Thanks in advance for any help with my Philippines itinerary! I have been reading the forums and taking note of all the helpful advice. Will be visiting in January for the first time with my family (2 adults, 2 kids under 2), plus my mom. She is from there but was too poor to travel the country while growing up so we are trying to pack a lot in. So here is our itinerary so far:
-Fly into Manila, day tour to Villa Escudero (my mom's pick...anyone ever been?)
-Fly from Manila to Bohol, stay 3 days/2 nights. Do countryside tour (I see Bohol Travel Buddy recommended a lot here) and maybe Panglao tour?
-Boat from Bohol to Cebu City (my mom's pick) for day tour (again, recommendations welcome); stay overnight
-Fly from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Stay in El Nido for 3 nights/2 days. We would love to stay in the overwater bungalows but they are quite pricey. Anyone have any experience bargaining down?
Then the rest of our visit will be spent back in my mom's hometown in Northern Luzon. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!