My husband and I are spending our honeymoon Feb. 28 - Mar 19 in the Philippines and are struggling a bit with our itinerary and what is manageable in the time we have. We would really appreciate suggestions.
Feb. 28 - arrive in Manila very early a.m. and make our way to Siquijor via flight to Dumaguete and ferry
Feb. 28 - Mar 2 or 3: Siquijor
Mar 3 - 9 - this is where we're stuck! Malapascua? Camiguin? Sugar Beach?
Mar 10 - 12 - fly to Coron from Dumaguete/Cebu/CDO (depends on above) and stay for 3 nights
Mar 13 - 17 - Tao Expeditions trip Coron to El Nido
Mar 18 - travel back to Manila from El Nido via PP (probably a very early van ride!)
Mar 19 - Manila and home (we leave in the evening)
Geographically, Bohol seems like an obvious choice to fill the gap in our plan but we haven't found much to draw us there in our research so far. My husband is a Dive Master but does not want our entire trip to revolve around diving. He plans on at least diving the around Coron and Siquijor/Apo Island. I snorkel a bit but also like relaxing on the beach, taking pictures and just walking around exploring. We both like short hikes, jungles, mountains and beautiful scenery.
We are hoping to get some variety in our trip i.e. don't just want to sit on the beach for 3 weeks. Both of us are fairly experienced travelers and like getting away from overcrowded and very touristy places. Our budget is not a major issue (we won't be low budget but not super high end either).
Advice and suggestions welcome!
EricaEdited: 11:56 pm, February 03, 2013