Luxe On A Budget Tours:

Philippines Retreat

*06 - 13th December 2020

EXP

LORE

A beautiful archipelago of more than 7000 islands, the Philippines is an eco-paradise many dreams are made of.

CUL

TURE

A curious blend of Western pop culture with traditional Filipino etiquette, immerse yourself.

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XE

Luxe On A Budget Tours is peeling back the veil and helping you dream bigger, travel deeper & discover more

Tour Highlights

  • Luxury 4-5* accommodation in Manila, Palawan and Cebu 

  • Welcome drinks, local lunch/dinner as per itinerary

  • Full day at The Farm, San Benito Wellness Spa

  • El Nido Island Hopping tour with snorkel/kayak

  • Excursion to Oslob to watch / swim with whale sharks

  • Countryside tour of Bohol including Chocolate hills

  • All internal/ domestic transport as per itinerary

  • Group videographer and 1 x photoshoot

Tour Details

Join us as we lift the veil and present the perfect winter escape to The Philippines. Few destinations can boast of being named the world's most beautiful and it's not hard to see why - azure waters, cascading waterfalls, luscious green cliffsides make for everlasting memories. Retreat from your hectic lifestyle and join us for a restorative end to the year.

DAY ONE

MANILA AIRPORT TO MANILA

Welcome to the Luxe On A Budget Philippines 'Release and Restore' Retreat!

 

Upon arrival in Manila Airport, we will be met one of our local tour operator representatives from Travel Palawan and transported directly to City Garden Grand Makati Hotel.

Check-in, relax and later, meet fellow Luxe On A Budget travellers for welcome drinks

day two

THE FARM AT SAN BENITO FULL DAY

We've got a full day trip to The Philippines premiere wellness spa - The Farm at San Benito - from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm today. Includes:

  • Refreshing welcome drink

  • 3 Course Deluxe Vegan Lunch 

  • 1 x 60-Minute Relaxation Massage

  • Complimentary WIFI access throughout the resort

  • Participation in daily movement and fitness activities: yoga, meditation, power walks, functional fitness, and more!

  • Use of the resort facilities (Swimming pools, Meditation Pavilions and Pure Energy Gym)

DAY THREE

MANILA TO PALAWAN

NACPAN BEACH

From the cosmopolitan city to breathtaking beaches, we're headed to Palawan!

 

Check out and transfer to Manila airport for our flight to El Nido, Palawan where we will be staying at the gorgeous Karuna Villas. We will proceed for about 45 minutes through rural countryside to the spectacular Nacpan Beach. Nacpan is a four-kilometre-long unspoiled stretch of powdery golden sand and pristine azure waters... the perfect place to spend leisure time. Here you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming or laze under a shade of cocunt trees at your leisure. Lunch at local restaurant included.

DAY FOUR

EL NIDO ISLAND HOPPING

Discover El Nido’s most beautiful natural landmarks as we join the popular full-day boat trip. We will visit multiple islands and beaches including Miniloc Island’s Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, 7 Commandos Beach and Shimizu Island. You can opt to snorkel among tropical fish, soak up the sun on the beach, or explore the lagoon by kayak.

After working up an appetite, lunch will be provided. Rest of day is free at leisure.

DAY FIVE

EL NIDO TO CEBU

CEBU TOUR

After breakfast, we will transfer to El Nido airport to catch a flight to Cebu where we will check into Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort. Thereafter, we will proceed for a sightseeing tour of Cebu City and Mactan Island. This tour features the historical and cultural spots in Cebu City with highlights include Magellan’s Cross, Santo Nino Basilica Church and Museum, Casa Gorordo, Yap-San Diego Ancestral House, Taoist Temple, and Fort San Pedro.

 

After dinner at a local restaurant, you are welcome to explore the nightlight in town or head back to the hotel.

DAY SIX

OSLOB WHALE SHARK SPOTTING

Who is up for Whale shark spotting today?!

 

Whale sharks are the largest fish on the planet and they can be seen off the coast of Tan-Awan, which is 10km away from Oslob. We will travel by boat to a safe place where it’s possible to swim and interact with these gentle giants. After the unique experience with the sharks, we continue and trek to the base of Kawasan Falls. Kawasan Falls is a beautiful three-stage cascade waterfall with clear turquoise water. It’s the perfect place for a cool and refreshing dip!

 

After a local lunch, we're heading back to Cebu. Rest of day is free at your leisure.  

DAY SEVEN

CEBU TO BOHOL

Rise and shine, today we have a very early start as we head to Bohol via ferry by 6 am. The full-day tour includes a visit to the historical Blood Compact Shrine, the coral stone Baclayon Church, a tour of the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary, which was built to protect the tarsiers, one of the world’s smallest primate and lastly, trek through the man-made forest of Bilar before arriving at the famous Chocolate Hills

 

We will enjoy a Filipino-style lunch cruise on the Loboc River and discover the verdant forest of Bohol aboard at a floating restaurant.

 

After the tour, we will transfer for the ferry back to our hotel in  Cebu. 

DAY EIGHT

CEBU TO AIRPORT

Alas, our time on the Luxe On A Budget Philippines Retreat is over.

 

Check-out from the hotel before 12 am and transfer towards Mactan Airport in Cebu for your flight back home,

Until next time, safe travels home Luxers!

book this trip if:

  • An end of year wellness and holistic retreat appeals

  • A mix of adventure sports and rich culture /history excites

  • You are interested in new experiences and self-guided exploring

  • You are easy-going social and enjoy off the beaten track adventures

  • You're ready to connect with fun, like-minded professionals on your travels

also included:

  • Luxury 4-5* accommodation in Manila, Palawan and Cebu 

  • Daily buffet / continental breakfast at respective hotels 

  • Welcome drinks, local lunch/dinner as itinerary

  • Full day at The Farm, San Benito with lunch

  • All internal/ domestic transport as per itinerary

  • Sightseeing tours and activities as per itinerary

  • Entrance fees and English speaking guide

not included:

  • International flights

  • Activities not listed

  • Visa and passport fees

  • Beverages during meals

  • Drinks (and meals) not listed

  • Travel and contents insurance

  • Personal expenses including gratuities and tips

PHILIPPINES RETREAT

06-12th December 2020 | £1900 / $2400 full | £150 / $200 deposit

Monthly payment plan available; last payment due 4 weeks prior to event date. Booking deposit non-refundable. 

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