With over 7,000 islands in the Philippines the travel possibilities are endless, so at first glance the choice could overwhelm, so I have put together this 30-day travel guide with all the information you will need on what to see and do, which will give you a good insight on the country so you can travel on your own. Also, to help you organize your trip, I have prepared this tour which contains 4 distinct areas of the Philippine archipelago: Palawan, Visayas, Mindanao (Camiguin), and Luzon.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN 30 DAYS IN THE PHILIPPINES
El Nido and Coron, sites of thrilling island hopping experiences which include dreamy white sandy beaches, dramatic rock formations and coral reefs teeming with marine life. Puerto Princesa, with the Underground River National Park, one of the New Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Port Barton, a small village ideal for relaxing, soaking up the local atmosphere and swimming with turtles.
The Visayans or Visayas islands comprise one of the 3 major archipelagos of the Philippines, along with Luzon and Mindanao, in this itinerary you will know: Cebu City, Dumaguete, Apo Island, Siquijor and Bohol (including the Municipality of Anda).
Camiguin, the island born of fire, in contrast to the rest of the Philippine islands, counts on a varied and exuberant nature that makes it unforgettable. It is known for being the island with the most volcanoes in the world per square meter. Among its many attractions are spectacular waterfalls, postcard landscapes, gorgeous beaches, hot springs pools and amazing places for snorkeling.
The island of Luzon is the main and most populated island of the Philippines. We will explore the colonial city of Vigan, the Igorot culture in Sagada present today with the hanging coffins in the Echo Valley, the unforgettable rice terraces of Banaue and Batad and finally the effervescent metropolis of Manila, the national capital of the Philippines.