Philippines is one of the great treasures of Southeast Asia being the second-largest archipelago in the world with over 7000 tropical islands. It is a place of natural wonders - a string of coral-fringed islands strewn across a vast expanse of the western Pacific. Below sea level, the Philippines boast some of the world's best diving and snorkelling, including wreck diving and swimming with the whale sharks. Above sea level, it has a fantastic landscape with wonders enough to stagger even the most jaded traveller like the Chocolate Hills, Rice Terraces and places with fascinating reminders of the islands' history. To top it all, the country is generously speckled with palm-fringed, white-sand beaches.
This trip gives you a fascinating overview of Manila, the capital of Philippines, and a truly teeming metropolis which is jovial, laid back, casual, corrupt, shambolic and earnest all at the same time!