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Pure Philippines

13 days from £1,299

Island hopping adventure in sun-soaked Southeast Asia

With endless white sands, cascading waterfalls, and untouched coral reefs, the Philippines is the barefoot beach destination of your dreams. Jump from paradise island to paradise island on this 13-day group trip through the archipelago. Swim with vast, shimmering shoals of sardines in Moalboal, get your adrenaline pumping with a high-energy canyoneering experience in Kawasan Falls, spend the night in an island beach camp, and go fully off-grid with a three-day cruise on a traditional banca boat. Life doesn’t get any better than this.

Highlights include

Moalboal sardine run
Kawasan Falls
Coron island cruise
Filipino massage
Simala Shrine
El Nido canopy walk
Nacpan Beach
Jeepney tour
Mount Tapyas


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Accommodation & Meals

We’ve included all your accommodation on this magical tour. You’ll stay in everything from Santorini-inspired beachfront hotels and stylish hostels in the heart of the city, to authentic Filipino huts on a desert island. All nights are in twin or double rooms.

Lots of our travellers are solo travellers, so when you book with us, we’ll pair you up with a like-minded roommate of the same sex. Our trips are great for couples or friends as well - just let us know you’re together, so we can be sure to put you in the same room.

  • Manila (1 night): Funky hostel in the centre of the city with rooftop bar and restaurant.
  • Siquijor (2 nights): Ocean front resort on the most beautiful beach on Siquijor, with private beach area, restaurant, and bar.
  • Moalboal (2 nights): Airy beachfront hotel right on a dive site and marine sanctuary, with gorgeous views of Pescador Island, infinity pool, game room area, bar, and restaurant.
  • Coron (2 nights): 3-star hotel in the heart of the action, with terrace, pool, and massage services.
  • Coron to El Nido boat expedition (2 nights): Rustic Filipino huts on a remote hidden island – a real Robinson Crusoe experience (twin huts with shared bathrooms).
  • El Nido (3 nights): Four story hotel with a spacious roof deck, cliff views, and a seafood restaurant.

The above information is only intended to be used as a guide, giving you a flavour of some of our accommodation providers, and the style of accommodation you may be staying in. Please note that all nights are subject to change.


12 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 2 dinners are included on this trip. You’ll have the freedom to eat wherever and whenever you like the rest of the time.

While Filipino cuisine may not be as famous around the globe as that of its Thai and Vietnamese neighbours, with delicious dishes from the Mexican influenced adobo (rich stew with soy sauce, vinegar, and bay leaves) to indulgent Lechon (whole roasted pig with crispy skin), it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world catches on. Food is delicious, unpretentious, and affordable and is a real feature of any trip to this part of the world.

Dates & Prices


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Cheapest flights between London and Manila for the next 6 months.

Cheapest: £440 October, 2023
Most expensive: £1,254 December, 2023

Extra information

Arrive in Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport (MNL), on day 1 of your trip, where a member of the local team will meet you and transfer you to our accommodation in the centre of the city. There are no activities planned today so arrive at a time that suits you.

The trip ends on day 13 in El Nido on Palawan. Return airport transfers are not included so you’ll need to make your own way to the airport. Flying is the easiest and quickest way to get back to Manila, but you can also return by ferry. Your tour guide can help with this. Please ensure you leave plenty of time to make your connecting flight.

Group sizes range from 4 – 18. Travelling as a group is a great way to meet like-minded people and to share an amazing adventure.

This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-39. There are some light activities involved, including snorkelling and hiking and some more demanding inclusions such as canyoneering, so you’ll need a moderate level of fitness.

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