Island Adventures in the Philippines

Adventure Trip Abroad & Study Economics in Southeast Asia

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Take a trip abroad to the Southeast Asian country of the Philippines and learn about the various socioeconomic issues facing its slums as you work with your team to fight hunger by supporting a local food drive.

The Worldwide Navigators Difference

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

Arrive in the capital of Manila and meet your local guides at the airport who will be there to transport you to your hotel. After getting checked in and settled, head out with your guides to explore the bustling city of Manila. Make your way over to the oldest part of the city of Intramuros to take a step back in time as you admire the 16th and 17th-century walls that surround it and get a brief lesson in history. Catch the sun as it sets over the ocean waters at Manila Baywalk as you take in the fresh, salty air and enjoy the scenic view. Enjoy an authentic dinner as you learn from your local guides about the rich history of Manila.

Enjoy an early breakfast and get ready for your departure outside of the hustle and bustle of Manila and into nature as you head to Sagada. Your trip to this beautiful area, boasting rice terraces and local indigenous communities, will be one to remember. Hike to Echo Valley and explore the magnificent waterfalls and burial caves as you stop to interact with the locals and learn about indigenous tribes in the area. Visit the famous hanging coffins of Echo Valley and find out why it’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. Need to take a break and cool down? Head for a swim at Bomod-ok Waterfalls, also known as the “big falls” where you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view and glistening waters

Rise early for breakfast and spend the morning in Sagada before continuing your journey onwards to Baguio, the famous town built by the Americans as a vacation spot for those looking to escape the heat in Manila. Once reaching the strawberry capital, take advantage by picking fresh and succulent strawberries and enjoying the scenic farm views. Just before sunset, make your way over to Mines View Park for incredible panoramic views overlooking the nearby mining town of Itogon and the abandoned copper and gold mines of the Benguet Corporation. Be sure to get your camera ready for these picturesque views!

Ready for your trip to the World’s Best Island? Treat yourself to a tempting breakfast and get ready for your departure to Boracay, an island as close to a complete paradise as possible. Marvel at the breathtaking turquoise blue waters and white sandy beaches as you make your way to White Beach for some relaxation and sunshine. In the afternoon, jump into a longtail boat to head to Ariel’s Point to conquer your fear of heights or to enjoy the water, with options for cliff diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and other water sports. Whatever your interests, you will find it here! Enjoy dinner with sunset views overlooking the beach to end your adventure filled day.

After breakfast, get ready for today’s adventure where you will be treated to spectacular views of the entire island as you zip-line through the island on your belly taking in the bird’s-eye vistas. Afterward, join your local guides for an island-hopping tour to discover Boracay’s best islands and beaches including Balinghai Beach, Crystal Cove, Crocodile Island, Magic Island West Cove, and Puka Beach. During the tour, fulfill your sense of adventure with snorkeling and jumping off the boat into the glistening ocean waters below.

Say goodbye to the islands and get ready to continue your journey to the center of trade, tourism, and commerce to the city of Cebu. Continue your water adventures as you discover the biggest fish in the world as you get a first-hand encounter diving with the gentle beasts known as whale sharks. Once you reach back to land, visit the exquisitely designed Taoist Temple and marvel at the intricate designs in this unique place of worship.

Enjoy the sunrise and a hearty breakfast before your guides transport you to the airport for your departure home. Don’t forget to grab any last-minute photos of this picturesque city!

Join us on this trip abroad to this underrated Southeast Asian gem of the Philippines as you get a dose of war history, support food drives for local slums, and go on the ultimate underwater adventure. You definitely won’t get bored exploring the World’s Best Island and discovering the Philippine’s best beaches through snorkeling, swimming, and ziplining around.

Value

3-6 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 2.5 - 3-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • Daytime & Self-Guided Tour Director
  • 1 Impact Project

Classic

7-12 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 2.5 - 3-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • Daytime Guided Tour Director
  • Up to 2 Impact Projects

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7-14 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 3.5 - 4-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • 24/7 Guided Tour Director
  • Up to 3 Impact Projects
  • Final Night Celebration Dinner

Interested in adding or modifying activities? No problem! All Worldwide Navigator itineraries can be customized to your liking!

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