East & West Philippines

Philippines Trip: 20 Days

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Picture Perfect Philippines

We've blended our two 10-day Philippines trips together to make one epic 20-day Philippines trip! You'll get to learn to surf one of the world's best surf breaks on Siargao Island, explore the underground caves in Puerto Princesa and so much more! 

If you are looking for the renowned blue waters, soft sandy beaches and beautiful people, look no furterh than the Philippines. There are many chances to scuba dive, relax on the beach, and take time to explore. This trip has lots of opportunities to scuba in AMAZING places.The lagoon trips are breathtaking, swimming in water that bright and clear is such a great, unforgettable feeling. If you love beers, scuba, boat trips, chillaxin' and good people… sign up!

- Mackenzie, November 2019

Itinerary

East Philippines (10 Days)

  • Day 1   (Cebu)

    Group flights arrive late in the evening, and upon arrival at the guesthouse you will meet your group over drinks.

  • Day 2-5   (Malapascua)

    Take private* A/C minibus transfer to the pier. Take a private boat to Malapascua.

    Spend your days scuba diving at this legendary dive spot famous for Thresher Sharks and Manta Rays or sit back and relax in paradise. *all bus transfers will be private on this trip. Only ferries will be public.

  • Day 6-10   (Siargao)

    Take a private boat to the ferry terminal in Cebu. Take minibus transfer to the airport and fly to Siargao.

    This laid back island combines gorgeous scenery and wicked beaches with a world-class surf scene. Just around the corner from our ocean view hotel lies famous surf-breaks like "Cloud 9" and "QuickSilver".

West Philippines (10 Days)

  • Day 1   (Cebu)

    Group arrives in Cebu. Meet your group and relax in a nice hotel in the middle of Cebu city where you can walk around and try different restaurants with local and international food available.

  • Day 2-3   (Sabang)

    Fly to Puerto Princessa and take a minibus to Sabang. This is a nice quiet town with the perfect beach that stretches on forever.

    Wake up enjoy breakfast. Explore the world-famous UNESCO Puerto Princesa underground river with the crew. A once in a lifetime experience where you go inside the cave and see the amazing rock formations that go on for hours. It was recently named 1 of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, it is one of the most impressive and pristine cave systems in the world that you can paddle right through!

    After lunch on Day 4, we take a 5-hour drive in a minibus to Nacpan.

  • Day 4-5   (Nacpan)

    In Nacpan you have the opportunity to sit back, relax, and soak in this paradise. Add in some adventure with epic snorkeling opportunities. After lunch on Day 6, we take a minibus to El Nido.

  • Day 6-7   (El Nido)

    El Nido is a true tropical beach paradise but this isn't just a place to get your tan on, its soaring limestone cliffs provide awesome rock-climbing and hiking opportunities.

  • Day 8-9   (Coron)

    Take a ferry to Coron. It is widely considered one of the best dive spots in the world. And for beach bums who just want to chill, the powder white sand beaches of Coron Island make your time above the surface just as epic as your time spent below it.

  • Day 10   (Manila)

    Take minibus to the airport and fly to Manila. Explore the city and enjoy local street-foods, shopping, and nightlife. On the last day, the group will take taxis to fly out from Manila.

Please note: The above itinerary is subject to change. A confirmed Free & Easy trip itinerary with exact routing will be provided at least 30 days prior to trip departure.

IMPORTANT: If you are doing a combo trip and booking your own flights, please contact us to confirm the start and end point of your trip.

What's included?

  • Accommodation
    • Accommodation for the duration of your Free & Easy experience
  • Transportation
    • All group travel between destinations
    • If you are doing multiple trips, all travel & accommodations between combo trips is included in the price listed
    • Return international flights and airport transfers*** (No surprise extra flight surcharges)

    ***Land Package prices do not include your international flight, airport taxes or transfers

  • Leaders
    • Knowledgeable and fun Free & Easy leaders
    • 17 years of trip leading experience
    • No commissions or gratuities required or accepted... ever!
    • Preparations guidebook
    • Trip Experience guidebook
  • Activities: Philippines (East 10)
    • Light tower viewpoint hike
    • Boat trip to Naked Island and Daku island. Lunch included
  • Activities: Philippines (West 10)
    • 4 beach destinations
    • Travel through the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Sabang, guide included
    • Viewpoint in Coron
    • Hot Springs in Coron
    • Private island hopping boat trip on Coron where we will visit two beaches, lagoon, cave and viewpoint

     

  • Optional Activities: Philippines (East 10)
    • Fishing
    • Yoga
    • Surfing lessons
    • Surf world-class breaks
    • Wake Boarding
    • Paddle Boarding
    •  Diving
    • Snorkeling
    • Kayak
    • Sound healing and meditation
  • Optional Activities: Philippines (West 10)
    • Scuba Diving (Dive World War 2 ship wrecks!)
    • Fishing
    • Boat trip
    • Kayaking
    • Parasailing
    • Yoga 

     

  • Not Included
    • All meals and drinks (except those mentioned above)
    • Activities outside of the ones listed above (optional activities are not included)
    • Any Visa or Visa fees

    Find out how much spending money you will need here.

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