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Monday,  April 15, 2024 9:14 AM 

Contiki announces first island hopping trip to the Philippines

Contiki announces first island hopping trip to the Philippines
Pax Global Media

Contiki has announced its first-ever trip to the Philippines with a new 9-day and 13-day Island Hopping tour, visiting the country’s most famous tourist hotspots and hidden gems on the Palawan Island, including Puerto Princesa, Port Barton and El Nido, with stays at beachfront hotels and bamboo huts, along with underground river tours, snorkeling, jewelry making, and more.

“The Philippines is a major in-demand destination for travellers worldwide, particularly those from the Gen-Z demographic. We're thrilled to now be satisfying that demand, on a trip that makes visiting the Philippines so very easy - and fun too!”, said Adam Armstrong, CEO at Contiki. “We know that the Philippines can be challenging for solo travellers to navigate which is why we wanted to launch a trip that includes internal flights, boat transfers, and all other transport – along with all accommodation and delicious Filipino meals too.”

The 9-day version goes to Puerto Princesa, Port Barton, and El Nido, and includes many island adventures, such as a boat ride through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Subterranean River National Park, an island hopping day trip in Port Barton, a Jeepney ride to Nacpan Beach, and a unique Special Stay and MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at the Isla Experience in Daracoton Island – which directly contributes to the welfare of the locals. 

Among the included experiences is a Filipino-classic tricycle ride to Las Cabanas for a beach sunset, and a traditional boodle fight. Travellers will also have a chance to visit a local’s house for an authentic locally-grown Filipino meal.

The 13-day version includes a 4-day boat expedition, that takes travellers to some of the undiscovered gems in the Philippines, including Palawan Calamian’s Group of Islands (Northern Palawan archipelago) and famous attractions such as Coron islands, Cullion and Linapacan. It includes a private boat, the chance to go snorkeling in Coral Garden, seaside camping in Coron, and a visit to Turtle Islands.“The Philippines has been one of the most sought-after destinations in Asia, specifically for its island-hopping experiences. This has been many years in the making, and we really wanted to make sure that we include only the best spots & something for everyone. We’re so happy to be able to launch this trip, which showcases the wonderful beaches, marine adventures and culture that the Philippines has to offer,” said Taryn Welsh, operations director, Asia at Contiki. “We hope to visit many more destinations in Asia in the coming years”

In 2023, Contiki announced the launch of their South Korean Soul itinerary which departs for its first itinerary in April. Check out Contiki’s full range of trips to Asia, including Thailand, Japan, South Korea and more here.

Find more information about the new Philippines Island Hopper Trip here.

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