The Philippines Retreat
The Philippines Retreat
The Philippines Retreat
The Philippines Retreat
The Philippines Retreat
The Philippines Retreat
The Philippines Retreat

The Luxe On A Budget Club

The Philippines Retreat

Regular price £2,499.00
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DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THIS TOUR IS POSTPONED DATES TBD

December 05 - 12 2021

Island Hopping In Paradise

A beautiful archipelago of more than 7000 islands, the Philippines is an eco-lover's paradise that dreams are made of. Few destinations can boast of being named the world's most beautiful and it's not hard to see why - azure waters, cascading waterfalls, luscious green cliffsides make for everlasting memories. Retreat from your hectic lifestyle and join us for the ultimate restorative end to the year.

DREAM BIGGER. TRAVEL DEEPER. DISCOVER MORE. 

Escape the 9 -5 and meet fun like-minded travellers from around the world on the trip of a lifetime!

Tour Highlights

  • Luxury 4-5* Accommodation in Manila, Palawan and Cebu

  • Holistic Spa Day at 5* The Farm, San Benito Wellness Spa

  • El Nido Island Hopping tour with snorkel/kayak

  • Excursion to Oslob to watch / swim with whale sharks

  • Countryside tour of Bohol including Chocolate hills

  • All internal/ domestic transport as per itinerary

  • Professional photoshoot package

  • DAY ONE

    Welcome to the Luxe On A Budget Philippines 'Release and Restore' Retreat!

    Upon arrival in Manila Airport, we will be met one of our local tour operator representatives and transported directly to City Garden Grand Makati Hotel.

    Check-in, relax and later, meet fellow Luxe On A Budget travellers for welcome drinks and dinner (included)

    DAY TWO

    We've got a full day trip to The Philippines’ most exclusive 5* wellness spa - The Farm at San Benito - from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm today. Includes:

    • Refreshing welcome drink

    • 3 Course Deluxe Vegan Lunch 

    • 1 x 60-Minute Relaxation Massage

    • Complimentary WIFI access throughout the resort

    • Participation in daily movement and fitness activities: yoga, meditation, power walks, functional fitness, and more!

    • Use of the resort facilities (Swimming pools, Meditation Pavilions and Pure Energy Gym)

    The rest of day is free at your leisure.

    DAY THREE

    From cosmopolitan cities to breathtaking beaches, we're headed to Palawan!

    Check out and transfer to Manila airport for our flight to El Nido, Palawan where we will be staying at the gorgeous Karuna Villas. We will proceed for about 45 minutes through rural countryside to the spectacular Nacpan Beach. Nacpan is a four-kilometre-long unspoiled stretch of powdery golden sand and pristine azure waters... the perfect place to spend leisure time. Here you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming or laze under a shade of cocunt trees at your leisure. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

    The rest of the day is free at your leisure.

    DAY FOUR

    Discover El Nido’s most beautiful natural landmarks as we join the popular full-day boat trip. We will visit multiple islands and beaches including Miniloc Island’s Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, 7 Commandos Beachand Shimizu Island. You can opt to snorkel among tropical fish, soak up the sun on the beach, or explore the lagoon by kayak.

    After working up an appetite, a tropical lunch will be provided.

    Rest of day is free at leisure.

    DAY FIVE

    After breakfast, we will transfer to El Nido airport to catch a flight to Cebuwhere we will check into Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort. Thereafter, we will proceed for a sightseeing tour of Cebu City and Mactan Island. This tour features the historical and cultural spots in Cebu City with highlights include Magellan’s Cross, Santo Nino Basilica Church and Museum, Casa Gorordo, Yap-San Diego Ancestral House, Taoist Temple, and Fort San Pedro.

    After dinner at a local restaurant, you are welcome to explore the local nightlight in town with the group or head back to the hotel.

    DAY SIX

    Who is up for Whale shark spotting today?!

    Whale sharks are the largest fish on the planet and they can be seen off the coast of Tan-Awan, which is 10km away from Oslob. We will travel by boat to a safe place where it’s possible to swim and interact with these gentle giants. After the unique experience with the sharks, we continue and trek to the base of Kawasan Falls. Kawasan Falls is a beautiful three-stage cascade waterfall with clear turquoise water. It’s the perfect place for a cool and refreshing dip!

    After a local lunch (included), we're heading back to the charms of Cebu.

    Rest of day is free at your leisure.  

    DAY SEVEN

    Rise and shine, today we have a very early start as we head to Bohol via ferry by 6 am. The full-day tour includes a visit to the historical Blood Compact Shrine, the coral stone Baclayon Church, a tour of the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary, which was built to protect the tarsiers, one of the world’s smallest primate and lastly, trek through the man-made forest of Bilar before arriving at the famous Chocolate Hills. 

    We will enjoy a Filipino-style lunch cruise on the Loboc River (included) and discover the verdant forest of Bohol aboard a floating restaurant.

    After the tour, we will transfer for the ferry back to our hotel in  Cebu.

    The rest of the day is free at your leisure.

    DAY EIGHT

    Alas, our time on the Luxe On A Budget Philippines Retreat is over.

    Check-out from the hotel before 12 am and transfer towards Mactan Airport in Cebu for your flight back home.

    Until next time, safe travels home Luxers!

    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: All travellers are required to provide valid proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before departure from their home country.

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