With more than 7,000 islands, there’s a lot of ground to cover when it comes to having fun in the Philippines. From seeing its natural wonders to hopping from one beautiful beach to the next, you can get a head start if you’re one of the lucky winners to be declared the Funbassador of your country.
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Winning Funbassadors will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip for two to the internationally renowned beaches of Palawan, to the heritage sites and natural wonders of Bohol, and to the historic walled city of Manila. Find out what’s in store from these destinations:
Island hopping in Palawan
This Philippine province of 1,780 islands recently grabbed international travel headlines when it topped the World’s Best Islands list of US title Travel & Leisure this year. Palawan even beat the more popular party paradise of Boracay.
In Palawan, there are more stretches of white sandy beaches to discover and Funbassadors will get to experience a guided island hopping tour around Honda Bay. Just an hour out of the Palawan capital, Honda Bay is home to several islands where you can swim, snorkel, dig your toes into the creamy, soft sand, and enjoy an island lunch.
A trip to Palawan won’t be complete without heading off to the longest underground navigable river, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. In the past few years, with the tourist boom, it’s been very accessible and safe for tourists. Caving gets a different take as winners get a guided boat tour of this natural wonder of cave chambers and limestone formations.
Nature tripping in Bohol
From Palawan, winners will be flown to Bohol, an island province that boasts two of the country’s famous natural wonders. A guided tour will take you to the Chocolate Hills, where from an elevated deck one could see the bizarrely beautiful landscape of hundreds of limestone mounds that turn chocolate brown in the summer.
Another wonder of nature is the tarsier, one of the smallest primates in the world, which calls Bohol home. Funbassadors will get to see these shy, wide-eyed, nocturnal animals in their natural sanctuary.
And for some touristy fun, winners will hop on to the Loboc River Cruise for a buffet spread of local dishes, nature-tripping, music and traditional dances. (Find out more about Bohol, here)
History and shopping in Manila
Before flying back home, winning Funbassadors will get to spend a day exploring the historic sites of the Philippine capital and engaging in some serious retail therapy.
A city tour will be arranged to escort winners around Intramuros, the oldest district of Manila that was the seat of the Spanish government. Walk within its historic walls, from its fort to its churches, and see the Spanish colonial influences left behind.
Finally, Funbassadors don’t get to leave without experiencing the fun of shopping in one of Asia’s bargain hotspots. Head off to SM Mall of Asia, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, where its abundant number of stores can satisfy any shopping hunger for local souvenirs to bargains.
Be your country’s Funbassador and win the free trip to the Philippines. Join now! or send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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