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Bali - 12 Days
Philippines East - 10 Days
Philippines - 10 Days
Philippines - 14 Days
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Vietnam - 15 Days

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India - 14 Days
Sri Lanka - 12 Days
Add-on: Maldives

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South Korea - 13 Days
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Philippines Tours: Which One Should You Choose?

Feb 22, 2024 | Philippines, Travel Tips

Dreaming of a tropical getaway in the Philippines? With over 7,000 islands, crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches and a tropical climate, it’s easy to see why. However, with so many islands to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which tour to take. In this blog, we’ll break down the differences between our two tours- Philippines East and the Philippines Original– to help you make the best choice based on your interests.

One Life Adventure group in the Philippines enjoying new friendships and transformational travel

Philippines East: Adventure Awaits

Take yourself on an unforgettable journey starting in the vibrant city of Cebu. With flights often more affordable from Australia and the United States, it’s a convenient starting point for your adventure. Here’s what awaits you on this tour:


    • Chocolate Hills: Take in the panoramic views of Bohol’s breathtaking countryside as you visit the iconic Chocolate Hills- a sight straight out of a postcard.
    • Cambais Falls: Experience local hospitality as a welcoming family prepares a delightful breakfast picnic for you by Cambais Falls- a moment of tranquillity amidst nature’s beauty.
    • Loboc River: Kayak and paddleboard down the picturesque Loboc River, immersing yourself in lush greenery, tropical vegetation, and coconut palms lining the riverbanks.
    • Boracay Islands: Island-hop around the stunning Boracay Islands, with pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. Snorkel the mesmerising Sardine Run and opt in for an adrenaline-fueled canyoneering adventure.
Traveller viewing Chocolate Hills in Bohol, East Philippines

Philippines Original: Cultural Immersion and Natural Wonders

Start your journey in Manila, where flights are often more affordable from the United Kingdom. Explore the rich culture of the Philippines with these captivating experiences:


    • Puerto Princesa Underground River: Delve into the depths of Puerto Princesa to discover the UNESCO-listed Underground River- a mesmerising natural wonder waiting to be explored.
    • Port Barton Beach: Experience the ultimate beach getaway as you sleep in tents directly on a private beach near Port Barton- a serene retreat surrounded by nature.
    • Island Hopping in El Nido and Coron: Explore the idyllic islands of El Nido and Coron, where you can swim in the bluest waters and take in the beauty of untouched paradise.
Group of travellers on a boat in the Philippines

Can’t Decide? Combine and Conquer!

If you can’t decide which tour to take, why not combine them? Our team can help you combine the tours, and you’ll even get a special discount. This way, you can experience the best of both worlds and make the most out of your trip to the Philippines.


Ready for your Philippines Adventure?

Both tours provide unique experiences and beautiful waters, so it really depends on what you are interested in seeing and doing. We hope this blog has helped you make an informed decision. For more information on our tours or to book your trip, please contact us at enquires@onelifeadventures.com.au.

Female solo traveller experiencing zipling activity in the Philippines on tour


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