Manila - Pearl of the Orient

Well known as the Pearl of the Orient, Manila, the capital of the Philippines is a curious cocktail of Europe, Asia & America. The Philippine capital is fast-paced, vibrant with Latin American and has some of the best shopping malls in Asia. This is also home to delicious traditional food and an abundance of impressive museums (e.g., National Museum of Anthropology, Museo Filipino Intramuros, San Agustin Church and Ayala Museum) which offer you a great chance to get an insightful view into the rich culture of this country.

Manila travel guide information

Manila Quick Facts

Manila is the capital of the Philippines and situated on the north of this country and the eastern shores of Manila Bay

In 2015, Manila city has a population of around 1,780,148 people in a total area of 42.88 square kilometres (16.56 sq mi)

Manila used to be colonized and administered by Spain for more than three centuries, there are many well-preserved churches, forts and other colonial buildings in this city

This is also the shopping paradise with plenty of enormous shopping malls such as SM Mall of Asia SM Megamall and Greenbelt Mall

To learn about the interesting history and rich culture of Filipino, there are many impressive museums (e.g., National Museum of Anthropology, Museo Filipino Intramuros, San Agustin Church and Ayala Museum) for you to visit

Best time to visit Manila, philippines

If you are looking for the warmest time to travel to this capital city, the best time to visit Manila is from April to June. However, this period is also the rainy season with mediocre to heavy rainfalls. With those who are not a fan of rain, January to April is an ideal time to travel to Manila.

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Palawan Beach Getaway

Palawan Beach Getaway

8 days from $1635 pp

Many travelers come to the Philippines looking for the world's best island of Palawan and try to figure out what making it so a popular destination. This comprehensive eight-day trip from Manila to Palawan will answer that and more. On this adventure, you will spend most of your time on the clean...

8 days
Manila→Puerto Princesa→San Rafael→El Nido
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Glimpse of Manila Cebu & Bohol

Glimpse of Manila Cebu & Bohol

8 days from $1058 pp

Get out of the tourist trail along the Philippines’ beautiful beaches and endless diving spots, this comprehensive tour Manila, Cebu, and Bohol will show you the best of these destinations offers with wildest adventure up and more relaxing escapade. During the 8 days of the tour, you will see the...

8 days
Manila→Cebu→Bohol
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Nature Escape & Birdwatching in Philippines

Nature Escape & Birdwatching in Philippines

9 days from $1833 pp

Comprised of over 7,000 beautiful tropical islands with a wide range of different habitats and climates, the archipelagic country of Philippines is undoubtedly a world-class destination for exhilarating wildlife escapes. Well designed for nature explorers and birdwatching lovers, this mind-blowing...

9 days
Manila→Cauayan→Danjugan Island→Dumaguete→Valencia→Apo Island→Manila
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Best of Luzon and Visayas

Best of Luzon and Visayas

10 days from $1356 pp

Plan a journey to the Philippines? Our 10-day suggested itinerary cutting through two of the Philippines’ main island groups – Luzon and the Visayas – highlights all the charms of these central groups of idyllic islands. Firstly, you will several days in Puerto Princesa, the Palawan’s...

10 days
Manila→Puerto Princesa→Sabang beach→Cebu→Bohol→Boracay
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Philippines Dreamy Honeymoon

Philippines Dreamy Honeymoon

10 days from $1539 pp

With thousands of pristine tropical islands to choose from, the Philippines is quickly becoming one of the most perfect dreamy honeymoon destinations in the world. Sun-kissed beaches, endless coastlines, and charming nature wonders of the archipelago ensure your romantic excursion is packed with...

10 days
Manila→Puerto Princesa→Sabang beach→El Nido→Coron→Manila
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Philippines Beach Escape

Philippines Beach Escape

11 days from $1436 pp

A world-famous and dreamy destination on any travelers’ bucket list, the Philippines offers holidaymakers wide choices of the best beaches and most picturesque islands in the world to revel in. On this truly epic Philippines tour, we will show you some of them with many unique experiences...

11 days
Cebu→Bohol→Malapascua→Kalanggaman Island→El Nido→Manila
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Memorable Philippines Family Vacation

Memorable Philippines Family Vacation

11 days from $1536 pp

In search of a truly epic beach destination with a perfect mix of nature, adventure and relaxing for the whole family? Gather your beloved ones and head to the Philippines for 11 days of adventure and fun on some of the best islands in the world. Begin with a flight from Manila to the vibrant,...

11 days
Manila→Coron→El Nido→Bohol→Balicasag Island→Manila
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Exuberant and Authentic Philippines

Exuberant and Authentic Philippines

12 days from $1563 pp

An ultimate adventure to all the best hotspots, this 12-day jaw-dropping tour is a perfect box-ticking trip that takes you through the best of Philippines’ nature, beaches, and island life. Soak in the tropical sun, swim in crystal clear waters or witness incredible sunsets, that’s just some of...

12 days
Manila→El Nido→Bohol→Balicasag Island→Siargao→Manila
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Philippines Luxury Tour

Philippines Luxury Tour

12 days from $2265 pp

A 12-day journey of tropical sun, fun, and adventure await you on this amazing Philippines tour package, which takes you to some of the most beautiful islands in this marvelous Southeast Asian country. Along with luxury services and accommodations to enjoy, this Philippines Luxury Tour packs in...

12 days
Manila→El Nido→Bohol→Balicasag Island→Boracay→Manila
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Philippines Adventurous Holiday

Philippines Adventurous Holiday

13 days from $1651 pp

Among over 7000 islands that make up the Philippines, there are some of fabulous tropical islands highly rated as world-class destinations that many travelers dream of all time. On this mind-blowing trip, we are delighted to offer a thoroughly comprehensive itinerary promising to be a unique and...

13 days
Cebu→Bohol→Balicasag Island→Moalboal→Badian→El Nido→Coron→Manila
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Essential Philippines

Essential Philippines

14 days from $2135 pp

If you are looking for some exotic islands for tropical getaways in Asia, the Philippines should always be on your top list. This 14-day tour brings you to some of the best beaches and stunning islands in the world that this very unique country has to offer. Begin from the capital city of Manila,...

14 days
Manila→El Nido→Sabang beach→Oslob→Bohol→Cebu→Boracay→Manila
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Ultimate Philippines

Ultimate Philippines

14 days from $1622 pp

With a ton of nature wonders and historic treasures spotted around some of 7,000 different islands, the Philippines is undoubtedly one of the most inviting destinations in Southeast Asia. As it is not easy to see everything the country has to offer in just one trip, we have merticulously designed...

14 days
Manila→Puerto Princesa→El Nido→Coron→Bohol→Camiguin→Cebu
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