We’ve put together a fantastic Philippines island hopper for you! Fly from Geneva, Switzerland visit Manila, Kalibo, Boracay, Cebu, and Palawan in one trip for only €368!
In the Philippines you will meet some of the happiest and friendliest people in the world, feel the sea breeze and hear the sound of crashing waves as you lay on a swinging hammock. This amazing destination offers pretty much everything you need: from the world class beaches to sunbathe, stunning mountains to hike, awesome waves to surf, along with caves and rice terraces to explore.
The Philippines have been a Spanish colony for about 330 years. Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion and local currency is peso. You’ll see the striking contrasts of cultures – Malay, Islamic, Spanish, Chinese and American. The Filipino people, who speak more than 150 languages and dialects, are some of the friendliest and hospitable nations in the world!
There are hundreds of colourful festivals held throughout the country. Many of those fiestas are tied to the Roman Catholic calendar. Ati-Atihan Festival, a week-long street party in Kalibo, is the local mardi gras, peaking on the third Sunday of January.
Another local tradition is controversial Crucifixion re-enactment, held every Good Friday, as part of the local observance of Holy Week. Near the end of the Lenten season hundreds of Filipinos walk through the streets carrying heavy wooden crosses and whipping their backs until they bleed in imitation of Jesus Christ's passion and death.
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November – December 2019
Geneva – Manila – Kalibo (bus) – Caticlan – Cebu – Palawan (Puerto Princesa) – Manila – Geneva
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Please keep in mind that the routing is quite flexible so you can change the number of days you spend in each destination or add/remove a destination at your will.
How to book:
Follow the links below and adjust travel dates.
One cabin bag per passenger.
Geneva – Manila – Geneva >>>
In Manila we recommend Ramada Manila Central with very good reviews. The rooms feature ensuite bathroom, a safe, flat-screen TVs and minibar.
In Palawan we suggest the 3* Blue Lagoon Inn & Suites with very good reviews. This property is located at just 15 minutes walk from the beach and features air conditioned rooms with flat-screen TV and ensuite bathroom. An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available for all guests.
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