The Philippines Itinerary for A Friend

A British friend asked me about how to spend nine days in The Philippines. Here is what I could think of awesome vacation in that archipelago.

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Monday – January 9, 2017

Arrive at Manila.

Tuesday – January 10, 2017

Morning: Visit Malacanang Presidential Palace, join 2 hours of guided tour. My notes: https://perjalananbunda.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/malacanang-palace/

Noon: Take jeepney ride to Quiapo Church (https://www.lonelyplanet.com/philippines/manila/attractions/quiapo-church/a/poi-sig/391357/357305). I planned a walking tour but didnt work because there was major religious event on that day (https://perjalananbunda.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/a-day-in-quiapo/).

Evening at Quiapo Muslim Town would be a great experience (http://www.pacifiqa.com/culture/9-things-to-do-in-quiapos-muslim-town/).

Wednesday – January 11, 2017

Book a day tour to Corregidor Island (https://perjalananbunda.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/corregidor-island-the-philippines/).

Night: Go to Makati to get a massage?

Thursday – January 12, 2017

Morning: Intramuros.

Noon: Rizal Park.

Afternoon: Ocean Park (dont miss that awesome nightly show at 7pm)

https://goo.gl/maps/UdAzQePUaPN2

intramuros-rizal-park-ocean-park

January 13-16, 2017

MINDANAO ISLAND

Start your journey with Cebu Pacific’s first flight from Manila to Cotabato (ETD 4:55/ETA 6:40). It would be only £50 including tuna meal package.

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After Shalat Jum’at at Masjid Hasanal Bolkiah (http://www.choosephilippines.com/do/history-and-culture/479/Golden_Mosque/), then start exploring the island.

Top 10 Attractions in Cotabato

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g294252-Activities-Mindanao.html

Explore the Diving and Snorkeling Sites of Mindanao

http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/travel/ph-travel/89575-beautiful-beaches-waterfalls-lakes-mindanao

Top 23 Amazing Destinations in Mindanao

Top 10 Tourist Spots in Mindanao

January 16-19, 2017

PALAWAN ISLAND

Get Monday morning flight from Mindanao to Puerto Princessa (via Manila because no direct flight), then explore Palawan Island.

Favorite Tourist Attractions in Palawan, Philippines

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g294257-Activities-Puerto_Princesa_Palawan_Island_Palawan_Province_Mimaropa.html

https://www.buzzfeed.com/isabellelaureta/feelin-like-a-princesa

12 THINGS TO DO IN PUERTO PRINCESA

https://nature.new7wonders.com/wonders/puerto-princessa-underground-river-philippines/

Thursday – January 19, 2017

Morning flight from Puerto Princessa to Manila, then fly back to London.