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There may be over 300,000 square kilometers of coastline boasting some of the world’s best islands and dive sites but there is still so much more to the Philippines than its postcard-worthy beaches. Make your trip extraordinary with a different kind of adventure. Here are just a few of the must-do experiences you should include in your itinerary to this Southeast Asian archipelago.
Mt. Pulag, Benguet
Step foot into what is known as the Philippines’ “Playground of the Gods”. Mt. Pulag, the third highest in the country, is a popular trek in Luzon for professional climbers and even for non-hikers due to its famous sea of clouds.
La Paz/Paoay Sand Dunes, Ilocos Norte
Sand dunes in a tropical country? Yes, the Philippines has that and you can experience it only in Ilocos Norte. Slide down the sandy cliffs using a concave board and get on a bumpy ATV or 4×4 ride in La Paz for its steeper drops or Paoay for an excellent view of the beach.
Sagada, Mountain Province
An adventure like no other awaits you in Sagada. Explore secret chambers and wade through ice-cold waters of the Lumiang Cave to Sumaguing Cave. This 3-4 hour spelunking activity is not for the faint of heart.
Bantayan Island, Cebu
Adrenaline junkies get an awesome perspective of the Philippines with skydiving in Cebu. But if this is too extreme for you, paragliding is a good alternative. Head over to either Sarangani, Carmona in Cavite or Narvacan in Ilocos Sur.
One of Southeast Asia’s most exciting capitals, Manila is a good starting point to discover the colonial history and the hustle and bustle of the Philippines. Take a kalesa (horse-carriage) ride to tour Intramuros, once the seat of Spanish power, then explore the city’s huge malls and taste a variety of Philippine cuisine.
Look forward to experiencing new things and making memories of a lifetime in the Philippines without worry. Your ultimate getaway is a recipient of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp! As a globally recognized ‘safe travels’ destination, traveling to the Philippines can be safe and fun in the new normal. Currently, there are restrictions on travel. Check the latest guidelines before departure and always follow local health advice.
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