Philippines: The Ultimate Adventure Trip

2 weeks +
15 Activities
6 Locations

Trip Summary

Honest advice from a published journalist and photographer with a passion for raw, unguided adventures. My trip will help you find the most adventurous things to do, shortcuts on how to find them and tips on how to make your adventure run smoothly. Take my advice for a few weeks of epic adventures in the Philippines on a trip you will never forget! Filipinos will do everything they can to make you feel welcome. Respect their home, their land, their culture and everything about this beautiful country. In return, you will enjoy a great trip throughout some of the most stunning places on earth. The Philippines is the ultimate adventure destination right now. Around 7500 islands make up this country. With beautiful landscapes, stunning beaches and kind people who are the most helpful, honest and genuine locals you will encounter in the world, it is paradise on earth. If you like adventure, paradise, beautiful beaches and lots of memorable experiences, this trip is perfect for you!

Starting from

$1500 USD per person

About Jackson

I am a published journalist and photographer with a passion for raw, unguided adventures. I began a travel blog while in my last semester of college and have turned it into one of the biggest travel blogs in the world, called Journey Era. I have been travelling around the world since 2015 and am always looking for real adventures like treks, waterfalls and cliff jumping!

Trip Highlights

Explore the incredible lagoons and beaches while island hopping in El Nido.
Freedive into WWII shipwrecks in Coron.
Visit the epic waterfalls of Bohol.
Relax on the white sands of the world-famous Boracay Beach.
Unwind on the secluded Sumilon Island.
Hike to the top of Osmena Peak in cebu for an epic sunrise!
Included in Price
  • All accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Airport transfers
  • Paid activities
  • Access to the storyteller's interactive guide (including lots of free activities and helpful tips)
Not Included in Price
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Personal expenses
  • An actual guide / host of the trip (Airguides trips are unhosted)

Trip Overview

Alegria

Alegria

Alegria is the perfect base to start your adventures. In this region are several key tourist attractions and epic adventures. The most well-known attraction in this area and one of the must-see spots in the Philippines is Kawasan Falls. Alegria is also close to Mainit Hot Springs and is a good jump-off spot for the sunrise trek up Osmena Peak. I recommend two days in Alegria. One day to do the canyoneering adventure from Badian to Kawasan Falls and one day to do the Osmena Peak hike for sunrise and Mainit Hot Springs later in the day. There are other waterfalls accessible by bus but those are the three key spots to visit nearby Alegria.
3 Things to Do

Activities

Canyoneering at Kawasan Falls
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Canyoneering at Kawasan Falls
While staying in Alegria we visited a town just north called Badian, famous for the spectacularly blue Kawasan Falls. I recommend doing the canyoneering from Alegria to Kawasan Falls. Just seeing Kawasan Falls at
the end was not nearly as awesome as the entire experience. This was definitely a highlight of the trip. The adventure began by jumping into the vibrant blue water of the river. From that point on we floated, jumped and climbed our way down the river. All the time guided brilliantly by our expert local guides. The highest jumps were 50ft but they were optional. The highest jump that everybody had to make to continue the course was only about 10-15 feet. A few tips: 1. Do the Canyoneering from Alegria to Kawasan Falls. 2. Don’t try and do canyoneering alone. 3. Only bring a GoPro. 4. Wear grippy closed shoes.
Mainit Hot Spring in Malabuyoc
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Mainit Hot Spring in Malabuyoc
A 15-minute bus ride away from D’Allegre (costing less than $1) you will head to Mainit Hot Springs. A short walk through the jungle and you will arrive at some amazing hot springs, surrounded by lush greenery
and a waterfall. The Hot Springs were steaming. So hot we could hardly sit in some of the springs which ranged from 38-42 degrees celsius. Set in a rainforest just beyond a local village we could feel this was just the beginning of an amazing trip.
Sunrise hike at Osmena Peak
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Sunrise hike at Osmena Peak
The Peak is known for having amazing panoramic views across jagged cliff lines and the ocean. We were told it would be best for sunrise and we were left speechless by the scene from the summit of the short 20-minute
trek. There is an entrance fee of a few dollars to the hike, which comes with a guide who you can choose to tip and of course the cost of the motorbike. It is quite a cheap adventure and an amazing sunrise experience. From Alegria, we organized a motorbike to take both myself, a friend and of course the driver to Osmena Peak. It was only $10 per person return and was a 1.5-hour journey each way. This was the budget option. If you are after a bit more comfort, I recommend taking a car. We had to leave before 4 am in order to make it to the summit before sunrise.

The Trip in Photos

Canyoneering at Kawasan Falls
Canyoneering at Kawasan Falls
Alegria
Canyoneering at Kawasan Falls
Canyoneering at Kawasan Falls
Alegria
Mainit Hot Spring in Malabuyoc
Mainit Hot Spring in Malabuyoc
Alegria
Sunrise hike at Osmena Peak
Sunrise hike at Osmena Peak
Alegria
Visit Sumilon Island
Visit Sumilon Island
Oslob
Tumalog Falls
Tumalog Falls
Oslob
Chocolate Hills
Chocolate Hills
Bohol
Twin Falls (Pahangog Falls)
Twin Falls (Pahangog Falls)
Bohol