Visit the Philippines and we will try our best to be your travel guide to discover the breathtaking beauty of this destination. This part of our site is an introduction to travel in the Philippines. It includes a travel guide for tourists, with tips, travel destinations and useful information about the best things to do in the Philippines. The articles here also recommends the best places for beach vacations, adventure holidays, food trips, and sightseeing in the Philippines.
The Philippines is one of the world’s largest archipelago nations, with its 7,641 islands. It is situated in Southeast Asia in the Western Pacific Ocean. Its islands are classified into three main geographical areas – Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Because of its archipelagic nature, Philippines is a culturally diverse country. With its topography consisting of mountainous terrains, dense forests, plains, and coastal areas, the Philippines is rich in biodiversity. It is considered as one of the mega biodiversity countries in the world with a high percentage of flora and fauna endemism. (UNDP)
In terms of history, the Philippines has a rich history combining Asian, European, and American influences. Prior to Spanish colonization in 1521, the Filipinos had a rich culture and were trading with the Chinese and the Japanese. Such cultural exposure and attachment makes the Filipino culture distinct that it can relate to both the East and the West, producing interesting behavior, art, music, even fashion and gastronomy.
For an island nation, the Philippines is relatively small, but as a South East Asian destination, it offers something for everyone. This includes beaches and dive sites, mountain trekking and hiking, historic sights and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and plenty of outdoor adventure activities from surfing to white water rafting. For familiarity, top destinations in the Philippines include:
- Metro Manila
- Ilocos Sur – Laoag, Pagudpud, Vigan
- CALABARZON – Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon
- Bicol Region
- Cebu & Bohol
- Leyte & Samar
- Iloilo and Negros
Travel Tour Philippines website will try its best to serve as a comprehensive travel guide to the Philippines. It aims to be a practical, hands-on guide which provides detailed information on everything from destinations, accommodation, food, things to see and do and how to get there so you are guided when you visit the Philippines. It will cove everything you need to know about getting around the Philippines for both short and long-term trips. Expect that this blog-guide will be packed with detailed information about the best travel experiences in the country, including itineraries, routes and sample itineraries. Read on!