Philippines Tours & Itineraries

Explore 34 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Philippines.

The Philippines is a popular destination for sunny days by the beach, a rich cultural experience, and a city escape. Explore the highlights of the Philippines, where the sea, mountains, and beach come together for a relaxing retreat and the opportunity to paddle, snorkel, and hike over 15 days. If you're looking for a more romantic getaway, this honeymoon retreat in Boracay, El Nido & Coron may be the best way to spend 11 days exploring some of the Philippines' most desirable beaches. Suppose you love the sound of beaches, waterfalls, and lagoons. In that case, you may enjoy 15 days embarking on adventurous and relaxing activities such as snorkeling shipwrecks and aquamarine lagoons, visiting secluded beaches, and even climbing slippery trails.

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Beautiful islands of Palawan
Map of Highlights of the Philippines: Sand, Sea & Mountains - 15 Days
Highlights of the Philippines: Sand, Sea & Mountains - 15 Days

Discover the best of the Philippines on this 15-day tour as you paddle, snorkel, hike, and fly across the country. Begin in Manila, working your way north to the Banaue Rice Terraces before flying south to Bohol, Cebu, and Mactan islands. Continue west and end the adventure in Puerto Princesa and the ever-popular El Nido.

Hidden Lagoon in Coron
Map of Philippine Honeymoon: Boracay, El Nido & Coron - 11 Days
Philippine Honeymoon: Boracay, El Nido & Coron - 11 Days

Covering some of the Philippines' most desirable beaches, this 11-day tour offers the perfect romantic getaway for couples. Stay in luxury resorts in exotic locations from private islands to jungle hideaways. Enjoy customized private tours of nearby islands, snorkel shipwrecks, and lounge beachside with a cocktail in hand.

Puka Beach, Boracay
Map of Philippines Beaches, Waterfalls & Lagoons - 15 Days
Philippines Beaches, Waterfalls & Lagoons - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary offers the perfect combination of adventurous and relaxing activities. You will snorkel shipwrecks and aquamarine lagoons, visit secluded beaches, and climb and rappel slippery trails. Enjoy the Philippines as you island hop your way across the country, ending on the white sandy beaches of Boracay.

El Nido, Palawan
Map of Island Hopping in the Philippines: Manila, Donsol, Cebu & Palawan - 20 Days
Island Hopping in the Philippines: Manila, Donsol, Cebu & Palawan - 20 Days

Spend 20 days island hopping in the Philippines, hitting some of the country's major highlights. You'll begin in Manila, the country's busy capital. Then, you'll swim with whale sharks and snorkel in Donsol. Next, you'll fly to beautiful Cebu, swimming in pristine waterfalls, seeing the famous chocolate hills, and looking for marine turtles. Finally, you'll arrive in Palawan, the country's largest province. Adventures include visiting shipwrecks, exploring an underground river, and hiking to hidden lakes.

The Batad rice terraces with local Ifugao men
Map of The Cordillera: Banaue, Batad & Sagada - 6 Days
The Cordillera: Banaue, Batad & Sagada - 6 Days

Trek through the Philippines' Cordillera and marvel at its natural and cultural heritage. Discover famous rice terraces, quaint villages, sacred waterfalls and rivers, extensive cave systems, and the hanging coffins of Echo Valley.

Discover the tropical beauty of Palawan
Map of Palawan: Adventure in Paradise - 6 Days
Palawan: Adventure in Paradise - 6 Days

Palawan's exotic geography and diverse vegetation are exceptional in a country that already has its fair share of awe-inspiring sights. This six-day adventure will have you snorkeling, seeking out wildlife, riding an underground river, and kayaking the El Nido islands. Discover why Palawan is in a league of its own when it comes to tropical destinations.

Look out over Bohol's famous Chocolate Hills
Map of Philippines Island Hopping: Manila, Siquijor, Bohol & Moalboal - 10 Days
Philippines Island Hopping: Manila, Siquijor, Bohol & Moalboal - 10 Days

On this 10-day adventure, you'll set out from Manila to explore three of the Philippines' most idyllic islands with an itinerary full of immersive experiences and active excursions. Experience the thrill of cliff jumping in Siquijor, see the famous Chocolate Hills of Bohol, snorkel with sea turtles off of Cebu, and get your adrenaline pumping with a canyoning excursion across the turquoise waters of Kawasan Falls.

Explore the waterfalls of Estrella Falls, Palawan
Map of Secrets of Palawan - 6 Days
Secrets of Palawan - 6 Days

Go deep into the Philippines' "last frontier" to discover beaches, rainforests, and waterfalls that few travelers explore. See endemic cockatoos in their natural habitat, snorkel coral reefs, and meet the Indigenous Batak people. This unique trip takes you away from crowds and lets you experience Palawan's nature at its best.

Hike through UNESCO protected rice terraces of the Ifugao
Map of Ifugao Village Trek - 5 Days
Ifugao Village Trek - 5 Days

Immerse yourself in the land and culture of the Ifugao on this five-day itinerary. Trek from Banaue stopping at four different native Ifugao communities along the way. You will hike deep into the Ifugao region to places most tourists don't see, trekking through ancient rice terraces and forested mountains.

Modern banca boats carrying snorkeling enthusiasts near Coron Island
Map of Discover the Philippines: Snorkeling in the Calamian Islands - 6 Days
Discover the Philippines: Snorkeling in the Calamian Islands - 6 Days

Explore the natural wonders of the Calamian archipelago on this six-day snorkeling trip. You'll begin on Coron Island, the third-largest of the Calamian islands and a snorkeling hotspot teeming with marine life. After exploring World War II-era shipwrecks and reefs, you'll transfer to Pass Island, snorkel at Smith Point Coral Garden, and swim at Barracuda Lake. Then, go on one last snorkeling adventure in Siete Pecados Marine Park before spending one last night in a beach cottage.

Swim with whale sharks in Donsol
Map of Whale Shark Encounter in the Philippines: Ticao & Donsol - 3 Days
Whale Shark Encounter in the Philippines: Ticao & Donsol - 3 Days

On this eco-friendly tour, you will get to swim with wild whale sharks in a protected and responsibly-managed environment. Considered the best place in the world to see the gentle giants, Donsol is also a paradise of soft-sand beaches and magnificent limestone rock formations. Besides seeing whale sharks in their natural habitat, you'll get to snorkel and relax around the islands of Ticao, and float down the amazing Firefly River as bright sparkles alight the surrounding forest.

View of a reef off the coast of the Philippines
Map of Diving in the Philippines: Cebu, Negros & Bohol - 9 Days
Diving in the Philippines: Cebu, Negros & Bohol - 9 Days

Experienced divers can experience the Philippines' vibrant marine biodiversity, colorful reefs, and white-sand beaches on this exciting nine-day itinerary. Begin your trip with an easy dive off the coast of Panglao Island before exploring underwater caves and reefs off Balicasag Island. See camouflaged creatures like octopi and frogfish in the volcanic sands of Dumaguete, spot huge schools of jackfish and barracuda near Apo Island, and go wall diving in Moalboal before ending your trip on Malapascua.

Early morning view over the Maligcong
Map of Mountain Province Trek: Maligcong & Sadanga - 6 Days
Mountain Province Trek: Maligcong & Sadanga - 6 Days

Be among the first visitors to the remote Mountain Province in the beautiful Philippine Cordillera. This six-day itinerary will have you hiking through centuries-old rice terraces and mountainous landscapes, breaking bread with locals in traditional villages along the way.

Explore the famous palm forests, hidden coves, and endless beaches on Siargao
Map of Philippines Highlights Tour: From Manila to Siargao - 7 Days
Philippines Highlights Tour: From Manila to Siargao - 7 Days

Spend a week discovering the best of the Philippines with this city and island-focused itinerary. Begin in the capital with a street food tasting, a tour of Old Manila, and a trip to the modern Makati. After an excursion to the towering stratovolcano of Taal, you'll hop over to the island paradise of Siargao for surfing and swimming. Explore waterfalls and caves in the interior, then take a boat trip around the surrounding islands to discover more sandy beaches, diverse marine life, and swaying palm forests.

Let your troubles float away as you relax on the pristine beaches of El Nido
Map of Island Hopping in the Philippines: Cebu City & El Nido - 5 Days
Island Hopping in the Philippines: Cebu City & El Nido - 5 Days

Pack a whole lot into just five days in the Philippines with this thrilling tour of Cebu City and the picturesque El Nido region. You'll start off in big Cebu City, enjoying an intriguing heritage tour and stopping off at all the big landmarks, from Cebu Cathedral to Magellan's Cross. From there, you'll leave urban life behind to enjoy beach time, snorkeling, and island-hopping fun in El Nido, home of white sands and turquoise lagoons.

Seek out Siargao, the "Surf Capital of the Philippines"
Map of Discover Siargao: Surf Capital of the Philippines - 5 Days
Discover Siargao: Surf Capital of the Philippines - 5 Days

Start with snorkeling in turquoise lagoons and end with surfing lessons from a pro on this five-day escape to Siargao. Known as the "Surfing Capital of the Philippines," you'll get the chance to practice your skills at one of the world's most renowned surf spots while also island hopping with a cocktail in hand, visiting deserted islands, napping in hammocks in the palms, and diving into rock pools along the Pacific Ocean.

Spend two weeks hopping between Philippine islands like Palawan
Map of Island Paradises of the Philippines: Bohol, Palawan & Coron - 14 Days
Island Paradises of the Philippines: Bohol, Palawan & Coron - 14 Days

Pack your swimsuit and your sense of adventure for this two-week Philippines getaway. After an introduction to the capital, you'll split your time between the islands of Bohol, Palawan, and Coron—filling your days with outrigger canoe tours, snorkeling excursions, and plenty of uninterrupted beach time. Highlights include meeting the world's smallest primates on Bohol, snorkeling over the World War II shipwrecks off El Nido, and cruising around the hidden lagoons and islets of the Calamian archipelago.

Explore the turquoise waters around Coron
Map of Island Highlights of the Philippines: Manila, Palawan & Coron - 10 Days
Island Highlights of the Philippines: Manila, Palawan & Coron - 10 Days

Spend 10 days swimming, boating, and diving through the Philippines with this beach-focused getaway. Set out from Manila for the western island of Palawan, where you'll explore the Puerto Princesa Underground River, the white-sand beaches of El Nido, and the hidden lagoons of Bacuit Bay. Continue to Coron to kayak with fireflies and dive to sunken shipwrecks before winding down your adventure with a final day of sightseeing and culture in the capital.

Enjoy the very best urban and beach experiences the Philippines has to offer in only five days
Map of Philippines City & Beach Tour: Manila & Boracay - 5 Days
Philippines City & Beach Tour: Manila & Boracay - 5 Days

If you're looking for a perfect taster of the Philippines, this whirlwind tour introduces you to some of the best experiences the island nation has to offer in less than a week. You'll begin in the bustling capital of Manila, sampling street food and touring historic landmarks before moving on to the island escape of Boracay for beaches, snorkeling, and island-hopping adventures.

Cross the Loboc River via a bamboo bridge on the island of Bohol
Map of Nature & Adventure in the Philippines: Cebu City, Moalboal & Bohol - 10 Days
Nature & Adventure in the Philippines: Cebu City, Moalboal & Bohol - 10 Days

Get off the beaten track with this active 10-day adventure that introduces you to the unspoiled nature and unique wildlife of two Philippine islands. After some urban sightseeing in Cebu City, it's on to the coastal town of Moalboal to snorkel off Pescador Island, go canyoning down Kawasan Falls, and dive with whale sharks in Oslob. Next, catch a ferry to Bohol, where you'll hike among its famous Chocolate Hills, cruise down the Loboc River, and spot tarsiers and dolphins in their natural habitat.

Relax on the white sand of Puka Beach in Boracay
Map of Philippines Cities, Mountains & Beaches Tour: Manila, Cebu & Boracay -10 Days
Philippines Cities, Mountains & Beaches Tour: Manila, Cebu & Boracay -10 Days

Discover the natural landscapes and cultural heritage of the Philippines on this action-packed 10-day itinerary. Your adventure starts in the bustling capital of Manila, where you'll cycle across the Intramuros district, learn how to cook authentic Filipino dishes, and hike to the crater lake on Mount Pinatubo. Fly to Cebu City to discover its many historic landmarks, then escape to the tropics on the island of Boracay. Lay on the white-sand beaches, cruise from island to island, and cool off in Kawasan Falls.

Sample the white-sand beaches and vibrant nightlife of the Philippines
Map of Philippines Beaches & Nightlife: Manila, Boracay, Cebu & Coron - 14 Days
Philippines Beaches & Nightlife: Manila, Boracay, Cebu & Coron - 14 Days

Immerse yourself in the culture, beaches, and nightlife of the Philippines on this 14-day itinerary that takes you from the bustling streets of Manila to some of the best tropical islands. Cycle across the capital's Intramuros district and road trip to the Taal volcano before trading the city for the tropics on Boracay, where you can split your time relaxing on the beach and dancing the night away. Round out the trip with visits to Cebu and Coron to trek to waterfalls, and discover World War II shipwrecks.

Enjoy the pristine wilderness of the El Nido islands
Map of Philippines Island Adventure: Manila & El Nido - 7 Days
Philippines Island Adventure: Manila & El Nido - 7 Days

The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, and with this seven-day tour, you'll get to see some of the most beautiful examples around the El Nido region. Hop across Bacuit Bay to discover white-sand beaches, colorful coral reefs, secret waterfalls, and more. You'll also have a couple of days to explore the Philippines' lively capital of Manila, enjoying a full, deep dive into Filipino culture and nature in just one week.

Dive alongside gentle whale sharks off Oslob
Map of Diving & Snorkeling in the Philippines: Moalboal & Oslob - 7 Days
Diving & Snorkeling in the Philippines: Moalboal & Oslob - 7 Days

Tropical marine life, pristine beaches, and serene waterfalls await you on this weeklong aquatic adventure in the Philippines. Based between the coastal towns of Moalboal and Oslob, you'll embark on an adventurous itinerary of private snorkeling and diving excursions. Plunge into the clear waters of uninhabited islands, discover vibrant coral reefs, and swim among an abundance of colorful fish species—including gentle whale sharks and the famous sardine run.

Jewel-like rice terraces blanket the northern region of Luzon
Map of Cultural Traditions in the Philippines: Rice Terraces & Hanging Coffins in Luzon - 5 Days
Cultural Traditions in the Philippines: Rice Terraces & Hanging Coffins in Luzon - 5 Days

Explore the verdant rice terraces and rich cultural traditions of Luzon's remote Ifugao province with this five-day Philippines adventure. With an active itinerary of guided treks and tours, you'll seek out misty mountain villages in Banaue, witness the daily life and unusual burial rituals of the island's Igorot people in Sagada, and discover both colonial and Indigenous history in the "Summer Capital" of Baguio.

Visit the Chocolate Hills of Bohol Island on this rural Philippines tour
Map of Countryside Adventures in the Philippines: Cebu City, Moalboal & Bohol Island - 7 Days
Countryside Adventures in the Philippines: Cebu City, Moalboal & Bohol Island - 7 Days

The Philippines has beautiful rural landscapes, and with a week to spare, you can see some of the country's greatest natural sights. You'll start off with an urban adventure in the big city of Cebu before making your way to the scenic coastal resort of Moalboal and the island of Bohol, meeting tarsiers, diving down to coral reefs, and touring the stunning Chocolate Hills. It's the perfect choice for nature-loving adventurers.

Explore Coron's coast and craggy islands by outrigger
Map of Philippines Island Escape: Snorkeling & Beaches in Coron - 5 Days
Philippines Island Escape: Snorkeling & Beaches in Coron - 5 Days

Discover Coron's plentiful lagoons, beaches, and jungles on this five-day tour in the Philippines' Calamian archipelago. After a day experiencing Filipino city life and its historic Spanish remnants in Cebu City, it's off to the far-flung shores of Coron for a quick but action-packed itinerary of snorkeling, oceanside picnics, and outrigger canoe rides. Explore underwater cities of colorful coral and their equally vibrant inhabitants, as well as long-forgotten shipwrecks, the last vestiges of World War II.

Visit the many historic sites of Manila and Cebu on this engaging and educational heritage adventure
Map of Historical Tour of the Philippines: Manila & Cebu City - 7 Days
Historical Tour of the Philippines: Manila & Cebu City - 7 Days

If you're interested in Filipino history and culture, this is the tour for you. Spend a full week diving into the country's past with expert-led heritage tours of two major cities, Manila and Cebu. You'll visit cathedrals and shrines, explore museums, and walk along centuries-old walls, as well as get time to see the Philippines' natural side with a mountain hike and whale shark swimming experience.

See natural wonders like Bohol's Chocolate Hills as you loop your way through the Philippines from Manila
Map of Philippines Explorer: Manila, Banaue, Bohol, Cebu & Palawan - 14 Days
Philippines Explorer: Manila, Banaue, Bohol, Cebu & Palawan - 14 Days

If you want to see the most of the Philippines in just two weeks, this far-reaching, fast-paced itinerary gives you a taster of the archipelago's remarkable natural and cultural diversity. Beginning and ending in Manila, you'll travel from the remote northern rice terraces of Luzon to the far-western island of Palawan, visiting Indigenous villages, sprawling metropolises, unspoiled countryside, and tropical islands along the way.

Relax on the white-sand beaches in Boracay
Map of Philippines Relaxed City & Island Getaway: Manila, Boracay, Cebu & Coron - 14 Days
Philippines Relaxed City & Island Getaway: Manila, Boracay, Cebu & Coron - 14 Days

With two weeks to spare, you can hop between three of the Philippines' most idyllic island retreats at a leisurely pace—and still have time for some city fun in the capital. Kick things off with a cycling tour of Manila's Intramuros district, then jet off to Boracay for boat tours, relaxing spa treatments, and plenty of beach time. Continue to the islands of Cebu and Coron to hike to waterfalls and snorkel with shipwrecks, then end with a quick shopping tour back in Manila for the perfect souvenirs.

Lay on the white sands of Palawan's many beaches
Map of City Break to Island Escape in the Philippines: Manila & Palawan - 10 Days
City Break to Island Escape in the Philippines: Manila & Palawan - 10 Days

Journey from the bustling city of Manila to the tropical paradise of Palawan on this 10-day Philippines getaway. Explore the many landmarks, markets, and malls of the capital before flying to Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan. Cruise down a subterranean river and visit a local Batak tribe, then head to El Nido, the gateway to the Bacuit archipelago. Lay on the white-sand beaches, swim in the turquoise waters, and cruise from island to island as you soak up the sun.

Visit the the Banaue Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Map of Philippines Nature & Culture Adventure: Rice Terraces to Coral Reefs - 10 Days
Philippines Nature & Culture Adventure: Rice Terraces to Coral Reefs - 10 Days

Venture from the bustling streets of Manila to the tranquil coastline of Anilao on this 10-day adventure across the Philippines. Discover remote wonders like the UNESCO-listed rice terraces of Banaue and the hanging coffins in Echo Valley, then cool off in the tranquil "Summer Capital" of Baguio. Along the way, you'll keep busy with plenty of active excursions—cycling the cobblestones of Manila's Intramuros district, trekking up mountains, swimming in waterfalls, and snorkeling amid Anilao's famed marine life.

Enjoy a diverse adventure across the Philippine capital, coastal retreats, and idyllic islands
Map of Essential Philippines: Culture, Nature & Islands - 14 Days
Essential Philippines: Culture, Nature & Islands - 14 Days

A perfect choice for those who want to sample the full spectrum of the Philippines' culture and nature, this 14-day highlights tour checks off some of the country's vibrant cities, natural wonders, and palm-fringed islands. Visit historic landmarks and learn about the country's past with tours of Manila and Cebu City, immerse yourself in nature in Bohol's Chocolate Hills and Cebu's Kawasan Waterfall, and snorkel through coral reefs and sunbathe on the pristine sands of Nalusuan and Balacasag.

Enjoy a mix of guided tours and free time while staying on Palawan Island for snorkeling
Map of Philippines Active Adventure: Manila, Banaue, Sagada & Palawan - 14 Days
Philippines Active Adventure: Manila, Banaue, Sagada & Palawan - 14 Days

Combine natural landscapes with active adventures on this two-week exploration of the Philippines. Hike, bike, and snorkel your way across the bustling capital of Manila, the quaint villages of Banaue and Sagada, and the tropical island of Palawan. There will be plenty of time to relax, too, as you visit white-sand beaches and spend two days island hopping around the Bacuit Archipelago. Finish the trip back in Manila, where you can spend your last night shopping, dining, or enjoying some nightlife