Considered as one of the hidden gems of Southeast Asia, Philippines’ exaggerated landscapes are beautiful and will leave you spellbound. Dotted with over 700 islands, you can go island-hopping in this beautiful country. It offers a wide range of adventure activities like scuba diving, snorkelling and zip lining. One can also go for hiking on the Banaue rice terraces in Luzon Island which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and will help you explore Filipino culture. If you feel like taking a day off from the beaches, you can enjoy a cave tour in Puerto Princessa in the Underground River or head towards Chocolate Hills, a national geological monument with 1500 similar structures that resemble chocolate chips for its colour and structure. You can also dive into the ocean with gentle whale sharks and make your trip to the Philippines a memorable one.
The dry season from November to February is the best time to visit this beautiful country. This is also the time where almost all corners of the country are easily accessible. During the monsoon season of June to September, the crowds are fewer but it may also restrict access to many islands around the country.
For Budget Travellers: ₹1,100 - ₹1,500 a day For Mid-range Travellers: ₹2800 - ₹3000 a day For Luxury Travellers: ₹7,500 and upwards
Indian citizens who wish to visit the Philippines will have to apply for tourist visa at the nearest Philippines embassy. To qualify, a traveller must possess a passport valid for at least 90 days, a return ticket, a confirmed hotel reservation and sufficient funds to show in your account.