Philippines Tour Packages (2020)

Choose one of the Philippines tour packages below to get your holiday started.

About Philippines

The Philippines is a beautiful country that is formed out of islands. It is the second-largest archipelago in the world with approximately 7,500 islands. The Philippines is a string of islands with two of its largest islands, Luzon and Mindanao.

These two islands make up for two-thirds of the total land area at 207,495 square kilometres. The islands are made out of a mixture of mountains and low plains. The country experiences a tropical maritime climate all year round. From December to February the country enjoys cooler weather whereby May to November is more hot and humid.

Where can you visit in the Philippines?

The Philippines is formed out of more than 7,500 islands, only 2,000 islands are inhabited. Nonetheless, the Philippines is a country that has so much to offer from modern cities to gorgeous beaches. If you are planning a trip to the Philippines, you must visit Manila, Palawan and also the Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

Manila is the capital of the Philippines with a combination of modern and historical ancient landmarks. Intramuros, the oldest district in Manila which means ‘within the walls’. The most noticeable feature is the 5 kilometre long massive stone walls around the perimeter.

Palawan is the fifth-largest island in the Philippines but is one of the best islands to visit in the world. With incredible shorelines, limestone caves and emerald crystal waters, it is not hard to see why.

One of the six UNESCO Heritage Sites in the Philippines, Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park is also the second-longest underground river in the world. A tour in the park offers a glimpse into the rich ecosystem and the magnificent limestone karst through the 8.2 kilometres river.

The Philippines tour packages will include a list of top attractions that you will be visiting, so you don’t have to trouble yourself to plan out the itinerary. However, you will need to to go through the itinerary provided to ensure that is what you are looking for.

When should you travel to the Philippines?

The Philippines has a tropical maritime climate that causes high temperatures and humidity levels. However, the average temperature across the island is from 20 to 30 degrees celsius. Divided by wet and dry months, the best time to visit the Philippines is from November to April.

If you are not a big fan of scorching temperatures, you can opt to visit the Philippines during December to February where the weather is cooler, and the skies are clear and blue. February is also a happening month with carnival-like celebrations such as the Suman Festival and Ati-Atihan.

The Philippines also experiences typhoons which hit the country from June to September. It is best to avoid these months as the weather is unpredictable with high tide, landslides, heavy rain and strong winds.

Based on what you are looking for, most Philippines tour packages will already include the best on-ground activities. You don’t have to trouble yourself with all the planning as that will be done for you to ensure you have a good time.

How do you move around in the Philippines?

Depending on where you will be heading in the Philippines, the country offers a variety of modes of transportation for your convenience. If you are only visiting the cities, you can opt to ride on the tricycle, hiring an Uber and renting your own car to move about. To visit remote villages, you can sit a bus there as it is quite convenient but note that it can be very slow.

If you would like to visit more islands during your stay in the Philippines, you can hop on a ferry at the pier to your desired destination. Domestic flights are also available in major islands in the Philippines.

All your transportation needs are already included in your Philippines tour packages, so you don’t have to worry about the logistics. If you would like to stray out from the planned itinerary or during ‘Free & Easy’ days, you are advised to plan out your own transportation.

What is the recommended budget when you travel to the Philippines?

The Philippines offer a low cost of living, but it also depends on the location and lifestyle you like to have. With a small budget, you will already be able to enjoy a comfortable holiday in this country. The national currency of the Philippines is the peso, but in some places, it accepts American dollars as well. Here is a simple breakdown of the top expenditure categories in the Philippines:

  • Accommodation - There are plenty of accommodations in the Philippines that ranges from hostels, hotels and luxurious beach-front villas. For a bed in a hostel, it will cost you ₱25 onwards at youth hostels. Price for mid-range hotels starts from ₱100 a night. A night in the hotel at famous islands such as Cebu or Palawan would cost from ₱1,000 a night.
  • Food - Street food price ranges from ₱50 to ₱150. A meal in a restaurant will cost you ₱300 to ₱600. Never drink the water from the tap, always buy mineral water at the mini marts at only ₱11.
  • Transport - There are plenty of transportation services in the Philippines, enabling you to reach one to another conveniently. Ferry tickets range from ₱750 onwards. If you would like to have your own private cabin, you need to top up another ₱1,000. Bus fares vary depending on the distance and begin at ₱435 onwards. Tricycles are the cheapest option and best for short journeys. The fare ranges from ₱7 to ₱25.
  • Others - Island hopping in the Philippines are affordable at ₱900 per person. A pair of movie tickets cost around ₱538. A pint of beer in a neighbourhood bar will cost you ₱76 only.

The best part of signing up with the Philippines tour package is that you don’t have to take note and worry about all these costs. Accommodation, meals and transportation costs are already included in the package. However, do prepare additional cash for shopping or your own activities outside of the planned itinerary.

How do you choose the right Philippines tour package?

It is important to choose your packages carefully as there are plenty of Philippines tour packages available. Before selecting a tour, it is best to narrow down the month you will be visiting, the budget and also locations that you would like to visit in the country.

Next step is to identify what type of trip you are looking for. Be it a family vacation, honeymoon, nature or a thrilling adventure. Do look through the itinerary as that will inform you if your trip will be packed or relaxing. If you have all these questions answered, you are on the right track of selecting the right Philippines package for a wonderful holiday.

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