The Endless Wonders of the Philippines

Manila, El Nido & Cebu, Philippines

Includes all flights, 13 nights' accommodation, all transfers & daily breakfast

13 nights from £1599 per person


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Hotel & Destination Details

The Offer

What's included

  • Direct return flights from London Heathrow
  • 25kg luggage allowance on all flights
  • Internal flight from Manila to Palawan (Puerto Princessa)
  • Internal flight from Palawan (Puerto Princessa) to Cebu (City)
  • Internal flight from Cebu (City) to Manila
  • All land airport transfers
  • 2 nights in Manila at the 4* Ramada by Windham Manila Central, in a Deluxe Room
  • 7 nights in El Nido at the 3* Hotel Covo Lio Estate Resorts, in a Studio Room
  • 4 nights in Cebu at the 4* Best Western Plus LEX Cebu Hotel, in a Superior Room
  • Daily breakfast throughout

Dates & prices

  • Depart September - October 2019 from £1699 per person
  • Depart November - December 2019 from £1799 per person
  • Depart January - March 2020 from £1699 per person
  • Depart May - June 2020 from £1599 per person

Optional excursions

  • El Nido island hopping boat trip with buffet lunch, towel, life vest, tour guide, mineral water and all transport from £39 per person*
    • Tour A: Big Lagoon, Seven Commando Beach, Shimizu Island, Payong, Secret Lagoon, Entalula (optional) from £39 per person
    • Tour B: Popolcan Island, Snake Island, Cathedral Cave, Cudognon Cave, Pingbuyutan Island, East Side of Pengulasian Island (optional) from £49 per person
    • Tour C: Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Helicopter Island, Mantiloc Shrine, Tapuitan Island, Star Beach (optional) from £59 per person
    • Tour D: Small Lagoon, Nat - Nat Beach, Pasandigan Beach, Paradise Beach, Bukal Beach, Cadlao Lagoon (optional) from £39 per person
  • All day trip to Bohol island including all transfers, fast ferry tickets, buffet lunch at Loboc Floating Restaurant, tour guide and all entrance fees from £150 per person**
    • Baclayon Church - 'The Ruins' and museum
    • Blood Pact shrine
    • Loboc River cruise with lunch on board
    • Tarsier sanctuary and encounter
    • Hanging Bridge
    • Butterfly sanctuary and python encounter
    • Chocolate Hills
    • Man-made bamboo forest

Optional extras

  • Fly to El Nido airport in Palawan from an extra £150 per person***

Single supplement

  • Single supplement available from an extra £700 per person


  • This holiday can be secured with a deposit from £500 per person

Please note

  • *Exclusions on the island hopping trip are local environmental touring tax (200PP per person), optional kayak rental (250PP per person), snorkeling mask and gear (100PP per person)
  • Day trip to Bohol excludes ferry terminal fee of 25PP per person payable locally, in person
  • ***Included flight is from Manila to Puerto Princessa, with a 5-hour land transfer to El Nido, Palawan.
  • Prices based on 2 adults sharing
  • Special offers above are subject to availability
  • Please note that all holiday quotes are subject to availability and price change and some additional charges may apply

Travel Opinions

Ramada by Windham Manila Central , Manila - "Perfect stay"

Ramada was a piece of heaven. Showers were a dream, beds were super comfortable, and the staff accommodated every need. The super friendly staff, Isel swiftly checking us in, with such ease and amazing communication and Dominique went above and beyond with helping us, with luggage, transport and food (basically everything). Highly recommend the Ramada to anyone who wants a stay of pure bliss! And if you get the chance to meet Dominique, you will understand why we love that beautiful bubbly man who in my opinion embodies the essence of Ramada!

Hotel Covo Lio Estate Resort, El Nido, Palawan - "Very pleasant stay"

We had such a pleasant stay. Surrounding area close to beach and nice restaurants were great. The room was very clean and well kept daily. The staff were genuinely helpful and courteous. Free shuttle to town proper every hour. Would highly recommend.

Best Western Plus LEX Cebu, Cebu City - "Great"

Really liked this hotel. Location is excellent, there are several shops and restaurants nearby. It's also not too far from Ayala Mall, quite walkable even in the heat. Attentive staff, good breakfast buffet, comfortable room. And also a nice rooftop pool surrounded by a great roof bar, for drinking and/or eating in the evening. Having stayed at all the main hotels in Cebu City this has become our favourite.

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The Endless Wonders of the Philippines


Ramada by Wyndham Manila Central, Manila

A fantastic 4-star property situated in the midst of Manila’s most central business and commercial districts, Ramada by Wyndham Manila Central offers the best in facilities and world-class hospitality for a brilliant getaway in the Filipino capital. The hotel provides a free shuttle bus to local attractions, and is just 11 kilometres (approximately 20 minutes by car) from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The hotel boasts a fitness centre, complimentary Wi-Fi, and an on-site restaurant for your convenience.

Hotel Covo Lio Estate Resorts

Elegant, relaxing and stylish, the Hotel Covo Lio Estate Resorts is an ideal retreat for those who want a comfortable base from which to embark on adventures in El Nido. The property comprises 20 brightly decorated accommodation options which offer plenty of space as well as convenient amenities. Keep on top of your workout regime with a trip to the Lio Fitness & Training Club, indulge in a satisfying daily breakfast at the on-site restaurant, unwind with a stretch in the comfortable lounge, or simply take a stroll around the lush gardens after a day of exciting exploration. Hotel Covo is also steps away from Lio Beach, and offers a complimentary shuttle to the heart of El Nido town.

Best Western Plus LEX Cebu, Cebu City

Get ready to call uptown Cebu your temporary home away from home with a stay in the stunning 4-star Best Western Plus Lex Cebu. Offering 86 exquisitely designed guestrooms and suites, comfort and elegance are at the top of the agenda here, and the accommodation has plenty of amenities and space to promise a fantastic stay. Alongside the fitness centre, the rooftop deck is the hotel’s main attraction which features an expansive infinity pool and a bar where guests are invited to indulge in sunset cocktails while enjoying panoramic views of the cityscape.


Boasting a striking colour scheme of emerald green and cerulean blue, it goes without saying that visions of the Philippines are akin to those straight from a postcard, and effortlessly embodies the true meaning of paradise. With more than 7,000 tropical islands at your beck and call, this stunning country is justifiably famous for its gleaming white sands framed by crystal-clear waters – think beaches riddled with sparkling hidden lagoons, towering rugged volcanoes, and swaying palm trees that will have you pinching yourself because they’re so beautiful. The Philippines is Southeast Asia’s best kept secret, with many of the islands still somewhat undiscovered and void of masses of tourists, making island-hopping and aimless exploration one of the most popular and enriching pastimes. Palawan is the ideal archipelago to start your adventures, a province located in the region of Mimaropa, and home to the popular and breath-taking El Nido. Limestone rock formations, immaculate beaches, and glass-like waters are the norm here, while the municipality has many dive sites to explore the coral reefs and the exotic fish below the surface. El Nido is worth every moment of the long journey from the mainland, and is a primary base for exploring the mesmerising Bacuit Archipelago, Palawan’s star attraction.

The Philippines undoubtedly offers the best of both worlds of beach and city thanks to Manila, the thriving capital of the Philippines. A city that fuses Spanish colonial architecture with 21st-century buildings that pierce the sky, Manila is the place to be for a change of pace from the country’s natural side. Also known as the Pearl of the Orient, a moniker shared with city-island Hong Kong, Manila is a metropolis that’s famed for being one of the best shopping destinations in Asia due to the abundance of malls, department stores, markets, and bazaars. Pair this with the authentic Filipino restaurants found on every corner and the world-class museums and fascinating art galleries, and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable experience from beginning to end.

No holiday to the Philippines is complete without a visit to Cebu, the most densely populated island thanks to the beautiful beaches and spectacular diving opportunities. Cebu city is where you’ll find a buzzing scene of high-end restaurants and exciting nightlife that knows no boundaries. Embark on a boat trip for the day and head down the Cebu Strait for a beach day and voyage through the bluest waters that you certainly won’t forget in a hurry.

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