You’ll pass through Tongue in Scotland at some point on your trip along the north coast. It’s unavoidable. Tongue is a pleasant enough place but is certainly no sprawling metropolis – just like a lot of the towns on the NC500 route. Despite that, it’s still a useful place to pick up some supplies or find a comfy bed for the night.
The scuba diving around Apo Island is up there with the very best. Yes, that tiny little bump you can see from your Siquijor sunset is an incredibly special place to visit, and it certainly packs a punch.
Famed for its outstanding coral and thriving sea life, Apo Island is a must-visit for anybody scuba diving on their Filipino trip. Even if you’ve never tried it before, the diving (and even the snorkelling) on Apo Island is too good to ignore.
Although accommodation is limited, wifi is non-existent, electricity barely runs, and provisions are scarce, this little lump of land is a cracker. The views, the sunsets and the peace that come with island life were a highlight for us. And we haven’t even mentioned the hundreds of turtles you’re 100% guaranteed to see.
Our Guide to Apo Island Diving will sort you out with everything you need to know.
Caverna de Umajalanta is one of Torotoro’s most popular tours. And rightly so. With a landscape as dramatic as Torotoro National Park, it would be a miracle if there weren’t caves to explore. The biggest and best one is seen on the Caverna de Umajalanta tour: a series of underground tunnels and caves stretching for kilometres. Grab your headlamp and your scruffiest clothes – this is a cracking and full-on half-day tour in Torotoro National Park.
A tour of La Ciudad de Itas in Toro Toro requires a wild drive out to the north of the National Park on dusty, swirling roads. Since you’re in Bolivia, there’s a fair chance the van will break down. The roads are bumpy. You’ll gasp for oxygen at 3,800, but the views, sights and incredible natural formations make this a brilliant half-day tour.
El Vergel, a memorable waterfall deep in Bolivia, is a highlight of any visit to Torotoro National Park. On this half-day tour, you’ll see far more than just the picturesque El Vergel waterfall.
After the magnificent miradors you’ll drop down to the pools for a swim – it’s a refreshing dip after a hike in the high Bolivian heat. But don’t forget the 900-step walk back up!
To reach Torotoro National Park, Bolivia, you first need to decide whether it’s worth braving the minivan journey (for now) from Cochabamba. It’s certainly a diversion, regardless of the Bolivia itinerary you’re working on, but Torotoro is worth your time.
The closest city, Cochabamba, isn’t often visited and there’s not exactly a plethora of information but we promise you: Torotoro National Park is absolutely worth the hassle. Read more “WIT: Torotoro Bolivia – Why You Need to Visit Now”
The conflict on Isla del Sol makes for a delicate situation. In 2017, strained internal politics and growing community tensions on the sleepy Bolivian island boiled over. The north of Isla del Sol was shunned and, according to many in nearby Copacabana, getting there today is still impossible.
However, if you follow our simple tips and tricks you can spend an easy and enjoyable few days in the north. Despite what everybody says.
Planning your Bohol itinerary can be tough. There are so many things to do in Bohol, an island which is gradually making its mark as an eco-tourism paradise. It’s easy to see why it ticks all the boxes. Jungle adventure? Aye. White sand beaches? Cracking nightlife in Panglao? You’ll find all of these things to do on our Bohol Itinerary Guide and more.
I’ve followed his instructions and quickly swim 20 meters away from the boat. I don’t see the point. The water’s crystal clear – this won’t leave much to the imagination. I’m in another rabid rush as round two approaches. At least I can breathe here, I think. Not a bad view for it too.
Our Siquijor itinerary will help you make the most of your time on this magical island. Though Filipinos will swerve Siquijor for fear of witches, spells and sorcery, the only thing you’ll need to worry about are the white-sand bays and gorgeous scenery.
In fact, the island’s history of mysticism has become a tourist attraction in itself – it’s possible to meet healers and shamans here, and visit the locations where rituals have supposedly been performed.