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The Philippines

Party of 9
Party of 9
loved their trip to The Philippines

We LOVED our itinerary, which was perfectly planned with enough excursions and downtime, which we appreciated. Our 18-day trip (with 9 travelers) was no small feat to plan, and Junji had everything planned out perfectly -- from all the transportation to all the accommodations we stayed at. We had told him that we wanted this to be a 'Trip of a Lifetime' for us, and it was! We visited Manila (stayed at the Discovery Primea, which was perfect for our family -- the pool was a big hit for the children), then traveled to my father's hometown in Infanta (Quezon province) and then back to Manila (with a stop for the afternoon at the Taal Lake on our way to Manila -- our driver JP Cruz was just wonderful and so kind to our family!). Then we traveled to Panglao to stay at the South Palms Resort, where Junji made arrangements with Fronie Remoreras and his daughter to spend a day on Pamilican Island (dolphin watching, snorkeling, exploring and having lunch) and another day to swim with the Whale Sharks and visit the Tumalog Waterfalls. They were very professional and attentive! Our transportation from Panglao Island to El Nido was perfectly arranged with a van to an ocean jet to a van to the airport, then a van from the El Nido airport to a boat ride to our hotel (El Nido Pangulasian Island). This was by far our favorite hotel of the whole stay! We loved it! We took advantage of the inclusive tours that the resort offered and enjoyed our stay at the Kalaw Villas. Then our trip to Boracay to stay at the Lind Hotel was also planned well. We were notified of a change in the flight departure time in advance, so we were prepared to leave earlier than originally planned. We also loved the Lind Hotel - such a 'different vibe' as Junji described. The beach and warm water were unbelievable as were the sunset views from our hotel. We also did a snorkeling and cliff jumping excursion while there and visited the main tourist area. Then our trip ended with another stay at the Discovery Primea Hotel in Makati, which was perfect! Everything was really well done, and we would highly recommend for any traveler to work with Junji in planning the perfect itinerary to suit any needs. Thank you for all you did to make our trip so memorable, Junji! We are forever grateful!
Trip Details
Travelled
As a family
On
22 November 2017
Trip type
Luxury

Trip customised with a local travel agent in the destination

Party of 9
Party of 9
11 December 2017
Best parts:
We loved how seamless everything was! We were able to truly relax and enjoy knowing all of our transportation and hotel needs were taken care of. We really appreciated that our agent, Junji Arias, was in constant contact with us and our hotels to check in with us and give us any updates on our flight information. Even when we had to make a change to a different hotel in Manila, Junji could not have been more accommodating and responsive. The customer service he provided was exceptional!
Worst parts:
Even when we had a change to our flight leaving Boracay to return to Manila, Junji stayed in contact with us and was able to resolve any flight issues we had. We were grateful for his attentiveness!
Junji
Agency's comment
Junji
Hi Beth. You are such a pleasure to work with it. I can not tell you this enough. You are the perfect example of how a traveller should be. Positive and exuding sunlight wherever you go.:) Which m...Hi Beth. You are such a pleasure to work with it. I can not tell you this enough. You are the perfect example of how a traveller should be. Positive and exuding sunlight wherever you go.:) Which made me work a little harder to make sure everything is perfect. To the point where your hotels where probably annoyed at me calling them repeatedly, to make sure everything is going well. You and your family are easily in my top 3 favorite clients in my 7 years doing this. Reminds me why I love creating dream holidays for people. It would be a dream to have you back in the Philippines and doing this for you all over again. It's too bad we were not able to meet in person. Hopefully, we will next time.:) Thank you so much for the perfect score. It's almost unfair...Bribing you with breathtaking sunsets, marvelous whitesand beaches and delicious food...works all the time.:p Till next time! Paalam!See more
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