Easter in the Philippines | Manila & Boracay
Classy Frontiers is proud to present you an unforgettable Easter holiday. Philippines is an ideal choice, as most Filipinos are catholic: you will find a great vibe in Manila in this period, with old Hispanic style churches celebrating the festivity, while the white sandy beaches of Boracay island will be a dream of relax and understated luxury.
Manila, capital of the Philippines, is a huge metropolitan area, a sum of 5 cities and 10 towns. The city is full of history and this is evident in the ruins that still stand from the original capital of the Spanish East Indies which was founded in 1571, Inframuros, located on the south bank of the Pasig River. The surrounding area is full of performing venues, art galleries, shops and restaurants, making it a popular tourist Mecca. History buffs will also love the National Museum which exhibits sunken treasure from one of the Manila galleons dating back to 1600, or the Ayala Museum educates visitors on the history of the Philippines. The Malacanang Palace, which is the residence of the Head of State is also worth a visit, while the American Cemetery and Memorial honors those who died during WWII and it's a peaceful retreat from the buzz of the city. The Harbor area is a nice spot of local life, with small restaurants along the docks.
Shop till you drop: Manila is home to one of the largest malls in Asia. It would be right at home in any large American city. It is the everything mall with many of the big name anchor stores, the first IMAX in the Philippines, an Olympic-sized ice skating rink, a plethora of food outlets, and enough shopping opportunities to keep shopaholics happy: SM Mall of Asia. Get lost in Makati area, where you can chose between Ayala Center and Green Belt shopping complex.
Two days in Manila are certainly not enough to enjoy every must see attraction, but still good to have a nice peek into the best the city offers. You'll be there on Easter: enjoy the festivity with the Filipinos Catholic, visiting some of the multitude of ornate churches, such as the San Agustin Church which dates back to 1606 and has survived invasions and world wars. Inframuros is the best area to visit, especially at this time of the year. We suggest to go there on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. When travelling with children parents should find interesting activities for the young one and we highly recommend to pay a visit at Manila Ocean World, a good place to spend the hottest hours while having fun and discovering the Philippine's underwater life. During the holidays it can be quite crowded: we recommend to be there at 9.00 in the morning (it opens at 10.00) or at 5 in the afternoon. Otherwise visit the Avilon Montalban Zoological Park, the largest zoological park in the Philippines. The 7.5-hectare zoo lies in the picturesque valley of Barrio San Isidro, in Pasig city area (not to be confused with Manila Zoo which is terrible).
A luxury retreat in the heart of the city, New World Makati City, Manila Hotel is in the heart of "The Wall Street of the Philippines" - the financial district of Manila. Close to the smart Greenbelt area of Ayala Centre, the 598 stylishly appointed guestrooms and suites combine stunning city views with comfort. Centrally located on Esperanza Street and within walking distance to fashionable Glorietta and Greenbelt shopping complexes, the hotel is a mere 30-minute drive from the airport and close to embassies and financial institutions. All rooms - Superior, Deluxe, Premier, Executive Club Deluxe Rooms and Suites - are modern, luxuriously appointed and fully equipped. We have chosen for you 2 Superior rooms with a connecting door.
Perfectly positioned on Boracay's eye-catching White Beach, Fridays Boracay is a 40 room AAA resort nestled amid meticulously groomed tropical gardens and shady coconut trees. The resort offers the convenience of modern amenities combined with the natural charm of a beachfront setting. Its magnificent location, delectable food, pleasant and inviting rooms, and its warm & friendly employees make it one of the best choices in Boracay. We have chosen for you a Premier Suites, a luxurious, circular room of 80 sqm located up the stairs from the swimming pool and having private veranda, a very large bathroom with elegant bath tub and showers facing large floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking lush tropical landscaping. These rooms have the same original Fridays atmosphere and concept. From the 2nd floor, guests have splendid sea view overlooking the resort. The rooms at the 2nd floor have a cathedral ceiling which makes it more opulent and reinforce the understated elegance of the resort. The Premier Suites have 40" flat screen LCD TV and all other amenities of the Premier rooms.
There's a beautiful privately owned Sailing Yacht named Mahal (meaning Love) in Boracay that is dedicated to vacationers who want to live an unforgettable Luxury Sailing Experience of the surrounding seas and crystal blue waters of Boracay.
Both American Sailing Association certified sailors, owners Steve and Lilyan will take you on a voyage of discovery and exploration on their fantastic 42ft Fountaine Pajot Catamaran, indulging you in a truly customized and private cruising journey in Boracay.
This is a day on the water for all the family with lots of fun and great snorkeling. The tour comfortably starts at 10 a.m. and it will end at 3 p.m., as the catamaran will be on a sunset tour later.
Feel free to join the sunset tour too (an extra cost will be charged); but consider that children don't enjoy the sunset tour too much as this is more of a romantic experience for couples, centered around enjoying the colors of the sunset and the sea while having a nice drink. The sunset tour is more recommended for adults.
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- 2 ways private airport transfer Manila airport - Hotel
- 2 connected superior rooms for 3 nights accommodation in Manila at New World Hotel Makati, inclusive of breakfast.
- 1 Premier Suite for 5 nights accommodation in Boracay at Fridays, inclusive of breakfast for all guests and 1 extra bed, 2 ways transfer from Caticlan airport to Boracay island.
- 1 sailing tour on catamaran in Boracay for 4 persons.
Flight tickets from your country, available on request
Meals, activities and additional services not listed above and in the travel proposal description.
Travel and medical insurance.
Rooms are subjected to hotels availability.
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