Family travel in the Philippines is easy to arrange with many rooms large enough to accommodate a young family and plenty of activities fun for kids of all ages. This 9-day holiday starts in Manila to give everyone time to adjust to the time change and see the old district of Intramuros. Then fly to Bohol for some beach time and wildlife viewing. There’s loads to do and space to spread out in a family-friendly beachside boutique resort.
This afternoon your overnight flight arrives in Manila, an energetic city with a historic heart. Your private driver will greet you at Nino Aquino Manila International Airport and transport you to your comfortable accommodation. We’ve not planned anything for this afternoon to allow you to recover from your flight, so relax or head out for a wander.
Today you will tour the walled city of Intramuros on bamboo bicycles. Your guide will explain the history of the walled city as you cycle leisurely along on a hand-made bicycle. See the UNESCO-designated Saint Augustin Church, Fort Santiago, and other historic buildings. Exploring by bicycle allows you to see more of this historical area and absorb the sights and sounds of what was once the heart of Manila. The tour including time to reach Intramuros and return to your hotel takes approximately 4 hours. You may wish to have lunch in the old city, and the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
After breakfast your driver will collect you and take you to the airport for a flight to Bohol. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your seaside resort to check in to a one-bedroom suite large enough for a family of four.
On two of your days in Bohol, we’ve arranged for full and half-day tours. One morning, head out on the water to look for dolphins and whale sharks on the way to Pamilacan and Balicasag islands where you can snorkel and swim with sea turtles. Another day, your private driver and guide will take you inland to see the Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Sanctuary, and Butterfly Center before you join a lunch cruise on the Loboc River. Afterward, you’ll visit fishermen and go for a leisurely kayak on the Abatan River.
Your other three days in Panglao are unplanned so the kids can join in the hotel’s afternoon activities, splash in the pool, play on the beach or on the playground, and partake of treats like popsicles on hot days. Mountain bikes and paddle boards can be used by all and there’s ample space to run or cycle on the resort’s property. Adults can visit the spa, arrange for diving and relax pool or oceanside. Consider adding an evening of kayaking through mangroves to look for fireflies.
This morning your driver will deliver you to the airport in Bohol where you’ll fly to Manila and connect to your international flight home. Safe travels!
This itinerary costs from £1130 per person B&B and is based on two adults and two children under the age of 12 sharing during the high season (Nov-May) excluding the Christmas and New Year, Chinese New Year, Easter, and other holiday periods. The price includes all private transfers and domestic travel but not international flights.
International flights tend to cost between £400 and £700 per person return – do ask us for advice. Alternatively we can book the flights for you but a booking fee may apply.