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10 Day Island Explorer (Philippines)

Custom made for the beach bum, our 10-day Beach Explorer adventure takes you to 3 of the top island destinations in the Philippines. Incredible scenery and experiences are plentiful on the 10 Day Island Explorer, a beach lover's dream. Duration: 1 Day (approx.)
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Custom made for the beach lover, our 10-day Beach Explorer adventure takes you to 3 of the top beach destinations in the Philippines. We start our adventure off in the Philippines’ quintessential island destination, Boracay before heading to the beautiful and unique island of Bohol and finally the icing on the cake, the wild and wonderful Siargao.

Long loved by Filipinos and international travelers alike, the impossibly blue waters and miles of white sand beaches of Boracay keep visitors coming back year after year. Enjoy world class shopping, dining, pubbing and clubbing on the famous White beach, spend a day cruising to the island’s best spots in our fully stocked private banca boat, or hit up one of the island’s many immaculate beaches, or join one of many “Far Out” adventure tours offered by our awesome hosts. Visit the famous chocolate hills, see one of the smallest primates in the world, play like a big kid at the incredible E.A.T. Danao, or enjoy world class world class diving and snorkeling In Bohol. World class surfing is what put Siargao on the map, but that’s not all that’s on offer. Caves, rock pools, waterfalls, lagoons, jungle parties and some of the craziest adventure activities you could imagine await you in this stunning, dramatic tropical island. Sun, sand, salt water and incredible scenery are a plentiful on the 10 Day Island Explorer, an beach lover’s dream vacation.

- What Will You Do

Day 1 you will arrive early in the morning at Caticlan airport. Our private transfer will pick you at the airport and take you all the way to our amazing accommodations on Bulabog Beach, Boracay. Our first day in town we get the group acquainted with a welcome dinner and party at our guesthouse, an amazing place with super friendly staff. Day 2 the group hits the open water on our private banca boat with a fully stocked open bar and a group of live traditional drummers for an incredible day of beaches, snorkeling and cliff jumping!! Our last day in town is yours to spend the way you like, with Boracay's bounty of incredible options available.

Day 4 we transfer from Boracay back to the airport in Caticlan. We then fly from Caticlan to Cebu, where we hop the ferry over to Bohol. In Bohol our driver will be waiting to take us to our awesome apartment style accommodations on Panglao Island. It sounds like a long day, but we get there early enough in the afternoon to fit in some snorkeling or a “fun dive”. Our first evening in town we head to the gorgeous Alona Beach for dinner, drinks and the incredible sunset. Day 5 the group embarks on one of the most exciting group activities of the trip. We visit the famous chocolate hills, see some of the smallest primates in the world, cruise down a jungle river on a pontoon boat with lunch and live entertainment, and stop in at the E.A.T. Danao adventure park where you can zip line across a stunning rain forest river canyon, plunge 200m off a cliff on a “superman swing”, try your hand at “root climbing” and more. Day 6 is yours for exploring this beautiful island. The choice is yours of course, but we always recommend trying out the world class snorkeling or diving.

Day 7 we hop the ferry from Bohol back to Cebu and transfer to the airport for our flight to Siargao. Our drivers meet us at the airport in Siargao and take us to our awesome accommodations on the beach. Our first day on the island we get accommodated and enjoy some free time to explore. Day 8 our amazing hosts treat us to one of the most memorable days of the entire trip as we load up our private boats for a day of island hopping, including all of our adult refreshments and a delicious BBQ lunch. Day 9 is another free day where you can use your time learning to surf, plunging into crystal clear lagoons, or soaking up the wild vistas on one of the many picturesque beaches. Our guesthouse also has some pretty wild adventure activities available. Siargao is rugged, beautiful and always a guest favorite.

We hit the road early on day 10, the final day of our adventure. We catch the morning flight from Siargao’s Sayak Airport back to Manila for one last night in the big city. Our hosts in Manila have a special send off celebration planned for us. Say goodbye to the amazing new friends you’ve made over the past 10 days, and prepare yourself for your onward journey.

- What To Expect

Boracay - Most of the action on this gem of an island goes down on the famous White Beach. Dotted with high fashion boutiques, world class dining, hip brew pubs and thumping night clubs White Beach is the place to be in Boracay. A short ride across the island on Bulabog beach is where we set up shop. Home to many boutique hostels, relaxed pubs and restaurants, Bulabog has one of the more laid-back beaches on the island. As well as being one of the great kite boarding beaches in the world, it is also a great place to spend a lazy afternoon sipping drinks on the beach and hanging with your group mates and the friendly locals.

Experience lively luxury on white beach, world class watersports on Bulabog Beach, or unbelievable sunsets on Pukka Beach. Jump off limestone cliffs into stunning emerald waters, or take a trip around the island in a traditional paraw boat. Boracay is a blast and lucky for us our amazing guesthouse partners operate some of the best day trips on the island.

Bohol - With fairy-tale landscapes and creatures, Bohol is perhaps our most unique stop in the Philippines. Not quite as popular as big brother Boracay, but every bit as handsome, Bohol is well known for it’s abundance of white sand beaches and world class snorkeling and diving. If you are thinking of learning to dive, Bohol is one of the very best places you could do so. Dolphin and whale shark tours are also a popular activity during certain times of the year.

Aside from the beautiful beaches and world class diving, Bohol is also famous for their unique scenery and wildlife. The island is home to the famous Chocolate Hills, a network of over 1200 odd cone shaped hills that look a lot like chocolate chips. Bohol is also famous as being one of the last homes to one of the world’s smallest and oddest looking primates. With a tiny body, long boney hands and feet, and a giant head with big bug eyes, the Tarsier is one of the most peculiar creatures you will ever see. Tiny monkeys, giant snakes, majestic sea turtles and the elusive whale shark, oh my! Bohol is an ecological wonderland and a nature lover’s weird dream come to life.

Siargao - Siargao is the Philippines’ surfing equivalent to Hawaii, but without the crowds. With surf ranging from beginner level all the way up to giant offshore breaks, Siargao is a place where surfing can be fun for everyone.

While the waves are what first got people through the door, the mind-blowing scenery, laid back vibes and super friendly locals are what made folks want to hang around and see what else was happening. Stunning tidal pools, hidden lagoons, secret underground rivers, incredible deserted beaches and top-notch island hopping are just a few of the things that round out an unbelievable adventure experience in this wild, rugged and truly unique destination. For people who are lucky enough to visit, Siargao stands out in a big way, not only among the other islands of the Philippines but among all the islands in SE Asia.

- What Is Included

• Welcome Dinner
• Far Out Welcome Package: There’s a trip information guide, a welcome dinner, and a few welcome gifts to keep you comfortable on your Far Out Adventure.
• Not one, but TWO knowledgeable and fun leaders who know the lay of the land and will help make sure you’re having the time of your life, every day of your trip.
• All accommodations during your trip. We’ve scoured our destinations for the best group accommodations available. We always look for the perfect combination of environment, comfort, fun, friendly service and safety.
• All transportation between trip destinations and to included activities.
• At least one Far Out activity in each destination we visit, normally the top “must do” activities. The 10 Day Island Explorer includes the following activities.
• Boracay Boat Adventure/Cliff Jumping (lunch and adult beverages incl)
• Chocolate Hills/E.A.T. Danao Day Adventure
• Siargao Island Hopping Cruise (lunch and adult beverages incl)

- What Is Not Included

Not Included
• Spending Money: For budgeting tips visit
• Additional/optional activities
• Travel Visas (30 visa on arrival available for most nationalities arriving by air. Please contact your local Filipino consulate or embassy for more information.)
• Food and beverages (except those mentioned above)
• Transportation for personal/optional activities not included in the tour


Why should I travel with Far Out Adventures?
We have designed a group backpacking trip that offers you the freedom and options to choose and experience your adventure exactly the way you would like to. We are a network of travelers who have been all over SE Asia for the last 9 years, so we have a lot of experience in the places we travel to. We know everything you need to know to help you design the experience of a lifetime.
What kind of overall experience will I have on my Far Out Adventure?
We don’t like to blown our own horn too often, but it is not unreasonable when you travel with Far Out Adventures, to expect to have an amazing journey full of life changing experiences with amazing people in some of the most beautiful places on earth!! Each and every one of our adventures is designed to immerse you in the beauty, culture and history of our locations, while providing you access to all the best activities and amenities, along with the freedom to choose what you want to do. That way you get the most out of your trip and you get to spend your time doing the things that interest you most. Our travel concept is not to sell you a package where we have decided how the group will spend their time, but to help you design the best experience for you. At Far Out Adventures we feel like this is your trip, and our job is to make life easy on by making sure that your only concern on this trip is how much fun you are going to have today. Our trips are light on itinerary and heavy on choice. Our trip leaders are also very knowledgeable and experienced in the areas we travel to, so no matter what you have on your list that needs accomplishing, we will have the time and expertise to help you do and see anything you have your mind set on. Even if there is a location somewhere not included on our itinerary that you want to take a couple days to explore on your own, our trip leaders will be able to help you plan any such side getaways and get you back to the group safely and easily to enjoy the rest of your journey. And as for the people you will be travelling with, your group will be made up mostly of like-minded folks who are all out here for more or less the same reason you are; to experience something beautiful, new and exciting and to expand and broaden our world perspectives. One of the best things about travelling with a group of fun loving like minded people is that in a matter of days you will find yourself making a number of new friendships that will last a lifetime. In short, travelling with Far Out Adventures is an amazingly exciting, dynamic, and worry-free travel experience that is every bit a personal journey custom tailored to your needs as it is a group experience. We take you to some of the best places on earth, with some of the most amazing people you’ll ever meet and give you the freedom to enjoy your trip doing the things you enjoy doing.
Will I get to experience other cultures?
In our opinion, and in our own experience, immersing yourself in new cultures is one of the most rewarding parts of travelling, so on our trips we give you plenty of opportunity to do just that. Whether you’re learning about a country’s history as we explore ancient temples, eating authentic local food, hanging with the locals in some of their favorite spots, or learning some of the local language, the opportunities to have authentic and meaningful interactions with local people and cultures is plentiful on our adventures.
Is this going to be a party trip?
Our trips are not designed to be party trips per se. Our focus is and always has been sharing our favorite travel destinations with others and helping you have the trip of a lifetime, whatever that entails for you. That being said, when people get together in beautiful sunny destinations with a shared interest in beautiful places and awesome times, it’s inevitable that some partying is going to happen. That being said, our destinations have LOTS to offer for the night owl AND the day adventurer alike. If partying isn’t your thing you will never be at a loss for ways to have an amazing time. One of the great things about travelling in a group is that there are always people doing different things, so however you prefer to spend your time and socialize there will be plenty of opportunities to do so with like minded people. We do occasionally plan parties for the group in certain destinations, but needless to say drinking is always optional and not necessary to have a great time. If partying is a concern of yours, we assure you there is no reason to worry. There will be lots of ways to fill your days with fun, and our trip leaders always put just as much emphasis on enjoying the surrounding environment and taking in the local history and culture, as they do on anything else.
I see there is a lot of free time. How much do additional activities cost?
We don’t load your daily itinerary with included activities essentially because we don’t want you paying for activities that you may have no interest in doing. That’s not to say that you will have nothing to do most of the time, because there will be loads of options available to you. We just want to make sure you have the best time possible, doing only the kinds of things you want to do. That’s why we only include 1 awesome activity in each place we go. We pick the one big thing that basically everybody wants to see/do in each place we go to, so we can be reasonably certain that everybody will be able to participate and enjoy it. In terms of your overall budget, we can give you a pretty good idea at where we offer a general breakdown of costs for meals drinks, shopping, activities, etc based on your specific trip.
What’s the average age of trip participant? Is there a maximum age?
Our trips are designed for 18-30 somethings. This is due mostly to the inherently active nature of our trips, which are admittedly a little more physically demanding than your typical group tour. We do a lot of walking, climbing, hiking and the such in some very hot temperatures, which can be a challenge for some. Within that age range the majority of our guests seem to fall in the 23-29 range. That being said, we believe that anyone who is up to the task should have the opportunity to participate, so we do occasionally accept travellers outside of that range, as long as they are comfortable undertaking the inherently active nature of our trips.
How many people are normally in a group?
Groups sizes can vary quite a bit depending on the tour and the time of year, but are typically between 8-14 guests plus 2 guides.
How do I meet up with my group?
Whether you are flying on your own or we are arranging your flight for you, we will send you an email after booking detailing the process for meeting with your group leader. In general, it is a very simple process. We will have a facebook group set up for each and all of our tours detailing the itinerary and including instructions for meeting at the arrival destination. Airport pick up is generally free. All customers on flights booked by Far Out will be picked up at the airport with their fellow group members and transported to their accommodation free of charge. For customers booking their own flights we will make every effort to have a guide meet you and pick you up for free. If not possible due to schedule, we will give you all the necessary information and assistance to make your transportation from the airport to our accommodation simple and worry free.
Will there be Wi-Fi access?
Wi-Fi access is largely available everywhere you go nowadays, and our trip destinations are no exception. Wi-Fi is available at all our accommodations, as well as most bars and restaurants, so you can post all the awesome jealousy inducing pics you want, and mom and dad don’t have to worry about being able to contact you.
Are there a lot of early mornings?
There may be a few early mornings on days we need to catch a train or boat or something of the sort, but for the most part you are free to get up whenever you please. It’s your trip and we won’t tell you when it’s time for you to get out of bed.
Will it rain a lot?
You have probably heard of terms like “wet season” or “dry season” used to describe the weather in warm places. While there are certainly seasonal weather patterns, we would be hesitant to say it never rains during dry season, or it always rains during wet season. While you are certainly likely to see more cloudless days during dry season, you still get plenty of beautiful days during wet season and when it rains its usually only for a few minutes and then the sun is back out. The other bonus to wet season is that the vegetation is lush and beautiful, and things like rivers and waterfalls are flowing at their full potential (perfect for tubing). The dry season starts in late November and ends in May in the Philippines. This coincides with high season for tourism. December to February are the cool dry months and see the highest number of travellers, while April and May are the hottest and driest months of the year. Dry season is when the skies are most blue and the water is at its clearest. The rainy season in the Philippines starts in June and lasts till October. Like elsewhere in South East Asia, the rain isn’t constant and generally doesn’t affect travels. You will still have lots of hot sunny days, and you can also avoid the crowds enjoy the lush green scenery. September and October are often the typhoon season in the Philippines, and the wettest time of year bringing torrential rains throughout the country.
What’s The Best Time To Book?
The simple answer to this question is as soon as you can. We operate a small number of trips with limited space, so trips can fill up fast. For most of our trips we are able to accept reservations up to 2 weeks prior to departure as long as there is still availability, but we generally recommend booking at least 3 months before your planned departure to allow us and yourself time to prepare for your trip, especially if you need help booking flights or need to arrange a payment plan. Booking early will also ensure you aren’t planning a 20 day adventure of a lifetime, only to find out you waited just a bit too long and now the trip is full.
How much spending money should I bring?
Ultimately the amount of spending money you will need will depend on the country you are travelling to and your own spending preferences. In general though, a minimum of about 25 EUROS a day is recommended for food, drink and basic necessities. It is POSSIBLE to eat for less than that, but you don’t always want to be eating street food or burning time hunting down the cheapest menu in town. If you want to partake in a few additional activities, do some shopping, and indulge in a few drinks in the evenings, then we would recommend increasing your budget accordingly.
Do I need to tip my tour leaders/guides/drivers?
At Far Out Adventures, we do not accept tips. Our Leaders are there to show you a good time and be your friend and we do have a pretty good time doing it. The job itself is reward enough, and we would rather you to keep your money for having an awesome time. As far as the drivers and day tour guides we use along the way, we do believe in rewarding good service, and our trip leaders always tip well on behalf of the whole group.
What should I bring for luggage?
Whatever works best for you will be fine, but we are big believers in the efficacy of the backpack. There are times on certain trips when we may have to walk a little to get to our accommodations, sometimes over sand, or up stairs, so our trip leaders personally prefer backpacks because its easier than dragging a suitcase. That being said you can bring whatever kind of luggage you are comfortable with. We do suggest bringing at least a small “day” bag or backpack.
What should I pack?
After you register and pay your deposit, we will send you a welcome email detailing your booking information and offering tips on how to prepare and pack for your trip. We go by the old adage “less is more”. You don’t want to lug around a heavy bag full of clothes, only half of which you’ll end up wearing. We recommend packing a few changes of clothes and leaving space in your bag so you have room to bring things back home. Laundry services are available everywhere we go.
When do I receive more detailed information regarding my trip?
After you have registered for your trip and paid your deposit, we will send you a welcome email outlining everything you need to know for your trip, including a trip preparation guide and your exact itinerary outlining the places you will go, the dates you’ll be there, how you’ll get there, and where you will stay. You will also be invited to join a Facebook group for your specific tour, where you can meet and introduce yourself to your fellow group participants, as well as access important information about your trip.
Will I need a passport?
Yes, you will need a passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of your return to travel internationally with Far Out Adventures. Application times for Canadian passports vary so it is best to apply for one asap if you do not have one yet.
Will I need any travel visas?
Visa requirements are different for every country we go to and are usually specific to the nationality of the traveller. Contact the closest embassy or consulate of the country you are travelling to for specific tourist visa requirements.
Will I need to get travel insurance?
Everyone who travels with Far Out Adventures must provide proof of travel insurance before departing for their trip. Please contact us if you have any questions about insurance.
Will my allergies or other health problems prevent me from participating?
We know first hand the difficulties that travelling with allergies presents, but it has never stopped us from getting out and seeing the world. We have personally found google translate to be our biggest ally in the battle against allergies. If you inform us of your allergies, we will make sure to have a print out stating your allergies in the local language so that we can inform the person taking your food or beverage order can communicate your needs to the kitchen. Following are couple of basic tips for those travelling with allergies. 1) If you have an epi-pen, bring it with you and carry it at all times. Be sure to inform your group leader of its existence and provide them any necessary instructions in the event it is needed. There will be a place to keep it cold in all of our accommodations. 2) Make sure you inform your fellow group members about your allergy and where to find your medication in the event of an emergency. This is important in the event you go on day trips without your guides. We ask that you let us know about any health concerns you have that may potentially affect your enjoyment of your trip, so that we can properly assist you and help you avoid any health problems in paradise.
What happens if I get sick or hurt?
While it is luckily not very common, one of the unfortunately realities of travelling is that sometimes people do get or hurt or sick. Our Trip Leaders always carry a list of all medical centers and hospitals located in or near the destinations we travel to. They are also trained in first aid, and carry a first aid kit with them. In the rare event that a traveller requires medical attention, we will immediately have one of the two trip leaders escort them to the hospital or medical center to assist them with the insurance prosses and whatever else is required, such as helping the traveller get in contact with anyone they may need to inform of the situation back home. Minor illnesses like traveller’s diarrhea are more common and generally caused by eating something your stomach isn’t used to like spicy food, or food that has been prepared differently, or something weird and exotic that caught your eye, like fried crickets or insect larvae. While it can be a pain in the butt (pun intended), you will always have access to bathrooms and if we have to make a pit stop along the way, it’s no problem at all.

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