Saturday, 31 May 2014

New Dive Safaris Now Added to Our Website...

We're delighted to have added two new Diving Itineraries to our website - Dive Safaris.

The first is a 5 Day Itinerary entitled the Central Visayas Dive Safari where participants will visit Moalboal, Apo Island, Siquijor Island, and Panglao Island, Bohol - See more HERE... 

There is also a Big Fish Dive Safari which is 12 Days and which covers Cebu City, Malapascua IslandBay Bay, LeyteMacrohon, Leyte, before returning to Cebu City. You can view this itinerary HERE >>

Both itineraries are operated by our associates, SeaQuest Dive Center.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Direct Flight Connections to Philippines Luxury Resorts...

Although most luxury resorts around the Philippines have domestic airports not too far away, there are a few that either have their own aircraft, with direct flights, or a small airport that mainly serves them.

We thought it would be a good idea to highlight these latter options, as it could appeal to visitors looking for a luxury resort which may be reached with ease.

The resorts that have their own private planes include Amanpulo and Huma. The El Nido Resorts - Miniloc, Lagen, Pangulasian, and Ampulit, are all served by the small, and convenient El Nido landing strip, and the ITI airline.

You'll see that we've added little graphic flashes to highlight these resorts on our Luxury Pages...

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Conference & Event Planning in the Philippines...

Let Philippine Trails look after your conference or special event!

If you are looking to arrange a meeting or special event, one of our management team will work with you at every step of the way to ensure your occasion goes smoothly.

Custom Event Planning including  Business Meetings, Conferences, Team Building, Weddings, Family Gatherings etc.

Locations include main city locations such as Manila, Cebu, Davao etc., as well as regional & resort locations such as Baguio, Boracay, Laoag, La Union, Puerto Galera, Puerto Princesa, Subic, etc., etc.

From small groups to larger parties, we can arrange Conference Rooms and Meeting Rooms to accommodate all numbers.

Accommodation from Standard to Five Star Luxury Hotels and Resorts.

Audio-Visual Equipment included, (please advise us of your specific requirements).

Ancillary Excursions & Activities, such as Local Guided Tours, Golf, Trekking, Sailing may also be arranged

See more HERE...

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Shorter Liveaboard Excursions in the Calamian Islands, Philippines...

If you're into Scuba Diving, and interested in a Liveaboard, but only for a short duration of 2 or 3 nights, we can offer this through our associates in the Calamian islands, Philippines. A short trip is perfect for those that wish to incorporate a Liveaboard with a land-based stay, or other activities!

The Calamian Islands is a major Philippines diving destination. Being at the northern tip of the coral triangle, just a short distance from the Mindoro Strait, this was described by Jacques Cousteau as “the last frontier for diving and natural beauty,”

Apo Reef is a perfect reef to dive from a Liveaboard. There are more than 500 coral plus countless fish species. The deep blue waters even make Hammerhead sharks visible. Cruise along with Sharks, Jacks, Rays, Barracudas, Tunas, Turtles and seemingly endless schools of Fusiliers. In shallower areas even beginners find this reef amazing with its diversity of marine life.

Other areas covered by Liveaboard trips include the famous Coron Wrecks, and Busuanga Island.

More information on our Liveaboard Page HERE >>

For Holidays, the Philippines is a Great Alternative to Thailand...

The recent coup in Thailand has naturally worried many tourists planning to visit, especially considering the curfew and other restrictions that the army has imposed.

Although we hope things can rapidly return to normal, some people considering a holiday in the Far East are now looking at other destinations as an alternative.

To them, we'd recommend the Philippines - an archipelago of 7,107 tropical island in the Pacific Ocean.

Renowned for their smiles, friendliness, and hospitality, Filipinos welcome visitors to their shores. And English is widely spoken too!

Try a tour of the island, trekking, sailing, snorkelling, diving, kayaking, or simply taking in the scenery, and soaking up the experience.

Make the Philippines your next destination, for a holiday you'll long remember...

Find out More from our Website >>

Monday, 19 May 2014

New Tours of the Philippines Main Island - Luzon

Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos, Luzon, Philippines
Luzon is the largest of the Philippine islands, and it's where you'll find Manila, its capital.

There is so much to see and do on Luzon, that you could spend several weeks exploring just this one island alone, without venturing to other destinations within the country. 

The Rice Terraces
Realising this, we have now created a couple of new tour suggestions for visitors to consider.

The first is an exploration of the north of the island - "North Luzon Discovery", and we recommend 12 days for this. The tour includes iconic destinations such as the historic Spanish style city of Vigan to the north, and Banaue and Bontoc, home of the amazing Rice Terraces, in the Cordillera Mountains, Along the way we visit Laoag, Pagudpud, with its fabulous beaches, Paoay Church, Sagada and its caves and hanging coffins, and Baguio - "City of Pines".
Paoay Church
There's an option to extend the tour, to include Hundred Islands, Alaminos, La Union, and Tarlac, where we travel to Mt Pinatubo - site of the last century's most devastating volcano eruption. 

A more encompassing tour is one we've named "North & South Luzon Loop", where we recommend 21 days at least. This tour includes all of the places mentioned above, and also includes the south of Luzon island. Additional destinations include the Bicol region - Legaspi, Mayon Volcano, and Donsol, with its whale sharks. Also Tagaytay, Taal Volcano and Lake, Villa Escudero, and finally we conclude with  a relaxing few days spent at Puerto Galera, just across the water from Batangas, on Mindoro Island.