Fun in The Philippines: An Itinerary for Young Couples
Day One: Ifugao
A day of hiking and experiencing some of the local cultures in the mountain provinces of the Philippines for a young and energetic couple. This day will take a lot of energy but leads to great views and once in a lifetime experience.
Morning: Banaue Rice Terraces
The Banaue Rice Terraces are a great location to start a journey through the Philippines. They are often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. They hold years of culture from the Ifugao people who are indigenous to the area. These Terraces have many different hikes that lead to different views on the terraces. This visit will take most of the first day.
On the way to the City of Vegan are the Hanging coffins of Sagrada which are a great short hike to see while traveling to our next location. This is a short stop to see a unique location involving local traditions of burial for this area of the Philippines only.
Day Two: Vegan
After hiking and traveling from the mountains a nice calm day in a beautiful location is perfect for a young couple to recuperate and enjoy the unique Spanish architecture of the city.
In the morning after a day full of hiking and exploring it will be nice to have a more relaxing time in the morning at the beach of Sta. Catalina Beach Resort in Vegan. This is a beautiful black sand beach with clean water right next to the historic city.
The beautiful lights in the nights of Vegan make walking through Calle Crisologo a must. The Spanish styled cobblestone streets and buildings provide a unique experience while getting to visit some of the local shops and food locations. This is a more relaxing part of a busy trip around the Country.
Day Three Manila
Taking a change of pace and traveling to the Capital of the Philippines to experience its rich history and modern attractions and shopping.
The morning of day three will involve a short plane ride out to Manila to avoid a 14-hour bus ride. Once in Manila, a great place to spend the morning would be in Fort Santiago. This is one of the most historically important locations in the Philippines and was built by the Spanish in 1593. It was the prison to the national hero Jose Rizal and the fort holds a shrine honoring his life.
To have a more fun afternoon we will jump back to modern times and visit Sm the Mall of Asia in Metro Manila. This is one of the largest malls in the Philippines and holds a skating ring, a movie theater, a sports arena, and even the Bay amusement park holding 17 rides for guests to enjoy. This mall provides a little of anything perfect for couples who want to try different things.
Day Four: Palawan
A day in the water on the isolated island of Palawan.
In the morning you will catch another plane to the island of Palawan. This island holds some of the best resorts the Philippines has to offer but for the morning the main attraction will be the under-ground River. The Puerto Princessa subterranean River is a national park and a World Heritage site, along with being vote one of the 7 wonders of the world. In this area, couples can canoe and explore the river running through the cave and get experienced tour guides to lead them.
For the afternoon on Palawan, El Nido beach is the perfect location. There are pristine beaches great dive sights and beautiful lagoons and rock structures surrounding the location. This is one of the best beaches in the Philippines.
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