Welcome to the Philippines, it's hot, isn't it?! Get ready to meet your group of legends, including your TruNinja! Soon you'll wonder how you explored anywhere without them. We'll pick you up from Cebu airport and bring you to our hotel in Cebu City for the first night of the best week of your life (so far). That evening we'll grab dinner and get to know each other over a Pina Colada or five.
Moalboal & Simala Church
Day 2 we're heading for the gorgeous seaside town of Moalboal, (pronounced mole-bowl if you were wondering). We'll visit the stunning Simala Church, this place will undoubtedly end up on your Instagram. It's pretty much one of the most spectacular buildings you'll ever see. It's also a long-standing myth that miracles happen here, so if you're looking for next week's lottery numbers, then you're in the right place. After a walking tour and short history lesson, we continue into Moalboal where the afternoon is ours! Grab an iced coffee, treat your tense self to a traditional Filipino massage or just check out the local town. There are real hidden gems in Moalboal, and our Travel Ninjas know them all!
ISLAND BOAT TRIP, SARDINES & TURTLES
Rise and shine! We kick off day 3 by hitting the sea. ARGGH MATEY. That's our best pirate impression btw, but don't worry the waterways are full of friendly local fishermen and the odd tourist. Grab your snorkelling gear as we head to one of The Philippines' best snorkelling spots, a rainbow of coloured corals and marine life. Swim amongst the Nemos and Dorys of the ocean and glide alongside some of the island's local turtles. There really is something magical about seeing our hard-shelled green amigos thriving in their natural habitat. *Secretly cries happy tears*. Later in the day, you'll experience something a bit special - The Sardine Run. Hundreds of thousands of sardines swimming simultaneously in a giant school, a spectacle you'd only ever see in a documentary by the legend David Attenborough himself. In the evening, we head out to explore the local nightlife. Practise showing off what you saw in the day through the movement of dance. You know, the classics - BIG FISH, LITTLE FISH, CARDBOARD BOX!
Boat trip, Sardine run & snorkelling
An early start you'll have no trouble with as we're off to Kawasan Falls. If you haven't felt like the ultimate, cut off from the world, backpacker island babe you are yet then today is THE day. Kawasan Waterfall is on the bucket list of every seasoned traveller. It's iconic. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie who's pure thrill for frills runs through your very veins, parkour 24/7 or if you're on a chilled out, laid back, I'm not jumping off anything sort of vibe. It's cool, we've got you. We can't promise you that you won't be nicknamed Chicken for the rest of the trip, but whatever. Like we said It's cool. Float downstream and get involved in some rock-hopping canyoneering before reaching the falls themselves. Get the go pro ready for this one... Finish the day with a lazy evening to recharge those batteries before moving on to our next destination, Siargao Island - voted the best island in the world in 2019 and Asia's surfing capital!
we're off to Siargao!
Ladies and gentlemen this is your captain speaking, we will shortly be arriving in Siargao! Wahoooo! Today we head back to Cebu airport before catching a short one-hour flight to the island of Siargao. Siargao has some of the world's most beautiful beaches and is known as "The Surfing Capital of Asia". Rumour has it everywhere you walk, people's hands are in the permanent position of a Shaka (the finger and thumb hand signal shake of a surfer), and every sentence starts with DUDE and/or BRO. We arrive early evening and check into our resort which will be home for our final three nights! We enjoy a group dinner together then see where the night takes us. If flying exhausts you more than a 60-minute spin class at the gym, take the evening to chill in our resort, grab a massage and get some shut-eye. However, if you're itching to unpack those Havaianas and dance the night away, LET'S GO! Our Travel Ninjas are with you every step of the way as we head OUT OUT to Siargao's well known lively nightlife. BRO.
Surfing lessons & beach day
LET'S SURF! We've got the best in the biz here to give you your very own private surf lesson. Our instructors live, breathe and practically invented surfing and will give you all the support you need to have you riding those waves in no time. Whether you've never surfed before or you're practically the next Kelly Slater, you'll enjoy every minute of this day. And what better place to learn than here in Siargao! We spend the afternoon on the beach with your TruFam, catching some rays, guzzling local beer and burying the worst surfer in a 7ft hole in the ground. After a wild day, the evening is ours for the taking. Whether you fancy relaxing in the resort or heading out for another loose one, we'll go with the flow.
Siargao Island Hopping
It's our last full day together as travel amigos, comrades, BFFs some may say, or TruFam to us. So let's round off our trip together with arguably the best spot in all of the Philippines. We island-hop, visiting three different islands just off the coast of Siargao. Every beach is more beautiful than the last. Paradise! We snorkel in the crystal clear waters, layout on the white sand beaches and spend the day dreaming of buying our own private island. After squeezing in every last minute of crucial tanning time, we head back before dressing to the nines for a farewell dinner. It's our last night together, pop the champagne, order the dessert, do a shot off the waiters' body if you fancy it. Whatever helps the heartbreak of leaving, we support it. What a week!
CHILLED CHECK OUT
Departure day and we're not ready to say goodbye. You've become a part of our TruFam which means you'll forever be a part of us. That's how family works, right? How will we go on without you? We can't...so let's just say its not Au revoir, it's more Arnie with the "I'll be back".
If you're travelling on further or heading home, our TruNinjas are on hand to help you on your way. Shaka's up, let's hug it out, you bloody legends. And finally…
Hasta La Vista Baby.