Tourists visiting the Philippines archipelago can avail a wide range of excursions in its 7,107 islands. From the tourism and commercial point of view, nine cities in the country are the most important. These include Manila, Cebu, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Baguio, Davao, Vigan, Tagbilaran and Zamboanga City.
An excursion to explore the beauty of the country includes the exploration of its cultural and historical heritage, along with the beauty of the coastal line and mountain peaks.
In Manila, one can visit the mediaeval city of Intramuro and the 100 parks scattered around the city. After a day of sightseeing and exploring the city of Manila, one can head towards Baguio City.
This city is the summer capital of Philippines and enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year. The 150 steps that lead to the statue of Lady of Lourdes and the Philippine Military Academy are the popular attractions of this destination.
Thereafter, one can travel to the Tagaytay City, which is famous for the Taal Volcano. Canoeing and sailing in the lake within this volcano are among the popular activities here. Tourists can reach Puerto Galera by travelling for three hours from Manila. At this destination, one can interact with the Mangyans, an ethnic tribe inhabiting the region.
Another excursion from the capital city can lead to the island of Corregidor. This historic destination saw the combination of American and Filipino forces during World War II. Adventure enthusiasts can also enjoy swimming and scuba diving along the coast of this island.
Tourists can also visit the islands of Cebu and Boracay. The latter is a popular beach resort, which provides scope for scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, kite-boarding and cliff diving.
In the island of Cebu, one can visit Fort San Pedro, Lapulapu Monument, Kawasan Falls and the Orchid Garden. The beaches and cliffs of this destination are ideal for activities like canoeing, mountain biking, caving, horse riding and trekking.
Other popular excursions and tours in the country include destinations like Banaue, Camarines Sur, Donsol, Malapascua, Palawan, Sabang and Zamboanga City.