Fly from Manila to Legaspi (LGP). Stay for 3 nights in the Oriental Hotel with a magnificent view of the 2500 metre high active volcano Mount Mayon (pictured right). Be driven to Donsol Bay and join the whale shark interaction tour that takes you out on small boats to find the sharks. Use fins and snorkel to swim along side of these monsters. This is one of the few places on earth you can do this. The tour is well run and very safe. It is seasonal from November to May only.