The Philippines is a dreamy place filled with emerald rice fields, busy mega-cities, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, smouldering volcanoes, bug-eyed tarsiers, fuzzy water buffalo and smiling people.
The only thing standing between you and this paradise is a 15 hour flight. And with routes flying from a host of UK airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow - there is nothing stopping you.
The sheer variety of experiences available in the Philippines is enough to satisfy the most demanding traveller’s tastes thanks to its collection of over 7,000 islands.
From the volcanic landscapes of Luzon, to the spectacular rice terraces of Banaue and the countless paradise beaches dotted around the islands.
It really is a beach lovers paradise as there's an island to suit every taste, from marooned slicks of sand in the middle of the ocean to sprawling mega-islands like Luzon and Mindanao. Sun worshippers and divers should head straight to the Visayas, where island-hopping opportunities abound. More adventurous travellers can pitch a tent on a deserted stretch of coastline and experience the joys of Mother Nature in solitude. From kayaking to kiteboarding to canyoning to spelunking, the Philippines can capably raise any adrenaline junkie’s pulse. Divers have long been enamoured of the country’s underwater charms as freshwater pursuits include rafting and wakeboarding. Back on dry land - trekking can be done just about anywhere, while rock climbing is gaining popularity. And the Philippines is also, unofficially, the zipline capital of the world. So whatever you enjoy - there is enough here to get your pulse racing.