Philippines holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Our Philippines holidays take in the best sites & off-the-beaten-track places from thepristine beachesto the marine reserve of El Nido. All ourPhilippines holidays are provided by operators committed to supporting local people & the environment.
Philippines tailor made holiday
Experience the highlights of the Philippine Islands, from 2580 (14 days) inc UK flights
Southern Leyte beach resort, Philippines
Whale shark watching in Leyte, Philippines, from PHP63000 per couple per week
Philippines holiday, kayaking, trekking & culture
Discover this Jewel in the Philippines, from US $2990 (14 days) ex flights
Palawan expedition, Philippines
A stunning island hopping adventure in a forgotten Paradise, from 2375 (12 days) ex flights
Philippines mountain biking holiday
Coral-fringed islands and majestic volcanoes, from US $2350 (11 days) ex flights
Philippines charity trek up 50 hills
Trek through 50 chocolate hills in 3 days + local project, from 1186 (8 days) ex flights
Philippines diving holiday
Shark diving and island hopping in the Philippines, from 1775 (12 days) ex flights
Philippines island hopping holiday, tailor made
Island hopping in the Central Visayas of the Philippines, from 3585 (14 days) inc UK flights
Philippines holiday, small group tour
16 day tour rice terraces, volcanoes and beautiful beaches., from 2667 (13 days) inc UK flights
El Nido Resorts, Apulit Island, Philippines
Nestled within a private cove, from US $266 - US $462 per person per night
Hindang beach accommodation on Leyte, Philippines
Private Beachfront cottage and resort, from US $32 per accommodation per night
El Nido Resorts, Miniloc Island, Philippines
Crystal clear waters, from US $240 per room per night
El Nido Resorts, Lagen Island, Philippines
Stay in a lush forest with magnificent bay views, from US $330 per room per night
Southern Leyte holiday accommodation, Philippines
A great value beach resort, from 30 - 33 per room per night (sleeps 2)

3 reviews for Philippines holidays4 star overall rating

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Philippines tailor made holiday
Memorable parts? The Alona Palm Beach is a very well run beach-side resort in Panglao Island, Bohol, definitely recommend it to anyone. The setting, the management, villas, pool and the restaurant were very good - but at a price. Another highlight is Palawan. Apart from the snorkelling and diving in El Nido, a whole island is a gem - it is all still covered by rainforest, a lot more wild then even Borneo with its oil palm plantations. A Bambua resort and organic farm in Sabang - definitely... (more)Andrey Zvoznikov
From 2580 including UK flights
Southern Leyte beach resort, Philippines
Memorable parts? Our stay in the resort was wonderful. Nice accommodation like an oasis in a very remote part of Southern Leyte in Sogod Bay. Wonderful views, very helpful staff, friendly and responsible management. Really top! Tips? Nothing special. Travelling to the resort is best by taking a plane from Manila to Tacloban; from there on an around 3 hour ride to the resort is not so interesting but necessary. Local benefits? Yes, local people were actively involved as staff... (more)Jean-Marie Noreillie
From PHP63000 per couple per week
Southern Leyte holiday accommodation, Philippines
I found the hotel on your website and booked it in May with my new wife, on honeymoon. I need to point out just what a wonderful time we had there. If you are looking for a bit of quiet, secluded Filipino life then this is the place. The locals were all very friendly, the beach was beautiful and undeveloped. The hotel staff treated us really well and even loaned us their Kayak for rowing around and fishing etc. The nearby restaurant is amazing and we really enjoyed eating our way through the menu... (more)Jeremy Head
From 30 - 33 per room per night (sleeps 2)

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Philippines travel information

There are more than 7,000 islands in the Philippine archipelago, volcanic in origin and forming part of the Pacific 'Ring of Fire'. The climate is tropical with heavy rainfall and dense forest, and the terrain is mountainous with large coastal plains where sugar can, hemp, copra and tobacco are grown. The two largest islands are Luzon in the north and Mindanao to the south, with the capital Manila on the southern coast of Luzon. The Philippines' clear waters, tropical climate, abundant coral reefs and varied marine life make them an excellent destination for snorkelling and diving, and among the many projects of the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation is a project in which volunteers can participate in the south of Luzon.

Successive waves of immigration account for the country's ethnic diversity, with native Aetas and Igorots being joined by Malay and Indonesian peoples between the 24th century BC and 11th century AD, and a significant number of Chinese traders establishing themselves by the 15th century at which time there was an influx of Islamic communities from Borneo. Spanish colonists arrived in the 16th century with US colonisation following after 1898. Filipino religions, languages and traditions reflect this diversity, although the most evident and widespread are the Spanish and US influences.
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