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Philippines Travel Guide: Embarking on an Island Adventure

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With many amazing beaches, the Philippines is an archipelago in South-east Asia. Brimming megacities, Emerald rice fields, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, flaming volcanoes, bug-eyed tarsiers, smiling happy-go-lucky people, fuzzy water buffalo are what defines the Philippines. The country has a fusion of cultures and a mix of foreign influences and the presence of over 100 ethnic groups making it a must visit island nation with Philippines tour packages . An interesting fact about the country is that it would cost you 20 years to visit every island in the Philippines for a day.

The Philippines is famous for its beaches and there are surfing and diving opportunities for the adventure junkies. Banaue Rice Terraces, Boracay, Chocolate Hills, Donsol, Puerto Princesa Underground River, Puerto Galera, Malapascua Island, Mayon Volcano, San Agustin Church and Tubbataha Reef are the top tourist attractions of Philippines. Trekking, mountain-bike and canyoneering tours are also becoming very popular with honeymooners who visit the Philippines with a Philippines honeymoon package.

Getting in philippines

Ninoy Aquino International Airport commonly referred to as the Manila International Airport is the main airport in the Philippines. This airport serves as the major hub for Cebu Pacific, AirAsia Philippines, Philippine Airlines, Cebgo and PAL Express. This airport operates flights from major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Trichy.

Best rates for this route is usually available when you book 6-7 months prior.

DEPARTUREDURATIONLOWEST ROUND TRIP DEALS
Chennai18h, 1 stopRs. 10559
New Delhi12h, 1 stopRs. 16682
Mumbai23h, 1 stopRs. 18962
Bangalore18h, 1 stopRs. 11705
Kolkata22h, 1 stopRs. 15444
Hyderabad18h, 1 stopRs. 13905
Cochin10h, 1 stopRs. 11912
Trichy18h, 1 stopRs. 11880

Best time to visit philippines

The most popular time to visit the Philippines is between November  to April. High temperatures are experienced during March and April. So travel during December o February when the climate is cool. During August and January, the weather is quite unpredictable and typhoons also occur. So it is best during those months.

Visa requirements to arrive at philippines

Visa is free on Arrival or visitor visa is mandatory for all the Indian Passport holders

Cost of visa

Free

Processing time

Visitor visa takes 15 days minimum

Documents to carry

  • Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum six months.
  • Flight Vouchers
  • Hotel Vouchers

 

Public Transport in philippines

Light rails, Jeepney, tricycles, Kalesa and Habal-Habal are the modes of transport available in the Philippines. Light rails are available only in some part of the Philippines. Jeepneys are the most common urban transport and they are modified army jeeps. Kalesas are two-wheeled horse carriages and Habal-Habal are motorcycles with lengthy seats.

Taxi & Airport transfer in philippines

Taxis are mostly metered in the Philippines. If the driver turns off the meter, you can politely request him for the meter or it is better that you look out for another taxi. Free airport shuttle is available to some places of the city and taxis should be booked in the airport or online if you want the metered ones.

Transport & city passes at philippines

There are no transport passes available in the Philippines. You can use the public transport which is cost-effective.

Driving & Car rental at philippines

Since the public transport is not much developed in the Philippines, it is better to rent a car in the Philippines. You should watch out for the heavy traffic but it is completely safe to drive in the Philippines. Avis, Kayak and Europcar are available in the Philippines for car rentals.

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