10 Day Philippines East

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Discover the Philippines on our jaw dropping 10 day island hopping adventure. We start in Cebu only a short flight away from Manila, where we pick you up from the airport on arrival and introduce you to your new travel buddies. We check out 4 incredible destinations and will get to experience snorkeling in crystal clear waters, visit stunning waterfalls and witness unbelievable sunsets.

  • Snorkelling with turtles
  • Kawasan Waterfalls
  • Island boat trip
  • Sardine run in Moalboal
  • Siargao surf lesson

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Yes, I recommend this program

A Must Do Tour for exploring the Philippines

This trip was fantastic, beautiful islands, great itinerary and fabulous tour leaders. There was a nice balance of activities and chill time Justin and Fretchie were so much fun, Fretchie helped us out loads speaking the language and with so much local knowledge.

If your wanting to explore the most stunning spots the Philippines has to offer this is a really great start with plenty of activity packed into your tour. Plenty to do and see however it doesn't feel like your at a boot camp, and the travel/transport times were bliss compared with other tours Id done in SE Asia.

Only down side was not tonnes of vegan/veggie options however they always made sure there was something for me and I was never short of beer! If your thinking about booking DO IT you wont regret it :D

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Id buy a Go Pro! Theres far too many amazing photo opportunities to not have a waterproof camera. Our tour guides were really good though at helping us out and taking pics.
4 people found this review helpful.
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Where can I even begin. I was so nervous about travelling alone before I came away to the Philippines with TruTravels. The tour gave me the abilty to travel on my own without the stress of doing it alone. The places we have visited will be remembered forever, especially the canyoneering and the countless sunsets.

Justin and Patrick are two of the best guys I have ever met - always checking in, thinking of new things to try and always making me laugh! It was really good to have the other guys come along(Brayden, Joel and Jason) to share their stories and experiences.

At the end of the tour, they aren’t our guides anymore, just some incredible friends we’ve met and will stay in touch with forever.

Leaving the trip I feel more confident and even more excited to do traveling and I cant wait to book my next Tru tour.

Love you guys and I will miss you.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?

You won’t regret it!!

Book up as soon as you possibly can, it’s so worth it!
4 people found this review helpful.
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3rd jan 10 day Philippines east

I really really enjoyed this trip it was filled with loads of enjoyable, exciting and adrenaline filled activity’s, on this trip I did snorkelling with the sardines and turtles, Scuba diving which is something I’ve never done before, canyoning which was my favourite part of the tour, surfing and many more the ones listed were the activity’s I enjoyed most. We had 4 stops and everyone one was amazing in its own way. My favourite was Shargao. All these activity’s and places were great but what really made the trip was how good Jason my tour guide was he was amazing and did a sick job at making sure me the other members had a great time I was impressed with how he could be professional but also be chilled at the same time. Also one of the days we couldn’t do a boat trip due to weather so Jason provided an alternative which was wakeboarding which was awesome and I think should be added to the tour. Thanks to Jason for making the trip so good

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Trip of a lifetime

Went on the Philippines East trip with two friends this October and it was honestly the most amazing experience I’ve ever had. For started the Philippines is such a beautiful place could not recommend it enough! The people are so friendly and helpful and the scenery is stunning! All the activities which were included in the trip were so fun and unique! I’d never done anything like it before and have a new found love for canyoneering and surfing! All the accommodation which we stayed in was fabulous! Absolute luxury could t have picked nicer resorts and hotels myself! The tour was so well organised literally didn’t have to plan a thing everything was thought of and booked for us making the trip so hassle free! The most important part however is obviously the people you are with. Our tour guide was Jason! He was such an amazing guy so fun and energetic! He made travelling around the Philippines so easy. Having Jason as our tour guide was basically like having a best mate travelling with you who looked after everything and knew where to go! He made our trip so enjoyable! Our group was so close and I have made friends for life! I’m still in contact with them and will definitely be reuniting for another adventure! Could not recommend this experience enough to anyone! It’s an adventure you will remeber for life!❤️

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I've had the most amazing time - I'm not even sure I know where to start!

The trip overall was absolutely fantastic. We packed so much in to 10 days and I didn't sleep much but it was so worth it!

The included activities were so well organised and picked out - my absolute favourite was the canyoneering in Moalboal. Such an amazing adrenaline filled day! The island hopping in Siargao is a very close second - chilling out on the most beautiful beaches was the perfect end to the trip.

The accommodation is great too. All twin share hotels and some of them are beach locations. Absolutely perfect for chilling out in the evening before dinner. The food and drinks at the hotels are also super cheap so it's really easy to do this trip on a budget if you need to!

Finally, our guide Dean was amazing. He was our official super patient photographer (with 7 girls to please) and couldn't do enough for us. He was always up for a night out (definitely make the most of the nightlife in Siargao - you won't regret it!) and bright and bubbly the next morning even if we weren't!
He also encouraged us all eating together in the evening - he's got some amazing restaurant recommendations. He definitely made the trip perfect for everyone, regardless of what they wanted to get out of it!

Thanks so much to Dean and the Tru Travels team. I had a fantastic trip and can't wait to do another one!

What would you improve about this program?
The 12 hour travel day was a bit of a mission - I'm not a morning person so the 5am wake up call was a shock. But everything went smoothly!
If anything I'd have loved to get to Siargao earlier and spend more time there!
4 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing tour with fabulous guides

This tour is an amazing way to experience the best of the East Philippines. I had so much fun and all the included activities were awesome. My tour guide, Amer, is truly the best tour guide Iv ever had! He is so fun and enthusiastic whilst being organised and professional. Amer is not only a great tour guide but also a great friend. Amer is an incredibly caring and generous person.
The tour is excellent value for money. The included activities have something for everyone - if you’re a thrill seeker like me, the canoyering day is adrenaline pumping! The island boat trips discover beautiful dreamy islands with crystal blue waters and white sands. The sardine run was spectacular, I never thought we would be able to get so close.
I had my birthday whilst on this trip and honestly couldn’t of asked for a better way to spend it. It’s too hard to pick a highlight for this trip as ALL of it was so AMAZING. I’d highly recommend this trip to any backpackers travelling SE Asia - not to be missed!

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Philippines East

This was such fun tour and great way to see the Philippines if, like me, ferry transfers for island hopping etc scare you and you need someone else to do it for you. It is a well organised trip and a great tour leader who was fun and informative. It is also great value for money as, unlike our tour companies, all activities are included in the price. The included activities are brilliant, and as someone who is scared of open water, the help given to allow me to still participate from the local guides was amazing. The crystal clear water of the Philippines is to die for, and the boat trips provided allowed your to swim and snorkel in them. I am already looking to do the Philippines West tour in 5 months time and have recommended this tour company to friends who have travelled with other tour companies as an alternative.

What would you improve about this program?
Girls are expected to share beds even if you never previously knew your room mate. Also, there is one day you spend 13 hours travelling, starting at 5am, I think this could be shortened to 2 plane rides which will be much quicker.
4 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing tour of a lifetime!!

I visited the Philippines in May 2018. It was one of the greatest decisions I have made. This 10 day tour is the perfect way to get away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life and explore one of the most beautiful parts of SE Asia. The tour guides were truly top class and really made everything that extra bit more enjoyable. Our tour guides Dan & Brayden were more like close friends to us on the tour rather than leading the tour. As tour guides they really could not do enough for us! I cannot recommend this tour enough for people who are ready to have the most incredible experience and make lifelong memories!! This tour was personally one of the greatest life experiences I have had and I can’t encourage people enough to ‘just go’ and make your own!

What would you improve about this program?
The only way this program can be improved is to have the your longer! 😛
4 people found this review helpful.