I highly recommend Couchsurfing to anyone backpacking the Philippines! Fed up of Water sports? This area has several islands with good beaches and snorkeling. The wealthy and the poorest live next door to each other and it can be pretty shocking for first-time travellers. Snorkel the reefs or if you dare, swim through the underwater caves found in the lagoon.
Super interesting and chilled, and perfect for those history nerds like me! Go hiking and camping in the hills, try your hand at rock climbing, visit Bokong Falls or the eerie hanging coffins — a local tradition.
The trails are so quiet I could venture for a day and see no one, having the countryside all to myself! It is said that the higher your coffin, the closer you are to the Gods. If you do choose to spend some time exploring the bustling Manila, check out Fort Santiago.
Sagada has everything, from relaxed day hikes into the hills, advanced treks into the mountains, and for the adventurous, caving. A bustling metropolis of fancy shopping malls, trendy bars, beautiful people and fancy restaurants. The Philippines 3 Week Itinerary 2: If you are backpacking the Philippines in peak season use Airbnb as an alternative.
Climbing is pretty epic here!
If you want to party and meet lots of locals, Manila is a good place to start. Hop on a few Jeepneys ride on top, the views are awesome from Sagada and head towards the Kalinga Jungle.
I spent a few days here visiting the underground river.
This is a great island to lay back and chill with a beer. Want creepy and cool? Pretty much all the flights here go via Manila, check out Cebu Pacific for cheap sale deals. You can also check out other islands off the beaten path, like Culion Island and Busuanga Island.
If you have the money, you can arrange an expensive boat ride to Tubbataha Reef Marine Park, known for its pelagic marine life. Check out this post for inspiration on where to stay in Boracay. All up the ferry ride should cost just under p.
Backpacking Siargao Siargao known as the surfing capital of the Philippines is located about km southeast of Manila, also known as Cloud 9. Expect to pay around 2, Pesos to hire a guide to take you through not only Crystal Cave but also the cave link connection.
It was a magical experience swimming alongside the majestic whale shark which can grow as long as 18m!Backpacking the Philippines is easy with this backpacking travel guide! Complete with itineraries and off the beaten path adventures, costs. 50% of all small businesses fail within the first five years of being in business.
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