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  • Manila
  • Pagsanjan Falls
  • Taal Volcano

Manila, the dazzling capital of the Philippines is the starting point of this extension. Spend some of your time discovering this city that has as many inhabitants as Belgium, the remains of the Spanish colonial era are definitely worth your while as well and makes ure you take a taxi ride in a jeepney! In addition to the city, discover the Taal Volcano and the Pagsanjan Falls! Without a doubt, these 5 days will remain etched in your memory!

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Day 1 - Arrival at Manila

Welcome to Manila. Your transfer awaits upon arrival. Check-in at your hotel and time to chill in the rooftop bar or by the poolside. Your Manila adventure starts right here and now.

Standard Hotel:  The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
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Day 2 - Pagsanjan Falls (B-L)

The Pagsanjan Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the Philippines. Swim in the refreshing waters of this beautiful paradise or board a bamboo raft and make your way into the Devil's Cave, hiding just beneath the falls.

Standard Hotel:  The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
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Day 3 & 4 - Mount Taal Hiking (B-L) & Manila (B)

Today you head south to Tagaytay. You stop for a coffee on the way and enjoy spectacular views of Taal Volcano - the smallest volcano in the world - at Tagaytay Ridge and Mount Macolod. You descend to the shores of Lake Taal where you board a Banka boat, a Philippine indigenous outrigger, for a visit to the village of Talisay on Volcano Island. In the company of your local guide you trek (optional: or ride a horse) to the caldera along black sandy trails passing by volcanic steam vents. The views of the Crater Lake and its surroundings are simply breath-taking. You return to the lakeside inn for lunch and relaxation before you head back to Manila. Tomorrow, on day 4, you explore the hidden gems of the capital of the Philippines at your own pace.

Standard Hotel:  The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
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Day 5 - Departure from Manila (B)

Enjoy your last day in the Philippines! Your airport transfer awaits in time for your flight home. Salamat! Sa uulitin! Thank you and please come again!

Travel Documents

All Belgian nationals travelling on a Belgian passport (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (electronic) containing min. 2 blank pages, valid for at least 6 month at your departure from the Philippines. For each stay of 30 days or less, no visa is required. Updated travel advice can be found on the British government site based on information from a number of sources including local knowledge from British embassies abroad and in some cases information gathered by their intelligence services. Mind you; a stopover in another country on the way to the Philippines. Please check with the consulate of the concerned country. 

  • Travelers with a non-Belgian nationality and/or travelers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously reported this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents.

Insurances

Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year.  We guarantee you the best protection at the best price. 

Tailored travel

The tours in our brochures are just a few examples of travel itineraries possible. Our trips can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts.

Would you like to travel in a group; with your entire family, friends or colleagues (min. 10 people required)? Put our know-how to the test and send us your details and wishes.  We will gladly turn the blueprints of your trip into a detailed quote and a lasting memory for you to cherish. Contact our Connections Group Service by e-mail at groups@connections.be or by telephone on +32 (0)2 550 01 65. We would love to hear from you. 

Health

There are no mandatory vaccines. Recommended vaccinations are DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio), Hepatitis A, BMR (only if you have not had measles or a vaccination against measles). Yellow fever is only mandatory if you have been in a country with yellow fever seven days before your stay in the Philippines. The most recent updates can be found on the page of the International Tropical Institute (ITG).

Time Zones

During winter : +7 uur  & During Summer  +6 uur in relation to Belgian time.

Currency

Currency

Philipino Peso (PHP) 100 PHP = 1.82 EUR & 1 EUR = 54.94 PHP (01/05/2020)

Methods of Payment

ATMs are present in all major cities and in more and more tourist spots. Keep in mind that you can only debit 1x / day and the maximum is 10,000 PHP (subject to change). In addition, every time you pin a fee of +/- 200 pesos (subject to change) is charged. ATMs are not available on every island or in each village. If you want to go diving near a remote island, it is wise to take your precautions. Credit card facilities are extending.

Climate

The Philippines have a tropical climate with high temperatures and high humidity throughout the year. The hottest months are April and May. There are basically two distinct seasons: the dry season and the wet season. The dry season starts in November and ends in April, although this varies slightly per region. The wet season runs from May until November. The likelihood of rain is higher during the wet season, but this does not mean that it will rain the entire day. The showers are usually short-lived and afterwards the sun comes out again. The archipelago often gets hit by typhoons during the wet season, but the possibility they occur is year round. 

Average max temperatures (in °C):

Destination J F M A M J J A S O N D
Baguio 23 24 25 26 25 25 24 23 24 24 24 23
Bohol 29 30 31 32 32 32 31 31 21 31 31 30
Cebu 30 30 31 32 33 32 31 31 32 31 31 30
Manilla 30 31 32 34 34 32 31 30 31 31 31 30
Palawan 30 31 32 33 33 32 31 30 31 30 30 30
Surigao 29 30 31 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 31 30

What's included?

  • 4 night’s accommodation as listed in the programme or equivalent
  • Transfers as mentioned in the programme
  • Entrance fees and admissions for tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guides
  • Government environmental fee

What's not included?

Your return flights, visa fees, travel insurance, non-listed meals, beverages, tipping for guide/driver and personal expenses

Good to Know

Minor programme changes may occur depending on local conditions and room availability.

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