Holiday Packages in Manila, Philippines
If you’re looking to explore somewhere full of history, unique culture, and natural beauty, Manila could be the place for you. Manila is the capital and largest city in the Philippines and offers a different experience to other cities within Southeast Asia. Through history, Manila has been strongly influenced by Spanish culture, giving the city a unique feel. As well as history, Manila is a popular destination for nightlife. From Manila, there are more than 7,000 islands to explore within the Philippines where you can experiences some of the best snorkelling and diving in the world.
In order to make the most of your travel budget for the Philippines, bundle together your flights and hotel to save up to hundreds of dollars. Booking a Manila holiday package with Webjet will also save you time, allowing you to focus on the fun activities you want to do in the Philippines. Purchasing Manila accommodation and flight packages is perfect for families or couples who are hoping to visit the Philippines.
Flying to Manila
Manila is home to one airport, which is the gateway to the Philippines for international visitors. Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) is located 7 kilometres (4.3 miles) from the city centre. Once you land, there are plenty of quick and affordable options to reach your hotel in the city.
Travelling from New Zealand, direct flights are available from Auckland, which will get you to Manila in about 10 hours 30 minutes. Travelling from other cities, you will have at least one stopover. You can catch flights from New Zealand to the Philippines on several airlines, including Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, and Cathay Pacific.
Where to Stay in Manila
Across central Manila, there are a variety of accommodations on offer. The Philippines are an extremely affordable destination for travellers from New Zealand, giving you the opportunity to upgrade and experience some luxury without having to spend too much.
Riviera Mansion Hotel
The Riviera Mansion Hotel offers a variety of room sizes to meet the needs of all different travellers. Room rates start at $64 NZD, making it a great option for budget travellers. There is a restaurant on-site, and 24-hour room service is available. The hotel is centrally located with easy access to Manila Bay.
The Tropicana Suites offer comfort as well as a great location. It is located within the Malate neighbourhood of Manila, which is a hub for business and culture in the city. 100 guests rooms are spread across 9 storeys and offer a modern style with some Philippine flair. While staying at the Tropicana Suites, you’ll have access to a swimming pool, fitness centre, and room service.
Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila
The Citadines Millennium Ortigas is located with the city’s Ortigas Centre, which is one of Manila’s business hubs. Within easy access to the hotel, you’ll find restaurants, shopping, entertainment options, and transport into the city centre. Hotel rooms are set up like apartments, making you feel right at home in Manila. Hotel amenities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, and a guest lounge.
Things to do in Manila
Manila is an exciting and diverse city that has a lot to offer visitors. Within Manila, there is lots of history, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. The majority of visitors to the Philippines fly in and out of Manila, making it a great place to experience before heading out to the tropical Philippines.
Intramuros is a walled city within Manila and is the city’s oldest district. Intramuros dates back to the Spanish Colonial Era and is one of the only spots where you can still see Spanish architecture in Manila. While visiting Intramuros, be sure to visit Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, a set of dungeons, and a great view of the Manila skyline.
National Museum of the Philippines
The best place to learn more about the history and culture of Manila and the country is at the National Museum of the Philippines. The museum is free to enter and is full of interesting exhibits. Within the museum, you can view collections about Philippine art, archaeology, and natural history. Visiting the National Museum is a great way to start your holiday in the Philippines.
Manila is centred on the large Manila Bay, which is a stunning spot to see. Take a walk along the shores of Manila Bay during the day, and be sure to catch the sunset at least once during your visit to the city. Visit Manila Bay at night to experience a lively atmosphere and open-air restaurants lining the street.
Island Hop Around the Philippines
Once you have spent some time in the capital, be sure to get out of the city as well. While Manila is beautiful, the most famous spots around the Philippines are located outside of the city. Manila is located on Luzon, which is the largest island in the country. Outside of Luzon, there are more than 7,000 other islands to explore, each offering something different. Some of the most popular Philippine islands to visit are Boracay and Palawan, which are both home to amazing beaches, caves and caverns, and some of the most incredible coral reefs in the country.