We’ve put together a fantastic Philippines island hopper for you! Fly from New York, USA and visit Kalibo, Boracay, Cebu, Palawan and Manila in one trip for only $449!
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.
Philippine cuisine is heavily influenced by Spanish, as well as other traditions adapted to indigenous ingredients and the local palate. Dishes range from the very simple, like a ‘chicken (or pork) adobo’, marinated in a mixture of soya sauce and vinegar, to the elaborate paellas and cocidos. Expect plenty of fresh fish and addictive desserts. Don't forget to drink 'weng weng cocktail' and eat durian, the smelly king of fruits, in many Asian countries banned in hotels and on public transport.
One of the strangest and most famous street food snacks to try in the Philippines is balut - a developing duck embryo boiled or steamed and eaten from the shell with a splash of vinegar. The length of incubation before the fertilized bird egg is cooked is a matter of local preference, but generally ranges between 14 and 21 days. This traditional snack is a common street-food and is also sold in stores and malls.
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November – December 2019
New York – Manila – Kalibo (bus) – Caticlan – Cebu – Palawan (Puerto Princesa) – Manila – New York
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.
China Eastern: One cabin bag and one checked bag per passenger.
Others: One cabin bag per passenger.
New York – Manila – New York >>>
Manila – Kalibo >>>
Caticlan – Cebu >>>
Cebu – Puerto Princesa >>>
Puerto Princesa – Manila >>>
In Manila we recommend Ramada Manila Central with very good reviews.
In Palawan you can stay at 3* Blue Lagoon Inn & Suites with very good reviews.
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