why travel solo to the Philippines?
The Philippines lays claim to over 7,000 tropical islands. One word springs to mind: escapism.
Here in the Philippines, your inner beach-lover is, quite simply, spoilt for choice. Volcanic islands, hidden lagoons, desert sands, pristine rainforest; name your kind of island and the Philippines will deliver. Not sure where to start? Our 13-day adventure will make things easy by taking you to Palawan, Cebu and Bohol, with their soft white beaches and swaying palms.
Nearly a fortnight of sun, sea and white sand beaches – with beach barbecues to enjoy, and sunsets to savour. This is travel in the Philippines at its best.
The Philippines facts
What’s the weather like in the Philippines?
The Philippines has a tropical climate with a wet and dry season. Wet season runs from May to November, and dry season spans December to April. Average temperatures in Manila lie between 26ºC – 30ºC.
Average temp in high season
What are the national languages of the Philippines?
Tagalog and English
What is the currency?
The Philippine peso
Philippine Standard Time is GMT+8
Top three activities
1. Cycling through the backstreets of Manila
2. Quad-biking the Chocolate Hills
3. Exploring the coastlines of Northern Palawan
Top five dishes to try
1. Adobo: meat stewed in soy sauce and peppercorns
2. Kare kare: a peanut sauce and oxtail stew
3. Crispy pata: deep-fried pork served with garlic and chilli
4. Chicken inasal: barbecued chicken cooked in marinade
5. Arroz caldo: rice porridge with ginger, garlic and onions
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Top places to visit in the Philippines
Manila is a tale of two cities: the bustling Asian metropolis, complete with soaring skyscrapers, and the baroque old town of Intramuros, harking back to the Spanish colonial era. Layered with Tagalog and Spanish heritage alike, Manila is an intrigue to explore.
The archipelago of Palawan is home to a series of karsts, coves and white-sand beaches. On our trip, you’ll dive into this landscape of azure lagoons, untouched rainforest and vibrant underwater life – the perfect antidote to city living.
The Chocolate Hills
Situated on Bohol Island, the Chocolate Hills are a unique geological phenomenon; think little bare hills peeking out of the rainforest like piles of sifted flour – both curious and picturesque. You’ll explore this marvellous terrain by quad-bike on our Philippine adventure.
From its unique topography to its unspoilt beaches, Bohol is the sort of serene island getaway that’ll have you forgetting about home in no time. Verdant jungle, coral reefs and rich marine wildlife all provide plenty of opportunities for adventure.
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