The Philippines is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is no coincidence that 3 of its islands are always in the Top 5 of the most beautiful in the world according to the “Readers’ Choice Awards” of the renowned travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. Endowed with a unique natural beauty, it is possible to find in the more than 7000 islands almost all types of landscapes. LEVA-ME by Joaocajuda.com will show you the beauty of this country that is still not very explored by tourism. We chose our four favorite islands to introduce you to the idyllic beach and lagoons of turquoise blue water, tropical jungle, rivers, waterfalls and rice plantations, its people … all in a 14 day itinerary that will be unforgettable. Pack your suitcase and get ready for a trip full of adventure!
Arrival in Cebu. Transfer from the airport to the hotel (according to the schedule) We meet at the airport or in the hotel.
After we check in we will have the rest of the day to enjoy the beach and recharge our batteries to be prepared for 14 days of adventure.
Meals: Not included
We’ll wake up early. After having a nice breakfast at the hotel, We’ll grab our backpacks and be transfer to the port of Mactan, where we will board on a Ferry. Today we will cross the sea to the island of Bohol, one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines and where we will stay for the next few days.
After arriving at Bohol port, transfer to our hotel, it’s time to check in and relax.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to explore the region of the hotel or Extra Activity * – The Bohol Fields (not included).
Extra Activity: The Bohol Fields
After breakfast, this will be a busy day with several stops:
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the hotel and the beach. Those who want some adventure can rent a scooter and go explore the beaches of the region.
After breakfast it’s time to pack and continue the trip. We’ll continue to Cebu via Ferry. Rest of the day is free at leisure to enjoy the swimming pool and beach.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the hotel and beach or to choose one of the Extra Activity *
Extra Activity * Canyoneering along the Badian River and Kawasan waterfalls (not included).
Get ready for one of the most incredible days of your life. Going down Badian River to the waterfalls of Kawasan is an incredible experience. No ropes are used, all you carry is a helmet and lifejacket. After a 5-minute walk through the forest, you plunge into one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. The tour lasts a few hours and you get to know “movie landscapes”. You will swim in the turquoise waters of the river, jump waterfalls, swim in ponds, go down natural slides and finish the adventure in one of the most beautiful places of the Philippines, the Kawasan falls. At the end, a barbecue will be ready on the beach (lunch included). The activity is almost all day, need 2/3 hours by bus (transfer) to go and 2 hours to come back to the hotel.
Extra Activity: Swim with the whale sharks (not included).
Have you ever dreamed of swimming with these ocean giants? Some are up to 20 meters in length and weigh 12 tons. The activity takes about 30 minutes. You’ll catch a canoe on the beach and move about 200 meters from the beach. Then just jump into the water and swim. Whale sharks are in the open sea. They are not aggressive and only feed on plankton. To do this activity you have to take into account some things: It is forbidden to touch the animals (under penalty of paying a fine or 6 months in prison) and you can not use sunscreen. Lunch included. The location of the activity is around 3 hours from the hotel. Transfer back to the hotel. Free night at leisure.
After having breakfast at the hotel,we will go on a private transfer to Cebu airport, where we will catch a flight to the island of Palawan. After arriving to El Nido, transfer to the hotel. The rest of day is free.
Today is the day to explore the pearls of El Nido. After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll go to our private boat for a day of Island hopping, snorkeling and many dives. We will visit some of the most beautiful islands of El Nido and get to know Shimizu island, 7th commando, Secret Lagoon, Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Secret beachm Hiddem Beach, etc … We will be able to see why Palawan is considered the most beautiful island in the world .
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to explore the shops, restaurants and bars of El Nido, rent a motorbike and visit the rice fields, the beaches of the area or just relax in the hotel’s swimming pool.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to El Nido airport where we will catch a plane to Boracay. Upon arrival to Boracay transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day or Extra Activity * – Tibiao rice fields and Kawa bath (not included).
Extra Activity – Visit to Tibiao rice fields, Kayak, Waterfalls and Kawa bath.
Breakfast is taken early in the morning and the you’ll leave the hotel with the sun rising. You’ll take a boat to Caticlan and then a transfer to Culasi where you will visit the local market. Then continue to Tudo where you will have a continental breakfast while attending a cooking class of Gourmet dishes of the jungle.
Get ready for the adrenaline going down the Kayak River. Arriving the destination you will have a wonderful tribal lunch waiting. To help digestion continue with a walk through rice fields, jungle, bamboo bridges and waterfalls where you can swim.
To finish, nothing better and more original than a Kawa bath, in a huge “pot” with medicinal herbs and heated by firewood. Did you want a different day? Here you go! Transfer to Caticlan, boat to Boracay and transfer to hotel. (Lunch included).
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to get to know Boracay, the most famous island in the Philippines … Boracay is only 7 km long but there are many restaurants, markets, bars and beaches to get to know. Choose the best spot to lie down and sunbathe … coconut water? Massages? There is so much to do.
Breakfast at the hotel. Time to enjoy the last waves on the magnificent white beach in Boracay. Pack your luggage, boat and bus transfer to Caticlan Airport, followed by flight to Cebu. Transfer to the hotel and the rest of the is day and night is free.
Breakfast at the hotel and free morning. Check-out and transfer to Cebu / Mactan airport. Boarding o each traveler to its final destination.
In order to make the trip more accessible to everyone, certain activities are not included in the tour price. Anyway they are pre-arranged, anyone who wants to do any of these activities can book from the the moment you join a tour. So on the days off, each person does what it wants: Stay on the beach, in the hotel pool, go walk around the city’s markets, visit temples or do these activities. You can also book these activities on the spot, but are dependent on available vacancies and prices at the time. (All extra activity prices are subject to change without notice).
Tour Payment conditions:
30% to guarantee your place (non refundable in case of cancellation). Final payment,70%, up to 60 days before the tour. Check out our CANCELLATION POLICY.
Is this trip for me?
This trip is for people who like to have fun and make friends, regardless of age. We are sure that if you come with a relaxed mind you’ll have an unforgettable week. It is important to understand that this is an adventure trip, and so, it is always unforeseen. Traveling in Thailand is not like going to the Four Seasons in Paris …it can happen: to find different animals, the internet can have weak sign or not work, the air conditioning can break, the shower can not come out with so much pressure and hot as in your house, the food may not be as good as your mother’s,etc…But it’s good that everything is different, if not,it wouldn’t worth it to leave home. Also, unfortunately good weather is not guarantee, sometimes it rains, the sea water is stirred and it is important that you know that there may be changes in the itinerary. what it would be a trip without some adventure ?!
If you invite a friend to come on the tour, it is essential that you pass this information. We just don’t want a cranky traveler who has been “dragged” by friends, which can affect the group’s fun and relaxed mood.
What kind of rooms are we staying in?
We will be staying in double rooms. If you are traveling alone, you will be paired with another traveler of the same gender. In some cases you may need to share a triple room. If you are traveling as a couple, you’ll get your own private room. The 5 nights in the boat will also be in a double (or triple) room.
What if I want a single room?
If you want a single room, it may be possible, but you will have to pay an extra fee. Contact us for more information.
When should I buy my flight?
You should buy your flight only after making the payment of the tour and have the confirmation that your reservation in LEVA-ME is completed. After that, we warn you that the tour is confirmed and that you can already buy the flight. (After having a minimum number of participants, which depends on each tour, we contact the travelers signed up to tell them that they can buy the international flight from that moment on.)
Can I go alone?
Of course, most of our travelers sign up individually. It is a trip that you will meet new people and make friends.
Who will share my journey with?
First of all you’ll be throughout the trip with one of the tour leaders, John Cajuda or Mariana Vaz (depending on dates). Then you will spend a week with other travelers, who have many things in common with you, like the passion to travel, the adventure, the discovery … and are looking for new emotions and unforgettable moments in this trip. Usually we have travelers from 20 to 70 years old. I assure you that the atmosphere is very fun and you’ll end the trip with a new group of friends.
The group of travelers traveling all together?
No, there are travelers coming from different parts of the world, so the group meeting point will be the hotel in Cebu.
How do we meet in Cebu?
We’ll take the data and flight schedules of all travelers. There is only one transfer from Cebu airport to the hotel. If you travel in another plane and arrive at the same time or before the majority of the group, you can wait at the airport and we will go all together in this transfer. If you arrive much later to Cebu, you have to go on your own to the hotel. It takes around 15 min from the airport to the Hotel.
I do no have a flight for the day that the tour starts Can I go before?
Of course, but you will be on your own until we meet in the hotel.
Is there an age requirement?
You have to be 18 years old or older. If you are 16, you can come when accompanied by parents. The price is the same as an adult.
Do I need to take any specific equipment?
No, no special equipment necessary, just bring comfortable clothes and shoes, bikini and flip-flops.
Will I have any time to myself?
Of course! We hate tours that book every minute of your day. Our tour will be busy, but there will also be plenty of time to explore on your own!
Why are some lunches not included?
Well, because I like to give you some time to be alone and seize every second of your way. So most of lunches are free,so you can go whatever you want.
What about visas?
PEOPLE WITH PORTUGUESE AND BRAZILIAN PASSPORTS DO NOT NEED TO VISIT TO VISIT THE PHILIPPINES TO TOURISM. MAY REMAIN IN THE COUNTRY UNTIL 21 DAYS.
Health and Vaccines?
We recommend travelers to consult a clinic of Medicine of Travel or talk to your doctor 4-8 weeks before departure.
Regarding Malaria, with the exception of Palawan, the areas we visit are not of concern,. However, you should be advised by the doctor. Show him the Itinerary and follow his directions.
– Hepatitis A: Recommended to all non-immune travelers.
– Hepatitis B: Recommended for all travelers.
– Typhoid fever: Recommended for all travelers wishing to eat foods (liquid or solid) other than in major hotels and restaurants.
– Yellow Fever: Required for all travelers coming from areas endemic to Yellow Fever (eg Brazil). Otherwise without indication.
The Philippines is sometimes seen as a dangerous country for travelers. The Philippines consists of more than 7000 islands, some of them, as is the case of Mindanao in the southern region of the country are dangerous because of extremist group, but these are distant regions that we will not visit. All the islands that we are going to travel to, are island with some tourism and quiet. The people are generally very nice and kind. We never witnessed dangerous situations; on the contrary, we were always welcomed by charming people. Anyway have the usual care, there are pickpockets everywhere, whether in Portugal or in the Philippines.
How many places can I buy at one time for the tour?
As many as you want. The maximum of travelers is 24.
Can I save places?
No, places are only reserved after payment.
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