The Philippines comprises of a mammoth cluster of islands, set in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. From the hustle-bustle of the capital, Manila, to pulsating islands like Palawal, Bohol and Luzon, to charming beaches, mountains, reefs and world-heritage designated sights, Philippines is like a huge oyster shell with its pack of surprises for those who love to delve further and discover it.
There is a mind-boggling array of 7,000 and more islands, that combine to make the Philippines, an island country that is filled with contrasts, variants and ironies that make up its extensive spread and geography. Book a Philippines holiday package if your idea of a perfect vacation involves island-hopping and bumming on pristine beaches!
The people of Philippines, the Filipinos are known across Southeast Asia for their hospitality and warmth. Philipino is the official national language, with English considered the unofficial language. In fact, most people speak and understand English quite well, as compared to other South-East Asian countries – in short you won’t have to struggle to communicate and find your way around while you’re on your Philippines vacation!
A well-planned Philippines holiday package will ensure that you experience the best that this archipelago of islands has to offer; whether it be the enchanting Bacuit cluster of jagged-limestone islands or the 2000 years old, ancient, yet sustainable Ifugao Rice Terraces (on the UNESCO World Heritage List) in the remote areas of the Cordillera mountain range on the northern island of Luzon.
The Philippines hit the world map when it was taken over as a Spanish colony in the year 1521. After a history of naming and renaming regions, the first Spanish territory was demarked here in 1565. This conquest extended for more than three centuries, even as Manila became the main trade centre. Again, it was the turn of events at World War II that lead to the Philippines’ independence post 1945.
The Philippines comprises of a mammoth cluster of islands, set in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. From the hustle-bustle of the capital, Manila, to pulsating islands like Palawal, Bohol and ...