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). Hope youve brought your appetite as we will be having lunch with the locals - lechon style! (for those of you brave enough to try the local delicacy). Bellies full, energy buzzing and spirits high we'll make our way to the stunning Simala Church! This place will undoubtedly end up on your Instagram being 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 SNORKELING TRIP, SARDINES & TURTLES
Rise and shine! 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!
Sardine run & snorkelling
KICK A$$ CANYONEERING
An early start you'll have no trouble with as we're off canyoneering. If you haven't felt like the ultimate, cut off from the world, backpacker island babe you are yet then today is THE day. 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. Get the go pro ready for this one and make a splash... Once you're all splashed out with fingers shrivelled up like prunes we'll head for a late lunch, getting ready to finish the day with a lazy evening to recharge those batteries before moving on to our next destination... Boracay! Known for its famous powdery white-sand beaches and azure waters, amazing beach clubs and vibrant marine life!
Next stop - Boracay!
Ladies and gentlemen this is your captain speaking, we will shortly be arriving into paradise! Wahoooo! Today we head back to Cebu airport before catching a short one-hour flight to Caticlan and over to Boracay. Boracay has some of the world's most beautiful beaches and is known as "The party hotspot of The Philippines".We arrive early afternoon and check into our resort which will be our home for our final three nights! We’ll head out to watch the sun go down. We’ll either head to the beach with a few beers or join a boozy sunset cruise. Whatever the group fancies! Afterwards we’ll enjoy a group dinner and 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 Boracay’'s well known lively nightlife.
Flight to Caticlan - Ferry to Boracay
Paraw Sailing Boracay & Beach Day!
Today’s a lazy morning, wake up when you like and take a walk round Boracay. The morning and afternoon is free to spend as you please. Perhaps hit the beach with the TruFam, catch some rays and bury last night’s worst dancer in a 7ft hole in the ground. Or maybe check out the local shops and cafes! In the late afternoon, we meet back up for an epic activity! We’re going Paraw sailing! Never heard of it? Paraw sailing is a local sail boat activity in Boracay which uses two outriggers and two sails and calmly and gently sails you to the very best viewpoints and spots around the island. The views are out of this world. Boracay is famous for it’s sunsets and trust us, these will not disappoint. Float gently through the waves as the sky changes from warm golden oranges to magenta and lilac skies. Breathtaking. After taking enough snaps to fill a facebook photo album and mastering the art of Paraw sailing (or just enjoying the ride) we head back to the hotel, get ready and check out the best cocktail bars in town! Pass us a mojito!
Boracay Island Hopping & Snorkeling
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 Boracay. 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 and just like any good friend would we'll drop you off at the airport! 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.