Philippines Experience

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Experience the Central Philippines

The Philippines Experience is a gap tour for 16-35 travelers which includes travel, adventures & volunteering. Get to see the best central Philippines has to offer through this 12 day action-packed tour!

Fast Facts

Location: Central Philippines
Arrival: Cebu-Mactan International Airport on Sunday
Duration: 12 days/11 nights
Start Dates 20182 April, 16 April, 7 May, 21 May, 4 June, 18 June, 2 July, 9 July, 16 July, 23 July, 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, 1 October, 15 October, 5 November, 19 November, 3 December
Age: From 16-35 years old
Price: £625, US$835, AU$1050 or €695

About the Philippines Experience

Discover the Philippines in a meaningful and exciting way on our amazing 12 day Philippines Experience!

This adventure tour for 16-35 year-old travelers starts and finishes in Cebu City, where we pick you up from the airport on arrival and introduce you to your new travel buddies. You will visit some incredible destinations in central Philippines such as Cebu City, Bohol, Oslob, Moalboal and Kawasan Waterfalls and well as do construction volunteering!

Arrival Details

You need to arrive on the Sunday at Cebu-Mactan International Airport. The airport pickup times are 08:00-18:00, with extra pickup available after 6 pm until midnight at an extra fee of 25$. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation

Most western citizens can enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to 30 days, provided you have a valid return or onward travel ticket and six months’ validity on your passport. 

Accommodation

Throughout the tour all your accommodation is included. The accommodation is in single gender shared rooms. You will stay at the volunteer accommodation and guesthouses throughout the trip. Meals are only included at the volunteer accommodation, see the itinerary below for details.

Tour Guide

Throughout your trip, you will have the support and guidance of our tour guide who will provide you with assistance and help you with any thing that you may need. The tour guide will be with you throughout the trip and will provide support in all aspects of your projects starting from arrival to departure and will be with you throughout the program.

Requirements 

  • Participants need to be 17-35 years or over to join
  • Participant aged 17 are required to present a parental consent letter
  • participants below 16 are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian
  • Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
  • You need to have your own travel insurance
  • Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details

Cebu City Philippines

Oslob Philippines

Moalboal, Philippines

Kawasan Falls, Philippines

Trip highlights
12 DAYS OF travel, volunteering, FUN & ADVENTURE

  1. Discover the best of the central Philippines on this tour!
  2. Immerse yourself into the real Filipino way of live
  3. Explore amazing Cebu City with its many sights 
  4. Swimming with whale sharks – an amazing experience!
  5. Visit the Tumalog Falls, cascading fine strands of fresh water in a rain-like fashion
  6. Soak up the glorious sunshine on White Beach in Moalboal
  7. Swim in the Kawasan Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines! 
  8. Give back during the construction volunteering helping poor people in Cebu

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“I truly enjoyed my time in The Philippines. It was an experience I will never forget.” Marianne Van Camp

“This was the real experience of the Philippines.” Damien Hawes

“The program in The Philippines was a great experience for me” Kate Darling

About the Locations during the Tour

Cebu City is called the Queen City of the South in Central Visayas on Cebu Island in the Philippines.

Oslob on Cebu Island is famous for whale shark watching and swimming with the whale sharks. Get up close with the world’s largest fish the whale sharks, the gentle giants.  

The Tumalog Falls are amazing, cascading fine strands of fresh water in a rain-like fashion. 

Moalboal is a beach town on the south-western side of Cebu and one of the top attractions in the province. 

Kawasan Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines with turquoise blue water where you can swim and relax.

Itinerary of the Philippines Experience

DAY 1 – SUNDAY
ARRIVAL IN CEBU CITY
We will pick you up from Cebu airport and take you to your accommodation. The day is kept free of activities so you can arrive in your own time and relax before catching up with the rest of the group. In the evening we will organize a Filipino Barbecue!
Lunch and dinner included.
Accommodation in the volunteer accommodation in Cebu in a single gender shared room.

DAY 2 – MONDAY
ORIENTATION
We start with showing you the area where you will be staying in Liloan which is just north of Cebu City. Visit downtown Liloan, the viewpoint, the shopping mall and the go for a swim at the local beach. In the afternoon you will visit your volunteer site for an introduction to your construction volunteering program.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Accommodation in the volunteer accommodation in Cebu in a single gender shared room.

DAY 3-5 – TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY
CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEERING
Work as a volunteer in the construction program where we will be fixing houses of poor people in Cebu. A wonderful way to give back to the local people of the Philippines!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Accommodation in the volunteer accommodation in Cebu in a single gender shared room.

DAY 6 – FRIDAY
ZIPLINING
Today we go to the adventure park to do ziplining!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Accommodation in the volunteer accommodation in Cebu in a single gender shared room.

DAY 7 – SATURDAY
SPEND DAY WITH LOCAL KIDS
Today we spend the day with local kids, playing games with them and handing out sweets. Get to know local life in the Philippines and anjoy a day with the kids.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Accommodation in the volunteer accommodation in Cebu in a single gender shared room.

DAY 8 SUNDAY
CEBU CITY TOUR
Today we do the Cebu City Tour. We visit to historical sites in Cebu City such as the Temple of Leah, the Taoist temple, Magellans cross and santo niño church. Discover this buzzling city!
At about 17:00 we arrive back at the accommodation in Cebu.
Breakfast and dinner included.
Accommodation in the volunteer accommodation in Cebu in a single gender shared room.

DAY 9 – MONDAY
OSLOB
Today we start with the South Cebu Adventure Tour which will take uf to Oslob, Moalboal and Kwasan Waterfalls.
We start with the Oslob Whale Sharks Encounter. We leave very early and travel to Oslob to swim with the Whale Sharks.
After this we check out the amazing Tumalog Falls and have a swim!
We then take the bus to Moalboal  and check into the hotel accommodation in Moalboal.
Breakfast included.
Accommodation in a hotel in Moalboal

DAY 10 – TUESDAY
MOALBOAL
Free day to spend at the beautiful White Beach in Moalboal.
Accommodation in a hotel in Moalboal

DAY 11 – WEDNESDAY
KAWASAN WATERFALLS
We head to one of the most breathtaking waterfalls in the Philippines, the Kawasan Waterfalls. We spend the day swimming in one of the most amazing scenery you have ever seen!
At 14.00 we take the bus back to Cebu City arriving in the evening when a farewell dinner will be organized.
Dinner included.
Accommodation in the volunteer accommodation in Cebu in a single gender shared room.

DAY 12 THURSDAY
CEBU
After breakfast the adventure finishes.
End of the tour.

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances

 

 

Prices of the Philippines Experience

Price in Pounds
625 Pounds

Price in US$
835 US$

Price in AU$
1050 AU$

Price in Euro
695 Euro

What’s included :

Tour as described
Volunteering
Meals as described
Airport pickup
11 Night’s Accommodation
All transport included
Intrance fees
Moalboal
Swim with the Whale Sharks
Tumalog Falls
Kwasan Waterfalls
Tour Guide

Not included : flight, meals on some travel days (cheap to buy in Philippines), insurance, visa, vaccinations, personal expenses

How to Book

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!
Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.
Deposit
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £95, US$135, AU$185 or €125.
Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.

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