The Philippines are made up of thousands of islands, each revealing varying landscapes of isolated coastlines, rugged mountains, tranquil rice fields and smouldering volcanoes. From the thick jungle terrains in North Luzon, to the large bustling cities on Mindanao and Luzon islands, there is something to appeal to all tastes and travelling styles. Group touring provides you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the culture, history, sites and surrounds on these beautiful islands.
Don’t miss these Philippines attractions
- Scaling the Banaue Rice Terraces
- Snorkelling with whale sharks
- City walking tours
- Mount Pinatubo
Adventure and nature
Blending travel with adventure is an incredibly popular way to explore, as you can gain an insight into the incredible surrounds while keeping the adrenalin pumping. White-water rafting down Chico River is an exhilarating group tour option, as well as zip-lining over the dense rainforest, passing the waterfalls of Lake Sebu in South Cotabato.
If you want to take it down a notch, why not join a group trekking tour and hike up the lava rock trail to Mount Pinatubo where breathtaking views of the luminous Crater Lake await. You can also opt for an extended trip to the World Heritage-listed site of the 2,000-year-old Banawe Rice Terraces in the mountains of Ifugao.
Historic cities and pristine beaches
Learn about the history, culture and cuisine of the Philippines by joining a cycling or walking tour in the bustling cities. Intramuros is the ancient Walled City in Manila, where you will discover historic attractions including Manila Cathedral and Plaza Roma. The cities of Baguio, Makati and Angeles also offer a range of group touring options that delve into the history of each city.
If soaking up the sun on a pristine beach is more your style, perhaps you can join an island hopping cruise through the Visayan Islands, or kitesurf at Pagudpud Peninsula. Water activities are endless, from snorkelling tours that offer encounters with the gentle Butanding (whale sharks) in Southeast Luzon, to deep-sea diving out from Boracay.