6 days / 5 nights
Manila is a vast metropolis of colorful neighborhoods all reflecting both Asian roots and a Spanish colonial past. This unique itinerary mixes the history and cosmopolitan energy of busy Manila with a refreshing respite at one of the world’s most beautiful beaches on Boracay Island.
Day 1 - Arrive in Manila
Arrive in Manila today. You are welcomed and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 - Manila
Enjoy a half-day city tour of Old Manila. Drive along Roxas Boulevard to Rizal Park, named to honor Dr. Jose Rizal, the national hero. After a brief picture stop, proceed to the Walled City of Intramuros to visit the remnants of the Spanish conquistadores. Travel through the cobbled streets to San Agustin Church, the country’s oldest stone church, and view its wide collection of ecclesiastical icons, vestments and other religious artifacts. Visit Casa Manila, a replica of a 19th century mansion with Oriental and European décor and furnished with Philippine antique furniture. Continue to Fort Santiago, Manila’s main defense against naval invaders. It has been the site of many tragic moments in Philippine history. Proceed to Manila’s central district, Quiapo, often referred to as the heart of Manila with its market, church of the Black Nazarene, jeepney terminals and bazaars. The unique Chinese cemetery, with its elaborate mausoleums is mute evidence of the fusion of eastern and Christian religions. Finally, drive through the bustling financial and commercial district of Makati City. This afternoon visit Asia’s 2nd largest mall – Mall of Asia, or Greenhills Shopping Center where you may find a bargain in electronics, clothes and jewelry. (BL)
Day 3 - Manila / Boracay
Transfer to the Manila Airport for your flight to Caticlan. Upon arrival take a joint transfer to the beach resort. Boracay is a butterfly-shaped island at the tip of Panay’s north-eastern coast in the Visayas. The main beach on its western side is 2.2 miles long and during the low tide about 3 miles wide. Acclaimed as one the most beautiful beaches in the world, Boracay is an alluring island paradise that promises a tranquil vacation amidst a tropical atmosphere of sun, sea and sand. (B)
Day 4 - Boracay
Enjoy a massage along the beach, or spa therapy and yoga lessons. Experience the thrill of the Banana Boat Ride, or simply relax and spend the day at leisure. (B)
Day 5 - Boracay / Manila
Transfer today to the Caticlan Airport for a flight back to Manila. Welcome and transfer to the hotel. (B)
Day 6 - Depart Manila
Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight. (B)