in WWII of any cemetery in the world, in addition to soldiers from the Philippines and other Allied nations.
In the afternoon, you will drive along pretty Roxas Boulevard to Old Manila, passing through Rizal Park to arrive at the old walled city of Intramuros, the oldest district in Manila.
In old Manila, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church, one of the country’s oldest churches. You are able to get a closer look at the old walls, church ruins, and other remains from the Spanish colonial era.
Later, you will visit Fort Santiago, one of Manila's most important historical sites. It was built by the Spanish in the late 1500s, the fort fell under the rule of successive colonial powers throughout the centuries.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Manila.
San Agustin Church, one of the oldest churches in Manila.
Day 3: Day trip to Tagaytay or Villa Escudero
After breakfast, you can choose to go to Tagaytay or Buffalo tour.
Option 1: The Villa Escudero Resort of San Pablo City in the Philippines offers a one of kind experience for you to get up close and personal with a roaring waterfall while enjoying lunch. And it’s a museum with a variety of historical and cultural artifacts that offer a taste of real Manila country life. You can also enjoy swimming in the estate's pool and try bamboo rafting!
Optional 2: Tagaytay is part of the province of Cavite, located on a ridge 2,200 feet above sea level which offers a panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano, known for being the smallest active volcano in the world. It is one of the beautiful places in the Philippines where you can spend your vacation. Savor this awe-inspiring vista from atop the Palace in the Sky, the abandoned “rest house” of the former President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, where you can find breathtaking views of the lake and volcano.
Stay overnight in Manila.
Viewing the roaring waterfall while enjoying lunch.
Day 4: Manila to Cebu
After breakfast, you will be transfered to Cebu from Manila.
Upon arrival, you will start with a Cube city tour takes you to explore Magellan’s Cross which housed in a chapel and planted there by Portuguese and Spanish explorers.
Then, you will head to visit Fort San Pedro, which is the oldest and smallest fort in the Philippines. Here, you are able to visit the museum inside the fort that holds several preserved Spanish artifacts, such as paintings, sculptures, old photographs and items, and documents. If possibble, you are suggested to visit Ayala Center and enjoy your first dinner in Cebu. The center offers retail, dining, and entertainment options that are unparalleled in the city.
Stay overnight in Cebu.
Magellan's Cross holds a very big part of the history of Cebu.
Day 5: Caohagan Island Tour
Today's tour will bring you to enjoy your day at Caohagan Island, one of the world's seven beautiful beaches. Caohagan is also known as "Forget Worry Island" where the sea is crystal clear, with blue sea, blue sky, and white sand fine. On this island, you are free to do ball sports, snorkeling, or swimming. Moreover, you are able to enjoy fresh and authentic seafood here.
If you want to meet the locals, this island is the best place for you because it has residents. What better way to enjoy the place than exploring it like a child, right?
Stay overnight in Cebu.
Amazing view of Caohagan Island.
Day 6: Free Activities
No morning call, you are free to enjoy the day and arrange your own activities
Stay overnight in Cebu.
Day 7: Cebu Departure
Say goodbye to Philippines.
You are free to arrange your time until the guide transfer you to the airport.
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Service Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeing listed in the itinerary
Private van for land transportation
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International air tickets
Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee
Meals as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

The Philippines Travel Restriction

As of April 1, 2022, the Philippines is fully open to international travelers who have been fully vaccinated. In addition to the necessary tourist visa, you will only need to provide the vaccination certificate and travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage.

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