The Philippines is a diverse country known for its limitless hospitality and the friendly smiles of its people. Comprising more than 7,000 islands scattered gracefully along the westernmost rim of the Pacific Ocean, the Philippines offers a diverse and fascinating range of experiences and adventures. Discover a mix of old and new in the bustling capital of Manila from its quaint street stalls and ancient Spanish churches to modern high-rises, shopping malls and karaoke bars. Trek lush green Mt Pinatubo to admire the crater lake and stroll through UNESCO-registered rice terraces of Bangaan at Banaue. And no trip to the Philippines would be complete without a day or two relaxing on one of their many idyllic beaches.