Im currently planning an RTW starting in Feb 2012, for about 3-4 months of it were travelling through SE.Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, all the way through to singapore) all overland. We were currently considering maybe adding philippines to out itinerary?
Has anyone got any suggests of how expensive it would be to travel around philippines and if it was worth adding it? if so, how long would be a reasonable time to experiece part of it?
Any other S.E Asia countries recommended also will be considered, just generally looking for peoples views who have travelled SE.Asia before?
I've not really done any SE Asia travelling but my mum is from the phillipines so I have been a far fee times!!! It's really beautiful and cheap once your there, also it's very popular for people who like diving!! I'm not really sure how long you would need but there's lots of amazing islands and people are so friendly!!!
Hope this helps a little x
It's cheap, it's great and perhaps the most under visited area in SE Asia. I'd highly recommend it. It is a big place, but Cebu Pacific has great fares. We flew from Bangkok to Manilla for about $35 each way and flights inside the country when we were island hopping were less than $25 roundtrip.
Really cool area.
Hope that helps.
I would insert the philippines and burma into my itinerary and save less time for cambodia and malaysia. I personally did not like vietnam at all.
But where ever you go you will have a great time and you will probably change your route on the road many times anyways.
Have a nice trip!
The Philippines, tropical islands in Southeast Asia, is a land of fascinating cities and vast tracts of natural beauty.
It's worth watching
If you can skip Manila, skip it... fly to Cebu if you just wanted to see the islands.
Quoting Swept Away
If you can skip Manila, skip it...
I totally disagree with this, there are some great areas to visit in Manila, such as Intramuros and the Chinese Cemetery, among many other things!
Besides this, Manila is a perfect jumping off point for N-Luzon.
[ Edit: Edited on 11-Apr-2011, at 01:19 by Yvekes ]