Snorkeling in the Philippines

Philippines

With its dramatic natural wonders, the Philippines are ripe for discovery and Zegrahm Expeditions is eager to take you there. We see the best this region has to offer—as well as its secluded gems—on our travel and tours in the Philippines, exploring mangrove forests, extensive limestone caves and soaring volcanoes. As part of our Philippines cruise, we spend ample time undersea, getting to know the tiny pygmy seahorses, colorful nudibranchs, and graceful manta rays of the archipelago’s kaleidoscopic coral reefs. Our immersive adventure travel and tours in the Philippines brings us to traditional villages and remote island communities, where we’ll meet the friendly locals; to the geologically unique Chocolate Hills, which resemble those delightful chocolate kisses; and Sohoton Lagoon at Bucas Grande, labyrinthine water passages accessible only at low tide.

Upcoming Philippines Expeditions

  • Taroko National Park, Taiwan

    Asia's Subtropical Isles: Philippines, Taiwan & Japan

    March 11March 29, 2017

    Leave Asia’s skyscrapers and hectic pace behind for stunning beaches, fantastical caves, and primeval forests. The subtropical islands of the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan float like jewels upon the Pacific, offering precious treasures for adventurers to discover. 

Beyond the Destination

Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in the Philippines

  • Sandakan, Malaysia
    Field Report

    Journey through the Philippines 2016 Field Report

    May 17, 2016 | Field Report

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - Sandakan, Malaysia / Embark Caledonian Sky: Our morning in Sandakan began at the Sun Bear Sanctuary at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, built in 2014. The bears were active and we observed them playing with one another and climbing the trees around the viewing platform.

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    Taroko National Park, Taiwan
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    All In for Subtropical Asia

    May 2, 2016 | Blog Post

    Our expert field staff is getting psyched to set sail on our much-anticipated—and brand-new!—expedition to the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan. Here are a few reasons why they're so excited about visiting these isolated islands.

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    Alofi, Niue
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    The Coolest Islands You've Never Heard Of

    March 21, 2016 | Blog Post

    Given that Zegrahm guests tend to be some of the most curious and adventurous travelers on the planet, we are constantly challenged with creating ever unique, off-the-beaten path expeditions. Of course, that's a challenge we relish wholeheartedly, as evidenced by the ultra-remote islands we’re exploring across the South Pacific and Southeast Asia in 2017.

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  • Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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    What Surprised Me About the Philippines

    March 2, 2016 | Blog Post

    We expected the snorkeling and diving in the Philippines to be good. We knew the birding would be quality but extremely specialized, so we brought in a local ornithologist, Rommel Cruz, to make it work.

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    Kayaking in Antarctica
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    5 Places That Will Get Your Heart Pumping in 2016

    February 22, 2016 | Blog Post

    Zegrahm travelers are some of the most adventurous on the planet. Those looking for a spine-tingling, life-changing experience this year will discover it in our new guide, Top 5 Destinations for Adventure in 2016.

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    Warm Welcomes in the Philippines
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    It's More Fun in the Philippines

    August 21, 2015 | Blog Post

    Earlier this year, we embarked on a brand-new journey to the Philippines. It was one of my absolute favorite trips so far and I can’t wait to return in 2016! To get you as excited as I am, here are my top 10 favorite experiences from the Philippines:

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  • Palawan Peacock-Pheasant
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    The Philippines: Where Natural Wonders Abound...

    July 2, 2015 | Blog Post

    The words, “It’s more fun in the Philippines!”, echoed in song across the landing beach during our first stop on the 2015 Zegrahm Philippines trip. We came ashore to find a welcome ceremony more intricate and heart-felt that any we could have imagined.

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    Coron, Philippines
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    Photos from 2015 Philippines

    June 24, 2015 | Photo Gallery

    We visited the Philippines earlier in 2015 and we already can't wait to return in 2016! Enjoy a collection of some of our favorite images from our adventures through the islands, including curious wildlife, stunning landscapes, and the exceptionally friendly Filipinos.

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    Sandakan, Malaysia
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    Philippines 2015 Field Report

    May 15, 2015 | Field Report

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - Sandakan, Malaysia / Embark Caledonian Sky: We all converged in the city of Sandakan from distant reaches of the planet for the same reason—to embark on an expedition to experience the culture, wildlife, and landscapes of the Philippines.

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    Announcing Our 2015 Expedition Line-Up

    January 9, 2014 | Blog Post

    We are thrilled to announce our 2015 expedition line-up! Our founders, field directors, and program managers have crafted 39 unique adventures for the 2015 season, with itineraries spanning all seven continents.

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    Mangrove near Aldabra Atoll
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    The Amazing Mangrove

    April 19, 2006 | Blog Post

    What plant appears to walk out and over water, grows its roots upward to "breathe," has seeds that germinate before they fall, eliminates salt from its pores, and serves as a nursery for baby tropical fish?

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    Chocolate Hills, Bohol Island
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    Islands of Diversity: The Philippines

    October 20, 1999 | Blog Post

    Shaped by geological and historical influences, the Philippines of yesterday and today came to life for us in a beautiful tapestry of natural wonders, fascinating people and diverse activities. This island nation is divided into three main geographic regions: Luzon in the north, the central Visayan Islands, and Mindanao in the south. Each region has a distinct character.

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

Interested in a personalized adventure to this region? Visit our Private Travel page to read about the unique journeys our Private Travel team can create, then request a customized itinerary of your own.