All your accommodation on your Wanderlands Philippines trip is sorted. We will move across several locations during the tour
and rooms can vary between twin/triple shares to dorm accommodation.
Accommodation in the Philippines can be very simple but all of our hotels/hostels have been carefully
selected so they are in great locations and are clean and secure.

Our small intimate groups (16 max) are the perfect way to meet new people, make friends and share the experience.
After all, who wants to explore the Philippines alone?
Groups are made up of young, fun and adventurous travellers between the ages of 18-30’s from all over the world.

ARE YOU TRAVELING WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS?
Private group tours can be arranged, please contact us for more information.

Visa Info

The Philippines grants a 30-day visa-free entry to passport holders of most major countries including most EU nations as well as the US, Canada & Australia. If you want to check if you are eligible you can see the full list here: http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/consular/visa/important-visa-information/

Citizens of most countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to 30 days, provided they hold a valid return ticket.

Important information for this visa: 

For more Philippines VISA information, please access: https://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/visa

If you are unsure about your visa for the Philippines or require any assistance then don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at: [email protected]

Insurance

It is compulsory for all groupies to have travel insurance whilst traveling with Wanderlands Philippines. Travelling is all about adventure and experiencing the unknown, but unfortunately this can mean that some things don’t always go to plan from time to time. Whilst you are in the safe hands of your group leader from the moment you walk through arrivals to the end of the tour, planes can sometimes be delayed, luggage can go missing and accidents can happen. Your group leader will check your documents at the beginning of the tour to ensure you are correctly covered and you can travel with peace of mind. It is important your travel insurance covers you for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Missed flights
  • Luggage loss and theft
  • All activities included in the tour & anything you plan on doing during your stay in the Philippines - snorkeling, surfing, bungee jumps, sky dives etc.

If you haven’t got your insurance arranged yet, simply get in touch with us and we can help you arrange it. Call: (+61) 2 8541 6557 Email: [email protected]

The Philippines is an island paradise do don’t leave your swimming costume and some sun cream at home, but please be aware it can also rain and there are chances of storms, so please make sure you bring some clothing for all weathers.
Here is a checklist of the main things to bring when you travel:

Packing checklist:

  • Passport
  • Flight tickets
  • Credit cards and money
  • Padlock for your bag
  • Printed out copy of your travel insurance
  • Camera & charger
  • MP3 player/iPod
  • Phone & charger
  • International plug adapter
  • Beach wear and towel
  • A light rain jacket
  • Clean underwear
  • Comfortable trainers that you don’t mind getting dirty / reef shoes.

Where can I stay if I arrive before the start date?

You can stay at the hotel we use for the start of the tour. Manila - Twins/Double share. Red Planet Ermita. Malate, Manila. Roughly 1,508 PHP (Roughly AU$50- AU$60 to be paid locally once you check in.

Where can I purchase insurance?

Travel is all about adventure and the unknown, but that doesn’t mean you should be too risky. It is important that all Wanderlands Groupies are covered by travel insurance and because we have been doing this for a while, and know exactly the type of cover you will need, we recommend booking yours through World Nomads.

What are the room allocations?

The first two hotels are twin or double rooms. Double rooms come at no extra cost if you wish to share with whom you are travelling with. The third and fourth hotels will be twins, Doubles and triples in a room and the fifth is a brand new hostel and will have between 8-6 people in the room.

What if I wish to book a private room?

We can look into private rooms for you but it depends on the availability at each location.
A twin room upgrade in the hostel in Boracay is roughly 3000 PHP per night.

Is there Wi-Fi available in our hotels?

Yes, there is wifi in every hotel we stay but you can also buy a local sim card and have mobile data. This sim card can be purchased at the airport or in most convenience stores.

What kind of accommodation do we stay in?

We stay in 4 hotels and 1 hostel. They all have air conditioning and are clean, comfortable, good showers and tidy.

Are flights included in the price?

International flights aren’t included however we are happy to help you with advice on what flight you should get. All domestic flights are included.

Where does the tour finish?

Boracay

Where does the tour start?

Manila

Is airport pick up included?

Yes, airport pick up can be arranged free of charge for those arriving on the start date or 1 day before.

How to go from the airport to the hotel if I arrive 2 days prior the tour starts?

From the airport to the Hotel in Manila the cheapest way is to get a regular taxi from the airport, ask a security guard for help. If you are going to Red Planet it should cost you around 450PHP.

We can arrange airport pickup to Red Planet Ermita, it is $1,100 pesos, roughly, AU$30.

What meals are included?

Some breakfasts are included and a couple of lunches.

How do I book onward travel and when should I book flights?

In regards to booking flights after the tour, we suggest booking your onwards flight to leave from Manila after 6 pm local time. Then get a mid morning flight to leave from Boracay on the last day leaving you plenty of time to get to the airport from Boracay to Manila.

How much spending money will I need?

In relation to ‘how much money should I bring’ – It depends how much money you want to spend on food & drink etc. The majority of destinations that we go to will have ATMs around so you are able to take money out within the country. You may need to make your bank aware of your travels to make sure you are not overcharged for taking money out abroad.

How much should we expect to pay for food and drink?

Street food and fast food costs around AU$2-AU$5. Sit down meals in restaurant is around AU$6- AU$15. For drinks, beer cost as little as AU$1 in some bars but will be pricier at nicer bars, up to AU$5.

What are the sizes of groups? And roughly what age?

The size of our groups vary, but on average they range from around 8 – 16 people and have an array of ages from between 18-30+. Our tour encourages solo travellers as well as groups and couples so there is a mix of solo travellers, groups and couples on our tour.

How do I go about getting a visa?

The Philippines grants a 30-day visa-free entry to passport holders of most major countries including most EU nations as well as the US, Canada & Australia. If you want to check if you are eligible you can see the full list here: http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/consular/visa/important-visa-information/ Citizens of most countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to 30 days, provided they hold a valid return ticket.
Important information for this visa: 
- Your stay will not exceed 30 days;
- You hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination; and, - Your passport is valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay. If you wish to stay longer than 30 days in the Philippines then you can extend your visa by applying here: http://www.immigration.gov.ph/visa-requirements/non-immigrant-visa/temporary-visitor-visa/visa-waiver

How do I find out my outstanding amount to pay?

If have any queries about outstanding payments, send us an email and we will let you know of the amount you have left to pay. [email protected]

How do I get back to Manila?

The main way to get back to Manila is by flight.
There are two airports that are available. Caticlan and Kalibo.
Flights from Caticlan are more expensive compared to Kalibo but Caticlan will take about 1 – 1 ½ hours where Kalibo will take 2 ½ - 3 hours to get to.
Boracay to Caticlan is 1 1/2 hours and costs 50 - 60 pesos (includes boat to mainland and transport to airport)
Boracay to Kalibo is 2 1/2 hours and costs 100 - 120 pesos (includes boat to mainland and transport to airport)

After your 12 days with us exploring the Philippines the fun doesn’t have to stop there!
Our awesome team can assist you with any onward travel in the Philippines or South East Asia and can recommend all the awesome spots to head too next.
We can put together a tailor made trip just for you and the new friends you have met on your tour.
No matter what your budget or the amount of time you have, we will help you create the best experience possible.