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Manila and Puerto Galera

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MANILA
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MANILA

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Itinerary

Day 1: Manila.-
Welcome to Manila. After the border and customs procedures, an assistant (normally Spanish-speaking, although sometimes English) will be waiting for you after the baggage claim to take you to your hotel. Manila, capital of the Philippines and located on the island of Luzon. The city was called the “Pearl of the East” as a result of its location at the centre of the vital sea trade routes across the Pacific.  
The hotel we normally use is very close to the “Mall of Asia”, the largest shopping centre in the city, with avant-garde architectural shapes and where we can find a large number of shops and restaurants. Dinner included and accommodation. 

Note: Depending on the arrival times of most of the participants, the dinner may be included the next day.
Day 2: Manila.-
09.30 hrs.- We start our visit by including a city tour to get to know our surroundings. First of all we will discover the Manila inside the walls, the Spanish walled city founded by Legazpi in 1571, or what remains of it, especially after the destruction wrought by the Second World War. We will visit the Bonifacio Fortress to see the life of our national hero, José Rizal, and how the person who, according to literature, cause the people’s revolution, fought for the freedom of the Philippines. We will also visit Manila Cathedral. Free time for lunch before going on our way to visit the Church of St Augustine. We will have the chance for a ride on horse and carriage through the city. In the afternoon, we will go to the city of Aseana, a new shopping district and the modern side of Manila, where there will be free time for shopping. Return to the hotel and accommodation.
Day 3: Manila- Taal- Batangas- Puerto Galera.-
Distance by road: 145 km 
Scenery: Pretty green scenery and mountains, boat trip on a lake.  
Note: We recommend wearing comfortable footwear if you want to climb up to the crater at Lake Taal. Have your documents to hand; you might sometimes be asked for them when embarking for the island of Mindoro.
   
08.00 hrs.- Manila – Departure -. We travel south, to the spectacular Lake TAAL, an immense lake inside an ancient volcanic crater.   
10.00 hrs.- Población – arrival -. Here on the shores of the lake we embark for a cruise in pretty scenery to the island in the lake. The crossing takes around 30 minutes. … This island is a semi active volcano, and when we arrive we will accompany you on a walk to the crater or you can rent a horse to get to the summit. Inside the crater, there is another small lake! The walk to the summit takes around 45 minutes (in a normal physical shape). After the climb, a chance to admire the crater before walking back down to our boat to Poblacion.    
13.00 hrs.- Poblacion – Arrival and lunch included
14.00 hrs.- Poblacion – Departure -, we continue to the town of Batangas, in the China sea. 
15.15 hrs.- Batangas – Arrival -. We get on a ferry (scheduled to leave at 15.45 hrs.- but with a variable timetable) for the island of MINDORO, and after a crossing of almost two hours, we reach PUERTO GALERA. Transfer to the hotel and free time to enjoy this paradisiacal place by the sea, dinner and accommodation.  
Day 4: Puerto Galera.-
Distance covered: 50 km 
Scenery: Very pretty seaside scenery. 
Note: Take your swimsuit! You can use it at the waterfalls and on the beaches! We also advise you to take your sun protection and footwear for swimming (flip-flops or similar). In the warm water of these paradisiacal seas live some species of jellyfish and other fish with very dangerous stings! 

09.00 hrs.- We start our visit to the area. First of all we will go to a Magyan village, a people very proud of its history, traditions, craftwork and characteristic architecture; after this, we can admire the scenery of Boquete Island and will have time in the centre of Puerto Galera to see the cannon of the former Spanish galley sunk in its neighbouring waters. Then we will go to the Tamaraw Waterfall, where, if you wish, you can swim in its waters. Lunch included. Afternoon free, you can enjoy the beaches or take an optional boat trip around the islands.
Day 5: Puerto Galera- Manila.-
Distance by road: 110 km. 
   
07.00 hrs.- Puerto Galera, departure from the hotel after breakfast. We take the ferry again to go back to Batangas, from whence we continue by road to Manila  
12.00 hrs.- MANILA – Arrival and end of trip - (or additional nights if you requested them)  

Price includes

Included

  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: MANILA
  • Excursion: City of Aseana in MANILA, Village of the Magyans, Boquete Island, Tamaraw waterfall in PUERTO GALERA
  • Boat: Taal Lake in TAAL
  • Ticket admission: Santiago Fortress, Manila Cathedral, St. Agustine´s Church, Ride on a calesa in MANILA, Taal Volcano in TAAL, Puerto Galera - Island of Luzon in PUERTO GALERA
  • Ferry: Batangas - Island of Mindoro in PAGE SEMI-PROTECTED BATANGAS CITY
  • 2 Lunch included in: TAAL, PUERTO GALERA
  • 3 dinner included in: MANILA, MANILA, PUERTO GALERA

Planned Hotels

PHILIPPINES
HOTEL TRYP BY WYNDHAM MALL OF ASIA MANILA
****
28408000

Seaside Boulevard, Corner J.W. Diokno Blvd, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
1308 MANILA
FILIPINAS
HOTEL SUNSET AT ANINUAN BEACH RESORT
***
28972652

Aninuan, Puerto Galera
000 PUERTO GALERA
FILIPINAS
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