The Philippines, an archipelago nestled between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea is abundant in nature, rich in culture and filled with pleasant discoveries. Discover the Philippines on our exclusive Discover Recover™ holiday and see what each experience can offer you, from tours of the vibrant and eclectic Manila, to adventures to some of the hundreds of volcanos that dot the land. See the Hidden Valley for yourself and lay by a pool in the middle of a forest or dance with the locals at a Filipino show. You can also steal a view from the top of a mountain when you trek to a volcano crater. Then you can recover on our wellness holidays, whether you choose to recover through a number of indulgent spa treatments or during a variety of activities from yoga and meditation, to circuit training and aqua aerobics, you will experience a back-to-nature approach to emotional and physical health.
We will tailor-make your Discover Recover™ holiday to suit your exact requirements to make this a memorable trip for you.
3+ nights accommodation at your hotel of choice in Manila with breakfast
7+ nights accommodation in The Philippines with full board
Return transfers (included, but optional)
Flights available on request
Choose from a variety of our different excursions and tours to Discover The Philippines
► Sunset Cruise by the Bay
Enjoy an alternative tour of the city with a boat journey around Manila Bay. As you will simultaneously explore the location where the Spanish-American war began and one of the best natural harbours in Southeast Asia, this experience is not to be missed! Set sail on the bay whilst enjoying the live entertainment the ship has to offer. Dinner will be served as you watch the sunset, a picturesque way to end any day.
► Manila City Tour
Experience the vibrant and eclectic Manila on this city tour and let it guide you from the financial district of Makati to Rizal Park and on to the historic Walled City of Intramuros; Fort Santiago; and Quiapo, which is often known as the heart of Manila, before ending with an exploration of the Chinese cemetery. This tour is sure to impress anyone interested in the history of a diverse cultural metropolis.
►Explore Old Manila Walking Tour
Experience Old Manila by foot and travel through Rizal Park; the Walled City of Intramuros; Fort Santiago; San Augustin, the country’s oldest stone church; and Casa Manila before boarding a horse-drawn carriage and trotting off to Chinatown. Then, cross the Pasig River to the Binodo Church, a historical landmark. Experience the narrow streets, the shops, St. Cruz Church and the ‘Queen of Streets’ all on foot.
► Mt. Pinatubo Trek
Experience a volcano like never before on this trek. It begins at the Pinatubo Development Centre in Pampanga, where you will be given a short orientation. After boarding a 4 x4 to the base area, you will challenge yourself as you adventure towards the volcanic crater. Once you have finished eating lunch at the stunning crater, you will trek back to the base area.
► Hidden Valley Tour
Experience the wonder of the Hidden Valley, home to a deep crater believed to be formed by volcanic eruption. Explore nature in this perfect haven by swimming, or enjoy the surrounding vegetation by lazing around the pools. Follow the cement paths to view the giant hard wood trees, ferns, orchards, numerous spring fed pools, small gorge and waterfall, before lunch at the resorts pavilion.
► Filipina Evening Fiesta
See the culture of the Philippines first-hand with a show that highlights the best of Filipino creativity, artistic expression, tradition and culture. You will arrive at the restaurant after a short drive through the cobbled streets of Intramuros, passing by buildings and churches featuring Hispanic architecture. As you enjoy the show, you will also experience a typical Filipino dinner.
► Taal Trekking Tour
Experience one of the island’s many volcanos on this exhilarating climb of the Taal Volcano. After driving through the scenic countryside of Talisay and Batangas, you will board a boat to reach the volcanic site. Then, assisted by an island coordinator, you will trek up to a wide expanse of hardened black lava to glimpse the caldera from the rim. After trekking back down, you will enjoy lunch at the shoreline resort.
► Tagatay Ridge Tour
See the city of Tagatay after a 2 hour leisurely drive that passes small towns, orchards, fruit stalls and coconut vendors. On this trip, you can admire the magnificent views of Taal Volcano and the quiet surroundings of Taal Lake; enjoy some native refreshment; visit the world famous Bamboo organ of Las Pinas Church; and explore the Jeepney Factory. It is sure to satisfy anyone who loves majestic views and natural wonders.
Recover on one of our wellness holidays after your exciting adventures in the Philippines and give your body the opportunity to de-stress and renew. Unwind with indulgent spa treatments from detox wraps to exotic massages and keep moving with a range of fitness classes and holistic practices to keep you busy and recharge your body. With fresh food and a team dedicated to your health and well-being needs, you are sure to end your Discover Recover holiday rejuvenated from head to toe.
Enquire with us to include flights from your preferred airport
Relax and unwind amid this enchanting collection of 700 islands. The Philippines is a vibrant and dynamic destination boasting beautiful sandy beaches where you can gaze out onto the calm cobalt sea and feel fully at peace with nature.
Detoxify and cleanse your body with delicious vegan and raw food diets; balance your mind and body with yoga sessions and meditation; work on your fitness and achieve weight-loss with circuit training or heal and unwind with indulgent spa treatments.
Whatever your health and fitness goal, the Philippines will be sure to provide the perfect luxury getaway.
Flights from London to Manila take 12 -13 hours. Upon arrival you will take a ground transfer to your Discover hotel, which will take approximately 30 minutes.
Surrounded by nothing but nature with flourishing gardens, ponds and waterfalls, The Farm at San Benito is the perfect destination for a recover destination. You will get a private transfer to the resort, which will take approximately 90 minutes and will take you through various villages and towns using an old inter town route.
Good to Know
Extensive mountain ranges that create a dramatic landscape
Bio-diverse reef system with breath-taking formations and hidden caves
Miles of quiet, unspoilt beaches
The culture, an interesting and unique melting pot of Spanish and local sensibilities
Delectable foods, with a blend of culinary tastes in each region’s cuisine
Once you have discovered the Philippines, now it’s time to recover on our healthy holidays in Batangas. Choose from various wellness programmes including fitness, detox and yoga so you can focus on your emotional and physical health and leave the Philippines feeling rejuvenated.