Discover the best of the Philippines on an unforgettable adventure tour! Come swim with whale sharks, wander through rice terraces, explore deserted islands, admire volcanoes and surf the best waves in the Philippines!
Your tour starts as soon as you arrive at Manila airport, where we will welcome you with open arms! We’ll have some free time in the city before taking a night bus to Banaue, in northern Luzon.
This morning, we will start our hike in the spectacular rice terraces of Banaue – a UNESCO World Heritage Site! We will start slowly and the hike is easy, giving you the chance to fully admire the magnificent landscape that surrounds you. Our local guide will also teach us more about the culture and customs of the region, as well as the terraces dating back from more than 2000 years.
Today, our hike through the rice fields continues. Again, we will walk at our own pace through the traditional villages of the region. We will stop in Batad to spend the night in our accommodation with a spectacular view of the terraces!
This is our last day of hiking to fill up with fresh air before returning to the metropolis. Keep an eye out for bulols, the “guardians” of the terraces, and for members of the Ifugao tribe wearing their traditional costumes!
At the end of the day, we will take a night bus to return to Manila.
We are back in Manila where we will have some free time to rest. Then, we will visit some districts of this huge city, before taking a night bus to Legazpi – host of the spectacular Mayon volcano!
We will arrive in Legazpi early this morning. We will have some free time to rest before going to admire the famous Mayon Volcano – a volcano with a perfect cone measuring 2462m! The more daring of the group will have the option of doing ATV at the base of the volcano, directly on the lava!
To all animal-lovers out there, you may remember this day your entire life! We will go to Donsol, a pretty fishing village where boats will take us to one of the most impressive and friendly marine animals in the world: whale sharks!
* In order to respect the values of Yulgo Travels, this activity is carried out in an eco-responsible manner. This experience is highly regulated to ensure the safety, health and well-being of animals.
As in any natural interaction with animals, we can not guarantee the sight of whale sharks. However, these animals migrate to the region between November and June, with a peak in April, hence the selection of our travel dates in accordance.
Today, we will fly to the surfing capital of the Philippines: Siargao Island! This island has much more to offer than beautiful waves – “oceans” of palm trees, a relaxed atmosphere, neighboring desert islands, emerald green lagoons, natural pools and much more! You will have the rest of the day free to explore.
We will finish the day with a delightful yoga class.
A trip to Siargao is not complete without island hopping! We will visit the most spectacular of the neighboring islands of Siargao, Corregidor island! A typical Filipino feast will be prepared for you by the residents of the island.
We explore the must-sees and the hidden gems of the island aboard our motorcycles – if it suits the group – or aboard a tuk-tuk. Several stops are on our route: the Magpapungko natural pools, caves, the famous swing palm tree and many more breathtaking views!
We’ll close the day with a relaxing yoga class on the beach.
Today, you have a completely free day! Many options are available for you: surf lesson, Sugba Lagoon, Island Hopping or simply enjoying the beach… there are so many options in Siargao! For a direct interaction with the locals, we also offer a volunteer activity with a local organization working with children in isolated villages on the island. Your participation in this activity is entirely voluntary.
We’ll end the day with a yoga class on the beach.
Enjoy your last moments on this paradise island this morning before taking a flight back to Manila. We’ll have a free afternoon in Manila.
We will bring you to the airport to say our goodbyes. See you on the next adventure!
In your free time, you are welcome to try various activities.
*Optional activities are entirely at your expense*
We carefully select all of our accommodations to ensure your comfort, safety and convenience. In Manila & Siargao, we will stay in hostels that meet these criterias. All our accommodations are also located near amenities such as markets, restaurants, etc.
During our 3-day hike, we will stay with locals in “guesthouse” type accommodations. The villagers will welcome you for a completely authentic experience!
Entry formalities: Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.
No visa is required for a stay less than 30 days.
This is Athan, our local guide who will accompany you throughout your 3-day hike in the rice terraces. Being extremely friendly, Athan loves meeting and interacting with travelers from all over the world. He will definitely make your stay in the region more enjoyable!
Athan was born in the region and he grew up in Banaue, which means he knows the area by heart! He has his bachelor’s degree in tourism and has been guiding groups for several years in these magnificent rice fields. Athan will ensure your comfort and safety during this hike while promising you lots of fun in these spectacular landscapes!
Yulgo Travels is a travel agency in Montreal offering organized trips for everyone: adventure tours, volunteer trips, yoga retreats, diving trips, only-women groups, filmmaking retreats and ski trips. We also offer a Travel Companion service to accompany people with disabilities on their own trip.
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