Philippines

The only Catholic country in Asia, the Philippines is said to have spent '300 years in a convent and 40 years in Hollywood', first under Spanish colonists, later under the influence of the United States.

Philippines

The only Catholic country in Asia, the Philippines is said to have spent '300 years in a convent and 40 years in Hollywood', first under Spanish colonists, later under the influence of the United States.

Intro

Welcome to the Philippines: a vast archipelago where seething volcanoes are soothed by white coasts; where over 7000 islands are enriched with cultures as complex as their bulging tropical biodiversity. A land where the locals are happy to see you, and where you can shake hands with the same tribes who have been tending ancient rice terraces for over 2000 years. 

With a multitude of sightseeing and activity options throughout every region, the natural wonders of the country have lured not only tourists, but the world's most powerful armies and empires, each of which have left their mark upon this extraordinary country.

Why travel with us ?

Not on everyone’s radar when thinking of the Far East, the Philippines has all the key ingredients of a Travel The Unknown destination. Our itineraries bring together the vast cultural and geographical diversity of the Philippines. Our Hidden Treasures of Luzon trip gives you an in-depth look at the country’s largest island, taking you to 2000-year-old rice terraces and the little-known tribes who still live there. Few countries in the region boast colonial gems such as Vigan and Intramuros Fort in Manila, which is a nod to the country’s 300 years of Spanish rule. You will also enjoy spectacular views of the Philippines’ most impressive volcanoes and crater lakes, which include Taal, Pinatubo and Mayon. Travel like a local on one of our trips where you’ll ride in colourful jeepneys and board catamarans between idyllic islands. With crystal clear waters, palm-fringed coastlines and luxurious boutique beachside properties, you would be hard pushed to find a better place to unwind.

For wildlife lovers, there is no shortage of amazing marine life and Donsol is perhaps the best place in the world to snorkel with the giant whale sharks which congregate each year to feed on rich plankton. Birders will enjoy ticking off a vast array of tropical birdlife, and you can come face-to-face with the tarsier, one of the world’s smallest primates, on Bohol island. Finally, it is the energy and warmth of the people who make any trip with us to the Philippines so memorable, and our local Filipino guides will ensure you are able to immerse yourself in the culture and interact with locals as much as possible.

Whether you are interested in a small group tour, a private trip or a tailormade experience just let us know and our travel specialists will be happy to help.
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Quick Facts

Capital: Manila
Population: Around 104 million
Languages: Filipino & English

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