From  £2340
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore the awe-inspiring Banaue Rice Terraces
  • Local interaction with Igorots in Banaue
  • Discover Vigan, a UNESCO World Heritage City
  • See the Hanging Coffins in Sagada
  • See the historic Paoay Church in Laoag
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Culture and Peaks Group Tour

8 Day Tour, from £2340 per person
Itinerary Dates
20242025
27 May  -  03 Jun
03 Jun  -  10 Jun
10 Jun  -  17 Jun
17 Jun  -  24 Jun
24 Jun  -  01 Jul
04 Nov  -  11 Nov
11 Nov  -  18 Nov
18 Nov  -  25 Nov
25 Nov  -  02 Dec
02 Dec  -  09 Dec
09 Dec  -  16 Dec
06 Jan  -  13 Jan
13 Jan  -  20 Jan
20 Jan  -  27 Jan
03 Feb  -  10 Feb
10 Feb  -  17 Feb
17 Feb  -  24 Feb
24 Feb  -  03 Mar
03 Mar  -  10 Mar
10 Mar  -  17 Mar
17 Mar  -  24 Mar
24 Mar  -  31 Mar

Join this comprehensive 8-day group tour across the Philippines, commencing in Manila. Journey to Banaue for scenic trekking in typical Ifugao Villages, complemented by visits to hanging coffins and subterranean caves in Sagada. The itinerary includes a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vigan, in Ilocos, followed by a brief city tour in Laoag before returning to Manila by flight. This meticulously crafted tour seamlessly combines cultural exploration and nature experiences, fostering a unique camaraderie amongst participants as they share this captivating journey through the Philippines.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO THE PHILIPPINES
Fly to Manila
DAY 2
ARRIVE MANILA
Manila

Upon arrival in Manila, a dedicated driver will meet you for your private transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Accommodation
Coro Hotel
DAY 3
MANILA - BANAUE
Banaue Rice Terraces

After breakfast, join the group for the journey to Banaue in an air-conditioned vehicle via the North Expressway, reaching Bacolor Pampanga in two hours. Bacolor, severely affected by the Mount Pinatubo eruption in June 1993, showcases the Basilica, a local landmark buried three-quarters in lahar. The drive continues through picturesque countryside and the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya, with a brief lunch stop in San Jose City. Passing through Dalton Pass and Bagabag, the journey culminates in a late afternoon arrival in Banaue for guesthouse check-in. (B)

Accommodation
Banaue Hotel
DAY 4
BANAUE RICE TERRACES
Banaue Rice Terraces

After breakfast, your guide will take you to a viewpoint for a stunning panorama of the Banaue Rice Terraces, known as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." Carved into the Cordillera Mountains over 2,000 years ago by the Ifugao people, these terraces showcase a harmonious blend of agriculture and landscape. Head to Hapao for a terrace hike, offering an opportunity to explore Ifugao villages and engage with locals, before returning to your hotel. (B)

Accommodation
Banaue Hotel
DAY 5
SAGADA
Sagada

After early breakfast and check-out, head to Sagada. Stop at Bontoc Museum en route to explore Cordillera's cultural heritage. Sagada offers a glimpse into unique burial practices with the Hanging Coffins, believed to span over 2,000 years. Embraced by the Igorots, this practice involves suspending coffins on limestone cliffs to bring the deceased closer to ancestral spirits. Explore the Burial Caves, unveiling local rituals, and relax in the serene Eco Valley amid lush landscapes. (B)

Accommodation
Masferre Inn
DAY 6
VIGAN
Vigan

Check out after breakfast and head to Vigan via a scenic coastal route (approx. 5 hours). Upon arrival, check in at a central hotel and explore Vigan's UNESCO-listed heritage with a kalesa tour. Discover Calle Crisologo's colonial charm, characterised by preserved structures and antique shops.

Accommodation
Hotel Felicidad
DAY 7
VIGAN - LAOAG - MANILA
Laoag

After an early breakfast, depart from the group to journey to Laoag for your domestic flight back to Manila. Explore Laoag, the provincial hub of Ilocos Norte, renowned for the UNESCO Heritage site, San Agustin Church (Paoay Church), a globally celebrated baroque masterpiece. Visit St. William's Cathedral, where the belltower gradually sinks due to soft soil. Conclude with lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Laoag Airport. Upon your Manila arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel for check-in. (B)

Accommodation
Coro Hotel
DAY 8
DEPART MANILA
Manila

Following check-out, proceed to the airport for your return flight to the UK. If you wish to extend your stay and explore one of the numerous beautiful islands in the Philippines, feel free to contact us for additional options and arrangements. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £2340 per person

Price Includes

  • Return International flights as per the itinerary
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • All entrance fees on sightseeing tours as specified

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions

Price Notes

Please note that this group tour departs every Wednesday These are guaranteed group departure tours operated in conjunction with our Philippines partners and are not exclusive to Regent Holidays’ clients. They operate with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 14 people. Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard.


Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
27 May 2024
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03 Jun 2024
£2340 £400
03 Jun 2024
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10 Jun 2024
£2340 £400
10 Jun 2024
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17 Jun 2024
£2340 £400
17 Jun 2024
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24 Jun 2024
£2340 £400
24 Jun 2024
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01 Jul 2024
£2340 £400
04 Nov 2024
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11 Nov 2024
£2340 £400
11 Nov 2024
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18 Nov 2024
£2340 £400
18 Nov 2024
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25 Nov 2024
£2340 £400
25 Nov 2024
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02 Dec 2024
£2340 £400
02 Dec 2024
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09 Dec 2024
£2340 £400
09 Dec 2024
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16 Dec 2024
£2340 £400
06 Jan 2025
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13 Jan 2025
£2340 £400
13 Jan 2025
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20 Jan 2025
£2340 £400
20 Jan 2025
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27 Jan 2025
£2340 £400
03 Feb 2025
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10 Feb 2025
£2340 £400
10 Feb 2025
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17 Feb 2025
£2340 £400
17 Feb 2025
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24 Feb 2025
£2340 £400
24 Feb 2025
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03 Mar 2025
£2340 £400
03 Mar 2025
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10 Mar 2025
£2340 £400
10 Mar 2025
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17 Mar 2025
£2340 £400
17 Mar 2025
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24 Mar 2025
£2340 £400
24 Mar 2025
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31 Mar 2025
£2340 £400

Tour Route Map


  1. Philippines, Manila
  2. Philippines, Banaue
  3. Philippines, Sagada
  4. Philippines, Vigan
  5. Philippines, Laoag
  6. Philippines, Manila

Tour Accommodation

Coro Hotel
Coro Hotel
Coro Hotel Coro Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Manila and is one of our favourite hotels in the city due to its location. It's just 1.3km from Power Plant Mall and the hotel's proximity to......
Banaue Hotel
Banaue Hotel
Banaue Hotel Situated at the entrance of the Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue Hotel caters to nature enthusiasts at an altitude of 4,000 feet. Surrounded by mountains and tribal villages, the......
Masferre Inn
Masferre Inn Masferré Country Inn is located in the heart of Sagada, within walking distance of the renowned hanging coffins, providing comfortable accommodation in the town. The inn......
Hotel Felicidad
Hotel Felicidad Hotel Felicidad is a boutique hotel in Vigan, Ilocos Sur right in the middle of the historic city, close to important places like Syquia Mansion, Plaza Burgos, Plaza Salcedo and the......

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