Philippine Getaway on a Shoestring
Travel like a local, go off the beaten path and take a road trip around CALABARZON, an administrative region south of the capital which comprises five provinces: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon.
If you want to see, learn about and eat your way through in my beautiful country as much as possible, without worrying about organizing or driving, then this is the perfect tour for you.
A self-contained working coconut plantation. Enjoy the Philippine Experience show and watch the country’s cultural legacy come to life. Paddle a native bamboo raft on still waters of the river. Be serenaded with classic Filipino songs while on a carabao-pulled carriage on your way to a dining experience of authentic Filipino dishes, kamayan style (option to eat with your hands) by the waterfalls, the sound of rushing water with your feet submerged in cool water.
Said to be the world's smallest active volcano and the second most active volcano in the Philippines. Board an outrigger boat for the 30-minute trip across the lake to Taal Volcano Island. Trek uphill through the hardened black lava to the rim of the crater, where you will have impressive views down into the green lake beneath, as well as the Taal Lake itself.
One of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines, shoot the rapids for an exciting adventure. The boat ride consists of a 17-kilometer trip in a bangka (local boat). Passing through gorges over a hundred feet high with several waterfalls, all the while guided by two boatmen strategically placed at each end. Don't miss the exhilarating raft ride that will bring you right under the main falls and into the devil's cave!
"The Walled City," is the oldest district in Manila. This is what remains of the fortified city, which was the seat of power during Spanish Colonial times.
3 nights accommodation in single room
3 nights accommodation in sharing room
Entrance fee and boat hire at Pagsanjan Falls
Taal Lake Boat tour and hike
Villa Escudero: cultural show, carabao ride, bamboo rafting, use of swimming pool and museum visit
Side tour to Lakes Sampaloc, Yambo and Pandin
Meal and traditional massage in a wellness village
Private transport throughout tour
Four yoga sessions
Rate: £675 / £200 single supplement
Travel and health insurances
Tips to guides, drivers, boatmen etc.
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Anything else not mentioned in the itinerary
Minimum 4 persons per trip.
Available from September 2019 - March 2020
Various styles of yoga will be offered throughout, either a flowing vinyasa sequence to wake us up before breakfast or yin yoga at sunset to cap the day. Guided pranayama and meditation to complement our practice. All levels and abilities are welcome. Please bring your own mats and props if you want to participate.
Please note that some changes may occur in our itinerary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little or no notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.
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