My Pad brings you Experiences for Discerning Guests

Is there anywhere on Earth more beautiful than the Philippines? With a fascinating culture, spectacular scenery and some of the friendliest people in the world, this South East Asian country has something for everyone. If you’re ready to enjoy your Filipino vacation to the max, here are some examples of the unique experiences that you can only have on this exotic island.

1.Go Firefly Gazing And Cliff-Jumping

The island of Siquijor may be the Philippines’ 3rd smallest province but it boasts a surprising number of activities which are sure to keep you busy. If you’re feeling adventurous, head to Salagdoon Beach and try your hand at cliff-jumping – the water is amazingly clear. Or try rope swinging into the gorgeous turquoise water of Cambugay Falls. If your tastes are a little more laid back, why not find out why this place was given the name “Island of Fire” by the Spanish with an evening’s firefly gazing – just spectacular.

2.Ride A Jeepney

There’s nothing quite like a ride in a Jeepney. Not only will you find yourself crammed in alongside the locals in these old war time troop-carriers converted into public transport, you’ll also find yourself sharing your space with such bizarre cargo as boxes of hens or bags of pig feed! Don’t forget to admire the customized paint job as you get out.

3.Discover The Tarsiers

Whether you’ve heard of tarsiers or not, you’re sure to love a guided trek with a guide from the Tarsier Foundation to discover these cute indigenous animals. Walking through the jungle is fun in itself, but when you spot the 15cm-tall primates in the wild, it’s an experience you can’t find anywhere else.

4.Take A Bambikes Tour

If you want to explore the capital, Manila, in a new and unusual way, the most option is to take a Bambikes tour. Made from sustainable bamboo by local people, these cool bikes not only support community conservation but provide you with a really unique way to find out more about the historic city and its colonial heritage.

5.Discover Wonders Of The World

The Philippines is home to a host of Wonders as well as World Heritage Sites. On a vacation here you can discover the impressive man-made Banaue Rice Terrace, the stunning Underground River of Puerto Prinsesa and the Chocolate Hills of Bohol which are famous around the globe for their picture-perfect beauty. Or, if you’re a keen diver, you’re sure to be amazed by the Tubataha Reef which has been on UNESCO’s list since 1993.

6.Dining With A Difference

Dining out is a key part of any holiday, but when you’re in the Philippines you really should try the Waterfalls Restaurant at the Villa Escudero resort. Located right next to a flowing waterfall, this beautiful eaterie serves authentic local cuisine in a spectacular and unique setting.

So, there you have it – some examples of unique and unparalleled experiences that you simply must try during your stay in the Philippines. You’re sure to have an amazing time!

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