.Fly from Manila to El Nido 4 nights Includes island hopping in Bacuit Bay and snorkeling (details on PALAWAN>WHERE TO STAY>EL NIDO page) By Road from Nido to Puerto Princesa 3 nights Underground river tour with lunch. One of the world’s longest underground rivers, the St. Paul’s Underground River is located within what has been designated Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park which is about 81 kilometers from Puerto Princesa City or approximately 2 hours by land passing through the picturesque countryside and through the town of Sabang. From there, it is a 20-minute outrigger boat ride to the park where guests board smaller outrigger canoes for the journey inside the underground river. The boat travels three kilometers into the cave and one is treated to a spectacular display of rock formations and cathedral-like chambers which Mother Nature has sculpted for millions of years. The river has also been recently declared as a World Heritage Site. The tour requires a permit, as daily visitor numbers are limited.All About Asia can pre arrange the tour
Fly fromPuerto Princesa to Cebu 3 nights Visit Fort San Pedro, the oldest triangular fortress in the country built in 1565. Magellan’s Cross, planted in April 14, 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan. Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, built by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1565, now housing the statuette of Santo Niño. Casa Gorordo Museum, former house of the first bishop of Cebu. The Taoist Temple, located at Beverly Hills overlooking the city of Cebu and Mactan. Ferry fromCebu to Bohol 3 nights Staying in your choice of resorts (options on BOHOL>WHERE TO STAY page). The Bohol Countryside Tour leaves daily from Tagbilaran and is a full day tour with a very interesting showcase of history, culture and nature in one destination. This tour brings you to the historic Blood Compact Shrine, a historical landmark commemorating the 1st Treaty of Friendship between the east and the west, before visiting the over 400 year old Baclayon Church & Museum (pictured below right), view the TARSIERS, the oldest known smallest primate that lives only in Bohol. Visit a Butterfly Farm which showcases a variety of the many Philippine butterfly species. View the awesome hundreds of cone-shaped hills known as the Chocolate Hills from a viewing deck on top of one of these hills. Drive back to Loboc for a 50-minute river cruise along nipa palm-lined river on board a large native raft. A sumptuous lunch of local cuisine is served on board while being serenaded by the locals.