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The Philippines
The Philippines
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The Philippines - A warm, friendly welcome awaits you

Thousands of islands scattered around the azure blue waters of the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, eternally warmed by the tropical sun, make up the Philippines. Add to this people from a mix of cultures – Chinese, Malay, Spanish and American – all filled with fun, laughter and a lifestyle of festivals and music and you have an intoxicating and intriguing recipe for enjoyment and relaxation.

Why visit The Philippines?

  • Powdery white sand beaches
  • Island hopping
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Friendly people
  • Picturesque rice terraces
  • Mystical tribal villages

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Our vastly experienced travel advisors are passionate about The Philippines. With first-hand knowledge of when and where to go they can create the perfect holiday experience for you, at the best possible price.

The facts:

Flight duration: Flights to Manila take approximately 14 hours non-stop from the UK. Cebu is 1 hours from Manila by air, Boracay is an hour by air from Manila or 45 minutes by air from Cebu; Bohol is around 1 hours flying time from Manila; and Palawan is around 1 hour 20 minutes by air from Manila.

Recommended airlines flying non-stop from the UK to Manila: Philippine Airlines.

Local time: GMT +8 hours.

Currency: Peso

Language: Filipino, but English is widely spoken.

Passports & visas: A full British passport, which is machine readable and valid for six months beyond your return date is required.

Health: Vaccinations may be required and are strongly recommended. Your GP will be able to provide you with specific advice on the destinations in your itinerary.

Best time to travel: The Philippines has many different micro-climates, but there are two main seasons: the dry season from November to May and the wet season from June to October.

Departure tax: 750 Pesos is payable on departure from Cebu.