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The Best Philippines Family Tour for First-time Travelers

This 5-day Philippines tour is perfect for those looking for a short family vacation near Manila, with excursions to two popular destinations from the capital.

After experiencing the modern and bustling atmosphere of Manila, you will head to Tagaytay for its nature wonders. Visit the famous Taal Lake and Volcano, and also trek to enjoy amazing views. Next, travel to Puerto Galera, where you and your kids can swim, dive and explore the unspoiled beaches. Join in now to create lasting and beautiful memories on your family trip!
Travel Route: Manila - Tagaytay - Manila - Puerto Galera - Manila
Day: 5
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
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Discover the top sights of Manila city

Visit landmarks of the capital city, including Rizal Park, San Agustin Church, Manila Cathedrall, Fort Santiago, Casa Manila Museumand etc.

Visit Tagaytay, one of the most beautiful places of Philippines

See the highlights of the Old Heritage Town of Taal, including Leon Apacible Museum, Gregorio Agoncillo House, and the Galleria Taal.

Enjoy the unique setting - an island in a lake on an island in a lake

Hike on the secret trail to Taal Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines; get breathtaking views of the volcano and its surroundings.

Explore Puerto Galera, the famous diving site in the Philippines

To make the most of your Puerto Galera getaway, explore the unspoiled beaches and enjoy swimming, diving and sunbathing.

Manila Beach
Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Manila Arrival
Welcome to Manila!
Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at Ninoy Aquino International Airport and escort you to your hotel to check in. The rest of the day you are able to go to Manila Bay for a walk and enjoy the beautiful bay scenery.
Stay overnight in Manila.
Day 2: Manila City Tour
Today, you will spend a full day exploring the city of Manila.
In the morning, you will first visit Rizal Park, also known as "Luneta". Dedicated to the Philippines' national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, Rizal Park has gardens, historical monuments, a 3D map of the Philippines, picnic grounds, a grand stadium, and an open-air concert hall.
Next, you will head to visit Manila Cathedral. It is the main building of the Catholic archdiocese of Manila, founded in 1581, the church's appearance is very solemn style, the front wall is carved with six white religious figures and all kinds of exquisite decorations, and the top is carved with two lovely little angels and solemn cross, sending out a strong religious atmosphere and classical charm.
Then, you will explore San Agustin Church which was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993. It is one of the country’s oldest churches. You are able to get a closer look at the old walls, church ruins, and other remains from the Spanish colonial era.
After visiting San Agustin Church, you will visit the Chinese Museum. The museum is the world's first Chinese history museum founded by a private group, recreating nearly thousands of years of Chinese Filipinos.
Later, you will visit Fort Santiago, one of Manila's most important historical sites. It was built by the Spanish in the late 1500s and surrounded by a wooden fence. In the 16th century, the Spanish governor transformed the city village into a stone city.
Your final leg is to explore Casa Manila Museum. This museum is a replica of a Spanish colonial mansion in 19th-century Manila. It recreates the rich merchant’s way during the Spanish colonization, showcasing period furniture coming from Chinese, European, and Philippine origins. It also shows the Philippines, Austria, Malacca, France, Britain, the Qing Dynasty, and other colonial antiques, including furnishings and furniture.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Manila.
Manila San Agustin Church
Day 3: Taal Volcano & the Old Heritage Town of Taal
In the early morning, you will drive to the resort city, Tagaytay to visit Taal Volcano, and the old heritage town of Taal.
Upon arrival, you will board a traditional outrigger boat for around 30 minutes to the Taal Volcano Island in the middle of Taal Lake. This volcano is said to be the smallest active volcano in the world.
You'll hike uphill through the hardened black lava on the rim of the crater and enjoy stunning views here and find many endemic species. Later, back to the shore and enjoy your lunch.
In the afternoon, you will explore the old heritage town of Taal, which is well-known for the restored beautiful houses dating to the 18th and 19th centuries. In the old town, you will also see its famous hand-embroidered fabrics and hand-made knives. Then, you will visit the Leon Apacible Museum, Gregorio Agoncillo House, and the Galleria Taal.
After the tour, drive back to Manila.
Stay overnight in Manila.
Philippines Taal Volcano
Day 4: Manila to Puerto Galera Day Tour
Today, you will take an island hopping tour to explore some best places in Puerto Galera.
You will cruise to visit the unspoiled beaches, including White Beach, Long Beach, Haliji Beach, Bayanan Beach and Aninuan Beach. Have an unforgettable time to enjoy swimming, diving and sunbathing on a peaceful and scenic island.
Stay overnight in Puerto Galera.
Enjoy White Beach with Family
Day 5: Puerto Galera to Manila; Manila Departure
Say goodbye to the Philippines!
In the morning, you will take a ferry boat ride from Puerto Galera to Batangas, and then transfer back to Manila Airport for your flight to your next destination.
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Service Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeing listed in the itinerary
Private van for land transportation
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International air tickets
Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee
Meals as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

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