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Philippines - Manila / Banaue / Sagada / Bontoc / Baguio
5 Days Heritage Tour
*TOUR PRICE IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST*
 
PAMALICAN ISLAND: Philippines
4 Days Validity: now to 31 Mar 2017
US$3,330.00 up + taxes per person sharing twin room
 
Special offer
BUSUANGA, PALAWAN: Philippines
4 Days Validity: now to 31 Mar 2017
HK$12,380.00 up + taxes per person sharing twin room
 
CEBU: Philippines
4 Days Validity: now to 24 December 2017
HK$3,980.00 up + taxes per person sharing twin room
 
BORACAY: Philippines
5 Days Validity: now to 31 Oct 2016
HK$6,580.00 up + taxes per person sharing twin room
 
Philippines - Bohol / Dumaguete / Apo Island
8 Days diving OR retreat
*TOUR PRICE IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
 
Philippines - THE FARM at SAN BENITO
5 Days Wellness Retreat
*TOUR PRICE IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
 
Philippines - Palawan - El Nido Resort - Miniloc Island
7 Days
*TOUR PRICE IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
 

The Philippines is an archipelago nation made up of 7,107 islands spanning 1,840 kilometers north to south. It is part of the East Indies, a vast island group Lying south and east of mainland Asia, with Taiwan at it northernmost coast and Borneo on the south. The three main Philippine Island groups are Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.

The Philippines has many things to offer the visitor: a mixture of the old and the new, a diversity of art and culture and a warm, friendly people. Blessed by nature, the Philippines has something to offer every sportsman too . . . extraordinary dive sites, forests to roam, mountains to climb, caves to explore.

 

WEATHER

The Philippines is tropical with just two seasons hot and dry from November to June and rainy from July to October. March to May is hot and dry, with temperature ranging from 22º– 32º C Degrees. June – October is rainy. November to February is cool; Temperatures range from 22º – 28º C. Average humidity year round is 77%.  For updated weather information please visit: http://www.climate-zone.com/climate/philippines/

 

CLOTHING

People in the Philippines dress for the weather (HOT!) Casual attire during the day for women is light blouses and shorts. For men collared T- shirts worn over slacks. In the evening skirts are substituted for shorts and the T-shirts are tucked in.

 

LANGUAGE

The national language is Pilipino, which is based on the language of Tagalog, although there are at least one or two dialects spoken in every region. English is both spoken and understood throughout the country, especially in business negotiations and in the government. Hokkien, Cantonese and Mandarin are spoken by older members of the Filipino-Chinese community. 

 

RELIGION : 83% Roman Catholic, 9% Protestant, 5% Muslim, 3% Buddhist and other.

 

CURRENCY

Foreign currency may be exchanged AIRPORT upon arrival or at your hotel, most large department stores, banks and authorized money changing shops. Exchanging money anywhere else is illegal and the laws are strictly enforced.

Most large stores, restaurants, hotels and resorts accept major credit cards including American Express, Visa and MasterCard. Travelers' checks preferably American Express is accepted at hotels and large department stores. Personal checks drawn on foreign banks are generally not accepted. The currency in the Philippines is the Centavo and the Peso (P). 100 centavos = P1. Coin denominations are 25 and 50 centavos, P1 and P5. Bill denominations are 5, 10 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 pesos.

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

It is the passengers responsibility to obtain all required travel documents, visas and permits, and for complying with the laws, regulations, orders, demands and other travel requirements of countries of origin, destination or transit. 

We strongly recommend that you go to the IATA Travel Centre website http://www.iatatravelcentre.com for more information.

 

LANGUAGES

While there are over 100 regional languages in the Philippines, the national language is Filipino, with English as the most widely spoken second language. All business, governmental and legal transactions are conducted in English.

 

VISA

If you are coming from America, Asia or Europe and hold a valid passport and either a return ticket or a ticket to another destination outside the Philippines you may enter without a formal visa and stay for 21 days. If you wish to stay longer you must obtain a Visa Extension either before your trip from a Philippine Consulate or Embassy or, once here, from Bureau of Immigration.

Your passport or travel documents must be valid for 6 months.                

 

AIRPORT DEPARTURE TAX – included in air ticket.  

Starting February 1, 2015, the Terminal Fees which passengers pay at NAIA counters are included upon purchase of the airline ticket. Airport Taxes of P550.00 for International flights and P200.00 for domestic flights are integrated in the cost of air tickets.  CAUTION: The terminal fee is only included when departing from Manila. In all other airports, passengers still have to pay terminal fees at a counter in the airport.                                        

 

TRANSPORTATION

Most of the major car rental agencies, including AVIS, Budget, and Hertz have offices in Metro Manila and carry a full line of vehicles from jeeps to limousines. All vehicles may be rented with or without a driver. If you wish to do your own driving you must have a valid foreign or international license. Either airplane or ferryboat provides inter island transportation. Philippine Airlines services 43 major provincial airports..  The LRT: It's the fastest, cheapest way to go. P10 takes you from Monumento (the northern end of Edsa) to Baclaran, travelling first along Rizal Avenue and then Taft Avenue. Many of the tourist maps have the route of the LRT marked.

Taxis: Air-conditioned taxis cost P25.00 on the meter and additional P2 is added for every 500 meters to the final cost. No Regular taxis. Taxis are always lined up at the major hotels and tourist restaurants and can be hailed on the street. If you take a taxi, make sure the driver turns on the meter. At least a 10% tip is expected.                                                                                  

GRATUITY

Tipping is considered as part of your guide’s income and depending on how satisfied you are with their service. Suggested US$5 per person per day traveling with a group and US$10 per person per day tipping for driver and the local guide(s) by traveling in a private tour.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

It's absolutely essential to have adequate travel insurance covered, especially for the purposes of flight cancellation, delay or any other incidental cases occurred during the trip and to enjoy the journey with a peaceful mind.  

Take the travel insurance that meets your needs and understand its coverage.

 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN MANILA 

Since there are 3 different Airport terminals in Manila and different airport you take may landed in different terminal.  Please note the meeting place at airport if we FRONTIERES arranged the service for you.  

NAIA Terminal One  - for GUESTS arrived by DRAGON / HONGKONG EXPRESS FIGHTS

Exit at GATE I and look for our airport representative with name board / placard

There is a DOT ASSISTANT COUNTER and GATE I is near this counter.

Look around for the airport representative wearing uniforms and with ID so nothing to worry about. 

NAIA Terminal Two - for GUESTS arrived by PHILIPPINES AIRLINE FIGHTS

Always EXIT at their LEFT HAND SIDE

The Airport representative is just standing outside with a name board / placard right after you check out from the Immigration / Custom Counters. 

NAIA Terminal Three – for GUESTS arrived by CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS / CEBU Pacific Airways 

The Airport representative is just standing outside with a name board / placard right after you check out from the Immigration / Custom Counters.

 

YOUR TOUR ARRANGEMENTS

All land arrangements within Philippines are solely at the discretion of our land operators who control the final scheduling of sightseeing programs based on current situation of the day or period like weather, flights schedule change, traffic condition etc…….   

Those situations are not under our control and cannot be held responsible for sudden changes.

Terms & Conditions are based on our website : www.f56.com/Terms&Conditions.pdf

 

HEALTH INFORMATION FOR TRAVELING ( FOR TRAVELLERS FROM HONGKONG )

http://www.travelhealth.gov.hk/eindex.html

 

TRAVEL ALERT 

Hong Kong Government raised the Travel Alert for Philippines to “AMBER”on 23 April 2014, please check and make sure you have travel insurance covered to travel to this country.  Travel alert please explore the website: http://www.sb.gov.hk/eng/ota/

If you are a Hongkong Resident holding a valid HKID card and have register a MyGovHK account,                                

you can use the ROTI which is free of charge.  Or explore the website to register.  

http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/outsidehk/roti.htm